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Daily Archives: 25th January 2020

Nirbhaya case convict seeks review of mercy plea rejection

On January 17, the President rejected the mercy petition of Mukesh Kumar Singh (32). Now he has filed a review petition under Article 32 for the judicial review of the rejection of mercy plea in the backdrop of the apex court verdict in the Shatrughan Chauhan case.

Central teams to visit airports to screen for coronavirus

Although no nCoV cases have been detected in the country so far, the government is reviewing and monitoring the preparedness on a daily basis.

Six Indian Army personnel to get Shaurya Chakra

Naib Subedar Narender Singh of Parachute Regiment (Special Forces) received the award for preventing infiltration bid across the Line of Control (LoC).

China coronavirus: HK declares highest level of emergency

Addressing the media here, Lam said that she will personally chair an inter-departmental steering committee which will hope to issue strategic and other measures as soon as practicable, reports the South China Morning Post newspaper.

Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurates world’s first Super Fab Lab outside US

It is billed as the world's first such facility to function outside of the US and has been set up at the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) complex in Kalamassery near Kochi.

Rape accused bishop files discharge petition

Mulakkal, who is on bail, filed the petition in the Kottayam additional district sessions court, which had denied his January 6 plea seeking more time. The court posted Mulakkal's fresh petition for February 4.

EC notice to Bagga over his campaign song expenditure

The notice from the poll panel to the Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) comes after he uploaded his campaign song "Bagga Bagga Har Jagah" was uploaded on Twitter minutes after his candidature was announced.

Women brigade continues their anti-CAA stir in Lucknow

A woman, who has been at the protest site with her four-year-old child, said: "Citizens across the country are on the streets protesting against the new law, which is against the very basic tenets of Indian Constitution.

Johnson signs Brexit withdrawal agreement

After three years of bitter dispute, Johnson's deal officially became law after clearing all parliamentary hurdles and receiving royal assent on Friday, reports metro.co.uk.

Kerala Congress serves notice to discuss recall of Governor

Khan was quick to respond and welcomed the move.

Fresh anti-US protests grip Baghdad

Protesters gathered in the Al Jadriyah neighbourhood of the capital after Shiite cleric Muqtada al Sadr called on Iraqis to demonstrate, reports Efe news.

Pakistan govt rejects ‘biased’ corruption report

Addressing a press conference in Islamabad on Friday, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information Firdous Ashiq Awan, said: "There is a huge question mark over the transparency of TI.

PETA says, like R-Day parade ban, stop performances by elephants

PETA India has sent a letter to the Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Giriraj Singh requesting that elephants be added to the list of wild animals banned from being exhibited or trained for performances in India.

England becomes 1st team to score half-a-million Test runs

On Friday - the opening day of the Test match -- England captain Joe Root's single through the covers took the Three Lions to a landmark 500,000 run-mark in the longest format of the game. They achieved the feat in their 1022nd Test match.

Earthquake Strikes Turkey, Killing 18

The powerful quake jolted the Elazig province, some 750 km east of the capital Ankara. It took place around 8:55 p.m. local time (1755 GMT) at the epicenter, the town of Sivrice, according to the Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute at Bogazici University, the Xinhua news agency reported.

Congress names 12 VPs, 34 General Secretaries of Kerala unit

The Congress high command finally released its first list of 47 office-bearers of the state unit, after numerous rounds of talks at various levels in Kerala and in Delhi.

Eating yogurt daily may cut breast cancer risk

Yoghurt contains beneficial lactose-fermenting bacteria commonly found in milk, similar to the bacteria -- or microflora 00 found in the breasts of mothers who have breastfed.

Kerala CM to launch Super Fab Lab on Saturday

The Super Fab Lab is based in Kochi and has been built in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

France, Australia confirms coronavirus cases

The French Ministry for Solidarity and Health said on Friday that the first case of the coronavirus was a 48-year-old man who had recently returned from China where he spent several days and had also visited Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei province and the epicenter of the 2019-nCoV outbreak, Xinhua news agency reported.

2G internet to be restored across J&K from Saturday

This is the biggest breakthrough in internet connectivity in the region since August 5 last year when the government imposed restrictions on mobile internet in J&K after the abrogation of Article 370.

MP police arrests BJP leader for objectionable remark against Collector

While addressing a gathering in Biaora in Rajgarh district on Wednesday, Yadav made an objectionable statement on the Rajgarh Collector. He said the Collector feeds the Congressmen on her lap and slaps BJP members. The Congress had raised strong objections to the statement made by Yadav.