Bangladesh PM Hasina to form new cabinet before Jan 10

Bangladesh PM Hasina to form new cabinet before Jan 10

🕔14:44, 1.Jan 2019

Dhaka, Jan 1  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s ruling Bangladesh Awami League, which clinched a landslide victory in general elections, will form its new cabinet before January 10, party General Secretary Obaidul Quader said on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency reported.

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Bhargava takes oath as Chief Information Commissioner

Bhargava takes oath as Chief Information Commissioner

🕔14:00, 1.Jan 2019

New Delhi, Jan 1  President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office to Sudhir Bhargava as Chief Information Commissioner in the Central Information Commission at a ceremony held on Tuesday at Rashtrapati Bhavan, an official statement said.

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IS module case: NIA conducts fresh searches in Amroha

IS module case: NIA conducts fresh searches in Amroha

🕔13:19, 1.Jan 2019

Amroha (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 1  The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday conducted “follow up” searches here in connection with the busting of a new Islamic State (IS) module — Harkat-ul-Harb-e-Islam — last month, an official said. Ten people, including

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NASA spacecraft’s first orbit around asteroid Bennu breaks record

NASA spacecraft’s first orbit around asteroid Bennu breaks record

🕔13:18, 1.Jan 2019

Washington, Jan 1  Breaking a space exploration record on New Year’s Eve, NASA’s first asteroid-sampling mission, OSIRIS-REx, entered into orbit around the Bennu, making it the smallest object ever to be orbited by a spacecraft. Inching around the asteroid at

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Brazil’s new President Jair Bolsonaro to take office

Brazil’s new President Jair Bolsonaro to take office

🕔13:15, 1.Jan 2019

Rio de Janeiro, Jan 1 Far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro will be sworn in as Brazil’s new President on Tuesday, the media reported. A former army Captain, the 63-year-old Bolsonaro won the presidential election by a wide margin against Fernando Haddad of

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Kovind, Modi greet nation on New Year

Kovind, Modi greet nation on New Year

🕔13:13, 1.Jan 2019

New Delhi, Jan 1 President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday extended their greetings to the people on the occasion of New Year 2019. “Wishing all of you a very Happy New Year. May 2019 bring

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Cold New Year morning in Delhi; air quality ‘severe’

Cold New Year morning in Delhi; air quality ‘severe’

🕔13:11, 1.Jan 2019

New Delhi, Jan 1  The residents of national capital on Tuesday — the first day of 2019 — woke up to a cold morning as the mercury touched 4 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season’s average, the Met Office

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Veteran Bollywood actor-director Kader Khan dies in Toronto

Veteran Bollywood actor-director Kader Khan dies in Toronto

🕔13:10, 1.Jan 2019

Mumbai, Jan 1  Veteran Bollywood actor-director-writer-comedian and a Quranic scholar, Kader Khan died after a prolonged illness at a hospital in Toronto in Canada, a family member said here on Tuesday. Kader, 81, is survived by his wife Hajra, son

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India, Pakistan exchange fire on LoC on New Year’s day

India, Pakistan exchange fire on LoC on New Year’s day

🕔13:00, 1.Jan 2019

Jammu, Jan 1 The Indian and Pakistani armies traded fire on the Line of Control (LoC) on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, officials said. Defence sources said Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked firing at Indian positions on Tuesday morning.

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509 drunk drivers fined in Delhi on New Year eve

509 drunk drivers fined in Delhi on New Year eve

🕔12:01, 1.Jan 2019

New Delhi, Jan 1  Delhi Police penalised a total of 509 people on New Year’s eve for drunk driving, an official said on Tuesday. “We issued 509 drunk driving challans on the eve of New Year. Majority of them were

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Ready to meet Trump again, says Kim Jong-un

Ready to meet Trump again, says Kim Jong-un

🕔10:34, 1.Jan 2019

Pyongyang, Jan 1  North Korean leader Kim Jong-un renewed his commitment to denuclearisation on Tuesday and said he was ready to meet US President Donald Trump for a second time. Kim, however, warned he might have to seek a “new

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Hundreds brave chill to offer prayers at Golden Temple

Hundreds brave chill to offer prayers at Golden Temple

🕔09:38, 1.Jan 2019

Chandigarh, Jan 1  Hundreds of devotees thronged the Golden Temple complex in Punjab and other shrines in the region despite the biting cold to offer prayers early on Tuesday to usher in the New Year. At the Golden Temple complex

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Mamata observes 21st foundation day of Trinamool Congress

Mamata observes 21st foundation day of Trinamool Congress

🕔09:35, 1.Jan 2019

Kolkata, Jan 1  West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday observed the 21st foundation day of Trinamool Congress party. “Today @AITCofficial turns 21. The journey which began on January 1, 1998 has been full of struggles, but we have

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Rain, snow likely in J&K

Rain, snow likely in J&K

🕔09:34, 1.Jan 2019

Srinagar, Jan 1  The cold wave continued in Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region on Tuesday as the weather office forecast light rain and snow during the next 24 hours. The Met department officials said there is a likelihood of light

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House panel on citizenship bill to table its report by January 7

House panel on citizenship bill to table its report by January 7

🕔09:33, 1.Jan 2019

New Delhi, Jan 01  The Joint Committee of Parliament constituted to look into the various aspects of the contentious Citizens (Amendment) Bill, 2016 is likely to submit its report by January 7, 2019 during the present session. The Committee headed

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Centre infuses Rs 3,076 crore capital into UCO Bank

Centre infuses Rs 3,076 crore capital into UCO Bank

🕔09:30, 1.Jan 2019

Kolkata, Jan 01  State-run lender UCO Bank on Monday said the central government has infused Rs 3,076 crore of capital into it by way of preferential allotment. The government “has conveyed its decision to invest Rs 3,074 crore in the

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Non-subsidised LPG rate cut by Rs 120.50/cylinder, subsidised by Rs 5.91

Non-subsidised LPG rate cut by Rs 120.50/cylinder, subsidised by Rs 5.91

🕔09:28, 1.Jan 2019

New Delhi, Jan 01 Passing on a new year gift of reduction in global gas prices to consumers, state-run Indian Oil Corp (IOC) on Monday announced a major cut of Rs 120.50 in the rates of non-subsidised LPG cylinders. In a

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Mamata announces life insurance, financial aid for Bengal farmers

Mamata announces life insurance, financial aid for Bengal farmers

🕔09:22, 1.Jan 2019

Kolkata, Jan 01  In a bid to woo farmers ahead of the New Year, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced yearly financial aid of Rs 5,000 per acre for all peasant families in the state. Banerjee also

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3 Sanskrit institutions to be accorded Central University status: HRD

3 Sanskrit institutions to be accorded Central University status: HRD

🕔09:21, 1.Jan 2019

New Delhi, Jan 01  The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has initiated a proposal to turn three deemed universities imparting education in Sanskrit into central universities, Minister of State for HRD Satyapal Singh said on Monday. The three said institutions

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Lok Sabha passes Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill

Lok Sabha passes Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill

🕔09:15, 1.Jan 2019

New Delhi, Jan 01  The Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2018 which seeks constitution of a Board of Governors that will exercise the powers of the Medical Council of India (MCI) was passed in the Lok Sabha on Monday. The

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