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Kumaraswamy resigns as Karnataka CM after Cong-JD(S) govt falls
short by Ankush Verma / on 23 Jul 2019,Tuesday
Amid the political crisis in the state, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Tuesday resigned from the post after meeting Governor Vajubhai Vala. The resignation came after Kumaraswamy-led Congress-JD(S) government lost the trust vote in the Karnataka Assembly. Vala accepted Kumaraswamy's resignation and asked him to continue as the caretaker CM "until alternative arrangements are made".
short by Ankush Verma / 09:04 pm on 23 Jul
K'taka govt falls as Congress-JD(S) alliance fails to prove majority
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 23 Jul 2019,Tuesday
Congress-JD(S) alliance government in Karnataka failed to prove majority in the Assembly during the floor test on Tuesday. The Congress-JD(S) alliance received 99 votes against the BJP's 105. This comes after the Supreme Court said rebel MLAs can't be forced to attend the trust vote.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 07:56 pm on 23 Jul
Deadline for filing Income Tax Returns extended to August 31
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 23 Jul 2019,Tuesday
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on Tuesday extended the due date for filing Income Tax Returns for individuals for FY2018-19 from July 31 to August 31. Earlier, the deadline for employers to provide Form 16 to their employees was extended from June 15 to July 10. This extension had left only 21 days for employees to file returns.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 07:50 pm on 23 Jul
Rahul Bose charged ₹442 for two bananas at 5-star hotel, shares bill
short by Pragya Swastik / on 23 Jul 2019,Tuesday
Actor Rahul Bose on Monday shared a video from JW Marriott hotel in Chandigarh, in which he said he was charged ₹442.50 for two bananas he ordered at the hotel's gym and even showed the bill. "They're just too good for me. Well done JW Marriott, Chandigarh," Bose said. "Who said fruit wasn’t harmful to your existence?" he added.
short by Pragya Swastik / 09:35 pm on 23 Jul
TikTok deletes 60 lakh Indian videos for violating policy
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 23 Jul 2019,Tuesday
Bytedance-owned lip-syncing video platform TikTok has removed about 60 lakh video clips that violated its content protocol in India. The government had issued a notice to TikTok last week along with a set of questions, warning that a failure to answer and justify the queries could lead to a ban. The platform was accused of facilitating "anti-national" and obscene content.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 07:52 pm on 23 Jul
We have 105 MLAs, we will form a stable govt in Karnataka: BJP
short by Apaar Sharma / on 23 Jul 2019,Tuesday
After the Congress-JD(S) coalition government failed to prove its majority in Karnataka Assembly on Tuesday, the BJP said that it has 105 MLAs and it will form a stable government in the state. BJP leader Jagadish Shettar said that rebel MLAs of the Congress-JD(s) alliance have to decide whether to join BJP or not after the Speaker accepts their resignations.
short by Apaar Sharma / 09:27 pm on 23 Jul
Game Of Karma: BJP after HD Kumaraswamy's govt falls in Karnataka
short by Anmol Sharma / on 23 Jul 2019,Tuesday
After HD Kumaraswamy-led Congress-JD(S) alliance government in Karnataka failed to prove majority in the Karnataka Assembly, the official Twitter account of BJP Karnataka wrote, "Game Of Karma." "It’s the victory of people of Karnataka. It’s the end of an era of corrupt & unholy alliance. We promise a stable & able governance to the people of Karnataka," it further wrote.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:28 pm on 23 Jul
Wholesale trade is a problem, not retail: Siddaramaiah on rebel MLAs
short by Apaar Sharma / on 23 Jul 2019,Tuesday
Ex-Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah on Tuesday took a jibe at rebel Congress-JD(S) MLAs, saying that the wholesale trade is a problem. He added that the rebel MLAs who indulged in "wholesale trade" will be disqualified. "If there is retail trade of one or two members then it's not a problem," Siddaramaiah said. Notably, Karnataka's coalition government failed the floor test today.
