LIVE News Updates: US, China set to sign vital Peace truce

After a nearly two-year battle, the signing could give US President Donald Trump an election-year boost as well. Still, tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars in imports remain in place

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15 Jan 2020, 8:01 PM

US, China set to sign vital Peace truce

The world's two dominant economic powers, the United States and China, are poised to sign a trade truce on Wednesday, letting businesses around the globe breathe a sigh of relief.

After a nearly two-year battle, the signing could give US President Donald Trump an election-year boost as well. Still, tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars in imports remain in place, leaving many Americans to foot the bill.

The "phase one" agreement -- which includes pledges from China to beef up purchases of American crops and other exports -- also comes just as Trump faces an impeachment trial in the US Senate, giving him a victory to trumpet at least in the short term.

15 Jan 2020, 7:19 PM

Russian government resigns, announces PM Medvedev

Russian government has resigned, announced PM Medvedev, following President Putin’s State-of-the-Nation Address according to News18

15 Jan 2020, 7:08 PM

Govt started from Kashmir process of snatching Constitution from us: JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh

Hum is ladai mein Kashmir ka pichha aur unki baat nahi bhul sakte. Unke sath jo ho raha hai, kahin na kahin wahin se is sarkar ne shuru kiya tha ki hamare samvidhan ko hamse chheena jaye, stated JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh outside Jamia Millia Islamia

15 Jan 2020, 6:58 PM

3 persons arrested and 3.4 kg gold worth Rs 1.39 crores seized by customs at Chennai Airport

3 persons arrested and 3.4 kg gold worth Rs 1.39 crores seized by customs at Chennai Airport, yesterday. Further investigation underway, stated Commissioner of Customs, Chennai International Airport

15 Jan 2020, 6:50 PM

BJP leader Uma Bharti on Mani Shankar Aiyar's visit to Lahore

He is an educated man with knowledge of foreign affairs. So, he went there (Lahore) with proper planning, to create unrest in India, with help from Pakistan. Congress is creating a situation like 1947 by dividing Hindus & Muslims, says BJP leader Uma Bharti

15 Jan 2020, 6:47 PM

Jamia to move Delhi court to register FIR in December 15 violence

Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) University official says that they will move Delhi court seeking direction to police to register FIR in connection with 15th December 2019 violence in the University.

15 Jan 2020, 6:21 PM

All examinations of the University postponed, says AMU Public Relations Officer

All examinations of the University have been postponed. New dates will be announced soon, stated Omar Saleem Peerzada, Aligarh Muslim University Public Relations Officer (PRO)

15 Jan 2020, 6:12 PM

Priyanka Gandhi criticises Modi Government on onion price hike

Priyanka Gandhi took to Twitter to criticise Modi govt over the onion price hike and said that first the government imported onions at rupees 43,000 per tonne and now it is trying to sell the same onions to Bangladesh at rupees 39,000 per tonne. With this one can easily understand the reason behind our economic plight

15 Jan 2020, 5:57 PM

DSP Davinder Singh suspended, says DGP Dilbag Singh

He has been suspended, we are recommending his sacking to the government. Cannot share right now what has been revealed during the interrogation, stated Jammu & Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh on DSP Davinder Singh

15 Jan 2020, 5:35 PM

The trial court issues notice to State, hearing to be held tomorrow at 2 pm

The trial court has issued notice to State; the hearing will be held tomorrow at 2 pm. Court has also sought response from parents of 2012 Delhi gangrape victim.

15 Jan 2020, 5:21 PM

Delhi court grants bail to Bhim Army chief

Daryaganj violence case: A Delhi Court grants bail to Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad. Court has ordered him to not hold any protest in Delhi till February 16th.

15 Jan 2020, 5:11 PM

AASU workers show black flags to CM Sarbananda Sonowal in Chabua, Dibrugarh

Assam: All Assam Students' Union (AASU) workers show black flags to the convoy of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in Chabua, Dibrugarh

15 Jan 2020, 4:39 PM

France has noted request of a UNSC member to raise Kashmir issue again in this body, says France diplomatic sources

France has noted request of a UNSC member to raise Kashmir issue again in this body.France’s position is unchanged- Kashmir issue must be settled bilaterally as we have stated on several occasions&will continue to reiterate to our partners on UNSC , stated France diplomatic sources

15 Jan 2020, 4:31 PM

Ex-BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar challenges HC’s judgement sentencing him to life imprisonment

Ex-BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar convicted in Unnao rape case has approached Delhi HC challenging his conviction by trial court. He has also challenged court’s judgement which awarded him life imprisonment

15 Jan 2020, 4:07 PM

All states issued re-notification of NPR , Kerala, WB asks Centre to put it on hold

All states have issued re-notification of National Population Register (NPR). Kerala and West Bengal have communicated to the Centre to put NPR on hold, stated Government sources.

15 Jan 2020, 3:56 PM

US needs to think again about our region. They're making mistake, says Javed Zafir

10 million people turned out on streets of not only Tehran but various cities in Iran, Iraq, India, and Russia, to commemorate him. So, the US needs to think again about our region. They're making mistake, stated Iran Foreign Minister.

15 Jan 2020, 3:38 PM

Asha Devi, Nirbhaya's mother says lawyers trying to delay execution of convicts

Either lawyers of the convicts are trying to delay execution or our system is blind & is supporting criminals. I'm struggling since 7 years. Instead of asking me, you should ask the govt if convicts will be hanged on Jan 22 or not , says Asha Devi mother of 2012 Delhi gangrape case victim.

15 Jan 2020, 3:38 PM

With India, we've increased trade significantly, by opening the air trade corridor, says National Security Advisor of Afghanistan

With India, we've increased trade significantly, by opening the air trade corridor. India has been a key partner that recognises and shares our vision for a peaceful and prosperous Afghanistan, stated Hamdullah Mohib, National Security Advisor of Afghanistan

15 Jan 2020, 3:08 PM

Delhi HC refuses to set aside trial court’s death warrant order in Nirbhaya case

Delhi High Court refuses to set aside the trial court order which issued death warrant. Delhi HC asks convict Mukesh's counsel to approach trial court and apprise the court about the pending mercy plea.

Mukesh's lawyers agree to withdraw plea after HC says they should have moved sessions court or apex court.

15 Jan 2020, 2:42 PM

Govt rly police registered 27 cases, RPF filed 54 for arson, violence, damaging railway property during anti-CAA stir: RPF

15 Jan 2020, 2:16 PM

Former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav to be produce before CBI court tomorrow

Ranchi: Former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav will be produced before special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court tomorrow in connection with fodder scam case. He is undergoing treatment at Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS).

15 Jan 2020, 2:05 PM

Convicted for molesting Bollywood actress on-board sent to 3 years of imprisonment by POCSO Court

Mumbai: Vikash Sachdeva, who has been convicted for molesting a Bollywood actress on-board a flight has been sent to 3 years of imprisonment by Special Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Court.

15 Jan 2020, 1:47 PM

The fate of a death convict comes to finality only after his mercy plea is rejected by the President, says advocate

Advocate Rahul Mehra, Standing Counsel for Tihar Jail authorities says, 'Execution of convicts(2012 Nirbhaya case) will surely not take place on January 22'. He further stated that fate of a death convict comes to finality only after his mercy plea is rejected by the President.

"It can only take place 14 days after the mercy plea is rejected as we are bound by the rule which says that a notice of 14 days must be provided to the convicts after the rejection of mercy plea", he added.

15 Jan 2020, 1:43 PM

The way the convicts are misusing the system, people will lose faith hereafter on the system, observes the judge

The way the convicts are misusing the system, people will lose faith hereafter on the system, observes the judge. According to News18

15 Jan 2020, 1:36 PM

Nirbhaya convicts will not be hanged on 22nd January, Delhi govt tells HC

On Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case, Delhi govt and Centre say petition against death warrant premature, “execution will not happen on January 22 as mercy plea has been filed.”

