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Kerala sub-collector who skipped quarantine traced to his hometown in UP

Kollam: One of the sub-collector in Kollam district who skipped his 14day quarantine has now been traced back to his hometown in Uttar Pradesh. Though...

When Delhi police entered India Art Fair

Though the IAF management decided this year to turn their back at the turbulent political environment in the country, the artists, had found their own ways to express solidarity with the protesting crowd of Delhi. 

Halt the Hate: Steep rise in crime against Christians between 2016-19

What is even more alarming is the impunity enjoyed by those propagating these crimes. They are often garlanded, celebrated and given seats in elections as a reward. 

China’s tale on US Army; When conspiracy theories spread faster than...

Clearly, a global competition can be seen over owning the narrative of Covid-19, which is motivated by fear, hatred, and division.

Who the f*** you think you’re talking to?, Why did John...

India is repeatedly getting mentioned in John Oliver's popular show, last week tonight, all thanks to Narendra Modi and his die-hard fan Arnab Goswami. 

“Ab Toh Hum Bhi Krantikari”, When music redefines the grammar of...

But what made the resistance music of these days different is also the fact that it wasn't confined to a single language or a single genre. From poetry recitations to Ghazals and hip-hop, it had a wider appeal.

Twitter awards first ‘manipulated media’ label to Trump, What you need...

Though, Facebook and Twitter are trying to curb misinformation, the spread and popularity of these videos show how even clear warnings can fail in front of the social media empires build by those sharing them.

Holi in blood : Carnage in Shiv Vihar

Burnt houses, vandalized mosques, traumatized people who are now taunted by the apathy of the government- this is what Shiv Vihar has to offer this Holi

Saudi: Royal family members arrested for alleged coup, the story so...

It "sent a message to anyone in the royal family feeling disenfranchised: Stop grumbling and toe the line, because if Prince Ahmed can be arrested, any prince can and will be." 

From Crisis to Catastrophe: US Trade War, Iran and Corona Outbreak

The "maximum pressure strategy" is a cruel and inhuman tactic thrown at an already stigmatized country. It can never be a legitimate foreign policy tool, by any rationale. 

Accountability: Lessons from a pre-planned pogrom

The CM has already given up putting the blame on Centre who controls Delhi police, and home minister Amit Shah is maintaining his tactful, cunning silence. 

Jammu: The new dawn India promised

213 days since the lockdown, Kashmir has neither received the development that was promised nor the happiness that was talked about. Instead, reports suggest that Kashmir's tourism industry is facing a major set back since the bifurcation.

Dwindling freedom: India withers

The report had criticized the Modi government for distancing the country from the “founding commitment to pluralism and individual rights, without which democracy cannot long survive”.

Traders of the dead: Those who sold their soul in UN

The panelist also did not throw light on the demonstrations happening in Delhi, or brutal suppression of protests. They also did not utter a word about NPR or NRC which coupled with CAA can lead to the marginalization of India's Muslims, who form nearly 15 percent of the country's 1.3 billion population. 

Quit India: Students asked to leave

The decision of FRRO to deport students who had participated in the anti-CAA demonstrations speak volumes about free speech in the world's largest democracy. 

The friendship that should worry India

Jani is not just any staffer but the Muslim Outreach Coordinator of Biden. In that case, how can Joe Biden run a successful campaign against Trump's racism, islamophobia, and xenophobia? How can Biden be progressive at one hand but has fascist ties on the other?

The colossal corruption of AAM AADMI

As rightly said, he who does not oppose evil, commands it to be done. 

Politics of name changing, Jammu’s City Square would now be called...

Hyderabad was almost renamed Bhagyanagar. And thankfully BJP lost the elections. 

Protests over Delhi riots, Here is what happened at the parliament

Following commotion, both Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha were adjourned till 2pm.

“There’s no help on the horizon,” Arundhati Roy on Delhi Violence

She also said that we are in need of people who won't mind being unpopular, who are prepared to put themselves in danger, who is prepared, to tell the truth.

COVID-19, Death toll passes 3000, More countries affected

Meanwhile, Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi dismissed the United State's offer of help.

Delhi pogrom: Ten questions Amit Shah should answer

Delhi: After two days of organized violence on Muslims that claimed 35 lives, a brittle quiet settled over parts of riot-hit northeast Delhi. Many grieving...

When Hindu terrorists deploy children for riot

Delhi: The organized attack against the Muslims in Delhi is continuing for the fourth day. 21 people are reported to be killed. Reports from the...

India crawling: Hindu terrorism burns down mosques

The mob was seen shouting “Jai Shri Ram” and “Hinduon ka Hindustan” as they paraded around the burning mosque in celebration, and a Hanuman flag was placed on the minaret of the masjid.

Betrayed: How Arvind Kejriwal failed Delhi voters

Delhi:Delhi was burning, bleeding yesterday. Despite promises of bringing the situation under control, the agitation continues with the help of Delhi police. At least...

Exposed: Those who went silent when Delhi was burning

What is even more horrifying than the visuals that are coming out is the sheer indifference and silence that are displayed by media which have been focussing on Trump's visit while either totally ignoring or spreading false narratives about what is going on in Delhi.

‘A new day’: Weinstein convicted, Here is how the scandal...

 "He was a Jekyll and Hyde," one of the accusers said. “If he heard the word ‘no’, it was like a trigger for him.”

#Breaking: Delhi is burning, Four Killed

Delhi: Four people including a cop were killed and several others were injured in an attack by the state and Hindutva goons in Delhi on...

Shaheen Bagh: SC interlocutor submits report, Who is to blame for...

New Delhi: Wajahat Habibullah who has been asked to assist the SC appointed interlocutors in the Shaheen bagh mediation, filed an affidavit yesterday in the...

Coronavirus Outbreak: Toll in China rises to 2952; The story so...

Italy, one of the worst hit in Europe, imposed stringent measures and draconian rules including fines on people caught leaving or entering virus-affected areas

US President lands in Ahmedabad with #GoBackTrump trending on Twitter

14 million dollars have been spent in 'modi'fying Ahmedabad alone to entertain Trump for 36 hours.

‘Pakistan Zindabad’: Five times India’s fragile national ego was hurt

It is till date unclear as to what provoked the MP police? But there are reasons enough to believe that the thumping 180 runs victory of Pakistan over India, surely added fuel to this fire.  

“We are thankful, now roll back this act,” Shaheen Bagh Protesters...

Delhi: The Supreme Court-appointed interlocutors' attempt to shift the protesters from Shaheen Bagh turned out to be futile, yet again. Senior lawyer Sadhna Ramachandran along with...

AMU Teachers Association Condemns Adityanath’s Remarks, Writes to President

Uttar Pradesh: Condemning the remark made by Uttar Pradesh CM Adityanath regarding AMU students “intending to burn down Aligarh city,” AMU teacher's association wrote to...

AAP leaders taking oath as Delhi Cabinet Ministers

On Kejriwal's advice, President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed six Cabinet Ministers for Delhi. They are: Manish Sisodia, Satyendar Jain, Gopal Rai, Kailash Gehlot, Imran Hussain and Rajendra Pal Gautam.

Chinese FM meets WHO chief in Germany

Yi said on Saturday whenever an epidemic occurs, rumours spread and cause panic, and there should be someone to be impartial and tell the truth.

Not afraid of Pakistan Army, says Imran Khan

He said that he is working day and night.

UP Congress leader gets Rs 1.04 cr notice for anti-CAA protest

The notice issued by additional city magistrate (first) Rajesh Kumar, asks Pratapgarhi 'why Rs 1.04 crore spent on deploying force to maintain law and order in and around the Eidgah should not be recovered from him'.

Akhilesh claims threat from BJP leader

The former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister made the disclosure while addressing a function at his party office in Kannauj on Saturday.

Tourists can visit Goa Carnival without worry, says CM

Sawant also promised to review the existing administrative procedure for the imposition of prohibitory oredrs, while urging tourists to travel to Goa for the upcoming Carnival without worry.

Kerala Vigilance registers case against former Congress Minister

Sivakumar was a Minister in the cabinet of Oommen Chandy (2011-16). Sivakumar said this is "nothing but settling political scores".

Stripping of Bhuj college students serious issue, says CM

"We have taken prompt measures. Such issues of sexual harassment could not be tolerated. The education department is also looking into it," Rupani told the media at an event.

JUI-F dares Imran to file treason case

On Friday, Khan called for treason proceedings against Rehman for remarks regarding the ouster of the incumbent government.

Altaf Bukhari to launch ‘Aapki Party’

"A five-member team has been constituted to draft the constitution of the party. The announcement will be made in Srinagar in the next few days," Bukhari told IANS.

Anti-CAA protests held across TN

According to the police, during the anti-CAA protest in Chennai on Friday, some protesters hurled stones and chappals injuring some policemen. This prompted the police to resort to mild baton charge and some protesters were detained, as they had assembled for protest without permission.

Kerala poll body to move SC on local body elections

"We will inform the Supreme Court the practical difficulties in conducting the polls based on the 2019 voters list. In case it has to be done then an additional Rs 10 crore would be needed to recast the 2019 voters list to make it ready for the upcoming local bodies polls," said Bhaskaran to the media.

SL strongly objects US travel restrictions on army chief

In a statement on Friday night, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said: "The government of Sri Lanka takes strong objection to the imposition of travel restrictions on Lt. Gen. Silva and his immediate family members by the Us, based on independently unverified information."

Stalin condemns police action on anti-CAA protesters

He also said the state government should permit holding of democratic peaceful protests.

US-Taliban reach truce, paves way for Washington’s withdrawal

The deal was struck on Friday after protracted negotiations in the Qatari capital Doha and was announced after a meeting between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Defence Secretary Mark Esper and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference reports Xinhua news agency.

Court exempts Sharif from appearing on medical grounds

While addressing the media on Friday, Sharif's lawyer Amjad Pervaiz said that a new medical certificate had been submitted to the court, reports The Express Tribune.

Police complaint against former NRC coordinator Hajela

The complaint against Hajela was lodged by an NGO, Assam Public Works, the original petitioner to the Supreme Court about the NRC updation.

Rehman should be tried under Article 6, says Imran Khan

"There should be a case under Article 6 against maulana for his statement regarding the ousting of the government," he said, during an informal conversation with journalists, Dawn reported.

BJP attempting religious conversion, says Mamata

Addressing BJP legislature party leader Manoj Tigga while speaking in the state Assembly, Banerjee said "stop religious conversions".

SC decides to fast-track hearing of criminal appeals in death penalty...

A circular was issued on Friday by the apex court saying all appeals must be listed for hearing not later than six months, no matter if the appeal is ready or not, a significant departure from the past when appeals from high courts did not come up for hearing for years.

Passengers from Japan, S Korea, Thailand to be screened at airports

According to a circular issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation: "Universal screening of all passengers coming in flights directly from Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Singapore besides the flights from China and Hong Kong shall be ensured immediately once they step out of the specific identified aerobridge.

EC to implement SC directive on candidates’ criminal cases

If any party fails to submit such compliance report, the poll body said it would bring such "non-compliance by the political party concerned to the notice of the Supreme Court as being in contempt of this Court's orders or directions".

DCW sends notice to police, DMRC in molestation case

The incident was reported by a woman passenger on Wednesday on social media in a series of tweets. She alleged that while she was travelling in a metro on Yellow Line, a man flashed his private parts facing her.

