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K'taka orders CBI probe into snooping on leaders, cops
Bengaluru, Aug 19 (IANS) The Karnataka government has ordered a CBI inquiry into alleged phone-tapping of politicians, officials and senior IPS officers over the last year, a government official said on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
HC issues notice to Centre on Shah Faesal's detention
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) As former bureaucrat Shah Faesal knocked at the door of the Delhi High Court against his recent detention at the airport, a Division Bench of the court, headed by Justice Manmohan, issued notice to the Centre seeking its response.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bajwa to remain Pak Army Chief for another three years
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Pakistan Army Chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa's term has been extended by three years citing the "regional security environment".
2019-08-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
New Parliament building likely by 2022, says Modi
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that a new Parliament building may be constructed by 2022 when the nation celebrates its 75th year of Independence.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress' tallest Haryana leader Hooda planning rebellion?
Chandigarh, Aug 19 (IANS) Two-time Haryana Chief Minister and face of the Congress in the state, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who on Sunday said that Congress has lost its way, has put the political pot boiling in the state.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
How these J&K officers are fighting fake news on Kashmir
Srinagar, Aug 19 (IANS) With a full-fledged information war breaking out following the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution that gave Jammu and Kashmir special status, several officers of the state have put themselves on the front line of fighting fake news propaganda, mostly emanating from Pakistan.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Media,Politics
BJP to fine tune assembly polls strategy on Tuesday
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Even as the Congress is trying to realise what is its stated position on Article 370, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has gone full frontal with its poll preparations.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Punjab CM announces Rs 100 crore for flood-hit areas
Chandigarh, Aug 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday announced Rs 100 crore for emergency relief and rehabilitation measures in the flood-hit regions of the state.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Rahul a captain who deserted his sinking ship: Chouhan
Jaipur, Aug 19 (IANS) Shivraj Singh Chouhan, former MP Chief Minister, here on Monday termed Rahul Gandhi as 'ranchhod' (deserter) Gandhi and said he became the first captain to desert a sinking ship.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Prince Andrew 'appalled' by sex abuse claims
London, Aug 19 (IANS) Britain's Prince Andrew has said he is "appalled" by sex abuse claims surrounding his late friend Jeffrey Epstein, who was found dead in his cell at a federal prison in New York earlier this month, the media reported on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Ex-Malaysian PM's corruption trial postponed
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 19 (IANS) A Malaysian court on Monday postponed a trial against former Prime Minister Najib Razak for his alleged role in the embezzlement of billions in public funds that contributed to his shocking election defeat last year.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics
Trump expresses optimism over US, Taliban talks
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has expressed optimism over the talks between the Taliban and American negotiators as the two sides were trying to chalk out a deal on the withdrawal of US forces in exchange for a Taliban commitment on security and peace talks with the Afghan government.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Not intimidated by Trinamool's threats: Sovan
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee, who switched over to the BJP last week, accused the Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal of conspiring to put his life in danger and said he will not be intimidated by such threats.
2019-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Mughal descendant offers gold brick for Ram temple
Hyderabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Prince Habeebuddin Tucy, who claims to be a descendant of last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar, has offered to donate a gold brick to build the Ram temple at Ayodhya.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
HC to hear pleas against MP's hiked OBC quota from Aug 21
Jabalpur, Aug 18 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh High Court has decided to club all the petitions challenging the Congress state government's decision to raise the reservation for the OBCs from 14 to 27 per cent, and will hear all the petitions from August 21.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Telangana government neck-deep in corruption: Nadda
Hyderabad, Aug 18 (IANS) BJP's Working President J.P. Nadda on Sunday slammed Telangana's TRS government, saying it is neck-deep in corruption and alleged that Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao was interested only in promoting his family in politics.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Yediyurappa awaits Shah's nod to expand cabinet
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) The much-delayed cabinet expansion of the three-week-old BJP government in Karnataka is set to take place this week after party's national president Amit Shah clears the names of legislators for inducting, an official source said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Malnutrition bigger threat than Maoists: Chhattisgarh CM
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said on Sunday that malnutrition is a much bigger threat than Maoist violence in the state and that his government is working hard to improve the health of the people.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jaitley's condition critical, several ministers visit AIIMS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Several Union Ministers including Rajnath Singh, Smriti Irani and Jitendra Singh, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat as well as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visited AIIMS on Sunday to enquire about the health of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who is in a critical condition on life support systems.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Yediyurappa ministry to be expanded on Tuesday
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) The B.S. Yediyurappa-led BJP government in Karnataka will be expanded on Tuesday, an official said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Gehlot blames ex-CM Raje for lapses in Pehlu Khan probe
Jaipur, Aug 18 (IANS) Blaming former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje's government for reported lapses in the Pehlu Khan lynching case, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday said his government has formed an SIT to investigate the case.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
BJP's success ordained by God, not man: Shivraj
Panaji, Aug 18 (IANS) The BJP's success is ordained by God and is not man-made, BJP national Vice President Shivraj Singh Chouhan said here on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
UK PM to tell EU leaders to renegotiate Brexit deal
London, Aug 18 (IANS) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell European Union (EU) leaders that there needs to be a new Brexit deal when he makes his first trip abroad as the Prime Minister later this week.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diplomacy,Politics
Brexit Minister signs order to end all EU laws in Britain
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay has signed an order that will end all European Union (EU) laws applying in Britain from October 31, the British government said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Nadda discusses poll strategy with Telangana BJP leaders
Hyderabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Working President J.P. Nadda on Sunday discussed with the party's Telangana leaders the strategy to be adopted in the ensuing elections to urban local bodies in the state.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Nehru's 'wrong' policies delayed Goa's liberation: Chouhan
Panaji, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Prime Minister late Jawaharlal Nehru's "wrong" policies not only led to prolonging of the vexed Jammu and Kashmir problem, but also delayed the liberation of Goa from Portuguese yoke, BJP national Vice President Shivraj Singh Chouhan said here on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Article 370: Confused Congress disintegrating, says Shivraj
Panaji, Aug 18 (IANS) A confused Congress is disintegrating in face of the NDA government's brave decision to abrogate Article 370, BJP national vice president Shivraj Singh Chouhan said here on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Karnataka may order CBI probe into snooping under Kumaraswamy govt
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) The Karnataka government plans to soon order a CBI inquiry into the alleged phone-tapping of BJP leaders and 2-3 senior state police officers during the previous JD-S-Congress coalition government, an official said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Punjab extends health cover to 4,500 journalists
Chandigarh, Aug 18 (IANS) The Punjab government on Sunday announced to bring over 4,500 journalists into the ambit of its universal health insurance scheme, Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Media,Politics
Would return to real time normalcy elude Kashmiris for long?
Srinagar, Aug 18 (IANS) Moving with extreme caution and taking decision based on daily assessment of the ground situation, authorities on Sunday relaxed curbs in more areas of the Kashmir Valley.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Great time to innovate in India: Modi
Thimphu, Aug 18 (IANS) Asserting that India is home to among the biggest start-up eco-systems in the world and witnessing transformation in a wide range of sectors, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said it was a great time to innovate in the country.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Bhutan,Diplomacy,Education,Politics
UK PM in bid to get new Brexit deal
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Boris Johnson will meet European Union (EU) leaders this week during his first trip abroad as the UK Prime Minister, and stress on the the need for a new Brexit deal, the media reported on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
6 injured, 13 arrested in US protests
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) At least six people were injured and 13 others arrested during far-right and counter protests in the US city of Portland, police said.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Pak rejects request to resume Samjhauta, Thar trains
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Pakistan's Ministry of Railways has rejected a request by its Indian counterpart to restore operations of the Samjhauta and the Thar Express trains, which were suspended last week in the wake of New Delhis move to revoke Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, a media report said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Military officers, bureaucrats move SC over Article 370
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Six retired military officers and bureaucrats have filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the decision to revoke Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP races ahead in preparing for UP by-elections
Lucknow, Aug 17 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh is gearing up for by-elections to 13 Assembly seats, the dates for which are likely to be announced next month.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Jaitley in critical state, several leaders visit AIIMS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who has been put on life support at the AIIMS hospital here, is in a critical condition, hospital sources said on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CPI-M loses hold over Kannur local body in Vijayan bastion
Kannur, Aug 17 (IANS) The CPI-M and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan received a setback here on Saturday when the party lost control over the Kannur Corporation.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Houthis claim drone strikes on Saudi Aramco oil refinery
Sanaa, Aug 17 (IANS) Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed they launched multiple bomb-laden drone attacks on Saturday on an oil refinery of Saudi Aramco, the Saudi Arabian oil company, according to a media report.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Yemen,Politics,Terrorism
US issues warrant to seize Iranian oil tanker
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) The US Justice Department has issued a warrant to seize a detained Iranian oil tanker, the Grace 1, a day after a judge in Gibraltar ordered it to be released, the media reported on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Teachers launch rally to back HK youth protesters
Hong Kong, Aug 17 (IANS) Thousands of teachers took to the streets of Hong Kong on Saturday despite heavy rain in a show of solidarity with young protesters, as the city braces for an 11th weekend of demonstrations sparked by the now-shelved extradition bill.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Calls to boycott 'Mulan' after star backs HK police
Hong Kong, Aug 17 (IANS) Disney's live-action remake of the animated film "Mulan" is facing calls for a boycott, after its star voiced support for Hong Kong's police force, who anti-government protesters have accused of using excessive force.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Ordnance Factory Board to be made 100% govt equity firm
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Defence Ministry on Friday clarified there is no proposal to privatise the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) whose employees had called for a 30 days' strike.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Rahul condemns arrest of J&K Congress chief
Jammu, Aug 16 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday condemned the arrest of the party's Jammu and Kashmir unit chief Ghulam Ahmed Mir and another party leader saying the government has delivered another body blow to democracy.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Shah, Adityanath meet to discuss UP Cabinet expansion
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday held a meeting with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath here to discuss the state Cabinet expansion, party sources said.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Taking up Kashmir at UN 'diplomatic failure': Congress
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Terming Jammu and Kashmir as an integral part of India, the Congress on Friday said that the internationalisation of the Kashmir issue at the United Nations was a major "diplomatic and strategic failure" for the Indian government.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Punjab CM rejects party MP's allegation on sacrilege
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday rejected his Congress party's MP Pratap Singh Bajwa's allegation that the Advocate General's office had misled the state and the assembly on the sensitive issue of withdrawal of the Bargari sacrilege cases from the CBI.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Is government changing nuclear policy, asks Congress
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Congress on Friday said it stands behind the government on the issue of defence but asked it to make it clear if it was changing the decades-old nuclear policy.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
French 'Spiderman' scales HK skyscraper with peace banner
Hong Kong, Aug 16 (IANS) Daredevil Alain Robert, dubbed as "French Spiderman" climbed a Hong Kong skyscraper on Friday and unfurled a banner urging peace in the city rocked by political unrest.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Hong Kong,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Akali Dal in talks with BJP for Haryana polls
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) would contest the upcoming Haryana assembly polls with the BJP and negotiations for seat sharing are currently on, party leader Balwinder Singh Bhunder said on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics