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Ignoring Centre's advise, Andhra to go ahead with PPAs review
Amaravati, July 15 (IANS) Ignoring the Centre's advise to exercise restraint on the issue of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), the Andhra Pradesh government on Monday decided to go ahead with the review of all PPAs.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Is Bihar Governor a puppet, asks civil service exam paper
Patna, July 15 (IANS) A question in a paper of the ongoing main examination of the Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) has sparked off a controversy, after it sought to know from the civil service aspirants if the state Governor was "merely a puppet".
2019-07-15
Category: India, Bihar,National,Education,Politics
NHRC notice to DGP Bihar over custodial death of JD-U Dalit leader
Patna, July 15 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission(NHRC) on Monday issued a notice to the Bihar Director General of Police in connection with the death of a ruling Dalit Janata Dal-United leader in police custody in Nalanda district last week.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sanskrit unifies Bharat, promote it: RSS leaders to Modi
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) backed organisation Samskrita Bharati said on Monday that Sanskrit was the unifying language of India which must be promoted by the Narendra Modi-led government at all levels across the country.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SC to hear plea on Justice Kureshi elevation on July 22
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday said that it will hear on July 22 a plea against the Centre's delay in clearing the name of Justice Akil A. Kureshi as Madhya Pradesh High Court Chief Justice.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Delhi to provide free safety kits to sanitation workers: Kejriwal
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said his government will provide free safety kits to sanitation workers, hoping there will be no sewer deaths in the city in future.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi PWD asked to procure 1.5 lakh more CCTV cameras
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday asked the Public Works Department (PWD) to procure 1.5 lakh more CCTV cameras and asked it to submit a daily progress report on the ongoing installation.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Call all-party meet on water crisis, says Amarinder
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday suggested an all-party meeting chaired by the Prime Minister to evolve a consensus and formulate a national strategy for tackling the deteriorating water situation in the country.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Protesting dairy farmers dump milk outside Goa assembly
Panaji, July 15 (IANS) Dairy farmers on Monday poured hundreds of litres of milk on the road outside the Goa Assembly complex in a symbolic protest against the rejection of nearly 4,000 litres of milk by the Gujarat-based Surat Milk Union Ltd (SUMUL).
2019-07-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Goa CM allocates portfolios to new ministers
Panaji, July 15 (IANS) Two days after inducting four new ministers into his cabinet, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday allotted portfolios to them, while also carrying out a minor reshuffle among the charges of older ministers.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Thane citizens launch 'post-card attack' on municipal chief
Thane (Maharashtra), July 15 (IANS) In a novel protest, angry citizens of Thane on Monday dashed off over a 1,000 postcards to Thane Municipal Commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal demanding his urgent intervention to resolve the hawkers' menace in their locality.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Karnataka Assembly adjourned till July 18 for trust vote
Bengaluru, July 15 (IANS) The Karnataka Assembly was on Monday adjourned for two days and will reassemble on July 18 when Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy will move a confidence motion against the backdrop of resignations tendered by 16 MLAs of the ruling Congress-Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) coalition and withdrawal of support by two Independent legislators.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Karnataka,Politics
1,069 posts vacant at Allahabad University: HRD Minister
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) As many as 1,069 posts are vacant at the Allahabad University, the Parliament was informed on Monday.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Repealing POTA was a mistake, says Amit Shah
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Monday passed the National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that will also allow the probe agency to probe terror cases targeting Indians and Indian assets abroad.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Man jailed in Uttarakhand for offensive posts against CM
Dehradun, July 15 (IANS) A man has been sent to jail in Uttarakhand for posting alleged offensive and objectionable posts against Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on his Facebook account, top police officers said on Monday.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
If Sidhu doesn't want to work, there's nothing I can do: CM (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday said if his Cabinet colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu did not want to do his job, there was nothing that he could do about it.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UP's dacoit-politician nexus to unravel in Dhulia's next thriller (IANS Special)
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Cold-blooded killings, political ambitions and the dramatic encounter of dreaded dacoit Dadua, known as the Veerappan of the North, will be the theme of a new Bollywood thriller to be directed by filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Muslims with 50 wives, 1,050 kids 'animalistic': BJP MLA
Lucknow, July 15 (IANS) Known for his controversial statements, Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA Surendra Singh has again stirred row, saying that Muslims who have 50 wives and 1,050 children possess "animalistic tendency".
2019-07-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Sidhu sends resignation to CM Amarinder
Chandigarh, July 15 (IANS) Ending suspense, Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday said he sent his resignation to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
2 more SFI members held for stabbing student in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, July 15 (IANS) The Kerala Police on Monday arrested two more members of the Student Federation of India (SFI), accused of stabbing a student of the Thiruvananthapuram University college.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
China's second-quarter growth slumps to 27 year low
Beijing, July 15 (IANS) The Chinese economy grew at the slowest pace in 27 years in the second quarter of 2019 as the country logged a growth of 6.2 per cent, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Monday.
2019-07-15
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Politics
Pompeo grants US visa for Iranian FM's UN visit
Washington, July 15 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that he has granted a visa for Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to visit the UN headquarters in New York, adding that the latter's movements will be largely confined.
2019-07-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
Kashmiri Pandits' roadmap for rehabilitation in Valley sent to Modi, Shah
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) A representation by Kashmiri Pandits for the safe return and rehabilitation of the six-lakh-strong community in Kashmir has been sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
B.L. Santosh appointed BJP General Secretary
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) A day after BJP General Secretary (organisation) Ramlal was moved back to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), party President and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday elevated joint General Secretary (organisation) B.L. Santosh to the post.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Karnataka Congress ready to meet rebel MLAs' demands: minister
Bengaluru, July 14 (IANS) In a last-ditch effort to save its shaky coalition government in Karnataka, Congress' trouble-shooter and senior minister D.K. Shivakumar on Sunday assured the rebel legislators of meeting their demands if they withdrew their resignations and attend the Assembly session underway.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Sidhu's resignation 'drama', say Cabinet colleagues
Chandigarh, July 14 (IANS) Punjab Cabinet ministers Brahm Mohindra and Charanjit Singh Channi on Sunday ridiculed their ministerial colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu's resignation as a "drama" and urged him to show dignity and decorum in his actions.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Naveen seeks performance report from party MPs
Bhubaneswar, July 14 (IANS) Biju Janata Dal (BJD) President and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday asked his party MPs to submit reports of their performance in the Parliament and on the steps taken by them to resolve issues in their respective constituencies every two months starting August.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
AAP's free WiFi promise for Delhi still a dream
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) With the Arvind Kejriwal government about to complete its tenure, the people of Delhi continue to wait for free WiFi internet access across the national capital with the AAP's promised project still in the pipeline.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Rajnath lights Kargil victory flame at War Memorial
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Commemorating 20 years of the Operation Vijay, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lit the victory flame at the National War Memorial, here on Sunday.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Punjab CM hails Pakistan's decisions on Kartarpur travel
Chandigarh, July 14 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh here on Sunday appreciated Pakistan's decision to scrap the separate permit system required for pilgrims to travel through the Kartarpur Sahib corridor and allow OCI and PIO card holders.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,IANS Special Series,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Child safety, penalising faulty roads key in Motor Vehicles amendment act
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Digitization of motor licensing, safety of children during commuting, and stringent punishment for faulty road design and maintenance are priority areas in the Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill, 2019, slated to be tabled in the Lok Sabha on Monday.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan imported medicines worth Rs 136 cr from India in 2019
Islamabad, July 14 (IANS) Pakistan imported medicines and vaccines worth (Pakistani) Rs 136,99,87,000 from India in 2019, its Health Ministry has said.
2019-07-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine,Politics
Parrikar's samadhi site defiled, protesters ate non-veg food: BJP
Panaji, July 14 (IANS) Leaders and workers of the Goa Forward Party (GFP) and an Independent MLA defiled the proposed samadhi site of former Chief Minister late Manohar Parrikar by eating 'chicken and mutton' at the premises during a protest meeting on Saturday, Goa BJP spokesperson Damu Naik said on Sunday.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Trump scrapped Iran N-deal to offend Obama: Report
London, July 14 (IANS) US President Donald Trump scrapped the Iran nuclear deal to spite his predecessor Barack Obama, British media on Sunday quoted a leaked memo as saying.
