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Trump lauds relations with Italy, Rome seeks trade dialogue
Washington, Oct 16 (IANS/AKI) Ties between Italy and the US "have never been so good", US President Donald Trump told his Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella during his one-day visit to Washington on Wednesday.
2019-10-16
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Mamata calls Sourav part of her household
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday lavished praise on BCCI President-elect Sourav Ganguly, calling him "ghorer chele" (member of my household).
2019-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Sports
Vice President watches 'Sye Raa...' with Chiranjeevi
Hyderabad/ New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday watched Telugu movie "Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy" along with its lead actor and former Union Minister Chiranjeevi.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Mamata goofs up in taking Nobel laureate's name
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday repeatedly goofed up in taking the name of this year's Nobel prize winner in Economics Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, as she went on referring to him as "Abhishek Babu".
2019-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
SC's Ayodhya bench likely to discuss mediation report
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The five judge bench hearing the Ayodhya title dispute will sit in chambers on Thursday, a day after reserving the judgement in the 70-year-old politically-vexing case.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
SC wraps up Ayodhya title dispute hearing, reserves verdict
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) After 40 days of hearing, the Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved the judgement in the 70-year-old politically vexing Ayodhya title dispute.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
RSS active in 90% of blocks in India: Manmohan Vaidya
Bhubaneshwar, Oct 16 (IANS) The RSS has seen a sharp rise both in number of shakhas and in popularity among the youth, ever since the Narendra Modi swept to power in 2014. In fact, RSS' Saha Karyavaha Manmohan Vaidya claims that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh is active in 90 per cent of the blocks across the nation.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
UP cancels leave of all officials till November 30
Lucknow, Oct 16 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has cancelled the leave of all government officials posted in various districts till November 30.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Ministers ripping off state like crows, eagles: Shivraj
Indore, Oct 16 (IANS) Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has likened the Congress ministers in the state to crows and eagles. He said ministers of the Kamal Nath government are ripping off the state like eagles and crows.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
ALERT: SC reserves judgement in Ayodhya title dispute, closes arguments
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2019-10-16
Category: International, South Korea,National,Politics
N. Korean leader Kim rides white horse on sacred mountain
Seoul, Oct 16 (IANS) North Korean state media on Wednesday released a series of pictures of its leader Kim Jong-un where in he can be seen riding a white horse on a snow covered mountain considered sacred in the country.
2019-10-16
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Telangana HC asks RTC to pay salaries to striking workers
Hyderabad, Oct 16 (IANS) The Telangana High Court on Wednesday directed the state-owned Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) to pay salaries for September to all the employees by October 21.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Pro-democracy lawmakers heckle HK leader, disrupt parliament
Hong Kong, Oct 16 (IANS) Chief Executive of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam was forced to suspend her annual address after being heckled in the city's Parliament.
2019-10-16
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
B.L. Santosh lashes out at Manmohan, Prabhakar, Abhijit
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Targeting former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Nobel Prize winner Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee and former advisor to Andhra Pradesh government Parakala Prabhakar, BJP's National General Secretary (Organisation) B.L. Santhosh has said that with the elections round the corner, the 'ecosystem' has started functioning once again.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ED team in Tihar Jail to question P. Chidambaram
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) A team of Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials on Wednesday arrived at the Tihar jail here to question senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram in the INX Media case. The former Finance minister's wife Nalini and son Karti Chidambaram were present inside the jail.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Twitter aims to restrict users, not world leaders like Trump
San Francisco, Oct 16 (IANS) Stating that world leaders are not above its policies "entirely," Twitter has decided to restrict how users can interact with harmful tweets from world leaders who break its rules, but did not clarify whether it will remove or block the world leader like US President Donald Trump from doing so.
2019-10-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Politics
Women officers to review UP schemes for women
Lucknow, Oct 16 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has appointed women nodal officers, who will visit the various districts and review the schemes launched by the state government for the welfare of women.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
BJP leader Nirahua embarrasses Yogi on fake encounter issue
Lucknow, Oct 16 (IANS) In what is bound to be a major embarrassment for the ruling BJP in Uttar Pradesh, party leader and Bhojpuri actor Dinesh Lal Nirahua has demanded a CBI inquiry into the alleged encounter of Pushpendra Yadav in Jhansi.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Have no links with any mafia, says Praful Patel
Mumbai, Oct 15 (IANS) Senior NCP leader and former Union Minister Praful Patel on Tuesday dismissed charges of alleged links with the mafia as "mere speculation" by sections of the media.
2019-10-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
'Not biased': SC judge slams campaign seeking his recusal
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Supreme Court judge Arun Mishra on Tuesday expressed anguish at a social media campaign and news reports seeking his recusal from a constitution bench hearing pleas linked to compensation in the Land Acquisition Act.
2019-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Blacked-out at Puja carnival, recall Emergency: Bengal Guv
Kolkata, Oct 15 (IANS) In a fresh flashpoint with West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar alleged on Tuesday that he was "totally blacked out" during the October 11 Durga Puja carnival here and called it "an unusual kind of censorship... reminiscent of the Emergency".
2019-10-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Hindu, Muslim sides spar as Ayodhya case hearing set to end
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) The lawyers for the Hindu and Muslim sides got into a duel on the 39th day of the hearing in the 70-year-old politically vexing Ayodhya title dispute.
2019-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Italy blames Turkey for Syria fighting, seeks negotiations
Rome, Oct 15 (IANS/AKI) Italy's Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio on Tuesday pointed the finger at Turkey for its six-day-old military offensive in Kurdish administered northern Syria, urging an immediate truce.
2019-10-15
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
PMC fraud: Praful Patel under ED lens for using Wadhawans' jet
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Caught in the eye of the storm over 'Dawood-Mirchi' links, former Union Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel faces yet another embarrassment for frequently using private jets of Wadhawans, accused in the Rs 4,355 crore Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative(PMC) bank scam.
2019-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Romania opposition leader Ludovic Orban appointed new PM
Bucharest, Oct 15 (IANS) Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on Tuesday appointed Ludovic Orban, leader of the main opposition National Liberal Party, as Prime Minister, after the cabinet led by the Social Democratic Party collapsed in a no-confidence vote on Thursday.
2019-10-15
Category: International, Romania,Politics
Praful Patel denies allegations of any mafia links
Mumbai, Oct 15 (IANS) Senior NCP leader and former Union Minister Praful Patel on Tuesday dismissed charges of alleged links with the mafia as "mere speculation" by sections of the media.
2019-10-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Telangana Governor meets PM, Home Minister
Hyderabad, Oct 15 (IANS) Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan on Tuesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.
2019-10-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Shivakumar's wife, mother approach HC against ED summons
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) The wife and mother of jailed Congress Karnataka leader D.K. Shivakumar on Tuesday approached the Delhi High Court challenging the summons issued to them by the Enforcement Directorate.
2019-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
SC judges slams social media campaign seeking his recusal
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Supreme Court judge Arun Mishra on Tuesday expressed anguish at a social media campaign and news reports seeking his recusal from a constitution bench hearing pleas linked to compensation in the Land Acquisition Act.
2019-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
CCPA to meet for deciding on winter session's dates
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA) is to meet on Wednesday to decide on the dates of Parliament's Winter Session.
2019-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Unions cry foul, refute HAL's claims on wage hike
Bengaluru, Oct 15 (IANS) Refuting the company's charge that their indefinite strike for wage hike was illegal, 9 unions of the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) on Tuesday accused its management of indulging in double standards.
2019-10-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Politics,Business/Economy
Delhi urges Centre to share SAFAR's data to check pollution
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) As the air quality in the national capital started deteriorating, Delhi Environment Minister Kailash Gehlot on Tuesday wrote to Union Minister of Earth Sciences Harsh Vardhan requesting for sharing data and technology of the ministry's System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) to ascertain the causes of pollution in the city during winter.
2019-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Congress slams BJP's demand for Bharat Ratna to Savarkar
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday questioned the BJP's demand for the Bharat Ratna to be awarded to Hindu Mahasabha founder Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly election.
2019-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ED summons Praful Patel in money laundering case
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Tightening its noose around former Civil Aviation Minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Praful Patel for his alleged links with the underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's close aide Iqbal Mirchi, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned him for questioning on October 18, officials said on Tuesday.
2019-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SC likely to conclude hearing in Ayodhya case on Wednesday
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) The hearing in Ayodhya title dispute case is likely to end on October 16 instead of October 17, with Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi hinting that the argument in the 70-year-old dispute will come to an end on Wednesday itself.
2019-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Kate dons traditional kurta on 1st day of Pak trip
Islamabad, Oct 15 (IANS) Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, donned a traditional kurta on Tuesday as she and Prince William met children at an Islamabad school during the first day of their Pakistan visit.
2019-10-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Typhoon Hagibis toll reaches 66 in Japan
Tokyo, Oct 15 (IANS) The death toll due to the devastating typhoon Hagibis that lashed Japan has increased to 66, as search-and-rescue operations continued on Tuesday to locate the missing persons.
2019-10-15
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Top HRD Ministry official Rina Ray replaced
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) In a sudden change of guard in the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Rina Ray has been repatriated to her parent cadre "with immediate effect".
2019-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
FATF credibility at stake if it doesn't downgrade Pak
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Predictably, "brotherly countries" China, Turkey and Malaysia have backed Pakistan over the countrys "risk assessment study" at the FATF meeting being held in Paris, and are likely to vote against a downgrade to the black list.
2019-10-15
Category: International, India,Politics
Poll body bans exit polls during Assembly elections, bypolls
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday reiterated a complete ban on exit polls during the upcoming elections.
2019-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ballot paper for SL presidential election finalised
Colombo, Oct 15 (IANS) The Election Commission of Sri Lanka has finalised the symbols for all 35 candidates contesting the November 16 presidential election and has also released a sample of the ballot paper which places name of candidates in alphabetical order, it was reported on Tuesday.
2019-10-15
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Politics
Kashmiris feel the pinch as made to pay for suspended period
Srinagar, Oct 15 (IANS) As Kashmiris continue to celebrate the restoration of their post-paid mobile phones, service providers are having the last laugh with them charging the subscribers for the period when services were suspended in the valley.
2019-10-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Twitter suspends pro-Trump meme creator for copyright violation
San Francisco, Oct 15 (IANS) Twitter briefly suspended account of Carpe Donktum (real name Logan Cook), a prolific supporter of US President Donald Trump and meme creator who shared a fake video showing Trump killing off journalists and critics.
2019-10-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics
Emotional Azam reaches out to Rampur residents
Rampur, Oct 15 (IANS) Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan is playing the sympathy card to ensure victory of his wife Tanzeen Fatima in the bypoll to the Rampur Assembly seat that he vacated after being elected to the Lok Sabha in May this year.
2019-10-15
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
EU states vow to halt arms exports to Turkey: Italy
Luxembourg, Oct 14 (IANS/AKI) European Union member states have pledged to "block arms exports" to Turkey" over its military offensive in northern Syria, following a request by Italy, Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Monday.
2019-10-14
Category: International, Luxembourg,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
New Data Protection to be placed in Parliament soon: Prasad
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Union Communications, Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday said the Data Protection Bill is ready and would be placed in Parliament soon.
2019-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
Odisha govt announces infra support for four hospitals
Bhubaneswar, Oct 14 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday announced infrastructure support for four hospitals under the 'Mo Sarkar' initiative.
2019-10-14
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Italy to bar future arms exports to Turkey
Luxembourg, Oct 14 (IANS/AKI) The Italian government is poised to ban future arms export deals to Turkey over its military offensive in Syria and hopes other European Union countries will uphold a pledge do the same, Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Monday.
2019-10-14
Category: International, Luxembourg,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
SC to hear CBI plea against Delhi HC's Chidambaram findings
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) The CBI on Monday moved the Supreme Court challenging the Delhi High Court findings that former Union Minister P. Chidambaram, who has been arrested in the INX Media case, was not a flight risk and also could not tamper with the evidence.
2019-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Indian-origin prof shares Economics Nobel for poverty research (2nd Lead, changing dateline)
New York, Oct 14 (IANS) Abhijit Banerjee has been awarded the Economics Nobel Prize along with his wife Esther Duflo and another US academic, for their research on how to alleviate poverty that has helped eduction of the poor in India and also revolutionised the field of development economics, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (RSAS) announced on Monday.
2019-10-14
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Business/Economy,Education,Politics