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Polar vortex causes extreme cold weather in the US

There were similar outbreaks in 2014, 1989, 1985, 1982, and 1977 but this year’s weather will be way more colder than them.

We have to create a plan of action and strive for the downfall...

I’m not sure if the political leaders who won elections have been fulfilling their promises or are they fighting like me on each and every issue. But I work with the intention of fulfilling Rohith’s dream with deepest ambitions against the acts committed by the hinduthva forces. They are not scared of constitutional laws and are unleashing brutal attacks to re-establish the caste-based society and order.

Violence has been tested long, we have to bring it to the end says...

She was addressing the students of the University of Hyderabad during Rohith Shahadath Din, in memory of Rohith Vemula.

Rapid increase in censoring content in India, states ‘Google Transparency Report’

Mumbai: In 2015, Shiv Sena cadres protested at the Google office in Mumbai. 'Obscene' photos of their leader, Balasaheb Thackrey had appeared in Google search. The cadres had assembled to protest.Google delisted the URLs. They...

Supreme Court of Pakistan Upholds the Acquittals of Asia Bibi and Sets her Free

A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and comprising Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel tossed out the petition against the top court’s decision that was made last October, to free Asia Bibi from death row.

Assam NRC: SC refuses to extend deadline to submit final NRC

The NRC State Coordinator Prateek Hajela had earlier submitted in the Supreme Court that the NRC final report could be delayed to the end of September because of the parliamentary elections that would be held this year.

Dialogue with India Possible only after 2019 Polls: Pakistan

During his swearing ceremony, Khan had said that the government should negotiate with the neighbouring countries because war could not bring fruits unlike peace.

Mehul Choksi still out of reach, Antiguan authorities unwilling to cooperate

Earlier this month, Choksi had surrendered his Indian passport to the Indian High Commission in Guyana. Two days prior to that, the SBI had issued a notice to Choksi, demanding repayment of an outstanding loan up to Rs 405 Crore.

Israel Plans to Expel 36,000 Bedouin Palestinians from Negev Desert

The seized Bedouin areas are estimated at 260,000 dunums, on which the Israeli authorities will establish what they call as national projects, infrastructure and other “security” measures, which are required to ‘transfer’ the population to other villages, according to the reports.

Derogatory comments against Mayawati: No FIR yet

The failure to take police action has now angered the BSP who is intending to protest in the coming few days.

Supreme Court of Pakistan would hear Review Petition against Asia Bibi’s Acquittals on January...

A three-member bench, headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and comprising Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel will decide on January 29 whether or not to allow the appeal on January 29.

KSRTC pay salaries without taking loans for the first time in 25 years

The turnaround in the fortunes of the company are due to a number of reasons including increased fuel efficiency of its fleet, cutting down bus-staff ratio, increased revenues during the Sabarimala season, scrapping of double-duty system, dismissal of 2,002 persons for various reasons, temporary removal of 3800 empaneled staff and the use of conductor less e-buses.

Center asks SC’s permission to handover “excess” Ayodhya land to a trust founded by...

The petition also states that the dispute in court only pertains to 0.313-acre land where the Babri mosque had previously stood and that the rest should be given to Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas or the trust overseeing the Ram temple plan, whom the government considers to be the rightful owners of the disputed land.

UNICEF Joins Hands with UNWFP to help Vulnerable Families in Gaza

The joint initiative was designed to help poorer families, particularly children, women and elderly and to cope with the harsh winter and worsening living conditions of the people in the Gaza.

Pakistan and China agreed to make 2019 a year of Economic Cooperation under CPEC

The Minister for Planning Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar, said during a meeting with the Chinese ambassador Yao Jing, that the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Industrial Cooperation signed during the 8th Joint Coordination Committee on CPEC provided a framework to promote communication on key industries such as textile, petrochemical and iron and steel.

Kashmiri IAS Topper Shah Faesal Resigns as a Protest against Civilian Killings

Citing unabated killings in the valley and the lack of any sincere outreach from New Delhi, Shah Faesal said that he was forced to resign from bureaucracy.

Live Demonstration by US expert to prove that EVMs can be hacked

The live press began at 5:30 pm IST and was carried out by a US-based cyber expert who identified himself as Shuja Ahmed.

Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill a step backwards

On December 19, 2018, the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2016 was passed by Lok Sabha, amidst widespread criticism from the LGBTQIA community.

Tripura Police attack Ambulance carrying injured protesters

Agartala:A shocking video of Tripura policemen attacking an ambulance carrying two injured protesters went viral this week. Northeastern states in India are currently witnessing protests against the Citizen Amendment Bill (CAB).This video...

Srinagar Airport declared Plastic Free by Airport Authority of India (AAI)

As per airport officials, the implementation of eco-friendly policies of AAI, the installation of plastic bottle crushing machines and dustbins at prominent places have resulted in the plastic-free status of the Srinagar Airport.

