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Now Dilip Ghosh calls anti-CAA intellectuals 'parasites'
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) In keeping with his penchant for abusive attacks on opponents, BJP West Bengal's President Dilip Ghosh on Friday described as "creatures", "devils" and "parasites" the intellectuals who hit the streets protesting against the new citizenship law.
2020-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
VU panel to probe Dasgupta's confinement, student clashes
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) The Visva-Bharati University on Friday formed a three-member committee, headed by Calcutta High Court's former Chief Justice Jyotirmoy Bhattacharya, to look into the recent incidents of confinement of Rajya Sabha member Swapan Dasgupta and the clashes between students in the campus.
2020-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education,Politics
Shaheen Bagh issue: HC asks police to look into road closure issue
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) While hearing a petition filed by the Federation of Sarita Vihar Residents Welfare Association on Friday, a single judge bench of the Delhi High Court, presided by Justice Navin Chawla, has directed the Delhi Police to look into the issue relating to the blockage of Kalindi Kunj Road due to the anti-CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) protests at the Shaheen Bagh area here.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Rohit Vemula's mother to launch 'Mothers for nation' yatra
Hyderabad, Jan 17 (IANS) On the fourth death anniversary of Hyderabad Central University research scholar Rohit Vemula, who committed suicide due to the alleged caste discrimination and oppression, his mother on Friday announced launching 'Mothers for Nation' yatra, a campaign for social justice and protection of the basic principles of the Constitution.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Haryana to deploy home guards for security of doctors
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) The Haryana government has decided to deploy 1,652 home guards for security of medical practitioners and of all primary health centres, community health centres, and district hospitals, state Home Minister Anil Vij said on Friday.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
SC asks Centre to examine plea for KVs in every tehsil
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre to examine, within three months, the representation of BJP leader and advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay seeking establishment of Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) in every tehsil (revenue subdivision) of the country.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
ED raids ex-BMC official, recovers papers of Dubai property
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday said that it raided the residence of former BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) official in a FEMA violation case and recovered documents related to the purchase of a property in Dubai in an alleged illegal manner.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi Police chief given powers to exercise NSA for 3 months
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal has given city Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik to exercise the powers of detaining authority under the stringent National Security Act for three months.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
68% give approval rating to AAP govt's performance: LocalCircles
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) More than two thirds of Delhi citizens have given their approval rating to the five-year performance of the Aam Aadmi Party government led by Arvind Kejriwal.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
SC refuses to stay HC order annulling Azam Khan's son's election
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday refused to stay an Allahabad High Court order that annulled the election of Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan's son Abdullah Azam Khan as an MLA from Suar in Uttar Pradesh for being underage while filing the nomination papers.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
As good as dead, says Rahul on Davinder Singh case
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Hours after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi raised doubts over a NIA probe into the case of suspended DSP Davinder Singh, the opposition party put posers on the investigation by the central agency headed by Y.C. Modi.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Kashmir,Politics,Terrorism
Nirbhaya case: Smriti flays AAP govt for 'delayed' hangings
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani on Friday attacked the Aam Aadmi Party government for allegedly delaying the execution of four convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape-murder case.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Missing' Mumbai blast accused arrested from Kanpur
Kanpur, Jan 17 (IANS) Infamous 'Dr Bomb' Jalees Ansari, convicted in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case, was arrested by Uttar Pradesh Police Special Task Force (STF) from Kanpur on Friday after he jumped parole and went missing.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
CAT sets aside Punjab DGP's appointment
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) on Friday set aside the appointment of Punjab's Director General of Police Dinkar Gupta as it allowed the application challenging his appointment by his seniors in service.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Goa civic body revokes permission for anti-CAA rally
Panaji, Jan 17 (IANS) A BJP-controlled civic authority in Mapusa town in North Goa, on Friday revoked permission for an anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the National Population Register (NPR) rally scheduled by a civil society group for January 18, hours after a group of 'nationalist' citizens threatened to hold a parallel rally at the same site.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Goa,National
Maha panel seeks Rs 3 lakh-crore as farmers' bailout package
Nagpur (Maharashtra), Jan 17 (IANS) The Vasantrao Naik Sheti Swavalamban Mission (VNSSM) has demanded a whopping Rs 3 lakh-crore as a 'Special National Agrarian Bailout Package' to end the farmers' distress in the country, a top official said.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Soybean oil diet may trigger genetic changes in brain
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) Widely consumed soybean oil not only leads to obesity and diabetes but may also affect neurological conditions like autism, Alzheimer's disease, anxiety and depression, report researchers from University of California Riverside, including one of Indian origin.
2020-01-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Israel launches cybersecurity social network 'Cybernet'
Jerusalem, Jan 17 (IANS) Israel has launched a cybersecurity social network to share cyber-attacks information in order to protect companies and other organisations, the Israel National Cyber Directorate (INCD) has announced.
2020-01-17
Category: International, Israel,Technology
Apple along with its employees donated $100mn in 2019
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) Apple has revealed that 21,000 of its employees donated $42 million, combined with the companys 1-for-1 donation match and $25 match per volunteer hour, making a total of $100 million to causes in 2019.
2020-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
20 ways to repair, redesign, repurpose your wardrobe
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANSlife) As sustainable fashion has become the top trend, wardrobe redesigning is becoming more popular. If your wardrobe is overloaded with clothes that are not used for more than three months, it may be time to transform them into something more functional.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Soak in the 'wellness' fiesta
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANSlife) Be a part of yoga celebration, off-beat meditation, music, health and wellness that will exhilarate and rejuvenate the mind, body and soul with 'Soul Project' festival to be held in the Delhi NCR on February 23.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Follow these four A's to kick the butt
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANSlife) Addiction to nicotine or tobacco is one of the most common addictions world wide, and also the leading cause of oral and lung cancers besides other diseases.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Next-gen radiation therapy for cancer patients now in India
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Indraprastha Apollo Hospital in New Delhi on Friday launched the most advanced version of TomoTherapy Radixact X9-- the smartest radiation therapy to treat the most complicated cancer tumours.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
SC allows return of Rs 20 cr to Karti Chidambaram
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday allowed Congress MP Karti Chidambaram to withdraw Rs 20 crore, deposited in the registry of the top court, as a condition on him to grant permission to travel abroad.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Kailash Gahlot set to create history from Najafgarh
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Najafgarh Assembly constituency in Delhi, with a major population of farmers and traders, has never elected an MLA twice, but the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) candidate Kailash Gahlot is looking to create a history after the party declared him the candidate for the seat second time in a row.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
RJD demands scrapping of NPR notification in Bihar
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Leader of Opposition in Bihar and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav, on Friday, hit out at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on National Population Register (NPR) notification and asked him to scrap it.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
John Cena says acting career not transition from wrestling
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Wrestler-actor John Cena is not finished with wrestling despite his blossoming acting career.
2020-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Mariah Carey, Steve Miller joining songwriters Hall of Fame
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) Names like Mariah Carey, the Isley Brothers, Eurythmics, the Neptunes, Steve Miller, Rick Nowels and Motown great William "Mickey" Stevenson are among the 2020 inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
2020-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Reese Witherspoon gets another surprise delivery from Beyonce
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Singer Beyonce Knowles has surprised actress Reese Witherspoon with another huge gift.
2020-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Prajnesh fails to qualify for Australian Open main draw
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Prajnesh Gunneswaran on Friday failed to qualify for the main draw of the Australian Open men's singles event after losing in straight sets to Ernests Gulbis of Latvia in the final round of the qualifiers.
2020-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
'Saudi-Iran military conflict would be disastrous for Pak'
Islamabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that a military conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran would be "disastrous" for Islamabad and it was for this reason that his government is making efforts to defuse regional tensions, a media report said on Friday.
2020-01-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Depressed Bihar man kills mother, wife, 3 minor daughters
Munger (Bihar), Jan 17 (IANS) A man in Bihar's Munger district has killed his own mother, wife and three minor daughters as he was suffering from depression after some documents of a shop that he owned went missing. The man also attempted suicide by jumping from the roof after killing the five, the police said on Friday.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US must be involved in Afghanistan after troops leave: Qureshi
Washington/Islamabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that US must remain engaged in Afghanistan's reconstruction even if it succeeds in withdrawing troops and ending its longest war, it was reported on Friday.
2020-01-17
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Twitterati wish happy birthday to 'charming' Javed Akhtar
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Wishing lyricist-poet Javed Akhtar on his 75th birthday on Friday, Hindi film industry's celebrities as well as Tweeple, expressed their fondness for the "charming" Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awardee.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
4 more detained leaders in Kashmir released
Srinagar, Jan 17 (IANS) Four former legislators including a former minister were released by the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday as part of the ongoing exercise to free detainees. They were under house arrest since August 5, when the Centre abrogated Article 370 and bifurcated the state into two union territories.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
China confirms 2nd death from new coronavirus
Beijing, Jan 17 (IANS) China has confirmed a second death due to a new type of coronavirus in Wuhan city, health authorities said on Friday.
2020-01-17
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Bengal man stabs self, family; says was worried about NRC
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) A 34-year-old man in West Bengal's Contai sub-division stabbed himself and his family members claiming that he was worried about the fall-out of a possible National Register of Citizens exercise, the police said on Friday.
2020-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Man U agree to fee for Young with Inter Milan
Manchester, Jan 17 (IANS) Senior Manchester United footballer Ashley Young is all set to join Italian side Inter Milan for a reported 1.28 million pound (1.5 million euros) fee, which United have agreed for the defender.
2020-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
SC upholds Allahabad HC order in Azam Khan's son case
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice on plea moved by Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan's son Abdullah Azam whose election from Suar Assembly constituency in Uttar Pradesh was annulled for allegedly being less than the mandatory 25 years of age, when he filed nomination.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Fog in Punjab, Haryana reduces visibility to 50m
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) Large parts of Punjab and Haryana on Friday remained under very dense fog cover with visibility less than 50 metres in many places impacting air, train and road traffic and throwing normal life out of gear.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Punjab,National
President rejects Nirbhaya convict's mercy plea
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday rejected the mercy petition of 2012 Delhi gang-rape and murder case convict Mukesh Singh, officials said.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
UK rapist's 30-yr jail term may be extended
London, Jan 17 (IANS) The 30-year jail term for the UK's most prolific serial rapist, who has been convicted of 159 sex offences, including 136 rapes, could be extended after his sentencing was referred to the Court of Appeal for being "unduly lenient".
2020-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Maha police launch massive manhunt as 'Dr. Bomb' jumps parole
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) The Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad and the Mumbai Police are on a frantic trail to track down a dreaded terrorist (Dr.) Jalees Ansari, who jumped parole, official sources said here.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Two Visva-Bharati students injured in attack, two held
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Two students, having allegiance to the Left students unions of Visva-Bharati University in West Bengal, were allegedly beaten up with rods, following which two arrests were made on Thursday.
2020-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education,Politics
JNUSU requests students to boycott registration
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Days after the registration process for the new semester in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) was made functional again, Jawaharlal Nehru University Student's Union (JNUSU) on Thursday requested the students, especially those who have not registered, to continue to boycott the process.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Airtel, VIL plan curative plea after AGR suit dismissal (3rd lead)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) After the Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the telcos' plea to review its 24 October adjusted gross revenue (AGR) ruling, under which they have to pay nearly Rs 1.02 lakh crore as statutory payment to the government by January 23, Airtel and Vodafone Idea (VIL) said they could file curative petitions.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
AAP Laxmi Nagar candidate's assets up by over Rs 20 lakh
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The movable assets of Aam Aadmi Party's Laxmi Nagar candidate Nitin Tyagi, who filed his nomination from the seat for the February 8 Assembly elections on Thursday, increased from Rs 28.25 lakh in 2015 to Rs 49.66 lakh in 2020.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Davinder Singh case: Rahul Gandhi questions govt's silence
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday questioned the silence of the Narendra Modi-led government over the arrest of disgraced J&K DSP Davinder Singh.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
We first set a 11-seat target for LS polls: Bengal BJP chief
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) How did the BJP set a target of winning over half of the Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal ahead of last year's general elections?
2020-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
7 countries launch Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum in Egypt
Cairo, Jan 16 (IANS) Seven countries on Thursday adopted an institutional framework to create the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum to be based here, a media report said.
2020-01-16
Category: International, Egypt,Business/Economy,Politics