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S.Korea, US mull scaling back military exercises
Seoul/Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) South Korea and the US were considering scaling back combined military exercises due to concerns over the coronavirus outbreak, American Defence Secretary Mark Esper said.
2020-02-25
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
N.Korean media calls for independence from outside help
Pyongyang, Feb 25 (IANS) North Korea's state media on Tuesday called for independence from outside help, saying that having illusions about aid from "imperialists" like the US would lead to "self-destruction".
2020-02-25
Category: International, North Korea,Politics
US activists rally for releasing WikiLeaks founder
San Francisco, Feb 25 (IANS) A group of activists in San Francisco's Bay Area rallied outside the British Consulate General to demand WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's release from a prison in the UK.
2020-02-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics
World's oldest man dies days after Guinness record
Tokyo, Feb 25 (IANS) Japan's Chitetsu Watanabe, recognized at 112 years as the oldest man in the world, has passed away 11 days after he received the Guinness World Record certificate, his family said on Tuesday.
2020-02-25
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Ex-LTTE members form new political party
Colombo, Feb 25 (IANS) Rehabilitated former members of the now defunct Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) militant group have formed a new political party with the hope of contesting Sri Lanka's general elections this year, a media report said on Tuesday.
2020-02-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Conspiracy to tarnish India's image: Kishan Reddy
Hyderabad, Feb 24 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Home G. Kishan Reddy said on Monday that the violence in Delhi was a conspiracy to tarnish India's image.
2020-02-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Sonowal launches Asom Darshan scheme
Guwahati, Feb 24 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday launched the Rs 710 crore Asom Darshan scheme, calling it a fulfilment of the promise to preserve and promote the state's spiritual and historical heritage.
2020-02-24
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
J&K govt takes action against illegal mining
Pulwama, Feb 24 (IANS) Acting tough on the complaints against illegal mining in Pulwama, officials of the J&K government conducted raids on Monday.
2020-02-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
PM to distribute Kisan Credit Cards on Feb 29
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi would disburse KISAN benefits to select farmers and distribute Kisan Credit Cards (KCC) during an event at Chitrakoot, UP, on February 29, which would be celebrated as a formal anniversary of the Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN), said Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar here on Monday.
2020-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Snakes raised by you will bite you, Owaisi tells PM
Hyderabad, Feb 24 (IANS) AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday blamed a former Delhi MLA for the violence in the national capital and told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that "the snakes raised by you will bite you".
2020-02-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Bengaluru kite enthusiast welcomes Donald Trump
Bengaluru, Feb 24 (IANS) A kite making enthusiast in the city on Monday flew a 15-feet-long kite in honour of visiting US President Donald Trump, bearing his and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's image, also with an intention to popularise kite flying.
2020-02-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Sunni Waqf Board accepts 5 acre plot in Ayodhya
Lucknow, Feb 24 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Sunni Waqf Board has decided to accept the five acre plot for a mosque in Ayodhya after a meeting here.
2020-02-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Will go ahead with welfare agenda, says Andhra CM
Amaravati, Feb 24 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy said his government will go ahead with the welfare programmes to justify the mandate given despite the false propaganda by its detractors.
2020-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Cong takes pot shot at Trump for not mentioning Mahatma
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Congress on Monday criticised US President Donald Trump for not mentioning Mahatma Gandhi in the visitor book of Sabarmati Ashram and instead praising Modi and called him "great friend" (PM Modi) and called his tour a "wonderful visit"
2020-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
YSRCP MP demands Chandrababu Naidu's arrest
Amaravati, Feb 24 (IANS) An MP of Andhra Pradesh's ruling party YSR Congress on Monday demanded the arrest of former Chief Minister and Leader of Opposition N. Chandrababu Naidu for what he called engineering repeated attacks on him.
2020-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Vijayan feigning ignorance about CIMS project: Cong
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 24 (IANS) The Congress here on Monday came out with documents to prove that Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan was feigning ignorance about the Rs 160 crore CIMS (Central Intrusion Monitoring System) project, implemented in the Kerala Police department, which the CAG pointed out as a faulty contract.
