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Five Naxals arrested in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli

January 29, 2020 10:04:50 pm

"The arrests were made by our commandos following an encounter near Permilbhatti, the last village on Maharashtra-Chhattisgarh border on Tuesday morning around 9.30 am," Superintendent of Police Shailesh Balkawde said.

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Politician should be ‘visionary’, his degree doesn’t have any meaning: UP jail minister to students

January 29, 2020 9:53:55 pm

He also criticised the "educated people" for taunting ministers over their educational qualification, saying they have created a different type of "bad atmosphere".

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‘Act of a coward’: Rahul Gandhi denounces flying ban on Kunal Kamra

January 29, 2020 9:48:13 pm

Kamra was banned from flying for six months by India’s largest airline IndiGo for heckling television news anchor Arnab Goswami on the airline’s flight from Mumbai to Lucknow.

Mahatma Gandhi’s portrait back at Attari border complex a year after inauguration

January 29, 2020 8:38:23 pm

While the Pakistani side of the border continued to display the photograph of Mohammad Ali Jinnah, Gandhi’s portrait was removed from the Indian side of the border when the construction of the new visitor’s gallery was taking place.

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Delhi gangrape case: Another convict moves mercy petition before President

January 29, 2020 8:02:55 pm

On Wednesday, convict Mukesh Kumar Singh's petition challenging the rejection of his mercy plea by the President was dismissed by the Supreme Court. His curative petition against the death sentence was earlier rejected by the apex court.

Day after arrest, JNU student Sharjeel Imam sent in five-day police custody

Day after arrest, JNU student Sharjeel Imam sent in five-day police custody

January 29, 2020 9:29:19 pm

The situation at the Patiala House Courts Complex, where Imam was produced, remained tense as lawyers raised slogans against him, demanding he be hanged.

European Parliament postpones voting on joint motion against CAA

January 30, 2020 12:06:36 am

"Following a decision by MEPs at the opening of today's Plenary session in Brussels, the vote on the resolution on India's Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019 has been postponed to the March session," the European Parliament said in a statement.

Women can offer prayers at mosques, ignore any fatwa barring entry: Muslim Personal Law Board

January 29, 2020 9:49:23 pm

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board made the submission before the Supreme Court in response to a plea seeking the apex court directions to allow women to enter a mosque and offer prayers.

AYUSH ministry recommends homeopathy, ayurveda to prevent coronavirus; draws flak on Twitter

AYUSH ministry recommends homeopathy, ayurveda to prevent coronavirus; draws flak on Twitter

January 29, 2020 7:27:29 pm

Coronavirus: As of now, there is no specific cure or vaccine for the novel coronavirus, which causes severe acute respiratory infection.

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Nandur Madhmeshwar wetland becomes Maharashtra’s first Ramsar sites

January 29, 2020 6:40:06 pm

As for biological diversity, the wetland houses 536 species of aquatic and terrestrial plants, eight mammal species, 265 bird species, 24 fresh water fish species and 41 butterfly species.

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Bengaluru is the most traffic congested city in the world, says report

January 29, 2020 5:48:12 pm

Bengalureans driving during peak hours, spend an extra 243 hours, i.e., 10 days, three hours in traffic each year.

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Evening news briefing: 2 dead as CAA protests turn violent in Bengal, JD(U) expels Prashant Kishor, and more

January 29, 2020 5:46:24 pm

From two deaths in West Bengal as CAA protests turn violent to JD(U) expelling Prashant Kishor and Pavan Varma for anti-party activities, here are the top news developments this evening.

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Money laundering case: Robert Vadra’s aide CC Thampi granted bail by Delhi court

January 29, 2020 5:03:25 pm

In the previous hearing, the ED had told the court that eight summons were issued in the last five days. Only one person joined the investigation on the last date of hearing and only one witness turned up for questioning, the ED had told the Court.

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‘Thank you,’ Prashant Kishor, Pavan Varma tell Nitish Kumar after being expelled from JD(U)

January 29, 2020 9:43:56 pm

Both Kishor and Varma have been critical of the party president and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over his support to the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Population Register.

West Bengal: Two dead as anti-CAA protests turn violent in Murshidabad

West Bengal: Two dead as anti-CAA protests turn violent in Murshidabad

January 29, 2020 4:14:59 pm

A huge contingent of policemen has been posted in the area to prevent further escalation of violence.

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IIT Bombay cautions hostel residents against ‘anti-national activities’

January 29, 2020 3:50:48 pm

The Dean of Student's Affairs notice, however, does not elaborate on what actually constitutes as "anti-national" activity. 

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Kunal Kamra: Not shocked to get banned for exercising right to speech

January 29, 2020 3:25:17 pm

On Tuesday, Kamra had shared a video where was accosting Goswami onboard an IndiGo flight. Hours later, IndiGo and Air India suspended him for his "unacceptable behaviour" following the directions of Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri.

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Bhopal gas tragedy: SC to hear Centre’s plea for additional funds on Feb 11

January 29, 2020 2:36:33 pm

A five-judge bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra also said that the plea would be heard by the apex court in a "different combination" of judges.

Cabinet approves raising upper limit for permitting abortions to 24 weeks

Cabinet approves raising upper limit for abortions to 24 weeks

January 29, 2020 2:30:36 pm

The Cabinet approved the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020 to amend the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971.

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‘Himachal forest cover up 25% in 24 yrs, spiked by 1000% in Lahaul & Spiti’

January 29, 2020 2:01:47 pm

Except Una and Kangra districts, the state witnessed an increasing trend of ‘open forest cover’, with Lahaul and Spiti registering an increase of 770 per cent.