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Fears rise that global economy will bear brunt of coronavirus Nasrin Sultana, Mint
A glimmer of hope for recovery in global growth this year after the US and China reached a temporary truce in their trade war seems likely to be derailed as the deadly coronavirus quickly spread to 19 countries and now threatens to escalate further.
Review of President’s rejection of mercy plea is very limited: Supreme Court Krishnadas Rajagopal, Hindu
The scope of a judicial review of the President’s decision to reject a mercy petition is “very limited”, the Supreme Court on Tuesday orally told the lawyers for Nirbhaya case convict Mukesh.
India will always remain grateful to Subhas Chandra Bose: PM Modi Hindu
India will always remain grateful to Subhas Chandra Bose for his bravery and indelible contribution to resisting colonialism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday. Paying tributes to Bose on his 123rd birth anniversary, the prime minister said that he stood up for the progress and well-being of his fellow Indians.
If a country wants a National Register of Citizens, why should it be opposed: Rajnath Singh Vatsala Gaur, Economic Times
No one will be pressured during the enumeration process of the National Population Register (NPR), senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh said on Wednesday. “If any government official, during the NPR exercise, asks you for your name, address, date of birth, name of your father, when did you come…you won’t be pressurised to answer. Whatever you reveal will be noted down,” Singh said at a pro-CAA BJP rally in Meerut.
‘Spews venom, propagates false narratives’: India takes on Pakistan at UN Hindustan Times
India again took on Pakistan at the United Nations for raking up the Kashmir issue at the international forum. India’s Deputy Permanent Representative to UN Nagaraj Naidu said Pakistan spews venom and propagates false narratives.
JP Nadda, Old Party Warhorse & Trusted Modi-Shah Lieutenant, is New BJP President News18
BJP working president Jagat Prakash Nadda, who has long been seen as the choice of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Shah for the job, on Monday officially took over the reins of the BJP from Amit Shah. Top party leaders, including Union ministers and those from states, were present at the BJP headquarters to file nominations in support of Nadda.
Advocate urges Nirbhaya's mother to learn from Sonia Gandhi, forgive convicts Akriti Dixit, One India
A senior advocate Indira Jaising urged the mother of Nirbhaya to forgive the convicts of Nirbhaya who brutally raped and killed her on 2012. The incident shocked the entire nation and made government to bring a change in the judiciary system of our country. Seven years after fighting a long battle for justice Nirbhaya's mother has been urged to forgive the convicts of such heinous crime.
India’s first satellite of 2020 Gsat-30 successfully launched Hindustan Times
In the first mission of the year for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), India’s forty-first communication satellite – GSAT 30 – was on Friday launched by the European commercial launcher Arianespace. The satellite will enhance television broadcasting, satellite-based news gathering, and direct-to-home services.
Walmart sacks around 50 executives from Real Estate division in India: Report News18
Walmart Inc, the world's largest retailer, has fired around 50 of its India executives as part of its restructuring in the country, three sources with direct knowledge told Reuters. The move underscores the struggles Walmart has faced in expanding its wholesale business in India. The Bentonville, Ark. based company currently operates 28 wholesale stores where it sells goods to small shopkeepers, and not to retail consumers.
15 Foreign Envoys in J&K, itinerary includes lunch with Political leaders Anindita Sanyal, NDTV
Envoys from 15 nations -- including the US -- are in Jammu and Kashmir for a two-day visit to check on the ground situation in the newly created union territory. This is the second time a foreign delegation is visiting Jammu and Kashmir since the Centre scrapped the special status of the state under Article 370 of the constitution and bifurcated it into two union territories.
Indian Navy deploys warships, aircraft in gulf amid US, Iran tensions NDTV
The Indian Navy has deployed warships in the Gulf region to ensure security of India's sea-borne trade and effectively respond to any emergent situation in the wake of fast escalating tension between the US and Iran, officials said on Wednesday.
Trump says no Americans harmed in attack by Iran, offers peace Pioneer
President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that no Americans were harmed in the attack by Iran on US bases in Iraq as he offered to embrace peace along with the Iranian leadership, in a significant move to de-escalate the tensions in the Middle East.
Boeing 737 jet crashes in Iran shortly after take off: All 176 on board killed Mint
A Ukrainian airliner carrying 176 passengers crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran on Wednesday, killing all on board, officials in Iran said. The Boeing 737 had departed Imam Khomeini International Airport before dawn bound for the Ukrainian capital Kiev, semi-official news agency ISNA said.
Red Carpet Welcome for Ministers at Kota Hospital even as Infant Death Toll Rises to 104; CM Faces Fire News18
Kota’s JK Lon Hospital, which has been in the news for deaths of over 100 infants since the start of December, once again courted controversy on Friday after authorities were seen rolling out carpets to welcome ministers visiting the premises. The incident comes at a time when two more infants have died at the hospital, taking the death toll to 104.
In building case against Soleimani, Trump cites New Delhi, London attacks Yashwant Raj, Hindustan Times
President Donald Trump on Friday called Iran’s Qasem Soleimani the world’s “number-one terrorist”, who had a hand in plots across the world from New Delhi to London, and said he ordered his killing to “stop a war” and not start one even as thousands of additional US troops were sent to the region.
India needs to pay more attention to China border, says new Army chief Naravane Times of India
The new Army chief Lieutenant General MM Naravane on Wednesday said that India needs to pay more attention to its border along China and asserted that the force is capable of dealing with any security challenge.
Youth question system but detest anarchy: PM Modi Times of India
In comments that come after protests and violence on some campuses over the Citizenship Amendment Act, PM Narendra Modi on Sunday lauded youth for appreciating the system and "courageously" questioning it when it does not respond properly even as he emphasised that young people did not favour anarchy of any sort.
Hemant Soren takes oath as Jharkhand CM, opposition leaders cheer him on Hindustan Times
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha leader Hemant Soren on Sunday took oath as the 11th chief minister of Jharkhand as top opposition leaders turned up at the swearing-in ceremony in state capital Ranchi in a show of unity. Governor Droupadi Murmu administered the oath of office and secrecy to Hemant Soren as people shouted slogans of “Jai Jharkhand”.
Ajit Pawar may return as deputy CM, Aaditya Thackeray to join Maharashtra cabinet as Uddhav expands team News18
NCP leader Ajit Pawar, who had joined hands with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in an overnight coup to become deputy chief minister for 48 hours, may make a dramatic return on Monday as the Maharashtra cabinet is set for expansion.
Cong misleading people, CAA has no provision to take away citizenship: Shah Pioneer
Union Home Minister Amit Shah here on Friday hit out at the opposition Congress, accusing the party of misleading people over the amended Citizenship Act. He also clarified that the legislation had no provision to take away citizenship.
There is dissatisfaction over water quality in Delhi: Modi Economic Times
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said there is dissatisfaction among people in Delhi over "unclean" drinking water and this is a worrisome issue. "You must have seen in Delhi these days there was so much awareness regarding water and also dissatisfaction (over its quality). There is a concern from all over that Delhi is the national capital and drinking water is unclean. This has become a worrisome issue," Modi said.
New citizenship law is a domestic matter of India, says Russia envoy Hindustan Times
Russia believes the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) is a domestic issue of India, though any issues related to it should be resolved through dialogue without any escalation of the situation, a senior Russian diplomat said on Monday.
JMM-Congress-RJD alliance set to form government in Jharkhand Times of India
The opposition alliance of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, Congress and the RJD is set to form the next government in Jharkhand displacing the BJP which ruled the state for the last 5 years.
Raghubar Das, several BJP Ministers lose seats as Jharkhand becomes 5th State to slip out of Party's hand News18
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Raghubar Das conceded defeat in the Jharkhand assembly elections on Monday as he lost not just the chief minister's chair but also his MLA seat, while an opposition alliance won the polls that rubbed out the saffron party's footprints in another state which backed it for Parliament just months ago.
‘Urban Naxals, Cong lying on detention centres for Muslims’: PM Modi on CAA Hindustan Times
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday accused Congress and “urban Naxals” of spreading rumours and misleading and inciting people over the citizenship act during a massive rally in Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan amid countrywide protests over the new legislation.
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