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Nirva Modi remanded to custody in UK prison until October 17

Nirav Modi, appeared before the Westminster Magistrates’ Court via videolink from his London prison for a routine call-over remand hearing. His trial is expected for May 11-15, 2020. Nirav has been lodged at Wandsworth prison in south-west London, one of England’s most overcrowded jails, since his arrest in March on an extradition warrant executed by Scotland Yard on charges brought ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia reveals findings of investigation on oil facilities attacks

Turki Al-Maliki, the Ministry’s spokesman, released an investigation report on the attacks and displayed the wreckage of missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles at the scene at a press briefing in Riyadh. It shows 18 UAVs and seven missiles including those made by Iran were used in the attacks.  Saudi Arabia said the attacks were not from Yemen but were from ... Read More »

EU: UK be given Brexit deadline extension should it request one

The resolution, which is non-binding but carries political weight, passed with 544 in favour, 126 against and 38 abstentions. This was on the condition the prolongation is justified and has a specific purpose, such as avoiding a “no-deal” departure, holding general elections or a referendum, revoking Article 50, or approving the Withdrawal Agreement. They add that an extension should not ... Read More »

US Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad to testify over Taliban Peace Plan

The House of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs Committee issued a subpoena to force Zalmay Khalilzad to appear after it complained about being kept in the dark over the negotiating process.  Trump had earlier said that he had called off peace negotiations with the Taliban, and revealed that he had arranged but canceled talks with the Islamist militants at his Camp David ... Read More »

Sensex down over 400 pts, Nifty slumps to 10,710 in afternoon trade

The Sensex was down over 400 points in afternoon trade, hovering around 36,156.84 while Nifty slumped to 10,710 at day’s low. Strong selling pressure was seen in banking, metal and IT stocks  while smallcap and midcap index trading flat. Among the banking stocks, ICICI Bank, Yes Bank and IndusInd Bank led the losses. Download Udaipur Kiran App to read Latest ... Read More »

UEFA Champions League: Atletico held Juventus 2-2 in their opening match

Substitute Hector Herrera scored a 90th-minute equaliser to crown a fine Atletico Madrid comeback and deny Juventus victory.  Former Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado produced a fine curling finish to put Juventus in front before a header by French World Cup winner Blaise Matuidi made it 2-0. Stefan Savic sparked Atletico’s fightback with a header inside the six-yard area before Herrera ... Read More »

Isreali PM Netanyahu calls Gantz to join in unity govt.

Israel’s second election in fewer than six months has ended in political deadlock as No clear winner emerged from these elections. With nearly 95 % of the votes counted from Tuesday’s elections, Blue and White had won 33 seats and Likud 32 seats, in the 120 seat house. Netanyahu, who became Israel’s longest-serving prime minister in July, has been in ... Read More »

Classic Film memorabilia up for auction in London

Also on sale will be Jack Nicholson’s axe from “The Shining” and his purple “Batman” Joker costume. About 900 items of film memorabilia will be sold at the auction. The two-day auction is set for September 30 to October 1, with the public free to view the lots until then. Download Udaipur Kiran App to read Latest News Today Read More »

RBI plans to structure loan rates of HFCs, NBFCs

The central bank is keen on greater transparency in the rate-setting process at non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) and housing finance companies (HFCs). It is to be noted that the way banks set interest rates is critical for the smooth transmission of policy rates. To make this process transparent, RBI has over the years directed banks to price their loans against ... Read More »

EAM S. Jaishankar to embark on three-day visit to Finland

The visit is aimed at strengthening bilateral relations. The Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement, that the EAM will have detailed discussions with his Finish counterpart Pekka Haavisto on a broad spectrum of bilateral relations, pursuant to the meeting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Finish counterpart Antti Rinne on the margins of India-Nordic Summit in April ... Read More »

Delhi Police launches ‘Tatpar’ app for citizens

The Tatpar App has included all the important websites, mobile applications and helpline numbers of Delhi Police besides, 50 others services. With the help of this app, people can also share information to police about a suspicious vehicle or person or of a crime. The police has claimed that there are more than 50 citizen centric services in it with ... Read More »

Office-goers face difficulties due to transport strike in Delhi-NCR

This is due to a strike called by the UFTA or United Front of Transport Associations, against the amended Motor Vehicles Amendment Act 2019. Many schools in the national capital remained closed due to the strike. The services of Delhi Metro and Delhi Transport Corporation buses remained unaffected. UFTA general secretary Shyamlal Gola said over 50 transport associations and unions ... Read More »

India complying with Paris agreement: Prakash Javadekar

Addressing media, the Union Minister said India is moving ahead in terms of compliance of the Paris climate agreement. Speaking to Media, the union minister also appealed people to stop using Single Use Plastic and make it a revolutionary step. Download Udaipur Kiran App to read Latest News Today Read More »

UP: 30 month old Yogi Govt completes half term in office

On this occasion, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath unveiled a book of his government’s achievements.  In his address, Chief Minister said that development picked up in the state ever since BJP government came to power and today Uttar Pradesh is an example to emulate for the country and the world. Download Udaipur Kiran App to read Latest News Today Read More »

Govt issues Ordinance to ban E-cigarettes

First time violators will face a jail term of up to one year and a fine of Rs 1 lakh. For subsequent offences, a jail term of up to three years or a fine of Rs 5 lakh, or both according to the ordinance. The storage of e-cigarettes shall now be punishable with imprisonment of up to six months or ... Read More »

UEFA Championships: PSG thrashes Real Madrid 3-0

Ángel Di María scored two sensational goals against his former club in 14th and 33rd minute. PSG’s third goal came from extravagant Thomas Munier in late minutes. with this win PSG reached at the top of Group A. Download Udaipur Kiran App to read Latest News Today Read More »

U.S. Army band played Indian National Anthem during joint military exercise

A video of the American soldiers playing the National Anthem on their trumpets was shared on social media. The joint military exercise began on last Friday in Washington as part of the ongoing defence co-operation between the two nations. Earlier, the Indian and American soldiers, taking part in the joint military exercise, were seen singing and dancing to the popular ... Read More »

FM Nirmala Sitharaman to hold review meeting with public sector banks today

The government is set to ask PSBs to expeditiously introduce repo-rate linked products “to step up affordable credit.” The finance ministry will also discuss ways in which PSBs can offer doorstep banking facility. Some PSBs offer doorstep banking for citizens over 70 years of age and differently-abled customers. Download Udaipur Kiran App to read Latest News Today Read More »

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh flies in LCA Tejas

Wearing a G-suit, Rajnath Singh, the minister flew a sortie in the twin-seater version of Tejas.  In a major milestone in the development of a naval version of Tejas, the aircraft had earlier carried out a successful “arrested landing”, a key performance demonstrating its ability to land on board an aircraft carrier. Designed and developed by the Bengaluru-based Aeronautical Development ... Read More »

Make water conservation and ending usage of single-use plastics a people’s movement: Vice President

The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has called upon students, teachers and all educational institutions to build a people’s movement for water conservation and against the single-use plastics. Addressing a group of students who secured top ranks in the Uttarakhand 10th Board Examinations, he referred to Swachh Bharat, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, Per Drop More Crop, Poshan ... Read More »

Hurricane Humberto expected to persist across island of Bermuda

Humberto picked up even more speed Wednesday afternoon, moving at 20 mph as its maximum sustained winds held steady at 120 mph. It passed northwest and north of Bermuda later in the night. Officials have warned residents to stay off roads and prepare for possible tornadoes. Flights have been canceled from Bermuda’s main airport. The Atlantic storm season has picked ... Read More »

Thaawarchand Gehlot Launches MIS Portal Under Accessible India Campaign

Delhi : The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD)under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has developed a Management Information System (MIS) for stakeholders of Accessible India Campaign (AIC). Shri Thaawar chand Gehlot, Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment launched the MIS portalheretoday in the presence of Secretaries of various nodal ministries namely, Ministry of Housing and Urban ... Read More »

Fire in Liberia school kills 27 children

The blaze was caused by an electrical issue and the kids were studying when the fire broke out. Further investigations were ongoing. President George Weah extended prayers to the families of the children.   Download Udaipur Kiran App to read Latest News Today Read More »

‘We are losing the race against climate change’ : UN chief

Current pledges by governments to cut emissions are nowhere near enough to meet the Paris target of keeping the rise in average global temperatures to well below two degrees Celsius, with a goal of limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. And in a flurry of tweets, U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed he will revoke California’s authority to require automakers to ... Read More »

Yemen’s Houthis threaten to attack United Arab Emirates targets

In a televised speech, the military spokesman for the Iran-aligned movement, said that even one drone operation would cost the Emirati regime dearly. He said the Houthis have new drones that can reach targets deep into Saudi Arabia. Reacting to which Saudi said the attack could not have come from Yemen, adding the Houthi movement was “covering up” for Iran. ... Read More »

Israel’s election ends in political deadlock

With 64% of votes counted, the Blue and White Party, led by Benny Gantz, appears to have won 33 of the 120 seats in the Knesset, which is one more than Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud won. The results indicate that both men will struggle to form a majority coalition with smaller parties. Netanyahu, who became Israel’s longest-serving prime minister in July, ... Read More »

Suicide bomber & gunmen attack govt building in Afghanistan; 9 people injured

The attackers detonated explosives before gunmen poured into the building. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. The office is a distribution centre in the city of Jalalabad for national identity cards, which people need to vote in Afghanistan’s presidential election in 10 days. Earlier, the Taliban warned teachers, students and other education workers to avoid the upcoming presidential ... Read More »

EU lawmakers vote for extension; 544 votes in favor, 126 against

The resolution, which is non-binding but carries political weight, passed with 544 in favour, 126 against and 38 abstentions. This was on the condition the prolongation is justified and has a specific purpose, such as avoiding a “no-deal” departure, holding general elections or a referendum, revoking Article 50, or approving the Withdrawal Agreement. They add that an extension should not ... Read More »

Transport strike in Delhi-NCR today; many schools closed

In wake of the strike, many of the schools will remain closed in Delhi today. The strike has been called by the United Front of Transport Associations or UFTA which represents 41 associations and unions of goods and passenger segments including trucks, buses, autos and taxis in the Delhi NCR region. The Bill, which came into effect on September 1, ... Read More »

Supreme Court gets four new judges

Justices Krishna Murari, SR Bhat, V Ramasubramanian and Hrishikesh Roy were appointed as judges of the top court. The Supreme Court Collegium had recommended their names to the government last month. With a huge backlog of cases in the top court, the government had recently increased the strength of its judges from 31 to 34, including the Chief Justice of ... Read More »

HM & BJP President Amit Shah kicks off poll campaign in Jharkhand

Addressing a public meeting at Kali Mandir Ground in Jamtara, Amit Shah said that Modi government has taken a historic decision with regard to article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. He challenged Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to clarify his party’s stand on article 370. Amit Shah appealed to the voters to vote for BJP and give the Raghubar Das government ... Read More »

Cabinet approves ordinance to ban e cigarettes; Rly employees to get bonus

The Cabinet also approved an ordinance to ban production, import, distribution and sale of electronic cigarettes. The decision to prohibit e-cigarettes will help protect the population, especially the youth and children, from the risk of addiction through E-cigarettes. In a big bonanza to the employees of Indian Railways ahead of the festive season, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a ... Read More »

Red alert for heavy to very heavy rains in Mumbai & Thane

Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) had earlier issued a rain red alert for next 6 days for Mumbai and Thane region.  According to the Met Department an upper air cyclonic circulation, which is resulting in heavy rainfall over Madhya Pradesh has moved  towards Maharashtra  and is likely to cause heavy to very heavy rains in next 6. Download Udaipur Kiran App ... Read More »

India slams Pak for denying clearance for VVIP over flight

In response to a query regarding denial of overflight clearance for a VVIP special flight by Pakistan, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that India regrets the decision of the Government of Pakistan to deny overflight clearance for the VVIP special flight for a second time in two weeks, which is otherwise granted routinely by any normal country. ... Read More »

BJP sounds poll bugle in Maharashtra

BJP is getting into election mode for the assembly polls in Maharashtra expected by the end of this year. In a major boost to the party, a number of leaders from opposition parties have joined the BJP. Ahead of the polls, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis launched Maha Janadesh Yatra and travelled across the state to highlight achievements of his government ... Read More »

2nd T20I: India win by 7 wickets to go 1-0 up

While openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan got the team off to a flying start, Kohli, after his arrival stayed focussed at the job at hand and timed everything to perfection to take India to an unassailable 1-0 lead with one more match to go. Shreyas Iyer finishes the chase off in style by hitting a straight 4 off the ... Read More »

Casino Busted, Youth Wing leader of Awami League arrested in Dhaka

The police arrested Jubo League leader Khaled Mahmud Bhuiyan for reportedly running the illegal casino. He is also president of Youngmen’s Club, Fakirerpool where the casino is situated. Along with Khaled, 142 people were also arrested from the Casino. Jubo League is the youth wing of the ruling Awami League.  According to RAB Tk 24 lakh, foreign liquor and Yaba ... Read More »

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee calls on PM Narendra Modi

The Prime Minister’s Office tweeted pictures of the two leaders at the official residence of Modi. Banerjee is seen presenting a bouquet to the Prime Minister. On Tuesday, Banerjee had described the meeting with the Prime Minister as a “courtesy” call. Banerjee had said she would highlight various issues such as central funds due to the state during her talk ... Read More »

Transition of J&K and Ladakh to UTs will be smooth: Dr Jitendra Singh

He said that any arrangement or mechanism which evolves will be in the best interest of all the stakeholders. He was addressing at the Annual Conference of Chief Secretaries/Principal Secretaries (Personnel/GAD) of all State/UT Governments, organised by Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India today.   The Secretary (DoPT), Dr. C. Chandramouli, Secretary (DARPG & Pensions) Shri ... Read More »