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18-year-old girl falls off terrace, rescued after leg gets stuck in balcony grill

The Times of India reported. The incident happened on Thursday at around 4 pm when Gupta, a first-year student, and an aspiring chartered accountant was taking a stroll on the terrace and speaking on a mobile phone. According to the police, when she was leaning on a cement parapet, she felt dizzy and fainted, falling off the terrace. The fall was blocked when her leg was caught between the grills of a balcony below the terrace and was dangling for an hour. A few minutes after Gupta fell, a plumb

25 Jan 2020 2:30 pm
Delhi police: Security not withdrawn from Sharad Pawar's residence

New Delhi: The Delhi police on Saturday has issued a clarification stating that no security has been withdrawn from the residence of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Sharad Pawar. An adequate Delhi Police personnel as per rule are deployed at his residence, the organization further stated. However, the security men deployed at Pawar's residence claimed that security has been reduced from the NCP chief's house and informed ANI that some security guards from Rajasthan are guarding the home of

25 Jan 2020 1:18 pm
Centre transferred Koregaon-Bhima probe to NIA without state's consent, says Anil Deshmukh

In a sudden move, the Centre has transferred the Koregaon-Bhima case to the National Investigation Agency, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said on Friday night. In a late night tweet, Deshmukh said, I strongly condemn the decision to transfer the investigation of 'Koregaon-Bhima' case to NIA by the Central Government without any consent of Maharashtra State Government.. The Union Home Ministry and the NIA were maintaining complete silence in New Delhi and the spokespersons of the two dep

25 Jan 2020 9:30 am
Delhi people need to decide if they want 'Jinnah wali azaadi' or 'Bharat Mata ki Jai': BJP minister

New Delhi: Citing the anti-CAA protests at Shaheen Bagh, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday said the people of Delhi need to decide whether they want Jinnah Wali Azaadi or Bharat Mata Ki Jai. Javadekar also accused the Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress of poisoning the minds of minorities. Ahead of the February 8 polls for 70 Assembly seats in Delhi, the BJP leadership has sharpened attack on the ruling AAP and Congress over Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), and continuing protest against

25 Jan 2020 9:14 am
India's growth slowdown temporary, pace to increase, says IMF chief

Davos: IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva on Friday said growth slowdown in India appears to be temporary and that she expects the momentum to improve going ahead. The world appears a better place in January 2020 compared to what it was when IMF announced its World Economic Outlook in October 2019, she said at the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2020 here. She said the factors driving this positive momentum include receding trade tension after the US-China first phase trade deal and synchronised tax cuts

25 Jan 2020 7:32 am
Blanket order against invoking NSA will create chaos, says SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday said it was not possible to issue blanket orders restraining authorities from invoking the stringent National Security Act (NSA) against people protesting the enactment of the CAA. The top court said that the NSA could not be allowed to be misused but added that there cannot be a general command as public properties are being burnt during the protests and it may be organised. A bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Indira Banerjee refused to entertain a plea ch

25 Jan 2020 7:28 am
SC to hear plea of Devendra Fadnavis seeking review of verdict asking him to face trial

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has agreed to hear in open court a plea by former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis seeking review of its verdict which had said the BJP leader will have to face trial for allegedly failing to furnish details of two pending criminal cases in his 2014 poll affidavit. Application seeking oral hearing of review petitions in open court is/are allowed. List review petitions before the court, a bench of justices Arun Mishra, Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose said

24 Jan 2020 1:29 pm
BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya calls labourers eating poha, gets trolled on Twitter

Indore: BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya has invited the ire of the Twitterati for his recent comments on some labourers working in his house and on their eating habits. In a seminar held in support of the Citizen Amendment Act in Indore on Thursday, the BJP national general secretary has said that he suspected that the labourers working in his house to be Bangladeshis. He raised his suspicion as the labourers were eating poha (flattened rice), which he found to be 'strange'. When questioned by r

24 Jan 2020 12:51 pm
Pavan Varma free to go wherever he likes, says Nitish Kumar

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday took umbrage at his senior party leader Pavan Varma for going public with reservations about the JD(U)'s support to the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and tie-up with BJP for the Delhi Assembly polls, and made it clear that the scholarly diplomat-turned-politician was free to go wherever he likes. Kumars blunt remarks came two days after Varma sent him a two-page letter on the issue and shared screenshots of the same on his official Twitter

24 Jan 2020 8:09 am
J&K's accession into Indian Union irreversible, says Centre

New Delhi: The Centre told the Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday that the accession of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) into the Indian Union is irreversible. Attorney General K K Venugopal, replying on the batch of petitions filed challenging the revocation of Article 370, explained how the process of accession of J&K into the Indian Union took place. A five-judge bench headed by Justice N V Ramana and comprising Justices S K Kaul, R Subhash Reddy, B R Gavai and Surya Kant, is hearing the case

24 Jan 2020 8:06 am
CAA: AMU students demand police action against dean

Aligarh: The students' coordination committee of the AMU burnt an effigy of the varsity's dean near Baab-e-Syed gate and demanded police action against him for allegedly threatening students opposing the CAA. Former AMU Students' Union president and spokesman of the Students' Coordination Committee, Faizul Hasan has lodged a complaint with senior SP Akash Kulhari in this regard, the students' body said. In the complaint, Hasan alleged that while AMU VC Tariq Mansoor was on Wednesday persuading p

24 Jan 2020 8:02 am
Congress' youth wing to launch 'National Register of Unemployment'

New Delhi: Amid the ongoing protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act and the debate over National Population Register (NPR), Congress' youth wing is going to launch the National Register of Unemployment (NRU) campaign to highlight the issue of rising unemployment in the country. Under this national-level campaign, the Youth Congress will issue a toll-free number on which the data of unemployed will be collected through missed calls. Youth Congress president Srinivas BV told ANI that the pa

23 Jan 2020 8:51 am
BJP accuses Congress of Muslim appeasement

New Delhi: The BJP on Wednesday cited reported comments of Maharashtra minister Ashok Chavan to accuse the Congress of Muslim appeasement and insulting Hindus, and said that the opposition party should be called Muslim League Congress. At a briefing, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra referred to comments of several opposition leaders, including those from the NCP and the AIMIM, to allege that they were abusing Hindus in the name of anti-CAA protests and sought apology from Congress president Sonia G

23 Jan 2020 7:37 am
ISRO plans to send lady robot in unmanned Gaganyaan spacecraft

Bengaluru: Before orbiting astronauts on India's first manned mission to space in December 2021, the Indian Space Research Organisation will send 'Vyommitra', a 'lady robot' in the unmanned Gaganyaan spacecraft. The robot was the centre of attraction at the inaugural session of the Human Spaceflight and Exploration - Present Challenges and Future Trends here on Wednesday. Vyommitra, a combination of two Sanskrit words Vyoma (Space) and Mitra (Friend), took everyone by surprise when she introduce

23 Jan 2020 7:32 am
CAA petitions: Apex court asks Centre to respond in four weeks

New Delhi: Making clear it will not stay the Citizenship (Amendment) Act without hearing the Centre, the Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday gave the government four weeks to respond to petitions challenging the CAA and said a five-judge Constitution bench will hear the matter. Hearing a batch of 143 petitions, an apex court bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde issued notice to the Centre and restrained all high courts from hearing pleas on the CAA till it decides on the pleas. The bench, also co

23 Jan 2020 7:29 am