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CDS Gen Rawat, wife, 11 others killed in helicopter crash
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) India's first Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Bipin Rawat, his wife, and 11 others were killed when their IAF Mi-17 helicopter crashed near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu's Nilgiris district on Wednesday, the IAF announced.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No proposal under consideration to make Law Commission statutory body: SC told
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Central government has told the Supreme Court that the appointment of the members of the Law Commission of India and its chairperson was under the consideration with the concerned authorities, and there is no proposal under consideration to make it a statutory body.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Centre trying to further delay J&K polls: Farooq Abdullah
Jammu, Dec 8 (IANS) Lok Sabha member and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister, Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday alleged that the Central government was mulling another extension to the delimitation commission thereby deviating from its promise that the commission would get no further extension beyond March 6, 2022.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Post bail formalities, Sudha Bharadwaj to walk out of jail soon
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) After the Supreme Court rejected the NIA's plea against the Bombay High Court's December 1 verdict granting default bail to lawyer-activist Sudha Bharadwaj, the route was clear for her release from the prison as soon as the bail formalities are completed.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Cabinet approves continuation of Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) To ensure housing for all in rural areas, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved continuation of Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G) till March 2024.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AIADMK gears up for Urban local body polls
Chennai, Dec 8 (IANS) The opposition AIADMK is gearing up for the urban body elections and has elected former Chief Ministers O. Panneerselvam and Edappadi K. Palaniswami as the Coordinator and Co-Coordinator respectively.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
S.Korea, Russia to bolster cooperation in nuclear energy sector
Seoul, Dec 8 (IANS) South Korea and Russia agreed to expand their cooperation in developing reliable atomic technology, including the safe dismantling of nuclear plants, the science ministry said Wednesday.
2021-12-08
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S. Korea, Denmark agree to boost cooperation on polar issues
Seoul, Dec 8 (IANS) South Korea and Denmark agreed to enhance cooperation on research and development of polar regions, Seoul's Oceans Ministry said on Wednesday.
2021-12-08
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Amid opposition boycott, Rajya Sabha passes two bills
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed two bills as opposition boycotted the proceedings expressing solidarity with the suspended members. The opposition demanded the revocation of suspension, but the chair declined to do that and said that the leaders of the house and the opposition should sort out the issues between themselves.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Lok Sabha passes Bill amending higher judiciary's salary, service conditions
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed, by voice vote, the High Court and Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Amendment Bill, 2021, which changes the salary and service conditions of the judges of the higher judiciary and provide an additional quantum of pension or family pension when they attain a certain age in accordance with a specified scale.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJD MPs urge Goyal for lifting of surplus parboiled rice from Odisha in KMS 2021-22
Bhubaneswar, Dec 8 (IANS) Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MPs from Odisha on Wednesday urged Union Minister Piyush Goyal to direct FCI for lifting of surplus parboiled rice from Odisha during upcoming kharif marketing season (KMS) 2021-22.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Palestine hails opposition to Israeli settlement project in East Jerusalem
Ramallah, Dec 8 (IANS) Palestine hailed the international community's opposition to the reconstruction of 9,000 units in Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem.
2021-12-08
Category: International, Israel,Politics
No question of withdrawing support from Nitish govt: Manjhi's son
Patna, Dec 8 (IANS) A day after HAM chief Jitan Ram Manjhi threatened to withdraw support from the Nitish Kumar government if his demand of Rs 1,000 crore grant to develop his constituencies was not met, his son and cabinet minister Santosh Kumar Suman on Wednesday said that question of pulling out does not arise.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Couple sentenced to 30-yr prison for starving daughter to death
Seoul, Dec 8 (IANS) An appellate court on Wednesday upheld a lower court's 30-year prison sentences for a couple in their 20s convicted of abusing and starving their 8-year-old daughter to death.
2021-12-08
Category: International, South Korea,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Couple sentenced to 30-yr prison for starving daughter to death
Seoul, Dec 8 (IANS) An appellate court on Wednesday upheld a lower court's 30-year prison sentences for a couple in their 20s convicted of abusing and starving their 8-year-old daughter to death.
