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Rajasthan crisis should be shortlived: Singhvi
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) With its government in Rajasthan on the brink, Congress managers are looking for ways to call a truce between the warring camps led by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his deputy Sachin Pilot.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cong's 'Hardik experiment' aimed at wooing Patels in Gujarat
Ahmedabad, July 12 (IANS) After pursuing KHAM for more than three decades, the Congress in Gujarat has made a change in its focus and now plans to woo the Patel community into the party-fold.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Delhi Police steps up drive to verify tenants ahead of I-Day
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Ahead of Independence Day celebrations, Delhi Police have stepped up tenant verification drive across different districts in Delhi.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
BJP rakes up lab technician recruitment issue in WB
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The recruitment of 22 Muslim lab technicians in a blood bank in Nadia district in West Bengal has turned into a political slugfest.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
12 Rajasthan 'rebel' Cong MLAs camping at Maneser hotel
Gurugram, July 12 (IANS) Twelve Congress legislators of Rajasthan, who have put the Ashok Gehlot government in quandary after reportedly deciding to extend support to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), are camping at ITC Grand Bharat, the five-star hotel in Maneser of the Gurugram district.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
'Forces trying to destabilise Congress govt in Rajasthan won't succeed'
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Amid the crisis in the Congress-led Rajasthan government, party state in-charge Avinash Pandey asserted that forces trying to destabilise the Ashok Gehlot government will not succeed and the party MLAs are intact.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress leaders work the numbers to retain power in Rajasthan
Jaipur, July 12 (IANS) Even as the battle of one-upmanship between two Congress camps led by Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his deputy Sachin Pilot plays out in the open, state Congress leaders are busy working the numbers and calculating permutations and combinations to ensure the party's government remains safe.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
British IS inmate killed in Syria: Report
London, July 12 (IANS) A Briton who left London to join the Islamic State (IS) terror group in Syria has died while being held in prison in the country, according to a media report citing sources
2020-07-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Terrorism
Poland votes in presidential run-off
Warsaw, July 12 (IANS) Voting was underway on Sunday in Poland's presidential run-off election, where incumbent Andrzej Duda, an ally of the conservative government, is pitted against the opposition-backed Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski.
2020-07-12
Category: International, Poland,Politics
Rajasthan: Tale of 2 notices by SOG which irked Pilot to revolt
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The Special Operation Group sent two notices "simultaneously" to Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot to record their statements in an alleged case of bribing of MLAs to topple the Congress government in the state.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UP govt orders judicial probe into Bikru killings, Dubey's encounter
Lucknow, July 12 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has ordered a judicial inquiry into the July 3 ambush in Bikru village wherein eight policemen were killed and also the July 10 encounter killing of main accused Vikas Dubey near Kanpur, officials sources said on Sunday.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Fox News writer resigns over racist messages: Report
Washington, July 12 (IANS) A top writer for Fox News host Tucker Carlson has resigned after posting racist and sexist comments online, it was reported on Sunday.
2020-07-12
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics
$889mn plan for British border posts, staff
London, July 12 (IANS) A 705 million pounds ($889 million) funding package to help manage the UK's borders has been announced as the country prepares to leave the EU customs union at the end of the year, a media report said on Sunday.
2020-07-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Corona should be looked at as corrector: Vice Prez
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Urging people to introspect on the life during the last few months of the coronavirus induced confinement, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said the pandemic needs to be looked at not only as a disaster, but also as a 'corrector' for making necessary changes in the perspectives and practices of living.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kerala govt's negative attitude messed up COVID-19 crisis: Nadda
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) BJP national President JP Nadda on Sunday launched a scathing attack on the Kerala government over the COVID-19 pandemic, alleging that the state government's attitude was always negative and it messed up the health crisis.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Thousands march in UK in support of Black Lives Matter
London, July 12 (IANS) Some 5,000 people took to the streets of UK's Brighton city in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, the media reported.
2020-07-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Biden wins Louisiana primary (Ld)
Washington, July 12 (IANS) Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has won the primary in the state of Louisiana, a media report said.
2020-07-12
Category: International, United States,Politics
Weekend lockdown in UP to check corona spread
Lucknow, July 12 (IANS) In an attempt to check the spread of Coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has decided to introduce a 'mini-lockdown' in the state on weekends.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Vegan activists turn London's Trafalgar Square fountains red
London, July 12 (IANS) Vegan activists have turned fountains in London's Trafalgar Square red, claiming that the government has "blood on their hands", a media report said.
2020-07-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Another Congress MLA in Madhaya Pradesh joins BJP
Bhopal, July 12 (IANS) The opposition Congress on Sunday got another jolt as its MLA from Bada Malahara Assembly segment, Praduman Lodhi, joined the ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Biden wins Louisiana primary
Washington, July 12 (IANS) Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Bernie Sanders has won Louisiana's primary, a media report said.
2020-07-12
Category: International, United States,Politics
Come back and innovate in India, Pradhan tells overseas students
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) As the government pushes for a self-reliant India -- 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' -- Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has appealed to the Indian students enrolled in global universities to come back and innovate in their own country.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rajasthan Minister Vishvendra says visiting Delhi for personal matter
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Amid reports that the Congress was faced with a crisis over the survival of its government in Rajasthan, state Tourism Minister Vishvendra Singh on Sunday said he was visiting Delhi over a personal matter.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Worried for the party, tweets Sibal amid Rajasthan crisis
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) As the Congress found itself amid a crisis over the survival of its government in Rajasthan, senior party leader Kapil Sibal on Sunday wondered aloud if the party leadership will wake up once the damage has been done.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Silence at Sonia Gandhi's residence amid Rajasthan crisis
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Even as the opposition Congress grappled with an intra-party crisis to save its government in Rajasthan, silence loomed over party interim President Sonia Gandhi's residence at 10 Janpath on Sunday as no senior Congress leader had arrived to discuss the matter.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian-American physician appointed delegate to RNC
Washington, July 12 (IANS) Sampat Shivangi, an Indian-American physician, has been appointed as a delegate to Republican National Convention (RNC) next month that would formally nominate President Donald Trump as its candidate for November's election, a media report said.
2020-07-12
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Politics
Pilot incommunicado, Cong trying for truce to save Rajasthan govt (Ld)
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) With Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot in Delhi to meet Congress high command and his camp claiming support of 25 MLAs, the Congress is trying to pacify factions led by him and Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot to save itself more embarrassment as well as the party's government in the state, sources said on Sunday.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
HK votes on 2nd day of weekend primary
Hong Kong, July 12 (IANS) Long queues appeared outside polling stations across Hong Kong on Sunday as residents flocked to cast their votes in a weekend primary held by the opposition camp for the upcoming Legislative Council (Legco) elections, a day after it drew a higher-than-expected turnout.
2020-07-12
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Roger Stone still a convicted felon: Mueller
Washington, July 12 (IANS) Roger Stone "remains a convicted felon" even though US President Donald Trump commuted his prison sentence, former Special Counsel Robert Mueller said, defending the legitimacy of a probe to uncover alleged Russian interference into the 2016 US election.
2020-07-12
Category: International, United States,Politics
UK will pay price for imposing sanctions: N.Korea
Seoul, July 12 (IANS) Denouncing the UK's recent sanctions imposed on North Korean individuals and organizations, Pyongyang has threatened that the country will be "made to pay the price".
2020-07-12
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S.Korea ends mask rationing scheme after 4 months
Seoul, July 12 (IANS) After a four-month operation, South Korea's mask ration system ended on Sunday as the supply of face masks designed to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic has stabilized.
2020-07-12
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Amitabh's message on COVID-19 inspired millions: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, July 12 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday wished speedy recovery to actor Amitabh Bachchan. He said that Amitabh's message on the COVID-19 had inspired millions.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Himachal CM wishes speedy recovery to Amitabh
Shimla, July 12 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday wished speedy recovery to actor Amitabh Bachchan who tested positive for COVID-19.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
'Over 500 Taliban-requested detainees may not be freed'
Kabul, July 12 (IANS) The Afghan government said that there were serious reservations about the release of over 500 Taliban prisoners within the countrys legal and judicial institutions, and most likely these detainees will not be released.
2020-07-12
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
UNSC adopts resolution to renew Syria humanitarian mechanism
United Nations, July 12 (IANS) The UN Security Council (UNSC) has adopted a resolution, with 12 votes in favour and three abstentions, on the mandate renewal for the cross-border humanitarian mechanism in Syria.
2020-07-12
Category: International, United States,Politics
Kashmiri separatist leader Sehrai held in Srinagar
Srinagar, July 12 (IANS) Ashraf Sehrai, a senior separatist leader and a close associate of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, was arrested in Srinagar city on Sunday morning, police sources said.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Lebanese PM denies reports of govt resignation
Beirut, July 12 (IANS) Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab has denied reports that his government will resign, saying he is working at reducing burdens on citizens.
2020-07-12
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Pilot in Delhi, seeks time to meet Cong chief
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot has arrived in Delhi to meet party high command and has sought time for a meeting with Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi, sources said on Sunday.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Romney slams Trump for commuting aide's jail sentence
Washington, July 12 (IANS) Republican Senator Mitt Romney has slammed President Donald Trump's decision to commute the prison sentence of his long-time political confidant Roger Stone.
2020-07-12
Category: International, United States,Politics
180 US academic institutions join lawsuit against student visa restrictions
Washington, July 12 (IANS) Some 180 academic institutions in the US have joined a lawsuit against President Donald Trump administration's decision to ban foreign students taking only online courses.
2020-07-12
Category: International, United States,Education,Politics
Egypt court upholds jail terms for Muslim Brotherhood members
Cairo, July 12 (IANS) An Egyptian court turned downan appeal by Muslim Brotherhood member Mahmoud Makawi Afifi, upholding a 20-year prison sentence by a criminal court over his involvement in violence that took place in the 2012, it was reported.
2020-07-12
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Thousands protest in Israel over handling of economy
Jerusalem, July 12 (IANS) Thousands of Israelis have staged a demonstration in Tel Aviv to protest against what they say is economic hardship caused by the government's mishandling of the coronavirus crisis.
2020-07-12
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Trump wears mask on camera for first time as he visits military hospital
Washington, July 12 (IANS) US President Donald Trump was seen wearing a mask while visiting a military hospital near Washington, D.C., the first time he did so on camera since the coronavirus pandemic broke out in the country.
2020-07-12
Category: International, United States,Politics
UN chief calls for efforts to protect health, rights of women, girls
United Nations, July 12 (IANS) United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for efforts to protect the health and rights of women and girls.
2020-07-12
Category: International, United States,Politics
Iran warns Europe not to give in to US pressures for extending UN arms embargo
Tehran, July 12 (IANS) Iran vowed retaliatory measures if Europe gives in to the US pressures for extending a UN arms embargo on Iran, Tasnim news agency reported.
2020-07-12
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Five dead after 'hostage situation' in SA church
Johannesburg, July 12 (IANS) Five people have been killed after attackers stormed a South African church, reportedly amid an argument over its leadership.
2020-07-12
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
World Council of Churches wants Hagia Sophia decision reversed
Istanbul, July 12 (IANS) The World Council of Churches has called on Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to reverse his decision to turn the celebrated Hagia Sophia museum back into a mosque.
2020-07-12
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Critics blast Trump for commuting Stone jail term
Washington, July 12 (IANS) Leading Democrats have condemned US President Donald Trump's decision to commute the prison sentence of his former adviser and friend Roger Stone.
2020-07-12
Category: International, United States,Politics
'Operation' Lotus to bloom in Rajasthan too?
Jaipur, July 11 (IANS) Will "Operation Lotus" be successful in Rajasthan and will the desert state reprise the Madhya Pradesh story? This was the most asked question in political corridors here soon after Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday called a press meet, where he termed the BJP as a "shameless party which was trying to topple the Congress government when it was busy tackling the Covid-19 crisis in the state".
2020-07-11
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
'Are Rajasthan MLAs goats?': BJP hits back at Gehlot
Jaipur, July 11 (IANS) As Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday accused the BJP of trying to topple his government, claiming it was "buying MLAs the same way as goats are being bought in the goat market", the opposition party hit back strongly, seeking he clarify if he considers the state's MLAs to be goats.
2020-07-11
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics