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Daily Archives: 24th December 2019

Union Cabinet approves National Population Register

Union minister Prakash Javadekar said, "No proof to be given to anyone during the process. Whatever you will say would be correct."

C’garh minister Singhdeo observer for J’khand CLP meet

Congress has won 16 seats in the Jharkhand Assembly polls as the party gained a majority in the state with the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha and RJD alliance.

India networking market declines 30.6% in Q3, Cisco leads

According to the market research firm, Cisco leads the router market with a 63.1 percent market share, followed by Nokia and Juniper.

Rahul, Priyanka turned back from Meerut

Rahul Gandhi told reporters that they had not been shown any order but were asked to go back. "We told the police that only three of us would go but they did not agree," he said. Rahul and Priyanka were accompanied by former Member of Parliament Pramod Tiwari.

High level meeting in MHA to review J&K security

The meeting, which started around 1 p.m., was held to review the security status in Jammu and Kashmir and to prepare a roadmap to keep the region peaceful.

Record prize money of AUD 71 mn for 2020 Australian Open

Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley said the increase was another important step in continuing to invest in the playing group.

No white Christmas in Shimla this year too!

Deforestation and pollution are blamed for the change in Shimla's climatic conditions, says a study by the India Meteorological Department.

Dhoni named captain of CA’s ODI team of the decade

The wicketkeeper-batsman holds all the records which one can ask for as a captain of an international team. He is the only international captain to have won an ICC 50-over World Cup, T20 World Cup, and Champions Trophy.

‘Chhapaak’ taken to Bombay HC over writing credit

Bharti, the petitioner, has now approached the Bombay High Court and has said that he should be given his due credit as one of the writers of the film, which was idea/script for a movie tentatively titled as "Black Day", and got it registered with the Indian Motion Pictures Producers' Association (IMPPA) in February 2015. based on the life of Laxmi Agarwal, an acid attack survivor.

Indians can’t use Microsoft Cortana mobile app from Jan 31

On January 31, 2020, Microsoft will end support for the Cortana app in India, Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Mexico, Spain, and the UK.

Delhi shivers at 5 degree Celsius

The India Meteorological Department said the day will remain cold and the conditions will further deteriorate as "severe cold" was expected at Christmas.

‘If CAA not related to religion, why not include Muslims?’ asked BJP Vice President...

"If CAA, 2019 is not related to any religion why are we stating - Hindu, Sikh, Buddhists, Christians, Parsis, and Jains only! Why not include Muslims as well? Let's be transparent," Chandra Kumar Bose, BJP Vice President for West Bengal tweeted.

Mayawati appeals Centre to clear doubts on CAA, NRC

In a series of tweets in Hindi, Mayawati said, "BSP demands that the central government should remove all the apprehensions about the CAA and the NRC, especially of the Muslims. It will be better if people are fully satisfied."

Ready for scrutiny, have nothing to hide: Kejriwal

His comments came in response to a tweet from a journalist who claimed that as the Delhi Assembly elections were approaching, pressure has been mounted on the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to initiate a fresh probe against the Aam Aadmi Party government.

IAS aspirant among those killed in anti-CAA stir in UP

While the UP DGP O.P. Singh maintains that 'not a single bullet was fired' during the unrest, the Bijnor police for the first time has admitted to having opened fire in self-defense during the protests.

Popular chat app ToTok is secret UAE spying tool

An investigation by NYT found that the firm behind ToTok is known as Breej Holding which is a front firm affiliated with DarkMatter, a Abu Dhabi-based cyberintelligence and hacking firm.

Internet shutdown extended in Lucknow

In a late-night decision on Monday, District Magistrate Abhishek Prakash said the shutdown was being extended for another two days. The shutdown has been extended just ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Lucknow on Wednesday.

Stagflation slayer: GST cuts, trade pacts to stifle inflation

Economists have said that India is facing Stagflation -- an economic trend marked by rising inflation and falling GDP growth.

Saudi trial over Khashoggi ‘important step’: US official

"Today's verdicts were an important step in holding those responsible for the terrible crime accountable," the official said on the condition of anonymity on Monday.

Delhi citizens’ body seeks leaders’ accountability on pollution

The manifesto, titled Citizens Green Manifesto for a Smart and Sustainable Delhi, has been prepared by URJA in consultation with a committee of experts on issues ranging from subjects like air pollution, transport and mobility, urban design, water supply and rejuvenation of water bodies to solid waste management and public health.

Jio offers 1-year ‘unlimited services’ for Rs 2020

For the same amount Rs 2,020, one can also buy a JioPhone and one year of "unlimited services" which include unlimited voice calls and SMS, besides 0.5 GB data per day.

Boeing CEO Muilenburg steps down amid 737 MAX crisis

CEO Dennis Muilenburg has resigned from his position and current Chairman David Calhoun has been named by the Board of Directors as his successor, the US aircraft manufacturer said.

CAA: AAP MLA booked in Ghaziabad

"A case has been registered against the MLA under six different sections. A section of Information Technology (Amendment) Act 2008 has also been added to it," Sudhir Kumar Singh, Senior Superintendent of Police.

JU students block Governor’s car, show black flags

The leftist students and the Trinamool Congress-affiliated staff association did not allow Dhankhar to alight from the car for around a quarter of an hour.

Kohli named captain of CA’s Test XI of the decade

Kohli would bat lower down the order in this XI with his regular number three position taken up by New Zealand captain Kane Williamson.