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Ajit Doval interfered in probe against CBI's Asthana: Officer to SC
short by Pragya Swastik / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and Central Vigilance Commissioner KV Chaudhary interfered in the corruption investigation against CBI's Special Director Rakesh Asthana, CBI officer MK Sinha told the Supreme Court on Monday. They didn't allow searches important to the inquiry, Sinha added. Sinha also said Union Minister Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary took "a few crores" to help a businessman.
short by Pragya Swastik / 09:12 pm on 19 Nov
Digvijaya denies maoist links, dares PM Modi to arrest him
short by Pragya Swastik / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Monday denied links with the Maoists in the conspiracy of Bhima-Koregaon case and dared PM Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis for his arrest. Digvijaya Singh's contact number was mentioned in a letter seized by the Pune police. "That number is available to everyone via Rajya Sabha's portal," argued Singh.
short by Pragya Swastik / 06:50 pm on 19 Nov
14-yr-old dies in firing during enactment of Kans Vadh in UP
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
A 14-year-old boy was accidentally shot dead in firing that took place during the enactment of 'Kans Vadh' in Uttar Pradesh's Bhaduiya Math village. The bullet that hit the boy was supposed to be aimed at an effigy of Kans that was hung on a tree. Additional Superintendent of Police Sanjay Kumar said a probe has been ordered.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 04:37 pm on 19 Nov
Indian woman criticises US pub for Hindu gods on toilet walls
short by Ankush Verma / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
An Indian woman based in US has written a letter to a New York pub criticising it over images of Hindu gods on its toilet walls. "I wasn't proud...I thought is it possible that my culture is again being...treated like an accessory of white culture," she wrote. The pub apologised and said, "The bathroom will be dismantled and redesigned ASAP."
short by Ankush Verma / 04:08 pm on 19 Nov
Salary can't be stopped for not linking A/C with Aadhaar: Bombay HC
short by Pragya Swastik / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
The Bombay High Court on Monday said that a person's salary cannot be withheld on failure to link his bank account with the Aadhaar card. It questioned the Centre's decision of stopping a port trust employee named Ramesh Purale's salary since 2016 on the aforementioned grounds. Purale refused to link his account with Aadhaar citing his fundamental right to privacy.
short by Pragya Swastik / 11:12 pm on 19 Nov
RBI agrees to inject ₹8,000 cr into the market after 9-hour meeting
short by Pragya Swastik / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
After an over nine-hour-long board meeting in Mumbai on Monday, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) agreed to inject ₹8,000 crore into the market by purchasing government bonds by November 22. RBI will buy these securities through multi-security auction using multiple price method. An increased cash flow was among the issues behind an alleged rift between the Centre and RBI.
short by Pragya Swastik / 10:17 pm on 19 Nov
Pilot flies mother, grandmother on 1st flight, touches their feet
short by Pragya Swastik / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
An IndiGo pilot from Chennai, Pradeep Krishnan, touched his grandmother and mother's feet on their first flight before flying the plane. His sister, who was also taking a flight for the first time, was onboard the plane. "Dreams come roommate...has come a long way from 2007 when we first started to fly," Pradeep's friend wrote on Facebook.
short by Pragya Swastik / 10:33 pm on 19 Nov
Indian-origin professor in US used students as servants: Reports
short by Ankush Verma / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
Ashim Mitra, an Indian-origin professor at US' University of Missouri-Kansas City reportedly used his students as his personal servants. Mitra reportedly told his students to look after his dog and water the house plants when he and his wife were away. One of his students said that he considered his life at the university as "nothing more than modern slavery".
short by Ankush Verma / 07:51 pm on 19 Nov
CRPF jawan on poll duty shoots self in Chhattisgarh's Raipur
short by Shashank Verma / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
The police on Monday said a CRPF jawan allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with the service rifle of a colleague in poll-bound Chhattisgarh's Raipur. Belonging to 148th battalion of the CRPF, the jawan shot himself with his colleague's AK-47 rifle, an official said. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead on arrival, he added.
short by Shashank Verma / 10:16 pm on 19 Nov
Rahul sat in Namaz-like position to pray at temple: UP CM
short by Shashank Verma / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath on Monday while campaigning in Madhya Pradesh's Dhar, slammed Congress President Rahul Gandhi for sitting in a Namaz-like position to pray in a temple in Gujarat. He added, "...the priest had to tell him that this is...temple, not a Mosque." Earlier in Chhattisgarh, the CM said Hanuman was one of the most prominent tribals.
short by Shashank Verma / 06:47 pm on 19 Nov
44 Modi mentions in 22 mins, who's Rahul campaigning for: Shah
short by Nikita Pradhan / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
Criticising Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, BJP President Amit Shah on Monday said, "In a recent rally...Gandhi uttered Modi's name 44 times in his 22-minute speech." "I'm wondering whether he is campaigning for the BJP or the Congress," he added. He further asked Congress to give an account of what four generations of Nehru-Gandhi family did when they ruled the country.
short by Nikita Pradhan / 08:03 pm on 19 Nov
Maha CM shouldn't fear PM over Shivaji statue height: Sena
short by Shashank Verma / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
The Shiv Sena on Monday said CM Devendra Fadnavis should announce that Shivaji's statue would be the tallest in the world, and not get scared of PM Narendra Modi and Amit Shah. "Fadnavis should use the same courage he showed while granting reservation to the Maratha community," Sena added. This will not diminish the prestige of Sardar Patel, it said.
short by Shashank Verma / 07:23 pm on 19 Nov
PM risking people's lives as KMP Expressway incomplete: Cong
short by Shashank Verma / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
The Congress on Monday alleged PM Narendra Modi and Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar are endangering the lives of commuters by inaugurating an incomplete expressway in Haryana. Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala claimed the KMP Expressway has not been tested by engineers and is being illegally called as Partial Commercial Operation Day. He accused the BJP of hogging limelight during polls.
short by Shashank Verma / 08:23 pm on 19 Nov
Eyeing a non-BJP alliance, Andhra Pradesh CM meets Mamata
short by Shashank Verma / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu on Monday met his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee to push forward efforts aimed at forming a non-BJP alliance ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha Polls. Naidu said all leaders have agreed to attend a meeting in Delhi which was earlier scheduled for November 22. All important institutions are under "severe pressure", he said.
short by Shashank Verma / 10:01 pm on 19 Nov
Never met Akshay Kumar outside Punjab: Sukhbir Badal to SIT
short by Shashank Verma / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday told the SIT members he has never met Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar outside Punjab. "I asked them what is the proof behind this claim (meeting Akshay in Mumbai)," he said. Badal appeared before the SIT probing the 2015 police firing incidents at Behbal Kalan and Kotkapura following sacrilege incidents in Faridkot.
short by Shashank Verma / 10:59 pm on 19 Nov
Congress couldn’t even find a desi banana for Amethi: Irani
short by Shashank Verma / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
Union Minister Smriti Irani on Monday took a dig at Congress President Rahul Gandhi saying the Congress couldn't even find a desi banana for Amethi. Earlier in the day, Rahul had sent Israeli banana saplings for Amethi farmers. "We have come with schemes worth ₹77.05 crore for Amethi while Rahulji is distributing Israeli bananas to Amethi," she added.
short by Shashank Verma / 09:10 pm on 19 Nov
BJP got voters' names deleted to avoid 2019 defeat: Kejriwal
short by Shashank Verma / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Monday accused the BJP of getting voters' names deleted from electoral rolls in Delhi as a "last resort" to avoid defeat in the next Lok Sabha elections. "Hope EC would take immediate action," he added. AAP on Sunday alleged the Election Commission's inquiry into the alleged deletion of names from the voters' list was "farcical".
short by Shashank Verma / 11:04 pm on 19 Nov
Amritsar blast a clear case of terrorism: Punjab CM
short by Shashank Verma / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday said that the Amritsar blast is a clear case of terrorism and "we will deal with it". "There are some leads which our police is following up. I am hopeful that we will soon catch the culprits," he added. The CM also paid a visit to Guru Nanak Hospital and met the injured.
short by Shashank Verma / 08:52 pm on 19 Nov
Western Peripheral Expressway will help reduce pollution: PM
short by Shashank Verma / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal stretch also known as Western Peripheral Expressway in Gurugram will contribute to reducing pollution. "This expressway will help the economy, environment,...and ease of living" he added. Inaugurated by PM Modi on Monday, the expressway will bring down travel time from Sonipat to Manesar to about 45 minutes.
short by Shashank Verma / 04:25 pm on 19 Nov
4 dead, 1 injured as fire breaks out at factory in Delhi
short by Shweta Singh / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
At least four people were killed and one injured after a fire broke out in a factory in Karol Bagh in Delhi. The fire reportedly broke out when a laundry solvent spilled out and came in contact with a steam iron. The victims got trapped in the building after a man got stuck at its exit door, an official said.
short by Shweta Singh / 05:55 pm on 19 Nov
Situation at Sabarimala worse than emergency: KJ Alphons
short by Nikita Pradhan / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
Minister of State for Tourism KJ Alphons on Monday said that the situation at Kerala's Sabarimala temple is "worse than an emergency". Criticising the Kerala government of running a "dictatorship", he said that "Section 144 is imposed for no reason" in Sabarimala. "Devotees are not terrorists, why do they need 15,000 policemen here?" he further said.
short by Nikita Pradhan / 06:37 pm on 19 Nov
SC defers hearing in plea on clean chit to PM in 2002 riots
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
The Supreme Court on Monday deferred till November 26 the hearing on the plea challenging the clean chit given to PM Narendra Modi in 2002 Gujarat riots that took place when he was CM. Zakia Jafri, wife of ex-MP Ehsan Jafri who was killed in the riots, had filed the plea challenging the Gujarat HC's order upholding the clean chit.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 04:27 pm on 19 Nov
Activist arrested in Bhima-Koregaon case hospitalised
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
Activist Varavara Rao, who was taken into custody after his court-directed house arrest came to an end, has been hospitalised after he complained of difficulty in breathing. A Pune court on Sunday sent the 78-year-old to police custody till November 26 in a case related to his alleged involvement in the Bhima-Koregaon violence and Maoist links.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 04:24 pm on 19 Nov
Sabarimala board moves SC, seeks time to implement verdict
short by Shweta Singh / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB), which governs Sabarimala, has moved the Supreme Court seeking more time to implement its verdict which permits women aged 10-50 years to enter the temple. The board said it needed time to create adequate infrastructure for women devotees. Earlier, devotees had reportedly complained of inadequate toilet facilities and restrooms in the base camp of Sabarimala.
short by Shweta Singh / 10:38 pm on 19 Nov
Delay by Congress escalated expressway cost by 3 times: PM
short by Shashank Verma / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the original cost of Western Peripheral Expressway project escalated from ₹1,200 crores by over three times due to delay in the project by Congress. "This...expressway had to be completed during Commonwealth Games, but we all know what was done back then," he added. People should've got the expressway 8-9 years ago, he said.
short by Shashank Verma / 05:43 pm on 19 Nov
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