LIVE News Updates: India’s GDP growth slips to 4.7% in December quarter

India’s economic growth slowed to 4.7% in October-December 2019, according to official data released on Friday. It was registered at 5.6% in the corresponding quarter of 2018-19

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28 Feb 2020, 6:00 PM

India’s GDP growth slips to 4.7% in december quarter

India's economic growth slowed to 4.7 per cent in October-December 2019, according to official data released on Friday.

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth was registered at 5.6 per cent in the corresponding quarter of 2018-19, as per the data released by the National Statistical Office (NSO).

During the nine-month period (April-December 2019), the Indian economy grew 5.1 per cent as against 6.3 per cent in the same period a year ago.

The GDP growth rate for the first quarter of 2019-20 was revised to 5.6 per cent, and for the second quarter to 5.1 per cent.

28 Feb 2020, 7:48 PM

Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee distributes food to people in Shiv Vihar area

Delhi: Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) distributes food to people in Shiv Vihar area in northeast Delhi which witnessed violence in the last few days

28 Feb 2020, 6:09 PM

123 FIRs registered, 630 people arrested so far in connection with northeast Delhi communal violence: Police

28 Feb 2020, 6:08 PM

Congress leaders arrive at Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital to meet Delhi violence victims

Congress leaders Mukul Wasnik, Tariq Anwar, Sushmita Dev and Shaktisinh Gohil arrive at Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital to meet people who were injured in the North East Delhi violence.

28 Feb 2020, 4:14 PM

Geneva international auto show cancelled after virus ban: canton

28 Feb 2020, 4:05 PM

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee in Bhubaneshwar: What happened in Delhi is very upsetting

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Bhubaneshwar: What happened in Delhi is very upsetting. It should not have happened. Police personnel and an IB officer lost their lives along with several people. The victims' families should be given help and peace should return.

28 Feb 2020, 4:05 PM

Elgar Parishad case in Special NIA Court: Next date of hearing is 13th March

Elgar Parishad case in Special NIA Court: Next date of hearing is 13th March.

28 Feb 2020, 4:04 PM

Maharashtra: Former BJP MLA Narendra Mehta booked for allegedly raping woman social worker on several counts

Maharashtra: Former BJP MLA Narendra Mehta has been booked for allegedly raping a woman social worker on several counts. Complainant alleges, "He has been establishing sexual relations with me forcibly since 1999. When I opposed, he threatened to kill me". The MLA is absconding.

28 Feb 2020, 3:48 PM

Sensex at 38,297.29, down by 1448.37 points; Nifty at 11,201.75, down by 431.55 points

28 Feb 2020, 3:45 PM

Delhi High Court says at present the exams scheduled from 2nd March onwards will be held as scheduled

Delhi High Court says - At present the exams scheduled from 2nd March onwards will be held as scheduled, subject to the situation on the ground.

28 Feb 2020, 3:44 PM

Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee distributes food to people in Shiv Vihar, Delhi

Delhi: Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) distributes food to people in Shiv Vihar area which witnessed violence in the last few days.

28 Feb 2020, 3:36 PM

2012 Delhi gang-rape case: Pawan Kumar Gupta, files a curative petition before SC

2012 Delhi gang-rape case: Fourth death row convict in the case, Pawan Kumar Gupta, files a curative petition before the Supreme Court seeking direction to commute his death sentence to life imprisonment.

28 Feb 2020, 3:34 PM

Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal visits Maujpur area

Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal interacts with some locals in Maujpur area in North East Delhi. He says, "I have come here to see myself how things are on ground".

28 Feb 2020, 3:24 PM

Fire breaks out at the terrace of an under-construction building in Naupada

Thane: Fire breaks out at the terrace of an under-construction building in Naupada. Fire tenders present at the spot. More details awaited.

28 Feb 2020, 3:09 PM

Opposition leaders write to President seeking his intervention for establishment of peace

Opposition party leaders have written to the President seeking his intervention for the establishment of peace and restoration of normalcy.

28 Feb 2020, 2:48 PM

nCoV: Gujarat urges Centre to evacuate 340 fishermen stuck in Iran

The Gujarat government has requested the Centre to evacuate 340 Indian fishermen, mostly from the state, who are stranded at a port in Iran after the authorities there have shut the nearby airports and barred people's movement due to the coronavirus scare.

Gujarat minister Raman Patkar has e-mailed a letter to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday, urging him to bring back the fishermen.

Patkar, who represents Umargam seat of Valsad district, said these fishermen are stuck at Bandar-e-Chiru of Hormozgan Province in Iran and could not return to India as Iranian authorities have sealed the airports and not allowing people to go out of the country.

28 Feb 2020, 2:44 PM

Delhi HC issues notice to Dy CM Manish Sisodia over concealed facts in his election affidavit

Delhi High Court today issued notice to Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on a petition challenging his election alleging that he has concealed facts in his election affidavit. The petition was filed by BJP leader Ravinder Singh Negi.

28 Feb 2020, 2:40 PM

Nawab Malik, Maha Minister says last govt failed to give 5% quota to Muslims in govt educational institutions, now we will implement it

Nawab Malik, Maharashtra Minister: High Court had given its nod to give 5% reservation to Muslims in government educational institutions. Last govt did not take any action on it. So we have announced that we will implement the HC's order in the form of law as soon as possible.

28 Feb 2020, 2:15 PM

NATO to hold urgent talks after Turkish troops killed in Syria

NATO's ruling council will meet Friday for urgent talks on the Syria crisis after at least 33 Turkish soldiers were killed in an air strike blamed on Damascus.

"The North Atlantic Council, which includes the ambassadors of all 29 NATO allies, will meet on Friday 28 February following a request by Turkey to hold consultations under article 4 of NATO's founding Washington Treaty on the situation in Syria," the alliance said in a statement.

28 Feb 2020, 2:10 PM

Sonia Gandhi deputes 5-member team to visit riot-affected areas in Delhi

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi deputes 5-member team to visit riot-affected areas in northeast Delhi and submit detailed report to her.

28 Feb 2020, 2:06 PM

Death toll climbs to 42 in Delhi violence, according to NDTV

Death toll climbs to 42 in Delhi violence, according to NDTV

28 Feb 2020, 1:56 PM

People at GTB hospital angry with media for not showing truth or asking questions to Modi, Shah

Kin of victims in Delhi violence angry with media for not asking questions to PM Modi, Amit Shah.

They are asking media that why they are not showing the truth.

28 Feb 2020, 1:36 PM

Amit Shah made no peace appeal, should visit Delhi violence-hit areas, says Kapil Sibal

Congress leader Kapil Sibal: Prime Minister Narendra Modi woke up after 69 hours and appealed for peace and calm in Delhi. He should have done it earlier. But Home Minister Amit Shah made no such appeal. The Home Minister should have visited the affected areas.

28 Feb 2020, 12:54 PM

Computer teacher has been arrested for allegedly molesting 15 girl students

Maharashtra: A computer teacher has been arrested for allegedly molesting 15 girl students during a computer class at a govt school in Mahape area of Navi Mumbai. He has been remanded to police custody till March 2. FIR registered under sections of IPC&POCSO Act.

28 Feb 2020, 12:40 PM

Delhi: Municipal corporation workers clean roads at Kabir Nagar in Babarpur

Delhi: Municipal corporation workers clean roads at Kabir Nagar in Babarpur area ahead of Friday prayers.

28 Feb 2020, 12:37 PM

Mild tremors felt in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu

An earthquake measuring 2.7 on the Richter scale was recorded at 10.48 am, Shimla Meteorological Centre Director Manmohan Singh said.

28 Feb 2020, 11:49 AM

Delhi violence toll goes up to 39, says Health Department official

28 Feb 2020, 11:45 AM

SC grants anticipatory bail till March 6 to Congress leader Hardik Patel

SC grants anticipatory bail till March 6 to Congress leader Hardik Patel in 2015 case related to violence during Patidar stir in Gujarat.

28 Feb 2020, 11:43 AM

DMK MLA S Kathavarayan passes away in Chennai

DMK MLA from Gudiyatham constituency, S Kathavarayan passes away in a Chennai hospital, due to illness.

28 Feb 2020, 11:31 AM

Bodies of four persons found in house in Ghaziabad, suicide note found

Ghaziabad: Bodies of four persons found in a house in Arthala area; Police has recovered a suicide note, further investigation underway.

28 Feb 2020, 11:10 AM

Rape case against Chinmayanand: Complainant law student apprehends threat to her life in UP

SC to hear on Monday plea seeking transfer of rape case against ex-minister Swami Chinmayanand from UP to Delhi court.

28 Feb 2020, 11:06 AM

Senior IPS officer SN Srivastava appointed new Delhi Poilce Chief

Senior IPS officer SN Shrivastava will be the next Delhi police commissioner, says MHA official.

28 Feb 2020, 9:41 AM

Sensex falls over 1000 points at opening; currently at 38,686.68

28 Feb 2020, 8:59 AM

Record statements, share footage: Police issues appeal on violence in northeast Delhi

Delhi Police on Thursday issued an appeal requesting people, including media persons, to come forward and give their statements and share video footage in connection with the violence in northeast Delhi.

The appeal read, "Whereas incidents of clashes have taken place in the northeast district, Delhi since February 23. All those who are witnesses to the incidents or have captured any activity on their mobile phones or camera, are hereby requested to come forward and give their statements, footage and picture in their possession at DCP office, northeast district, Seelampur, Delhi, during office hours, on any working day within seven days." Police said witnesses can also contact on mobile numbers -- 8750871221, 8750871227 -- to share information.

The identity of the witnesses will be kept secret, they said.

28 Feb 2020, 8:33 AM

South Korea coronavirus cases pass 2,000

South Korea reported 256 new coronavirus cases on Friday, taking its total -- the highest in the world outside China -- to 2,022, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

More than 90 per cent of the new cases were in Daegu -- the city at the epicentre of the outbreak in South Korea -- and the neighbouring North Gyeongsang province, it added, with no further deaths keeping the toll at 13.

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