Fratricidal firing in Chattisgarh ITBP camp leaves 6 dead

Six security personnel at an ITBP camp in Chattisgarh were reported killed and two others injured when an ITBP jawan fired at his colleagues before turning the gun on himself. The incident took place around 9 a.m. on Wednesday after an alleged altercation following which the jawan Musudul Rehman fired bullets at his colleagues leading to five deaths. He  shot himself after shooting seven.

Union Cabinet approves Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod to the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that seeks to provide Indian nationality to Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Parsis, Jains and Buddhists fleeing persecution from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, Cabinet Minister Prakash Javadekar said here. Addressing a press conference here, Javadekar said the Bill will be soon be tabled in Parliament for discussion.

BJP mocks at Congress, says Chidambaram joins ‘on Bail’ club

Shortly after senior Congress leader P Chidambaram was granted bail, the BJP on Wednesday took a dig at the principal opposition party and said the former Union Minister also joined the long list of “OOBC (Out On Bail Club)”. “So finally Chidambaram too joins the long list of “OOBC (Out On Bail Club)” in the Congress.

Bengaluru police ask women to use safety app Suraksha

Bengaluru Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao on Tuesday made a public appeal, especially to women, for using the Suraksha app for security, safety and assistance from the police. “When stuck in an emergency, download the Bengaluru City Police Suraksha App, press the red button to trigger the police and to alert your family and friends,” said Rao in a Facebook post.

Google Co-founders quit as heads of parent company Alphabet

Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page in a blog post said they are stepping down from their roles as the heads of parent company, Alphabet.”With Alphabet now well-established, and Google and the Other Bets operating effectively as independent companies, it’s the natural time to simplify our management structure,” Brin and Page wrote in the post on Tuesday.

23 dead in explosion at ceramic factory in Sudan

At least 23 people died and 130 others were injured in an explosion and fire at a ceramic factory in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, authorities said on Tuesday.

The blast hit Salomi ceramic factory when a fuel tanker was unloading gas at the tile manufacturing facility, according to the government, Efe news reported.

The Central Committee of Sudan Doctors urged health workers on social media to help the victims.

Mild earthquake in Himachal

 A mild intensity earthquake on Tuesday shook Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba district, bordering Jammu and Kashmir, the Met office said. However, there was no loss of life. The earthquake that was of magnitude 3.2 in the Richter scale occurred at 7.38 p.m, a Met department official said here.

One killed, one injured in Bengal clash

One person was killed and another injured in a clash between two groups, both purportedly owing loyalties to West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress, in the state’s South 24 Parganas district on Tuesday. Sources said the clashes occurred due to a turf war between two local leaders over the past few days in the Nebukhali area under Basanti police station.

Himesh Reshammiya replaces Anu Malik on ‘Indian Idol’

Singer-composer Himesh Reshammiya has replaced composer Anu Malik as judge on “Indian Idol 11” after the latter withdrew his name from the show in the face of MeToo allegations against him. A few days ago, Malik had stepped down as judge from the ongoing season 11 of the music reality TV show after growing outcry against him over allegations of sexual harassment, levelled by singer Sona Mohapatra.

‘Cats’ director Tom Hooper reacts to trailer backlash

“Cats” director Tom Hooper has responded to the backlash he got after the release of the first trailer, saying that he found the backlash ‘quite entertaining’.
The first look at the film version of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical was released in July, and was met with negative response from fans. Much of the  internet was critical of the film’s nightmarish visual effects

‘Citizens are not safe’, Robert Vadra connects security breach at Priyanka’s home with women safety

A day after the reports emerged on an alleged security breach at Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s Delhi residence, her husband and businessman Robert Vadra on Tuesday took on the Union government and alleged that “security throughout the country is compromised”.he is not talking about the security for Priyanka, his children or him or Gandhi family, but all the citizens of the country.

Julia Roberts, Michelle Obama to work at empowering girls in Asia

Hollywood star Julia Roberts and former first lady Michelle Obama are teaming up for a trip to Asia to focus on education and empowerment of girls. The “Pretty Woman” actress,52, and the former fist lady, 55, will travel to Vietnam on December 9 and take part in the Obama Foundation’s Girls Opportunity Alliance, where they will meet with educations organisations for adolescent girls.

Protein promotes cancer,suppresses anti-tumour immunity!

Researchers have found that a protein involved in immune response to microbes also can fuel cancer development and suppress the response to the disease. Working in mouse models of lung cancer, the research team found TANK-binding kinase 1 (TBK1) and its adaptor proteiTBK-binding protein 1 (TBKBP1) contribute to tumorigenesis when they are activated by growth factors rather than by innate immune mechanisms.

