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Daily Archives: 26th December 2019

2 Pak soldiers killed in LoC ceasefire violations

However, there is no official confirmation in New Delhi about the claims Ghafoor made about Indian soldiers killed in the cross-firing.

VHP’s governing council to meet in January on Ram temple

A meeting to form Ram Mandir Trust to be held in Mangalore on December 27 will also decide the agenda for the January 20 meeting at Prayagraj.

Mamata warns BJP not to use state repression

"She said the agitation for protecting one's rights will continue, even if "one has to give one's life for that."

NPR in a new avatar invades right to privacy says Congress

Congress spokesperson Ajay Maken said if the government does not bring in the NPR form that was introduced during the UPA regime, the Congress will oppose the whole exercise.

PUDR fact finding team says 2 attacks on Jamia protesters

The PUDR report said, "that ahead of December 15 the police stopped the protesters on 13th and lathi-charged and tear-gassed them while they were trying to march towards Parliament."

Cong, BJP slam Arundhati Roy over her remarks on NPR

"What nonsense is Arundhati Roy speaking! It's one thing to ask people to refuse to participate in the NPR, but to ask them to give out incorrect details is completely wrong. Who does she think she is! We don't need unsolicited advice from someone who insults our Indian Army," Congress media panelist Shama Mohamed said in a tweet.

29% Indians feel women’s safety should be focus in 2020

The survey from YouGov also revealed that less than half of this number feel the economic condition (12 percent) and job market (11 percent) should receive attention in the New Year.

It’s sunny but freezing in Himachal

Besides Shimla, other popular destinations like Kufri, Narkanda, Kasauli, Dalhousie, and Manali too were totally devoid of the snow cover.

PM of RSS lying to nation says Rahul on detention camp in Assam

In a tweet, the Congress MP from Kerala's Wayanad said: "The Prime Minister of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) is lying to the nation." He also used the hashtag #JhootJhootJhoot that means "lie, lie, lie".

Petrol, diesel prices hiked

In Delhi, petrol prices climbed to Rs 74.68 a liter as against Rs 74.63 a liter on Wednesday while diesel price rose to Rs 67.09 a liter as compared to Rs 66.99 a liter.

‘Extreme heat’ to hit Australia’s south-east

On December 17, Australia averaged 40.9 degrees, beating a January 7, 2013 record of 40.3 degrees. The next day, the bar was raised a full degree higher, at 41.9 degrees, stunning climate scientists by the size of the margin.

Shah’s rally in Shimla on Friday may hit tourists

Shah's visit to the hill station is scheduled to celebrate BJP's second-year stint in the state led by Jai Ram Thakur.

PLA digging tunnels near disputed mountain spur in Ladakh

The PLA has set up tents and has constructed underground tunnels and is constructing more tunnels at the disputed Finger 8 mountain spur near the Pangong Tso region, a source said.

No discussion on NRC a tactical retreat by Modi says Kishor

"Government could wait till Supreme Court judgment on CAA. A favorable court order and the whole process will be back," Kishor said.

Solar Eclipse: Despite cloud cover in Delhi, PM’s moment with the Sun

People of Delhi woke up to thick fog looming over the city with visibility of about 700 meters at 8.30 a.m. which deprived them of a glimpse of the solar eclipse.

BBL: Steyn, Coulter-Nile named in Melbourne Stars squad

The Stars have won their first two games and will be looking for their third win when they take on the Strikers at the Metricon Stadium on Friday night.

25 Delhi-bound trains delayed to fog in north India

25 trains were running late by over two hours to six-and-a-half hours. Rewa-Anand Vihar Express was delayed by over six hours and 30 minutes followed by Katihar-Amritsar Express, which was running behind schedule by over four hours and 30 minutes while the Brahmaputra Express was delayed by over four hours and 35 minutes.

Steve Smith enters Australia’s top 10 Test run-scorers

"The indications are he's going to finish his career in the very top bracket of batsmen through the history of the game," said Steve Smith.

Cold wave continues in Delhi, mercury drops to 5.8 degree C

"Delhi so far has recorded the longest and extremely cold spell in December month, since 1997," the India Meteorological Department said.

Fog covers partial solar eclipse in Delhi

According to scientists, the solar eclipse will be fully visible only in the southern states of India from 8.17 a.m. and will last till 10.57 a.m. in Delhi.

US military eyes information warfare to defend 2020 election

The possible targets will not include Russian President Vladimir Putin, said the officials, adding that it would be considered too provocative.

Verdict in Behmai massacre case likely on Jan 6

Phoolan, with the help of four dacoit gangs led by Ram Avtar, Mustaqeem, Ramkesh, and Lallu had raided the Behmai village on the Yamuna banks and lined up 20 Thakurs and shot them dead.

AIMPLB wants Muslims to be included in CAA

Maulana said: "The CAA is not right for the country and the community. Because of this Act, the country is witnessing disturbances. Keeping Muslims out of its ambit amounts to damaging the secular nature of India".

Clouds ‘eclipse’ celestial event in Mumbai

The rare celestial spectacle will start at 8.04 a.m. and continue for around 3 hrs.

Tribals demand separate religion in Jharkhand

It will be interesting to see whether Jharkhand Mukti Morcha-led new state government implements the Sarna Code in the state or not.