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Karnataka Assembly begins for crucial floor test
Bengaluru, July 23 (IANS) The countdown to the crucial floor test to prove if Chief Minister H.D.Kumaraswamy-led coalition government in Karnataka has a majority began on Tuesday, with the Assembly resuming debate on the confidence motion.
2019-07-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Centre sees RTI Act as a nuisance: Sonia Gandhi
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Congress Parliamentary Party Chairman Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday slammed the Centre over the Bill that seeks to amend the Right to Information (RTI) Act 2005 saying the government sees RTI Act as a nuisance and wants to destroy the independence of the Chief Information Commission.
2019-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Wake up and call Trump's bluff: Congress to Modi
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Continuing its tirade over US President Donald Trump's claim that Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked him to mediate in the Kashmir dispute with Pakistan, the Congress on Tuesday dared Modi to wake up and call the latter's bluff.
2019-07-23
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Families of slain Bengal BJP workers heading to Delhi
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) Nearly 50 family members of BJP activists killed in political violence in West Bengal left for New Delhi on Monday to meet senior party leaders and an organisation that will help them seek justice for their kin, a state BJP leader said.
2019-07-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Pankaj Agarwal new Joint Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Central government on Monday appointed IAS officer Pankaj Agarwal as Joint Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat for a tenure of "five years or until further orders".
2019-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
K'taka ruling allies seek 2 days more for floor test
Bengaluru, July 22 (IANS) Karnataka's beleaguered ruling Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) and Congress members on Monday beseeched state Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar to grant two more days for the floor test on the confidence motion their Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy moved on July 18 to prove majority in the House.
2019-07-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
AAP's Madhya Pradesh office-bearers quit in protest
Bhopal, July 22 (IANS) Office-bearers of Aam Aadmi Party in Madhya Pradesh have resigned collectively to protest "efforts" of some central party leaders to "demolish" the state unit.
2019-07-22
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
KCR announces Rs 10 lakh aid to every family in native village
Hyderabad, July 22 (IANS) Showering sops on his native village of Chinthamadaka, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Monday announced economic aid of Rs 10 lakh to each of the village's 2,000 families.
2019-07-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Board a plane like Metro: Trials for PM's project positive
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) If all goes well with PM Modi's dream project of DIGI Yatra, passengers travelling by air will take only a couple of minutes to board a flight across India. The airports would boast of hi-tech body scanners, facial recognition technology and cutting edge identity management system to simplify passenger processes at various check points in less than a minute.
2019-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Calcutta HC extends Rajeev Kumar's interim protection
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) In fresh relief for former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar, the Calcutta High Court on Monday extended, by a week, his interim protection from arrest and coercive action with regard to a CBI notice, asking him to appear before it in connection with a multi-billion rupee ponzi scheme scam probe.
2019-07-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
New Zealand tightens gun laws post terror attack
Wellington, July 22 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday announced a new range of legislative measures toughening requirements to obtain and keep a firearms license as the country is still attempting to heal from March's traumatic terror attack in which 51 people were killed.
2019-07-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Digvijaya Singh asks Kamal Nath to bring to book Vyapam scam conspirators
Bhopal, July 22 (IANS) Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijaya Singh has written to successor Chief Minister Kamal Nath asking him to bring to book the key conspirators in the Vyapam scam.
2019-07-22
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Jharkhand Assembly pays tribute to Dikshit
Ranchi, July 22 (IANS) The Jharkhand Assembly on Monday paid tribute to late former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, Lok Janshakti Party MP Ramchandra Paswan and others as its monsoon session began on Monday.
2019-07-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Bolton meets top Japanese officials amid US-Iran tensions
Tokyo, July 22 (IANS) US National Security Adviser John Bolton on Monday met top Japanese officials amid growing tensions with Iran regarding the Strait of Hormuz.
2019-07-22
Category: International, Japan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Mehbooba Mufti could be questioned in JKPCC works allotment scam
Srinagar, July 22 (IANS) After senior People's Democratic Party leader and former Public Works Minister Naeem Akhtar was questioned in a multi-crore works allotment scam, sources here said sleuths of the state crime branch could now question PDP chief and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.
2019-07-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Israel demolishes Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem
Jerusalem, July 22 (IANS) Israeli forces began demolishing a number of Palestinian homes on the outskirts of East Jerusalem on Monday despite protests and international criticism.
2019-07-22
Category: International, Israel,Diplomacy,Politics
Punjab to empower Mayors to speed up projects
Chandigarh, July 22 (IANS) To accelerate implementation of projects, the Punjab government has decided to give the mayors of 10 municipal corporations more powers.
2019-07-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Mamata flays Centre, BJP over I-T notice to Durga Puja committees in Bengal
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday condemned the BJP-led NDA government's move to send income tax notices to Durga Puja committees in the state and said religious festivals should not be taxed.
2019-07-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
'Proud moment for India': President, PM laud Chandrayaan2 success
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) As India's 'Babubali' GSLV rocket successfully put moon spacecraft Chandrayaan-2 into the orbit setting off the country's second moon mission, President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday called the event a proud moment for all the countrymen.
2019-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Science/Tech,Technology
Opposition demands CM's resignation over rapes of minor girls in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, July 22 (IANS) Cases of rape of minor girls and missing children rocked the Odisha Assembly on Monday as the opposition demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over the issue.
2019-07-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Police clash with Youth Congress protestors in Thiruvananthapuram
Thiruvananthapuram, July 22 (IANS) Police clashed with protesting students belonging to the Congress party-affiliated Kerala Students Union (KSU) here in front of the state secretariat building with police using water cannons, tear gas and smoke grenades resulting in injuries to dozens of protestors, mediapersons as well as police personnel.
2019-07-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
SP MLA asks Muslims to boycott BJP shopkeepers
Shamli, July 22 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) MLA from Kairana in Uttar Pradesh, Nahid Hasan, has been caught on camera urging the Muslims living in the area to boycott the shopkeepers who are BJP supporters.
2019-07-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Pragya summoned to Delhi, Nadda unhappy over toilet remark
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) A day after BJP's Bhopal MP Pragya Singh Thakur said she was not elected to the Parliament to clean toilets and drains, she was summoned at the party headquarters here on Monday where BJP Working President J.P. Nadda expressed his displeasure over her remarks and asked her to refrain from making such statements.
2019-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Iran detains 17 CIA spies, sentences some to death
Tehran, July 22 (IANS) Iran has detained 17 people on charges of spying for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of the USA and sentenced some of them to death, said the Intelligence Ministry on Monday.
2019-07-22
Category: International, Turkey,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Karnataka Speaker issues notice to 15 rebel MLAs
Bengaluru, July 22 (IANS) Karnataka Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar on Monday issued a notice to 15 rebel legislators of the state's ruling Congress-Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) coalition.
2019-07-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Congress protests Priyanka's detention in UP
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Congress members in both the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha on Monday protested outside Parliament over the detention of party leader Priyanka Gandhi in Uttar Pradesh last week.
2019-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
LS adjourned till 2 after condoling deaths of Paswan, Dikshit
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was adjourned till 2 p.m. on Monday as a mark of respect for LJP member Ramchandra Paswan, younger brother of Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, and three-time Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.
2019-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
RTI amendment bill will end freedom of Information Commissions: Kejriwal
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Calling the Centre's decision to amend the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005 a "bad move", Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said it will end the independence of the Central and states' Information Commissions.
2019-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC declines plea seeking directions for immediate trust vote in Karnataka
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Calling it "impossible", the Supreme Court on Monday turned down a plea by two Independent Karnataka MLAs asking for the court's directions to immediately conduct the trust vote in the state Assembly.
2019-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Baloch activists disrupt Pakistan PM's speech in US
Washington, July 22 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was left red-faced while addressing a gathering at a community event in US when pro-Balochistan activists started raising slogans, demanding an end to human rights violations.
2019-07-22
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Karnataka Assembly awaits SC order for floor test
Bengaluru, July 22 (IANS) The crucial floor test for deciding the fate of the JD-S-Congress coalition government in Karnataka would be conducted after the Supreme Court (SC) order on two joint petitions before its three-judge bench, an official said on Monday.
2019-07-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Ready for constructive cooperation, but can't be intimidated: Mamata
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) In an apparent message to the Narendra Modi-led Central government, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said her Trinamool Congress was ready to cooperate with it for constructive work, but under no circumstances can it be intimidated into submission.
2019-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Bengali actress Rimjhim Mitra, two others join BJP
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Three days after a host of Bengali actors, including Parno Mittra, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Delhi, Bengali film and television actress Rimjhim Mitra followed suit on Sunday even as Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee blamed the BJP for creating fear in the minds of celebrities by using central agencies.
2019-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
JD-S open to Congress CM in Karnataka, claims Minister; ally denies
Bengaluru, July 21 (IANS) In a bid to save the coalition government in Karnataka, Congress Minister D.K. Shivakumar on Sunday claimed the alliance partner Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) was ready to make way for a Chief Minister from his party.
2019-07-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Force BJP to return black money, Mamata tells Trinamool workers (2nd Lead)
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday urged workers of her Trinamool Congress to hold "return black money" demonstrations across the state against the BJP in a bid to counter their ongoing "cut money" protests.
2019-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Thousands rush to mourn Dikshit, create chaos at cremation
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Heavy rush of mourners at the cremation of former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit at the Nigambodh Ghat, here on Sunday afternoon, led to unruly scenes, forcing the security personnel to regulate entry and irate grievers raising slogans against the Delhi Police.
2019-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Haven't become MP to clean toilets, drains: Pragya Thakur
Bhopal, July 21 (IANS) Kicking up a new controversy, BJP's Bhopal MP Pragya Singh Thakur on Sunday asserted that she had not been elected to the Parliament to clean toilets and drains.
2019-07-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
India withdrew request for financing Amaravati project: World Bank
Amaravati, July 21 (IANS) The World Bank, which has dropped its $300 million commitment for the new Andhra Pradesh capital last week, clarified on Sunday that the Indian government withdrew its request to finance the project.
2019-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Politics
MP to reward Rs 2 cr to players on winning gold
Bhopal, July 21 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government has decided to reward Rs 2 crore each to sportspersons on winning gold medal in international competitions.
2019-07-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Sports
Hold 'black money' protests against BJP, Mamata tells party cadre
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday urged workers of her Trinamool Congress to hold "return black money" demonstrations across the state against the BJP in a bid to counter their ongoing "cut money" protests.
2019-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Uttarakhand to enact law against benami properties
Dehradun, July 21 (IANS) Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said, here on Sunday, his government would bring a benami property bill in the Assembly to check corruption.
2019-07-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Mamata accuses BJP of scam in Ujjwala scheme
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Accusing West Bengal BJP leaders of being involved in a scam relating to the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said it needs to be probed as lot of complaints have been received.
2019-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh on collusion course over Narmada waters
Bhopal, July 21 (IANS) Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh are on moving towards a collusion course over Narmada waters.
2019-07-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Karnataka rebel MLAs seek SC order for floor test on Monday
New Delhi/Bengaluru, July 21 (IANS) The 15 Karnataka rebel Congress and JD-S legislators and 2 Independents on Sunday filed an joint petition in the Supreme Court seeking direction to Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar and Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy to hold the trust vote by 5 p.m. on Monday.
2019-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Two Karnataka MLA move SC for immediate trust vote
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Two Independent legislators of Karnataka have moved the Supreme Court seeking a direction to conduct the trust vote in the Assembly immediately.
2019-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
MP Assembly meets on Sunday, conducts proceedings
Bhopal, July 21 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh Assembly met on Sunday, an official holiday, and took up legislative work.
2019-07-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Bengal BJP dubs Trinamool Martyrs' Day rally a 'mega flop show'
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh on Sunday termed Trinamool Congress' Martyrs' Day rally as a "mega flop show" and claimed that the attendance in the rally was the lowest in its history of 26 years.
2019-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Why not kill corrupt who looted Kashmir, Governor tells militants
Srinagar, July 21 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor, Satya Pal Malik said on Sunday the militants, if they have to, should kill the corrupt people who have looted Kashmir instead of the innocent.
2019-07-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
FATA polls: Trends show PTI, Independents set to win lion's share
Islamabad, July 21 (IANS) Polling for election on 16 seats of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Assembly from the erstwhile Federal Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan has ended and trends suggest that Independents and PTI candidates are leading on five seats each.
2019-07-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Bengali actress Rimjhim Mitra, two others join BJP
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Three days after a host of Bengali actors, including Parno Mittra, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Delhi, Bengali film and television actress Rimjhim Mitra followed suit, here on Sunday.
2019-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics