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The former Lok Sabha MP from Delhi alleged that the government withdrew his ‘X’ category security cover w.e.f January 20 due to his anti-CAA stance

 Former MP Udit Raj (Photo Courtesy: ANI)
Former MP Udit Raj (Photo Courtesy: ANI)
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21 Jan 2020, 6:25 PM

'kutcha houses' demolished in Bengaluru claiming they belong ti illegal Bangladeshis

Around 200 'kutcha houses' were demolished in Kariyammana Agrahara area of Bengaluru on January 18, claiming that the settlement belongs to illegal Bangladeshis. Electricity and water supply have been allegedly cut off in the locality

21 Jan 2020, 7:43 PM

Kejriwal files nomination for Delhi Elections 2020

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal filed his nomination after waiting for over six hours on Tuesday, the Aam Aadmi Party said.

Kejriwal was 45th in queue to file his nomination from the New Delhi constituency from where he had registered a landslide victory in 2015.

AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj said Kejriwal has filed his nomination at around 6.30 pm.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal (Photo Courtesy: PTI)
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal (Photo Courtesy: PTI)
21 Jan 2020, 7:33 PM

22 children will be awreded with National Bravery Award this year

22 children conferred with National Bravery Award this year. A recipient, Kerala's Adithya says "I was in a bus with 40 ppl when I noticed diesel's smell. Bus caught fire at Daunne hill(Nepal),50 km from India.I threw hammer to break window.Moments before explosion we escaped."

21 Jan 2020, 6:45 PM

BBMP officials haven't demolished the houses, says Mayor, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike

BBMP officials haven't demolished the houses but an assistant executive engineer of BBMP had given the order. We don't know who had taken up the task. An inquiry is being held at commissioner level, said M Goutham Kumar, Mayor, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike

21 Jan 2020, 6:42 PM

NCP releases names of seven candidates for Delhi Elections 2020

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) releases names of seven candidates for Delhi Elections 2020. AAP's sitting MLA from Delhi Cantt - Commando Surender Singh (who has resigned from AAP) has been fielded from the constituency by the party.

21 Jan 2020, 6:39 PM

Civil Aviation Ministry directs airports to screen passengers arriving from China

Civil Aviation Ministry has directed for all logistics support&arrangements to be made immediately with regard to screening of passengers arriving from China, including Hong Kong, at Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad,Cochin in addition to the earlier 3 airports at Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata. These steps have been taken on the basis of advisories received from Ministry of Health regarding the threat of Novel Corona Virus Disease in Wuhan, Hubei province of China, says Ministry of Civil Aviation

21 Jan 2020, 6:39 PM

Civil Aviation Ministry

21 Jan 2020, 6:33 PM

Resident of demolished house in Bangaluru says he is from tripura and not Bangladesh

Md Jahangir Hussain: I am a resident of Tripura. We were not given notice before the demolition. We are not Bangladeshis. We are poor people, we can't afford to rent 'pucca houses' so we stay here. I have all legal documents.

21 Jan 2020, 5:57 PM

Anil Baijal meets delegation of protesters from Shaheen Bagh

Met delegation of protesters from Shaheen Bagh. Assured them to convey their concerns to appropriate authorities. Appealed to call off their agitation in view of continued inconvenience to locals due to blockade of road, says Anil Baijal, Lieutenant Governor of Delhi

21 Jan 2020, 5:29 PM

A total of 65.65 lakh GSTR-3B for tax month of December were filed till 20th January 2020: Goods and Services Tax Network

A total of 65.65 lakh GSTR-3B for tax month of December were filed till 20th January 2020, out of which 13.30 lakh GSTR-3B returns were filed on last day itself, on 20th January 2020, stated Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN)

21 Jan 2020, 5:18 PM

Russian air strikes in Syria kill 12 civilians, reports AFP

Russian air strikes in Syria kill 12 civilians, reports AFP news agency.

21 Jan 2020, 5:10 PM

NCPCR takes cognizance of complaint of viral videos of children participating during protest against CAA at Shaheen Bagh

National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has taken cognizance of complaint of viral videos of children participating during protest against CAA at Shaheen Bagh, Delhi. Commission has sought a report on it within 10 days from District Magistrate,South East Delhi.

21 Jan 2020, 4:57 PM

PM Modi & Home Minister Amit Shah have spread nine lies about Citizenship Act, says Sibal

PM & Home Minister have spread nine lies about CAA. Their first lie is that CAA is not discriminatory. Constitution has 5 provisions for citizenship of India, religion is not mentioned anywhere. Citizenship Act of 1955 also contains the same provisions, says Kapil Sibal

21 Jan 2020, 4:19 PM

Court allows Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad to visit Delhi for medical, election purpose; told to inform schedule to police

21 Jan 2020, 3:48 PM

2013 Dabholkar murder case: Pune Sessions Court has rejected the bail application of accused Vikram Bhave

21 Jan 2020, 3:28 PM

China says number of confirmed virus cases jumps to nearly 300

The number of people in China infected by a new SARS-like virus jumped to 291 on Tuesday, according to authorities.

There have been nearly 80 new confirmed cases of the virus that has so far killed four people, with over 900 still under medical observation, said the National Health Commission.

21 Jan 2020, 3:17 PM

Lawyers take out protest rally against CAA, NRC in Kolkata

A section of lawyers practising at the Calcutta High Court took out a rally to protest against CAA and NRC which was attended by advocates with different political leanings.

Holding placards, the lawyers walked around the high court premises raising slogans against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) during the rally on Monday.

CPI(M) leader and former mayor of Kolkata Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya, Congress leader Arunabha Ghosh and members of Trinamool Congress lawyers' cell participated in the rally.

Bhattacharya said that the CAA is against the spirit of the Constitution and attempts are being made to create a divide among the people of the country on grounds of religion.

Ghosh said "As per the Constitution, the country is secular and there is no role of religion in the functions of the nation."

21 Jan 2020, 2:19 PM

Denied ticket for Delhi polls, AAP MLA Surender Singh quits party

AAP MLA Surender Singh, who was denied a ticket for the February 8 Delhi assembly election, on Tuesday said he has resigned from the party.

Sharing his resignation letter on Twitter, he said, "Today, I'm sad and I'm giving my resignation letter from Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)."

21 Jan 2020, 1:13 PM

Modi should do 'Naukri Par Charcha', listen to people: Yechury

CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Tuesday slammed the government over dipping employment rates, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi should conduct a "Naukri Par Charcha".

Quoting a news report, Yechury charged that the "unemployment rate is the worst-ever in independent India".

"Modi should do a Naukri Par Charcha, and listen to the 'mann ki baat' of millions of jobless he has created with his policies like demonetisation and badly planned GST," he said in a tweet.

The prime minister had on Monday interacted with students during "Pariksha Pe Charcha" programme.

Yechury added that "Unemployment rate is the worst-ever in independent India. 45% for those between 15-19 years of age. It is 37% for those between 20-24 years. Urban unemployment. This is 44% in urban India".

21 Jan 2020, 12:54 PM

JNUSU approaches Delhi HC challenging Inter Hostel Administration's decision amending Hostel Manual

Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union (JNUSU) has approached Delhi High Court challenging the Inter Hostel Administration's decision amending the Hostel Manual

21 Jan 2020, 12:32 PM

Protest held against CAA and NRC at Chandni Chowk, Shivajinagar in Bengaluru

21 Jan 2020, 12:23 PM

JD(U)'s Pavan Kumar Varma, in letter to Nitish Kumar, questions tie-up with BJP

JD(U)'s Pavan Kumar Varma has sought clarification from Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over the party's alliance with the BJP for the Delhi election. In a letter to Nitish Kumar, Pavan K Varma said he is "deeply perplexed" by the development and is looking to him for "ideological clarity".

21 Jan 2020, 12:14 PM

TDP MP Galla Jayadev granted bail by Mangalagiri Magistrate Court

TDP MP Galla Jayadev granted bail by Mangalagiri Magistrate Court. He was arrested yesterday while he protesting in Amaravati against the State Cabinet's approval for 3 capitals.

21 Jan 2020, 11:57 AM

Our economy is not in a slowdown, it’s in a crisis, says Anand Sharma

Our economy is not in a slowdown, it’s in a crisis. Instead of tackling the crisis the govt has taken another misguided step by introducing CAA. What crisis forced the govt to introduce CAA? We are losing face and our neighbours are also angry with us, says Anand Sharma, Congress.

“The Prime Minister and Finance Minister are clueless about handling the economy. We are not setting up any new factories and the old ones are shutting down.”

21 Jan 2020, 11:40 AM

SC asks Manipur Assembly Speaker to decide in 4 weeks plea seeking disqualification of minister T Shyamkumar

21 Jan 2020, 11:33 AM

Thanthai Periyar Dravidar Kazhagam hold protests against Rajinikanth in Chennai

21 Jan 2020, 11:16 AM

Telcos move plea in SC seeking fresh schedule for payment of Rs 1.47 lakh Cr statutory dues

The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to list next week the fresh pleas of telecom firms, including Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Tata Teleservices, seeking a fresh schedule of payment of statutory dues to the tune of Rs 1.47 lakh crore to the Department of Telecommunications.

A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde took note of submissions by a battery of senior lawyers including A M Singhvi and C A Sundaram and said it will list the fresh pleas "sometime in next week" before the same bench which had heard the earlier petition in the high-stake matter.

21 Jan 2020, 10:49 AM

Congress releases third list of 5 candidates for Delhi Assembly Polls

21 Jan 2020, 10:43 AM

Akhilesh Yadav’s daughter joins anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protest

Tina Yadav, the 14-year-old daughter of Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, was seen participating in an anti-CAA rally in Lucknow a few days back.

Tina reached the Clock Tower on Sunday, where hundreds of women were sitting on protest against the citizenship laws, and spent time talking to the women.

She was accompanied by her friends. Since she is still not a well known celebrity, no one noticed her presence. It is only when her photo went viral on Tuesday that the matter came to light.

Sources said that since some of Tina's friends were a part of the protests, she had gone to meet them and even sat with them for some time.

This is the first time that the former Chief Minister's children have participated in a political event and that too on their own.

21 Jan 2020, 9:56 AM

AAP drops Jitender Singh Tomar, gives ticket to wife

Former minister Jitender Singh Tomar, who was declared as the AAP candidate from the Tri Nagar assembly constituency, said the party has decided that he will not fight the Delhi elections and instead his wife, Preeti Tomar, will be its nominee from the seat.

The announcement came after the Delhi High Court set aside the election of Jitender Tomar for giving false declaration regarding his educational qualification in his nomination papers for the 2015 Delhi assembly polls.

"I told the party that my wife will fight the election and the party agreed," the former Delhi law minister said.  Preeti Tomar filed her nomination papers for the polls on Monday.

Election to the 70-member Delhi assembly will be held on February 8 and results will be declared on February 11.

21 Jan 2020, 9:42 AM

China says fourth person has died from new virus

An 89-year-old man has become the fourth person to die in China from a new virus that has spread across the country, authorities said Tuesday.

The man died on Sunday after experiencing breathing difficulties in Wuhan, the city at the centre of the outbreak that has infected more than 200 people, the local health commission said in a statement.

21 Jan 2020, 9:21 AM

Sensex at 41,311.86, down by 217.05 points

21 Jan 2020, 9:00 AM

Prepare for attack by govt ministers on IMF, Gita Gopinath, says P Chidambaram

“Reality check from IMF. Growth in 2019-20 will be BELOW 5 per cent at 4.8 per cent,” tweeted Chidambaram.

“Even the 4.8 per cent is after some window dressing. I will not be surprised if it goes even lower.”

“IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath was one of the first to denounce demonetisation. I suppose we must prepare ourselves for an attack by government ministers on the IMF and Dr Gita Gopinath," Chidambaram tweeted.

21 Jan 2020, 8:47 AM

Women continue to protest at Ghanta Ghar against CAA and NRC

Women continue to protest at Ghanta Ghar against Citizenship Amendment Act and National Register of Citizens (NRC). Police have registered 3 FIRs in connection with the ongoing protest

21 Jan 2020, 8:45 AM

Himachal Pradesh: Jakhu area of Shimla received snowfall

21 Jan 2020, 7:39 AM

Fire breaks out at market in Surat, 40 fire tenders at the spot

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