2020-02-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Shah failed to maintain law & order in Delhi: Congress
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The Congress has alleged that the BJP leaders are giving hate speeches in Delhi and the Delhi police are taking no action due to which there is a complete breakdown of law and order.
2020-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Malaysian PM submits resignation
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 24 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Monday submitted his resignation to the King, his office has confirmed.
2020-02-24
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics
Shia cleric denies role in Chandrashekhar Azad's Bharat Bandh
Lucknow, Feb 23 (IANS) Shia Muslim body 'Majlis-e-Ulama-e-Hind', has refuted reports that its General Secretary Maulana Kalbe Jawad Naqvi had any role in the Bharat Bandh call given by Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad for Sunday.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Hardliners set to win Iran parliamentary elections
Tehran, Feb 23 (IANS) Hardliners are set to win Iran's parliamentary election, where voting - only 42.6 per cent - was the lowest turnout since the 1979 revolution, reports said on Sunday.1
2020-02-23
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Turkey hasn't honoured Sochi agreement on Syria: Kremlin
Moscow, Feb 23 (IANS) Turkey has yet to fulfill its obligations under a 2018 agreement regarding Syria's last rebel stronghold of Idlib, the Kremlin said on Sunday.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Veerappan's daughter joins BJP in Tamil Nadu
Chennai, Feb 23 (IANS) Slain sandalwood and ivory smuggler Veerappan's daughter Vidya Rani has joined BJP in Tamil Nadu.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Punjab CM conferred with 'Adarsh Mukhya Mantri Puraskar'
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Bhartiya Chhatra Sansad (BCS) on Sunday conferred the prestigious 'Adarsh Mukhya Mantri Puraskar' (Ideal Chief Minister Award) on Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh for his initiatives to ensure good governance and holistic development in the state.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Justice Chandrachud lauds President's vast experience in law
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Supreme Court's Justice D.Y. Chandrachud on Sunday praised President Ram Nath Kovind for his vast experience in matters of law and statecraft.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Ghulam Nabi Azad gets invitation for Trump reception
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad has been invited to attend the reception of US President Donald Trump at Rashtrapati Bhavan on February 25, a source said on Sunday.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cong raises pitch on trade deal, H1B visas on Trump visit eve
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Questioning the interest of the government on the much-hyped Trump visit, the Congress has raised the issue of trade deal and H1B visas which have been reduced by the US administration.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mughal Gardens to shut for public on day 2 of Trump's visit
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Mughal Gardens will remain closed for the general public for two days, starting Monday. The Mughal Gardens form the third circuit of the Rashtrapati Bhavan tour and are hugely popular among tourists visiting the national capital.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Odisha CM files nomination for BJD President post
Bhubaneswar, Feb 23 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik filed his nomination papers for Biju Janata Dal (BJD) President's post at the party's headquarters here on Sunday.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Harry-Meghan makes statement after dropping Sussex Royal brand
London, Feb 23 (IANS) The UK's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have made an extraordinary statement laying bare their frustrations after being forced to drop their Sussex Royal brand, the media reported.
