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Trump impeachment trial presses rewind button to Clinton era
New York, Jan 21 (IANS) No mobile phones, not even on airplane mode, no chatting, the presence of big ticket legal teams and 100 Senators who can decide at any time to black out cameras, shoo away outsiders and debate behind closed doors long after midnight for six straight days a week -- US President Donald Trump's impeachment trial is playing the rewind button to a very different communications template in the time of always-on digital screens, beginning Tuesday in Washington DC.
2020-01-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
Setback to Andhra govt as Council adopts TDP resolution
Amaravati, Jan 21 (IANS) In a setback to the YSR Congress Party government in Andhra Pradesh, a resolution moved by main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) disapproving the government's policies was adopted in the state Legislative Council on Tuesday night.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Sonia dissolves Punjab Congress Committee
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday dissolved the Punjab Congress Committee and all district committees in the state with immediate effect, though its state unit President Sunil Jakhar will remain unchanged.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sonia, Priyanka to visit Rae Bareli
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Over six months after her visit to Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh, Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi will be visiting her parliamentary constituency for two days starting Wednesday, party sources said.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bengal Guv meets Congress, Left leaders on pending bills
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Tuesday met legislative party leaders of the Congress, CPI-M and CPI to discuss the pendency of two bills, one to prevent lynching and another related to a state commission for scheduled castes and tribes.
2020-01-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Mamata walks around in Darjeeling, gives kids polio drops
Darjeeling, Jan 21 (IANS) Strolling on the hilly roads of Darjeeling town, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday chatted with the common people and traders and administered pulse polio drops to children.
2020-01-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Muslims store arms in mosques: Karnataka BJP MLA
Bengaluru, Jan 21 (IANS) Stoking a fresh controversy, Karnataka's ruling BJP legislator M.P. Renukacharya on Tuesday accused Muslims of storing lethal weapons, including swords, knives and soda bottles, in mosques across the southern state.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
SC to hear over 140 pleas challenging CAA on Wednesday
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear in excess of 140 pleas against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which include a majority seeking that the court examine its constitutional validity.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
EU to forge new migration pact, says Italian Foreign Min
Rome, Jan 21 (IANS/AKI) The European Commission has reopened negotiations on migrants and asylum and soon there will be a new European pact on the issue of migration, Italy's Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio indicated on Tuesday.
2020-01-21
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Protests continue in Amaravati over 3 capital move
Amaravati, Jan 21 (IANS) A day after the Andhra Pradesh Assembly passed two Bills to develop three state capitals, farmers continued their protest for 35th day on Tuesday, demanding that Amaravati be continued as the only capital.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Abrogation of Article 370 will have positive impact: Naqvi
Srinagar, Jan 21 (IANS) Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday said the abrogation of Article 370 will have a positive impact on the people. The BJP ministers started their Kashmir outreach programme on Tuesday.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Rihai Manch alleges UP Police wants to kill activists
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Anti-CAA activist and Rihai Manch President Mohd Shoaib, who has been released by the court on bail, on Tuesday alleged that UP Police wants to kill its activists in the state.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Myanmar Prez promises probe into Rakhine war crimes
Yangon, Jan 21 (IANS) Myanmar President Win Myint on Tuesday promised criminal investigations and possible prosecutions of those who committed war crimes in Rakhine state, following recommendations of the Independent Commission of Enquiry.
2020-01-21
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Sena objects to political misuse of 'Tanhaji' trailer
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut kicked off a fresh controversy by taking objections to a trailer of 'Tanhaji' film being allegedly misused for politics in the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections, here Monday.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Tug-of-war between Khattar, Vij over Haryana CID chief removal
Chandigarh, Jan 21 (IANS) In a fresh tug-of-war in Haryana between Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and his Home Minister Anil Vij, the latter has asked the former to chargesheet and remove Criminal Investigation Department (CID) chief Anil Rao.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Anti-nepotism hero? BJP's Birendra Singh quits RS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) BJP's Rajya Sabha member Chaudhary Birendra Singh's resignation has been accepted, a government notification said. He was representing Haryana.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Prince Harry arrives in Canada to reunite with wife, son
London/Ottawa, Jan 21 (IANS) The UK's Prince Harry has arrived in Canada to be reunited with his wife Meghan Markle and baby son Archie, weeks after the couple's shocking announcement of stepping back from royal duties to become financially independent, the media reported on Tuesday.
2020-01-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Will not apologise for comments about Periyar rally: Rajinikanth
Chennai, Jan 21 (IANS) Southern superstar Rajinikanth on Tuesday categorically refused to apologise for his comments about a 1971 rally led by rationalist E.V. Ramasamy 'Periyar', which has not gone down well with the Dravidian movement leader's followers.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Dhankhar asks Mamata to withdraw comment on PM
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) Taking strong objection to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's statement that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was not allowed by the people of the state protesting against the CAA to take the road routes during his recent visit, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday asked her to "withdraw it forthwith".
2020-01-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Cong names leaders to oversee manifesto execution, coordination
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) To keep an eye on decisions by the Congress Chief Ministers and implement the poll manifesto, party interim president Sonia Gandhi, here on Monday, has appointed senior leaders for various states.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sonia forms coordination panels for 3 states, one UT
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi here on Monday constituted four committees, comprising 32 members, for Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Puducherry and Rajasthan for better coordination between the party and the government.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Naidu, TDP MLAs detained in Amaravati
Amaravati, Jan 20 (IANS) The police detained former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and other TDP legislators here on Monday night as they were trying to launch a march to protest against the state government's decision to develop two more state capitals by shifting some key capital functions from Amaravati.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
TDP members suspended from Andhra Assembly amid din
Amaravati, Jan 20 (IANS) Seventeen members of main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) were suspended from Andhra Pradesh Assembly on Monday amid pandemonium during a discussion over the bills to develop three state capitals.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Power generation to be termed manufacturing, pay 15% corp tax
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) As part of efforts to incentivise the power sector and make its operations viable, the government is looking to extend the benefit of lower corporate tax to electricity generating units by qualifying their activity as manufacturing.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Punjab, NHAI to start work on Delhi-Amritsar-Katra section
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) Chairman Sukhbir Singh Sandhu on Monday agreed to expeditiously start work on the Delhi-Amritsar-Katra expressway project.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Efforts on to repatriate remains of kidnapped Goa sailor'
Panaji, Jan 20 (IANS) The Goa government's Commissioner for NRI affairs Narendra Sawaikar on Monday said efforts were being made to repatriate the remains of a Goan seafarer, Britto D'Silva, who was among the 20 seamen who were kidnapped from cargo carrier MV Duke by Nigerian pirates in December.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
2020 year of rebirth of secularism, liberalism: Khurshid
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Monday took to social media to share his views on the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and said that though people are talking about New India but we are witnessing the rebirth of India and 2020 is the year of the rebirth of secularism and liberalism.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Haryana passes Constitutional Amendment to extend reservations
Chandigarh, Jan 20 (IANS) The Haryana Assembly on Monday unanimously passed a motion to ratify the 126th Constitutional Amendment to extend reservations for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in Punjab for another 10 years.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
ED quizzes Karti on buying assets abroad via sell firms
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Karti Chidambaram, son of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, here on Monday, appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for questioning as summoned in connection with alleged violation of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in the INX media case.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
BJP, AAP miffed with railway official calling Goa MLA Portuguese
Panaji, Jan 20 (IANS) Ruling and opposition political parties in Goa, including the BJP, on Monday demanded the resignation of South Western Railway manager Ajay Kumar Singh after he during a verbal duel with Goa BJP MLA Alina Saldanha allegedly suggested that she was of Portuguese descent.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Saibaba birthplace row resolved: BJP
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Amid speculation that Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has withdrawn his remark on the birthplace of the Shirdi saint Saibaba, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil said, here on Monday, the controversy was resolved amicably.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion
Thampi: A typical rags-to-riches story
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 20 (IANS) Starting off by doing odd jobs after moving to the Middle East in the 1980s, arrested NRI businessman C.C. Thampi's story is a typical rags-to-riches one.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Business/Economy,Politics
Punjab challenges CAT order to set aside DGP's appointment
Chandigarh, Jan 20 (IANS) Punjab government on Monday moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court against the decision of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) that set aside the appointment of Director General of Police (DGP) Dinkar Gupta.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Brother linked to suicide, Goa Minister must resign: Congress
Panaji, Jan 20 (IANS) The Congress in Goa on Monday demanded the resignation of Panchayat Minister Mauvin Godinho, after the latter's brother Wilson, was booked for alleged abetment in the suicide of former sarpanch Prakash Naik last week.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Don't allow tech to take control of lives: PM to students
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that students should look at technology as a friend even as he cautioned them against allowing technology to take control of their lives. The Prime Minister was addressing a select audience of students, teachers and parents at the 'Pariksha Pe Charcha' event, on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
B'desh sentences 10 to death over 2001 rally blast
Dhaka, Jan 20 (IANS) A Bangladesh court on Monday sentenced 10 members of the banned militant outfit Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami (Huji) to death over the 2001 blasts at a political rally here.
2020-01-20
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Had no choice but leave royal family: Prince Harry (Ld)
London, Jan 20 (IANS) The UK's Prince Harry said that he and his wife Meghan Markle had no choice but to stand down from their royal family duties, while insisting that the couple was not "not walking away" but felt "great sadness" over the new arrangement.
2020-01-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Modi cites Kumble, Dravid, Laxman as icons of motivation
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday gave the example of spin-legend Anil Kumble bowling with injury during a match against West Indies and Rahul Dravid and V.V.S. Laxman partnership of 376 runs in a test match against Australia as the "power of motivation and positive thinking".
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Crashed Ukrainian jet's black box still in Iran
Tehran, Jan 20 (IANS) The black box of a Ukrainian passenger plane that was mistakenly downed near Tehran is still in Iran and no decision has been made to send it abroad, a civil aviation official said.
2020-01-20
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
SC declines immediate stay on Electoral Bonds Scheme
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider a plea seeking immediate stay on Electoral Bond Scheme. A bench headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde and comprising Justices B.R. Gavai and Surya Kant asked the Election Commission to file a response within two weeks.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
3 capitals Bill tabled in Andhra Assembly (LD)
Amaravati, Jan 20 (IANS) Sealing the fate of Amaravati as the Andhra Pradesh capital, a Bill was tabled in the Assembly on Monday to develop Visakhapatnam and Kurnool as the two other state capitals.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Ahead of CM's meet, indefinite Shirdi shutdown called off
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), Jan 19 (IANS) Ahead of a meeting convened by Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday, residents of Shirdi town, famous for its grand Saibaba Temple, called off their indefinite shutdown late on Sunday.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion
2-minute silence for Kashmiri Pandits at Shaheen Bagh
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) To show solidarity with Kashmiri Pandits on the day, organised to mark their exodus from the Valley, anti-CAA activists, on protest for over a month, observed two-minute silence at Shaheen Bagh here on Sunday.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Don't want law that look at businesses with suspicion: FM
Chennai, Jan 19 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said the government is moving towards a direction where the law does not look at business enterprises with suspicion.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Politics
Kerala Governor seeks report from govt over CAA suit
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 19 (IANS) The rift between the Pinarayi Vijayan-led LDF government and Governor Arif Mohammed Khan widened on Sunday with Khan reportedly seeking an explanation from the Chief Secretary on why the Governor was not informed about the state government's plan to move the Supreme Court over the controversial new citizenship law.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Cong links suicides to joblessness, flays govt
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Criticising the Narendra Modi government over low economic growth, the Congress here on Sunday quoted the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data to claim that 26,085 deaths in 2018 were attributed to unemployment or related issues.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
CM's Davos trip delays Karnataka cabinet expansion again
Bengaluru, Jan 19 (IANS) The much-awaited expansion of the BJP government in Karnataka got delayed again, as Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa has left for Switzerland to participate in the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos, a party official said on Sunday.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Climate change-induced risks biggest threat: WEF
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) For the first time in the 15 years of the Global Risks Report, the climate change and environment risk has occupied all the top five slots.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
'We're coming back home': Kashmiri Pandits roar at Jantar Mantar
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Determined to reach back to their homeland, Kashmiri Pandits from across the city gathered at Jantar Mantar on Sunday to protest against the exudos of the community from Kashmir valley 30 years ago.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Public rally suspended after rioters hijacked it: HK police
Hong Kong, Jan 19 (IANS) The Hong Kong police on Sunday requested an assembly held in Hong Kong's Central district be suspended after a large group of rioters hijacked the rally and inflicted damages on nearby properties.
2020-01-19
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics