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Congressional reception of Indian Americans from Kashmiri-Pandit community
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Global Kashmiri Pandit Diaspora is hosting the private screening of 'The Kashmir Files' -- a movie directed and written by award winning Director Vivek Agnihotri and produced by the award-winning actor Pallavi Joshi.
2021-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Suu Kyi sentenced to 4 yrs in jail
Nay Pyi Taw, Dec 6 (IANS) Aung San Suu Kyi, the former de facto leader of Myanmar who was ousted during the February 1 military coup, was on Monday sentenced to four years in prison after she was "found guilty on charges of inciting dissent and breaking Covid rules under a natural disasters law", the media reported.
2021-12-06
Category: International, Myanmar,Politics
Portuguese Prez dissolves Parliament, calls for elections
Lisbon, Dec 6 (IANS) Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has signed a decree that formalises the dissolution of Parliament and calling for early legislative elections for January 30, 2022.
2021-12-06
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Covid risk in Seoul area at highest level for 2 weeks
Seoul, Dec 6 (IANS) The risk level of the Covid-19 pandemic in South Korea's capital area over the past week has been at the highest level for two weeks in a row, health authorities said on Monday.
2021-12-06
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Death toll from Indonesia volcano eruption reaches 14
Jakarta, Dec 6 (IANS) The death toll from the eruption of Mount Semeru in Indonesia's East Java province has increased to 14, while nine others remain missing, an official from the disaster management agency said.
2021-12-06
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Home Minister will make statement in House over Nagaland incident: LS Speaker
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Monday informed the Lower House that Home Minister Amit Shah will make a statement over the Nagaland incident. It is learnt that the Home Minister is also likely to make a statement in the Rajya Sabha over the incident.
2021-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India, Russia discuss bilateral, regional, int'l issues
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Top officials from India and Russia discussed key bilateral, regional and international issues, including the situation in Afghanistan after the Taliban takeover, during their meetings here on Monday.
2021-12-06
Category: International, India,National,Politics
Cambodia reverses travel ban on Omicron variant-hit African nations
Phnom Penh, Dec 6 (IANS) Cambodia has removed a ban on travellers from 10 African countries after it was imposed nearly a week ago due to the Omicron variant of Covid-19, Health Minister Mam Bunheng said.
2021-12-06
Category: International, Cambodia,Politics
Prices of food, daily necessities estimated to be spiking in N.Korea
Seoul, Dec 6 (IANS) The cost of groceries and daily necessities in North Korea is estimated to be rapidly increasing in the face of a prolonged border lockdown to stave off the Covid-19 pandemic, the Unification Ministry in Seoul said on Monday.
2021-12-06
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Vietnam's economy estimated to lose $37bn due to Covid
Hanoi, Dec 6 (IANS) Vietnam's economy is estimated to lose some $37 billion due to the Covid-19 pandemic by the end of this year, according to a top official.
2021-12-06
Category: International, United States,Politics
'More flexibility' likely in next round of Vienna nuke talks
Vienna, Dec 6 (IANS) The new round of Vienna talks, aimed at the restoration of the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal, is likely to see "more flexibility" from the involved parties, a top official said.
2021-12-06
Category: International, United States,Politics
Ayodhya calm, VHP says focus on Ram temple construction
Ayodhya, Dec 6 (IANS) The situation in Ayodhya on Monday remained calm with no sign of any tension, though the security forces were on a high alert. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has said that it will not have any major events to mark the day, but was focused on the construction of the Ram temple.
2021-12-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Extension of S.Korean vax pass to teens met with angry reaction
Seoul, Dec 6 (IANS) Teenage students and parents across South Korea are mounting protests over the looming enforcement of vaccine passports for adolescents, saying the measure amounts to forcing inoculation upon minors and could hinder the learning rights of the un-jabbed.
2021-12-06
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Owaisi gives adjournment notice to discuss Nagaland violence
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday gave an adjournment notice in the Lok Sabha to discuss the killings of civilians in Nagaland.
2021-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
B'desh earns nearly $20bn in exports in 5 months of current fiscal yr
Dhaka, Dec 6 (IANS) Bangladesh's export earnings in the first five months of the current 2021-22 fiscal year (July 2021-June 2022) grew 24.29 per cent year-on-year to nearly $20 billion, according to the latest official data.
2021-12-06
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
S.Korean prez candidates emphasise support for Covid-hit people
Seoul, Dec 6 (IANS) The leading South Korean presidential candidates on Monday emphasised the need for active state support for people severely hit by the Covid-19 pandemic as they try to promote their campaign promises to improve people's livelihoods.
