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What is one required to do if they own e-cigarettes in India?
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
The owners of existing stocks of e-cigarettes in India must declare and deposit them with the nearest police station. The sub-inspector of police has been authorised to enforce the provisions of the new ordinance banning e-cigarettes. Storage of e-cigarettes shall be punishable with a prison term of up to 6 months or a fine of up to ₹50,000 or both.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 07:12 pm on 18 Sep
Pak declines request to let PM Modi's plane to fly through its airspace
short by Nandini Sinha / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Pakistan has rejected a request by India to allow Prime Minister Narendra Modi's plane to fly through the Pakistani airspace for his upcoming visit to the US. PM Modi is scheduled to visit the US from September 21-27. Pakistan had recently denied permission to President Ram Nath Kovind's aircraft to use its airspace during an official visit to Iceland.
short by Nandini Sinha / 07:56 pm on 18 Sep
Ballot paper is history now: EC on Maharashtra Assembly elections
short by Pragya Swastik / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Addressing a press conference on Maharashtra Assembly elections on Wednesday, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said, "Few political parties have asked about voting through ballot paper." "We have told them it is not possible, it's history now," he added. He further said, "Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) cannot be tampered. EVMs can malfunction but cannot be tampered."
short by Pragya Swastik / 08:00 pm on 18 Sep
Howdy economy doin', Mr Modi: Rahul tweets ahead of PM's US event
short by Apaar Sharma / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Ahead of PM Narendra Modi's event 'Howdy, Modi!' in Texas, US on Sunday, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tweeted, "'Howdy' economy doin', Mr Modi? Ain't too good it seems." Rahul Gandhi also shared a news report that said foreign investors sold $4.5 billion of Indian shares since June after investing $45 billion in Indian stock market over the past six years.
short by Apaar Sharma / 09:57 pm on 18 Sep
Regret Pak's decision: MEA as Pak denies airspace for PM's plane
short by Apaar Sharma / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar has said India regrets Pakistan's decision to not allow PM Narendra Modi's plane to fly through its airspace for his upcoming US visit. Kumar added, "Pakistan should reflect upon its decision to deviate from well established international practice, as well as reconsider its old habit of misrepresenting reasons for taking unilateral action."
short by Apaar Sharma / 09:53 pm on 18 Sep
At 17.5 million, Indian diaspora largest in the world: UN report
short by Apaar Sharma / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
India was the leading country of origin of international migrants in 2019 with a 17.5 million strong diaspora, according to new estimates released by the United Nations. Migrants from Mexico constituted the second-largest diaspora (11.8 million), followed by China (10.7 million), Russia (10.5 million) and Syria (8.2 million). The number of international migrants reached 272 million, the UN said.
short by Apaar Sharma / 11:14 pm on 18 Sep
Employees forget to lock bank in UP, passerby informs police
short by Pragya Swastik / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Employees of the state-run United Bank of India forgot to lock the bank after the day's work on Tuesday evening in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar. The matter came to light after a passerby spotted the opened gates of the bank and informed the police. The bank was locked after police asked the manager and other staff to reach the bank.
short by Pragya Swastik / 09:45 pm on 18 Sep
UP school principal, teacher booked for gangrape of 16-yr-old teacher
short by Pragya Swastik / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
The principal and a senior teacher of a school in Shikohabad town of Uttar Pradesh's Firozabad district have been booked for the gangrape of a minor kindergarten teacher in May earlier this year. The matter came to light when the 16-year-old victim became pregnant, following which her mother contacted the police. The victim is 21 weeks pregnant now.
short by Pragya Swastik / 09:10 pm on 18 Sep
Will govt believe Chinmayanand raped me if I end my life: Student
short by Apaar Sharma / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
The 23-year-old law student, who accused BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand of rape and blackmail, has raised doubts over the approach of Special Investigation Team (SIT) in her case. "Will the authorities believe me when I attempt suicide?" she said. She added, "It has been over 15 days since I recorded my statement and gave the SIT necessary evidence."
short by Apaar Sharma / 09:30 pm on 18 Sep
Hyderabad BJP MLA announces vigilante army to fight anti-nationals
short by Apaar Sharma / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Hyderabad BJP MLA Raja Singh has announced the creation of a vigilante army in Bengaluru to fight "terrorists, traitors, anti-nationals, and enemies of the country within". In a video message, Singh said, "Six months ago, we had initiated a camp. We had invited Hindus from all over the country. I want to inform that this camp is going very well."
short by Apaar Sharma / 11:37 pm on 18 Sep
Stalin meets parents of Chennai techie killed in hoarding accident
short by Apaar Sharma / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
DMK President MK Stalin on Wednesday visited the family of 23-year-old techie Subhasri Ravi who was killed in Chennai after a hoarding fell on her and she was run over by a tanker. "Subhasri's father told me that his daughter should be the last victim of this banner culture. I cannot forget those words wholeheartedly," Stalin said after the meeting.
short by Apaar Sharma / 06:50 pm on 18 Sep
Delhi govt to pay CBSE exam fee of 3.14 lakh govt school students
short by Pragya Swastik / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
The Delhi Cabinet on Wednesday approved the proposal to pay the CBSE examination fee of around 3.14 lakh Class 10 and Class 12 students of the government schools from the current academic session. It is expected to cost the government ₹57.20 crore a year. The Cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, approved the proposal.
short by Pragya Swastik / 09:04 pm on 18 Sep
Home Minister Amit Shah has said he never asked for imposing Hindi over other regional languages and had only requested for learning Hindi as second language after one's mother tongue. "I myself come from a non-Hindi state...If some people want to do politics, it's their choice," he added. Shah had pitched for Hindi as a "common language" for the country.
short by Anmol Sharma / 07:04 pm on 18 Sep
Army conducts warfare exercise in east Ladakh after China face-off
short by Apaar Sharma / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Days after a face-off between Indian and Chinese forces in Ladakh sector, Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh on Tuesday presided over a high-altitude warfare military exercise in Eastern Ladakh. Lieutenant General Singh oversaw the integrated exercise of all arms in super high altitude area and complimented all ranks for an outstanding display of warfighting capability under challenging conditions.
short by Apaar Sharma / 09:21 pm on 18 Sep
No chance of talks with India on Kashmir until curfew lifted: Pak PM
short by Nandini Sinha / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that there is no chance of holding bilateral talks with India on Kashmir until the Indian government lifts the "curfew" for people there. "No one has fought for the case of Kashmir like I will," Khan added. The Pakistani Prime Minister's remarks came during the opening of the Torkham border crossing with Afghanistan.
short by Nandini Sinha / 07:00 pm on 18 Sep
Will never accept imposition of Hindi in TN: Karti Chidambaram
short by Shailesh / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Congress MP Karti Chidambaram on Wednesday said that imposition of Hindi in Tamil Nadu will never be accepted. "Hindi is not the unifying force of this country. We will oppose the imposition of Hindi vociferously," he added. Karti had stated his participation in DMK's now-postponed September 20 protest against Home Minister Amit Shah's remarks about Hindi being a "unifying" language.
short by Shailesh / 09:03 pm on 18 Sep
Development in J&K should prompt PoK people to join India: Guv
short by Jigyasu / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday said that instead of taking over Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) by force, the development in J&K should prompt people there to join India. "If we the future of [J&K] children...I can will get [PoK] without a confrontation," he added. People of Kashmir should be treated with respect, Malik further said.
short by Jigyasu / 11:51 pm on 18 Sep
Savarkar must be awarded the Bharat Ratna: Uddhav Thackeray
short by Shailesh / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday said Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, popularly known as Veer Savarkar, must be awarded the Bharat Ratna, country's highest civilian award. Other people also contributed to freedom struggle other than the Nehru-Gandhi family, he added. He also said Pakistan would not have been created if Savarkar had been India's Prime Minister during partition.
short by Shailesh / 08:49 pm on 18 Sep
2 jump off Secretariat building, fall on safety net; detained
short by Jigyasu / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Two teachers seeking funds for divyang schools attempted suicide by jumping from the second floor of the Secretariat building in Mumbai on Wednesday. They were saved as they fell onto the safety net of the building, police said. The teachers, identified as Hemant Patil and Arun Netore, were later detained by the police.
short by Jigyasu / 10:53 pm on 18 Sep
Rajnath Singh gives nod to writing India's border history
short by Shailesh / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approved initiating the work of writing the history of the country's borders, Defence Ministry said on Wednesday. The work will cover various aspects of borders including tracing its making and unmaking, shifting of borders, role of security forces and borderland people, it said. The project is expected to be completed within two years, it added.
short by Shailesh / 07:07 pm on 18 Sep
Monsoon rains above-average for third straight week: IMD
short by Shailesh / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Monsoon rains in India in the week through to Wednesday were above average for a third straight week, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. Floods reportedly hit many districts in the central parts of the country and damaged crops such as soybean and pulses. India has reportedly received 5% more rain than average since the start of the monsoon season.
short by Shailesh / 09:59 pm on 18 Sep
Jharkhand Police reinstates murder charge in Tabrez lynching case
short by Pragya Swastik / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Jharkhand Police on Wednesday reinstated the charge of murder in mob lynch victim Tabrez Ansari's case after it was dropped in the charge sheet submitted on July 29. Ansari's wife had demanded a CBI inquiry into the incident. In video, Ansari was seen being beaten up with rods while tied to a pole and forced to chant 'Jai Shri Ram'.
short by Pragya Swastik / 11:17 pm on 18 Sep
Patna airport runway shut down for 3 hrs, 2,000 fliers affected
short by Jigyasu / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Operations at the Patna airport runway were suspended for three hours on Wednesday after a fire tender got stuck near the runway. The shutdown resulted in the diversion of nine flights, delay of three others on the ground and affected around 2,000 passengers. It was later removed with the help of cranes and other equipment, Airports Authority of India said.
short by Jigyasu / 11:41 pm on 18 Sep
Tripura man lynched by mob for allegedly stealing mobile phone
short by Jigyasu / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
A man, identified as Kishan Debnath, was lynched by a mob in Tripura for allegedly stealing a mobile phone, a pair of headphones and one bicycle on Tuesday. The incident took place after the allegedly stolen items were found with Debnath by the villagers. "On getting information, we rescued Debnath and admitted him to, where he died," police said.
short by Jigyasu / 07:15 pm on 18 Sep
Transport strike in Delhi-NCR over new fines on September 19
short by Jigyasu / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
The United Front of Transport Associations (UFTA) has confirmed that transport union will hold a strike on September 19 in Delhi-NCR to protest against the fines being levied under the newly-amended Motor Vehicles Act, 2019. The strike will include all commercial vehicles. As per a report, the Noida Transport United Front will also participate in the strike.
short by Jigyasu / 07:56 pm on 18 Sep
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