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Daily Archives: 20th December 2019

#Breaking: Police Use Water Cannon Against Women Protesters at Dariyaganj

The violence near Delhi Gate came towards the end of a largely peaceful demonstration held in the area through the day.

India’s ‘export hub’ dream needs new reforms says Gita Gopinath

"GST, which has been very important for formalizing the Indian economy, but again there... certainly more needs to be done on what the rules are, what the rates are going to be..." said IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath. She observed that India has not been able to utilize the opportunity to join the global supply chain during the change in international trade dynamics in recent times.

Congress delegation detained at Manguluru airport

"Our party leaders, who had gone to see the situation, have been detained in Manguluru Airport. I condemn this act to silence us," said former Karnataka Chief Minister and top Congress leader Siddaramaiah.

Amid anti-CAA protests, BJP deletes its tweet on NRC

Congress leader Gaurav Gogoi tweeted five days ago: "Home Minister Amit Shah has stated in his press conference in West Bengal that CAB and NRC go hand-in-hand, Chronologically the first CAB for refugees and then NRC for infiltrators. BJP leaders have expressed that those excluded from final NRC will lose their voting rights."

Anand Mahindra to exit as M&M Exec. Chairman on March-end 2020

The company also informed about the re-designating of M&M Managing Director Pawan Kumar Goenka as 'Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer' with effect from April next year, "till the end of his current term up to November 11, 2020."

Protest march against CAA stopped at Delhi Gate

According to Delhi Police officials, a large posse of security forces was deployed at the Delhi Gate, near the Bahadur Zafar Shah Marg, and barricades were installed at Daryaganj Chowk, around a kilometer away towards the Jama Masjid.

Shreeram Lagoo cremated with full state honours

Draped in the National Tricolour, Lagoo's mortal remains, encased in a glass casket, were later brought to the open ground outside the Balgandharva Rangmandir where the Maharashtra Police accorded a 21-gun salute to the acting legend.

Bhim Army chief joins stir at Jama Masjid, then disappears

Dressed in a white shirt, Chandrasekhar stayed at Jama Masjid for over 15 minutes and then led the march towards the Mandi House, making thousands of supporters to follow.

Messaging apps that work even during Internet shutdown

Firechat, Bridgefy and Signal Offline Messenger are some of these apps that have gained traction after Internet shutdowns cut access to the more popular messaging platforms such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, among others.

CAA should be withdrawn says Oommen Chandy

"The BJP-led NDA government has failed on all fronts and hence to divert the attention of their failures, they are going forward with their party agenda. The CAA should be withdrawn," said Chandy.

Ex Minister Thomas Chandy passes away

Chandy was the state president of his party. He was suffering from cancer and was being treated at a private hospital here when he breathed his last, a party official said.

Khan govt, Army at loggerheads with judiciary in Pakistan

In a series of tweets, Chaudhry said the Army was being "targeted under a specific strategy" to "divide and weaken it".

Court reserves order on Sengar’s sentence

Terming the Unnao victim's case "an extraordinary one", where the court has to "consider her continued suffering", the CBI's Additional Special Public Prosecutor on the previous date of hearing had asked for maximum punishment to be awarded to expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, who was convicted on Monday for the rape of a minor in 2017.

Earth’s inner core could be covered by iron ‘snow’

The study proposes the iron snow-capped core as an explanation for these aberrations.

‘NRC to be smooth, no Indian to be deprived of citizenship’

Speaking to the media, he also said that the people coming to India were part of it before Bangladesh and Pakistan were separated.

Sensex tops 41,800, hits new high

The BSE Sensex opened over 100 points higher.

MPs to vote on Johnson’s Brexit deal on Friday

The Bill would also ban the government from extending the transition period, where the UK is out of the EU but follows many of its rules, past 2020.

AAP starts 2020 poll campaign with new slogan

The party is gearing up for the elections as the tenure of Kejriwal as Chief Minister is ending in February 2020.

Russia plans to file appeal against Olympic doping ban

Alexandr Ivlev, head of the Rusada supervisory board, told the local press: "We have made the decision not to accept the decision."

12 districts report protests on CAA, NRC in Madhya Pradesh

Demonstrations swept through a dozen districts as the Congress-ruled state joined the nationwide agitation against the Centre's twin controversial measures, the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).

Several UP cities face internet shutdown

The cities that are facing a complete internet shutdown include Lucknow, Bareilly, Aligarh, Ghaziabad, Prayagraj, Sambhal, Meerut, Mau, and Kanpur.