Day: January 7, 2019

Dense fog disrupts flight, rail services in Delhi

Cold wave: Agra schools closed till Jan 9

January 7, 2019 10:00 pm

Agra (UP): The district administration has ordered closure of all schools here till January 9 in view of the cold wave, authorities said Monday. Agra District Magistrate N G Ravi Kumar instructed the managements to keep schools closed till Wednesday. Icy cold winds continued to force people indoors in the district. The night temperature here was 9.9 degrees […]

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International kite, sweet festivals to begin from Jan 13

International kite, sweet festivals to begin from Jan 13

January 7, 2019 9:56 pm

Hyderabad: A three-day international sweet and a kite festival would be held here from January 13 here. Announcing this to reporters, Telangana tourism and culture secretary Burra Venkatesam said, ‘Unity in Diversity’ is the buzzword for the second edition of the sweet festival as participants from across the country are expected to take part in the event. It would be fantastic […]

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Sterling and Wilson files paper for Rs 4,500-cr IPO

Ceased to be a legislator Maha Health Minister quits

January 7, 2019 9:46 pm

Mumbai: Denied renomination as an MLC by his party Shiv Sena, Maharashtra Public Health Minister Dr Deepak Sawant resigned Monday. Sawant’s term as a Member of Legislative Council (MLC) had ended in July last year, but he continued as minister hoping that he would be renominated by the party. However, Sena leadership denied Sawant another term, after several workers of the party accused him of […]

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Modi obsessed with self-promotion, floundering due to his arrogance: Rahul

Cong backs general category quota, but calls it govt’s ‘election gimmick’

January 7, 2019 9:42 pm

New Delhi: The Congress on Monday said it will support a bill to grant 10 per cent quota to economically weaker sections from the general category, but questioned the timing of the government’s decision which it termed as an “election gimmick” to fool people. Asserting that the move was a proof of the BJP’s “fear” of losing […]

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Nude protests in Delhi against Citizenship Amendment Bill

Nude protests in Delhi against Citizenship Amendment Bill

January 7, 2019 9:37 pm

New Delhi: Several organisations from Assam Monday staged protests, with some of the demonstrators stripping naked, outside Parliament against the central government’s move to amend the Citizenship Amendment Bill. Carrying placards and raising slogans, about 10 protesters belonging to the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti from Assam stripped themselves naked to protest the controversial bill. Within no time, police swung […]

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Sterling and Wilson files paper for Rs 4,500-cr IPO

Strike by unions may affect normal life tomorrow & day after

January 7, 2019 9:32 pm

Bengaluru: Normal life is likely to be affected in the city and several parts of Karnataka on Tuesday following the two-day nation-wide general strike called by central trade unions against the alleged ‘repressive’ policiesfor workers by the Narendra Modi government. With state transport buses likely to stay off theroads, commuters, office goers who use the service mayface the brunt. However, the […]

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Protest against Citizenship Bill in Manipur

Protests erupt across Assam over Citizenship Bill

January 7, 2019 9:24 pm

Guwahati: Protests erupted across Assam on Monday, with some agitators stripping in public, over the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and tabling of the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) report on it in Parliament. The influential All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) launched a statewide protest against the bill by observing ‘Black Day’, with the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) and 30 ethnic organisations […]

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Sterling and Wilson files paper for Rs 4,500-cr IPO

Man allegedly kills family, commits suicide in Haryana

January 7, 2019 9:20 pm

Chandigarh: A 32-year-old man Monday allegedly killed his wife and two children before committing suicide in Haryana’s Rohtak district, the police said. Sandeep was found hanging from the ceiling fan of his house in Bahu Akbarpur village, while his 26-year-old wife, son and daughter, who had been strangled to death, were found from another room, a police officer said. Station […]

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IT dept seeks expenditure details from Durga Puja organisers

IT dept seeks expenditure details from Durga Puja organisers

January 7, 2019 8:27 pm

Kolkata: The Commissioner of Income Tax (TDS) has asked major Durga Puja organisers of the state to furnish expenditure details incurred during the festival last year. A notice was sent to them on December 21, 2018, and asked them to report to the IT office tomorrow. The notice was served under section 133(6) of IT Act. The organisers were required to furnish […]

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NIA gets further custody of 5 alleged members of Isis-inspired group

NIA gets further custody of 5 alleged members of Isis-inspired group

January 7, 2019 8:21 pm

New Delhi: A Delhi court Monday extended the NIA custody of five of the 10 people arrested on suspicion of being members of an ISIS-inspired group who were allegedly planning suicide attacks and serial blasts, targeting politicians as also government installations, in Delhi and other parts of north India. The court remanded the other five accused in judicial custody after the […]

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