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Singer Adnan Sami took to Twitter to respond to Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill's remark that him getting Padma Shri is the "magic of government chamchagiri". Shergill said that Adnan got the award despite his family fighting against India. Adnan wrote, "Hey kid, did you get ur brain from a 'Clearance Sale' or from a second hand novelty store?"
short by Anmol Sharma / 06:16 pm on 27 Jan
West Bengal becomes fourth state to pass resolution against CAA
short by Anmol Sharma / on 27 Jan 2020,Monday
West Bengal on Monday became the fourth state to pass a resolution against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. Left-led Kerala and Congress-led Punjab and Rajasthan have already passed a resolution against CAA. "Citizenship (Amendment) Act is anti-people, the law should be immediately repealed," West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said in the Assembly.
short by Anmol Sharma / 04:50 pm on 27 Jan
Government signs peace accord with Bodo militant group NDFB
short by Jigyasu / on 27 Jan 2020,Monday
The government on Monday signed a peace accord with all factions of the banned organisation National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB). The agreement was signed in the presence of Home Minister Amit Shah who said this will ensure a golden future for everyone. "At least 1,550 cadres along with 130 weapons will surrender on January 30," Shah added.
short by Jigyasu / 03:09 pm on 27 Jan
BJP MP Subramanian Swamy on Monday took to social media to call the government's decision of Air India's 100% stake sale an "anti-national deal" and threatened to move court against the decision. "PM Narendra Modi...Sir why does govt still want to sell this Family Silver instead of strengthening it," he questioned. Currently, Air India has a debt of ₹60,000 crore.
short by Pragya Swastik / 04:14 pm on 27 Jan
The dummy execution of the four death row convicts of 2012 Delhi gangrape case was successfully performed in Delhi's Tihar Jail on Monday, jail officials said. Mukesh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar Singh (31) are to be hanged till death in the case. The hanging is to take place on February 1 at 6 am.
short by Pragya Swastik / 10:54 pm on 27 Jan
A man was beaten up by the crowd at Home Minister Amit Shah's rally in Delhi on Sunday allegedly for raising anti-CAA slogans. As the incident caught Shah's attention, he asked people to stop beating him and called for security to escort the man out unhurt. The video of the alleged incident shows some people throwing chairs at the man.
short by Jigyasu / 04:30 pm on 27 Jan
Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia was trolled by people and #ScientistSisodia was trending on Twitter on Monday after an old video showing him blame Physics for poor water quality in Delhi went viral on social media. "If you run your motor after the supply hours, Physics states that it will suck in all the waste," Sisodia says in the video.
short by Pragya Swastik / 05:14 pm on 27 Jan
Manipur's 8-year-old climate activist Licypriya Kangujam on Monday took to Twitter to urge media to stop calling her 'Greta of India' and comparing her to the 17-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. "We have a common goal but I have my own identity, story," Kangujam tweeted. "I began my movement since July 2018 even before Greta was started," she added.
short by Pragya Swastik / 07:00 am on 28 Jan
3 people isolated in Delhi over coronavirus suspicion
short by Ankush Verma / on 28 Jan 2020,Tuesday
Authorities in Delhi on Monday isolated three people at the Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital with flu-like symptoms after they returned from China. There is no confirmed coronavirus case in India yet. Meanwhile, Chinese authorities said that 106 people have died from the new coronavirus and more than 4,000 people have been infected.
short by Ankush Verma / 08:21 am on 28 Jan
Delhi High Court has moved contempt proceedings against 'Chhapaak' director Meghna Gulzar and Fox Star Studios for violating court's direction to give credit to acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal's advocate Aparna Bhat. 'Chhapaak' makers told the court on Monday that they didn't give credit to Bhat in international releases as they thought it only had to be done domestically.
short by Vidushi Mishra / 04:32 pm on 27 Jan
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has said that there's no scope for "outside interference in India's internal matters" and such efforts were "totally uncalled for and unwarranted". His comments came after anti-CAA resolutions were moved in the European Parliament. The VP also expressed concern over the trend of foreign bodies meddling in matters within "the purview of Indian Parliament."
short by Kiran Khatri / 07:25 pm on 27 Jan
Withdraw false cases against CAA protesters: Mayawati to UP govt
short by Kiran Khatri / on 27 Jan 2020,Monday
BSP chief Mayawati has asked the Uttar Pradesh government to "immediately withdraw" all wrong cases filed against women and others protesting against CAA and NRC. Mayawati also asked the government to provide help to families of those who lost their lives during the protests. Police said a case was registered against over 100 women for violating Section 144 of CrPC.
short by Kiran Khatri / 04:20 pm on 27 Jan
Mumbai women stage Shaheen Bagh-like protests against CAA
short by Kiran Khatri / on 27 Jan 2020,Monday
A group of women began an indefinite protest in Mumbai against the CAA saying that they won't leave until the Centre withdraws the Act. They also demanded a "clear stance" from the Maharashtra government rejecting CAA, NRC and NPR. "We are following the call to have a Shaheen Bagh in each and every city of the country," a protester said.
short by Kiran Khatri / 10:00 pm on 27 Jan
Congress moves NHRC over UP Police action on anti-CAA protesters
short by Kiran Khatri / on 27 Jan 2020,Monday
Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi submitted a 31-page representation as "evidence" to the National Human Rights Commission and filed a complaint against action of Uttar Pradesh Police on anti-CAA protesters. They demanded a probe into protesters' deaths during the violence in December. "We can't become a country where the leadership brutalises its own people," Rahul Gandhi said.
short by Kiran Khatri / 09:17 pm on 27 Jan
Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad has said that "dictatorship is at its peak in Telangana" after he was detained in Hyderabad on Sunday ahead of a protest against the CAA. "People’s right to protest is being snatched, first our people were beaten with sticks, then I was arrested," Azad said. He added that he was "being sent to Delhi".
short by Kiran Khatri / 04:08 pm on 27 Jan
Months after Article 370 was abrogated in J&K, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has said that "no power can now stop Kashmiri Pandits" from going back to Kashmir. The Defence Minister also sent a strong message to Pakistan saying, "We will not touch anyone, but if someone bothers us, then we are not going to let them live in peace."
short by Kiran Khatri / 10:32 pm on 27 Jan
EVM buttons will be pressed with love in Delhi: Prashant Kishor
short by Kiran Khatri / on 27 Jan 2020,Monday
JD(U) leader Prashant Kishor has said "EVM buttons will be pressed with love" in Delhi Assembly elections on February 8. He added, "It should be a mild jolt so brotherhood and friendship are not endangered." His comments came after Home Minister Amit Shah asked voters "to press lotus symbol so hard that its current" could be felt at Shaheen Bagh.
short by Kiran Khatri / 05:46 pm on 27 Jan
The New Town Eco Park in Kolkata, also called Prakriti Tirtha, is an urban park covering an area of 480 acres. The park is divided into three major parts – ecological zones, themed gardens and urban recreational zones. It houses tourist attractions like replicas of seven wonders of the world, a mini-island, among other things.
short by Jigyasu / 10:42 pm on 27 Jan
Bodo Accord will usher in a new dawn of peace, harmony: PM Modi
short by Kiran Khatri / on 27 Jan 2020,Monday
PM Narendra Modi has said the tripartite peace accord signed between the Centre and Bodo groups will "usher in a new dawn of peace, harmony and togetherness". The accord will further "protect and popularise" unique culture of Bodo people, PM wrote on Twitter. Those who were earlier associated with armed resistance groups will now "contribute to India's progress", PM added.
short by Kiran Khatri / 10:43 pm on 27 Jan
Mukesh Kumar Singh, a convict in Nirbhaya case, moved to the Supreme Court seeking urgent hearing on his plea against his mercy petition dismissal by President. Taking plea into cognisance, a bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde said, "If somebody is going to be hanged then nothing else can be more urgent." President dismissed Singh's plea on January 17.
short by Jigyasu / 03:08 pm on 27 Jan
Airlift Indians from China: Kerala CM writes to PM on Coronavirus
short by Kiran Khatri / on 27 Jan 2020,Monday
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan has asked PM Narendra Modi to arrange for a special flight to Wuhan or a nearby functional airport to airlift Indian nationals stranded there amid the Coronavirus outbreak. In a letter to PM, Vijayan offered assistance from his state government in case those evacuated needed medical attention. The virus has claimed over 80 lives in China.
short by Kiran Khatri / 07:23 pm on 27 Jan
Britisher Fiona Mackeown, whose daughter was sexually abused before her death in Goa in 2008, on Sunday said she can understand the pain of Nirbhaya's mother. "It's painful for the family to wait for justice for so long," Mackeown added. The Bombay High Court in 2019 sentenced a local to 10 years of imprisonment in Mackeown's daughter's rape and murder.
short by Jigyasu / 01:38 pm on 27 Jan
Indian Railways to run 100% on electricity by 2024: Piyush Goyal
short by Kiran Khatri / on 27 Jan 2020,Monday
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has said the entire rail network in India will run 100% on electricity by 2024. Speaking at the India-Brazil Business Forum, Goyal added, "It will be first railway in the entire world, of this scale and size, to be run on electricity." There are plans to make Indian Railways a zero-emission network by 2030, Goyal added.
short by Kiran Khatri / 03:07 pm on 27 Jan
1st suspected Coronavirus case in Bihar, 29-yr-old woman admitted
short by Kiran Khatri / on 27 Jan 2020,Monday
Bihar has reported its first suspected case of the Novel Coronavirus after a 29-year-old woman from Chapra, who returned from China's Tianjin last week, showed symptoms similar to that of the virus. She was admitted to the Patna Medical College Hospital on Monday and is under observation. The Coronavirus has killed at least 80 people in China and infected thousands.
short by Kiran Khatri / 05:51 pm on 27 Jan
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