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Daily Archives: 3rd January 2020

World cannot afford another Gulf war, says UN chief

"The Secretary-General has consistently advocated for de-escalation in the Gulf. He is deeply concerned with the recent escalation," his spokesman Farhan Haq said, the BBC reported.

Rape victim’s mom urges Kejriwal to take action against AAP leader

The teenage girl committed suicide on September 20 last year after allegedly being raped and blackmailed by a youth, who was the nephew of AAP leader Dayanand Chandela. The youth also had some of her inappropriate videos.

Climate change: Madagascar’s rain-forest habitat under threat

The activities have destroyed much of the land cover that provides habitat for a variety of unique animals, including currently endangered varieties of lemurs, said the study published in the journal Nature Climate Change.

Enforcement Directorate grills Chidambaram for 6 hrs in Air India deal case

This is the first time the ED has questioned the senior Congress leader in the Air India deal case.

I-League: TRAU FC look to get house in order against Punjab

TRAU has had a tough awakening on their I-League debut, as they remain rooted to the bottom of the table after four fixtures.

More large firms to opt for co-working spaces in 2020

There are currently more than 200 coworking players operating across India, with the top seven players in this space alone having more than 350 centers across multiple cities in the country.

US embassy in Baghdad urges American citizens to leave

US citizens should depart via airline while possible, and failing that, to other countries via land.

AP appoints women officials to implement Disha Act

Kritika Shukla (IAS) and M. Deepika (IPS) have been given the responsibility of implementing the Act which was cleared by the state's legislative Assembly recently.

US attack kills Iranian General, Khamenei vows revenge

The IRGC said that Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the second-in-command of the Hashd Shaabi or the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), were killed on Thursday night in a US airstrike that targeted the vehicle they were traveling in on the Baghdad International Airport road.

Gehlot ‘highly insensitive’, should be sacked: Mayawati

The former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister said that Gehlot was highly "insensitive" while giving statements on children's deaths in order to hide his flaws and therefore he should be sacked.

Deepak Punia, Ravi Dahiya qualify for Asian Championship

Deepak, who is fresh from a string of good performances was qualified in the 86 kg freestyle category by defeating the 2014 Commonwealth Bronze medallist Pawan Kumar. Ravi also managed to qualify in the 57 kg weight category when he dominated Pankaj of Air Force defeating him with a score of 10-0.

Ex-NSA warns of CAA ‘consequences’, Jung blasts Jamia crackdown

Speaking at an event in the capital, Menon claimed that the contentious Act "isolates us from the international community". He warned the government that "if we are changing the idea of India, we have to be ready for the consequences it brings along with it, too".

Pak to release 22 Andhra fishermen on Jan 6

Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has informed the Indian High Commission in Islamabad that the Pakistan government has decided to release and repatriate the fishermen to India via the Wagah border on January 6.

NCLAT to clarify Tata-Mistry order had no aspersions on RoC

Hearing an appeal by the RoC, under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, to remove the word 'illegal' from its December 18 judgment, the appellant tribunal reserved the order for Monday, January 6.

Cong asks BJP not to politicise Kota hospital deaths

Congress Rajasthan in-charge Avinash Pande, while criticizing the BJP said: "The party is trying to divert attention from the main issues, and there should be no politics on it. The Chief Minister has invited the Union Health Minister to the state."

Shubman ‘abuses’ umpire after being given out, decision overturned

Shubman, unimpressed with the decision of the on-field umpire, didn't move anywhere and remained at his crease narrated Times of India Journalist.

PM kicks off Indian Science Congress in Bengaluru

"Along with plastic waste, we also need new technology, new solutions to remove and reuse the metal from electronic waste," Modi.

Oil prices jump 4% after US air strike

The sharp jump followed the attack over fears of conflict between two of the world's largest oil-producing nations.

US imposes sanctions on Cuba’s Defence Minister

Washington has long been accusing the Maduro administration of human rights violations and abuses in Venezuela.

HC rejects no-trust motion passed in Bhatpara civic body

The court order came hours after Trinamool Congress councilors passed the no-confidence motion at a special session of the municipality with a 19-0 margin amidst stringent security. None of the BJP councilors attended the session.

Prohibitory orders, internet suspended after clashes in Bengal

The prohibitory orders were clamped in Deganga, Amdanga and Duttapukur areas of the district, police sources said while describing the situation as "under control". The police would review the situation before resuming the internet services or relaxing the orders enforced under section 144 of the Indian Penal Code, sources said.