LIVE News Updates: Congress wins 151 seats in Karnataka Urban Local Body election results; BJP gets 125

Congress wins 151 seats in Karnataka Urban Local Body election results; BJP gets 125

LIVE News Updates: Congress wins 151 seats in Karnataka Urban Local Body election results; BJP gets 125

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14 Nov 2019, 5:50 PM

Congress wins 151 seats in Karnataka Urban Local Body election results; BJP gets 125

Karnataka Urban Local Body(ULB) election results: Congress-151, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-125, Janata Dal (Secular)-63

14 Nov 2019, 9:42 PM

Lata stable, getting better: Spokesperson

Lata Mangeshkar, admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of a hospital here, is "stable and getting better", a spokesperson of the legendary singer said on Thursday.

Mangeshkar, 90, was admitted to the Breach Candy Hospital after she complained of difficulty in breathing in the early hours of Monday.

In a statement, her PR team said, "Lata didi is stable and getting better. Request to please do not heed to needless rumours and react. Let us all collectively pray for her long life instead." Hospital sources said the singer is showing "some signs of improvement but it will take time for her to recover".

14 Nov 2019, 7:39 PM

Bharatiya Janata Party has released third list of candidates for upcoming Jharkhand Legislative Assembly elections.

14 Nov 2019, 7:33 PM

International court judges authorise Rohingya investigation

International Criminal Court judges have approved a request from prosecutors to open an investigation into crimes committed against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority.

The court said Thursday that it has jurisdiction over crimes partially committed in Bangladesh, which is a member state of the court.

Myanmar is not a member of the global court. It has been accused of committing widespread abuses in a campaign against the Rohingya.

Myanmar's military began a counterinsurgency campaign against the Rohingya in August 2017 in response to an insurgent attack.

More than 700,000 Rohingya fled to neighbouring Bangladesh to escape what has been called an ethnic cleansing campaign involving mass rapes, killings and the torching of homes.

14 Nov 2019, 6:50 PM

Delhi High Court to pass order in bail application of Congress leader P. Chidambaram in ED case tomorrow

14 Nov 2019, 6:11 PM

NCP, Congress, and Shiv Sena coordination meeting starts.

14 Nov 2019, 5:00 PM

Priyanka Gandhi recalls ‘favourite story’ about great-grandfather Nehru

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Thursday paid tributes to her great grandfather Jawaharlal Nehru on his 130th birth anniversary and shared her favourite story on how the country’s first prime minister had once allowed his security guard to sleep on his bed while he rested on a nearby chair.

Sharing a photograph of Nehru, Priyanka tweeted, “My favourite story about my great-grandfather is the one about when as PM, he returned from work at 3 am to find his bodyguard exhausted and asleep on his bed. He covered him with a blanket and slept on an adjacent chair.”

“Sometimes the simplest things tell us more about a man than the most glorious tales,” she added.

14 Nov 2019, 5:00 PM

Govt committed to curb pollution: Delhi minister

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Thursday said his government is committed to take strict measures to combat pollution and blamed stubble burning for the abysmal air quality in the national capital.

Speaking at an Assocham event here on the occasion of World Diabetes Day, Jain listed the initiatives taken by the Delhi Government to reduce pollution.

"We have taken a lot of strict measures to tackle pollution - earlier lakhs of diesel generators used to operate across the city during power outage, today Delhi enjoys 24-hour electricity supply which helped bring down pollution level, we also came up with rule to cover construction sites to curb pollution, issued challans to stop polluting vehicles from plying on the city roads", the Health Minister said.

14 Nov 2019, 4:40 PM

Smog engulfs Rashtrapati Bhavan as the air quality deteriorates in the national capital

14 Nov 2019, 4:12 PM

SC verdict on Rafale has opened doors for criminal investigation, says Randeep Surjewala

The Supreme Court’s decision has opened doors for a proper investigation into this. BJP should stop celebrating and welcome a serious investigation, says Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala addresses media.

They should tell us how will they save their bosses now? Supreme Court can’t probe this because SC can’t get into contractual corruption as per Article 32, says Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala addresses media.

“In the last 5 years, BJP has got into a bad habit of celebrating every case without analysing it. Today, in the Rafale case, the Supreme Court has opened the way for a comprehensive criminal investigation”

An investigation must now begin in full earnest. A Joint-Parliamentary Committee (JPC) must also be set up to probe”, tweets Rahul Gandhi.

14 Nov 2019, 3:23 PM

BJP rewards runaway Congress, JD-S MLAs with tickets for bypolls in K'taka

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday announced the first list for the bypolls to Karnmataka Legislative Assembly.

The safforn party has given tickets to 13 MLAs who had defected from the Congress and Janata Dal Secular (JD-S). The MLAs had been disqualified by the Karnataka Assembly Speaker.

The runaway MLAs joined the BJP earlier in the day after the Supreme Court set aside the bar set by the Speaker on them from contesting elections for the entire tenure of the current Assembly.

14 Nov 2019, 3:08 PM

#IndVsBangladesh 1st Test: Bangladesh all out for 150 on Day 1

#IndVsBangladesh: Bangladesh all out for 150 on the first day of the first cricket Test match at Indore. Mohammed Shami took 3 wickets for 27 runs.

14 Nov 2019, 1:18 PM

Kapil Sibal takes a dig at Amit Shah over Prez Rule in Maharashtra

Congress MP and senior advocate Kapil Sibal on Thursday took a jibe at Union Home Minister Amit Shah over imposition of President's Rule in Maharshtra, saying Shah is "very experience" in breaking politcal parties.

"Amit Shah is very experienced as far as these matters are concerned. He knows how to break and how to unite political parties. We have seen glimpses of it in several states, be it in Goa or Karnataka," Sibal told ANI.

14 Nov 2019, 12:37 PM

J&K communication blockade: SC fixes Dec 10 as final hearing date

The Supreme Supreme Court on Thursday fixed as December 10 the date for final hearing in a batch of petitions filed by Kashmir Times editor Anuradha Bhasin and others with respect to communication blockade and other restrictions after abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.

The court also directed the Centre to file a counter affidavit on or before November 22 in the case.

Kashmir has been in a lockdown since August 5 ever since the central government abrogated Articles of the Constitution granting special status to the state and divided it into two Union Territories. Internet and mobile telephony has been snapped and people are facing difficulties.

14 Nov 2019, 11:47 AM

Relief for Indira Jaising, Anand Grover in SC as protection from arrest continues

Senior lawyers Indira Jaising and Anand Grover got a relief from the Supreme Court as a Bench headed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi on Thursday refused to stay the Bombay High Court order directing no coercive steps against the senior lawyers and the NGO Lawyers Collective.

The CBI has filed an FIR against Jaising and Grover in Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) violation case.

14 Nov 2019, 11:15 AM

SC closes contempt case against Rahul Gandhi

The Supreme Court on Thursday closed the contempt case filed by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.

Lekhi had alleged that Rahul Gandhi “wrongly” attributed to the apex court his "chowkidar chor hai" remark in the Rafale fighter jet deal against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The court, however, observed that public figures like Rahul Gandhi should be more careful in their public speeches.

“We close the contempt case against him and ask him to be more careful in the future,” the court said.

14 Nov 2019, 11:04 AM

SC dismisses Rafale review petitions against its last order

The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the Rafale review petitions against its December 14, 2018 judgment upholding the 36 Rafale jets deal with France.

"We do not consider this to be a fair submission seeking for a probe. The review petitions have no merit," the court observed on Thursday.

14 Nov 2019, 10:47 AM

SC refers Sabarimala review petition to larger bench

The Supreme Court on Thursday referred to a larger bench the review petition against its earlier order of allowing women of all ages into Sabarimala temple. Now, a larger 7-judge bench will hear the matter

14 Nov 2019, 9:31 AM

Sonia Gandhi, others pay tribute to Jawaharlal Nehru on his 130th birth anniversary

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday paid tributes to India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru at his samadhi, Shantivan, in New Delhi on his birth 130th anniversary.

Former President Pranab Mukherjee, former Vice President Hamid Ansari and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh too paid tributes to Pandit Nehru.

Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter to pay homage to his great grandfather.

“On his birth anniversary, we remember our first PM, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Ji, a statesman, visionary, scholar, institution builder and one of the great architects of modern India,” Rahul Gandhi wrote.

14 Nov 2019, 9:21 AM

Ind vs Bangladesh 1st Test match- Bangladesh win the toss, elect to bat first

Bangladesh on Thursday won the toss and elected to bat first in the first test match against India at Indore.

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