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Daily Archives: 13th January 2020

With pension for acid attack survivors, ‘Chhapaak’ serves ‘purpose’

On Sunday, she took to Twitter, where she shared a news headline, which read: "Uttarakhand announces pension for acid attack survivors in the state after the release of 'Chhapaak'".

How a gut infection may produce chronic symptoms

Scientists aren't sure exactly how this happens, but some think an infection may contribute to IBS by damaging the gut nervous system.

No question of NRC in Bihar, says Nitish

Kumar said the NRC was meant for Assam only and even Prime Minister has acknowledged it on several occasions.

Dust coats neighbourhood after Maradu demolition

"Last night around 9.30 p.m., my child suffered breathing problems and had to be rushed to the nearby hospital," said a local resident.

Rouhani signs law blacklisting Pentagon, subsidiaries

Iran's Parliament passed the initial version of the law in April 2019, which designated the US Central Command (CENTCOM) as a terrorist organization after Washington blacklisted the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), reports Press TV.

Jamia students surround VC demanding FIR against Police

The students are demanding that an FIR be registered against the Delhi Police over the incidents of assault on students. Seeking an end to harassment, the protesters have also sought assurances of security for students.

Walmart India sacks 56 senior executives, denies more layoffs

In a statement, the company which operates nearly 28 wholesale stores in the country, said it is looking for ways to operate more efficiently, "which requires it to review its corporate structure to ensure that it is organized in the right way".

Snowfall, rain wreak havoc in Balochistan claim 14 lives

With a strong westerly wave affecting most parts of the country, snowfall is also expected in Khyber Pakh­tunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan and Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir, besides heavy showers have been forecast for Islamabad as well as upper and central Punjab from Monday till Tuesday morning, Dawn news quoted the Met Department as saying.

Hyderabad police deny permission for Kanhaiya Kumar meet

The meeting to protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Act, National Register of Citizens and National Population Register was scheduled at Crystal Garden, a function hall in Mehdipatnam.

Ahead of Beijing 2022, China launches driverless bullet train

According to a report in independent.co.uk, the high-speed bullet train, which connects Beijing with Zhangjiakou -- two of the main host cities of the Winter Olympics -- slashes the journey time from three hours to just 47 minutes.

FIR against Amazon for ‘hurting’ Sikh religious sentiments

The e-commerce major has earlier faced flak as well for letting sellers put such products for sale on the platform.

Libyan rivals to sign ceasefire deal in Moscow

Libya's Government of National Accord (GNA) on Sunday issued a statement, expressing its agreement to the ceasefire, hours after the rival forces announced a cessation of hostilities, reports Xinhua news agency.

Mayawati to skip opposition meet called by Sonia Gandhi

Mayawati also appealed the Centre to make amendments in the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC).

Abe visits Saudi Arabia, meets King

"They reviewed bilateral relations between the two friendly countries and ways of enhancing and developing them," Efe news agency quoted the Saudi state-run SPA news as saying on Sunday.

Bengal parties lash out at Modi for making political speech from RKM platform

The Ramakrishna Mission too distanced itself from Modi's speech.

Ponting predicts Australia will beat India in ODI series

"Australia will be full of confidence after an excellent World Cup and a great summer of Test cricket but India will be keen to redeem themselves from the last ODI series loss against Australia. Prediction: 2-1 Australia," Ponting said on Twitter during a Q&A session with the fans.

Drunk woman’s bomb threat forces flight to return to Kolkata

The AirAsia flight I5316, with 120 passengers on board, took off at 10.09 p.m. from the NSCBI Airport on Saturday but had to return after an inebriated Mohini Mondal threatened the crew member that an explosive tied to her body, which might explode any moment.

Philippines evacuates thousands as volcano spews lava

The people were taken to 38 evacuation centres authorized by the authorities in the most affected municipalities of San Nicolas, Balete, Talisay, Lipa (Batangas province) and Tagaytay (Cavite), according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.

Real beat Atletico on penalties in Super Cup final

Zinedine Zidane's squad won the penalty shootout 4-1 on kicks by Carvajal, Rodrygo, Modric and Sergio Ramos after the clubs played a 0-0 draw in regulation time and overtime on Sunday evening, reports Efe news.

Amitabh Bachchan unveils ‘Didda – The Warrior Queen of Kashmir’ by Ashish Kaul

'Didda - The Warrior Queen of Kashmir' is the overwhelming story of how a beautiful princess abandoned by her parents rises to become the longest serving Queen in the medieval world.

Opposition to meet on CAA to formalise joint strategy

The opposition parties will meet at the Parliament annexe here at 2 p.m. on Monday, to chalk out a joint strategy on the CAA, and alleged police brutality against students.

Congress hits back at Amit Shah

MP Congress media cell vice-president Bhupendra Gupta issued a press release late in the evening to say Shah seems to forget he is the nation's home minister.