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Students attack BHU professor for supporting Muslim colleague

The Dalit professor is a senior faculty member in the Sanskrit Vidya Dharam Vigyan (SVDV) department where Khan has been appointed.

Jaipur Lit Fest 2020 unveils its list of speakers

With over 250 speakers, which include the likes of Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, Christina Lamb, Dexter Filkins, Forrest Gander, Howard Jacobson, Javed Akhtar, Paul Muldoon, Prasoon Joshi, Shashi Tharoor and Stephen Greenblatt, there's a lot to look forward to.

Rohingya await justice as UN court begins hearing genocide allegations

The Gambia, a tiny West African Muslim-majority country, filed the case in November at the Hague-based International Court of Justice (ICJ) accusing the Myanmar government of carrying out mass murders, rape and suspected ethnic cleansing operations against the Rohingya in Rakhine state, reports Efe news.

Sellers set their prices on their own, says Amazon India

"Amazon is a 100 per cent pure marketplace in India. Sellers set the prices on their own. We do not interfere there at all," Gopal Pillai, Vice President, Seller Services, Amazon India, told IANS in an interview.

Report finds no political bias behind FBI’s probe of Trump

The FBI had an "authorized purpose" in launching the probe, dubbed Crossfire Hurricane, department Inspector General Michael Horowitz said in the 434-page document, Efe news reported.

Citizenship Bill anti-Muslim, says Owaisi

The Hyderabad MP expressed objections over the CAB's nature while participating in the debate, saying "secularism is the basic structure of the Constitution and the Bill was arbitrary in nature and was in violation of fundamental rights."

Priyanka Gandhi slams BJP for onion, petrol price rise

Priyanka Gandhi tweeted, "The inflation has made the life of common man worse, prices of onion have crossed Rs 200 in some parts and petrol has crossed Rs 75, but the BJP government is in sleeping mode".

Palestine hails US resolution against Israeli settlements

Saeb Erekat, secretary-general of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), described the resolution as a "blow" to US President Donald Trump's support of the Israeli settlement activity in the West Bank.

Finland’s Social Democrats pick Marin to be youngest ever PM

Marin, who is currently the Finnish Minister of Transport and Communications, narrowly won over Antti Lindtman, the 37-year-old chairman of the Social Democratic Parliamentary Group, in a vote of 32-29, Xinhua news agency reported.

Congress slams Centre over CAB, calls it ‘unconstitutional’

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that seeks to provide Indian nationality to Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Parsis, Jains and Buddhists fleeing persecution in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, has already faced cold vibes from the opposition with the Congress calling it "unconstitutional".

India to launch spy satellite, 9 others on December 11

According to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the rocket numbered as PSLV-C48 will lift off at 3.25 p.m. with RISAT-2BR1, a radar imaging earth observation satellite weighing about 628 kg.

SC to hear plea in Telangana Encounter on Wednesday

A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde said it will also examine what is being monitored by Telangana High Court.

Forget onions, you’ll soon need more food to stay healthy

In most countries, average body height and body size is increasing and more needs to be eaten to maintain the higher weight.

Lata Mangeshkar returns home, thanks fans for love

Sharing her health update, Mangeshkar took to Twitter and wrote: "Namaskaar, For the past 28 days, I was at Breach Candy hospital. I was diagnosed with pneumonia. The doctors preferred that I extend my stay in the hospital and go home when completely healthy. Today, I am back home with the blessings of Mai and Baba."

Colombo Port City opens for investors

Accompanied by the Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Cheng Xueyuan, the Prime Minister on Saturday officially declared the 269 hectares of land reclaimed from the sea for the project as part of the Colombo district, reports the Daily Financial Times.

Tension prevails after mosque signboard damaged in UP

More than 300 villagers gathered on Khiribir Road and claimed that the board had been deliberately damaged. They demanded action against people responsible for it.

Implementation of POCSO Act needs scrutiny, says author Damyanti Biswas

"Under the POCSO Act, capital punishment would be meted out to those who are convicted of a violent crime against those under 12 years old. It is a step in the right direction in that the ordinance recognises that child abuse deserves rigorous punishment.

UP: Govt suspends 7 cops in Unnao case

The action came late on Sunday night.

Trump warns Kim of losing everything if he takes hostile action

"Kim Jong-un is too smart and has far too much to lose, everything actually, if he acts in a hostile way," Efe news reported citing Trump as saying in a series of tweets on Sunday.

WhatsApp blocks Cyberabad police’s helpline number

Cyberabad Police Commissioner V.C. Sajjanar tweeted on Sunday that WhatsApp has blocked Cyberabad Police's WhatsApp number 9490617444. "We are now using 7901114100 for receiving citizens' grievances temporarily," he added.

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi to face genocide allegations in court

Suu Kyi, who is also Myanmar's foreign minister, is travelling with a team of experts to the Netherlands so that she can appear at ICJ hearings on 10 and 12 December, the State Council said in a statement posted to its official Facebook account, Efe news reported.

Karnataka bypoll results: Counting of votes begins

"Vote count in all the 15 Assembly segments began at 8:00 a.m. at 11 centres, including three in Bengaluru for four urban seats. Postal ballots are counted first, followed by counting of votes in EVMs," Election Commission official G. Jadiyappa told media here.

Chilean protesters turn on pharmacies over high medicine prices

In the evenings, images captured by security cameras at pharmacies show groups of hooded men stealing boxes of medicines from shelves, while health-care professionals, retirees and young people protest in the afternoons, holding up signs calling for lower medicine prices, Efe news reported.

NHRC continues probe in ‘encounter’ of rape accused

A day after visiting various sites relating to both the incidents and examining the bodies of the four slain accused, the panel recorded statements of the two policemen who were injured in the alleged 'encounter' near Shadnagar town on December 6.

Watford sack manager Sanchez Flores

Chris Hughton could be a replacement, the report said.

Christmas baking starts now

Sous Chef Vijesh Modi from The Deltin, Daman shares the secret recipe to a perfect Panettone.

Penguin acquires Duckbill Books

The acquisition includes titles and its backlist of non-fiction and fiction books across a broad range of categories. The Duckbill brand will be published within Penguin Random House India's children's publishing group division.

Kerala set to rent helicopter even as finances in shambles

This has been done after the Kerala Police chief Loknath Behra argued the need for a helicopter to help tackle the Maoists present in the forests of the state as also for emergency use when natural calamities strike.

Bethlehem sparkles on Advent Sunday

A wooden relic thought to be a fragment of Jesus' manger was also returned to Jerusalem from the Vatican after 1,000 years in Europe. Advent is the fundamental idea that Jesus is coming, Franciscan Artemio Vitores told Efe News.

Vet’s rape, murder case in fast track court, announces KCR

In his first reaction since the ghastly crime on the outskirts of Hyderabad on November 27, the Chief Minister expressed his deep anguish.

Namibia President Geingob wins second term

Geingob on Saturday defeated independent candidate Panduleni Itula, who received 29.4 per cent, Xinhua news agency reported, citing ECN.

Rahul Gandhi to hold first rally in Jharkhand on Monday

The rally, coming two days after the first of the five-phase polling, is scheduled at 1.30 p.m. at Bazartand Ground, College Road in Simdega.

Hong Kong protesters return to streets

After two relatively quieter weeks, the protesters were out in force again for three authorised marches in different parts of the city on Sunday, each bigger than the one before, Efe news reported.

Congress leader Nana Patole becomes new Speaker of Maharashtra

This became possible after the Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday withdrew its nominee, Kisan Kathore from the contest for the prestigious said, according to state party chief Chandrakant Patil.

Priyanka Gandhi writes to Adityanath, seeks probe into girl’s death

Priyanka Gandhi, who is also the in-charge of the eastern Uttar Pradesh in a letter dated November 28 to the Chief Minister said the incident was "heart wrenching" and it assumes importance in the context of the security of girls studying in various institutions in the state.

63% polling in Ist phase of Jharkhand Assembly polls

Defying the Maoist boycott call, voters queued up in large numbers at polling stations since morning to caste their votes.

Iran shuts schools due to rising air pollution levels

Tehran's Deputy Governor on Friday announced that all kindergartens, schools as well as universities would be closed on Saturday, Xinhua reported, citing IRNA.

Dalrymple, Murugan, Tharoor in line-up for Kerala litfest

Set along the shores of the Arabian Sea by the beaches of Calicut, the festival will bring readers and writers together for inspiration, entertainment, and discussion.

Protest in Kabul against alleged election fraud

The protesters shouted slogans against Ghani and the country's election commission, alleging that the poll body was counting hundreds of thousands of invalid votes polled on Sep.28 to help the president win a second term, Efe news reported.

Delhi: Medical student commits suicide

The incident happened on Friday morning. Preliminary investigation indicates that the woman, a second-year postgraduate student at the hospital, injected herself with a syringe found in her room.

