Day: January 11, 2019

Fire breaks out in shanty

Fire breaks out in shanty

January 11, 2019 11:39 pm

Kolkata: A fire broke out in a shanty in Kailkhali area of North 24 Parganas district on Friday night, police said. Around five fire tenders have reached the spot to douse the blaze in which an elderly person is feared dead, they said. “There are reports that a 70-year-old man has died in the fire. We are awaiting […]

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DU's admissions committee to meet Tuesday, may discuss upper caste quota

HC modifies order on Pongal gifts

January 11, 2019 11:31 pm

Chennai: Days after restraining the Tamil Nadu government from distributing Rs 1,000 as a gift for Pongal to non-BPL ration card holders, the Madras High Court Friday modified its order allowing the state to extend it to ‘sugar card’ holders, a group which does not belong to the BPL category. “Since a responsible officer has submitted through a sworn affidavit that those with non-priority household […]

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SC collegium considers names for HC judges, clears 3

Lawyers move SC for live streaming of Ayodhya, Sabarimala hearing

January 11, 2019 11:24 pm

New Delhi: Two lawyers have separately urged the Supreme Court to ensure live streaming of its proceedings in the politically sensitive cases of the Ayodhya land dispute and the Sabarimala issue, saying justice should be made “accessible” to common man. BJP leader and lawyer Ashwini Upadhyay has written to Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and four other judges seeking live streaming of the Ayodhya title dispute case scheduled for hearing […]

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Nobel laureate scientist Sir Richard Roberts

GMO technique needed to solve world’s hunger problem, says Nobel laureate

January 11, 2019 11:17 pm

Mumbai: The Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) technique is needed to address the issue of global hunger, Nobel laureate scientist Sir Richard Roberts said here on Friday. Contrary to claims that genetically-modified plants were dangerous, the GMO technique was safer than traditional breeding of plants, he said. Roberts was in the city to receive the “UDCT Alumni Association-Institute of Chemical Technology Dhirubhai […]

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Sikh appointed as PRO to Pak Punjab governor

Sikh appointed as PRO to Pak Punjab governor

January 11, 2019 11:04 pm

Islamabad: In a first, a Sikh has been appointed as the public relations officer (PRO) to the governor of Pakistan’s Punjab province, it was announced on Friday. The announcement of the appointment of Pawan Singh Arora was made by Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar. “For the first in history of Governor House, Lahore, first Sikh Public Relations Officer, Pawan Singh Arora, has assumed charge as PRO to Governor, Punjab,” Sarwar tweeted. […]

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Sheila Dikshit meets working presidents; to take charge on Jan 16

Sheila Dikshit meets working presidents; to take charge on Jan 16

January 11, 2019 10:52 pm

New Delhi: The newly-appointed Delhi Congress chief Sheila Dikshit Friday met with the three working presidents and took stock of the party affairs in the national capital. According to party sources, Dikshit will officially take charge from January 16. She was appointed as the Delhi party unit head by Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday. Devender Yadav, Rajesh Lilothia and Haroon Yusuf were appointed as working presidents to assist the former Delhi chief minister. “The meeting focused […]

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Cong demands Arunachal govt to adopt resolution against Bill

Cong demands Arunachal govt to adopt resolution against Bill

January 11, 2019 10:34 pm

Itanagar: The Congress in Arunachal Pradesh on Friday demanded that the BJP government in the state adopt a resolution against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, as has been done by the Meghalaya government. The Meghalaya Democratic Alliance government, comprising the BJP, Friday passed a resolution to oppose the Bill, as the saffron party leadership in the state asserted that they were with […]

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Death toll in Mexico border shootings rises to 24

Death toll in Mexico border shootings rises to 24

January 11, 2019 10:24 pm

Mexico City: Mexican authorities say the death toll in a drug cartel shootout in the northern border state of Tamaulipas has risen to 24 with the discovery of the bodies of three more men. Experts originally counted 21 bodies, many found in twisted piles of charred corpses in a field near burned-out vehicles. But a Tamaulipas state official who […]

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Himachal Pradesh reels under intense cold, Lahaul-Spiti hits minus 10 deg C

HP’s Kufri reels under biting cold at minus 1.1 degrees Celsius

January 11, 2019 10:23 pm

Shimla: Tourist place Kufri in Himachal Pradesh’s Shimla district reeled under biting cold at sub zero temperature Friday, the Meteorological Department said. The minimum temperature in Kufri was recorded at minus 1.1 degrees Celsius, Manmohan Singh, the Shimla Met centre director, said. Keylong administrative centre continued to be the coldest place in the state at a low of minus 9.8 degrees Celsius, he added. The […]

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Patient among 4 dead as car rams into ambulance

January 11, 2019 9:05 pm

Hyderabad: Four people, including a patient, were killed and as many injured when a speeding car rammed into an ambulance here early Friday, police said. The ambulance was going to Ballary district in Karnataka from Eluru in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh after treatment of Venkateswar when the collision took place, a police press release said here. Venkateswar Rao (60) and his wife Subba […]

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