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Daily Archives: 23rd January 2020

India offers to host boxing Olympic qualifiers

BFI president Ajay Singh had on Tuesday written to Watanabe stating the federation's interest in hosting the event in case it had to be shifted out of Wuhan.

World Archery lifts suspension of India

The AAI had been suspended since August 5, 2019, with Indian athletes only allowed to compete under a neutral flag at events that directly affected their qualification chances for the Olympics.

Panicked China locks down Wuhan to control epidemic

Sources in Beijing said that the government has shut down the city's airport, railway stations, short-distance ferries and long-distance coaches in Central China's Wuhan city, following 18 deaths due to the 2019-nCoV, a new strain of coronavirus, previously not identified in humans.

Death sentence cannot remain open-ended, says Supreme Court

"Sentence must be proportionate to the crime," the court said.

ICJ orders Myanmar to protect Rohingyas from genocide

The judges unanimously pronounced in favour of the Gambia, which had accused Myanmar of committing genocidal acts against the Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state and had requested the top United Nations court to enforce provisional measures to ensure that Myanmar complies with the 1948 Genocide Convention signed by the country in 1956, Efe news reported.

At Jaipur Literature Festival, actress Nandita Das opposes CAA, NRC

Addressing the media in the inaugural day of the Festival, she said: "India is a secular country, but it is happening for the first time when the people are being asked to be identified in the name of religion."

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Pakistan lawyers’ body asks its Ahmadiyya members to renounce their faith

Sources in Islamabad said the newly elected Islamabad Bar Association has asked its members to submit an affidavit to declare their faith by January 31, 2020.

Cocktail of suspicion and distrust against govt, says Congress

Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi said while speaking to the media that "There is a cocktail of suspicion and distrust against the government and this should be avoided. When the atmosphere is of fear, trust deficit is humongous and when you have such rules then fear increases ten times."

Snakes may be the source of coronavirus outbreak in China

The finding, published in the Journal of Medical Virology, provides important insights on the potential origins of the most recent outbreak of viral pneumonia in China, which started in the middle of December and now is spreading to Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, and Japan.

‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ to re-release in India on February 14

Tarantino's "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" was his love letter to Los Angeles of 1969, and it has won commercial success and critical acclaim all over the world.

International Court to rule on Myanmar genocide case

The case was brought to the ICJ by the Gambia accusing the Southeast Asian nation of committing genocide against the Rohingya Muslims.

AAP’s ‘kaam ki chai’ campaign for Delhi polls

Claiming to be the second famous "chai wala" of the country after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Prafull Billore, the Founder and CEO of the MBA Chai Wala, told IANS that although he does not support any political party, but was here as Arvind Kejriwal was working on improving the basic education and health facilities, which were the need of the hour.

Sania Mirza exits Australian Open with calf injury

Mirza and her Ukranian partner Nadiia Kichenok were trailing 0-1 in the second set against the Chinese pair of Xinyun Han and Lin Zhu when the Indian was forced to retire due to a calf injury. The Indo-Ukranian pair had lost the first set 2-6.

No AGR dues payment till next SC verdict, says Airtel to DoT

"Airtel has written to DoT that it will not be making the AGR dues payment today and wait till next hearing of the Supreme Court on its modification petition," the sources said.

NIA to bring disgraced Kashmir DSP to Delhi

The NIA is investigating him for helping terrorists. According to sources, Davinder Singh was brought to Jammu on a transit remand and a formal remand from the NIA court will be taken on Thursday.

Bushfires rage in Australia, Canberra airport shut

Flights were cancelled out of Canberra Airport as fires raged nearby. Officials issued emergency warnings urging people to stay away from the airport as two blazes threatened to breach the airfield's perimeters.

Nirbhaya convicts hanging goes into limbo as judge transferred

Additional Session Judge Satish Kumar Arora has been transferred to the Supreme Court as Additional Registrar on deputation basis for one year.

Kejriwal to hold roadshows in 5 constituencies on Thursday

Kejriwal will hold roadshows in Matiala, Uttam Nagar, Vikaspuri, Tughlakabad and Kalkaji.

Muslim clerics to spread awareness against CAA, NRC

A decision to this effect was taken when a delegation of Jamaat Raza-e-Mustafa met clerics and the Shahr Qazis in Bareilly and requested them "to hold peaceful protests till the government gives in and announces a rollback."

Sonia’s return temporary, need organisational polls, says Tharoor

In an interview with IANS, the career diplomat-turned politician spoke on the ongoing protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and its potential to bring about opposition unity, the "dismal" situation in the country 68 months into Narendra Modi's prime ministerial reign and the "uniformly negative" headlines in the world media about the happenings in India where "the social fabric is in tatters" and "tensions are dividing the society".

Work begins on Chandrayaan-3 mission, says ISRO

"We have started working on our third lunar mission to land an unmanned spacecraft near the moon's south pole. The project work has gained momentum to launch the lander and rover by early 2021," Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K. Sivan said at a space event here.

Syrian rebels fire mortar shells on Aleppo city

The dozens of shells slammed several residential areas, caused injuries particularly among children, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Wednesday, Xinhua news agency reported.

Priyanka to lead Cong movement on farmers in UP

According to sources, under the leadership of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the Congress will organise 'Kisan Jan Jagran Abhiyan' at the village level every month highlighting farmers' problems in the state. Later, a massive rally of farmers will be held in the districts of the state.

Tulsi Gabbard file $50M defamation suit against Hillary Clinton

"Whether out of personal animus, political enmity, or fear of real change within a political party Clinton and her allies have long dominated" Clinton lied about Gabbard, her lawyers said in the case filed in the Manhattan Federal Court on Wednesday.

Disappointed over SC’s refusal to stay CAA, says Jamaat-e-Islami

In a media statement issued on Wednesday, JIH Vice President Muhammad Salim Engineer said: "We expected the Supreme Court to come forward and help the people of India by staying the CAA because it is the responsibility of the apex court to fix the error committed by the Parliament. Supreme Court's refusal today to stay the implementation of CAA has disappointed us."