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Daily Archives: 19th December 2019

Delhi HC rejects Nirbhaya case convict’s juvenile plea

The petitioner stated that no ossification test was conducted by the investigating officers and claimed that the juvenility claim could be raised at any time, even after the final disposal of the case.

450 tear gas shells fired: Jaising to HC in Jamia hearing

This is the most significant attack on the students since Independence, lawyers said as an appeal was made to the Solicitor General to become amicus curiae.

Sturgeon calls for powers to hold independence referendum

Sturgeon said a document with her case supporting a referendum and draft legislation would be sent to Downing Street on Thursday.

‘India should cut reliance on rice for sustainable food supply’

When the Green Revolution came to India, it brought with it an emphasis on high-yielding varieties of rice and wheat, which allowed India to triple its cereal production over the past 50 years.

KL Rahul’s gesture triggers meme fest on Twitter

His fans had funny takes on the intriguing gesture of Rahul, who hit 102 runs off 104 balls.

Diesel prices rise after 9 days, petrol stable

Diesel has become costlier by 15 paise per litre in Delhi and Kolkata, and 16 paise per litre in Mumbai and Chennai.

Jailed Catalan leader entitled to immunity: EU court

On October 14, Junqueras was found guilty of sedition and misuse of public funds and sentenced to 13 years. He was also banned from holding public office for another 13 years.

CM launches WiFi hotspots as Delhi faces internet shutdown

While Kejriwal launched the scheme at ITO bus stand, his deputy Manish Sisodia launched the scheme at the Vishwavidyalaya Metro station.

No need of CAA currently: Kejriwal

On the city facing several protests against the Act, Kejriwal said not just Delhi but the entire nation is facing law and order situation.

‘US cares about minorities, our stand same for India’: Mike Pompeo

India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh were also present. 

Racism prevalent in UK armed forces: Report

The BBC has interviewed one former soldier whose complaint of racism was at first dismissed by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) but then upheld by the ombudsman.

CAA-NRC Protests Live; Several Detained in Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad

Updates of CAA-NRC Nationwide Protests

CAA-NRC Protests; Ramachandra Guha detained in Bengaluru

"Are we a colonial regime? British Raj used Section 144 to suppress Gandhiji’s movement. I feel sorry for the police that masters in Delhi have to give them these orders," Guha said at the protest. 

Mobile, Internet, SMS services shut in parts of Delhi

Department of Telecom sources said they would not share details on this as it is sensitive information to law and order.

Bayern beat resilient Freiburg 3-1 in Bundesliga

The defending champions were not done with the scoring and added another goal to their lead as Gnabry tapped own his own rebound three minutes later.

73% cyber attacks occur on Microsoft Office products: Report

According to information gathered by PreciseSecurity.com, other exploited applications by cybercriminals included browsers and operating systems, among others.

CAA-NRC Protests: Over a Hundred Students of UoH Detained

The bus in which the students were travelling to the Exhibition ground in Nampally was stopped mid-way by Telangana police. 

Sensex in the red, Nifty holds 12,203

The Nifty was down by 17.90 points to 12,203.75.

China to exempt additional tariffs on more US products

The remaining US products subject to China's first round of additional tariffs will not be excluded for the time being.

Protestors heading for anti-CAA rally detained in Hyderabad

The Left parties and various Muslim organisations have called for a rally from the Exhibition Grounds to State Legislative Assembly building. Police, however, denied permission for the same.

Agra schools closed till Sunday due to cold wave

The maximum temperature here on Wednesday was 17.2 degrees celsius while the minimum was 9.2. But the foggy conditions Thursday morning sent shivers forcing people to stay indoors.

Wasim Jaffer appointed Kings XI Punjab batting coach

No official announcement has been made by the franchise with regards to his appointment. However, his job profile as "batting coach" is on display on the website of the Punjab-based franchise.

British hacker who stole data from US firms extradited

US authorities believe Wyatt was one of the many TDO members who, since 2016, have been hacking US companies, stealing their data, and asking for huge ransoms.

Farhan Akhtar broke law by inviting people to rally: Top cop

Senior IPS officer Sandeep Mittal accused Farhan of breaking the law.

TRAI paper on floor prices could lead to tariff hikes

Citigroup said in a research note that the introduction of floor tariffs is likely to be perceived as positive as it could potentially open up room for further tariff hikes.

Special court verdict based on personal vendetta: Musharraf

Musharraf said on Wednesday that he heard the verdict against him given by the special court on television, adding said that there wasn't an example of a similar case to the one against him where neither the defendant nor his lawyers were given a chance to present their arguments.

CAA, NRC leave awkward footprint on Goa Art festival

One of the exhibits which were found itself out of bounds on Day 4 of the festival which began on December 15, involves the visual depiction of Miyah verse, a unique contemporary Assamese genre of poetry which captures the angst of discrimination towards Assamese Muslims.