Where does Hong Kong lead to: Chinese FM dubs it worst ever in 22 yrs

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has called the situation in Hong Kong amid the recent massive protests the most serious since the region’s return to China in 1997. “Today, Hong Kong is facing the most serious situation since its return [to China], I hope everyone will raise the flag of love for the country and Hong Kong, unite all sectors of Hong Kong’s society.

Chandrayaan-2 Lunar Orbit raised for 3rd time

Nine days after Chandryaaan-2 was inserted into the Lunar Orbit, the third Lunar bound orbit manoeuver for the spacecraft, which would make a soft landing on the Moon’s South  Pole on September seven, was performed successfully on Wednesday. ISRO in its update said the third Lunar bound orbit manoeuver for the  spacecraft was performed successfully beginning at 0904 hrs as planned, using the onboard propulsion system. The duration of the manoeuver was 1,190 seconds.

 

Should Dalai Lama give up ‘freedom movement’ ? Tibetans at crossroads

Tibetan culture and people are definitely part of ‘bigger Chinese culture’ and the ‘freedom movement’ must be given up, pro-Chinese two youth Tibetan leaders have said here. “First, the Tibetan people are all part of bigger Tibetan culture,” said La Xian Jia, Deputy Director with Institute of Tibetan Religious Studies. “And I think everyone share my views in China.

Is Centre on wrong footing: monumental mismanegement ruining economy : Congress

Hitting out at the NDA government at the Centre over its decision to take Rs 1.76 lakh crore from the Reserve Bank of India , Congress  said   the decision has left the  bank on the redline in terms of its reserves . Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma said that such the move to transfer RBI reserves to the Government was the result of the ‘monumental mismanagement’ .

Syed Kirmani says Dhoni is role model and should be left alone with his career choices

World Cup winning wicket-keeper Syed Kirmani today suggested that MS Dhoni should be left alone to decide his cricketing future saying the stumper is a “role model” who took India atop the cricketing world in all forms of play, T20, ODI and in Tests. “Before Mahindra Singh Dhoni, India had no idea that a wicket-keeper could be an all rounder contributing to batting,”

Uber riders get round-the-clock safety helpline

Ride sharing company Uber here on Tuesday announced the launch of a 24×7 safety helpline in India. This is in addition to the in-app SOS button already available in the safety toolkit which allows riders to connect to law enforcement authorities in case of an emergency. “The new safety line will provide riders with the option to get Uber’s safety team.

HC rejects Ram Rahim’s parole plea

Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday rejected the parole plea of self style godman Gurmit Ram Rahim Singh, convicted for rape and murder.The plea was filed by his wife Harjeet Kaur, seeking three-week parole to look after his ailing mother. The plea stated that Naseeb Kaur (85), mother of Ram Rahim, was suffering from a heart ailment and needed angiography.

Feroz Shah Kotla to be renamed as Arun Jaitley Stadium

The Delhi and District Cricket Association on Tuesday announced to rename the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium as Arun Jaitley Stadium in the memory of its former president who passed away on August 24. However, the name of the ground will remain as Feroz Shah Kotla Ground. Jaitley was president of DDCA from 1999-2003, got the stadium renovated into a modern infrastructure, increasing its capacity.

Modi visits Jaitley’s family to offer condolences

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday visited the family of former Union minister Arun Jaitley at his residence here and offered floral tributes at the portrait of the departed leader. Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrived at Jaitley’s residence earlier and received the Prime Minister along with Rohan Jaitley,  Jaitley’s wife Sangeeta and daughter, were present.

Legendary cricketer Farokh Engineer portrayed by Boman Irani, joins cast of Kabir Khan’s ’83

Actor Boman Irani will be seen playing the role of former cricketer-commentator Farokh Engineer in Kabir Khan’s sports drama ’83, featuring Ranveer Singh. Kabir Khan has already started the shooting schedule of ’83 on June 5 in Glasgow. Now, the actor Boman Irani has joined the ensemble cast of the film, which includes Pankaj Tripathi, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Saqib Saleem, Ammy Virk, Chirag Patil.

Former BJP Union minister Chinmayand accused in sexual outrage case

Godman and former Union minister Swami Chinmayanand has found himself in the middle of a controversy after a girl student of his college levelled charges of sexual exploitation against him. A law student of S S Law college owned by Swami’s Ashram has alleged via a video posted on social media that Swami owned management has made life difficult for her.

ଅର୍ଥନୈତିକ ବ୍ୟବସ୍ଥା ସୁଧାରିବା ପାଇଁ ଆରବିଆଇ ଅର୍ଥ ଗ୍ରହଣକୁ ରାହୁଲଙ୍କ ସମାଲୋଚନା

ଅର୍ଥନୈତିକ ବ୍ୟବସ୍ଥା ସୁଧାରିବା ପାଇଁ ଆରବିଆଇ 1.76 ଲକ୍ଷ କୋଟି ଟଙ୍କା ପ୍ରଦାନ କରିବା ନିଷ୍ପତ୍ତିକୁ ସମାଲୋଚନା କରିଛନ୍ତି ପୂର୍ବତନ କଂଗ୍ରେସ ସଭାପତି ରାହୁଲ ଗାନ୍ଧୀ । ଅର୍ଥନୈତିକ ବ୍ୟବସ୍ଥା ସୁଧାରିବା ନାମରେ ସରକାର ରାଷ୍ଟ୍ରାୟତ ବ୍ୟାଙ୍କକୁ ଲୁଟୁଛନ୍ତି ବୋଲି ଟ୍ବିଟ୍‌ କରିଛନ୍ତି ରାହୁଲ୍‌ ଗାନ୍ଧୀ । ବଜେଟ୍‌ରେ ନିଅଣ୍ଟ ରହିଥିବା 1 ଲକ୍ଷ 76 ହଜାର କୋଟି ଟଙ୍କା ଆରବିଆଇ ପ୍ରଦାନ କରିବା ନିହାତି ଆଶ୍ଚର୍ଯ୍ୟଜନକ ବୋଲି ରାହୁଲ ଟ୍ବିଟ୍‌ କରିଛନ୍ତି । ଏଭଳି ଦାୟିତ୍ବହୀନ ପଦକ୍ଷେପ ଭାରତୀୟ ଅର୍ଥନୀତି ଏବଂ ବ୍ୟାଙ୍କିଂ ବ୍ୟବସ୍ଥାକୁ ସମ୍ପୂର୍ଣ୍ଣ ଦେବାଳିଆ କରିଦେବ ବୋଲି ରାହୁଲ ଟ୍ବିଟ୍‌ କରିଛନ୍ତି ।

PM meets P V Sindhu, congratulates her for winning gold at BWF World Championships

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met shuttler P V Sindhu at his residence and congratulated her for winning gold at the BWF World Championships. The PM met with Sindhu in the presence of Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and Sindhu’s coach Pulela Gopichand. In a tweet,  Modi said,’’India’s pride, a champion who has brought home a Gold and lots of glory!

Sixteen killed as truck crushes two tempos in UP

At least 16 people were killed and three others injured when a truck overturned on two tempos on the national highway 24 here on Tuesday. Police sources here said the incident occurred at Jamuka roundabout under Roza Police station area when the speeding truck fell on the two tempos carrying passengers. Among the dead were three women and rest are male.

YRF releases trailer of Hrithik, Tiger starrer ‘War’

The trailer of the most awaited film of the year, ‘War’ was dropped by Yash Raj Films (YRF) in a strategic move to break the internet. The high-octane action entertainer that promises to be the biggest action spectacle of all times, has two of the biggest action heroes of our generation Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff pitted against each other.

Need to check fund flow to LWE organisations: Shah

Underscoring the need for Centre-State synergy to wipe out Left-Wing Extremism (LWE), Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday stressed on the need to check flow of fund to LWE organisations. Describing Left Wing Extremism as one of the major internal security challenges faced by the nation for   several decades, he said these outfits use violence to subvert the democratic process.

PM & FM clueless about solving their self created economic disaster: Rahul

Attacking PM  Narendra Modi and FM  Nirmala Sitharaman on the Reserve Bank of India transferring Rs 1.76 lakh crore of its reserves to the government, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said the PM and FM were clueless about ‘how to solve their self created economic disaster’. In a post on social media, Gandhi said, ‘PM & FM are clueless about how to solve.

Amazon Prime Video launches trailer of new youth reality show ‘Skulls and Roses’

Amazon Prime Video on Tuesday launched the trailer for its first-of-its-kind youth-reality show ‘Skulls and Roses’.Skulls and Roses’ is a unique youth reality show format with a bold and adventurous take on love and survival. It is an ultimate test of choice – between love, trust, survival and betrayal and it forces participants to choose between ‘WE’ (love) and ‘ME’ (self-preservation).

Amazon wildfire: Brazil may turn down G7 assistance

Brazil will turn down the assistance, proposed by the G7 nations, in fighting heavy wildfires that are raging in the Amazonian region, Chief of Staff of the Presidency Onyx Lorenzoni said. On Monday, French President Emmanuel Macron said that the G7 would urgently allocate some 20 million euros ($22 million) to fight the wildfires in the Amazonian region. Canada has also offered $15 million.

“Didike Bolo” to reach out to farmers from today

From today, August 27, the farmers’ organisation of Trinamool Congress will launch a mass campaign in the farmlands across Bengal to promote “Didike Bolo”. The campaign of the party to communicate directly with farmers will continue for  two months. After that, in November, a State-level farmers’ conclave will be held in Kolkata. The field campaign will involve knowing the problems farmers face.

Aircraft crashes in Aligarh: 6 make miraculous escape

Six people, including two pilots of a chartered plane, had a miraculous escape when their aircraft crash landed at Dhanipur air strip in the city on Tuesday morning. According to police sources here, the aircraft VT-AVV is reported to have hit an electric wire while landing before crashing on the airstrip. The entire aircraft was burnt.

Maharashtra: 564 farmers committed suicide b/w Jan 1-Aug 26

As many as 564 distressed farmers from the backward Marathwada region allegedly committed suicide between January 1 and August 26,  Divisional Commissioner’s office sources said  . The highest of 131 farmers suicides were reported in drought-prone Beed district while the lowest of 24 took place in Hingoli district. Eighty-one cases each were reported in Aurangabad and Osmanabad,74– in Nanded , 65– in Jalna, 58 cases in Latur and 50 in Parbhani.

PM congratulates PV Sindhu on winning Gold at BWF championship

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated ace badminton player
Pusarla Venkata Sindhu on winning Gold at the BWF World Championship. “The stupendously talented PV Sindhu makes India proud again! Congratulations to her for winning the Gold at BWF World Championships,’   Modi tweeted.  ‘The passion and dedication with which she’s pursued badminton is inspiring

Title track of ‘Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas’ to release on Tuesday

The makers of debutant Karan Deol and Sahher Bambba starrer ‘Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas’ on Monday released the new poster of the movie. The title track of the film will be released on Tuesday. Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Dharmendra Deol said,”Presenting the moment you all have been waiting for! PalPalDilKePaas title track out tomorrow. #KaranDeol #SahherBambba @iamsunnydeol@ZeeStudios_@SunnySuperSound @ZeeMusicCompany#ArijitSingh @ParamparaThakur@SachetParampara

Former Odisha Chief Secretary L I Parija passes away

Former Chief Secretary of Odisha Lalat Indu Parija passed away at a private hospital in Cuttack following protracted illness. He was 89. Son of renowned scientist, Pranakrushna Parija, he served as the Chief Secretary of Odisha twice in 1983 and in 1986. A former captain of Odisha Ranji Team,  .Parjia had also served as the Chairman of Orissa Public Service Commission. CM condoled the demise of Parija.

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Johnson says chances for better Brexit deal improving after meetings with Macron, Merkel

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Biarritz that chances for a better Brexit deal with the European Union are improving, as his key messages have “landed” with the bloc’s leaders after his recent meetings with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron. Last week, Johnson held talks with Macron and Merkel.

SC nixes Chidambaram’s bail plea, terms it ‘infructuous’

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the petition filed by Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram challenging the Delhi High Court order, which had rejected his anticipatory bail plea in the INX media case, being probed by the CBI. A bench of the Apex Court, headed by Justice R Banumathi rejected Chidamabaram petition terming it ‘infructuous’.

Shah chairs review meeting with Naxal-affected states’ CMs

Union Home Minister Amit Shah is chairing a review meeting with the Chief Ministers of Left wing extremism affected states on Monday in Vigyan Bhawan here. According to a senior official in the security setup, the high-level meeting will deliberate on the Naxal upsurge on tri junction of Maharashtra, Telangana and Chhattisgarh. WB CM Mamata did’nt attend the meet.

Honour killing: Son-in-law shot dead in UP

Anguished over their daughter’s love marriage, the family members of a girl shot their son-in-law dead in the Bisalpur town of this district in Uttar Pradesh, police   said Monday.  Sources in Pilibhit said, Sachin (25)  of the Bisalpur town had married Anju (22), daughter of Harinandan, around five months back. Sachin had also visited his in-laws’ house on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan

Abrogation of Article 370 by NDA govt ‘unconstitutional’ and ‘undemocratic’ : Raja

Communist Party of India (CPI) General Secretary D Raja on Sunday said that the Abrogation of Article 370, which provides special status to Jammu and Kashmir, by the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre was ‘unconstitutional’ and ‘undemocratic’ and that was the reason the party was opposing it inside and outside the Parliament.Speaking at a seminar on “Abrogation of Article 370 and Kashmir Situation”,

PM to launch Fit India Movement on Aug 29

rime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the government will launch the ‘Fit India Movement’ across the country on August 29. “It will be an interesting campaign for everyone – children, elderly, young and women,” the PM said, more details will be shared on August 29. Speaking at his monthly “Maan Ki Baat” address, Modi said, “Fit India Movement will be launched on August 29,

Bypolls for four seats announced by the Election Commission

The Election Commission on Sunday announced by-elections to one Assembly seat each in Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Tripura, and Uttar Pradesh, on September 23.
The bypolls for Dantewada in Chhattisgarh, Pala in Kerala, Badharghat of Tripura and Hamirpur in Uttar Pradesh Assembly seats will be held on September 23, the Commission said in a notification here.

One-day state mourning over demise of Jaitley: Punjab govt

The Punjab Government on Sunday declared one-day state mourning on August 26 in respect of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
Jaitley, 66, passed away on Saturday in New Delhi at AIIMS after suffering from prolonged illness. There will be no official entertainment in government offices on Monday, spokesperson of Punjab government informed.

Jaitley’s presence will be missed in Parliament: Rahul

Condoling the demise of veteran BJP leader and strategist Arun Jaitley, Congress Member of Parliament Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said former Union Minister’s presence will be missed in Parliament. In a letter to   Sangeeta Jaitley, the wife of former Finance Minister,   Gandhi said, ‘I am deeply saddened by the demise of your husband Arun Jaitley ji in an illustrious career.

Arun Jaitley cremated with full state honours at Nigambodh Ghat

BJP’s key strategist and troubleshooter Arun Jaitley was cremated with full state honours at Nigambodh Ghat, here on Sunday. Hundreds, including Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, veteran BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah, Women & Child Development Minister Smriti Irani, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Trump denies having tensions at G7, says leaders getting along ‘very well’

US President Donald Trump denied  the claims that he was having strained relations with other leaders at the G7 summit and said that they were getting along “very well”. “Before I arrived in France, the Fake and Disgusting News was saying that relations with the 6 others countries in the G-7 are very tense, and that the two days of meetings will be a disaster.

Hong Kong protest turns ugly as fierce clash between protesters police escalate; 29 held

At least 29 anti-government protestors were arrested after clashes overnight with the police which have been going on for past three months,South China Morning Post reported on Sunday. According to the daily, the ‘pro-democracy’ demonstration took an ugly form when the activists threw petrol bombs on the police on Sunday. The marchers threw petrol bombs and bricks on Saturday.

Mother, her three children die after she jumps before a speeding train in Jehanabad

A mother and her three children were killed while another critically injured when she along with her four children jumped before a speeding train apparently due to family dispute near Jehanabad railway station on  Patna-Gaya section of East Central railway today. Police said here that woman and her three children died on the spot after she along with them jumped before the running train.

44,000 troops stationed in its northern Amazon to douse fire, Brazil states ask for military help

Six states in Brazil’s Amazon region have requested military help to combat record fires that are tearing through the rainforest, provoking an international outcry because of the it’s central role in combating global warming. The states of Para, Rondonia, Roraima, Tocantins, Acre and Mato Grosso – out of the region’s nine – have requested military assistance, media reports quoted spokeswoman for the president’s office.

‘Community mobilisation should be our motto’ PM as India celebrates 150th anniv of Gandhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said as India will be celebrating Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th anniversary, community mobilisation should reflect through ‘each one o our deeds, in whatever work we do’ as spirit of service was an inseparable part of Mahatma’s life. In his Mann Ki Baat programme broadcast on All India Radio,Prime Minister Modi said.

Hockey India condoles sad demise of Arun Jaitley

Hockey India on Saturday condoled the sad demise of former Union Minister Arun Jaitley, who was also a huge supporter of Indian hockey. An avid sports lover, Jaitley sadly passed away on Saturday at the age of 66. A political icon whose contribution and support to Indian hockey can never be forgotten. Jaitley held various cabinet portfolios of Finance, Defence, Corporate Affairs.

Haryana govt to observe two-day state mourning

Haryana Government will observe two days state mourning as a mark of respect to former Union finance minister Arun Jaitley who passed away on Saturday at AIIMS Hospital in New Delhi. As per a circular here, the National Flag will fly at half-mast from August 24, 2019 to August 25, 2019 (both days inclusive) in the state on all the buildings where it is flown regularly.