Under prison rules, have to wait for convict's mercy plea to be decided for executing death warrant, says Delhi govt to HC in Nirbhaya case.

15 Jan 2020, 1:29 PM

SC refuses to entertain plea challenging Madras HC order on Jallikattu

Supreme Court has refused to entertain a plea challenging the Madras High Court order, which ordered to conduct Jallikattu in various districts of Tamil Nadu, under supervision of monitoring committees headed by a retired district judge.

15 Jan 2020, 12:58 PM

Hizbul Mujahideen commander killed by security forces in Doda encounter

Indian Army says, District Commander of Hizbul Mujahideen, Harun Hafaz has been gunned down by security forces in an encounter in Doda, Jammu and Kashmir.

15 Jan 2020, 12:51 PM

Enforcement Directorate (ED) has arrested GSC Raju, promoter of M/s Leo Meridian Infrastructure Projects & Hotels Ltd

Enforcement Directorate (ED) has arrested GSC Raju - promoter of M/s Leo Meridian Infrastructure Projects & Hotels Ltd. (M/s LMIPHL) and his close associate AV Prasad under the provisions of PMLA in a bank loan and siphoning of funds fraud case, amounting to Rs 1768 Crore.

15 Jan 2020, 12:49 PM

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval met in Delhi today

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval met in Delhi today.

15 Jan 2020, 12:47 PM

Iran Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on being asked 'how you see the entire development in the region': Very dangerous

15 Jan 2020, 12:46 PM

FSL reached JNU campus to retrieve data from server room

JNU violence: Questioning of Dolan Samanta begins at JNU Admin block, Delhi. A team of Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) reached JNU campus to retrieve data from the server room.

15 Jan 2020, 12:40 PM

J&K DSP Davinder Singh arrest case

After case related to Deputy SP Davinder Singh (arrested J&K cop) was handed over to NIA, National Investigation Agency (NIA) Director General YC Modi met Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla today. A team, headed by IG level officer, to go to Jammu and Kashmir for investigation.

15 Jan 2020, 11:44 AM

IPS officer Maheshwari takes over as new CRPF DG

IPS officer Anand Prakash Maheshwari on Wednesday took over as the new director general of the CRPF, the world's largest paramilitary force.

The 1984-batch IPS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre was appointed the new CRPF chief on January 13 after its earlier DG R R Bhatnagar retired on December 31.

Maheshwari took over the charge from ITBP Director General S S Deswal who was given the additional charge to head the CRPF.

15 Jan 2020, 11:42 AM

Congress-led Chhattisgarh govt moves SC seeking declaration of NIA Act of 2008 as unconstitutional

Chhattisgarh govt tells SC that NIA Act takes away power of conducting probe by state, confers discretionary and arbitrary powers on Centre.

15 Jan 2020, 11:41 AM

England all-rounder Ben Stokes wins Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for the world player of the year: ICC

India captain Virat Kohli named in both the Test and ODI teams of the year by ICC.

15 Jan 2020, 11:41 AM

Maharashtra Minister Aaditya Thackeray met Congress leader Rahul Gandhi

Delhi: Maharashtra Minister Aaditya Thackeray met Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today.

15 Jan 2020, 11:40 AM

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case

Mysuru Bar Assn Pres, S Anand Kumar says, “Our members have submitted a requisition to assn, requesting none of our lawyers should represent Nalini (convict in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case). We have discussed the matter and decided not to represent or provide legal services to her.”

15 Jan 2020, 11:38 AM

Mother of 2012 Delhi gang-rape victim on convict Mukesh approached Delhi HC seeking to set aside trial court's order issuing death warrant

Asha Devi, mother of 2012 Delhi gang-rape victim on convict Mukesh approached Delhi HC seeking to set aside trial court's order issuing death warrant, says, he can do whatever he wants. But everything is crystal clear. SC & HC know everything. I hope his request will be dismissed.

15 Jan 2020, 11:34 AM

Protesters from Punjab join the protest at Shaheen Bagh where people are demonstrating against CAA

Protesters from Punjab, including members of Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta Ugrahan), join the protest at Shaheen Bagh in Delhi where people are demonstrating against CAA and NRC

15 Jan 2020, 11:28 AM

Jharkhand Congress MLAs to meet Sonia Gandhi in Delhi

Congress MLAs from Jharkhand are scheduled to meet party president Sonia Gandhi on Friday amid talks of cabinet expansion in the state.

The newly elected MLAs will be meeting the Congress President for the first time after the new government took over in the state

15 Jan 2020, 11:19 AM

Delhi court grants bail to 12 people arrested in Seelampur violence case

Delhi court grants bail to 12 people arrested in connection with violent anti-CAA protests at Seelampur

15 Jan 2020, 11:03 AM

Delhi Police to question 2 more suspects in JNU violence case

The Delhi Police's Crime Branch on Wednesday will question two more suspects in connection with the January 5 violence on JNU campus in which at least 35 people were injured, police said.

Chunchun Kumar and Dolan Samanta have been called for questioning on Wednesday, they said.

A senior police said efforts are being made to trace Akshat Awasthi, Rohit Shah and Komal Sharma, who are absconding.

15 Jan 2020, 11:01 AM

Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane hails scrapping of Article 370 on 72nd Army Day

Army chief Gen M M Naravane on Wednesday hailed the abrogation of provisions of Article 370 as a "historic step" and said the move has disrupted the proxy war by the "western neighbour".

“We have many options to counter those who promote terrorism, will not hesitate to use them. We have zero-tolerance towards terrorism,” says Army Chief.

Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane confers medals on the jawans on Army Day at the Army Parade ground, Delhi Cantt.

15 Jan 2020, 10:49 AM

JNU violence row

Komal Sharma, a student of Delhi University, approached National Commission for Women (NCW), complaining that her name has been maligned. NCW has written to the media houses as well as to Delhi Police to look into the matter.

15 Jan 2020, 10:33 AM

Indian Army’s Capt Tanya Shergill, 1st woman officer as Parade Adjutant, on Army Day parade

Indian Army’s Capt Tanya Shergill, who is the first woman officer as Parade Adjutant on Army Day parade 2020

15 Jan 2020, 10:04 AM

Notices have been issued to two suspects by Delhi Police in connection with JNU violence

Delhi Police says, Notices have been issued to Chunchun Kumar & Dolan Samanta (who were named as suspects by Delhi Police) in connection with JNU violence, for questioning. FSL team is also coming to JNU today. Efforts are being made to trace Akshat Awasthi, Rohit Shah and Komal Sharma.

15 Jan 2020, 9:37 AM

National Highway-5 blocked near Bhawanagar in Kinnaur district due to landslide

15 Jan 2020, 9:34 AM

CDS General Bipin Rawat pays tribute at National War Memorial on Army Day 2020

Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, Army chief General Manoj Mukund Narawane, chief of Air Staff and Navy chief pay tribute at the National War Memorial on Army Day 2020 in Delhi

15 Jan 2020, 9:13 AM

Syria says Israel behind aerial attack against military airport

Syria's air defences confronted an aerial "aggression" from Israel that targeted an air base in the country's centre late Tuesday, state media reported quoting a military official.

The official quoted by the state news agency SANA said the attack targeted the T-4 air base in Homs province shortly after 10 pm local time. The official said the attack only caused material damage to the base, saying most rockets were intercepted while only four landed in the targeted area.

15 Jan 2020, 8:58 AM

High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka, Taranjit Singh Sandhu will take charge as India's Ambassador to US

High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka, Taranjit Singh Sandhu (in pic) will take charge as India's Ambassador to the US. He will succeed Harsh Vardhan Shringla, who will take charge as the Foreign Secretary.

15 Jan 2020, 8:56 AM

Rockets target Iraq airbase hosting US forces, says Iraqi military

Katyusha rockets targeted an Iraqi airbase north of Baghdad hosting US-led coalition forces, the Iraqi military said on Tuesday, in the latest attack on installations where American troops are deployed.

The statement from Iraq's military did not say how many rockets had hit Camp Taji but reported that there were no casualties.

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