Day: January 9, 2019

Film on triple talaq premieres at Berlin festival

Triple talaq bill stuck in Rajya Sabha

January 9, 2019 11:03 pm

New Delhi: A Bill to criminalise Muslim instant divorce practice of “triple talaq” remained stuck in Rajya Sabha in face of a combined opposition insisting that it be scrutinised by a select committee of the House. The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018, which was passed by Lok Sabha on December 27 […]

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Massive fire breaks out at a factory in Mundka

Fire at a building in Topsia, no report of any casualty

January 9, 2019 10:52 pm

Kolkata: A fire broke out at a five-storey building in Topsia area here on Wednesday evening, Fire Brigade sources said. Police said that there was no news of any person being trapped in the fire or any report of casualty. The fire broke out in the second floor of the building in which several godowns […]

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Historic steps for Almora during my tenure: Tamta

SBI treasury branch at T’puram attacked,train services

January 9, 2019 10:23 pm

Thiruvananthapuram/Bengaluru: Parts of Kerala continued to be in disarray Wednesday with trains blocked and a SBI branch vandalised while in Karnataka an effigy of the Prime Minister was burnt but rest of the south was largely peaceful on the second day of the two-day nationwide stir. The strike was called by ten central trade unions […]

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Farmers to get interest free loans in U'khand soon: CM

Farmers to get interest free loans in U’khand soon: CM

January 9, 2019 10:13 pm

Dehradun: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said Wednesday farmers in the state will be given interest free loans soon as the BJP believes in doing something real for them. The Congress talks about farm loan waivers only for political reasons and such waivers given by its governments in Punjab and Haryana are confined to […]

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India playing key role in Afghanistan Russia

India playing key role in Afghanistan: Russia

January 9, 2019 10:08 pm

New Delhi: Russia Wednesday said India’s role in Afghanistan is “indispensable” and complimented it for carrying out various developmental initiatives. The comments by Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov about India’s engagement in the war-ravaged country came days after US President Donald Trump mocked New Delhi’s role in Afghanistan. The minister, currently visiting India, was […]

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Strike evokes mixed response in Chhattisgarh

Strike evokes mixed response in Chhattisgarh

January 9, 2019 9:54 pm

Raipur: The two-day strike against the Central government’s alleged anti-worker policies on January 8 and 9 evoked a mixed response in Chhattisgarh which remained peaceful during the stir. Services in key sectors like banking and insurance, however, were affected. The strike was called by Central trade unions. On Wednesday, most of the nationalised and private […]

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Three arrested for duping over 1,000 people across India

Woman arrested for killing mother in Muzaffarnagar

January 9, 2019 9:49 pm

Muzaffarnagar: A woman and her paramour were arrested Wednesday for allegedly killing her 40-year-old mother here, police said. Ishavati was found dead at her house and her daughter Nilam in an unconscious state on Saturday, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Sudhir Kumar said. During investigation, it was found that Nilam and her paramour Manu were […]

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Delhi's first animal welfare policy calls for birth control of monkeys

Delhi’s first animal welfare policy calls for birth control of monkeys

January 9, 2019 9:47 pm

New Delhi: Birth control of monkeys, a revised regime for sterilisation of stray dogs and electronic chips to identify owners of deserted pets and cattle are some of the measures that Delhi government’s first policy on animal welfare recommends. The ‘animal health and welfare policy 2018’, which also proposed a cowshed at Ghumanhera where cows […]

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Railway awards Pushpa, a woman in male dominated profession

IRCTC offers free travel insurance for air travellers

January 9, 2019 9:20 pm

New Delhi: Air passengers can now avail free-of-cost travel insurance of Rs 50 lakh if they book their tickets through the IRCTC, the catering and tourism arm of the railways, an official statement said Wednesday. This facility will be available for passengers irrespective of the class of tickets and for both domestic and international flights. […]

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Shah Faesal resigns from IAS

Shah Faesal resigns from IAS

January 9, 2019 8:59 pm

Srinagar: IAS officer from Jammu and Kashmir Shah Faesal, who has been in limelight since topping the civil services exam in 2010, resigned Wednesday, protesting against the “unabated” killings in Kashmir and a “lack of sincere reach out” from the Union government. In a brief statement on Facebook, the 35-year-old said his resignation was also […]

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