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Daily Archives: 16th January 2020

Harish Salve appointed as Queen’s Counsel for England and Wales

Salve was India's lead counsel on the Kulbhushan Jadhav case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and secured a verdict which would prevent Jadhav's execution and ensure justice for the Indian national

Mithali demoted in BCCI’s central contracts for women

Mithali, 37, had retired from T20s in September 2019. However, she remains the ODI captain and is likely to play for the national team till next year's World Cup.

Embarrassed by Twitter spats, Pak Army removes spokesperson Ghafoor

The transfer comes just a couple of days after Ghafoor was trolled for posting a doctored video of war hero and retired Indian Air Force Air Marshal Denzil Keelor. Ghafoor later admitted that the Keelor clip was doctored.

Congress’ Delhi list on Friday, to give four seats to RJD

The Congress aims to neutralize BJP leader Manoj Tiwari's influence among Delhi voters by roping in the RJD. There is a sizeable number of voters from Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh in the national capital.

Rosatom completes one steam generator for Kudankulam N-plant 4

India's atomic power company Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) is building four plants of 1,000 MW units each - Units 3, 4, 5 and 6.

SC dismisses telcos’ pleas seeking review of its AGR verdict

A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra and comprising Justices S.A. Nazeer and M.R. Shah found no merit in the review petitions and dismissed it.

Vijayan, Kerala Governor spar over rights

Earlier in the day, Khan said he was not a rubber stamp and would apply his mind. Khan was reacting to the media after reports surfaced that he refused to sign an ordinance approved by the Kerala cabinet to increase the number of members in local bodies.

US sanctions made Iran stronger, says Rouhani

Despite "US plots and pressures", it was the Iranian nation "who dared to shower missiles on one of the US' important military bases in the region", Xinhua news agency quoted the President as saying.

VHP for action on Kerala Tourism’s beef dish tweet

"Is this tweet meant for promoting tourism or promoting beef? Isn't it hurting sentiments of crores of cow worshipers? Is this tweet generated from the pious land of Shankaracharya," tweeted VHP National Spokesperson Vinod Bansal.

Ashwin to play for Yorkshire in 2020 County season

Ashwin, who will play for Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League 2020, is set to take up the reins as the Club's front-line 'overseas spinner' following Keshav Maharaj's successful stint in 2019.

Many countries view Kashmir as bilateral issue, says Qureshi

"One hears that many countries are of the view that this is a matter of concern, but should be discussed and resolved bilaterally," he said at a news conference here on Wednesday.

HC stalls cross examination of victim in Tejpal case

After hearing a petition filed by the victim and arguments put forth by both sets of lawyers, the High Court on Thursday also fixed the next hearing for February 4.

Goa airport construction to resume after SC go-ahead

The Court was hearing a petition filed by Goa-based environmentalists who had questioned the felling of several thousand trees to give way to the airport, at North Goa's Mopa plateau located around 25 km from Panaji.

Facebook to send notifications for third-party logins

This login notification will alert the user every time a third-party application will access user data and will be sent via mail, zdnet.com reported on Wednesday.

Must try Punjabi dishes for the season

Here are some Punjabi dishes you should try at home by Hansveen Kaur.

Sania Mirza storms into semis of Hobart International

The No.5 seeds -- Mirza and Kichenok -- entered the last four after taking down all-American duo Vania King and Christina McHale, 6-2, 4-6, (10-4).

US House formally sends chargesheet against Trump to Senate

With the chagesheet handed over to the Senate on Wednesday, the third trial of a President in the nation's 243-year history will begin on January 21.

CAA: Police detain 30 students in Delhi

The detained students were taken to Rajinder Nagar police station. The students have alleged that they were detained forcibly.

ED summons AirAsia top brass for questioning on January 20

A source in the ED said that they have summoned the top brass for questioning under the sections of Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

I am not a rubber stamp, says Kerala Governor

Khan was reacting to the media after reports surfaced that he refused to sign an ordinance approved by the Kerala cabinet to increase the number of members in local bodies.

China backed Pakistan bid to raise Kashmir issue in UNSC fails again

Especially the US and France took a strong a stand and Britain, which waffled at the last Kashmir consultation in August 2019, joined them on Wednesday in taking a strong position against Council interference, the sources said.

AMU postpones exams following student unrest

These examinations were scheduled after the reopening of University following the extended winter vacations.

Competition Commission of India orders anti-trust probe against Asian Paints

JSW Paints informed the commission that immediately after its launch of decorative paints, Asian Paints allegedly began pressurising dealers who had agreed to stock and display their goods.

Japan confirms 1st case of new coronavirus infection

The virus was recently first detected in China, where there have been more than 40 cases and one death reported, reports Efe news.

Sindhu sole Indian in 2nd round of Indonesia Masters

While defending champion Saina Nehwal and the in-form men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty were knocked out, Sindhu came from a game down to beat Japan's Aya Ohori.

Now Rampur women join CAA protests

Around 200 Muslim women have assembled at the Jama Masjid here in Uttar Pradesh to protest against the police and administrative officials in this town.

Lokmanya Tilak Express derails in Odisha, 20 injured

Eight of its coaches derailed after hitting a guard van of a goods train between Salagaon and Nergundi around 7 a.m. There were around 400-450 passengers were on board the train.

J&K strips DSP Davinder Singh of Sher-e-Kashmir medal

The withdrawal of the medal was done through an order issued today by the Home Department signed by Shaleen Kabra, IAS, Principal Secretary to government, Home Department.

Amazon to invest $1 bn to digitise Indian SMBs, says Bezos

Speaking at the Amazon 'Smbhav' event here, he also said that Amazon would support SMBs to export their products. Bezos announced that the e-commerce major, through its global footprint, will help SMBs export products worth $10 billion by 2025.

US House sends Trump impeachment articles to Senate

"As we make that history, we will be making progress for the American people," Pelosi said on Wednesday before signing the two impeachment articles at an engrossment ceremony, Xinhua reported.

I-League: Gokulam Kerala outgun East Bengal, rise to fourth

With the win, Gokulam Kerala ended their three-match winless run and have now risen to the fourth spot in the points table with 10 points from six games.

Bankers plan strike on budget day, four other days

Interestingly, the bankers have called strike on the day when Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman would be presenting her second budget.

China informs UNSC members it will raise Indo-Pakistan issue

It is likely to come up after the scheduled session on Mali when it will adjourn from its chamber to the consultation room for closed consultations.

Delhi court grants bail to Chandrashekhar Azad

Additional Sessions Judge Kamini Lau while granting bail to Azad ruled that Azad cannot stay in Delhi or hold any dharna till Delhi elections are over.