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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
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
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
Hollywood actor Vin Diesel's 'Fast & Furious 9' stunt double Joe Watts fell at least 30 feet on his head while performing a stunt. It is feared that a safety cable snapped as Joe leapt off a balcony and he suffered serious head injuries. Joe's fiancée wrote, "He's in an induced coma. He is stable and is being monitored closely."
short by Daisy Mowke / 07:35 pm on 23 Jul
Stokes turns down 'New Zealander of the Year' nomination
short by Anmol Sharma / on 23 Jul 2019,Tuesday
New Zealand-born England all-rounder Ben Stokes has said he's flattered to be nominated for 'New Zealander of the Year' award but it doesn't "sit right" with him. "I've helped England lift World Cup and my life is firmly established in UK [since I was 12]," he added. He further said that New Zealand captain Kane Williamson would be "worthy recipient".
short by Anmol Sharma / 07:15 pm on 23 Jul
Test jerseys to have names, numbers for 1st time, England share pics
short by Anmol Sharma / on 23 Jul 2019,Tuesday
For the first time in 142 years of Test cricket, cricketers will wear jerseys with names and numbers on them. England and Wales Cricket Board released the first look of England's Ashes Test jersey on Instagram, writing, "Happy to see names and numbers on the back of Test shirts?" The first Ashes Test will begin on August 1.
short by Anmol Sharma / 07:25 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
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
National Conference President Farooq Abdullah has said if there can be some help in resolving Kashmir issue, it'd be good. This comes after US President Donald Trump claimed PM Narendra Modi asked him to help with the dispute. Abdullah added, "I congratulate Modiji, he too wants to use everything to solve this issue that's creating tensions between India and Pakistan."
short by Apaar Sharma / 07:02 pm on 23 Jul
Sad India is on top in deaths due to road accidents: Nitin Gadkari
short by Apaar Sharma / on 23 Jul 2019,Tuesday
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday said that over five lakh road accidents occur in India annually in which about one lakh people die. "It's sad that India is on top in the number of deaths due to road accidents," Gadkari said, while taking up an amendment bill in the Parliament, seeking increased penalties for offences such as drunk driving.
short by Apaar Sharma / 07:14 pm on 23 Jul
Only 7 IAS officers among 33 new joint secretaries appointed by govt
short by Apaar Sharma / on 23 Jul 2019,Tuesday
The government has appointed 33 new joint secretaries in the Centre out of which only seven are from Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and four from Indian Revenue Service (IRS). The government brought officers from other services like Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers, Indian Post and Telecommunication Accounts and Finance Service and Indian Defence Accounts Service, among others.
short by Apaar Sharma / 06:48 pm on 23 Jul
S Korea fired 360 shots at Russian plane that entered its airspace
short by Nandini Sinha / on 23 Jul 2019,Tuesday
South Korean warplanes fired as many as 360 warning shots at a Russian military aircraft that entered South Korean airspace on Tuesday, an official at South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said. However, the Russian Defence Ministry said in a statement that no warning shots were fired from the South Korean warplanes.
short by Nandini Sinha / 07:06 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
After World Bank, China-led development bank drops Amaravati funding
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 23 Jul 2019,Tuesday
China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has pulled $200 million of funding for Andhra Pradesh's new capital Amaravati. This comes after the World Bank withdrew $300 million of funding after the central government dropped support for the Amaravati project. The two were due to provide the majority of the $715 million cost of funding for transport, sanitation and water supply.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 07:20 pm on 23 Jul
India should ease law on hiring and firing workers: Panagariya
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 23 Jul 2019,Tuesday
Former NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya has said India should ease norms for hiring and firing workers to make it easier for companies to do business. The government has proposed combining multiple laws governing workers to form four sets of labour codes. What's needed is the reform of labour laws and not just streamlining of existing ones, Panagariya added.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 07:24 pm on 23 Jul
England include Jason Roy, Olly Stone for Test vs Ireland
short by Dishant Sharma / on 23 Jul 2019,Tuesday
England have included Jason Roy and Olly Stone for the one-off four-day England-Ireland Test that is set to be held at Lord's. Roy and Stone will be making their Test debuts in the match ahead of the upcoming Ashes series. Joe Denly, who was dropped for the final 15-man squad for the World Cup, will also take the field.
short by Dishant Sharma / 07:14 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
Rio champ Ledecky withdraws from 200m, 1,500m freestyle at WC
short by Dishant Sharma / on 23 Jul 2019,Tuesday
American swimmer Katie Ledecky has withdrawn from the 200 metres freestyle and will miss her 1,500 metres title defence at the World Aquatics Championships due to illness. Ledecky, who had won Olympic gold in the 200m, 400m and 800m events at the Rio Olympics, had been feeling under the weather since arriving in South Korea last week.
short by Dishant Sharma / 07:14 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
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
MHA removes CRPF cover for Lalu Yadav, Rajiv Pratap Rudy
short by Jigyasu / on 23 Jul 2019,Tuesday
Union Home Ministry has downgraded the security cover of some politicians like RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav, BJP MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy, among others. The decision was taken after a comprehensive review of the VIP protectees, provided security by the Central Armed Police Forces. As per reports, Z+ security for Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav has also been withdrawn.
short by Jigyasu / 07:14 pm on 23 Jul
3 forced to eat excreta over suspected witchcraft in J'khand
short by Kriti Kambiri / on 23 Jul 2019,Tuesday
Three people, including two women, were allegedly thrashed and forced to consume human excreta over the suspicion of practicing witchcraft in Jharkhand's Giridih, police said on Tuesday. Police have arrested four persons in connection with the case while one accused is currently absconding. The accused reportedly suspected that the victims performed rituals that made people fall ill in the area.
short by Kriti Kambiri / 06:38 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
Air India plans to revive all 17 grounded planes by October
short by Dharna / on 23 Jul 2019,Tuesday
Debt-laden Air India is planning to bring all its 17 grounded planes back into operation by October-end for maximising revenue, Chairman Ashwani Lohani said. Of the 17 planes which were grounded for up to a year due to lack of maintenance and repair funds, eight would begin operations by August-end. The government recently said it's committed to Air India's disinvestment.
short by Dharna / 07:14 pm on 23 Jul
India in far better place than most major economies: RBI Guv
short by Dharna / on 23 Jul 2019,Tuesday
RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said India is currently in a far better position than most other major economies, and signs for economic growth recovery are looking good. "This year we've projected 7% [GDP growth]. There was uncertainty...but now monsoon outlook has improved...oil prices remain in $65-range," he added. RBI had cut its 2019-20 GDP growth forecast from 7.2% to 7%.
short by Dharna / 06:58 pm on 23 Jul
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