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Daily Archives: 13th February 2020

J&K Panchayat by elections to be held in March

He said the elections would be held in eight phases beginning March 5.

World’s biggest phone show cancelled due to Coronavirus fears

In a statement, the GSM Association (GSMA) said that the coronavirus outbreak which has killed over 1,000 people and left thousands infected has made it "impossible" to hold the event.

UK Ministers brace for post-Brexit cabinet reshuffle

The Prime Minister will make a number of changes over the next 24 hours although it was unclear how wide-ranging they will be, the BBC said in a report.

Congress seeks CBI, NIA probe against Kerala police chief

Vijayan, however, told the media, that he is yet to see the letter of Leader of opposition Ramesh Chennithala.

Parties must publish candidates criminal cases on sites, says SC

A bench headed by Justice R.F. Nariman said the parties would have to clarify on reasons for selecting candidates with pending criminal cases and upload this information on their websites.

Sheikh Hasina rejects quota call for English-medium students

In a Parliament session on Wednesday, opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) MP Harunur Rashid asked her whether the government would take steps to stop the "brain drain, especially top students of the English-medium institutions" from going abroad, reports bdnews24.

Fashion designer Wendell Rodricks dies in Goa

Speaking to IANS on Wednesday Nilakanth Halarnkar, BJP MLA from the Thivim Assembly constituency and a longtime associate of the 60-year-old designer confirmed his death.

Karnataka shutdown for jobs to Kannadigas begins

"The 12-hour shutdown across the state is being observed for implementing the Sarojini Mahishi report, which recommended the majority of jobs to Kannadigas in the public sector undertakings, private firms and multinationals across the state," Karnataka Sanghatanegala Okkoota secretary H. Nagesh told IANS here.

IRCTC to launch 3rd corporate train Kashi Mahalkal Express

According to the Railway Ministry, the Indian Rail Catering and Tourism Corp's (IRCTC) Kashi Mahakal Express will be inaugurated on February 16 from Varanasi and it will start its commercial run from February 20.

Cruise ship docks in Cambodia after entry denied to other nations

The Westerdam, which departed on February 1 from Hong Kong amid the growing outbreak and had been turned away from Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, the Philippines and the US territory of Guam, arrived in the port of Sihanoukville, where its operator Holland American Line, said it would remain several days, reports Efe news.

Internet shutdown in Kashmir again

The Internet was suspended last week for a few hours on the death anniversary of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru and JKLF leader Maqbool Bhat.

Several ex-Indian cricketers could be in trouble as top bookie Chawla extradited from London

Chawla, a British national as per Delhi Police charge sheet, absconding hitherto in the match fixing case, was linked with several international cricketers, including Indian players, sources in the crime branch of the Delhi Police revealed.

Pakistan govt okays rules to regulate social media

The information to be provided may include subscriber information, traffic data or content data, Dawn news said in a report.

Beware this Valentine’s Day, Hindu Sena workers may be after you

Warning against the public display of affection, the outfit claimed that its workers will "hand them over to police".