2021-12-06
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Moon expects S.Korea's trade to post all-time high this yr
Seoul, Dec 6 (IANS) President Moon Jae-in said on Monday that South Korea's trade is expected to amount to an all-time high of more than $1.2 trillion this year on the back of strong exports in a sign that the nation's economic recovery is faster than anticipated.
2021-12-06
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S.Korea, ASEAN agree to quicken customs procedure for FTA
Seoul, Dec 6 (IANS) South Korea and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have agreed to address issues in customs procedures for better implementation of their Free Trade Agreement (FTA), the Finance Ministry in Seoul said on Monday.
2021-12-06
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Five-member Trinamool team to visit Nagaland
Kolkata, Dec 6 (IANS) A five-member delegation from the Trinamool Congress will visit Nagaland on Monday to meet the families of the civilians who were mistakenly killed by the security forces.
2021-12-06
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Govt to table Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances (Amendment) Bill in LS today
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The government on Monday will table a Bill replacing the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Amendment) Ordinance 2021 in Lok Sabha.
2021-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
The Day After: In the wake of devastation and the Liberhan Commission (Book Extracts)
The immediate shock of the unthinkable happening gradually settled down to a kind of numbness. The demolition happened on December 6, 1992, a Sunday. After the devastating weekend, on Monday morning, December 7, the Council of Ministers was gathered in a crowded ground-floor room at Parliament House. Understandably, most were at a loss for words, but Madhavrao Scindia broke the ice to say how we all felt for Prime Minister Narasimha Rao.
2021-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Salute those who razed the disputed structure in 1992: Uma Bharti (IANS Interview)(Lead)
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Former Union Minister Uma Bharti is one BJP leader who has always been vocal about her views on the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, besides never shying away from making radical remarks on the demolition of the disputed structure on December 6, 1992.
2021-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Salute those who razed Babri Masjid: Uma Bharti
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Former Union Minister Uma Bharti has been one of the BJP leaders who was always vocal about her views on the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya besides never shying away from making radical remarks on the demolition of the Babri Masjid on this day (December 6), in 1992.
2021-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Bengal BJP MLA office bombing: NIA files charge sheet against three
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has charge sheeted three persons for hurling bombs at the office of West Bengal BJP MLA Pawan Kumar Singh.
2021-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
India aiming at $43 billion agri-products' exports: Govt
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Union Minister of State of Commerce and Industry, Anupriya Patel has said that the country has set a $400 billion target for merchandise exports for 2021-22, of which $262 billion has already been achieved in the April-November 2021-22 period, an official statement said on Sunday.
2021-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India ranked fourth most powerful country in Asia
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) India is the fourth most powerful country in Asia, as per the Lowy Institute Asia Power Index 2021.
2021-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
December 6 is symbol of dignity for India: Kameshwar Chaupal
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Kameshwar Chaupal -- the first kar sevak, the man who laid the first 'Ram sila' (brick) at Ayodhya on November 9, 1989 and member of Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust said he remembers December 6 as symbol of dignity for India.
2021-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
December 6 is symbol of dignity for India: Kameshwar Chaupal
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Kameshwar Chaupal -- the first kar sevak, the man who laid the first 'Ram sila' (brick) at Ayodhya on November 9, 1989 and member of Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust said he remembers December 6 as symbol of dignity for India.
2021-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Have no regret over Babri mosque demolition: Vinay Katiyar (IANS Interview)
Lucknow, Dec 5 (IANS) Vinay Katiyar, the firebrand BJP leader and former convener of Bajrang Dal, has said that he has no regret over demolition of the Babri mosque in Ayodhya.
2021-12-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Have no regret over Babri mosque demolition: Vinay Katiyar (IANS Interview)
Lucknow, Dec 5 (IANS) Vinay Katiyar, the firebrand BJP leader and former convener of Bajrang Dal, has said that he has no regret over demolition of the Babri mosque in Ayodhya.
2021-12-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Why is ASI reluctant to publish the 2003 Ayodhya excavation report?
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) A two-volume report by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on the excavations at the Ram Janma Bhoomi Babri Masjid disputed site in Ayodhya was the basis of the landmark judgement that changed the political landscape of India.
2021-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Why is ASI reluctant to publish the 2003 Ayodhya excavation report?
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) A two-volume report by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on the excavations at the Ram Janma Bhoomi Babri Masjid disputed site in Ayodhya was the basis of the landmark judgement that changed the political landscape of India.
2021-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Demolition of Babri Masjid cleared the way for Ram temple construction: Kataria
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Senior BJP leader and former Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria has claimed that demolition of Babri Masjid on December 6, 1992 cleared the way for construction of a grand Ram temple at Ayodhya.
2021-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
BJP was unaware about demolition of Babri Masjid: Ram Naik
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Former Union Minister and Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik has claimed that the BJP was completely unaware about demolition of Babri Masjid and got information only after the disputed structure was razed.
2021-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
13 civilians, soldier killed in Nagaland violence after 'mistaken' army ops (2nd Ld)
Kohima, Dec 5 (IANS) At least 13 civilians, and an Assam Rifles trooper were killed and 14 others injured in series of violent clashes in Nagaland's Mon district after an army operation to target Naga insurgents went wrong late on Saturday, officials said.
2021-12-05
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Defence/Security,Politics,Terrorism
'Everyone should start preparing for 2023 R'than polls under Modi's leadership'
Jaipur, Dec 5 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah during his Jaipur visit on Sunday sent out a clear indication that the next assembly elections will be held in Rajasthan under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2021-12-05
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
AIIMS in Himachal's Bilaspur to be operational in six months: Nadda
Bilaspur (Himachal Pradesh), Dec 5 (IANS) The AIIMS in Himachal Pradesh's Bilaspur would be made fully functional within six months, BJP President Jagat Prakash Nadda said on Sunday.
2021-12-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Why recruitment not taking place when govt has vacancies: Varun Gandhi
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Criticising police action against protesting candidates of UP teachers' test in Lucknow, BJP MP Varun Gandhi on Sunday asked why recruitments are not taking place when there are vacancies in the government.
2021-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kerala BJP to campaign against political murders
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 5 (IANS) The Kerala BJP unit is set to launch extensive campaign against the murders allegedly committed by the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) and the Popular Front of India (PFI).
2021-12-05
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
President to visit Maharashtra from Dec 6 to 9
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind will start his Maharashtra tour with a visit to the Raigad Fort to pay tribute to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on Monday.
2021-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cong accuses MP govt of not following Constitutional rules
Bhopal, Dec 5 (IANS) A day after the Madhya Pradesh Election Commission announced the dates for three-tier Panchayat elections in the state in three phases between January 6 and February 16, 2022, the state unit of the Congress on Sunday lashed out at the ruling BJP government accusing it of not following the Constitutional rules in the process.
2021-12-05
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Iran's proposals lead to pause in Vienna nuke talks, mounting uncertainty
Tehran, Dec 5 (IANS) The talks aimed at reviving the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal was adjourned in Austria's capital Vienna, after which diplomats returned to their capitals for consultations before they will reconvene next week.
2021-12-05
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy,Politics
US largest generator of plastic waste
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) The US was the world's "top generator of plastic waste" in 2016, exceeding all European nations combined, The Hill reported recently.
2021-12-05
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Court directs Rapido to take down commercial defaming TSRTC
Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) A Hyderabad court has restrained app-based bike taxi aggregator Rapido from telecasting a commercial featuring Tollywood actor Allu Arjun, defaming the state-owned Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC).
2021-12-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Priyanka Chaturvedi steps down as anchor of Sansad TV show
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Protesting her "arbitrary suspension" from the Rajya Sabha, Shiv Sena member Priyanka Chaturvedi on Sunday stepped down as an anchor for the Sansad TV show "Meri Kahani".
2021-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
Omicron found in more US states, adds new uncertainties
New York, Dec 5 (IANS) The new Omicron variant of Covid-19 was identified in more than a dozen Americans in at least 10 US states as of this weekend, early evidence of its presence across the country, as the federal government fights the pandemic with a consistent vaccination campaign, including broader use of vaccines.
2021-12-05
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
US envoy to UN to join S Korean peacekeeping conference virtually
Seoul, Dec 5 (IANS) US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield will attend a virtual conference on UN peacekeeping hosted by the South Korean government next week, according to her office.
2021-12-05
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Defence/Security
No specific intel but taking all precautions in Ayodhya: UP ADG
Ayodhya, Dec 5 (IANS) The security forces in Ayodhya are on high alert despite no specific intelligence alert, but the police is taking no chances and all precautions are being taken to avoid any untoward incident.
2021-12-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
4,669 hectares of fields in Himachal covered with solar fencing
Shimla, Dec 5 (IANS) For preventing the crop damaged by wild animals, the Himachal Pradesh government is implementing the Mukhya Mantri Khet Sanrakshan Yojana. Under this scheme, 4,669.20 hectares have been protected by installing solar power fences, officials said on Sunday.
2021-12-05
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Overnight airstrike on Houthi convoy kills 16 in Yemen's Taiz
Aden (Yemen), Dec 5 (IANS) A total of 16 people were killed as a result of an aerial bombardment against Houthi military vehicles in Yemen's southwestern province of Taiz, a military official told Xinhua on Saturday.
2021-12-05
Category: International, Yemen,Politics,Terrorism