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Daily Archives: 17th January 2020

Congress-ruled Punjab passes resolution against CAA

The Congress-ruled government moved the resolution in the Assembly that got the support of the main opposition AAP.

SC allows return of Rs 20 cr to Karti Chidambaram

A bench headed by Justice S.A. Bobde and comprising Justices B.R. Gavai and Surya Kant observed there was no objection on the withdrawal of the deposit from the Enforcement Directorate, as he had already returned.

Rohit Sharma fastest to score 7k ODI runs as opener

While Rohit took 137 innings to reach the milestone, Amla, who now stands at the second spot, had achieved the feat in 147 innings. Tendulkar had completed 7,000 ODI runs in 160 inniings.

Rupani flags off Ahmedabad-Mumbai Central Tejas Express

Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal was to flag off the train along with Rupani but could not make it to the ceremony due to certain official engagements in Delhi, railway officials said.

Bharat Ratna for Mahatma Gandhi: SC refuses to issue directive

Chief Justice S.A. Bobde observed that Gandhi is the 'Father of the Nation', and the people hold him in high esteem, which is far beyond any formal recognition.

Support for CAA, NRC on wedding card in UP

The couple, Mohit Mishra and Sonam Pathak, who are tying knot on February 3, have added a Hindi line in bold letters on their wedding card saying, 'We support CAA and NRC'.

Now ‘Orange Cafe’ by acid attack survivors in Varanasi

The restaurant called ‘The Orange Cafe' is being opened in the Durga Kund area and is the brainchild of Ajay Kumar Patel, who started the ‘Red Brigade' in 2011 which is an NGO that trains women in self-defence.

Congress-ruled Punjab government moves resolution against CAA

It was moved by Local Bodies and Parliamentary affairs minister Brahm Mohindra on the last day of the two-day special session.

Tourists visiting Kerala love to eat Pork, beef, says Minister

Surendran while speaking to the media here on Friday dismissed the controversy as a needless one.

After Goyal’s snub, Bezos offers 10 lakh new jobs in India

The new expected jobs is on top of the 700,000 jobs Amazon has already created in the country since 2013, the company said in a statement.

SL lifts 25-year ban on private helicopter flights from Colombo

According to the Civil Aviation Authority, private tourist helicopters can now land at the Defence Ministry grounds on Galle Face in Colombo, reports Xinhua news agency.

Object CAA, but obey Constitution, says Kerala Governor to state

"My role is to see that the state works according to the rules, I'm not claiming supremacy," said Khan while addressing an impromptu press conference in New Delhi.

Killing of Soleimani disgrace for US, says Khamenei

"They stealthily and cowardly assassinated Gen. Soleimani in a terrorist fashion. This resulted in a disgrace for America," Khamenei said as he led the prayers in Tehran's Imam Khomeini Grand Mosque, where huge crowds of worshipers had already gathered from early Friday morning.

President rejects Nirbhaya convict’s mercy plea

President's decision came a day after the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday night sent Mukesh's mercy petition to him recommending its rejection, hours after the plea was received from Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal's office for review.

Arrest warrant for B’desh daily editor over student’s death

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kaisarul Islam passed the order against the newspaper Prothom Alo's editor Matiur Rahman, associate editor Anisul Hoque and eight others on Thursday, bdnews24 said in a report.

England becomes 1st to play 500 away Tests

England had played their first away Test match -- which was also the first officially recognised Test match -- under James Lillywhite's captaincy against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) between March 15 and 19, 1877. Australia had won that match by 45 runs.

The case is as good as dead, says Rahul on Davinder Singh case

Rahul Gandhi raised objections to the NIA chief and alleged that "the case is as good as dead."

Sania in doubles final of Hobart International

Mirza, back from a two-year absence from the tour after having her baby, paired with Ukraine's Nadiia Kichenok to win their semi-final clash over Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic and Slovenia's Tamara Zidansek, 7-6(3), 6-2, and move into the summit clash.

Renowned Sikh historian Surjit Hans passes away

He was residing with his journalist daughter Nanki Hans in Punjab's Mohali town, 10 km from here.

MHA sends Nirbhaya rape convict’s mercy plea to President

The Ministry sent the mercy petition to the President on Thursday night, hours after it was received from Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal's office for review.

Group B Streptococcus: Hilleman Labs to make affordable vaccine

The vaccine, once ready for use, will act against the Group B streptococcus bacteria to make a positive impact for women and children living in low middle-income countries.

Facebook misleading people, its behaviour shameful, says Pelosi

Pelosi, during her weekly press briefing here on Thursday, said that Facebook has been very abusive of the great opportunity that technology has given them.

Ayodhya: Administration denies entry to US-based Indian activist

Sunita Viswanathan was prevented from entering into Ayodhya on Wednesday.

Lebanese journos protest against police using excessive force

The state-run National News Agency reported that Lebanon's Interior minister Raya al-Hassan approached the journalists on Thursday, assuring them that any aggression against the media was rejected and condemned, reports Efe news.

AAP protests outside Punjab assembly over power hike

The protesters, including Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab unit chief Mann and party legislators, were demanding roll back of the hike.

Meat shops near Defence Expo venue in UP to shut for 20 days

The district administration has ordered a temporary closure of all meat shops in the area for the period, as part of the security arrangements for the 11th Defence Expo slated to take place from February 5-8.

Fresh protests in France against Macron’s pension reform

In the sixth round of nation-wide protests, 187,000 demonstrators on Thursday flooded the streets once again, including 23,000 in Paris, Xinhua news agency quoted the Interior Ministry as saying.

Trump impeachment trial: US Chief Justice, senators sworn in

The trial is set to begin next week on Tuesday with Roberts presiding.

Malala biopic director still receives threat mails

Khan agrees that the story of Malala is known to all but he is sure that few people know about her life before she was shot by the Taliban in 2012.

US Senate approves new trade deal with Canada, Mexico

The measure passed the Senate on Thursday in an 89-10 vote, following approval from the US House of Representatives last month, with a 385-41 vote.