ପଶ୍ଚିମବଙ୍ଗରେ ବାମପନ୍ଥୀଙ୍କ ସହିତ ମେଣ୍ଟକୁ ସୋନିଆଙ୍କ ସବୁଜ ସଙ୍କେତ

କଂଗ୍ରେସର ଅନ୍ତରୀଣ ସଭାପତି ସୋନିଆ ଗାନ୍ଧୀ ପଶ୍ଚିମବଙ୍ଗରେ ବାମ ଦଳ ସହିତ ମେଣ୍ଟକୁ ସବୁଜ ସଙ୍କେତ ଦେଇଛନ୍ତି । ଆସନ୍ତା ପଶ୍ଚିମବଙ୍ଗ ବିଧାନସଭା ନିର୍ବାଚନ ତଥା ବିଭିନ୍ନ ଉପ ନିର୍ବାଚନରେ ଦଳ ସିପିଆଇ ସହିତ ମେଣ୍ଟ କରିବ ବୋଲି ଶନିବାର ସୂଚନା ମିଳିଛି । ଚଳିତ ଲୋକସଭା ନିର୍ବାଚନରେ ଦଳର ପରାଜୟ ପରେ ଦଳ ଏହି ନିଷ୍ପତ୍ତି ନେଇଛି ବୋଲି କହିଛନ୍ତି ପଶ୍ଚିମବଙ୍ଗ କଂଗ୍ରେସ ମୁଖ୍ୟ ସୋମେନ୍‌ ମିତ୍ର । ଶୁକ୍ରବାର ରାତିରେ ଦିଲ୍ଲୀ ଗସ୍ତ କରି ସୋମେନ ମିତ୍ର ସୋନିଆ ଗାନ୍ଧୀଙ୍କ ସହିତ ଆଲୋଚନା କରିଥିଲେ । ସୋନିଆଙ୍କ ସହିତ ଆଲୋଚନା ପରେ ସୋମେନ ମିତ୍ର ଏହି ସୂଚନା ଦେଇଛନ୍ତି । ସୋନିଆଙ୍କ ସହିତ ମେଣ୍ଟ ନେଇ ଆଲୋଚନା ସରିଛି ଏବଂ ଖୁବ୍‌ଶୀଘ୍ର ଆସନ ବୁଝାମଣା ନେଇ ଚୂଡାନ୍ତ ନିଷ୍ପତ୍ତି ନିଆଯିବ ବୋଲି ସୋମେନ୍‌ ମିତ୍ର ସୂଚନା ଦେଇଛନ୍ତି ।

Digha to host international business summit in December

ays after inaugurating the grand Biswa Bangla Convention Centre in Digha, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said the West Bengal Government will be holding an international business summit there in December. The tentative dates are December 9 to 13 and the summit will be for business representatives from Asian countries. While announcing this, she said Digha has the potential to become big  tourism centre.

IndiGo awarded best domestic Airline by FICCI

IndiGo, India’s leading airline, received the ‘Best Domestic Airline’ Award at FICCI’s first edition of Travel and Tourism Excellence Award which was held in Delhi. In a step to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship in the space of Travel & Tourism, the award recognised various states, organizations and individuals for their contributions towards the overall growth of the Travel & Tourism industry.

Veteran BJP leader Arun Jaitely passes away at 66

Former union minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitely passed away here on Saturday at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He was 66. “It is with profound grief that we inform about the sad demise of Shri Arun Jaitley, Hon’ble member of Parliament and former finance minister at 1207 hrs on 24th August, 2019.” the hospital confirmed in a statement.

Russia’s Soyuz MS-14 docking delayed until Monday: Mission Control Center

Russia’s Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft will make another attempt to dock at the International Space Station (ISS) in the early hours of Monday, Vladimir Solovyov, the head of the control center of the Russian segment of the ISS, said on Saturday. Earlier in the day, Soyuz MS-14 with humanoid robot Skybot F-850, nicknamed FEDOR, on board has failed to dock.

Live101 teams up with Meet Bros to launch first live entertainer on demand platform

Live101 and Meet Bros have come together to launch a one-of-its-kind marketplace platform to book live entertainers for any event or occasion in India. The platform will help cut down the daunting process of hiring a live artist with utter ease. With Meet Bros onboard as partners, they will help manage, mentor and curate the right talent for every budget.

 

Plastic pollution: WHO calls for more research into microplastics

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday called for a further assessment of microplastics in the environment and their potential impacts on human health, following the release of an analysis of current research related to microplastics in drinking-water. The Organisation also calls for a reduction in plastic pollution to benefit the environment and reduce human exposure.

Local newspapers cut down on number of pages amid communication gag

The local media houses either remained closed or reduced the number of pages published in Kashmir valley in the wake of communication gag, including suspension of landline, mobile and broadband, continued for the eighteenth successive day on Thursday. The media sector was one of the worst hit sectors due to the gag on all means of communication.