Ayodhya’s Muslim community to mark December 6 as ‘Day of Sorrow’

For the last 27 years, from December 6, 1993 onwards, the Muslim community in Ayodhya led by Haji Mahboob, who was one of the main litigant from Muslim side in Babri Masjid case, and president of local organization 'Anjuman Muhafiz - Masajid wa Maqabir' (organisation and protectee of mosques and mausoleums), has been observing the day in this manner.

Application in SC seeks stay on electoral bonds

The Association for Democratic Reforms through advocate Prashant Bhushan filed the application in the apex court said: "The government made SBI accept expired electoral bonds sold in an illegal window."

SFI, KSU activists clash at Thiruvananthapuram college

University College, located in the heart of the state capital, has been in the news for somne time, ever since an SFI student was stabbed by two other SFI activists a few months back and it took another turn when the two accused were later found to have manipulated the Public Service Commission examinations for the Police Constable and secured top ranks.

Massachusetts becomes 1st US state to ban flavoured tobacco

This law seeks to make these flavoured tobacco products less attractive to the youth amid a wave of vaping-related illnesses and deaths, Efe news reported.

Deepika bags gold, Ankita wins silver at Asian archery meet

Deepika beat Ankita 6-0 in the lopsided final contest.

SS, NCP, Congress’ coming together setback for BJP, says Mamata Banerjee

Banerjee asked the BJP to ponder over how the Sena, a "more strident Hindutva party", joined hands with the other two outfits.

Death toll in Albania earthquake rises to 46

According to the ministry's statement on Thursday, 22 of the killed are from Durres and Kruje, Xinhua reported.

Assam: Civil society organisation files case against NRC coordinator for misappropriation of funds

One Rajib Deka of the Assam Public Works (APW) has filed the FIR at the Guwahati office of the CBI on Thursday.

China threatens US after Trump signs HK legislation

Trump in a statement said he had signed the bills the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act 2019 and one against crowd control munition exports to the territory out of "respect" to Chinese President Xi Jinping and the people of Hong Kong, Efe news reported.

Pakistan: Students to protest at 50 places on November 29

Lahore:   Students in Pakistan have decided to come together under the Student Action Committee (SAC) for a Student Solidarity March at 50 places across the country on November 29.The students are demanding better education facilities,...

EC files FIRs against Yeddyurappa over ‘casteist’ speeches

"Alleged speech made by B.S. Yeddyurappa, Chief Minister of Karnataka on caste lines in Gokak and Shiruppi village in Kagwad Assembly constituency on November 23 have been inquired into," said Additional Chief Electoral Officer (expenditure monitoring) Priyanka Mary Francis in a statement.

JNUSU: No decision yet on boycotting exams

"We also want normalcy on the campus. We also want to get back to studies, but the Vice Chancellor is not ready for a dialogue. Whatever we could do, we have done. Some lecture series are happening. It's not that classes are completely shut, but we haven't taken a decision on exams," said JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh.

Uddhav takes oath as Maha CM, 6 Ministers also sworn in

Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari administered the oath of office and secrecy at 6.40 pm to Thackeray - who sported a striking saffron coloured kurta-pyjama, the Sena's colour.

Messi scores in 700th match to guide Barcelona to victory

Luis Suarez put the hosts up 1-0 in the 29th minute with an assist from Messi, who doubled the lead four minutes later with a goal of his own and went on to set up Antoine Griezmann's marker in the 67th minute.

Bengal bypoll: Trinamool, BJP, Congress lead in one seat each

The by-elections were held on November 25.

Assam bans gutkha, pan masala with nicotine for 1 year

A notification issued by the Food and Drugs Administration of the state government banned the manufacturing, storage, sale, transportation, display and distribution of food articles in which tobacco or nicotine are used as ingredients.

More trouble brews for Chinmayanand as old case crops up

The court will on December 13 hear another sexual harassment case brought against Chinmaynand by his former devotee who was also the principal of his college.

Sanju Samson’s return in team brings cheers for home town

Samson is a local hero and tempers ran high when he was dropped unceremoniously after being benched for the recent matches against Bangladesh.

Trump approves bill supporting HK protesters

The Human Rights and Democracy Act mandates an annual review, to check if Hong Kong has enough autonomy to justify its special status with the US, BBC reported.

Kamal Nath seeks action against Pragya Thakur

His tweet follows the Bhopal Lok Sabha member Pragya Thakur's repeated mention of Godse as a patriot.

Australian broadcaster, author Clive James dies at 80

Diagnosed with leukaemia in 2010, the author and critic had movingly written about his terminal illness during the final years of his life, the BBC reported on Thursday.

‘Prize of honesty is humiliation’: Khemka on 53rd transfer

This is the 53rd transfer of Khemka, who is considered as an upright officer in the administrative circle. Khemka, who was Principal Secretary, Science and Technology, has now been shifted to the Archives, Archaeology and Museums Department in the same rank.

Pakistan appoints retired army general as CPEC Authority head

Lt-Gen (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa, former head of the military's media wing Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), has been named as chairman of the CPEC Authority.

KBC finale to host Infosys Foundation Chairperson Sudha Murty

In the finale episode, Murty went down the memory lane and recalled how she had landed her first job in Telco, the organisation which at that time did not hire female employees.

India puts into orbit Cartosat-3; touches 310 foreign satellite launch-mark

In the process, India crossed the milestone of putting into orbit 300 foreign satellites. By putting the 13 American nanosatellites into orbit, India till date has launched a total of 310 foreign satellites for a fee.

Trump terms impeachment probe as ‘witch hunt’

Trump made the remarks when he met his supporters at a jam-packed BB& T Center in Sunrise, which has a capacity of around 20,000 people, Efe news reported.

INX Media deal: Court extends judicial custody of Chidambaram

Chidambaram was produced before Special CBI Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar who extended his judicial custody.

Bindu Ammini announces her next visit to Sabarimala

"The upcoming visit is to mark the anniversary of our visit to the temple for the first time. This new pilgrimage will see hundreds of women coming from various parts of the country. This is being organised under the Women's Wing of the Renaissance Movement. I don't think the Kochi police will be providing us security but we will be going," said Ammini.

AIMPLB to file review petition on Ayodhya verdict in December

Senior advocate Zafaryab Jilani said on behalf of AIMPLB that the review petition would be filed before the 30-day limit which ends on December 9.

2016 Dhaka cafe attack: 7 Islamists get death penalty

Anti-Terrorism Special Tribunal Judge Mojibur Rahman awarded death sentence to Jahangir Hossain alias Rajib Gandhi, Rakibul Hasan Regan, Aslam Hossain alias Rashedul Islam alias Rash, Abdus Sabur Khan alias Soheil Mahfuz, Hadisur Rahman Sagar, Shariful Islam Khaled alias Khalid and Mamunur Rashid Ripon -- for the attack at Dhaka's diplomatic zone Gulshan in the 12-hour June 2016 seige, bdnews24 reported.

MDMK, DMK leaders demand regional bench of Supreme Court

Vaiko said that people from the southern parts of the country face many problems such as language barrier, exorbitant fees, long travel time in approaching the Supreme Court and hence a regional bench should be established in Chennai.

Kerala HC denies bail to CPM youths charged under UAPA

The High Court went with the prosecution's observations and denied bail after going through the case diary and also the digital evidences that the police had placed before the court, forcing to conclude that giving bail at this moment might hamper the ongoing investigations.

Parvathy feels ‘Kabir Singh’ glorifies violence against women

Parvathy was speaking at an actors' roundtable where "Arjun Reddy" actor Vijay Deverakonda was also present, reports hindustantimes.com.

WADA review panel recommends punishment for Russia

WADA said in a statement that the CRC has "recommended to WADA's Executive Committee that the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) be declared non-compliant" with Code and the recommendation is "accompanied by strong proposed consequences and conditions of reinstatement."

Muttiah Muralitharan to be Governor of Lankan province

He is among three new Governors set to be appointed by the new government of Lankan President, who took over earlier this month.

SC refuses hearing on Maha Vikas Aghadi

The oath-taking ceremony of the newly-elected MLAs started earlier in the day with Pro Tem Speaker Kalidas N. Kolambkar administering their oaths inside the Vidhan Bhavan.

Israeli spyware firm sues Facebook over blocked accounts

The plaintiffs asked the Tel Aviv District Court to order Facebook to unblock the accounts until the issues are decided in court, Haaretz reported on Wednesday.

Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terror groups

"I will be designating the cartels," Donald Trump said on being asked about the issue during a radio interview on Tuesday.

Congress party seeks disqualification of Rae Bareli MLA Aditi Singh

The petition has been filed by Congress Legislature Party leader Aradhana Mishra before the Speaker of Vidhan Sabha.

Over 300 children die everyday from AIDS-related causes

Low access to antiretroviral treatment, in addition to limited prevention efforts, is a leading cause for these deaths, with only 54 per cent of children aged 0-14 living with HIV in 2018 - or 7,90,000 children - receiving lifesaving antiretroviral therapy, the Xinhua news agency reported.