2020-02-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Turkey to open 1st-ever space training centre
Ankara, Feb 23 (IANS) Turkey is set to open the country's first-ever space training centre, it was reported.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
UN concerned over Afghan election result crisis
Kabul, Feb 23 (IANS) The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has said that it was "extremely concerned" over the two man contenders -- President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah -- disputing the results of the September 2019 presidential election.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Damascus-Aleppo highway officially opens for travel
Damascus, Feb 23 (IANS) A week following its capture by the Syrian army, the Damascus-Aleppo strategic highway has been officially opened for the travel between the country's south and north, according to the state news agency SANA.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics
Hosni Mubarak's sons acquitted of corruption charges
Cairo, Feb 23 (IANS) An Egyptian court has acquitted Alaa and Gamal Mubarak, the sons of ousted President Hosni Mubarak, in a corruption case.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Hectic lobbying for upcoming Kerala assembly bypoll
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 23 (IANS) With the date of the upcoming Kuttanadu assembly constituency by-election to be announced anytime now, hectic lobbying has begun in the Congress-led United Democratic Front by hopefuls.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Road map set for Syria's Idlib, says Erdogan
Ankara, Feb 23 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that a road map on Syria's Idlib was set following his phone calls with the leaders of Russia, France and Germany.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Sonowal to receive Clause 6 panel report with full cabinet on Tue
Guwahati, Feb 22 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, along with his entire cabinet, would on Tuesday receive the final report of the high-level panel formed to review and suggest measures for the implementation of Clause 6 of the 1985 Assam Accord, a senior minister said on Saturday.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
BSNL employees plan hunger strike on Monday
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The All Unions and Associations of BSNL (AUAB) has decided to organise a country-wide hunger strike on February 24 for early implementation of the cabinet decisions on the Bharat Sanchar Nigam's revival.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sonowal to launch Rs 710 crore Assam Darshan scheme on Monday
Guwahati, Feb 22 (IANS) The Assam government will launch the Rs 710 crore Assam Darshan scheme, aimed at infrastructure upgradation of religious places, on February 24, a senior minister said here on Saturday.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Assam to remove "Maktab" from names of govt schools
Guwahati, Feb 22 (IANS) The Assam government has decided to delete the Arabic word 'maktab' - traditional islamic elementary school - from the nomenclature of 63 state and state-aided primary schools immediately, a senior minister said here on Saturday.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Adhir won't attend Trump dinner, cites exclusion of Sonia
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, who has been invited to attend the dinner with US President Donald Trump on Tuesday, said he will not attend the function as his party chief Sonia Gamdhi has not been invited.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
16 lakh people joined AAP after it won Delhi polls: Minister
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The popularity of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has increased after it registered a resounding victory in the recently held Delhi Assembly elections.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Global Investors meet a step towards making J&K industrial hub'
Jammu, Feb 22 (IANS) Advisor to the Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor, Farooq Khan, has reiterated that the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir will flourish in the times to come and in this regard the Global Investors' Summit is the first step.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Railway police to wear body cameras in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Feb 22 (IANS) South Western Railway's (SWR) Hubli division police personnel will wear cameras on uniform for providing enhanced security to passengers and property, railways said on Saturday.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Goa ushers in Carnival with pomp and splendour
Panaji, Feb 22 (IANS) Goa kept its date with its Portuguese cultural past on Saturday by ushering in the Carnival in the state capital with traditional float parades, King Momo's salutations and general merry-making on the chock-a-block streets of Panaji.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
River linking project in TN to be completed this year
Chennai, Feb 22 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Saturday announced a project to prevent sea erosion at an outlay of Rs 52.46 crore in Thoothukudi district.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
TN scraps development of PCPIR
Chennai, Feb 22 (IANS) Tamil Nadu government on Saturday announced that it is scrapping the Petroleum, Chemicals and Petrochemicals Investment Region (PCPIR) project following opposition from the people and others.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
BJD protests against AIIMS Bhubaneswar's directive on Hindi
Bhubaneswar, Feb 22 (IANS) The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha on Saturday protested against the imposition of Hindi language by AIIMS Bhubaneswar in its organisational processes.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Balladeers threaten to 'chop off' M'rashtra woman activist
Pune (Maharashtra), Feb 22 (IANS) Maharashtra's woman activist Trupti Desai, known for leading agitations at Shani Shingnapure, Haji Ali Dargah and Sabarimala Temple, has claimed death threats from supporters of a famed balladeer Nivrutti Deshmukh alias Indurikar Maharaj based in Ahmednagar, on Saturday.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Allahabad rail division renamed as Prayagraj division
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The government on Saturday changed the name of the Indian Railways Allahabad division to Prayagraj division and it also proposed to change of the other railway offices in the Division bearing the name Allahabad.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
25% climate change messages on Twitter written by bots: Study
New York, Feb 22 (IANS) A lot of messages denying the effects of global warming might actually have been written by bots as new research from Brown University in the US found that about 25 per cent of the tweets about climate change that they analysed were produced by automated accounts.
2020-02-22
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Politics,Technology