Mamata Banerjee Calls CAB a Trap, continues to challenge NRC

Source: The WB chief minister has been staunchly anti-NRC for the past year but has, years ago also known to have brought lawmakers’ attention to supposed Bangladeshi infiltration in the state.... Read more »

Will Taj Mahal meet the same fate as Babri Masjid?

Source: One of the greatest wonders of the World and the only one in India, Taj Mahal, has become the newest target of the Hindutva killer/demolition squad. It was ordered to... Read more »

Hidden ordeal of hardships endured by rural women during pregnancy and childbirth

Source: The Jaccha-Baccha Survey (JABS), conducted by student volunteers in June 2019, took place in six states: Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh. In each state, the... Read more »

248 in fray for Karnataka by-polls

Bengaluru, Nov 19 (IANS) As many as 248 candidates, including 128 independents are in the fray for the 15 assembly by-elections in Karnataka on December 5, a poll official has said. “The... Read more »

ED attaches properties worth Rs 21 cr in NH-74 case

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday said that it has attached properties to the tune of Rs 21.96 crore belonging to a Special Land Acquisition officer and... Read more »

Jharkhand polls: BJP performance to impact equation in Bihar

By Manoj Pathak  Ranchi, Nov 19 (IANS) For the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in Jharkhand, the Assembly polls are no less than a challenge, as its performance here will have repercussions on... Read more »

Congress, DMK stage walkout from LS over Gandhis SPG cover

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The Congress and the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Tuesday staged walkout from the Lok Sabha over withdrawal of SPG security of Gandhi family, accusing government of... Read more »

Congress defers its public rally on economic slowdown

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The Congress has deferred its public rally proposed on November 30 to December 14 due to ongoing winter session of Parliament. The rally was to be held... Read more »

HC clarification on order denying bail to Chidambaram

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday clarified that the controversial paragraphs pertaining to the judgement of the court denying bail to P. Chidambaram contain facts relating to... Read more »

War of words between Govt-opposition in Kerala Assembly

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 19 (IANS) The Kerala Assembly on Tuesday witnessed an angry exchange of words between the treasury and opposition benches besides trading of charges against each another. State Finance Minister Thomas... Read more »

Over 10 mln Afghans suffer acute food insecurity: UN

United Nations, Nov 19 (IANS) United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has said that women’s inclusion is critical to sustainable peace and development in Afghanistan, while stressing that the UN is committed... Read more »

Israel thanks US for decision on West Bank settlements

Jerusalem, Nov 19 (IANS) Israel has thanked US President Donald Trump’s administration for its decision that the American government would no longer consider the West Bank Jewish settlements “inconsistent” with the international... Read more »

Afghanistan frees 3 Haqqani Network militants in prisoner swap

Kabul, Nov 19 (IANS) The Afghan government has freed three jailed leaders of the Haqqani Network in exchange for a US and an Australian professor who were abducted by the terror group... Read more »

Israel shoots down 4 rockets fired from Syria

Jerusalem, Nov 19 (IANS) The Israeli military on Tuesday said that its anti-rocket systems intercepted four rockets launched from Syria earlier in the day. The projectiles triggered sirens in several communities in... Read more »

Court reserves verdict in Musharraf treason case

Islamabad, Nov 19 (IANS) A special court in Islamabad on Tuesday reserved its verdict in the treason case against former Pakistan President retired Gen Pervez Musharraf. Heading a three-member bench, Justice Waqar... Read more »

US State Dept official resigns over inflated resume scandal

Washington, Nov 19 (IANS) A senior US State Department official, who had reportedly inflated her resume, has resigned from her position. Mina Chang, Deputy Assistant Secretary in the State Department’s Bureau of... Read more »

China rejects HK court ruling against anti-mask law

Beijing, Nov 19 (IANS) Chinese authorities on Tuesday expressed their opposition to a Hong Kong High court ruling against a law banning face masks during the ongoing anti-government protests that have rocked... Read more »

Techie in Pak custody was in depression, missing since 2017

Hyderabad, Nov 19 (IANS) Prashant Vaindam, one of the two Indian nationals arrested in Pakistan’s Cholisatn for illegally entering that country, was missing since 2017 and was in depression due to failure... Read more »

Microsoft updates cloud contracts following EU privacy probe

San Francisco, Nov 19 (IANS) Microsoft has announced an update to the privacy provisions in the Microsoft Online Services Terms (OST) for its commercial cloud contracts, providing more transparency over data processing... Read more »

No talks until US drops hostile policy: N.Korea

Pyongyang, Nov 19 (IANS) A senior North Korean official has put forward new conditions for talks with the US, saying Washington should give up its hostile policy before coming to the negotiation... Read more »