2019-07-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
Imran, Trump have similar personalities, God have mercy: Sheikh Rashid
Lahore, July 14 (IANS) Expressing hope that the upcoming meeting between similar natured Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and US President Donald Trump on July 22 goes well, Pakistan's Railway Minister Sheikh Rashid on Sunday said, "Khuda khair kare" (May God have mercy).
2019-07-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Politics
Goa Forward withdraws support to BJP-led government
Panaji, July 14 (IANS) A day after three of their Ministers were sacked from the Pramod Sawant-led Goa cabinet, regional party Goa Forward on Sunday formally withdrew support to the BJP-led coalition government.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Chandrababu will go to jail for corruption: BJP
Vijayawada, July 14 (IANS) Sunil Deodhar, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National Secretary and co-incharge of Andhra Pradesh, here on Sunday said former Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu would go to jail for corruption in two years.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
British tabloid claims Shahbaz embezzled UK aid, PML-N denies charges
Islamabad, July 14 (IANS) The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Sunday denied reports by British tabloid 'Daily Mail' that its leader Shahbaz Sharif embezzled millions given to Pakistan by the UK in aid.
2019-07-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Pakistan agrees to visa-free, year-long access to Kartarpur Sahib
Amritsar, July 14 (IANS) Pakistan on Sunday agreed in principle to allow visa-free, year-long travel to the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara for Indian passport holders and Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) card holders.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Won't support SFI members involved in stabbing of Kerala student: CPI-M
Thiruvananthapuram, July 14 (IANS) Kerala CPI-M secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan on Sunday said his party will not support the eight SFI members involved in the stabbing of Akhil, a student at a Thiruvananthapuram college.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Education,Politics
President Kovind offers prayers at Tirumala temple
Tirupati, July 14 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind offered prayers at temple of Lord Venkateswara atop Tirumala on Sunday. Accompanied by wife Savita Kovind and daughter Swati, the President had the 'darshan' at the famous hill shrine.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Trump to host Australian PM for official dinner
Canberra, July 14 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has accepted an invitation to a state dinner with US President Donald Trump.
2019-07-14
Category: International, Australia,Diplomacy,Politics
BJP will win over 65 seats in Jharkhand: Nadda
Ranchi, July 14 (IANS) BJP working President J.P. Nadda on Sunday claimed his party will get over 65 seats in the 82-member Jharkhand Assembly in the upcoming polls.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Pakistan agrees for visa-free year-long travel to Kartarpur Sahib
Amritsar, July 14 (IANS) Pakistan on Sunday agreed in-principle to allow visa-free, year-long travel for Indian passport holders and OCI card holders to the Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Efforts to help migrant Pandits' return to Kashmir gain momentum
Srinagar, July 14 (IANS) As efforts at governmental and societal level for the return of migrant Kashmiri Pandits to their homes in the valley gain momentum, separatist Hurriyat leaders say they are ready to do whatever is needed to help too.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Salma Ansari to build temple in madrasa
Aligarh, July 14 (IANS) In a gesture that is sure to strengthen the Hindu-Muslim bond, Salma Ansari, wife of former Vice President Hamid Ansari, has decided to build a temple and a mosque inside the 'Chacha Nehru Madrasa' run by her in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
UK can't control no deal Brexit: Philip Hammond
London, July 14 (IANS) British Chancellor Philip Hammond has said that the UK will not be able to control key elements of a no-deal Brexit, the media reported on Sunday.
2019-07-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Public grievances land right into Modi2.0 ears, with major thrust
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) With governance and digitization being major thrust areas of the Narendra Modi government, public grievances and their redressal are getting more importance and the Prime Minister himself devotes time every month to take up a particular department and look into top complaints received and their redressal.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Racing against time to launch Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Even as the Central government has announced the inauguration of the Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra on October 2 in New Delhi, work on the project is yet to begin at the site.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
2 arrested after chaotic parallel trading protests in HK
Hong Kong, July 14 (IANS) Two people were arrested on Sunday, including a man who tried to jump off a footbridge "out of panic", in relation to anti-parallel trader protests in Hong Kong, the media reported.
2019-07-14
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics