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Daily Archives: 14th January 2020

AAP announces all Delhi candidates, drops 15 sitting MLAs

The party has dropped 15 of its sitting MLAs and added 24 new faces in total, including unsuccessful 2019 Lok Sabha candidates Atishi, Dilip Pandey and Raghav Chadha.

Commerce Minister Goyal not to meet Amazon’s Bezos

There were speculations that Amazon's CEO might meet the minister here on Wednesday, but the sources rebutted these claims.

Scientists discover 7 billion year old stardust in meteorite

This stardust provides evidence for a 'baby boom' of new stars that formed seven billion years ago, contrary to thinking that star formation happens at a steady, constant rate.

2G may be back in Jammu, broadband in Kashmir from Jan 15

The services would be restored partially. According to sources, the government is set to restore broadband internet in the Kashmir Valley and low-speed internet in the Jammu region, the sources said, adding that the formal announcement in this regard is likely to be made by government spokesman Rohit Kansal.

Khelo India: Maharashtra remain top of the table

Maharashtra owed it to their gymnasts and cyclists who contributed three gold medals each on Tuesday.

Outsiders behind unrest in tribal areas: Imran Khan

These tribal districts were formerly part of the Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA) and were later merged into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Media should introspect, curb unhealthy trends: Vice President

The media should curb any unhealthy trend that affects its credibility.

Jamiat-Jamia-Deoband to hold meeting to allay CAA fears

According to the RSS-affiliate Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) spokesperson, Nafees Hussain, Jamiat president Suhaib Qasmi will chair the meeting at Constitution Club here with leaders of the Deoband seminary, Ahle Hadith, Bareilly Sharif and Nizamuddin Dargah.

Former Ganashakti editor Aveek Dutta passes away

Dutta, a West Bengal state committee member of the CPI-M, leaves behind his wife and only son.

SC dismisses two Nirbhaya convicts’ curative pleas

A five-judge bench of Justices N.V. Ramana, Arun Mishra, R.F. Nariman, R. Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan unanimously held that there was no merit in the curative petitions of the convicts, who sought reconsideration of death penalty.

Sweet and simple

Rasmalai Tiramisu.

IIT-H develops combination therapy for cancer treatment

The researchers have developed a synergetic combination of photothermal therapy (PTT) and chemotherapy using a naturally derived anticancer agent and shown its efficacy in destroying cancer cells.

Court slams Delhi cops over evidence against Bhim Army chief

Slamming the police for having no evidence, the judge said, "Do you think Delhi Police is so backward that it has no tools to record anything?"

AAP mounts attack on BJP over soaring inflation

AAP leader Manish Sisodia urged people to vote carefully and warned each vote for the BJP will be for costlier electricity, water, education, transport and healthcare.

LTTE remains in EU’s terror list

It a statement on Monday, the European Council said it renewed the EU terrorist list, which also freezes funds and financial assets of individuals, persons, groups and entities subject in the EU, reports the Daily Mirror newspaper.

Google celebrates Kaifi Azmi’s 101st birth anniversary

The doodle soothes the moment of Kaifi Azmi on stage reciting his poetry.

Indian Test team wins ‘team of the year’ award

The awards, supported by the Odisha tourism, MRF, Tissot, Spice Jet, Visit Monaco, LIC, Nippon Paints and Sony Ten 1, were given on Monday.

Noted Odia filmmaker Manmohan Mahapatra passes away

Known as the father of Odia new wave cinema, Mahapatra won eight consecutive national film awards.

RBI appoints Micheal Patra as new Deputy Governor

Michael Debabrata Patra has been appointed for three years, according to a statement by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet. Patra replaced Acharya, who left office on July 23.

Ghosn files lawsuit against Renault

In two interviews with the French media in Beirut, where he fled to from Japan, Ghosn on Monday justified the move on grounds that he did not formally resign as Renault's boss, reports Efe news.

Kerala Government moves SC against CAA

The Supreme Court is already seized of the matter with more than 60 petitions challenging the law and a hearing on the matter is scheduled on January 22.

Cory Booker ends Democratic presidential nomination bid

Booker, who was never able to secure a top-five position in voter-preference surveys, dropped out of the race on Monday ahead of the February 3 Iowa caucuses, the Democrats' first nominating contest, reports Efe news.

9-judge SC Bench focusing on larger religious issues, says CJI

A nine-judge Bench, headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde, said the court would examine the legality and essentiality of religious beliefs that discriminated against women.

Queen agrees ‘transition’ to new role for Prince Harry, Meghan

She said she was "entirely supportive" of their desire for a new role but "would have preferred" them to remain full-time working royals, the BBC reported on Monday.

Ranji Trophy: Jalaj Saxena shines in Kerala’s win

Meanwhile, defending champions Vidarbha notched up their second win of the season as they defeated Bengal by nine wickets in Nagpur. Vidarbha overhauled a paltry 59-run target with ease after losing just the wicket of opener Faiz Fazal (18).

CCI to investigate Flipkart, Amazon deep discounting on mobile phones

The CCI on Monday passed directions for investigation under Section 26(1) of the Competition Act, 2002. The order was passed by Ashok Kumar Gupta, chairman, Sangeeta Verma and Bhagwant Singh Bishnoi, both members.

Anti-CAA protest should continue even without opposition unity, says Amartya Sen

"Opposition unity is important for any kind of protest. Protest becomes easier then," Sen told media persons on the sidelines of the first Nabanita Deb Sen Memorial Lecture, which was delivered by him.

Pakistan court annuls Musharraf’s death sentence

A three-member bench of the LHC, hearing a set of petitions filed by Musharraf challenging multiple actions against him, including his conviction for high treason, ruled that the treason case against the former military dictator was not prepared in accordance with the law, reported Dawn.

Opposition to read out Constitution preamble on Republic Day

In a statement issued following a meeting here on Monday, the opposition parties said they had decided to observe a "Jai Hind Day" on the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on January 23.