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Gujarat invites Karnataka Governor, CM to Statute of Unity unveiling
Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) The Gujarat government has invited Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala and Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy to attend the unveiling of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's Statute of Unity at Sadhu Bet in the northwest state on October 31, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Gujarat invites Karnataka Governor, CM to Statute of Unity unveiling
Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) The Gujarat government has invited Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala and Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy to attend the unveiling of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's Statute of Unity at Sadhu Bet in the northwest state on October 31, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Amar Singh files police complaint against Azam Khan
Lucknow, Oct 17 (IANS) Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh on Wednesday filed a police complaint against senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan alleging Khan threatened him and his family with physical harm.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
President accepts Akbar's resignation
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday accepted the resignation of Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar with "immediate effect".
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Akbar, a famous editor, who fell from the pedestal
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) From his days of being an iconic editor to the alleged sexual predator -- the fall of M.J. Akbar has been sudden and steep.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Protesters clash with police near Sabarimala, women turned back (Round-up)
Sabarimala/Nilackal (Kerala), Oct 17 (IANS) Protesters opposed to the entry of women in the 10-50 age group to the Sabarimala temple clashed with police and heckled women journalists as the pilgrimage season opened on Wednesday, with no woman in that group making it to the hill shrine despite police assurances.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Salvini heads to Russia, urges end of EU sanctions
Rome, Oct 17 (IANS/AKI) Far-right Interior Minister and Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini flew to Moscow on Wednesday to head an Italian business delegation at a trade meeting, launching a fresh attack on the European Union over its economic sanctions against Russia.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Gaddar ready to contest against KCR
Hyderabad, Oct 17 (IANS) Former Maoist ideologue and revolutionary balladeer Gaddar on Wednesday said he was ready to contest the elections against Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao as the joint candidate of opposition parties.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
BJP-ruled MCD charging illegal parking fee in Delhi: AAP
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Delhi's ruling AAP on Wednesday levelled charges of corruption against BJP for enforcing parking charges in private malls and hospitals despite court orders calling it illegal. The BJP-dominated Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is in-charge of most public parking places.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Unveiling of Sardar statue to be BJP's 2019 campaign launch
Gandhinagar, Oct 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is virtually kicking off its campaign for the 2019 general elections by taking out 'Ekta Yatras' across Gujarat in the run up to the unveiling of the 182-foot statue of Sardar Patel by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 31.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Showdown near Sabarimala, two women turned back
Nilackal/Pamba (Kerala), Oct 17 (IANS) Traditionalists opposed to the entry of women in the 10-50 age group to the Sabarimala temple despite a Supreme Court ruling took on the Kerala government on Wednesday, forcibly turning back stray women visiting the shrine despite police assurances that no one will be prevented from taking part in the pilgrimage.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Telangana,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Poll candidate killed in Afghan blast
Lashkar Gah (Afghanistan), Oct 17 (IANS) A bomb ripped through the campaign office of a leading parliamentary candidate in Afghanistan's Helmand province on Wednesday, killing him and injuring eight others, the police said.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Afghanistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Police continue hunt for ex-BSP MP's son
Lucknow, Oct 17 (IANS) Police from Delhi and Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday continued to hunt for the son of a former BSP MP who threatened a man with a gun at a luxury hotel in Delhi, officials said.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jaswant Singh's son Manvendra joins Congress
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Rajasthan BJP MLA Manvendra Singh, the son of BJP veteran and former Union Minister Jaswant Singh, on Wednesday joined the Congress.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Blast hits Afghan poll candidate's office
Kabul, Oct 17 (IANS) A powerful blast rocked the campaign office of Afghan parliamentary poll candidate Abdul Jabbar Qahraman in Helmand province's Lashkar Gah area on Wednesday, Xinhua news agency reported.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
US gives Saudi benefit of doubt in Khashoggi case
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has cautioned against rushing to blame Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
2018-10-17
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Rahul Gandhi's visit to Kolkata during Durga puja cancelled
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi's proposed visit to the city during Durga Puja has been cancelled due to his campaign schedule ahead of the elections in the five states, said a senior state party leader on Tuesday.
2018-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Gandhi attacks Modi on women's safety, makes veiled reference to Akbar
Sheopur (Madhya Pradesh), Oct 16 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi on womens safety and taunted him over his "silence" while alluding to the allegations of sexual harassment against Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
#Metoo reaches Congress doors, scribe alleges molestation by UPA minister
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The #MeToo movement that has singed the entrainment and media industry alike besides engulfing Union Minister M.J. Akbar, on Tuesday reached Congress door with journalist Sonal Kellogg alleging that she was molested by a "powerful politician" and a minister in the Congress-led UPA-I government.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
Congress loses votes if I make speeches: Digvijay Singh
Bhopal, Oct 16 (IANS) A video of senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh surfaced in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday in which he says that his only work in the upcoming assembly elections in the state is to make "no speeches" and not to campaign as "Congress loses votes" if he makes speeches.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Jaitley takes `clown prince' jibe at Rahul, counters him over Rafale offset
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday again called Congress President Rahul Gandhi a "clown prince" and countered him over the Rafale fighter jet deal, saying that Dassault Aviation has said that only three per cent of offset may come to the business house being named by Congress leaders.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress returns Jaitley's 'clown prince' jibe with 'blabber blogger'
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Hitting back at Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for his 'clown prince jibe at Congress President Rahul Gandhi, the Congress on Tuesday called the BJP veteran 'blabber blogger and demanded him to coherently answer politically-relevant issues instead of "hiding behind the cloak of expletives for the opposition".
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CVC reviews 'top 100 bank frauds' till 2017
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has reviewed "100 top bank frauds" committed till 2017 and has submitted a report to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), complete with information on how the frauds were executed and counter-measures the banks can employ to avoid them.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Kejriwal failed to control pollution: Tiwari
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Hours after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday imposed Rs 50-crore fine on the Delhi government for not acting against polluting steel pickling units in the residential areas of the national capital, the BJP said Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has failed in controlling pollution.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
2 Congress MLAs resign from Goa Assembly
Panaji, Oct 16 (IANS) Two Congress MLAs from Goa who left for Delhi late on Monday, met BJP chief Amit Shah on Tuesday and soon after resigned from the state assembly, an official said.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Devotees' rights will be protected at Sabarimala: CM
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 16 (IANS) Emphatically emphasising that the Kerala government will protect the rights of all devotees, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday said that all those who go to pray at the Sabarimala temple will be protected.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion
Australia to consider recognizing Jerusalem as Israeli capital
Canberra, Oct 16 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday that he was open to recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moving the Australian embassy there as well as to review the nuclear agreement with Iran.
2018-10-16
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Diplomacy
Cong loses votes when I give speeches: Digvijay
Bhopal, Oct 16 (IANS) A video of former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijay Singh has gone viral on the social media in which he says that the Congress loses votes when he gives speeches.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Nitish appoints Prashant Kishor as JD-U Vice President
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal-United President Nitish Kumar on Tuesday named Prashant Kishor as the party Vice President, a month after the election strategist joined the party.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP accuses Kejriwal of not approving Phase-4 Metro construction
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday slammed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for not permitting construction work for the fourth phase of the Metro rail project.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Low voting in J&K civic polls
Srinagar, Oct 16 (IANS) Voter turnout was dismal in the first six hours in the only two places in the Kashmir Valley where municipal polls were held on Tuesday, officials said.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Charlize Theron condemns Donald Trump
Los Angeles, Oct 16 (IANS) Actress Charlize Theron has condemned US President Donald Trump for mocking Christine Blasey Fords accusations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
2018-10-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
BJP has 'taken' 2 Goa Congress MLAs: Official
Panaji, Oct 16 (IANS) In a fresh twist to the ongoing saga of political instability in Goa, two Congress MLAs who left the coastal state for Delhi late on Monday, may have been "taken" by the BJP, Congress leader A. Chellakumar said here on Tuesday.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Sundar Pichai publicly addresses Google's China-centric plans
San Francisco, Oct 16 (IANS) Google CEO Sundar Pichai has for the first time gone public about his company's China-centric plans and has stressed on its need to re-enter the Asian nation that has the world's largest population, a media report said.
2018-10-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
CPEC may regain pace after Imran Khan's visit to Beijing
Islamabad, Oct 16 (IANS) Islamabad expects that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would regain pace after Prime Minister Imran Khan visits Beijing next month with the signing of a framework agreement on industrial zones, progress on agricultural cooperation and addition of a social sector joint working group.
2018-10-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Manvendra all set to join Congress on Wednesday
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Former Union Minister and senior BJP leader Jaswant Singh's son Manvendra Singh, who quit the Bharatiya Janata Party in September, is likely to join the Congress on Wednesday, Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee chief Sachin Pilot said on Tuesday.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Women journalists' group demands Akbar's dismissal, writes to President
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) A panel of female journalists has written to President Ram Nath Kovind demanding the dismissal of Union Minister M.J. Akbar who has been accused of sexual harassment by a dozen women in the wake of the #MeToo movement.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics
Bengal ensures food security for over 8.5 cr people: Mamata
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said the state ensured food security for more than 8.5 crore people through its "Khadya Sathi" scheme.
2018-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Karnataka CM's wife in Assembly by-poll fray
Bengaluru, Oct 15 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy's wife Anitha on Monday filed her nomination to contest the Assembly by-poll from Ramanagara constituency, about 50 km southwest of here.
2018-10-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Over 30% of agri funds to empower women farmers: Minister
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Monday said the government has allocated over 30 per cent of the farm-related funds to women to empower them and bring them to the agriculture mainstream, and sought appointment of more women in the extension services.
2018-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
PM should tell if he supports defamation case against Ramani: Congress
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) The Congress on Monday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to clarify whether he supports the criminal defamation case filed by his Minister M.J. Akbar against a woman journalist who accused Akbar of sexually harassing her.
2018-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
Sikkim CM calls for global effort to make agriculture organic by 2050, gets UN award
Rome, Oct 15 (IANS) Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling on Monday called for global cooperation to make agriculture totally organic the world over by 2050, citing the achievement of his Himalayan state in north-east India.
2018-10-15
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
National policies need to optimize rural migration: UN
Rome, Oct 15 (IANS/AKI) Governments need to exploit the contribution made to national economies by rural migrants, the UN said on Monday in a new report which argues that policies should not stem or accelerate migration but optimize its potential and limit its costs.
2018-10-15
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Business/Economy
'Party's over' for human trafficking profiteers: Italy
Rome, Oct 15 (IANS/AKI) Italy's hardline Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Monday vowed to end the trafficking of migrants to Italy, warning "the party is over" for those who profit from the criminal phenomenon.
2018-10-15
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Amid criticism, stone laid for 'Museum of Prime Ministers' at Teen Murti
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Amid severe criticism from Congress leaders, the foundation stone for the "Museum of Prime Ministers" was laid on Monday by Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma and Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri at the Teen Murti estate here.
2018-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Take up Chinese PLA intrusion with President Xi: Modi told
Itanagar, Oct 15 (IANS) Congress Lok Sabha member Ninong Ering on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up the recent intrusion of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) troops in the Upper Dibang Valley district of Arunachal Pradesh with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
2018-10-15
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Fuel prices: Modi resorting to poll gimmicks, says Congress
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) The Congress on Monday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for doing "electoral drama" ahead of elections in five states over rising prices of petrol and diesel and said that the government has fleeced the common people through "draconian taxation" of Rs 13 lakh crore.
2018-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AAP launches fund collection drive ahead of Lok Sabha polls
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Ahead of Lok Sabha elections, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday officially launched his party's 'Aap ka Daan Rashtra ka Nirmaan' campaign aimed at collecting funds to tackle the party's financial crisis.
2018-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
#MeToo: Singer Sona Mohapatra urges PM to stand up for women
Mumbai, Oct 15 (IANS) Singer Sona Mohapatra on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stand up for the "50 percent of his electorate" (women) amidst the raging #MeToo movement in the country.
2018-10-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Congress protests, demands Akbar's resignation
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Hundreds of Congress workers staged a noisy protest here on Monday demanding the resignation of Union Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar who is facing allegations of sexual harassment.
2018-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident

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