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Former Samajwadi Party MP Neeraj Shekhar joins BJP
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) A day after he quit the Samajwadi Party (SP), Neeraj Shekhar joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in the presence of party general secretaries Bhupendra Yadav and Anil Jain. The development came hours after Shekhar met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday morning.
2019-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Illegal sand mining: ED questions Gayatri Prajapati
Lucknow, July 16 (IANS) Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials on Tuesday questioned Gayatri Prajapati, mining minister in the previous Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party government, in Uttar Pradesh's illegal sand mining scam case.
2019-07-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
SC refuses urgent hearing of pleas for extending NRC deadline
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday turned down the Central and Assam governments' pleas seeking early and urgent hearing on the issues related to extending the July 31 deadline for completion of the National Register for Citizens (NRC).
2019-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Karnataka crisis: SC reserves order on rebel MLAs' plea till tomorrow
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court has reserved till Wednesday its order on petitions filed by 15 rebel MLAs of the Congress and JD-S in Karnataka seeking directions to the Assembly Speaker to accept their resignations.
2019-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
BJP high command upset over Devprayag distillery
Dehradun, July 16 (IANS) The BJP high command is miffed over Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat's decision to permit a private distillery in the holy area of Devprayag where the Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers meet to form the Ganga, top party sources said on Tuesday.
2019-07-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
No proposal from Centre on atomic energy units: Punjab CM
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said he was yet to receive any proposal from the Central government for establishment of atomic energy units at the Bathinda and Ropar power plants.
2019-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Swatantra Dev Singh is new UP BJP chief
Lucknow, July 16 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Minister for Transport Swatantra Dev Singh has been appointed the Bharatiya Janata Party's state president, replacing Union Minister Mahendra Nath Pandey.
2019-07-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Congress gave 70 flyovers in 15 years, AAP built 23 since 2015: Kejriwal
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday inaugurated a 2.7-km signal-free flyover on Rao Tula Ram Marg (RTR), which will ease traffic flow in South Delhi.
2019-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cops let off Karnataka Congress rebel MLA after quizzing
Bengaluru, July 16 (IANS) The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the multi-crore Ponzi scam freed Karnataka Congress rebel legislator R. Roshan Baig from detention after quizzing him for over 9 hours, said an official on Tuesday.
2019-07-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Brimming with ideas: Modi2.0 sets targets for ministries
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) With pressure on the Modi 2.0 government to deliver on poll promises, all the ministries have been directed to create dashboards on key target areas so that citizens are informed of the progress report.
2019-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PM upset with 'truant' ministers
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi came down heavily on his ministers who were absent from Parliament duty on Tuesday and asked the party leaders to prepare a list of absentees by the evening.
2019-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
White House projects $1 tn budget deficit for 2019
Washington, July 16 (IANS) The White House has revised the fiscal year 2019 budget deficit to a projected $1 trillion, the highest since 2012, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) said in its recently released Mid-Session Review.
2019-07-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
'Restoring 737 MAX commercial operations upto federal regulators'
San Francisco, July 16 (IANS) Boeing has said that the timing for restoring its globally grounded 737 MAX aircraft back to commercial operations will be decided by federal regulators
2019-07-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics
White House nominates new Defence Secretary
Washington, July 16 (IANS) The White House has formally nominated Mark Esper as the new Secretary of Defence as it struggles to fill the top Pentagon post that has been vacant for over six months.
2019-07-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
Trump mulls ousting Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross: Report
Washington, July 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has told his aides and allies that he was considering removing Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, the American media reported.
2019-07-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
Kejriwal, Sisodia granted bail in defamation case
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) A Special Court in Delhi on Tuesday granted bail to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia in connection with a defamation case filed by BJP leader Vijender Gupta.
2019-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Rahul asks Congress workers to help flood victims
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday raised concern over the flood situations in several states and asked his party workers to help people in those areas.
2019-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
US to raise bar for 'Made in America' products
Washington, July 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has ordered that only products with more than 55 per cent made in the country might be considered "Made in America", eyeing to raise the bar to 75 per cent in the future.
2019-07-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
Ignoring Centre's advise, Andhra to go ahead with PPAs review
Amaravati, July 15 (IANS) Ignoring the Centre's advise to exercise restraint on the issue of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), the Andhra Pradesh government on Monday decided to go ahead with the review of all PPAs.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Is Bihar Governor a puppet, asks civil service exam paper
Patna, July 15 (IANS) A question in a paper of the ongoing main examination of the Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) has sparked off a controversy, after it sought to know from the civil service aspirants if the state Governor was "merely a puppet".
2019-07-15
Category: India, Bihar,National,Education,Politics
NHRC notice to DGP Bihar over custodial death of JD-U Dalit leader
Patna, July 15 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission(NHRC) on Monday issued a notice to the Bihar Director General of Police in connection with the death of a ruling Dalit Janata Dal-United leader in police custody in Nalanda district last week.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sanskrit unifies Bharat, promote it: RSS leaders to Modi
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) backed organisation Samskrita Bharati said on Monday that Sanskrit was the unifying language of India which must be promoted by the Narendra Modi-led government at all levels across the country.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SC to hear plea on Justice Kureshi elevation on July 22
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday said that it will hear on July 22 a plea against the Centre's delay in clearing the name of Justice Akil A. Kureshi as Madhya Pradesh High Court Chief Justice.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Delhi to provide free safety kits to sanitation workers: Kejriwal
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said his government will provide free safety kits to sanitation workers, hoping there will be no sewer deaths in the city in future.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi PWD asked to procure 1.5 lakh more CCTV cameras
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday asked the Public Works Department (PWD) to procure 1.5 lakh more CCTV cameras and asked it to submit a daily progress report on the ongoing installation.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Call all-party meet on water crisis, says Amarinder
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday suggested an all-party meeting chaired by the Prime Minister to evolve a consensus and formulate a national strategy for tackling the deteriorating water situation in the country.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Protesting dairy farmers dump milk outside Goa assembly
Panaji, July 15 (IANS) Dairy farmers on Monday poured hundreds of litres of milk on the road outside the Goa Assembly complex in a symbolic protest against the rejection of nearly 4,000 litres of milk by the Gujarat-based Surat Milk Union Ltd (SUMUL).
2019-07-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Goa CM allocates portfolios to new ministers
Panaji, July 15 (IANS) Two days after inducting four new ministers into his cabinet, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday allotted portfolios to them, while also carrying out a minor reshuffle among the charges of older ministers.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Thane citizens launch 'post-card attack' on municipal chief
Thane (Maharashtra), July 15 (IANS) In a novel protest, angry citizens of Thane on Monday dashed off over a 1,000 postcards to Thane Municipal Commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal demanding his urgent intervention to resolve the hawkers' menace in their locality.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Karnataka Assembly adjourned till July 18 for trust vote
Bengaluru, July 15 (IANS) The Karnataka Assembly was on Monday adjourned for two days and will reassemble on July 18 when Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy will move a confidence motion against the backdrop of resignations tendered by 16 MLAs of the ruling Congress-Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) coalition and withdrawal of support by two Independent legislators.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Karnataka,Politics
1,069 posts vacant at Allahabad University: HRD Minister
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) As many as 1,069 posts are vacant at the Allahabad University, the Parliament was informed on Monday.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Repealing POTA was a mistake, says Amit Shah
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Monday passed the National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that will also allow the probe agency to probe terror cases targeting Indians and Indian assets abroad.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Man jailed in Uttarakhand for offensive posts against CM
Dehradun, July 15 (IANS) A man has been sent to jail in Uttarakhand for posting alleged offensive and objectionable posts against Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on his Facebook account, top police officers said on Monday.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
If Sidhu doesn't want to work, there's nothing I can do: CM (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday said if his Cabinet colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu did not want to do his job, there was nothing that he could do about it.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UP's dacoit-politician nexus to unravel in Dhulia's next thriller (IANS Special)
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Cold-blooded killings, political ambitions and the dramatic encounter of dreaded dacoit Dadua, known as the Veerappan of the North, will be the theme of a new Bollywood thriller to be directed by filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Muslims with 50 wives, 1,050 kids 'animalistic': BJP MLA
Lucknow, July 15 (IANS) Known for his controversial statements, Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA Surendra Singh has again stirred row, saying that Muslims who have 50 wives and 1,050 children possess "animalistic tendency".
2019-07-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Sidhu sends resignation to CM Amarinder
Chandigarh, July 15 (IANS) Ending suspense, Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday said he sent his resignation to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
2 more SFI members held for stabbing student in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, July 15 (IANS) The Kerala Police on Monday arrested two more members of the Student Federation of India (SFI), accused of stabbing a student of the Thiruvananthapuram University college.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
China's second-quarter growth slumps to 27 year low
Beijing, July 15 (IANS) The Chinese economy grew at the slowest pace in 27 years in the second quarter of 2019 as the country logged a growth of 6.2 per cent, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Monday.
2019-07-15
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Politics
Pompeo grants US visa for Iranian FM's UN visit
Washington, July 15 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that he has granted a visa for Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to visit the UN headquarters in New York, adding that the latter's movements will be largely confined.
2019-07-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
Kashmiri Pandits' roadmap for rehabilitation in Valley sent to Modi, Shah
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) A representation by Kashmiri Pandits for the safe return and rehabilitation of the six-lakh-strong community in Kashmir has been sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
B.L. Santosh appointed BJP General Secretary
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) A day after BJP General Secretary (organisation) Ramlal was moved back to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), party President and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday elevated joint General Secretary (organisation) B.L. Santosh to the post.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Karnataka Congress ready to meet rebel MLAs' demands: minister
Bengaluru, July 14 (IANS) In a last-ditch effort to save its shaky coalition government in Karnataka, Congress' trouble-shooter and senior minister D.K. Shivakumar on Sunday assured the rebel legislators of meeting their demands if they withdrew their resignations and attend the Assembly session underway.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Sidhu's resignation 'drama', say Cabinet colleagues
Chandigarh, July 14 (IANS) Punjab Cabinet ministers Brahm Mohindra and Charanjit Singh Channi on Sunday ridiculed their ministerial colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu's resignation as a "drama" and urged him to show dignity and decorum in his actions.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Naveen seeks performance report from party MPs
Bhubaneswar, July 14 (IANS) Biju Janata Dal (BJD) President and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday asked his party MPs to submit reports of their performance in the Parliament and on the steps taken by them to resolve issues in their respective constituencies every two months starting August.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
AAP's free WiFi promise for Delhi still a dream
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) With the Arvind Kejriwal government about to complete its tenure, the people of Delhi continue to wait for free WiFi internet access across the national capital with the AAP's promised project still in the pipeline.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Rajnath lights Kargil victory flame at War Memorial
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Commemorating 20 years of the Operation Vijay, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lit the victory flame at the National War Memorial, here on Sunday.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Punjab CM hails Pakistan's decisions on Kartarpur travel
Chandigarh, July 14 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh here on Sunday appreciated Pakistan's decision to scrap the separate permit system required for pilgrims to travel through the Kartarpur Sahib corridor and allow OCI and PIO card holders.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,IANS Special Series,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Child safety, penalising faulty roads key in Motor Vehicles amendment act
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Digitization of motor licensing, safety of children during commuting, and stringent punishment for faulty road design and maintenance are priority areas in the Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill, 2019, slated to be tabled in the Lok Sabha on Monday.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan imported medicines worth Rs 136 cr from India in 2019
Islamabad, July 14 (IANS) Pakistan imported medicines and vaccines worth (Pakistani) Rs 136,99,87,000 from India in 2019, its Health Ministry has said.
2019-07-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine,Politics