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Param Bir Singh new Mumbai Police Commissioner
Mumbai, Feb 29 (IANS) Senior IPS officer Param Bir Singh has been appointed the new Commissioner of Police for Mumbai, an official communique said here on Saturday.
2020-02-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Prashant Kishor may get TMC ticket to RS: Source
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) Political strategist Prashant Kishor, who was expelled from the Janata Dal-United in January-end, could be a TMC candidate in the Rajya Sabha elections to be held in West Bengal next month, a party source said here on Saturday.
2020-02-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Now Kerala MLAs can chat online with Speaker when in session
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 29 (IANS) The state of Kerala, which has led the country in several areas, has added one more feather to its wings, as the state Assembly is now turned into an e-Assembly.
2020-02-29
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Mumbai to get new police commissioner today
Mumbai, Feb 29 (IANS) The country's commercial capital Mumbai will get a new Commissioner of Police on Saturday after state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said that incumbent Sanjay Barve will not get a third extension.
2020-02-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Will Rajini's stand on Delhi violence pitch him against Stalin?
Chennai, Feb 29 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth's tough talk on the Delhi violence has demolished the notion that he is pro-saffron and would be pitted against DMK's MK Stalin when the Assembly elections are held in Tamil Nadu in 2021, a political observer said on Saturday.
2020-02-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Chidambaram slams Delhi govt on Kanhaiya case
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram has slammed the Arvind Kejriwal government for giving sanction for prosecution of former JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar in a 2016 sedition case.
2020-02-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Trump again nominates John Ratcliffe as intel director
Washington, Feb 29 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said that he will again nominate John Ratcliffe for a second time as the Director of National Intelligence (DNI).
2020-02-29
Category: International, United States,Politics
Congress, Left bring out rallies against Delhi violence
Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) The Congress and Left parties on Friday brought out rallies in and around Kolkata to protest against the violence in Delhi and calling for restoration of peace.
2020-02-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Congress delegation visits northeast Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Congress' five-member delegation, set up by interim President Sonia Gandhi to file a report on Delhi violence, visited the GTB hospital and interacted with victims admitted to the hospital and their families.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Gehlot announces compensation for Bundi accident victims
Jaipur, Feb 28 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday visited Kota to extend his condolences to the bereaved families who lost their relatives after a bus fell into the Mez river in Bundi recently, and said that Kota divisional commissioner is probing the issue and a detailed report shall be submitted within seven days.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mamata-Shah have tacit understanding: Left, Congress
Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday drew flak from the state's opposition Left parties and the Congress for her visit to Bhubaneshwar for the Eastern Regional Council Meeting attended by Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
2020-02-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Dalit youth's death in police custody rocks Raj Assembly
Jaipur, Feb 28 (IANS) State Parliamentary Affairs Minister Shanti Dhariwal and Leader of Opposition Gulabchand Kataria on Friday had a debate in the Assembly over the death of a 25-year-old Dalit youth Jitendra Khateek in police custody on Thursday.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Goa govt warns HoDs against delay in responding to court notices
Panaji, Feb 28 (IANS) Fined heavily by courts for not filing affidavits and delays in submitting responses to ongoing litigations, the Goa government on Friday directed HoDs of government departments to act promptly to legal notices, failing which action would be taken against heads of departments (HoDs) for causing delay.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
RSS annual meet in Bengaluru on March 15-17
Bengaluru, Feb 28 (IANS) The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) will hold its annual meet here on March 15-17 to discuss its plans to consolidate and expand across the country, an official said on Friday.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Govt caught 'Karo Na' virus: Congress makes jibe on economy
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Congress once again took a jibe on the government, saying that under it, the economy has got infected by "Karo Na" (Don't do anything) virus.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Priyanka Gandhi slams govt on rising unemployment
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Friday slammed the government for diverting attention of people from rising unemployment in the country.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Akali MLAs protest outside Punjab FM's house, detained
Chandigarh, Feb 28 (IANS) Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) legislators, including Bikram Singh Majithia, were detained after they protested outside Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Badal's residence here on Friday.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Kartarpur visitors quizzed in national security interest: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, Feb 28 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday told the Assembly that the state police had questioned some pilgrims on their return from Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara (in Pakistan) on an IB request and in the interest of national security.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
Ask embassy in Iran to help Indian fishermen, says TN CM
Chennai, Feb 28 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Friday requested External Affairs Minister S.Jaishankar to direct the Indian Embassy in Iran to provide support to Indian fishermen stranded there in wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Diaspora,Politics
CM Adityanath suspends five PCS officers
Lucknow, Feb 28 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, continuing his zero tolerance policy against corruption, has suspended five officers of the Provincial Civil Services (PCS).
