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Great time to innovate in India: Modi
Thimphu, Aug 18 (IANS) Asserting that India is home to among the biggest start-up eco-systems in the world and witnessing transformation in a wide range of sectors, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said it was a great time to innovate in the country.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Bhutan,Diplomacy,Education,Politics
UK PM in bid to get new Brexit deal
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Boris Johnson will meet European Union (EU) leaders this week during his first trip abroad as the UK Prime Minister, and stress on the the need for a new Brexit deal, the media reported on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
6 injured, 13 arrested in US protests
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) At least six people were injured and 13 others arrested during far-right and counter protests in the US city of Portland, police said.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Pak rejects request to resume Samjhauta, Thar trains
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Pakistan's Ministry of Railways has rejected a request by its Indian counterpart to restore operations of the Samjhauta and the Thar Express trains, which were suspended last week in the wake of New Delhis move to revoke Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, a media report said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Military officers, bureaucrats move SC over Article 370
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Six retired military officers and bureaucrats have filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the decision to revoke Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP races ahead in preparing for UP by-elections
Lucknow, Aug 17 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh is gearing up for by-elections to 13 Assembly seats, the dates for which are likely to be announced next month.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Jaitley in critical state, several leaders visit AIIMS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who has been put on life support at the AIIMS hospital here, is in a critical condition, hospital sources said on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CPI-M loses hold over Kannur local body in Vijayan bastion
Kannur, Aug 17 (IANS) The CPI-M and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan received a setback here on Saturday when the party lost control over the Kannur Corporation.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Houthis claim drone strikes on Saudi Aramco oil refinery
Sanaa, Aug 17 (IANS) Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed they launched multiple bomb-laden drone attacks on Saturday on an oil refinery of Saudi Aramco, the Saudi Arabian oil company, according to a media report.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Yemen,Politics,Terrorism
US issues warrant to seize Iranian oil tanker
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) The US Justice Department has issued a warrant to seize a detained Iranian oil tanker, the Grace 1, a day after a judge in Gibraltar ordered it to be released, the media reported on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Teachers launch rally to back HK youth protesters
Hong Kong, Aug 17 (IANS) Thousands of teachers took to the streets of Hong Kong on Saturday despite heavy rain in a show of solidarity with young protesters, as the city braces for an 11th weekend of demonstrations sparked by the now-shelved extradition bill.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Calls to boycott 'Mulan' after star backs HK police
Hong Kong, Aug 17 (IANS) Disney's live-action remake of the animated film "Mulan" is facing calls for a boycott, after its star voiced support for Hong Kong's police force, who anti-government protesters have accused of using excessive force.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Ordnance Factory Board to be made 100% govt equity firm
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Defence Ministry on Friday clarified there is no proposal to privatise the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) whose employees had called for a 30 days' strike.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Rahul condemns arrest of J&K Congress chief
Jammu, Aug 16 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday condemned the arrest of the party's Jammu and Kashmir unit chief Ghulam Ahmed Mir and another party leader saying the government has delivered another body blow to democracy.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Shah, Adityanath meet to discuss UP Cabinet expansion
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday held a meeting with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath here to discuss the state Cabinet expansion, party sources said.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Taking up Kashmir at UN 'diplomatic failure': Congress
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Terming Jammu and Kashmir as an integral part of India, the Congress on Friday said that the internationalisation of the Kashmir issue at the United Nations was a major "diplomatic and strategic failure" for the Indian government.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Punjab CM rejects party MP's allegation on sacrilege
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday rejected his Congress party's MP Pratap Singh Bajwa's allegation that the Advocate General's office had misled the state and the assembly on the sensitive issue of withdrawal of the Bargari sacrilege cases from the CBI.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Is government changing nuclear policy, asks Congress
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Congress on Friday said it stands behind the government on the issue of defence but asked it to make it clear if it was changing the decades-old nuclear policy.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
French 'Spiderman' scales HK skyscraper with peace banner
Hong Kong, Aug 16 (IANS) Daredevil Alain Robert, dubbed as "French Spiderman" climbed a Hong Kong skyscraper on Friday and unfurled a banner urging peace in the city rocked by political unrest.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Hong Kong,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Akali Dal in talks with BJP for Haryana polls
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) would contest the upcoming Haryana assembly polls with the BJP and negotiations for seat sharing are currently on, party leader Balwinder Singh Bhunder said on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab CM hails Chief of Defence Staff announcement
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, an ex-soldier in the Indian Army, on Friday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement of a Chief of Defence Staff as a vital step in strengthening and streamlining the command structure for the defence services.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Rebuild Ravidas temple at original site: CPI-M
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The CPI-M on Friday urged the central government to rebuild the Guru Ravidas temple at the very site in the national capital where it was demolished.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
No killing in Kashmir, situation to be normal in few days (2nd Lead)
Srinagar, Aug 16 (IANS) There has been no loss of life to any person in the Kashmir Valley during the past 12 days of lockdown, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary B.V.R. Subrahmanyam said on Friday, and announced that the restrictions will be lifted and life "will become completely normal" as the situation improves over the next few days.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
TN to ban caste wrist bands in schools
Chennai, Aug 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu government has decided to take action against any kind of caste discrimination in schools, said Fisheries Minister D. Jayakumar.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Religion
Taking up Kashmir at UN a diplomatic failure: Congress
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Congress on Friday said that the internationalization of the abrogation of Article 370 at the United Nations was a major "diplomatic failure" for the Indian government.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Israel to let US Congresswoman Tlaib visit West Bank
Jerusalem, Aug 16 (IANS) Israel on Friday granted permission to US Democrat Congress member Rashida Tlaib to enter the country on humanitarian grounds to visit her grandmother in West Bank, a day after blocking her and fellow lawmaker Ilhan Omar from the visit.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Israel,Politics
BJP will form govt in Haryana with absolute majority: Shah
Jind (Haryana), Aug 16 (IANS) Setting the tone for Assembly elections in Haryana, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would repeat its term in the state, but this time with an absolute majority.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
Mamata recalls Vajpayee's vision on his death anniversary
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday paid tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his first death anniversary and remembered his humanitarian philosophy.
2019-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Ultimately India, Pakistan have to find solution: J&K Plebiscite Front leader
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) A leader of the Jammu and Kashmir Plebiscite Front (JKPF) has said that because of the indifference of the world powers to the Kashmir issue, it will ultimately be up to India and Pakistan to find a solution that gives the people of the region a voice.
2019-08-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
Pro-Khalistan Sikhs hold protest with Pakistanis outside UN on Kashmir
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) Pro-Khalistan Sikhs joined by some Pakistanis held a protest outside the UN demanding the restoration of Kashmir's special status.
2019-08-16
Category: International, United States,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC pulls advocate for filing defective petition on Article 370
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday reprimanded advocate M.L. Sharma for filing a frivolous application opposing the Centre's decision to revoke Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Complete integration of J&K best tribute to Vajpayee: Goa CM
Panaji, Aug 16 (IANS) The 'complete integration' of Jammu and Kashmir into India is a fitting tribute for former prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Modi to address 'Ganga Sammelan' in UP
Kanpur, Aug 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the 'Ganga Sammelan' in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur that will focus on cleaning of the Ganga river from Gomukh in Uttarakhand to Ganga Sagar in West Bengal.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
President to visit Jaitley at AIIMS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind will on Friday visit former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) where he has been undergoing treatment in the intensive care unit (ICU).
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tributes paid to Vajpayee on his first death anniversary
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and numerous other Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders on Friday paid tributes to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his first death anniversary.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pakistan hit by diplomatic setback as UNSC declines request for open session on Kashmir
United Nations, Aug 16 (IANS) Despite intense lobbying, Pakistan has been dealt a diplomatic setback with the UN Security Council declining to hold a formal session on Kashmir with its participation, and instead scheduling a closed-door consultation on "India/Pakistan" at China's insistence on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
Azam Khan's luxury resort in UP faces trouble
Rampur, Aug 16 (IANS) Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan's luxury resort 'Humsafar' in Rampur was now facing trouble following allegations of land grabbing.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
PM Modi greets nation on 'Sanskrit Day'
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the people on the occasion of 'Sanskrit Day' on Thursday.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Nagaland govt supports integration of Naga-inhabited areas
Kohima, Aug 15 (IANS) Reiterating his support for integration of all contiguous Naga-inhabited areas, Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Thursday appealed to the neighbouring states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur to recognise the democratic rights of the Naga people.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Priyanka calls Rahul 'best brother' in the world
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Thursday greeted former party chief Rahul Gandhi on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, calling him the "best brother in the world", and said that things haven't changed much since childhood.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Gibraltar releases seized Iranian tanker
London, Aug 15 (IANS) Gibraltar on Thursday released Grace 1, an Iranian oil tanker seized off the country's coast in July for breaching international sanctions on oil shipments, despite a last-minute plea by the US authorities to block it.
2019-08-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
US military official visits Turkey for intervention in Syria
Istanbul, Aug 15 (IANS) The deputy commander of the US European Command was set to arrive in Turkey to plan coordination with regards to the Turkish intervention in northeastern Syria.
2019-08-15
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy,Politics
Imran Khan questions world's 'silence' on Kashmir
Islamabad, Aug 15 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday questioned the international community's "silence" on the Kashmir situation and warned that "if ethnic cleansing of Muslims takes place in the region, there would be severe repercussions".
2019-08-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Freedom rallies mark I-Day celebrations in Assam
Guwahati, Aug 15 (IANS) The 73rd Independence Day was celebrated with much enthusiasm across Assam on Thursday with thousands of youths and individuals taking out freedom rallies on motorcycles and cars on the streets across the state.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
US moves to block release of Iranian vessel in Gibraltar
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) The US has applied to a court in Gibraltar to halt the release of an Iranian supertanker which was earlier detained for breaching international sanctions on oil shipments.
2019-08-15
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
Sovan's joining will boost BJP in Bengal: Dilip Ghosh
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Dilip Ghosh here on Thursday welcomed former Kolkata Mayor and Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA Sovan Chatterjee's decision to join the BJP, but refused to speculate reasons behind cinestar Debashree Roy's visit to the BJP headquarters in New Delhi.
2019-08-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Punjab CM urges people to join hands against inimical forces
Jalandhar, Aug 15 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has warned inimical forces against any attempt to spoil the peace and harmony in the country and urged people to join hands in fighting such forces.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Villagers to take governance to people's doorstep
Vijayawada, Aug 15 (IANS) On the occasion of Independence Day, the Andhra Pradesh government launched a village volunteers initiative for taking governance to the doorsteps of people by involving over 2.8 lakh village volunteers.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Mumbai's Shanmukhananda Sabha salutes war widows
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Marking the 73rd Independence Day, the Shanmukhananda Sabha in Mumbai felicitated seven war widows and parents of Sqd Leader Ninad Mandavgane, who was killed in a chopper crash in February, here on Thursday.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Elderly TN couple, who fought robbers, get bravery awards
Chennai, Aug 15 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Thursday presented special bravery award to an elderly couple from Tirunelveli district, who recently fought armed robbers with plastic chairs and slippers.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics