2019 GENERAL ELECTIONS
Ranjit Kumar Dass re-elected as Assam BJP chief
Dass has been instrumental in taking BJP organisations in different corners of the state. BJP in Assam has membership strength of 42 lakh.
Yogendra Yadav lashes out at Modi govt over CAA
He said the ongoing protests across the country against some decisions of the Centre were a w...
Kerala did a disastrous thing by electing Rahul Gandhi: Ramachandra Guha
A "fifth-generation dynast" Rahul Gandhi has no chance in Indian pol...
ICICI Lombard General Insurance Q3 profit rises 23% to Rs 294 crore
Total income rose to Rs 2,798.90 crore as against Rs 2,416.39 crore in the year-ago quarter.
DGTR initiated 34 anti-dumping probe during Apr-Dec 2019: Commerce Ministry
The Directorate General of Trade Remedies is an investigation arm of the ministry which deals with anti-dumping duty, safeguard duty, and countervailing duty. These duties are trade remedy measures, provided under an agreement of the World Trade Organisation to its member countries. They are used to provide a level playing field to domestic industry.
High Court sets aside ex-Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar's election in 2015 polls for false declaration
The court passed the order on a plea by a BJP leader seeking to set aside Tomar's election.
SC refuses to stay Allahabad HC verdict annulling election of SP MP Azam Khan's son as UP MLA
A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde issued notice and sought response from the Election Commission and defeated BSP candidate Nawaz Ali Khan, who had challenged Mohammad Abdullah Azam Khan's election from Suar Assembly constituency in Rampur.
2019 was second-hottest year ever, more extreme weather coming: WMO
Last year was the second-hottest year since records began, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Wednesday, adding that heat was likely to lead to more extreme weather events like the Australian bushfires in 2020 and beyond. "Unfortunately, we expect to see much extreme weather throughout 2020 and the coming decades, fuelled by record levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere," said WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas.
China's trade with BRI countries surges to $1.34 trillion in 2019
Trade with BRI partner countries totalled 9.27 trillion yuan (about $1.34 trillion) in 2019, outpacing the country's aggregate trade growth by 7.4 percentage points. Touted as Chinese President Xi Jinping's pet project, the One Belt One Road initiative focuses on improving connectivity and cooperation among Asian countries, Africa, China and Europe.
US charges 5 over illegal exports for Pakistan's nuclear programme; Islamabad says no information
According to the indictment, between September 2014 and October 2019, the five operated an international procurement network of front companies that existed to acquire US-origin goods for the Advanced Engineering Research Organisation (AERO) and the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC). They exported US-made goods to the two Pakistani entities.
President junks plea to disqualify AAP MLA for being member of NDMC
President Ram Nath Kovind has rejected a plea seeking disqualification of Aam Aadmi Party MLA Surender Singh for allegedly holding an office of profit by being a member of the New Delhi Municipal Council.
Army plans special pensions for 1965, 1971 war veterans: Indian Army chief General Naravane
"Some proposals have been sent to the Defence Ministry by Army Headquarters after due consideration which includes that the emergency Commissioned and Short Service Commission officers who took part in 1965 and 1971 war, should be given pension-like 'Swatantra SenSamman Pension Scheme'," Army chief said.
Imran Khan’s extension to Pakistan Army Chief Bajwa to affect 20 Generals
Gen Bajwa will now be serving till November 2022. By then 20 generals of Pak Army will have retired, ET has learnt. Top eight generals of Pakistani are set to retire in December 2020 ahead of Bajwa’s term denying them a chance to take a shot at the top post.
Gold firm but hemmed in tight range; set for worst week in 2 months
US gold futures rose 0.4 per cent to $1,556.90.
Trump boasts Iranian general's death was 'American justice'
President Donald Trump used his first campaign election rally of 2020 to argue that he served up "American justice" by ordering a drone strike to take out Iranian Gen.
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