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No liquor sale in Rajasthan after 8 pm, orders CM Ashok Gehlot
short by Pragya Swastik / on 20 Jan 2019,Sunday
Rajasthan's newly elected Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday issued a strict order to the officials to stop the sale of liquor after 8 pm at all shops in the state. "Those violating order should be penalised; their shops should be sealed and licence should be cancelled," the order said. He also ordered officials to stop illegal transportation of liquor.
short by Pragya Swastik / 05:20 pm on 20 Jan
How's the josh? PM asks film fraternity at museum's inauguration
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Jan 2019,Saturday
Quoting a dialogue from the recently released film 'Uri: The Surgical Strike', PM Narendra Modi asked the audience at the inauguration of the National Museum of Indian Cinema in Mumbai, "How's the josh?" Few members in the audience were heard saying, "High Sir" in response.The ceremony was attended by Aamir Khan, Kangana Ranaut, Karan Johar and Rohit Shetty among others.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:35 pm on 19 Jan
Rajesh Kalia, who was once a ragpicker, becomes Chandigarh Mayor
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 19 Jan 2019,Saturday
BJP's Rajesh Kalia, who has been elected as the Mayor of Chandigarh, used to pick rags at the dumping ground of Dadu Majra with his father before joining politics. The 46-year-old has studied till Class 12, joined RSS in 1984 and helped BJP in 1996 Municipal Corporation Chandigarh elections. He contested his first MC polls in 2011 from Dadu Majra.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 08:03 pm on 19 Jan
PM manufacturer, wholesaler, distributor of lies: Tejashwi
short by Shashank Verma / on 20 Jan 2019,Sunday
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Saturday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he is a "manufacturer, wholesaler and distributor of lies". Addressing opposition parties' rally in West Bengal, he added PM Modi will lose his sleep after seeing this rally. He further said PM Modi speaks one lie and gives 10 more lies free with it.
short by Shashank Verma / 04:53 pm on 20 Jan
AAP will contest all Punjab seats in 2019 LS polls: Arvind Kejriwal
short by Ankush Verma / on 20 Jan 2019,Sunday
Stating that the people of Punjab are unhappy and disillusioned with the Shiromani Akali Dal and the Congress, AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal said that party will contest all Lok Sabha seats in Punjab in the upcoming elections. "We will announce the names of our candidates in 10-12 days and will win maximum seats," the Delhi Chief Minister added.
short by Ankush Verma / 02:18 pm on 20 Jan
Zomato apologises after man finds 'plastic fibre' in paneer dishes
short by Ankush Verma / on 20 Jan 2019,Sunday
Zomato has apologised to a Maharashtra man after he found "plastic fibre" in the paneer dishes that he had ordered from its app. "My daughter told me that the paneer was very hard...When I tasted it, I found fibre," the man said. Zomato said the restaurant has been "suspended", adding, "We are deeply committed to food safety, quality and hygiene."
short by Ankush Verma / 10:21 am on 20 Jan
Bihar policeman comes drunk for his wedding, lands in jail
short by Daisy Mowke / on 20 Jan 2019,Sunday
A bride at a village in Bihar's Bhagalpur district refused to marry the groom, constable Uday Rajak, after he reached the wedding venue inebriated on Thursday. He was later arrested under Bihar's anti-liquor law which prohibits the sale, consumption and storage of liquor. A brawl reportedly erupted between members of the bride's party and some drunk members of the 'baraat'.
short by Daisy Mowke / 06:00 pm on 20 Jan
Recruit pregnant woman who failed police run test by 0.30 sec: HC
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 19 Jan 2019,Saturday
After a pregnant woman approached Madras High Court for being declared unfit for taking 0.30 seconds extra during a running test for selection of Grade-II Constable, the bench said the timing should be considered negligible and she should be selected. Though rules required finishing 100-metre race within 17.50 seconds, the court said her participation itself is a sign of courage.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 10:48 pm on 19 Jan
Might choose IISc over IIT: 17-yr-old with 100 percentile in JEE Main
short by Pragya Swastik / on 20 Jan 2019,Sunday
Indore's 17-year-old Dhruv Arora, who scored 100 percentile score in the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main in first attempt, says he might choose IISc over IIT. "I'll appear for the JEE Advanced...but I have not decided to go for IITs only," said Arora. "Physics is my favourite subject...hence I'm also considering the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru," he added.
short by Pragya Swastik / 04:35 pm on 20 Jan
Govt fires 2 PNB executives for failing to stop $2 bn scam: Report
short by Pragya Swastik / on 20 Jan 2019,Sunday
The government has fired two senior executive directors of Punjab National Bank for allegedly failing to prevent $2-billion loan fraud by businessman Nirav Modi, reports said. The two fired executives were accused by the CBI of breaching the RBI guidelines, the reports added. Nirav and his uncle Mehul Choksi are accused of fraudulently raising money in foreign credit.
short by Pragya Swastik / 04:19 pm on 20 Jan
Friends don't stand near me: Man whose wife got HIV via transfusion
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 19 Jan 2019,Saturday
The husband of the woman who was transfused with HIV-infected blood in Tamil Nadu last month, has claimed, "Even my closest friend was standing two feet away when he came to see me. But I don't blame him." The 27-year-old's wife, who was transfused the blood when she was around 8-month pregnant, gave birth to a girl on Thursday.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 09:56 pm on 19 Jan
Kerala couple who died after falling 800ft in US were drunk: Autopsy
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 19 Jan 2019,Saturday
The Kerala couple who died after falling more than 800 feet from a popular overlook at the US' Yosemite National Park in October had alcohol in their systems prior to death, an autopsy revealed. Meenakshi Moorthy and Vishnu Viswanath died "of multiple injuries to the head, neck, chest and abdomen", it said. However, it's not known how intoxicated they were.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 08:14 pm on 19 Jan
Why fear bombs: Indian woman who died in Afghanistan terror attack
short by Nandini Sinha / on 19 Jan 2019,Saturday
An Indian woman killed in a terror attack in Afghanistan earlier this week had said "why to fear bombs...death can descend anywhere" to her relatives before she left for the war-torn country. She was killed when the building where she stayed, collapsed in a bomb explosion. The 35-year-old victim had joined an NGO which rehabilitated terror attack victims in Afghanistan.
short by Nandini Sinha / 09:21 pm on 19 Jan
Ashok Kumar, a 29-year-old constable with Punjab Police, has won the ₹2-crore Punjab State Lohri Bumper Lottery. Ashok, son of a wood merchant, said he had purchased the ₹200-ticket by chance after a vendor came to Hoshiarpur's Sadar Police Station, where he is currently posted. Ashok added he would put the money in the bank and continue with his job.
short by Anmol Sharma / 05:54 pm on 20 Jan
Govt files FIR against NGO that organises Bravery Awards
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 19 Jan 2019,Saturday
The Women and Child Development Ministry has filed an FIR against the non-profit organisation Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW), which has been organising the Bravery Awards. ICCW allegedly misused government-allocated funds and failed to refund the unspent balance. The organisation failed to refund the amount of over ₹3 crore from the years between 2014 and 2016.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 09:25 pm on 19 Jan
Czech PM hails 'Make in India' initiative, calls it 'good strategy'
short by Nandini Sinha / on 19 Jan 2019,Saturday
Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Andrej Babiš has hailed the 'Make in India' initiative as a "good strategy" and said that he wants to promote his country's relations with India to a strategic partnership. PM Babiš led the Czech delegation at the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019, with Czech Republic as a partner country.
short by Nandini Sinha / 10:13 pm on 19 Jan
Himachal Pradesh approves 10% general category quota
short by Shweta Singh / on 19 Jan 2019,Saturday
Himachal Pradesh has approved 10% reservation in jobs and educational institutions for economically weaker sections in the general category, becoming the fourth state to do so. Gujarat, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh are the three other states to implement the reservation. The amendment was approved by the Parliament on January 9 and by President Ram Nath Kovind on January 12.
short by Shweta Singh / 11:11 pm on 19 Jan
Japan to give development assistance loan of ₹3,420 cr to India
short by Nandini Sinha / on 19 Jan 2019,Saturday
Japan will give a loan of ₹3,420 crore to India for the construction of the Chennai Peripheral Ring Road (Phase 1) and for Japan-India cooperative actions towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in India. The programme to promote SDGs in India focusses especially on social development. The loan agreements were signed between the Government of India and Japan International Cooperation Agency.
short by Nandini Sinha / 11:12 pm on 19 Jan
17 children injured as school bus overturns in Himachal
short by Shweta Singh / on 19 Jan 2019,Saturday
As many as 17 children were injured after a bus carrying them to school overturned in Himachal Pradesh's Hamirpur district on Saturday. The incident happened after the steering wheel of the bus got locked, the police said. The children have been taken to a hospital and the condition of five of them is critical, police added.
short by Shweta Singh / 11:15 pm on 19 Jan
Woman delivers stillborn on road as hospital refuses to admit her
short by Shweta Singh / on 19 Jan 2019,Saturday
A pregnant woman from Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara delivered a stillborn child by the roadside after a doctor of a Srinagar hospital allegedly denied her an overnight stay at the medical facility. The incident came to light after the family appeared before a media channel narrating the course of events. The doctor has been reportedly removed from her post.
short by Shweta Singh / 11:29 pm on 19 Jan
Pak can't tell Afghanistan how to conduct its foreign policy: India
short by Nandini Sinha / on 19 Jan 2019,Saturday
"Pakistan cannot decide on behalf of an independent and sovereign country, Afghanistan, and dictate them as to how to conduct their foreign policy," Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said. "Pakistan should introspect its role in the precarious situation in Afghanistan", he added. His remarks came in response to Pakistan's statement that "India has no role in Afghanistan".
short by Nandini Sinha / 08:37 pm on 19 Jan
4 nuns who opposed rape-accused bishop seek Kerala CM's help
short by Shweta Singh / on 19 Jan 2019,Saturday
After four nuns who protested against rape-accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal were asked to leave Kuravilangad convent, the nuns wrote to Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan asking him to intervene in the matter. Stating that Mulakkal is very powerful and the transfer is to pressurise and threaten them, the nuns urged Vijayan to ensure they are not transferred from the convent.
short by Shweta Singh / 08:28 pm on 19 Jan
Man crushed to death as truck knocks down bike in Mumbai
short by Shweta Singh / on 20 Jan 2019,Sunday
A 21-year-old man, riding a bike, was crushed to death while his friend was injured after a truck knocked down their bike in Mumbai's Mazagaon. The deceased, with the truck to his left and divider to his right, may have tried to overtake the truck, police said. "But the truck driver suddenly swerved right, knocking down the bike," police added.
short by Shweta Singh / 06:07 pm on 20 Jan
Won't support Congress, other political parties in LS polls: VHP
short by Shweta Singh / on 20 Jan 2019,Sunday
VHP working president Alok Kumar said VHP won't support Congress or any other party in the upcoming elections. "We'll request...parties to extend support to Ram Janmabhoomi issue...and welcome...them if they do so. But it doesn't mean we'll support them," he added. Earlier, Kumar had reportedly said VHP might consider supporting Congress if it includes Ram Temple in its election manifesto.
short by Shweta Singh / 04:14 pm on 20 Jan
Fire breaks out at Kumbh Mela in 2nd such incident in a week
short by Shweta Singh / on 19 Jan 2019,Saturday
A fire broke out in a tent at Sector 13 at the Kumbh Mela in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj on Saturday. Fire engines were rushed to the spot and the blaze was brought under control, reports said. On Monday, a fire had broken out at a camp of the Digambar Akhada at the Kumbh Mela reportedly after a gas cylinder exploded.
short by Shweta Singh / 09:35 pm on 19 Jan
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