Twitter launches Privacy Centre to host data protection info

Twitter has launched a Privacy Centre which will serve as a central place to disseminate information about its privacy and data protection related initiatives, announcements, new privacy products and communication about security incidents. “We believe companies should be accountable to the people that trust them with their personal information, and responsible not only to protect that information but to explain how they do it,

Sweden’s royal couple to help clean Mumbai beach

Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia will take part in a clean-up drive at the Versova Beach, Andheri West, and pay homage to the victims of the 26/11 Mumbai terror strikes, during their visit starting here on Wednesday. The Swedish royal couple will arrive in Mumbai tomorrow on the second leg of their ongoing five-day state visit to India.

Pak minister terms India’s space programme ‘irresponsible’

Known for his controversial statements and anti-India stance, Pakistan’s Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has done it again. He has now termed India’s booming space programme as “irresponsible”. Chaudhry tweeted: “India is becoming a huge source of space debris, irresponsible space missions of India are dangerous for whole eco system, needs serious notice by Int organizations.”

Groom stops to join protest on way to his wedding

In an unusual incident, a groom who was on his way to the bride’s house, stopped his marriage procession briefly to join a group that was on a hunger strike. The incident took place on Sunday night in Uttar Pradesh’s Mahoba district.  A group have been on an indefinite strike for the past 10 days demanding the setting up of a medical college

Rajesh Khanna, Anupam Kher, Rishi & Anil Kapoor in rare throwback pic

It was a nostalgic Tuesday for veteran actor Anupam Kher as he shared a 31-year-old throwback picture from the set of Yash Chopra’s “Vijay”, which released in 1988. The image is no less than a feast for the eyes as we can spot late superstar Rajesh Khanna with Rishi Kapoor, Anil Kapoor and Kher in the same frame.

 

Supriya Sule urges govt to find missing autistic boy

NCP member Supriya Sule on Tuesday urged the government and lawmakers in the Lok Sabha to help in finding an austistic teenager who went missing from Mumbai on October 1. Sule said Tarun Gupta, who is autistic and speech-impaired, went missing from Mumbai. She requested Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy to help in the matter. The minister assured her of help.

Twitterati have fun as #ChairChallenge goes viral on TikTok

A chair challenge went viral on social media videp app TikTok, in which it was claimed that only women could lift a chair in a certain position while men could not.The crazy ‘chair challenge’ involved standing three feet away from a wall, bending over with one’s head against the wall. The challenge was to then try and stand up upright while holding a chair.

Angad Bedi: Hope I’ve done justice to my role in ‘Inside Edge 2’

Actor Angad Bedi watched several hours of different sports shows and their bidding wars to prepare for “Inside Edge 2”. He hopes he has done justice to his role. Angad plays ace cricketer Arvind Vashisth in the web series. A large part of the show is dedicated to Angad’s character leaving his team, and that’s why it was important for Angad.

Life-threatening bacteria found in Make-up products: Study

The vast majority of in-use make-up products such as beauty blenders, mascara and lip gloss are contaminated with potentially life threatening superbugs, researchers have warned. “Make-up products used every day by millions of people in the UK are contaminated with potentially deadly bugs, such as E.coli and Staphylococci, because most are not being cleaned and used far beyond their expiry dates,”

‘Indian animation on the cusp of big change’

Gitanjali Rao’s animation film, ‘Bombay Rose’, is on a dream run only two months after becoming the first Indian animated film ever to open the Critics’ Week parallel section of the Venice film festival. The film’s spectacular showing on the international festival circuit is raising hopes of a bright future for Indian animation.’Bombay Rose’ is part of the festival’s prestigious competition section.

 

Death sentence of Beant Singh’s killer not commuted: Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday said that the death sentence of Babbar Khalsa terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana for the assassination of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh, has not been commuted. Shah made the announcement in the Lok Sabha while responding to Congress MP Ravneet Singh Bittu, Beant Singh’s grandson, during Question Hour.

Media asked to stop showing pics of Hyderabad rape accused

Cyberabad police investigating the gruesome gang-rape and murder of a woman veterinarian, said on Tuesday that it might intervene to stop the media from telecasting video clippings and photographs of the accused and related documents, adding it was hampering the probe. The police have taken serious note of “some print and electronic media giving wide publicity and identity of accused.

Thomas Cook India acquires rights to brand for India, S Lanka, Mauritius markets

Thomas Cook (India) Ltd., India’s leading integrated travel and travel related financial services company, on Tuesday announced it has signed an agreement with AlixPartners, Thomas Cook UK’s appointed Special Managers, to acquire the rights to the Thomas Cook brand in India, Sri Lanka and Mauritius for a one-time payment of GBP 1.5 Million (approximately Rs. 139 Million).

Couple leaps to death from high rise building in Ghaziabad after killing children

A husband, along with his two wives, jumped from the eighth floor of a building after killing their two children in the posh Indirapuram area of the Ghaziabad district on Tuesday morning.  SSP, Sudhir Kumar Singh informed the state police headquarters  that the a person jumped from the eighth flood of a residential building after killing his two children at around 0500 hrs.

Messi wins Ballon d’Or for record sixth time

Barcelona striker Lionel Messi has won the 2019 Ballon d’Or award for the world’s best player for a record sixth time. This was Messi’s first Ballon d’Or since 2015 and comes after he scored 54 times for club and country in 2018-19, in which Barcelona won La Liga, reports BBC Sport. Before 2015, the Barcelona forward had won the award in 2009, 2010, 2011 and in 2012.

NASA finds Vikram moon lander’s debris

NASA has found the crash site and debris of India’s Chandrayaan-2 Vikram moon lander following a tip from an Indian space enthusiast who examined pictures of the area of the moon taken by a US orbiting camera.The site was located by Shanmuga Subramanian, who on his own scoured the pictures taken by the LROC NASA and Arizona State University announced on Monday confirming the find.

Shutdown in Tripura, demonstrations in Delhi against CAB

As Tripura’s tribal autonomous district council areas observed shutdown on Monday against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), demonstrations were also held by NDA ally Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) in Delhi’s Jantar Mantar to protest against the CAB and also to press for their demand of a separate state for the tribals.

China bans US ships from stopping in HK, sanctions NGOs

China has banned US military ships and aircraft from stopping over in Hong Kong and announced sanctions on American non-profits for supporting a pro-democracy movement in the city rattled by anti-government protests since June.
At a daily press briefing, Chinese  spokesperson Chunying said   that the measures were taken in response to the laws related to Hong Kong passed by the US last week.

‘No Times To Die’ teaser announces official trailer will launch on Dec 4

The first look of the upcoming James Bond movie “No Time To Die” teased fans on Monday with glimpses of Daniel Craig performing death-defying stunts, flaunting flying cars and bikes, giving a fleeting hint of a mysterious masked villain, and showing actress Ana de Armas engage in a spirited gun battle.  It served to announce  the full-length trailer of Bond 25 .

Kashmir shutdown: Life limps back to normal; No relief for detained leaders

Life is slowly limping back to normal in the Kashmir valley, where internet and pre-paid mobile services remained snapped since its statehood was revoked on August 5. Meanwhile, there was still no relief for detained top mainstream leaders, including three former Chief Ministers Dr Farooq Abdullah, his son Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti besides ex-ministers and legislators.

Ministers, BJP MPs raise Sonia’s ‘Italian origin’ bogey to slam Adhir’s remarks on PM

An unrelenting treasury bench including Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi on Monday raised Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s foreign origin bogey in Lok Sabha to slam Adhir Ranjan Chowdury’s ‘infiltrators’ remarks on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and demanded that he should tender an unconditional apology. The issue figured more aggressively during post-lunch session when the House was to take up the Taxation Laws Amendment Bill, 2019

Rani to debut as a real life news anchor in TV

Actress Rani Mukerji is all set to make her debut as a real life news anchor on one of the TV channels to present cases of juvenile crimes. This is a part of the promotional campaign for her upcoming film “Mardaani 2”. “‘Mardaani 2’ is aimed at raising awareness about the heinous crimes committed against women by juveniles in India.

Kohli leads cricketers in condemning Hyd gang rape-murder

The Indian cricket fraternity has expressed shock and disappointment over the gruesome gang rape and murder of a woman veterinary doctor in Shamshabad by four men on November 27.”What happened in Hyderabad is absolutely shameful. It’s high time we as a society take charge and put an end to these inhumane tragedies.”

 

 

LS Members condemn gruesome Hyderabad rape and murder, demand action

Opposition members on Monday sought to raise the issue of rape of a 26-year-old veterinarian in the Lok Sabha but Speaker Om Birla said he would allow them to speak on the matter during Zero Hour. As soon as the House assembled to begin day’s transactions after weekend break, opposition members chiefly from Congress were up on their feet displaying placards

Women bring wings of change in naxal-infested Dantewada

The very mention of Dantewada brings the Naxal problem to the forefront, but now the winds of change are blowing, and the effect of that is clearly visible among women here. The women here run e-rickshaws, prepare goods from forest produce, and they have started showing a lot of awareness on health as well.

 

Mobile-centric approach driving growth: MakeMyTrip

A mobile-centric approach and the emergence of new digital platforms fuelling greater adoption of e-commerce has driven reach and growth of MakeMyTrip, the online travel company said in a presentation to investors. With 28.1 per cent growth, the platform’s gross bookings reached $5.4 billion in the 2019 financial year compared to the previous year. In first half of fiscal year 2020, gross bookings reached $3.2 billion.

Dengue fever death toll surges to 123 across Myanmar

The death toll of Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) has surged to 123 across Myanmar in 11 months, said figures released by the Ministry of Health and Sports on Monday. The Public Health Department under the ministry issued that 23,203 mosquito-borne disease infection cases were recorded in Myanmar’s regions and states from Jan. 1 to Nov. 23 this year.

 

Trump impeachment: Trump, his lawyers will not attend impeachment hearing: White House

United States President Donald Trump and his lawyers will not attend an impeachment hearing in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, The White House said in a letter here on Tuesday. The letter, published by Politico, accused the House committee of a “complete lack of due process and fundamental fairness” in the inquiry so invitation to attend on December 4 would fail.

Climate change- greatest health challenge of 21st century

Climate change is the greatest health challenge of the 21st century, and threatens all aspects of the society in which we live. The severity of the impacts of climate change on human health is increasingly clear, and further delay in action will increase the risks. Climate change threatens to undermine over half a century of global improvements in health.

We are failing as a society: Mahesh Babu

Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu has reacted to the heinous gang-rape and murder of a 27-year-old veterinarian on the outskirts of Hyderabad on November 27. The actor took to Twitter to appeal to the government demanding capital punishment for the accused in such brutal crimes. He tweeted: “Day after day, month after month, year after year… NOTHING is changing.

Congress slams government over mobile tariff hike

The Congress has slammed the government for the increase in mobile data and call charges announced by the cellphone companies. The party has alleged that it is with the consent of the government that cellphone companies are robbing the common people of their money. The Congress also claimed that the present regime deliberately denied PSUs like BSNL and MTNL from upgrading to 4G services.

HongKong back in the boil: pan-democracy protesters return to streets

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy activists returned to the streets for protests, a week after the pan-democracy camp swept local elections, the media reported.
Following two relatively quieter weeks, the protesters were out in force again, for three authorized marches in different parts of the city on Sunday, each bigger than the one before, Efe news reported.

Jaaved Jaaferi to feature in ‘Coolie No. 1’

Known for his comic roles, actor Jaaved Jaaferi is all set to tickle the funny bone of the audience once again as he joined the ensemble cast of the remake of the 1995 hit film “Coolie No. 1”. The new version is directed by David Dhawan, who earlier helmed the original film of the same name, starring Govinda and Karisma Kapoor.

DPIIT invites applications for first-ever National Startup Awards 2020

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has announced institution of the first-ever National Startup Awards which seek to recognise and reward outstanding startups and ecosystem enablers that are building innovative products or solutions and scalable enterprises, with high potential of employment generation or wealth creation, demonstrating measurable social impact.

Maruti Suzuki November sales at 1.5 lakh units down 1.9%

Maruti Suzuki India on Sunday reported a 1.9 per cent decline in its November sales to 1,50,630 units, compared on a year-on-year basis. The company had sold 1,53,539 units in November 2018. In a regulatory filing, Maruti Suzuki said that the sale of domestic passenger vehicles in the month in consideeration declined by 3.3 per cent to 1,39,133 units.

‘Sooryavanshi’ will blow your mind: Akshay Kumar

Actor Akshay Kumar has finished shooting of his upcoming action film “Sooryavanshi”. Akshay on Saturday took to Instagram and shared that he has wrapped up shooting for Rohit Shetty’s directorial, saying it will “blow your mind”. “Last day, last shot, last stunt of ‘Sooryavanshi’. It’s been an incredible experience to be a part of Rohit Shetty’s Cop Universe… We’re excited for you”

Rishi Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar demand justice for Hyderabad victim

At a time when the entire nation demands severe punishment for the accused in the 25-year-old woman veterinarian gangrape and murder case, Bollywood stars also have opened up voicing their protest against the brutal crime. Demanding capital punishment for the rapists, Rishi Kapoor tweeted, “I support Capital punishment for rapists! This has to stop!””Humans are alive but what about humanity!!