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  • US plea to protect Syrian-Kurd militias unacceptable: Turkey

    Ankara, Jan 8 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday strongly rejected Washington’s calls for his country to protect US-backed Kurdish militias in Syria and said statements made by US National Security Adviser John Bolton asking for the same were “unacceptable”. At the start of his visit to Israel[Read More…]

  • Centre to help Solapur emerge hub for making uniforms

    Bengaluru, Jan 8 (IANS) The central government will extend support to Solapur in Maharashtra to become a hub for making uniforms, said a top official on Tuesday. “As Solapur has the potential to become a uniform hub of the country, we will extend all the support in achieving the goal[Read More…]

  • Quota bill in haste after poll losses: Congress

    New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday said in the Lok Sabha that the government had brought the bill for 10 per cent quota to upper castes “in haste” after its loss in three Hindi heartland states and demanded it should be sent to a joint parliamentary committee[Read More…]

  • SC paves the way for re-opening of Vedanta’s copper plant in TN

    New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday paved the way, for now, for the re-opening of the Vedanta’s Sterlite copper smelting plant in Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu’s as it put on hold the status quo order passed by the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court. The[Read More…]

  • NESO condemns passage of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, warns of more agitation

    Shillong, Jan 8 (IANS) Condemning the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Lok Sabha, the North East Students Organisation (NESO) on Tuesday warned of more agitation across the northeastern states due to “another political injustice meted out by the Indian government on the indigenous people of the region”.[Read More…]

  • With Gopinath as IMF chief economist, 4 women now at apex of world economy (Lead)

    By Arul LouisUnited Nations, Jan 8 (IANS) Four women will dominate the global economic policy sphere with eminent academic Gita Gopinath becoming the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) chief economist. In a sign of growing women power, she along with her boss and IMF’s Managing Director Christine Lagarde, World Bank’s chief[Read More…]

  • SC constitutes 5-judge Constitution bench for Ayodhya (Lead)

    New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) A five-Judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi has been constituted to hear the title suit in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid Ayodhya case, which will begin hearing on January 10. The others in the bench will be Justice S.A.[Read More…]

  • Himachal proposes budget session from Feb 4

    Shimla, Jan 8 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government on Tuesday proposed to the Governor to convene the budget session of the Assembly from February 4 to 27. A decision in this regard was taken at a meeting of the Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur here. It was[Read More…]

  • Nationwide trade strike near total in Kerala (Lead)

    Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 8 (IANS) The two-day nationwide strike called by trade unions was near total in Kerala on Tuesday and was by and large peaceful, with train services badly hit. Barring the BJP-backed BMS trade union, all other unions are protesting in support of demands including a raise in minimum[Read More…]

  • 48 teams to participate in Asia-Pacific soccer Cup

    New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) As many as 48 teams will take part in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) Soccer Cup 2019 to be hosted by Barca Academy India at Gurugram from January 24- 27. Barca Academy teams representing Australia, Japan, China, Spain, Singapore and India will be participating in the following[Read More…]

  • PBL-4: Hyderabad take on Delhi; Awadhe face North East in last doubleheader (Preview)

    Bengaluru, Jan 8 (IANS) The Premier Badminton League (PBL) has been witnessing some nerve-wracking close matches and with the season 4 reaching the penultimate stages, defending champions Hyderabad Hunters will take on bottom-placed Delhi Dashers in the citys Kanteerava stadium on Wednesday. With a fantastic trump record so far, the[Read More…]

  • Citizenship Bill: 6 tribal youths injured in police firing in Tripura

    Agartala, Jan 8 (IANS) Six tribal youths, agitating against the NDA government’s controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, were injured in police firing in Tripura on Tuesday, police said. “Some tribal youths while demonstrating against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill turned violent at Madhab Bari in western Tripura. CRPF troopers after being[Read More…]

  • SC restores Verma as CBI chief with a rider (Third Lead)

    New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) In a partial relief to CBI Director Alok Verma, the Supreme Court on Tuesday restored him as the agency chief by setting aside the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) and the Centre’s decision to divest him of his powers to function as its head but with[Read More…]

  • Trade strike partially hits normal life (Bengal Roundup)

    Kolkata, Jan 8 (IANS) Normal life was partially hit in West Bengal on Tuesday as sporadic incidents of vandalism and disruptions were reported from various areas during the central trade unions’ 48-hour nationwide strike in protest against the “pro-corporate, anti-national and anti-people” policies of the Narendra Modi government. While the[Read More…]

  • RS adjourned till Wednesday, opposition stages mock parliament (Lead)

    New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) The Opposition in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday refused to move out and staged a mock parliament after the Upper House was adjourned till Wednesday. Earlier, the House saw repeated adjournments amid opposition’s noisy protests over “misuse” of CBI by the government. The opposition MPs[Read More…]

  • Huawei permitted only for 5G trials so far: DoT Secretary

    New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) Amid reports of Chinese technology major Huawei being banned in several countries, including the US, on security concerns, Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan on Tuesday said the Indian government has allowed the company only to carry out trials for 5G connectivity as of now. Speaking to[Read More…]

  • PM to launch infra-projects in Maharashtra

    Mumbai, Jan 8 (IANS) Ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Wednesday launch several development projects and address a public rally in Solapur in Maharashtra, officials said here on Tuesday. Modi will lay the foundation stone for constructing 30,000 homes under the Pradhan Mantri[Read More…]

  • Upper caste quota will not breach 50 per cent SC cap: Jaitley

    New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday rejected criticism that the 10 per cent reservation for the poor among the upper castes in jobs and education will breach the 50 per cent cap set by the Supreme Court, saying that the limit was specific to quota[Read More…]

  • TVS rider Aravind finishes 70th in first stage of Dakar 2019

    Pisco (Peru), Jan 8 (IANS) Seasoned Indian rider KP Aravind completed the first stage at Dakar 2019 at a lowly 70th position while his Sherco TVS Rally Factory teammates completed the stage of 247 km of racing and 84 km special in a much better position. On Monday, Michael Metge[Read More…]

  • High-sugar cereal ads influences kids, ups obesity and cancer risk

    New York, Jan 8 (IANS) Children’s exposure to TV ads about high-sugar cereals influences their food intake, which increases their health risks for obesity as well as cancers, warns a research. The study, led by a team from the Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, US, showed that high-sugar cereals are[Read More…]

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