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Daily Archives: 27th January 2020

West Bengal Assembly passes anti-CAA resolution

The resolution, moved by Bengal Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee, was backed by the members of the Congress and the Left Front, while the BJP opposed it, at a special session of the House.

Google Pay now has UPI recharge option for FASTag users

According to the company, to recharge their FASTag accounts, users need to open their Google Pay app, look for the FASTag category under the "Bill Payments" section and select the bank that has issued their FASTag.

UK to unveil fast-track visa for scientists in Feb

The Global Talent visa will be open from February 20 to those who work in a qualifying field and have been endorsed by a recognised UK body, the BBC said in a report.

Mayawati seeks withdrawal of cases against women protesters

BSP president Mayawati tweeted: "Wrong cases filed against women and others protesting against CAA/NRC by the BJP-led Uttar Pradesh government should be immediately withdrawn, and those who lost their lives during this time should also be extended proper help. This is the demand of BSP."

EU urges Myanmar to comply with ICJ Rohingya ruling

"The EU welcomes these important first steps towards acknowledging the severity and scale of the violence that occurred, the gross violations of human rights and the disproportionate use of force by Myanmar's military and security forces," Efe news quoted the bloc's delegation to the country as saying.

Bengal government tables anti-CAA resolution in Assembly

The resolution was moved by Bengal Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee at a special session of the House.

Anti-CAA protests: CPI(M) worker, who set himself afire, dies

Prajapati was an activist of the CPI(M), and the party has said that it was a step taken by him in frustration.

India suffer 1-2 loss to New Zealand in women’s hockey

It was New Zealand who were quick to get off to an attacking start as they created a penalty corner early in the first quarter.

Novel coronavirus: Govt deploys health team on Nepal border

The recent deployment of health team has taken place at Panitanki in West Bengal, entry point from Nepal, said the Health Ministry on Monday.

Indian-Americans protest against CAA, NRC, NPR on R-Day

The protest rally took place on Sunday in the city of Artesia, about 19 miles from Los Angeles, reports Indica News.

Nirbhaya: Convict moves SC on rejection of mercy plea

Mukesh Kumar Singh (32) submitted the plea last week. His mercy plea was dismissed by the President on January 17.

Kerala politicos welcome anti-CAA campaign in Australia

In a message to the Forum, Vijayan said that he is glad to hear the signature campaign that has been launched to get the support of Indian diaspora and the efforts of the Forum can be replicated in other countries too.

DIPAM invites bids for Air India sale with easy debt

The deadline for submission of EoI for 100 per cent divestment in Air India and the airline's stake in low-cost unit Air India Express and airport services company AISATS is March 17, according to a preliminary information memorandum issued by DIPAM on Monday.

Congress questions Padma award to Adnan Sami

Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill tweeted: "Why Padma Shri to Adnan Sami?"

Michelle Obama wins a Grammy

"Becoming" was read by Obama in the audiobook.

NBA legend Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash in Calabasas

"It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Kobe Bryant and four others in a helicopter crash in Calabasas," the City of Calabasas confirmed on its official Twitter account, the Xinhua news agency reported.

Facebook blames Apple iOS for Bezos’ phone hacking

Investigators believe that Bezos's iPhone was compromised after he received a 4.4MB video file containing malware via WhatsApp - in the same way when phones of 1,400 select journalists and human rights activists were broken into by Pegasus software from Israel-based NSO Group last year.

Will be back in Telangana soon, tweets Chandra Shekhar Azad

The Dalit leader tweeted Monday morning that the police brought him to Hyderabad Airport and was sending him to Delhi.

WHO chief to visit China over coronavirus outbreak

Taking to Twitter on Sunday, Ghebreyesus said during his visit, he will meet government officials and health experts which will help his team understand the latest developments in an effort to provide further protection against the outbreak, reports Xinhua news agency.

Constitution in danger, says Yashwant Sinha

Sinha, who arrived in Lucknow on Saturday, said in an informal chat with reporters, "We are out to spread the message of peace, non-violence.