• Bollywood movies responsible for sex crimes, paedophilia in Pak: PM Khan

    Bollywood movies responsible for sex crimes, paedophilia in Pak: PM Khan
    Published Date : 21-Jan-2020 4:50:24IST

    Pakistan PM Imran Khan has said that Hollywood and Bollywood movies are responsible for the rise in sex crimes and paedophilia in Pakistan. Talking about problem of drugs in schools, Khan said, “Pakistan is facing a huge challenge because of mobile phones. Mobile phones have enabled availability of such content to children that was never available in entire human history.”

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  • Telangana to try out facial recognition in civic polls

    Telangana to try out facial recognition in civic polls
    Published Date : 21-Jan-2020 9:51:49IST

    The Telangana government will be testing facial recognition for identifying voters on a pilot basis in the upcoming municipal polls on January 22. The pilot will be implemented for 10 polling stations and voters’ pictures and IDs will be clicked and uploaded on server. However, data won’t be stored or used for any other purpose, the state election commission said.

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  • Nirbhaya convicts’ hanging delayed due to AAP’s negligence

    Nirbhaya convicts’ hanging delayed due to AAP’s negligence
    Published Date : 16-Jan-2020 10:59:23IST

    Union Minister Prakash Javadekar blamed AAP government’s “negligence” for delay in the hanging of the convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape case. He said AAP took 2.5 years to give convicts the mercy plea notice after their death sentence was announced in 2017. The Delhi government said the convicts won’t be hanged on January 22 as mercy plea has been filed.

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  • Odisha railway station inaugurated by PM Modi gets only 2 passengers daily: RTI

    Odisha railway station inaugurated by PM Modi gets only 2 passengers daily: RTI
    Published Date : 16-Jan-2020 10:58:01IST

    The Bichhupali railway station in Odisha that was inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi last year gets only two passengers daily and Railways earn a daily revenue of ₹20 from the station, an RTI query revealed. Two trains run between Bichhupali and Bolangir station twice every day. The monthly maintenance cost for the station is about ₹3.5 lakh, according to reports.

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  • We’ll launch an attack if Americans are threatened anywhere in the world: Trump

    We’ll launch an attack if Americans are threatened anywhere in the world: Trump
    Published Date : 04-Jan-2020 2:57:48IST

    In a video posted by the White House on Twitter, US President Donald Trump said, “If Americans anywhere are threatened, we have all of those targets already fully identified, and I am ready and prepared to take whatever action is necessary.” “The US has best military by far, anywhere in the world. We’ve best intelligence in the world,” he added.

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  • Question your minister: Twitterati on a roll

    Question your minister: Twitterati on a roll
    Published Date : 30-Dec-2019 8:33:16IST

    From asking about his favourite Netflix/Amazon series to offering him New Year party invites, netizens were on a roll when Telangana IT minister KT Rama Rao decided to take some spontaneous questions on Sunday. While the minister skipped many key questions on school fee hike, and MMTS phase 2 among others, he was caught indulging in some fun questions popped by the Twitterati.

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  • 19-yr-old BTech student raped by lab technician in T’gana Minister’s college

    19-yr-old BTech student raped by lab technician in T’gana Minister’s college
    Published Date : 26-Dec-2019 2:46:07IST

    A lab technician working in Telangana’s Malla Reddy Engineering College allegedly raped a 19-year-old BTech student inside a lab on Monday, police said. The 33-year-old accused had sent the student a message on WhatsApp, asking her to meet him in the lab. The college is owned and run by state’s Minister for Labour and Employment Malla Reddy and his family.

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  • Kejriwal launches AAP govt’s ‘Report Card’

    Kejriwal launches AAP govt’s ‘Report Card’
    Published Date : 24-Dec-2019 6:37:01IST

    Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday launched a report card of his five years in power since 2015, describing the top 10 achievements of his government. The report card will be taken to 35 lakh households in the city as part of a door-to-door campaign, he said. The report card is part of the party’s campaign for the upcoming Assembly election. The tenure of Kejriwal’s government will end in February, 2020.

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  • It’s you who wore suit worth ₹2 cr: Rahul to PM on ‘clothes’ remark

    It’s you who wore suit worth ₹2 cr: Rahul to PM on ‘clothes’ remark
    Published Date : 23-Dec-2019 11:02:38IST

    Speaking at Congress’ anti-CAA protest, Rahul Gandhi said, “When it comes to clothes, the entire nation knows you (PM Narendra Modi) because of your clothes.” He added, “It was you who had worn a suit worth ₹2 crore.” PM Modi, while blaming Congress and its allies, had said, “Those who are creating violence can be identified by their clothes itself.”

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  • With growing population, LS seats should be increased to 1,000

    With growing population, LS seats should be increased to 1,000
    Published Date : 17-Dec-2019 11:28:07IST

    Former President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said that the number of Lok Sabha seats should be increased to 1,000 as against existing 543 that go to poll. He said the last time the strength of the Lok Sabha was revised was in 1977, when the population was around 55 crore. “The population since then has more than doubled,” Mukherjee stated.

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  • Kamal Haasan’s party moves SC against Citizenship (Amendment) Act

    Kamal Haasan’s party moves SC against Citizenship (Amendment) Act
    Published Date : 16-Dec-2019 10:50:25IST

    Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan’s party Makkal Needhi Maiam on Monday filed a plea in the Supreme Court against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. The petition said that the amendment gives special protection to religious minorities only and excludes linguistic minorities, which is “unconstitutional”. Congress leader Jairam Ramesh has also challenged the Citizenship Act in the Supreme Court.

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  • Women are indisputably better than men: Barack Obama

    Women are indisputably better than men: Barack Obama
    Published Date : 16-Dec-2019 10:48:33IST

    Former US President Barack Obama has said that women are indisputably better than men. If women ran every country in the world there would be a general improvement in living standards and outcomes, he added. He further said that most of the problems in the world came from old people, mostly men, holding onto positions of power.

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  • There are no permanent foes in politics

    There are no permanent foes in politics
    Published Date : 09-Dec-2019 9:16:17IST

    In a rare occurance, Malkajigiri MP Revanth Reddy and nominated MLA Elvis Stephenson shared the dais at a private Christmas party on Sunday. What makes the incident noteworthy is that four years ago, Elvis, a TRS nominated MLA had alleged that Revanth had offered him money to vote in favour of the TDP candidate in MLC elections in 2015. It was the first time both were sharing a dais after the incident. While fireworks were expected, the duo proved that there are no permanent friends or foes in politics

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  • If you are going to impeach me, do it fast: Trump tells Democrats

    If you are going to impeach me, do it fast: Trump tells Democrats
    Published Date : 05-Dec-2019 11:42:39IST

    US President Donald Trump on Thursday told the Democrats, “If you are going to impeach me, do it now, fast, so we can have a fair trial in the Senate.” “They have no Impeachment case and are demeaning our Country. But nothing matters to them, they have gone crazy,” he added. House Democrats will draft articles of impeachment against Trump.

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  • Been told I’m the worst FM even before completing 6 months: Sitharaman

    Been told I’m the worst FM even before completing 6 months: Sitharaman
    Published Date : 02-Dec-2019 9:28:14IST

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said, “I’ve been told by people that I’m the worst Finance Minister ever, even before I completed six months at the office.” Referring to industrialist Rahul Bajaj, she said, “The government is willing to take criticism and respond to it.” “Please give me more ideas, we will work on it,” she added.

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