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Daily Archives: 20th January 2020

TDP members suspended from Andhra Assembly amid din

Speaker Tammineni Seetharam announced the suspension of the TDP legislators after Minister for Legislative Affairs B. Rajendranath Reddy moved a motion in this regard.

9-year-old to launch book at JLF this year

The festival, according to Sanjoy Roy, Managing Director of Teamwork Arts, is especially important for children since they are the harbingers of change for issues being faced by the world today.

Bengal assembly to pass anti-CAA resolution: Mamata

She also appealed to the northeastern states not to participate in the National Population Register (NPR) exercise.

IMF blames India for ‘lion’s share’ of cut to global growth projection

The International Monetary Fund's World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update cut the global economic growth projections made in October by 0.1 percent for last year to 2.9 percent and to 3.3 percent for the current year.

Mondal shines with triple gold, Maha crosses 200-medal mark

Soubrity Mondal and Kenisha Gupta joined fellow-swimmer Shivangi Sarma (Assam), gymnast Priyanka Dasgupta (Tripura), rhythmic gymnast Asmi Badade and cyclist Pooja Danole (both Maharashtra) as well as artistic gymnast Jatin Kanojia (Uttar Pradesh) as owners of four gold medals.

Defence Secretary reviews indigenous aircraft carrier project

The Council meeting chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on January 21 will decide on critical procurements to be made for the armed forces

Customs Cup Regatta in Mumbai on R-Day

The CCR will be held at the Gateway of India and will be followed by an award distribution ceremony at the nearby Royal Bombay Yacht Club in the presence of eminent personalities and other dignitaries.

Won’t allow Constitutional machinery to collapse: Kerala Governor

Khan who was going out of the state met the media and said that he will not allow the collapse of the Constitutional machinery in the state.

De-radicalisation centres in Kashmir will be welcome: DGP

Replying to a media question here on Monday about General Rawat's remark on setting up of de-radicalization centers, Singh said Pakistan and its agencies had been trying to radicalize Kashmir, affecting many youths.

Amitabh Bachchan unveils first look poster of ‘Jhund’

In the poster, Amitabh can be seen showing his back to the camera as he stares into what appears to be a dilapidated football field.

Rahul Gandhi to address anti-CAA rally in Jaipur on January 28

Congress General Secretary and Rajasthan in-charge Avinash Pandey here on Monday discussed with Gandhi the broad outline of the rally. He will also highlight the plight of farmers and the unemployed.

Independent commission reports Rakhine issue findings to President

The four-member team led by Rosario Manalo, former deputy foreign minister of the Philippines, submitted the report to Myint at the presidential palace here, reports Xinhua news agency.

Kejriwal fails to file nomination on Monday

The AAP national convener, Kejriwal on Monday held a roadshow before filing his nomination papers from the New Delhi constituency. Kejriwal paid obeisance at the Valmiki Mandir here before hopping on to an open vehicle for the roadshow between the temple and Connaught Place.

Amazon India to ply 10,000 electric delivery vehicles by 2025

"The expansion of our electric vehicle fleet to 10,000 vehicles by 2025 is an integral milestone in our journey to become an energy efficient leader in the industry," said Amazon Asia Pacific and Emerging Markets Customer Fulfilment vice president Akhil Saxena in a statement.

SC rejects plea on Nirbhaya case convict’s juvenile status

A bench headed by Justice R. Banumathi had earlier queried Pawan's counsel: "How many times will we hear the same things? You have already raised it many times."

Bangladesh sentences 10 to death over 2001 rally blast

Judge Md Robiul Alam of the Third Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge's Court of Dhaka announced the verdict, reports The Daily Star newspaper.

Delhi court convicts 19 in Bihar shelter home case

Thakur is the owner of an NGO, Sewa Sankalp Evam Vikas Samiti.

ED arrests Robert Vadra’s close aide in foreign assets case

An ED official told IANS, "Thampi was arrested from New Delhi on Friday evening in connection with its probe involving overseas' assets of Vadra."

Hockey India donates $25,000 to Red Cross bushfire appeal

"I want to note the wonderful support we have received from our international colleagues during this devastating time for our country. We acknowledge and sincerely thank Hockey India for their thoughts and their very charitable contribution to the Red Cross Bushfire Appeal," said Woosnam.

Bangladesh to introduce e-passports this week

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to launch the e-passport distribution at an event scheduled to be held at the capital's Bangabandhu International Conference Centre, bdnews24 quoted Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan as saying on Sunday.

Protests rock Amaravati ahead of AP Assembly session

Tension prevailed as people took to streets to demand that Amaravati be continued as the only state capital.

India’s death bowling was exceptional, says Finch

In the final ODI played on Sunday, Australia couldn't capitalise on the strong platform, set up by a third-wicket partnership of 127 between Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne, and ended up with 286/9 -- a below-par score at the Chinnaswamy surface which India chased down comfortably with seven wickets in hand.

Libya peace summit agrees to ceasefire, respect for arms embargo

The accord was reached on Sunday at an international conference on Libya in Berlin organised by the German government and the UN and attended by the President of the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez al-Serraj, who is supported by Turkey, and the head of the Libyan National Army (LNA), military strongman Khalifa Haftar, backed by Russia and who controls his forces from Tobruk, reports Efe news.

Malaysia on track to commercially roll out 5G, says Mahathir

Speaking at the launch of the 5G Demonstration Projects in Langkawi on Sunday, in Malaysia's northern Kedah state, Mahathir said 5G has the power to promote an array of new services, improve manufacturing efficiency and spur innovation nationwide, Xinhua reported.

China confirms 3rd viral pneumonia death

The authorities in Hubei province's capital Wuhan, where the outbreak is thought to have originated, said the third death occurred on Saturday, reports Efe news.

Clashes between Lebanese protesters, police, injures 70

Among the injured in the clashes on Sunday, 30 people were transported by the Lebanese Red Cross to nearby hospitals, Xinhua news agency reported.

Congress raises objection to Kerala Governor’s statements

"Repeated statements by the Home Minister and the BJP-appointed Governors to force the states to implement the CAA and are preposterous and against the very concept of constitutional federalism," said Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala in a statement here on Sunday.

Anti-govt protests escalate in Iraq

On Sunday, hundreds of demonstrators rallied in Tayran and Wathba near Baghdad's al-Tahrir Square, the epicentre of Iraq's anti-government protests, and set fire to dozens of tires to block the main roads leading to the rally sites, an Interior Ministry official told Xinhua news agency.

Kerala Governor seeks report from govt over CAA suit

The Governor and the state government have been caught in a war of words ever since the Citizenship Amendment 2019 Act became law last month.