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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
Clinical trials offer hope for restoring sight in acid attack victims
Hyderabad, July 15 (IANS) Clinical trials will be carried out at L.V. Prasad Eye Institute here that would offer hope for restoring sight in acid attack victims, the institute said on Monday.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
PGTI Feeder Tour season to tee off this week
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The TATA Steel Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) Feeder Tour season is set to tee off this week and the season will feature six events with a prize purse of Rs 8 lakh each.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Golf
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
Children's art on view at Triveni's newest gallery
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Triveni Kala Sangam, a major cultural hotspot in the national capital especially known for its terrace cafe, has added its list of galleries, a unique open-air gallery dedicated to children's art.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
India's June merchandise exports down 9.71%, imports fall 9.07% (Roundup)
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) India's merchandise exports in June declined 9.71 per cent, on a year-on-year basis, to $25.01 billion from $27.70 billion reported for the corresponding month of last year, official data showed on Monday.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
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
RBI levies Rs 7 cr fine on SBI for non-compliance of norms
Mumbai, July 15 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India on Monday said that it has imposed a penalty of Rs 7 crore on State Bank of India for non-compliance of several norms.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
NSCN (IM) man involved in killing of Arunachal MLA nabbed
Guwahati, July 15 (IANS) In a major breakthrough against NSCN (IM), a joint operation by Army, Assam Rifles and Assam Police, have arrested an NSCN (IM)commander, 'Major' Anok Wangsa, who is believed to be involved in the killing of Tirong Aboh, an MLA from Arunachal Pradesh.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
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
DUTA opposes EWS quota in faculty recruitment
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Opposing the "hasty" implementation of the EWS (economically weaker section) quota in recruitment of teaching staff, which they say would result in displacement of ad hoc teachers, scores of Delhi University teachers staged a protest at the Vice Chancellor's office, here on Monday.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
SC rebukes registry officials, lawyers
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday rebuked the Registry officials for shoddy work in listing urgent cases and unruly behaviour of some lawyers.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Heavy rains in north, northeast cause flooding, hit life (Roundup)
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Heavy rains affected normal life in various north and northeastern states, cut road and rail links and forced evacuation of thousands of people from their inundated houses to safer areas, particularly in Assam and Bihar, officials said on Monday.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi records 28.8 mm of rainfall
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The southwest monsoon that was elusive for last 10 days made a comeback on Monday, recording 28.8 mm of rainfall in just one spell, bringing much-needed relief to the people in Delhi and surrounding areas.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
ICMR launches vaccine trial to prevent TB among close contacts of patient
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Monday launched a vaccine trial to prevent occurrence of tuberculosis (TB) among people present close to patients suffering from it.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
SC dismisses plea alleging scam in LIC's policy
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a plea by Moneylife Foundation alleging major scam by Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) through its 'Jeevan Saral' insurance policy, which cheated lakhs of consumers especially the elders and pensioners.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ghana, Guyana, Pakistan withdraw from Commonwealth TT
Cuttack, July 15 (IANS) With less than 48 hours to go for the opening of the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here, the number of participating countries has come down to 12 apiece in both men's and women's section which will vie for the coveted Host Associations Cup and India Cup, respectively.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Other Sports
IndiGo to launch six new international flights
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier IndiGo on Monday said it will enhance its international connectivity by announcing six new flights.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Kolkata Metro starts probe into passenger's death
Kolkata, July 15 (IANS) Two days after the horrific death of a passenger in the Kolkata Metro, senior railway safety officials on Monday started a high-level probe into the tragedy, proposing to install convex mirrors at the end of both platforms and stop plying the new 'Medha rakes', one of which was involved in the accident, a Kolkata Metro Railway official said.
2019-07-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Toll-free number to report hate crime launched
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) A toll-free number 1800-3133-600-00, named Helpline Against Hate, was launched by United Against Hate, a collective of eminent citizens campaigning for social justice and peace, here on Monday.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
New-born baby found in dry drain in Ghaziabad
Ghaziabad, July 15 (IANS) A new-born boy was found lying in a dry drain in the Dasna area of Ghaziabad district on Monday, police said.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Slowdown woes: Ashok Leyland temporarily shuts Pantnagar plant
Mumbai, July 15 (IANS) Commercial vehicle maker Ashok Leyland on Monday said that owing to the "weak demand and outlook for the industry", it will close its Pantnagar plant in Uttarakhand for 9 days.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Kolkata Metro starts high-level probe into passenger's death
Kolkata, July 15 (IANS) Two days after the horrific death of a passenger in the Kolkata Metro, senior railway safety officials on Monday visited the accident spot and started a high-level probe into the tragedy, a Kolkata Metro Railway official said.
2019-07-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
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
SC fines NDMC Rs 50,000 for suppressing facts
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday slapped Rs 50,000 fine on North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) for suppressing facts before a Vacation Bench to secure a favourable order related to diesel vehicles registration.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
MakeMyTrip, ASI partner for online ticketing for 116 heritage sites
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) In a bid to promote India as a heritage tourism destination, online travel company MakeMyTrip Ltd. has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoU) the with Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) for convenient and hassle-free online bookings for 116 historical monuments and sites across India, MakeMyTrip announced in a statement on Monday.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
Takeda launches enzyme replacement therapy in India
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Expanding its portfolio of rare disease therapies in India, global bio-pharmaceutical company Takeda on Monday announced launch of the enzyme replacement therapy for 'lysosomal storage disorders' (LSD).
2019-07-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Rs 3.6 lakh looted from Ranchi bank, one robber arrested
Ranchi, July 15 (IANS) Three armed criminals looted Rs 3.6 lakh from a Canara Bank branch here on Monday but bank staff managed to catch one of the robbers as they fled, police said.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
World Cup final should have been a tie: Pujara
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Cheteshwar Pujara on Monday said that for him the 2019 World Cup final between England and New Zealand did not have a loser. "To be honest, I felt that there was no loser. Because it was a tie, both teams should have been given the trophy," said the 31-year-old batsman.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
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
Sunny Leone launches her eco-friendly cosmo-tech line
Mumbai, July 15 (IANS) Bollywood actress Sunny Leone is expanding her base as an entrepreneur. After launching perfume, cosmetic and lingerie lines in the past, she will now sell eco-friendly cosmo-tech products.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
443 held, huge cache of explosives seized in Birbhum
Kolkata, July 15 (IANS) More than 440 people have been arrested and a large amount of explosives seized in the Birbhum district of West Bengal during a district-wide drive.
2019-07-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
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
Apex court urged to decriminalise abortion
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Reproduction and abortion was a basic fundamental right and a matter of choice for every women, stated a public interest litigation (PIL) filed in the Supreme Court challenging the existing laws that criminalise abortion.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
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
Victory Flame makes first halt at Jindal University
Sonipat (Haryana), July 15 (IANS) The relay of Indian Army's Victory Flame, lighted in New Delhi to mark the 20th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas, on Monday made its first halt at the O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) here.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Haryana,National,Defence/Security,Education
Ashok Leyland temporarily shuts Pantnagar plant
Mumbai, July 15 (IANS) Commercial vehicle maker Ashok Leyland on Monday said that owing to "weak demand and outlook for the industry", it will close its Pantnagar (Uttarakhand) plant for eight days.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
DCC may not back Trai penalty on telcos, may go for nominal sum
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The Digital Communications Commission is unlikely to back TRAI's recommendations of a Rs 3,050 crore cumulative penalty on the three telcos -- Airtel, Vodafone, Idea -- and may make it into a nominal sum, sources said.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
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
Many commonalities between Indian, Sardinian cuisine: Chef Marco Murenu (Foodie Trail - Gurugram)
Gurugram, July 15 (IANS) The cuisines of the Italian island of Sardinia and India have much in common in their ingredient-focused cooking to highlight fresh, seasonal flavours, says Chef Marco Murenu, who is helming a Sardinian Food Festival at the Prego fine diner at the Westin hotel in this millennium city on the outskirts of the national capital.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Haryana,National,IANS Life
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
Sensex ends 160 points higher, Infosys at all-time high
Mumbai, July 15 (IANS) Strong gains by index major Infosys and Sun Pharma aided the Sensex in advancing over 160 points on Monday.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
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
Goa CM to appoint agency to study beach erosion
Panaji, July 15 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday said that a scientific agency would be soon appointed to study the phenomenon of beach erosion which washes away beach stretches across Goa's coastline every monsoon.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Centre to Court: Deloitte wrongly interpreting law to contest 5-year ban
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Deloitte Haskins & Sells LLP, the local auditing affiliate of international accounting group Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, is misinterpreting an important law as it seeks to avoid a five-year ban on new business, the government has informed the National Company Law Tribunal.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
13 Assam Rifles troopers killed in Himachal eatery collapse (Third Lead)
Shimla, July 15 (IANS) Thirteen soldiers and a civilian were killed and 28 others rescued after a four-storey "unsafe" building in Himachal Pradesh's Kumarhatti town where Assam Rifles troopers were holding a party collapsed due to rain, officials said on Monday.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
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