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Daily Archives: 8th January 2020

Absence of pacts on stressed assets may push them into NCLT

ICAs were taking several weeks to arrive at any consensus in many cases and the last date of signing ICAs was January 7 for loans exceeding Rs 2,000 crore. Banks were working on resolution plans for cases worth Rs 3 lakh crore.

Trump says no one killed in Iran attacks, warns of new sanctions

In a brief address, he also said that Iran "appears to be standing down" after it targeted the Irbil and Al Asad base housing US forces in retaliation for the assassination of top Iranian General Qasem Soleimani last week.

SC to examine plea seeking reservation for Dalit Christians

A bench, headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde and comprising Justices B.R. Gavai and Surya Kant, issued notice to the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, the National Commission for Scheduled Castes, the National Commission for Minorities and the Registrar General of India and sought the Centre's response within two weeks, as it tagged the plea with other similar matters.

India have edge over Australia: Irfan Pathan

"In the past, that wasn't the case because they were doing really well. We were trying to match that level. I feel that Indian cricket is a notch ahead in terms of talent, in terms of cricket and in terms of confidence," Star Sports expert Irfan Pathan said.

Tensions rise in Gulf as Iran strikes US airbase in Iraq

The Pentagon confirmed that Iran launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles against the US military and coalition forces in Iraq.

Ansarullah case: NIA names 11 TN residents in charge sheet

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) filed the charge sheet in a special court, Chennai against the accused identified as Hassan Ali, Haris Mohamed, Mohammed Ibrahim, Mohamed Sheik Maitheen, Meeran Ghani, Gulam Nabi Asath, Ahmed Azarudeen, Toufiq Ahmed, Mohamed Ibrahim, Mohammed Afzar and Farook.

India asks citizens to avoid travel to Iraq

The advisory came soon after Iran claimed to have attacked two US military bases in Iraq, in retaliation to the killing of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps commander Qasem Soleimani in an American drone attack on January 3.

Those damaging public property will face action, says Mamata

"I would request the CPI-M not to fish in troubled waters. In the name of strike and agitation, they are beating up motorbike riders in Durgapur, forcing out bus passengers and stoning vehicles. This is 'dadagiri', not a movement. I condemn this," Banerjee told newspersons here, around 100 km from Kolkata.

Pilot repeats concern on infant deaths, seeks accountability

"Such cases can reoccur if we do not establish accountability," he said while talking to media.

Transfer all PILs on CAA to Supreme Court, says Centre to SC

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre, mentioned the matter before a bench headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde stating that different High Courts may take conflicting views on the matter, especially in the backdrop of nearly 60 PILs have been filed in the apex court.

Kabul restaurant switches from plastic to paper

Nazar Mohammed Akhtari, the founder of the Jawari fast food restaurant, said that they have been buying expensive paper plates and bags to say no to plastic bags and plates, TOLO News said in the report on Tuesday.

Little impact of trade unions strike in Bengaluru

"No effect of shutdown in the city though banking operations are affected as bank staff are supporting the trade unions," a state official told media here.

Ukrainian plane crash kills all on board

The number of people on board was initially reported to be 180, but Iranian media have differed on the figure -- 169, 170, and 176.

McAfee brings its internet security solutions on Flipkart

Millions of Flipkart consumers will now be able to access McAfee products on its platform. These include the company's award-winning security solutions like McAfee AntiVirus, McAfee Internet Security and McAfee Total Protection.

Trade Union called strike near total in Kerala

Barring the trade union affiliated to the BJP -- the BMS, all other registered trade unions in the state are taking part in the protests.

Govt’s policies have created catastrophic unemployment, says Rahul

"The Modi-Shah Government's anti people, anti labour policies have created catastrophic unemployment & are weakening our PSUs to justify their sale to Modi's crony capitalist friends. Today, over 25 crore workers have called for Bharat Bandh 2020 in protest. I salute them," he tweeted.

Ukrainian plane crashes after take off from Iran

Ali Khashani, a senior public relations official at Tehran's Imam Khomeini International Airport, said the Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 went down in the vicinity of Parand, a city in Robat Karim county, reports Press TV.

SP workers tonsure their heads to support JNU students

In Muzaffarnagar, the SP workers gathered at Ahilyabai Bai Chowk and started the protest against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), and violence in JNU.

Kramnik, Gelfand to train young Indian chess masters

The training camp will be held in a calmer enclave away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Pentagon confirms Iran struck US forces in Iraq

"At approximately 5.30 p.m. (US time) on January 7, Iran launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles against US military and coalition forces in Iraq," Xinhua news agency quoted the Pentagon as saying in a statement.

AMU to reopen from January 13 in phased manner

The winter break had been extended following violence during the anti-CAA protests on the campus.

Trump says it’s wrong time to withdraw troops from Iraq

"At some point, we want to get out, but this isn't the right point," Trump said at the White House, where he was meeting with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. "It's the worst thing that could happen to Iraq," he said in remarks to reporters on Tuesday, four days after a US airstrike killed a prominent Iranian military commander in Baghdad and further ratcheted up tensions in the Middle East, Efe news reported.