2021-12-08
Category: International, South Korea,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Iranian official slams new US sanctions amid nuclear talks
Tehran, Dec 8 (IANS) An Iranian official slammed fresh sanctions imposed by the US on Iranian governmental agencies and officials.
2021-12-08
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
'Traffic light' shines as Scholz set to take over as German Chancellor
Berlin, Dec 8 (IANS) Germany has got a new leader after a decade and a half with SDP leader Olaf Scholz on Wednesday getting confirmed as the new Chancellor, bringing to an end to the Angela Merkel era.
2021-12-08
Category: International, Germany,Politics
Negative Covid report or vax certificate must to enter Colombia
Bogota, Dec 8 (IANS) Travellers wishing to enter Colombia must present a negative Covid-19 PCR test report or vaccination certificate starting December 14, Health Minister Fernando Ruiz has announced.
2021-12-08
Category: International, Colombia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Over 1,700 old vehicles impounded in Delhi to combat vehicular pollution
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) To curb vehicular pollution, the Delhi government has impounded 1,754 vehicles, including diesel cars older than ten years or petrol cars over 15 years old.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
UN chief in self-isolation after contact with Covid-positive person
United Nations, Dec 8 (IANS) UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has been in self-isolation after coming in contact with someone who tested positive for Covid-19, his deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said.
2021-12-08
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
Palestinian PM says Algeria's grant to help alliviate financial crisis
Ramallah, Dec 8 (IANS) Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye has said that Algeria's grant of $100 million to support the Palestinian Authority's budget will help ease the financial crisis it is going through.
2021-12-08
Category: International, Israel,Politics
IAF chopper crash: Stalin rushing to accident site
Chennai, Dec 8 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Wednesday has left for Coimbatore en route Coonnor to visit the site of the crash of the IAF helicopter, carrying Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat and others.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IAF chopper crash: Stalin rushing to accident site
Chennai, Dec 8 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Wednesday has left for Coimbatore en route Coonnor to visit the site of the crash of the IAF helicopter, carrying Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat and others.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CDS chopper crash: Some unanswered questions
Chennai, Dec 8 (IANS) One of the big questions that is facing the armed forces as well as the nation is -- how a helicopter carrying a very very important person - India's Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat -- crashed resulting in the death of several persons.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CDS chopper crash: Rajnath asks IAF chief to rush to spot
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has asked Indian Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal V.R. Chaudhari to reach the military aircraft crash site in Tamil Nadu where the chopper carrying Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat met an accident on Wednesday.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NIRA formal announcement likely soon
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Ministry of Jal Shakti is likely to make official announcements of National Interlinking of Rivers Authority (NIRA) and Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for the Ken Betwa interlinking project.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Govt created 64 posts for Ministry of Cooperation
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Union Government on Wednesday said it created 64 new posts for the Ministry of Cooperation from Central Secretariat Service (CSS) and Central Secretariat Stenographers' Service (CSSS).
2021-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
New York City vaccine mandate for private sector draws flak
New York, Dec 8 (IANS) The expansion of Covid-19 vaccine mandate to the private sector in New York City made headlines and drew some criticism over possible impact on employment.
2021-12-08
Category: International, United States,Politics
New York City vaccine mandate for private sector draws flak
New York, Dec 8 (IANS) The expansion of Covid-19 vaccine mandate to the private sector in New York City made headlines and drew some criticism over possible impact on employment.
2021-12-08
Category: International, United States,Politics
Delhi HC stays trial court order to summon Delhi BJP leaders
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday stayed the order of a trial court which issued summons to Ramvir Singh Bidhuri, Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly and Delhi BJP MLA, and three other BJP leaders in a defamation complaint filed by AAP leader Raghav Chadha over their remarks against an alleged multi-crore scam in the Delhi Jal Board (DJB).
2021-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Kisan Rail, a game changer for small farmers: Minister
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Union Rail Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Wednesday said that the Kisan Rails have become a boon for small farmers during the pandemic and even after that.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kisan Rail, a game changer for small farmers: Minister
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Union Rail Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Wednesday said that the Kisan Rails have become a boon for small farmers during the pandemic and even after that.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kisan Rail, a game changer for small farmers: Minister
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Union Rail Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Wednesday said that the Kisan Rails have become a boon for small farmers during the pandemic and even after that.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cuba calls invite-only 'democracy summit' sign of US weakness
Havana, Dec 8 (IANS) The US proposed "summit for democracy" and its exclusive guest list belies the country's strength, said Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez recently.
