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Afghan govt suspends release of Taliban inmates
Kabul, July 7 (IANS) The Afghan government has suspended the release of the last batch of Taliban inmates over their involvement in serious crimes, it was reported on Tuesday.
2020-07-07
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
BJP central leadership to decide MP portfolio allocation
Bhopal, July 7 (IANS) The Shivraj Singh Chouhan cabinet in Madhya Pradesh has been expanded, but the issue of portfolio distribution is still unresolved. Now, it has been learnt that it is the central BJP leadership which will decide who gets what in Madhya Pradesh.
2020-07-07
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
US looking at banning TikTok, other Chinese apps: Pompeo
Washington, July 7 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that Washington was looking at banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok.
2020-07-07
Category: International, United States,Politics,Technology
9 dead during I-Day weekend shootings in NYC
New York, July 7 (IANS) More than 40 shooting incidents took place in New York City during the Independence Day weekend, killing at least nine people, local authorities said.
2020-07-07
Category: International, United States,Politics
Merkel rejects calls for abolishing face mask requirement in shops
Berlin, July 7 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel has rejected calls to do away with face mask requirement in shops across the country, government spokesperson Steffen Seibert said.
2020-07-07
Category: International, Germany,Politics
Suicide cases increase in Nepal during lockdown
Kathmandu, July 7 (IANS) At least 1,647 people have committed suicide during the lockdown period in Nepal which was imposed first imposed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, police said.
2020-07-07
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
US states can block Electoral College members
Washington, July 7 (IANS) The US Supreme Court ruled that states can block Electoral College members from ignoring the popular vote winner in presidential elections.
2020-07-07
Category: International, United States,Politics
Well-known Iraqi political expert shot dead
Baghdad, July 7 (IANS) Hisham al-Hashimi, a well-known Iraqi political and security expert, was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the capital Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.
2020-07-07
Category: International, Iraq,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
France unveils reshuffled govt
Paris, July 7 (IANS) The French presidency has unveiled a reshuffled government of mixed profiles with old and new faces to embark on a new path that President Emmanuel Macron pledged for the country's reconstruction in his remaining two years in office.
2020-07-07
Category: International, France,Politics
Fatah, Hamas agree to resume meetings
Ramallah, July 7 (IANS) The two Palestinian rival groups, President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party and Islamic Hamas movement, have agreed to resume meetings in an effort to end the internal division.
2020-07-07
Category: International, Israel,Politics
NYC enters phase three of reopening
New York, July 7 (IANS) New York City, once the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US, has entered phase three of reopening, but without resuming indoor dining.
2020-07-07
Category: International, United States,Politics
VHP praises Gehlot govt's initiative on Vedic education
Jaipur, July 7 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), a prominent saffron offshoot of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), in an unusual and surprising move, congratulated the Congress-run Ashok Gehlot government in Rajasthan for its initiatives to set up a Vedic Education and Culture Board in the state and also for including biographies of Paramveer Chakra medallists in school curriculum.
2020-07-07
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Religion
World to miss 2020 targets against AIDS: UN
United Nations, July 7 (IANS) The global HIV targets for 2020 will not be reached due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the highly unequal pace between countries, said a UNAIDS report.
2020-07-07
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
Former Deputy Mayor of Lucknow succumbs to coronavirus
Lucknow, July 7 (IANS) Former Deputy Mayor of Lucknow and senior BJP leader Abhay Seth has died of COVID-19 infection, a health official said on Tuesday.
2020-07-07
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Restrictions on foreign visitors to continue in Ireland
Dublin, July 7 (IANS) Restrictions on international travellers to Ireland will remain in place until at least July 20, according to RTE, the national radio and TV broadcaster.
2020-07-07
Category: International, Ireland,Politics
Trump expected to refile paperwork to end DACA program
Washington, July 7 (IANS) US President Donald Trump is expected to refile paperwork this week to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that offers protections for thousands of young immigrants and work lawfully.
2020-07-07
Category: International, United States,Politics
Armed man arrested near Trudeau's residence
Ottawa, July 7 (IANS) An armed man was arrested last week near Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's residence for threatening to harm him, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).
2020-07-07
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Haunting Past: Frontrunner for Air India Ops director comes under criticism
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) A frontrunner candidate for Air Indias Director Operations post has come under criticism from certain section of the airline for his past record of siding with unions against the national carrier.
2020-07-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
N.Korea again rejects possibility of talks with US
Seoul, July 7 (IANS) North Korea reiterated on Tuesday that it has no intention to hold talks with the US, just hours before Washington's top nuclear envoy is set to arrive in Seoul to discuss how to break the impasse in nuclear negotiations with Pyongyang.
2020-07-07
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Trump admin says foreign students must leave US if classes go fully online (Ld)
New York, July 7 (IANS) International students in the US are panicking and universities are scrambling to make sense of a new policy announcement by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that says foreign students in the US will be forced to leave the country or transfer to another college if their universities offer only online classes this Fall.
2020-07-07
Category: International, United States,Politics
Trump admin slams door on F-1 visa students attending online-only classes
New York, July 7 (IANS) International students in the US are panicking after a shock announcement by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Monday afternoon that slams the door shut on students with F-1 and M-1 visas if their universities move to online-only instruction during the Fall 2020 semester which begins early September, immediately after Labor Day weekend.
2020-07-07
Category: International, United States,Politics
'Gujarat hub of Chinese investment': Congress hits out at PM
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The Congress on Monday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alleging his home state Gujarat has become the 'epicentre' of Chinese investment in India.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi may have compulsions for not wishing Dalai Lama: Cong
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The Congress, which has been consistently training it's guns at the Centre, took a sharp dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday for allegedly not wishing the Dalai Lama on his birthday. The Dalai Lama turned 85 on Monday.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kerala CM feels opposition's heat in gold smuggling case
Thiruvananthapuram, July 6 (IANS) With the customs department tightening the noose on the 30 kg gold smuggling case and the former PRO of the UAE consulate at Thiruvananthapuram, Sarith, under its custody, the issue is taking a new turn with the Opposition coming out against the role played by M Sivasankaran, the private secretary to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Shankersinh Vaghela discharged after Covid treatment
Gandhinagar, July 6 (IANS) Former Nationalist Congress Party leader and Gujarat Chief Minister Shankersinh Vaghela, who had tested positive for coronavirus last month, was discharged from hospital on Monday.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Former Odisha Minister Bishnu Das passes away
Bhubaneswar, July 6 (IANS) Former Odisha Minister and senior Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader Bishnu Das passed away at a private hospital here on Monday. He was 66. He was undergoing treatment at the hospital.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Chinese troop withdrawal 'positive' but need 'eternal vigil': Cong
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Amid reports of Chinese troops' withdrawal from the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh, former Union minister and Congress leader Anand Sharma termed it as a "positive" development and insisted that there is a need for "eternal vigil".
2020-07-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
MHA okays exams in universities, institutions
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday permitted conduct of examinations by universities and institutions. The MHA wrote a letter in this regard to the Union Higher Education Secretary.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bengal CM launches indigenous 'Self-Scan' app
Kolkata, July 6 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday launched an indigenously developed mobile application 'Self-Scan' to help people scan important documents and keep them stored on their mobile phones.
2020-07-06
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Technology
Haryana grants incentives to realtors
Chandigarh, July 6 (IANS) To revive the real estate industry in Haryana, the Cabinet on Monday granted a moratorium on compliances and interest payments for seven months from March 1 for all existing projects of change of land use (CLU) as per permissions and licenses.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Nitish's late b'day wish, LJP's 'action': Bihar NDA rift widens?
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) When the Chief Minister and key ally in a forthcoming election wishes the leader of an allied party on his birthday through a tweet, way after his political opponents have extended their greetings by calling up and having a conversation, it seems that all is not well in the alliance.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'China caused great damage to US': Trump sharpens attack over Covid-19
Washington, July 6 (IANS) Launching another scathing attack on China, US President Donald Trump on Monday blamed China for causing "great damage" to the United States and across the globe due to the coronavirus crisis.
2020-07-06
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Nadda a poorer version of malicious BJP spokespersons: Cong
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) After Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief J.P. Nadda attacked former Congress president Rahul Gandhi for not attending the parliamentary committee on defence's meeting, the Congress, here on Monday, launched a counter-attack and said the BJP chief had become a "poorer version" of malicious BJP spokespersons.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
MahaJobs to play match-maker between Maha employers, jobless
Mumbai, July 6 (IANS) Amid spiralling unemployment in the Covid-19 pandemic, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday unveiled the 'MahaJobs' portal intended to connect employers and those looking for jobs.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Jitin Prasada to seek to connect with Brahmins in UP
Lucknow, July 6 (IANS) Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Jitin Prasada will be connecting with the Brahmin community through the 'Brahmin Chetna Samvad', to be conducted on the social media in every district.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Credit to armed forces for Chinese army retreat: Congress
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) In wake of reports that Chinese Army has retreated two km behind the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the Congress, which has been questioning the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Chinese transgressions, on Monday credited the armed forces for the development.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cheap distraction, says Cong over Nadda's attack on Rahul
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) After BJP president J.P. Nadda attacked Rahul Gandhi for not attending parliamentary defence committee meetings, the Congress party hit back saying it is a "cheap distraction" and asked why the meetings of the defence committee did not take place in the last three-and-a-half months at a time when the country is passing through such a critical phase.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Goa CM orders probe into party organised by BJP MLA (Ld)
Panaji, July 6 (IANS) Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, here on Monday, said he would enquire into two parties, one of which was organised by a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Glenn Ticlo on Sunday amid the Covid-19 pandemic. "We will enquire into it," Sawant said.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Mamata meets artistes' forum, stresses on indoor shooting
Kolkata, July 6 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday held a high-level meeting with the representatives of Kolkatas film and television industry to resolve the crisis over the ongoing indoor and outdoor shootings schedules.
2020-07-06
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
SC sets aside Delhi HC order for Navlakha transfer record
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court has set aside the Delhi High Court order, directing the NIA investigating officer to produce the entire set of records in connection with the production warrant and extension of social activist Gautam Navlakha's judicial remand in the Bhima Koregaon case.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Congress to divide UP into 6 zones for Panchayat polls
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The Congress in Uttar Pradesh is gearing up for the Panchayat polls in the state with senior party leaders being assigned zones and districts to look after. The state is being divided into six zones for proper handling of the polls.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Saudi Arabia announces Haj restrictions
Riyadh, July 6 (IANS) Saudi Arabia on Monday announced a series of measures to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus during the annual Haj pilgtimage scheduled to take place later this month.
2020-07-06
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Religion
Kerala capital gets into lockdown mode
Thiruvananthapuram, July 6 (IANS) With the state government implementing a lockdown in the capital city, covering all 100 wards of the city corporation and three wards outside the capital under it, the roads wore a deserted look with very few vehicles plying.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Bali to welcome foreign tourists from September
Bali, July 6 (IANS) Indonesia's resort island of Bali will allow international tourists to visit from September 11 after being closed to visitors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was reported on Monday.
2020-07-06
Category: International, India,Politics
Health, education, jobs to replace 'bijli, sadak, paani' as poll issues
Jaipur, July 6 (IANS) Will COVID-19 divert the attention of politicians towards crumbling sectors of health, education and jobs from their once favourite issues of 'bijli, paani, sadak' which have been raised by them during elections held in India since years?
2020-07-06
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Louvre reopens in Paris for 1st time since March
Paris, July 6 (IANS) The iconic Louvre museum in Paris reopened on Monday after its closure nearly four months ago due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-07-06
Category: International, France,Politics
Mani faction decides to keep options open in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, July 6 (IANS) The Jose K. Mani faction of the Kerala Congress has decided against aligning with any political front in the state for the time being.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
UK to impose sanctions independently for first time
London, July 6 (IANS) The UK on Monday is set to impose sanctions independently for the first time on dozens of individuals accused of human rights abuses around the world.
2020-07-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
BJP MLA attends party; Goa CM orders probe
Panaji, July 6 (IANS) Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday said that he would enquire into two 'parties', one organised by a BJP MLA on Sunday (July 5), amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic during which Goa has witnessed a spike in cases. Sawant's assurance of an enquiry, came a day after a video of a North Goa BJP MLA attending a party with 20-odd workers, in a sea-fronted house at the beach village of Calangute went viral.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Japan braces for more rain as death toll reaches 37 (Ld)
Tokyo, July 6 (IANS) Japan is bracing for more heavy rain after a weekend of flooding left at least 37 people dead, with 13 others reported missing in the island of Kyushu, officials said on Monday.
2020-07-06
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics