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Stage set for polling in Telangana, 2.8 crore can vote
Hyderabad, Dec 6 (IANS) Over 2.8 crore people are eligible to vote in Telangana which will elect a new Assembly on Friday.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Yemen peace talks set to begin in Sweden
Stockholm, Dec 6 (IANS) Peace talks between the Yemeni government delegation and Houthi rebels will begin on Thursday in Sweden aiming to end nearly four years of civil war in the Middle-Eastern country.
2018-12-06
Category: International, Sweden,Diplomacy,Politics,Terrorism
Afghan poll watchdog invalidates votes cast in Kabul constituency
Kabul, Dec 6 (IANS) Afghanistan's Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) has invalidated all votes cast during the October 20 parliamentary elections in Kabul constituency, officials said on Thursday.
2018-12-06
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Nation pays homage to Ambedkar
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Led by President Ram Nath Kovind, the nation on Thursday paid tribute to the architect of the Indian Constitution, Bharat Ratna Babasaheb B.R. Ambedkar, on his 63rd death anniversary.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
India is incomplete without all communities, religions: Mamata
Kolkata, Dec 6 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said India is incomplete without all communities, religions, castes, creeds and gender and urged everyone to uphold the "secular fabric of India".
2018-12-06
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Heavy security in Ayodhya on Babri demotion's 26th anniversary
Ayodhya, Dec 6 (IANS) Heavy security deployment has been made in this temple town in Uttar Pradesh on the 26th anniversary of the razing of the 16th century Babri Masjid by a Hindu mob.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security
Slain UP Police officer's family meets CM
Lucknow, Dec 6 (IANS) The family of slain Uttar Pradesh Police Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, who was killed allegedly by cow vigilantes in Bulandshahr, met Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath here on Thursday and was promised all help for his sons to pursue their education.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Karnataka cabinet expansion on December 22: Siddaramaiah
Bengaluru, Dec 5 (IANS) The much-awaited cabinet expansion of the six-month-old JD-S-Congress coalition government in Karnataka will take place on December 22, said former Congress Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Government may convene all-party meet on Dec 10
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The government is likely to convene an all-party meeting on December 10 to discuss the agenda for the winter session of Parliament beginning December 11, sources said on Wednesday.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Come on, kill me': Owaisi's retort to BJP leader
Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) "Come on, kill me. I go around without security" is how AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday reacted to a challenge by a BJP leader to leave his security and fight with him for 15 minutes.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
TN leaders greet Ramakrishnan for Sahitya Akademi Award
Chennai, Dec 5 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Wednesday congratulated writer S. Ramakrishan for being chosen for the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award for 2018.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Try a press conference, it's fun: Rahul to Modi
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Taking a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday asked him to hold a press conference.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Base year for GDP calculation revised 5-6 times since independence: FM
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) There has been a revision of the base year for calculating GDP for 5-6 times in the country since independence, said Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday in the backdrop of the controversy surrounding the back-series data.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Yogi's Telangana campaign shows his callousness: Owaisi
Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday said Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath showed his callousness by campaigning in Telangana instead of consoling the family of the police officer shot dead by 'gau-rakshaks' in his state.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
World leaders arrive to attend George H.W. Bush's funeral
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) World leaders and dignitaries were arriving in the US to pay their respects at the state funeral of former President George H.W. Bush on Wednesday.
2018-12-05
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Modi is protector, benefactor, promoter of AgustaWestland: Congress
Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of being the "protector, benefactor and promoter" of AgustaWestland and its parent company Finmeccanica, the Congress on Wednesday demanded a CBI probe into Modi's role in "exonerating" the Italian defence and aerospace major which was blacklisted by the UPA.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Business/Economy,Politics
EC shunts out Telangana SP over Congress leader's arrest
Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) The Election Commission on Wednesday ordered the transfer of the Vikarabad Superintendent of Police T. Annapurna, a day after the state Congress Working President Revanth Reddy was arrested by the police.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Petroleum Minister invites investors to Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Dec 5 (IANS) Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday requested investors to explore opportunities to enhance investments in Odisha.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy,Politics
1MDB probe: Fugitive Malaysian financier faces fresh graft charges
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 5 (IANS) The Malaysian police on Wednesday filed fresh charges against fugitive financier Low Taek Jho, a key figure in a corruption scandal involving state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) that led to the fall of the previous government.
2018-12-05
Category: International, Malaysia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Politics
Sonia's name in diary, Michel will reveal secrets: Modi
Sumerpur (Rajasthan), Dec 5 (IANS) Tomtomming his government's success in the extradition of Christian Michel, a middleman in the AgustaWestland chopper deal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the British national, who has taken UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi's name, will spill the beans on the deal during the UPA government's tenure.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Australian students hold sit-in to demand climate action
Canberra, Dec 5 (IANS) Students and activists staged a sit-in at Parliament House in Canberra on Wednesday to demand action from the government on climate change.
2018-12-05
Category: International, Australia,Education,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
UK ministers battle to win over rebel MPs on Brexit deal
London, Dec 5 (IANS) UK ministers were set to battle on Wednesday in an attempt to win over rebel MPs on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, a day after the government suffered three parliamentary defeats on key votes.
2018-12-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Politics
TRS, Congress-led People Front locked in tough battle in Telangana
Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) As curtains drawn on campaigning in Telangana on Wednesday, battle lines are clearly drawn for the first full-fledged Assembly elections in India's youngest state with the ruling TRS and Congress-led People's Front locked in a tough fight.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Donald Trump is going to be ultimate test of humanity: Vir Das
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Vir Das has always been blatantly honest about his views on the world's socio-political climate, and has freely mocked US President Donald Trump. The actor-comedian feels he is going to be the "ultimate test of humanity's tolerance".
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National,Politics
Tripura's IPFT defer agitation on statehood
Agartala, Dec 5 (IANS) Ruling BJP's ally the IPFT has postponed its Wednesday's shutdown in Tripura following a meeting with Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, an Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) spokesman said here on Wednesday.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Herald case: I-T will not effectuate order on assessment of Sonia, Rahul & others for 2011-12
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that income tax authorities can go ahead with the reassessment of UPA Chief Sonia Gandhi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi and others for the year 2011-2012 in a matter related to National Herald case, but will hold their hands in giving effect to their order.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Odisha govt to withdraw cases against Abhijit Iyer Mitra
Bhubaneswar, Dec 4 (IANS) The Odisha government on Tuesday said it would withdraw cases against Delhi-based defence analyst Abhijit Iyer Mitra, 41 days after he was arrested on charges of hurting sentiments of people of the state.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
BJP will snatch victory from Congress' hands, says Modi
Jaipur, Dec 4 (IANS) Addressing his final rally in Jaipur before Rajasthan goes to the polls on December 7, Prime Minister Modi on Tuesday said the BJP will snatch victory from Congress' hands.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Campaigning in Telangana ends on Wednesday
Hyderabad, Dec 4 (IANS) With the campaigning for Telangana Assembly elections coming to an end on Wednesday, all the political parties were Tuesday busy in their last-minute bid to woo the voters.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
No oil will go through Persian Gulf if US targets Iranian sales: Rouhani
Tehran, Dec 4 (IANS) Accusing the US of trying to push India away from Iran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that Washington cannot stop Tehran from exporting oil and warned that no crude will be exported from the Persian Gulf if Iranian oil sales were blocked.
2018-12-04
Category: International, Turkey,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Politics
Pawan Kalyan leads protest over drought
Hyderabad, Dec 4 (IANS) Southern film superstar and politician Pawan Kalyan led a protest at Ananthapuram in Andhra Pradesh, against the drought situation in Rayalaseema.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Register criminal case against TN CM, Ministers, EC and police officials: Stalin
Chennai, Dec 4 (IANS) DMK President M.K. Stalin on Tuesday demanded registration of criminal cases against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami, officials of Election Commission, state police and also the person who filed a petition seeking cancellation of the FIR registered in the R.K. Nagar cash-for-vote case.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Will remain committed to farmers on loan waiver promise: Rahul
Alwar, Dec 4 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that his party will remain committed to its promise of waiving farmers' loans if it comes to power in Rajasthan following the Assembly polls slated for Friday.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Modi says Congress stopping him from hailing 'Bharat mata'
Sikar (Rajasthan), Dec 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday alleged that the Congress party was trying to stop him from raising 'Bharat mata ki jai slogan in election rallies.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Congress wants action against Shah for lying about Congress manifesto
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday approached the Election Commission seeking action against BJP President Amit Shah for "stoking communal tensions" in Telangana by twisting the Congress manifesto and spreading misinformation.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
ABVP, BJP demand JD-U's Prashant Kishor's arrest
Patna, Dec 4 (IANS) Ruling BJP members on Tuesday protested against Bihar Police's action against ABVP activists, and demanded the arrest of JD-U's national Vice President Prashant Kishor for breaking the model code of conduct ahead of the student union poll in the Patna University.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
France to suspend fuel tax hike after protests
Paris, Dec 4 (IANS) The French government will suspend its plan to introduce a fuel tax hike which has led to violent protests, the media reported on Tuesday.
2018-12-04
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Politics
Ghani orders probe into sex abuse claims in women's football team
Kabul, Dec 4 (IANS) Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani has ordered a probe into the allegations of sexual abuse of members of the national women's football team following a report that the females were molested by officials from the Afghan Football Federation (AFF).
2018-12-04
Category: International, Israel,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Sports
No obstruction to J&K Bank's financial independence: Governor
Jammu, Dec 4 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Tuesday categorically assured that no changes are intended in the financial status and independence of the J&K Bank.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Tripura's IPFT to press for separate tribal state, NRC
Agartala, Dec 4 (IANS) Ruling BJP ally, IPFT, will restart its agitation from Wednesday to press for its decade-old demand for a separate state for the tribals in Tripura, a party leader said here on Tuesday.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Duterte jokes about smoking marijuana
Manila, Dec 4 (IANS) Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, whose war on drugs has taken the lives of thousands in the country, caused outrage after he claimed he smoked marijuana to stay awake though he later claimed the comment was just a joke.
2018-12-04
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
J&K governor pays tribute to Sheikh Abdullah
Jammu, Dec 4 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Tuesday paid tribute to Kashmiri leader Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah on his 113th birth anniversary.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Non-licensed businesses in Goa are drug havens: Minister
Panaji, Dec 4 (IANS) Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Tuesday ordered a crackdown on non-licenced businesses run by foreigners in the coastal state, alleging that these were being used as drug havens.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
India lost Kartarpur to Pakistan in Congress scramble for power: Modi
Hanumangarh (Rajasthan), Dec 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday accused the Congress of making the "mistake" of letting Kartarpur Sahib - the final resting place of Guru Nanak Dev - go to Pakistan during partition due to its "scramble for power" post-independence.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Yogesh Raj blamed for Bulandshahr violence, on the run
Lucknow, Dec 4 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Police on Tuesday said that the main conspirator behind the mob violence in Bulandshahr which left a police officer and a young man dead was a Yogesh Raj, who is on the run.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Mayawati blames UP government for Bulandshahr violence
Lucknow, Dec 4 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Tuesday blamed the Uttar Pradesh government for the violence in Bulandshahr which claimed two lives, saying the "lawlessness" in the state was a result of its "faulty and wrong policies".
2018-12-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Prioritize trial against lawmakers: SC
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed that criminal cases against former and present members of Parliament and state Assemblies involving offences punishable with life imprisonment would be taken up by special courts on priority.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
US lawmakers agree to delay government shutdown
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) US Congressional leaders on Monday agreed to a two-week government funding measure that would push back a shutdown deadline to December 21.
2018-12-04
Category: International, United States,Politics
Justice Dhingra led 2-member SIT to probe 'closed' anti-Sikh riot cases
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday gave its nod to a two-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by the former Delhi High Court Judge S.N. Dhingra to probe 186 anti-Sikh riot cases that had been declared closed.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Delhi's parking policy caught in government-governor tussle
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The national capital's first parking policy, which will restrict free parking in residential and public spaces and will enforce strict fines and criminal proceedings against vehicle owners found in violation of its provisions, has been stuck for more than 10 months, apparently caught in a tussle between the city government and the Lt Governor.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics

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