2021-12-08
Category: International, Cuba,Politics
6 member states still below 55% vaccination rate: EU official
Brussels, Dec 8 (IANS) Mandatory vaccination is to remain the choice of individual member states for now, European Commissioner for Health Stella Kyriakides has said.
2021-12-08
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine,Politics
Before shaking hands, ask people if they have taken second Covid jab: Goa CM
Panaji, Dec 8 (IANS) Hoping to get nearly 1.30 lakh persons in the state to vaccination booths for administration of their second Covid jab, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday urged people to question persons about the status of their second jab, before shaking hands.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
PM to participate in Goa's 60th anniversary celebration of Liberation: CM
Panaji, Dec 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be arriving in Goa on a day-long visit on December 19 on the occasion of the state's 60th anniversary of its Liberation from Portuguese rule, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Nigeria confirms 3 more Omicron cases
Abuja, Dec 8 (IANS) Nigerian authorities confirmed three more cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, bringing the total number of cases of the variant of concern to six in the most populous African country.
2021-12-08
Category: International, Nigeria,Health/Medicine,Politics
Will sack Minister if sexual exploitation charges are proven: Goa CM
Panaji, Dec 8 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday said that he would sack any minister from his cabinet, if allegations of sexual exploitation against his Ministers is proven.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Will sack Minister if sexual exploitation charges are proven: Goa CM
Panaji, Dec 8 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday said that he would sack any minister from his cabinet, if allegations of sexual exploitation against his Ministers is proven.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa govt firm on auctioning of mines: Sawant
Panaji, Dec 8 (IANS) The state government is firm on auctioning mining leases in the state to restart the beleaguered mining industry in Goa, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Not quitting Congress; BJP spreading canards: Pratapsingh Rane
Panaji, Dec 8 (IANS) Former Goa Chief Minister and veteran Congress leader Pratapsingh Rane on Wednesday categorically denied any plans of quitting the Congress and accused the BJP of spreading canards against him.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Poland tightens Covid restrictions to combat Omicron variant
Warsaw, Dec 8 (IANS) The Polish government has announced new restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19 infections in face of the proliferation of the new Omicron variant.
2021-12-08
Category: International, Poland,Health/Medicine,Politics
LG orders rejig in Delhi Police, 7 IPS officers transferred
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) In a major reshuffle, seven Indian Police Service (IPS) officers of the Delhi Police were transferred and given new responsibilities, an official order read here on Wednesday.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Malaysia reports 4,965 new Covid infections, 66 deaths
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 8 (IANS) Malaysia reported another 4,965 new Covid-19 infections, as of midnight Tuesday, bringing the national total to 2,667,999, according to the health ministry.
2021-12-08
Category: International, Malaysia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Most patients infected with Omicron get mild symptoms: S. African doctor
Johannesburg, Dec 8 (IANS) Chairperson of the South African Medical Association (SAMA) said most patients infected with the Omicron variant of Covid-19 got mild symptoms, while the unvaccinated patients showed relatively severe symptoms.
2021-12-08
Category: International, South Africa,Health/Medicine,Politics
'Red is colour of change', Akhilesh hits back at Modi
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Lal Topi" comment, saying that the colour of the cap has reached Delhi and hence the panic has engulfed the BJP's rank and file.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
5.0 magnitude quake strikes off Japan's Fukushima Prefecture
Tokyo, Dec 8 (IANS) An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.0 on Wednesday struck off Japan's Fukushima Prefecture, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).
2021-12-08
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
MP CM to visit school 2 days after violence over alleged conversion
Bhopal, Dec 8 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is scheduled to visit Ganjbasoda in Vidisha district on Wednesday where a Christian missionary school was vandalised by righ-wing group -- 'Bajrang Dal' workers on Monday.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Tripura violence: SC grants protection from arrest to journos, issues notice
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to Tripura government and police on a petition filed by three journalists of HW Network, against whom FIRs were lodged in connection with their news reports of the recent communal violence in the state.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics