LIVE News Updates: Govt amends service rules of armed forces, chiefs’ retirement age extendable to 65 yrs

Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat is tipped to be the CDS upon his retirement on December 31 this year

LIVE News Updates: Govt amends service rules of armed forces, chiefs’ retirement age extendable to 65 yrs
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29 Dec 2019, 8:20 PM

Govt amends service rules of armed forces, chiefs' retirement age 65 years now

The government has amended the service rules of the three armed forces where retirement age for services chiefs can be extended upto 65 years if they are appointed as the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS).

Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat is tipped to be the CDS upon his retirement on December 31 this year.

29 Dec 2019, 8:10 PM

Kerala CPI-M leader slams Guv Arif M Khan for his political remarks

CPI-M Kerala State Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan on Sunday criticised state Governor Arif Mohammed Khan over his CAA remarks and said that if Khan doesn't know that as a Governor he is not supposed to make certain remarks, he should step down.

"All citizens have the right to conduct political activities. If Governor (Arif Mohammed Khan) doesn't recognize the limitations of the present position, he should resign and take up full-time political work," Balakrishnan said.

His criticism came a day after a controversy erupted at Indian History Congress session in Kunnur where Khan, during his opening address, made some political remarks pertaining to Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and quoted Maulana Azad and Mahatma Gandhi "out of context".

The Governor was making a completely political speech at the History Congress venue. He started his speech addressing it to me...saying Mr MP this is for you...," CPI-M Rajya Sabha MP KK Ragesh has said.

29 Dec 2019, 7:05 PM

Youth Congres activists protest near UP Bhawan against police 'manhandling' Priyanka Gandhi

The youth wing of the Congress on Sunday staged a demonstration near the Uttar Pradesh Bhawan here against police "manhandling" party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Lucknow and demanded resignation of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

Thirty-five protesters, including two women, were detained by Delhi Police personnel as soon as they tried to march towards the UP Bhawan from the nearby Assam Bhawan in south Delhi's Chanakyapuri area.

29 Dec 2019, 6:31 PM

Man who gave Priyanka lift on scooter slapped with fine of Rs 6100 by Lucknow police

The Congress party worker on whose 2-wheeler Priyanka Gandhi Vadra travelled in Lukcnow on Saturday aftre hre car was blocked by police, has been slapped a fine of Rs 6,100 by the Lucknow police for both riders not wearing helmets.

Gandhi had travelled on the two-wheeler for some distance while going to meet family members of retired IPS officer S.R. Darapuri at Indiranagar in Lucknow.

29 Dec 2019, 5:35 PM

Amitabh Bachchan receives Dadasaheb Phalke Award

Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan on Sunday received the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award from President Ram Nath Kovind at a ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Bachchan was earlier supposed to receive the honour at the National Film Awards ceremony last Monday, but the 77-year-old actor was unable to attend the event due to ill health.

Information & Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar had announced at the awards the Hindi cinema veteran will be bestowed with the honour in a special ceremony hosted by the President on Sunday.

29 Dec 2019, 3:49 PM

Maharashtra Cabinet expansion to take place tomorrow

29 Dec 2019, 3:21 PM

I'm confident that new Govt in Jharkhand will work for the benefit of all citizens, says Rahul

I'm confident that the new Govt in Jharkhand will work for the benefit of all citizens & usher in an era of peace & prosperity in the state; tweeted Rahul Gandhi after attending the swearing-in ceremony of CM Hemant Soren in Ranchi.

29 Dec 2019, 2:34 PM

Congress' Rameshwar Oraon takes oath as Minister

Congress' Rameshwar Oraon takes oath as Minister; oath administered by Governor Droupadi Murmu.

29 Dec 2019, 2:20 PM

Hemant Soren takes oath as 11th eleventh chief minister of Jharkhand

Hemant Soren takes oath as the Chief Minister of Jharkhand; oath administered by Governor Droupadi Murmu

29 Dec 2019, 2:20 PM

Former Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das at the oath-taking ceremony of Jharkhand CM designate Hemant Soren, in Ranchi.

29 Dec 2019, 2:10 PM

Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi & Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot at oath-taking ceremony of Hemant Soren

Rahul Gandhi, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel & DMK President MK Stalin at the oath-taking ceremony of Jharkhand CM designate Hemant Soren, in Ranchi

29 Dec 2019, 1:58 PM

Mamata Banerjee arrives for the oath-taking ceremony of Hemant Soren

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee arrives for the oath-taking ceremony of Jharkhand CM designate Hemant Soren, in Ranchi

29 Dec 2019, 1:57 PM

Jharkhand CM designate Hemant Soren arrives for his oath-taking ceremony.

29 Dec 2019, 1:46 PM

Youth Congress holds protest outside UP Bhawan alleging manhandling of Priyanka by UP Police

Youth Congress holds protest outside UP Bhawan alleging manhandling of party General Secretary for UP (East) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra by women personnel of UP Police yesterday.

29 Dec 2019, 1:33 PM

Not wrong, says UP Dy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya over Meerut cop’s ‘go to Pakistan’ remark

He did not say it for all Muslims but probably to those who were raising pro Pakistan slogans while pelting stones. For anyone involved in such activities, SP city's statement is not wrong, says Dy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya on viral video of Meerut SP

29 Dec 2019, 1:21 PM

Preparation underway for oath ceremony of Hemant Soren as CM of Jharkhand

29 Dec 2019, 11:25 AM

IAS aspirant's family blames UP cops for his death

The family of the IAS-aspirant, who was allegedly killed in police firing during the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests in Bijnor on December 20, has lodged a complaint against six policemen for the incident.

On December 20, when violence erupted in the Nahtaur village in Uttar Pradesh's Bijnor district, Anas, 21, and Suleiman, 20, were allegedly hit by bullets fired by the police.

The two were taken to a local hospital where Anas was declared dead on arrival and Suleiman succumbed to his injuries during treatment.

Later, the Uttar Pradesh Police admitted that their bullets killed only Anas and not Suleiman.

Suleiman's family has now filed a complaint against the six policemen alleging that he was shot by police bullets during the anti-CAA protest.

According to the complaint, Suleiman's family alleged that he was returning home after Friday prayers when he was accosted by Station House Officer (SHO) Rajesh Solanki, Bijnor in-charge Aashish Tomar as well as some constables.

29 Dec 2019, 11:04 AM

Congress General Secretary for UP (East) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra arrives at party office in Lucknow.

29 Dec 2019, 10:05 AM

Ailing Karnataka-based Pejawar Math Swami Vishvesha Teertha passes away

29 Dec 2019, 9:27 AM

Cold wave intensifies in Moradabad, people light fire to keep themselves warm

29 Dec 2019, 9:20 AM

IMD issues code red warning for cold wave in Delhi, Haryana

A code red warning has been issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) for Sunday for the cold wave conditions in Delhi, Haryana and Chandigarh.

Code red, under the IMD's classification, is the highest level and a warning for the public to take action in adverse weather.

According to an IMD bulletin on Saturday night, on Sunday, cold wave to severe cold wave conditions are very likely in many pockets over Delhi, Haryana and Chandigarh, in some pockets over Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, in isolated pockets over Madhya Pradesh and cold wave conditions in some pockets over Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh and in isolated pockets over Bihar, north Gujarat and Odisha.

The IMD said in a bulletin that as per the prevailing meteorological conditions, cold day to severe cold day conditions in many pockets are very likely till Sunday over Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, north Rajasthan, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh with some improvements on Sunday with cold day to severe cold day conditions at some pockets in these areas.

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