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Tension runs high near Delhi PHQ, more protesters gather

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Several students and social activists gathered at the Delhi Police headquarters near ITO in response to an emergency protest demonstration call given by the JNU students’ union, here on Sunday. Protesters blocked all roads leading to the police headquarters. Senior police officers have reached the[Read More…]

CRPF officer, driver killed in landslide on Jammu-Srinagar NH

Srinagar, Dec 15 (IANS) A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officer and his driver were killed in a landslide on Jammu-Srinagar national highway near Khuni Nallah in Ramban district on Sunday. DIG North Srinagar CRPF Shailender Vikram Singh alongwith driver Navin were killed on the spot as their Scorpio got[Read More…]

Morocco arrests IS suspect

Rabat, Dec 15 (IANS) Moroccan security forces have arrested a man with suspected link to the Islamic State (IS) militant group. The suspect, 41, was arrested on Saturday in the central city of Meknes. He was allegedly planning a suicide bombing, the Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation, Morocco’s intelligence bureau,[Read More…]

Egyptian prez calls for joint efforts to fight terrorism

Egypt, Dec 15 (IANS) Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi stressed on Sunday that joint efforts are needed to fight terrorism. He made the remarks at the 3rd World Youth Forum opened on Saturday in Egypt’s Red Sea resort city of Sharm El Sheikh. Speaking at a session discussing challenges facing international[Read More…]

Anti-CAA protest: Metro services at several stations shut

New Delhi, 15 Dec(IANS) In the wake of violent protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act in south Delhi on Sunday, the Delhi Metro has suspended services at 12 metro stations as precautionary measure. With protests gathering in other parts of the city, the metro decided to suspend services at GTB,[Read More…]

I am disappointed with climate talk outcomes: Guterres

Madrid, Dec 15 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday said he was disappointed with the outcome of the UN Climate Change Conference or COP25 that ended in this Spanish capital almost 44 hours beyond the scheduled closing time. Climate experts said the two-week long talks produced a weak gesture[Read More…]

Schools in south east Delhi to stay shut on Monday

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) All schools in south east Delhi will remain shut on Monday, Delhi deputy chief minister and education minister Manish Sisoda announced here on Sunday night. According to Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, all government and private schools in Okhla, Jamia Nagar, New Friends Colony,[Read More…]

Seurity forces clash with local militia in Afghanistan

Kabul, Dec 15 (IANS) The Northern Afghan city of Mazar-e-Sharif was tense on Sunday as security forces clashed with a private militia affiliated with a rogue police commander resisting arrest. Clashes erupted in Balkh, just outside Mazar-e-Sharif, around 11 p.m. on Saturday after security forces approached the residence of Nizamuddin[Read More…]

Police deny entering Jamia campus forcefully

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Delhi Police on Sunday denied reports of entering the Jamia Millia University campus here in the wake of violent protests that left several injured and many vehicles destroyed. Delhi Commissioner of Police, Southeast Chinmoy Biswal, also said that protesters were merely pushed back and[Read More…]

Israel bans Christians from reaching West Bank, Jerusalem

Gaza, Dec 15 (IANS) Israel has banned the Christian minority who live in the Gaza Strip ruled by Hamas from visiting Christian holy sites and churches in the West Bank and Jerusalem to celebrate Christmas, a spokesman for the Christian community said on Sunday. Israeli media reported on Saturday that[Read More…]

Former Union minister Swami dead

Chandigarh, Dec 15 (IANS) Former Union Minister of State for Home Affairs I.D. Swami died due to a heart ailment on Sunday afternoon. He was 90. Swami passed away at a private hospital in Faridabad in Haryana. He is survived by a son and three daughters. Swami was Union Minister[Read More…]

Delhi Police’ olive branch to anti-CAA protesters

New Delhi, 15 Dec (IANS) The police forces tried to calm down the anti-CAA protesters in Jamia Nagar on Sunday. Following the mop up operations of violence, the situation was brought under control. After five hours of stand-off, the police walked up to the protesters and said: “No one will[Read More…]

AAP and BJP trade charges as Delhi burns

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) As Sunday witnessed large-scale violence in the national capital in the name of protest against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act, the identity of real culprits remained elusive. But that didn’t stop politicians from doing what they do best – politicking on an extremely delicate matter.[Read More…]

Kohli irked with umpire’s late run-out call (Lead)

Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) India captain Virat Kohli was left fuming after South African umpire Shaun George referred a late run-out call involving Ravindra Jadeja during India’s first ODI against the West Indies here on Sunday. The incident took place in the 48th over of India’s innings, when Jadeja went[Read More…]

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