short by Apaar Sharma / 08:47 pm on 23 Jul
Chandrayaan-2 in good health, moving in right direction: ISRO
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 23 Jul 2019,Tuesday
Updating on the status of the nation's second Moon mission aimed at India's first soft landing on Moon, ISRO said the Chandrayaan-2 is in "good health" and moving in the "right direction". If successful, it'll make India the fourth country to accomplish a Moon landing, on September 7. India will also become the first-ever to land near Moon's south pole.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 09:12 pm on 23 Jul
Pakistan willing to give up nuclear weapons if India does: Pak PM
short by Nandini Sinha / on 23 Jul 2019,Tuesday
When asked during an interview how would Pakistan respond if India said it was giving up its nuclear weapons, Pakistan PM Imran Khan said that his country would also be willing to give up its nuclear weapons. "Nuclear war is not an option. And between Pakistan and India, the idea of nuclear war is actually self-destruction", Khan added.
short by Nandini Sinha / 10:02 pm on 23 Jul
Former Chinese Premier known as 'Butcher of Beijing' dies aged 90
short by Nandini Sinha / on 23 Jul 2019,Tuesday
Former Chinese Premier Li Peng died of an illness on Monday at the age of 90, the state media reported. Peng was referred to as the "Butcher of Beijing" for his role in the Tiananmen Square crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in 1989. He served as China's fourth Premier from 1987 to 1998 and held several posts in the Communist Party.
short by Nandini Sinha / 09:35 pm on 23 Jul
IMF cuts India's 2019-20 GDP growth forecast to 7% from 7.3%
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 23 Jul 2019,Tuesday
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday revised downward India's growth forecast for 2019-20 to 7% from 7.3% due to "a weaker-than-expected outlook for domestic demand". The projection was slashed by 30 bps to 7.2% for the next financial year too. Notably, the World Bank forecast India's GDP to grow by 7.5% during the current and next two financial years.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 08:56 pm on 23 Jul
ICC bars four Zimbabwe women cricketers to play in England
short by Utkarsh Kumar / on 23 Jul 2019,Tuesday
The ICC has barred four Zimbabwe women cricketers including national team's captain Mary-Anne Musonda from travelling to England to represent Women's Global Development Squad. This comes days after the ICC suspended Zimbabwe Cricket on grounds of political interference in its cricketing affairs. Coach Adam Chifo, who was set to accompany the players, was also barred from participating.
short by Utkarsh Kumar / 09:23 pm on 23 Jul
Chelsea beat Barcelona 2-1 in pre-season friendly match
short by Dishant Sharma / on 23 Jul 2019,Tuesday
Chelsea beat Barcelona 2-1 in the sides' pre-season friendly match on Tuesday. Barcelona fielded their new signing, French forward Antoine Griezmann, while Chelsea played Tammy Abraham, who scored in the first half of the match. Chelsea sealed the match in the 81st minute when Ross Barkley scored the winner from the edge of the area.
short by Dishant Sharma / 09:06 pm on 23 Jul
Dhoni should play aggressively whenever he plays: Azharuddin
short by Anmol Sharma / on 23 Jul 2019,Tuesday
Former India captain Mohammed Azharuddin has said that whenever MS Dhoni plays, he should play aggressively. "If he plays his natural game more, I feel that will be good for India," he added. "If his interest is still 100 per cent, I feel, he is good player and he should play," he further said amid speculation around Dhoni's retirement.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:17 pm on 23 Jul
SL security delegation to visit Pak over potential Test series
short by Utkarsh Kumar / on 23 Jul 2019,Tuesday
The Pakistan Cricket Board on Monday said that a Sri Lankan security delegation will visit Pakistan in August, to assess the possibility of conducting a two-match Test series in Pakistan in October. Notably, Pakistan haven't hosted any Test series since a terrorist attack on visiting Sri Lankan team in 2009. Pakistan have hosted only 12 (limited-overs) matches since the attack.
short by Utkarsh Kumar / 10:00 pm on 23 Jul
Navdeep Saini should also be in India Test team: Munaf Patel
short by Merin Joseph / on 23 Jul 2019,Tuesday
Reacting to fast bowler Navdeep Saini being included in India's ODI and T20I teams, former fast bowler Munaf Patel said that the 26-year-old should be in Test team as well. "He is the only bowler who can bowl at 150 kmph," he added. Navdeep, who represents Delhi in the domestic circuit, has picked up 120 wickets in 43 first-class matches.
short by Merin Joseph / 08:55 pm on 23 Jul
FB removes fake accounts claiming to sell unreleased crypto Libra
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 23 Jul 2019,Tuesday
Facebook has removed several accounts, pages and groups posing to be official hubs offering its unreleased cryptocurrency Libra. "There's a deep irony...Facebook being used as the platform that could undermine trust in the currency Facebook is trying to build trust in," Cornell University Professor Eswar Prasad said. About a dozen fake hubs were spotted in total, including across Instagram.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 08:30 pm on 23 Jul
Allow only those with less than 3 kids to contest polls: Lok Sabha MP
short by Kriti Kambiri / on 23 Jul 2019,Tuesday
Lok Sabha MP Hanuman Beniwal has said that only those with less than three kids should be allowed to contest elections. Speaking on the bill to amend the Motor Vehicle Act, Beniwal said India’s rising population is one of the reasons for higher road accidents. India should adopt a three-child policy if not the two-child policy of China, Beniwal added.
short by Kriti Kambiri / 09:10 pm on 23 Jul
Former PayU India MD Jitendra Gupta joins BharatPe board
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 23 Jul 2019,Tuesday
Jitendra Gupta, former Managing Director of Naspers' fintech arm PayU's India unit, has been appointed to New Delhi-based fintech startup BharatPe's board. He will be joining BharatPe Co-founders Ashneer Grover and Shashvat Nakrani, Sequoia's Harshjit Sethi and Beenext's Teruhide Sato on the board. Gupta had co-founded Citrus Pay in 2011, which was later acquired by PayU India for $130 million.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 09:24 pm on 23 Jul
Working on compulsory retirement for lazy officials: Uttarakhand CM
short by Kriti Kambiri / on 23 Jul 2019,Tuesday
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Monday said that the state government is working on a scheme to give compulsory retirement to officials who are lazy and avoid work. There are frequent complaints about officials being slothful and loathe to work, Rawat said. Rawat further said that changing the prevailing work culture among government officials is a necessity.
short by Kriti Kambiri / 10:12 pm on 23 Jul
Vande Bharat completes test run from Delhi to Katra in 8 hrs
short by Kriti Kambiri / on 23 Jul 2019,Tuesday
India's fastest train Vande Bharat Express on Tuesday successfully completed its test run from New Delhi to Katra in eight hours. The train can run up to a maximum speed of 160 km per hour. Vande Bharat Express has features like Wi-Fi, bio-vacuum toilets, hot case, freezer and GPS-based passenger information system among other amenities.
short by Kriti Kambiri / 10:01 pm on 23 Jul
Terror incidents down by 86% in J&K in last decade: Govt
short by Kriti Kambiri / on 23 Jul 2019,Tuesday
MoS for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy on Tuesday said the number of terror incidents in Jammu and Kashmir have reduced by 86% in the last decade from 23,290 to 3,187. Terrorist initiated incidents reduced by 28% and actions initiated by security forces increased by 59% in first half of 2019 as compared to first half of 2018, Reddy said.
short by Kriti Kambiri / 09:54 pm on 23 Jul
Trump accepts Imran Khan's invitation to visit Pakistan: PTI
short by Nandini Sinha / on 23 Jul 2019,Tuesday
Pakistan's ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party has said that US President Donald Trump has accepted PM Imran Khan's offer to visit Pakistan. Khan extended the invitation to Trump during his first official trip to the US. "The two leaders had a one-on-one meeting, which was followed by delegation-level talks between the two sides," PTI said.
short by Nandini Sinha / 07:55 pm on 23 Jul
IndiGo founders working towards a compromise deal: Reports
short by Dharna / on 23 Jul 2019,Tuesday
IndiGo Co-Founders Rakesh Gangwal and Rahul Bhatia, involved in a dispute, are reportedly working towards a compromise. Reports said both parties are discussing the board's composition which will be expanded up to 10 members and a mechanism where related party transactions (RPT) would need independent directors' approval. Gangwal had accused Bhatia of entering into "questionable" RPTs with IndiGo.
short by Dharna / 09:10 pm on 23 Jul
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