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Pak agrees to grant consular access to Jadhav after ICJ verdict
short by Ankush Verma / on 19 Jul 2019,Friday
Pakistan Foreign Ministry in an official statement on Thursday said it would grant consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav in accordance with the country's laws. This follows the International Court of Justice's (ICJ) verdict. The ICJ had on Wednesday allowed India consular access to Jadhav and called on Pakistan to review and reconsider the death sentence accorded to him.
short by Ankush Verma / 08:14 am on 19 Jul
Deliver verdict in Babri case within 9 months: SC to CBI judge
short by Ankush Verma / on 19 Jul 2019,Friday
The Supreme Court has asked special CBI judge SK Yadav to deliver the final verdict in the Babri Masjid demolition case within nine months. The case involves several Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders including LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti. The conspiracy charge against the BJP leaders was restored by the Supreme Court in April 2017.
short by Ankush Verma / 12:31 pm on 19 Jul
Several Bengali film and TV actors join BJP in Delhi
short by Apaar Sharma / on 18 Jul 2019,Thursday
Several Bengali film and TV actors, including Parno Mittra, joined BJP at its Delhi headquarters on Thursday in the presence of the party's West Bengal chief Dilip Ghosh. Rishi Kaushik, Kanchana Moitra and Rupanjana Mitra were among the actors who joined the party. This comes after actors-turned-politicians Mimi Chakraborty and Nusrat Jahan won recently-held Lok Sabha elections on TMC tickets.
short by Apaar Sharma / 10:37 pm on 18 Jul
Karnataka BJP chief sleeps on Assembly floor during overnight dharna
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 19 Jul 2019,Friday
Former CM and Karnataka BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa, along with other BJP MLAs, slept in the state Assembly during the overnight dharna staged by them, seeking an immediate trust vote. Yeddyurappa and some other leaders slept after setting up their beddings on the Assembly floor. Some leaders also went for a morning walk in the Vidhana Soudha premises on Friday.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 09:50 am on 19 Jul
Karnataka Governor asks Kumaraswamy govt to prove majority on Friday
short by Apaar Sharma / on 18 Jul 2019,Thursday
Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala wrote a letter to Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Thursday, asking him to prove his coalition government's majority on the floor of the House by 1:30 pm on Friday. This comes after the Karnataka Assembly was adjourned without trust vote today. Notably, Vala had asked the Speaker to complete the floor test proceedings on Thursday itself.
short by Apaar Sharma / 11:21 pm on 18 Jul
Priyanka detained on way to meet kin of shooting victims in Sonbhadra
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 19 Jul 2019,Friday
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has been detained by police in Uttar Pradesh's Mirzapur while she was on her way to visit the families of 10 people shot dead in land dispute in Sonbhadra. "I don't know where are they (police) taking me...we are ready to go anywhere," Priyanka said. Administration has imposed Section 144 in the region.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 01:05 pm on 19 Jul
Cong protests in K'taka Assembly with photos of its 'missing' MLA
short by Apaar Sharma / on 18 Jul 2019,Thursday
Congress MLAs on Thursday protested in Karnataka Assembly with pictures of fellow MLA Shrimant Patil, who had gone incommunicado and was later found to be admitted at a hospital in Mumbai. Congress further blamed the BJP of poaching its MLAs during the trust vote debate. Karnataka Assembly has been adjourned till 11 am on Friday by Deputy Speaker Krishna Reddy.
short by Apaar Sharma / 07:54 pm on 18 Jul
UP BJP MLA holds membership drive in school, probe ordered
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 19 Jul 2019,Friday
A video of BJP MLA Sushil Singh leading an alleged party membership drive at a school in Chandauli district has gone viral, prompting an inquiry by the district magistrate. Schoolchildren claimed they were made BJP members, adding that Singh had promised to build a library in their school. BJP district president Sarvesh Kushwaha said the matter will be raised soon.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 11:56 am on 19 Jul
$5 trillion economy not coming from heaven: Pranab Mukherjee
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 19 Jul 2019,Friday
While addressing a lecture on Thursday, former President Pranab Mukherjee said, "The Finance Minister can say that India will become a $5 trillion economy by 2024 because of the strong foundation laid previously. It's not coming out of heaven." He added, "Those who criticise Congress rule for 55 years forget from where we began and where we have come."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 11:30 am on 19 Jul
Karnataka Dy CM arranges food for BJP MLAs on overnight dharna
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 19 Jul 2019,Friday
Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara arranged for food for the BJP MLAs holding an overnight dharna in state Assembly premises amid the political crisis. Parameshwara said, "It is our duty to arrange food and other things for them. Some of them have diabetes and blood pressure conditions... Beyond politics, we are friends. It is the beauty of democracy."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 12:58 pm on 19 Jul
IMA scam main accused Mansoor Khan arrested at Delhi airport
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 19 Jul 2019,Friday
The Enforcement Directorate arrested IMA Jewels Ponzi scam main accused Mohammed Mansoor Khan from the Delhi airport on Friday morning. On Thursday evening, the SIT had traced him to Dubai and persuaded him to return to India. The IMA Group has been accused of siphoning off nearly ₹4,000 crore of funds from investors for the personal benefit of the owners.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 10:28 am on 19 Jul
Keep my security at minimum during my visits: Priyanka Gandhi to UP CM
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 19 Jul 2019,Friday
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has requested Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath to keep her security at a minimum during her visits to the state. "I appreciate the security arrangements...but it causes a lot of inconvenience to the people and this troubles me," she stated. Priyanka added only one vehicle is deployed for her security in Delhi and other states.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 09:05 am on 19 Jul
World Bank drops $300 mn funding for Amaravati Capital City project
short by Apaar Sharma / on 18 Jul 2019,Thursday
The World Bank has reportedly pulled out $300 million lending to Amaravati Capital City project in Andhra Pradesh. The bank's website, under 'Projects and Operations' section, says the 'Amaravati Sustainable Infrastructure and Institutional Development Project' is 'dropped'. This comes after several NGOs made representations, opposing the project for building the city on Krishna river floodplains.
short by Apaar Sharma / 11:01 pm on 18 Jul
Felt him collapse in arms: Woman loses sons in Mumbai building collapse
short by Apaar Sharma / on 18 Jul 2019,Thursday
A 28-year-old woman from Uttar Pradesh lost both her sons in Dongri building collapse on Tuesday. Alima and her sons Shehzad and Arbaaz were in Mumbai, where her husband works as a tailor, and were supposed to return to their village this month. "I kept shouting, no one heard me. I felt my son collapse in my arms," said Alima.
short by Apaar Sharma / 09:10 pm on 18 Jul
Driver stops Mumbai local train, urinates in front of it; video viral
short by Anmol Sharma / on 18 Jul 2019,Thursday
A video of a driver of a Mumbai local train stopping the train and urinating in front of it has gone viral. In the video, the motorman can be seen urinating even as another train passes by on the other track. The train was stopped between Ulhasnagar and Vithalwadi railway stations. The Central Railway said it would investigate the incident.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:55 pm on 18 Jul
DU removes Gujarat, Muzaffarnagar riots from UG courses
short by Jigyasu / on 18 Jul 2019,Thursday
Delhi University's Head of English Department Raj Kumar on Wednesday said that they will drop the sections of Gujarat and Muzaffarnagar riots from its undergraduate syllabi. "Academic issues are being made political, we don't want to unnecessarily bring any controversy," he added. This comes a day after some members of DU's Academic Council raised objections and termed the syllabi 'controversial'.
short by Jigyasu / 08:03 pm on 18 Jul
The AICTE has made it mandatory for new engineering colleges operating out of temporary campus to shift to permanent premises within two years. If the deadline isn't met, the institution will have to reduce approved intake by 50% and will be given a two-year extension. If they don't shift after four years, AICTE will take appropriate action, an official said.
short by Jigyasu / 08:55 am on 19 Jul
Tamil Nadu announces 2 new districts, total reaches 35
short by Jigyasu / on 18 Jul 2019,Thursday
Tamil Nadu CM K Palaniswami on Thursday announced that two new districts, Tenkasi and Chengalpattu, would be carved out of Tirunelveli and Kancheepuram respectively. With these two, the total number of districts in the state has reached 35. "The bifurcation is done for administrative convenience following representations from Ministers, MLAs and the general public," the CM said.
short by Jigyasu / 07:44 pm on 18 Jul
The Rajasthan government has launched a training program for class 8 and 9 students to make them aware of basic laws and legal procedures. Students would be trained as Student Police Cadets under this program jointly initiated by the state education board and police departments. The training further aims to curb rising adolescent delinquency and strengthen teenagers mentally and physically.
short by Jigyasu / 08:44 am on 19 Jul
Revenue from toll plazas during 2018-19 is ₹9,187cr: Gadkari
short by Jigyasu / on 18 Jul 2019,Thursday
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said that the toll revenue generated during 2018-19 amounted to ₹9,187. "In 2016-17, a total of ₹6,937 crore, in 2017-18, ₹8,630 crore...was the total revenue generated from the 549 operational toll plazas across the country," he added. Gadkari said this in the Lok Sabha while responding to a question by a BJP leader.
short by Jigyasu / 09:43 pm on 18 Jul
Pakistan under global gaze in Jadhav's case: Arun Jaitley
short by Jigyasu / on 18 Jul 2019,Thursday
BJP's Arun Jaitley on Thursday said ICJ's verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav's case has put Pakistan under a 'global gaze' as to what direction it will follow. "ICJ has given Pakistan an opportunity to comply with the rule of law...Will Pakistan use this opportunity or squander it?" he added. The ICJ on Wednesday directed Pakistan to review Jadhav's death sentence.
short by Jigyasu / 09:55 pm on 18 Jul
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