CMDRF not paid money raised through concert, action demanded

This issue surfaced after a RTI query revealed that not a single rupee has been deposited in the CMDRF account.

Coronavirus: Third Indian tests positive on Diamond Princess

The embassy tweeted: "Update (as on 14 Feb 2020) On #Indian Nationals On-Board the Quarantined Cruise Ship #DiamondPrincess at #Japan" and attached the health bulletin in the tweet, which said: "As of 14 February 2020, altogether 218 people have tested positive for COVID-19, including 3 (three) Indian crew members. All 2018 people including Indian nationals have been taken to hospitals for further treatment and quarantine."

Erdogan attempts to rile up Muslims in Pakistan over Kashmir

Addressing a joint session of Parliament in Islamabad, for the fourth time, Erdogan reiterated his country's support for Pakistan and its stand on the Kashmir issue.

Congress youth wing demands roll-back of LPG price hike

The workers in the protest displayed gas stove and cylinder placed on a cart and demanded the roll-back of the increased price.

Pune court transfers Koregaon-Bhima case to NIA

The ruling came a day after the Maharashtra government indicated it had no objection to the NIA taking over the case and conducting the further proceedings.

Bombay HC Judge Dharmadhikari quits

Justice Dharmadhikari made the announcement of his resignation in the open court, saying he had demitted office and Friday was his last day in office.

Bhima Koegaon: Anand Teltumbde, Gautam Navlakha denied anticipatory bails

Mumbai: Bombay High Court on Friday refused to grant anticipatory bails to Gautam Navlakha and Anand Teltumbde in the Bhima Koregaon case. The court, however, extended...

No relief for Omar Abdullah; SC seeks reply from J&K

A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra declined to entertain submission by senior advocate Kapil Sibal, representing Sara, seeking immediate relief in the Habeas Corpus petition.

Petition soon in SC to seek Babri rubble

He said that he would soon discuss the issue with senior lawyer Rajiv Dhawan and would file a petition in the Supreme Court later this month.

74 people in Odisha under observation for coronavirus

74 travellers who have returned from Coronavirus affected countries after January 15 have been identified by the state surveillance system and kept under home quarantine, said the Health Department official.

Sri Lanka approves extension of free-visa facility till April 30

The visa-free programme was introduced by the former government on August 1, 2019, for a period of six months, the Daily Financial Times said in the report.

US announces proposal with Taliban to reduce violence in 7 days

"We've said all along that the best if not only solution in Afghanistan is a political agreement," Efe news quoted Esper as saying at the end of a meeting of NATO Defence Ministers here on Thursday.

Gargi molestation: HC agrees to hear plea seeking CBI probe

Sharma on Friday made an urgent mentioning before a division bench of the high court presided by Justices G.S. Sistani and C. Harishankar.

Passengers disembark in Cambodia from cruise amid COVID-19 fears

The Westerdam, of the Holland America Line shipping company, docked at the Sihanoukville port, a day after it anchored off the coast, reports Efe news.

Green tribunal pulls up Defence Ministry

The Principal Bench of the NGT headed by chairperson Adarsh Kumar Goyal observed: "In view of repeated failures, coercive measures have become necessary against the concerned Joint Secretary including attachment of salary and issuance of the warrant.

US Senate passes bill to curb Trump’s war powers on Iran

The Iran war powers resolution was approved by a vote of 55-45 - hours after Trump warned that it would make America less safe from Iran, the BBC reported on Thursday.

Cong blames Goa govt for Kashmir-like prohibitory orders

Drawing a parallel between the government's decision and the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, Congress spokesperson Trajano D'Mello said: "So, is the government trying to say that the situation in Goa is as bad as the situation in Kashmir?"

Unhappy by admin’s response, Gargi protest to enter day 5

"Gargi College has continued to strike for its fourth consecutive day, to reiterate that the students aren't happy with the answers given to them by the administration," the student body said in a statement.

J&K Panchayat by elections to be held in March

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

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.