Pakistan and Qatar Discussed Ways to Strengthen the Economic and Trade Relations

Islamabad:The prime minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, who is on a visit to Qatar held a meeting with the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani at Diwan-e-Amiri in Doha on Tuesday....

Photojournalists of Kashmir Valley are being Targeted Intentionally by Security Forces

Shopian:The photojournalists of the Kashmir valley are being targeted intentionally by security forces from time to time. These journalists are showered with pellets while covering the gunfights in the valley. Earlier, they were also...

Justice AK Sikri recuses himself from petition challenging Nageshwara Rao’s appointment

As soon as soon as the plea came up in Supreme court today, Justice Sikri said that he would not like to preside over the petition and recused himself.

Woman Delivers Baby on Roadside as Doctors Refuse to admit her in Hospital

The baby died immediately due to extensive cold, triggering massive outrage.

NSA Ajit Doval’s son files criminal defamation against Caravan

New Delhi:NSA Ajit Doval’s son Vivek Doval on Monday filed a criminal defamation complaint against Caravan magazine for publishing a ‘defamatory’ article. Mr. Doval also sought prosecution of Congress leader Jairam Ramesh in the...

Oxfam’s 2018 report on India shows the widening of the rich vs poor gap

Davos:Oxfam study on Monday has reported that in 2018 alone, India’s richest one perc increased their wealth by 39%. At the same time, the increase in wealth share was a mere 3 perc...

International Ambedkarite organisations extend support to Anand Teltumbde

A host of international Ambedkarite organisations have demanded that the 'fabricated charges' filed against activist-professor Anand Teltumbde be removed immediately.The full statement has been reproduced below.We the undersigned demand the immediate withdrawal of the...

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, an ally of BJP for 10 years, Quits NDA

“The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, an alliance party to the NDA for the last 10 years, would like to officially communicate to the chief convener of the third party alliance that we are officially declaring...

Kathua rape and murder case: After one year, justice continues to evade the family...

The headlines are no more, but the fear is constant along with grief, which never ends, says the family of eight-year-old Aasifa whose body was found in a jungle at Kathua district in Jammu and Kashmir, a year ago.

Research Scholar protest: IISc hold 12 hour fast

Delhi:Research scholars from the Indian Institute of Science (IISC) participated in a 12-hours hunger strike is solidarity with research scholars were arrested in Delhi for protests demanding a hike in their stipend. The research...

SC orders Kerala government to provide full protection to Bindu and Kanakadurga

New Delhi:Supreme Court today hearing the plea from Kanaka Durga and Bindu, the two women who were first to enter Sabarimala told the Kerala government to provide adequate and full protection for the women...

Thoothukudi student who asked Rajnikanth “Who are you?” arrested.

Thoothukudi:Thoothukudi student leader who asked Rajnikanth ‘Who are you?’ when he visited him in the hospital was arrested by police. The police said that Santhosh was arrested for allegedly distributing pamphlets instigating protests...

Son of BSF Jawan who complained about quality of food served in a viral...

New Delhi:The son of BSF Jawan, Tej Bahadur Yadav who made a viral video criticising the food that was served to security forces was found dead at their home in Haryana on January...

Trump’s latest appointment is ‘anti Muslim’: rights groups

Washington DC:Trump government’s new appointment of Charlie Kuperman as the new deputy national security adviser was condemned by American civil rights groups. The appointment was made last week and his role would be to...

Arrested twice by police, research scholars to continue protests

Delhi:Research scholars who were arrested during their protest on January 16, 2019, outside Sastri Bhavan announced that they will continue protests inside their respective campuses. Nationwide protests have started on campuses including IITs, AIIMS,...

SC to hear the plea by the women who entered Sabarimala

Delhi:The Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has agreed to hear the plea by Bindu Ammini and Kanaka Durga, the two women who made history by entering Sabarimala shrine, seeking protection from violence on...

New project to protect snow leopards

A project called Securing Livelihoods, Conservation, Sustainable Use and Restoration of High Range Himalayan Ecosystem (SECURE) was sanctioned by the ministry of environment, forests and climate change.It will be implemented primarily in...

Supreme Court relaxes stringent restrictions on dance bars

Mumbai:The Supreme Court has relaxed stringent restrictions that were imposed on dance bars in Maharashtra. The restrictions meant that no new licenses were granted to dance bars in Maharashtra since 2005. The Supreme Court...

2018 sixth warmest year in India: IMD

Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has declared 2018 to be the sixth warmest year in its recorded history since it commenced recording weather events in 1901.IMD noted that the temperatures in 2018 was significantly...

Brexit: British PM Theresa May may face motion of no-confidence

London:The British PM Theresa May faced the worst defeat by a government in modern history after the Brexit deal she negotiated was voted down with 432 voting against it and only 202 voting for...

Meghalaya miners: Indian Navy divers spot one body

Shillong:Indian Navy divers have spotted the dead body of one of the 15 divers trapped inside the Meghalaya mines. The body was detected at a depth of 160 feet inside the 370-foot-deep mine in...

2000 Research scholars demanding stipend arrested

Delhi:The police arrested more than 2000 research scholars on January 16, 2019, who were protesting outside the Ministry of Human Resource Development's headquarters in New Delhi. The protesters were Research scholars from all over...

First plant on Moon: China grows a cotton plant on Moon

A small cotton shoot is growing on Moon inside a bucket like a container on board a Chinese lunar lander, Chang’e-4. Chongqing University, which led the biological project, said in a media briefing that...

One-third of UN workers say sexually harassed in past two years

One-third of U.N. staff and contractors experienced sexual harassment in the past two years, according to a report released by the United Nations on January 15, 2019.The online surveys were carried out by Deloitte...

Bhima Koregaon: SC refuses to quash FIR against Anand Teltumbde; Pune High Court ...

Delhi:The Supreme Court on January 15, 2019, refused to quash the FIR filed against civil rights activists and writer Anand Teltumbde. He was arrested under the draconian UAPA for his alleged role in organising...

Jadavpur University students demand removal of Professor for sexist remarks

Kolkata:Students from Jadavpur university demand expulsion of professor Kanak Sarkar for his sexist Facebook post. Kanak Sarkar in his FB post had compared virgin women to sealed cold drink bottles. The protesting students have...

Google doodle celebrates first Anglo Indian author

Google honoured Anglo-Indian traveller, Sake Dean Mahomed today with a special Google doodle. It was on this day exactly 225 years ago that Sake Dean Mohamed became the first Indian author to publish a...

H D Kumaraswamy totally relaxed even as 2 MLAs exits ruling combine

Bangalore:Karnataka politics is witnessing turmoil after Congress’ 5 lawmakers went missing and BJP taking all of its MLAs to a Hotel in Gurgaon, two independent lawmakers have pulled out from the Congress-JDS combine. Their...

Erdogan speaks to Trump; to set up security zone in Syria

Ankara /Washington:Turkish President Erdogan and Donald Trump spoke for the first time over the phone after Trump threatened to “devastate Turkey economically” if the Kurds are attacked. Erdogan said addressing his deputies that...

BJP corporators gives ultimatum for removing Urdu signboards

Kalaburagi, Karnataka:BJP corporator Vithal Jadhav demanded the local administration to remove the signboard of Kalaburagi City Corporation where the Corporation name was written in three languages, Kannada English and in Urdu — at...

A study proposes 7 point plan to fight global environmental threats

London:A team of international researchers have proposed a seven-point plan that may help policy-makers devise new, coherent and collaborative strategies to fight global environmental threats. The team of researchers have published their report in...

Indian football coach Stephen Constantine resigns

Abu Dhabi:Indian football coach Stephen Constantine has resigned after India crashed out of the ongoing AFC Asian Cup. India needed only a draw against Bahrain in the final Group match to qualify to...

‘Operation Lotus’ : BJP flies it’s 101 MLAs to a Gurgaon Hotel

Bangalore:The BJP shipped 101 out of its 104 MLAs to a 5-star hotel in Gurgaon amid allegations of horse trading late on January 14, 2019. It was Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar who claimed for...

Pakistan Punjab’s CM pays tribute to Arfa Karim on her 7th Death Anniversary

In a statement, Buzdar said that the late Arfa Karim was the most intelligent and valuable daughter of Pakistan.

Supreme Court observes Police encounters under Yogi government as a serious issue

Delhi:The Supreme Court observed that a very serious issue had been raised after looking into a petition seeking a CBI probe into ‘1100 police encounters’ in Uttar Pradesh under the Yogi Adityanath government....

Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and 8 others chargesheeted

Delhi: Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya and eight others chargesheeted on January 14, 2018. They were accused of organising alleged anti-national at Jawaharlal Nehru University three years ago in February 2016. They have...

Statement by Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya in the context of the charge sheet

We congratulate the Delhi Police, the Home Ministry and the government for waking up from their deep slumber 3 years after 9 Feb 2016, and barely 3 months before the general elections 2019...

Pompeo and Mohammed bin Salman agree on the importance of de-escalation in Yemen

Riyadh:The US embassy in Saudi Arabia tweeted that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have agreed on the importance of de-escalation in Yemen. The embassy also...

A Million dead fish causes environmental stink in Australia

Sydney:A million fish believed to have died along banks of a major river system in eastern Australia. The region is facing drought and New South Wales government has warned more deaths would occur as...

Alok Verma ouster: Judge Sikri turns down post-retirement offer

Delhi:Supreme Court judge AK Sikri, who was part of the selection panel that removed former CBI director Alok Verma has turned down a post-retirement post offered to him by the government. The other...

US President threatens to ‘devastate’ Turkey if Kurds are attacked

US: US President Donald Trump has threatened to “devastate” Turkey’s economy if it attacks Kurdish fighters in Iraq. The Turkish government has long criticised the US’s military relationship with Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG). YPG...

India unwilling to accept Peace Talks with Pakistan: Imran Khan

In an interview, Khan blamed that the decline of peace talks between the countries would prove to be fatal in future.

3 Congress MLAs in hotel with BJP leaders

Bengaluru:Karnataka water resource minister D K Shivakumar has alleged that three Congress MLAs were in Mumbai hotel along with some BJP leaders. He alleged that BJP was trying to topple the coalition government through...

Rajkumar Hirani accused of sexual assault

Mumbai:Bollywood director Rajkumar Hirani has been accused of sexual assault by a woman who worked with him during the movie Sanju. The woman alleged that Hirani sexually abused her in more than one occasion...

Dr. Kafeel Khan receives prestigious Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Global Peace Award

Bangalore:Dr. Kafeel Khan who was continuously harassed by the Uttar Pradesh State Government and who was wrongly accused and even spent his time in jail, has received the prestigious Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Global...

Kerala government proposes to establish green belt in Idukki

Idukki:Kerala government is proposing to establish a green belt in Idukki along the Kerala-Tamilnadu border in order to recover the lost ecological wealth of the region. Additional Secretary P H Kurian told The Hindu...

CBCF forces Emraan Hashmi starter to change title

Mumbai:The CBCF has forced Emraan Hashmi starrer to change the title of their film. The original title of the film was 'Cheat India’ and was changed to ‘Why Cheat India’. The change was after...

Israel fires missiles towards Damascus

Jerusalem:Israel war planes have fired missiles towards the Syrian capital city of Damascus. Most of the missiles were shot down by Syrian air defence according to Syrian state media reports. Israel is attacking Syria...

Scientific study proves most of Earth’s land endangered by humans

NewYork:More than half of the land was found to be critically endangered by a report submitted in a US-based journal, Global Change Biology. The report found that only five percent of land remains free...

France braces for fresh yellow vest protests

Paris:France is going to see fresh anti-government protests by yellow vest protesters. The central French city of Bourges is shuttering shops as the protesters are seeking a new stage for its weekly protests amid...

Tripura police attack ambulance carrying injured protesters

Agartala:A shocking video of Tripura policemen attacking an ambulance carrying two injured protesters went viral this week. The Northeastern states are witnessing protests against the Citizen Amendment Bill (CAB). This video validates the claim...

Mismanagement of funds leads to poor quality education in M.P. tribal schools

Bhopal:The underutilisation of funds allocated for education in tribal schools was found to be the reason behind poor pass percentage in tribal schools of Madhya Pradesh by the CAG. CAG report states that Madhya...

IIT Mumbai students protest Citizen Amendment Bill

Mumbai:The students of IIT Mumbai are protesting Citizen Amendment Bill (CAB) after students from IIT Guwahati organised similar protests. Protests have raged across northeastern states of India and now the northeastern people living in...

Dog Whistle Politics — Tarun Bhartiya on Citizenship Amendment Bill

New Delhi:The citizenship amendment bill of 2016 seeks to provide citizenship to non-Muslim immigrants from Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan if they have been residing in the country for 6 years instead of 12...

Rahul Gandhi Writes Congratulatory Letter to Ifra Sheeraz, Board exam topper

She was also one among those students from the restive South Kashmir who braved the almost daily killings, restrictions, shutdowns and other risks to race ahead in the exams.

Kochi Biennale to organize fundraiser auction for flood relief

The state’s first live fundraiser art auction for the ongoing flood relief effort will be held this year on January 18 at the Kochi Muziris Biennale. Mumbai based auction house Saffronart and Kochi Biennale...

Myanmar Journalists remain jailed after loosing appeal

Myanmar court rejected an appeal by two Reuters reporters, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were jailed for breaking country’s Official Secret Act. The jailed journalists were investigating the killing of 10 Rohingya...

CBI Director Alok Verma resigns after being transferred by a PM led committee

The CBI director Alok Verma has resigned after he was removed from his post just 72 hours after being reinstated by the Supreme Court. He was removed by a high powered committee on...

Oceans warming up faster than expected

A finding published in US journal Science has shown that the oceans are heating up faster than previously thought. The finding has debunked previous reports that suggested a pause in global warming. Ocean...

Trump threatens to declare national emergency

Donald Trump speaking to the Fox News has repeated his threat to declare a national emergency to acquire the requisite federal funds to build a border wall. The proposed wall to be built between...