2020-02-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Mamata raises Delhi violence issue at EZC meet
Bhubaneswar, Feb 28 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday raised the Delhi violence issue at the 24th Eastern Zonal Council (EZC) meeting in the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
UP Assembly session ends abruptly, SP MLAs protest in masks
Lucknow, Feb 28 (IANS) The budget session of the Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Sabha was adjourned sine die on Friday, a week before it was scheduled to end on March 7.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
33 Turkish troops killed in Idlib air strike
Ankara, Feb 28 (IANS) At least 33 Turkish soldiers have been killed in an air strike by Syrian "regime forces" in the war-torn country's Idlib region, a senior Turkish official has said.
2020-02-28
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Congress in Assam mulls alliance with AIUDF for RS seats
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Ahead of elections for the Rajya Sabha, the Congress in Assam has offered an olive branch to the AIUDF headed by Badruddin Ajmal to keep the BJP at bay.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Labour leadership hopefuls clash over anti-Semitism
London, Feb 28 (IANS) The three Labour leadership candidates turned on each other when discussing who held responsibility for the UK's main opposition partys anti-Semitism crisis during a heated debate.
2020-02-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
CM demands 'special focus state' to Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Feb 28 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday demanded the Centre to declare Odisha a 'Special Focus State' as it is frequently facing natural disasters.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
BJP govt at Centre, state betrayed Goa on Mhadei: Kamat
Panaji, Feb 28 (IANS) A day after the Centre notified the Mhadei Water Disputes Tribunal's final award given in 2018 on Karnataka's request, leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat on Thursday said the people of Goa had been betrayed by the BJP-led state government and accused the NDA government at the Centre of being partisan.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
HC notice to Centre on minority status based on states' population
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notice to the Centre on a petition seeking a direction to frame guidelines for the identification of the term "minority" at the state level.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Trump barred from building border wall with Navy funds
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) A federal judge in the US state of Washington has ruled that President Donald Trump cannot divert funds for an American submarine base to build a wall along the country's southern border with Mexico.
2020-02-28
Category: International, United States,Politics
RSS wing writes to Minister on BT cotton
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) At a time when the Modi government has tried to project a pro-farmer image through the recent Union Budget, the RSS's economic wing has given a war cry against BT crop giant Monsanto.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
J&K announces amnesty scheme for power bill defaulters
Jammu, Feb 27 (IANS) The J&K Government on Thursday announced amnesty scheme for power consumers across the Union Territory.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Civil aviation projects of Vibrant Gujarat summits dropped
Gandhinagar, Feb 27 (IANS) The Gujarat government has admitted that all the civil aviation projects proposed in the Vibrant Global Gujarat Investment Summits (VGGIS) of 2015 and 2017 have been dropped. The opposition Congress alleged that these summits were just a hoax and no real investments have happened in the state.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Appointment of 250 POs, 1,200 associates of J&K Bank scrapped
Jammu, Feb 27 (IANS) The J&K government has directed the finance department to advise J&K Bank to initiate fresh, fair, norm based and transparent recruitment for 250 probationary officers (POs) and 1,200 banking associates through the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS).
2020-02-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
No impact of Delhi violence on investor confidence: Sitharaman
Guwahati, Feb 27 (IANS) Claiming green shoots were visible in the Indian economy, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday denied any adverse impact on investor sentiments due to the Delhi violence and the ongoing anti-CAA protests in various parts of the country.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Assam,Business/Economy,Politics
Gujarat Cong alleges Rs 150 cr e-tab scam, govt denies
Gandhinagar, Feb 27 (IANS) The Congress here on Wednesday alleged a Rs 150 crore e-tablet procurement scam by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Gujarat. The government paid Rs 5,000 extra over the market price of these tablets, the opposition alleged.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
IndiGo halves Kamra's flight suspension period
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Passenger carrier IndiGo has halved the six-month flying ban on stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra for his "unacceptable behaviour" onboard one of its flights in January this year.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Telangana CM comes to the help of old, disabled man
Hyderabad, Feb 27 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao stopped his convoy as he came to the rescue of an old man with disability and directed officials to sanction him pension and a two-bedroom house.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Cong sees a design in bail to Pulwama accused
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Taking on the Narendra Modi government over bail to the Pulwama attack conspiracy accused as the National Investigation Agency (NIA) failed to file charge-sheet within the stipulated time, the Congress, here on Thursday, expressed dismay at the working of intelligence agencies.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sealing panel directs action on roadside stalls near Metro stations
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Taking serious note of the unauthorised stalls on roads near Metro stations, the Supreme Court monitoring committee on sealing action and retrieval of government land has asked Delhi's PWD Secretary to ensure removal of these encroachments and submit an ATR.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Trump echoes Modi, Democrats amplify Indian opposition over Delhi riots
New Delhi/Washington, Feb 27 (IANS) While the Donald Trump administration echoed Indian government's call for calm, the US Democrats amplified India's opposition over the Delhi communal violence.
2020-02-27
Category: International, India,Politics
Punjab's fiscal liabilities over Rs 1.95 lakh crore: CAG
Chandigarh, Feb 27 (IANS) Punjab's overall fiscal liabilities were Rs 1,95,152 crore as on March 2018. The liabilities were 41.41 per cent of GSDP and 368.14 per cent of the revenue receipts, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) said on Thursday.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Independent MLA threatens to withdraw support to Khattar govt
Chandigarh, Feb 27 (IANS) A Haryana legislator, who has been booked for cheating, on Thursday gave an ultimatum to the BJP-led, post-election alliance government that he was withdrawing his support to it.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Maha Congress seeks resolution against NRC/NPR in legislature
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) The Maharashtra Congress on Thursday demanded that the state legislature should pass a resolution against NRC/NPR to allay the fears of minorities in the state.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Punjab minister raises Delhi violence in House
Chandigarh, Feb 27 (IANS) Punjab Cooperation and Jails Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa on Thursday raised the issue of Delhi violence and killing of incidents during Zero Hour of the state assembly.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
AAP MLA Raghav Chadha to be DJB Vice-Chairman
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party MLA Raghav Chadha is likely to be the new Vice-Chairman of Delhi Jal Board replacing AAP leader Dinesh Mohaniya, sources said on Thursday.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Punjab govt afflicted with 'karo na' virus: AAP
Chandigarh, Feb 27 (IANS) Taking a jibe at Amarinder Singh-led Congress government in Punjab, opposition AAP legislators on Thursday staged a protest outside the assembly here by wearing masks and carrying placards that say the government is afflicted with 'karo-na' virus.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Shiv Sena urges the RSS to 'restrain the Fadnavis couple'
Nagpur, Feb 27 (IANS) A day after an ugly spat erupted between Maharashtra's ruling Shiv Sena-Nationalist Congress Party-Congress and opposition Bharatiya Janata Party over Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis' "bangles" remarks, a senior Sena leader on Thursday knocked the doors of the RSS for help.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Chandrababu Naidu detained at Vizag Airport, sent back
Visakhapatnam, Feb 27 (IANS) After nearly five-hour long drama and high tension at Visakhapatnam Airport on Thursday, police detained former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and sent him back after ruling YSRCP cadres stopped him from entering the city.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Ahmed Patel slams NIA over bail to Pulwama attack accused
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) After the Pulwama attack accused got bail, the Congress here on Thursday slammed the National Investigation Agency (NIA) for its lacklustre approach to the case and said it was an insult to the Pulwama martyrs.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Maharashtra drops cases in three state agitations
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) The Maharashtra government has withdrawn several cases lodged by the previous Bharatiya Janata Party regime in the Maratha quotas, Koregaon-Bhima and Nanar refinery agitations, Home Minister Anil Deshmukh announced here on Thursday.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics