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Vijay Diwas celebrated in Kashmir

Srinagar, Dec 16 (IANS) The Army on Monday celebrated Vijay Diwas in Kashmir by felicitating the widows and families of martyrs of the 1971 war. The ceremony was held at Army 15 Corps Headquarters at Badami Bagh Cantonment in Srinagar. The celebration began with a wreath laying at the war[Read More…]

Students forcibly prevented from appearing in exams: DUSU

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Delhi University Students’ Union President Akshit Dahiya on Monday claimed that some student groups forcibly prevented students from appearing in examinations. In a statement issued by Dahiya, he also alleged that when he reached the spot to help students enter the examination hall, the student[Read More…]

Unnao rape: Sengar convicted, Shashi acquitted

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) On a day, when the most brutal rape happened on the streets of the national capital, another daughter from Uttar Pradesh got justice as former state legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar was convicted on Monday by a Delhi Court. While the expelled BJP lawmaker was convicted[Read More…]

PIB tweets on Jamia that led to Twitter chatter

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Twitterland went aflutter briefly on Sunday night when a critical tweet on the police action in Jamia Millia Islamia emanated from the official twitter handle of the Press Information Bureau. The development had the department rushing to issue a clarification. The original post which has[Read More…]

MP police launch e-cop app for women’s safety

Bhopal, Dec 16 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh police have launched ‘MP e-Cop’, a mobile app to facilitate girls to get immediate back-up just by the push of a button. The MP e-cop app has been introduced amid national debates over women’s safety triggered by a spate of crimes against women[Read More…]

Ready for talks with protesters: Kerala Guv (Lead)

Kochi, Dec 16 (IANS) Newly appointed Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan, who has been facing a series of protests ever since the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 was passed, on Monday said he is ready to have talks with the protesters. Khan had to face protests last night when angry student[Read More…]

Turkey may shut 2 military bases used by US: Erdogan

Ankara, Dec 16 (IANS) Turkey might shut down two military bases where US soldiers were currently stationed if “necessary”, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. “If necessary, we will hold discussions with all our delegations, and if necessary, we may close the Incirlik (air base in Adana) and Kurecik (radar station[Read More…]

JIBS holds session on holistic child development in Kolkata

Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences (JIBS) on Saturday organised an interactive session here for parents to make them aware of the holistic development of their children. The session facilitated by JIBS Principal Director and psychologist-behavioural expert Dr Sanjeev P Sahni was attended by more than 1,500[Read More…]

Khloe Kardashian does Kris Jenner impression

Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) Reality TV personality Khloe Kardashian did a hilarious impression of her mother Kris Jenner in the season 17 finale of their reality show “Keeping Up With The Kardashian”. In the finale, which aired on Sunday, the Kardashian and Jenner family members were doing impersonation of each[Read More…]

20 hurt in Beirut anti-government protests (Lead)

Beirut, Dec 16 (IANS) At least 20 people have been injured after clashes erupted between protesters and security forces in the Lebanese capital for a second straight day since anti-government rallies began in the country two months ago. The violence that started on Sunday and lasted into the early hours[Read More…]

Discussion with Stimac was blown out of proportion: Thapa

By Jagannath Chatterjee New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Moments after the All India Football Federations (AIFF) Technical Committee met national coach Igor Stimac on November 29, reports emerged that the committee led by Shyam Thapa had spoken to Stimac about the teams performance in the World Cup qualifiers against Bangladesh[Read More…]

Shane Warne bats for D-N Boxing Day Test at MCG

Perth, Dec 16 (IANS) Former Australia great and spin legend Shane Warne has put his weight behind a Day-Night Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) as he feels it will help to combat the venue’s recently lifeless wicket. Recently, a Sheffield Shield game was abandoned due to[Read More…]

Smaller class sizes not always better for students: Study

New York, Dec 16 (IANS) Researchers have found that smaller class sizes are not always associated with better pupil performance and achievement. “This finding is perhaps due to the fact that class size effects are more likely to be detected in countries with limited school resources where teacher quality is[Read More…]

Mamata leads big march, says won’t allow CAB, NRC (Lead)

Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) With thousands joining in, West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Monday led a huge protest march against the NRC and the CAA through the heart of Kolkata and administered a pledge to people not to allow any National Register of Citizens[Read More…]

CPI-M and Congress jointly protest against CAA in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 16 (IANS) The Kerala political canvas is seeing a rare instance when top leaders of the ruling CPM-led Left and the rival Congress-led UDF jointly protested against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan led the Left, while the opposition and Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala led[Read More…]

Don’t let vested groups divide India: Modi on CAA

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a series of tweets on Monday has said while dissent is an essential part of democracy, violence is not. He was articulating government’s stand on the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act. “Violent protests on the Citizenship Amendment Act are unfortunate and[Read More…]

Protests in Bengaluru against CAA (Lead)

Bengaluru, Dec 16 (IANS) Thousands of Bengalureans protested against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), calling the movement another ‘freedom struggle’. The protest took place Sunday evening. “We have another freedom movement… to free India from the real ‘tukde tukde’ gang dividing Indians on the basis of identity,” tweeted Congress Rajya[Read More…]

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