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Daily Archives: 30th December 2019

Bipin Rawat named India’s first Chief of Defence Staff, Here is what you may...

The long wait and the longer debate has come to an end with this unilateral decision. What remains to be seen is indeed the larger consequences of the decision. 

Youth Cong to hold silent march against ‘suppression of voice’

"This is a symbolic protest with protesters wearing masks making a strong satirical remark against the dictatorship of the Modi government," the Youth Congress said in a statement.

Son shines in Thackeray cabinet, Ajit Pawar as Deputy Cheif Minister

Welcoming the expansion, the ruling allies Shiv Sena, NCP, and Congress leaders termed it as a "well-balanced" exercise by Thackeray giving appropriate representation to all sections, communities, and regions in the state.

Fog at IGI forces 20 flights’ diversion, cancellations

"The low visibility conditions lasted from 6 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. during which 20 flights were diverted and 4 were canceled. Landings and take-offs continued using the CAT IIIB Instrument landing system during the period," sources said.

HRD Minister warns protesting students, won’t tolerate varsities becoming political hubs

Selectively keeping silent about the discrimination imbibed within the law, Pokhriyal said that there was equality for every citizen in the country irrespective of religion.

25 die in US attack on Iranian-backed militia in Iraq

"The death toll from the brutal attack on the headquarters of the Brigade 45th and 46th has reached 25, with 51 others injured," said the head of PMF directorate Jawad al-Rubaie.

CBI raids 13 places in J&K, NCR in arm licence case

Multiple CBI teams carried out the raids at the residential premises of one former Deputy Commissioner and seven former District Magistrates deputed in different districts of Jammu & Kashmir for their alleged involvement in giving nod to the arms licenses.

Increase of 5,188 sq kms in India’s forest, tree cover

Under the current assessment the total carbon stock in the country's forest is estimated at 7,124.6 million tonnes and there an increase of 42.6 million tonnes in the carbon stock of country as compared to the last assessment of 2017, Union Minister for Environment and Forests Prakash Javadekar said.

NRC in Assam: Digital mode to track excluded migrants

Assam Additional Chief Secretary (Home, Political) Kumar Sanjay Krishna told in response to a state government proposal, has approved a Rs 99 crore e-FT scheme to introduce a "biometric-based real-time" tracking system for suspected illegal immigrants identified through the NRC.

Indian Navy bans smartphones, social media on bases, ships

"All social networking platforms including Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and other messengers from here on now will not be allowed at the naval bases and ships," said a senior Indian Navy officer.

Indian-Americans stage anti-CAA protests

The protest on Saturday in front of the iconic Mahatma Gandhi statue across the Embassy was organized by a group of Indian-Americans from the area. The roughly 150 people that protested in Washington included many students and young professionals.

7,000 security personnel deployed in Bengaluru on NYE

Heavy police deployment, CCTVs, and drones were being installed in the city's central business district, especially on M.G. Road and Brigade Road to monitor thousands of revelers ushering in the New Year happily and peacefully.

Hockey India announces Coaching Education Pathway 2020

A simplified education structure consists of a combination of web-based modules and face-to-face interactive courses, underpinned by a competency-based assessment process, which helps the coaches in progressing to higher levels.

Amitabh Bachchan receives Dadasaheb Phalke Award

The government award is India's highest honor given in the field of cinematic art. Amitabh has been honored with the award for inspiring generations with his diverse work.

Anti-government protests cripple oil field in Iraq

Oil ministry spokesman Assem Jihad said in a statement on Facebook the government had temporarily suspended production of the Nassiriya oil field, which produces over 80,000 barrels a day.

“American cancer’ of religious violence rocks nation

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared the attack on the Jews on Saturday night as an act of "domestic terrorism," the outcome of an "American cancer".

Won’t tolerate political disruptions in varsities says HRD Minister

According to the minister, "anyone is free to take part in political activities, but colleges and universities should be kept out of the ambit of such activities".