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Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik calls on PM Modi

“Shri Satya Pal Malik, the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir called on PM @narendramodi,” the prime minister’s office tweeted. Malik is believed to have apprised Modi about the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir. On August 5, the central government had announced the abrogation of the special status given to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 and bifurcation of the ... Read More »

Record rainfall caused flooding in south-eastern Spain

The deadly floods swept away cars and decimated buildings in the regions of south-eastern parts of the country. Thousands of police, fire-fighters and soldiers are working round the clock to help those affected. Meanwhile, weather conditions are now beginning to stabilise and are expected to improve over the coming days.   Download Udaipur Kiran App to read Latest News Today Read More »

Algeria to hold presidential election on December 12: Interim President

Weekly mass demonstrations forced veteran president Abdelaziz Bouteflika to resign in April, leaving Algeria in constitutional limbo and facing a stand-off between the protesters and the army-backed government. An independent electoral commission will be formed to oversee the upcoming election. The army, the strongest institution in Algeria, earlier sought for a presidential election as soon as possible to break the ... Read More »

Chief of Indian Coast Guard Krishnaswamy Natarajan arrives in Dhaka 

According to the Press Release issued by the Indian High Commission in Dhaka on Monday, during the visit, DG Coast Guard will be calling on the Home Minister, Chief of NavalStaff, Director General of Bangladesh Coast Guard among others.  It said that the visit of the Chief of Indian Coast Guard to Bangladesh will strengthen defence cooperation particularly in the ... Read More »

Sensex cracks nearly 300 points; oil and gas stocks tank

After touching a low of 37,111.29, the 30-share index was trading 210.02 points, or 0.56 per cent, lower at 37,174.97 at 1000 hours, while the broader Nifty fell 64.15 points, or 0.58 per cent, to 11,011.75. In the previous session on Friday, the BSE barometer settled 280.71 points higher at 37,384.99, while the broader NSE Nifty ended 93.10 points up ... Read More »

Wildfire rages on Greek island of Zakynthos

Greece has bitter memories of a horrific blaze that tore through the seaside town of Mati near Athens in July 2018, killing 102 people in a matter of hours. Authorities were accused then of poor coordination and a slow response. Greece often faces wildfires during its dry summer months, but environmental campaigners see an increasing number of wildfires around the ... Read More »

I will not let anyone underestimate SLFP: Sri Lanka President

Addressing the SLFP convention in Ratnapura on Sunday, the party leader said regardless of the candidate, no candidate can win the next Presidential election without the support of the SLFP. He said although the SLFP has received invitations from both from the United National Party (UNP) and Sri Lanka People’s party (SLPP) for an alliance, no discussions were held with ... Read More »

India expresses concern at ceasefire violations by Pakistan 

India has expressed serious concerns over unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pakistan along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir to support cross-border Infiltration of terrorists this year.  The Ministry of External Affairs in a statement said: “We have highlighted our concerns at unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pakistan forces, including in support of cross border terrorist infiltration, and targeting of Indian civilians and ... Read More »

President Kovind to visit Slovenia on the final leg of his 3-nation tour

President Ram Nath Kovind will visit Slovania today on the final leg of his three nation tour. He will hold wide ranging talks with his counterpart Borut Pahor and National Assembly President today. He will also take part in India – Slovania business event and community reception by Indian Community.. It is the first ever visit by any Indian President ... Read More »

United States: General Motors Auto workers call strike 

The decision, came a day after the manufacturer’s four-year contract with workers expired without an agreement on a replacement. The union’s previous four-year contract with GM expired this weekend, and the two sides had been holding negotiations on wide-ranging issues, including wages, healthcare, profit sharing, and job security. Also, the union has been fighting to stop GM from closing car ... Read More »

NCMC reviews flood situation in MP and Rajasthan

A meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee, chaired by the Cabinet Secretary, Rajiv Gauba, was held yesterday to review the prevailing flood situation in the states of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. Cabinet Secretary took stock of the current situation, preparedness, rescue and relief operations and directed that immediate assistance, as sought by the states, be provided to meet the ... Read More »

Government of India supports reconstruction in Nepal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed happiness over it during inauguration of Motihari-Amlekhgunj petroleum pipeline last week and reiterated India’s commitment to the development of Nepal.  While appreciating Govt. of India, Nepal’s Prime Minister K. P. Sharma Oli termed these houses as a symbol of India’s support and friendly gesture to the people of Nepal.    Download Udaipur Kiran App to ... Read More »

Iran denies US allegation it was behind Saudi drone attack

It is to be noted that U.S. President Donald Trump authorized the release of oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve if needed in a quantity to be determined because of Saturday’s attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities. In a tweet, Trump said that he has informed all appropriate agencies to expedite approvals of the oil pipelines currently in the ... Read More »

PM Modi congratulates billiards player Pankaj Advani

India’s billiards superstar Pankaj Advani yesterday increased his tally of world titles to 22 by winning a fourth straight final in the 150-up format at the IBSF World Billiards Championship in Mandalay, Myanmar.  Advani won the match by 6-2 against the local favourite Nay Thway Oo.. The 34-year-old has brought home a world trophy every year ever since returning from ... Read More »

US President Trump to join PM Modi at Houston’s mega ‘Howdy, Modi!’ event

US President Donald Trump will join Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Houston’s mega “Howdy, Modi!” event on September 22, the White House said on Sunday. Reflecting on the new bonhomie in the India-US ties under the Trump administration, this is for the first time in recent history that the leaders of the two largest democracies would be addressing a joint ... Read More »

England win fifth Test to square Ashes series

Victory for the home side at the Oval means the Ashes ends in a draw for the first time since 1972, although holders Australia retain the urn. The tourists, chasing an unlikely 399 to win in a shade under two days, clung on late into the evening session on the fourth day before finally collapsing as the shadows lengthened in ... Read More »

First T-20 between India and SA washed out due to Rain

The first T20I between India and South Africa was abandoned due to persistent rain at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala without a ball being bowled.  The second T20 International will be played at Mohali on Wednesday while the third and final game will be held in Bengaluru on September 22nd.   WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Download Udaipur Kiran ... Read More »

Unrest in RMG sector, Workers-Police Clash, Road Blocked in Dhaka

In Sonargaon upazila of Narayanganj near Dhaka workers of an RMG factory clashed with police today. Officer In charge of the Sonargaon police station said that the agitating workers hurled brickbats injuring 10 policemen. Workers claimed that more than 20 protestors were injured in the clash when police charged batons and fired tear shells to disperse the protesters who had ... Read More »

Pankaj Advani clinches record 22nd world billiards title

The 34-year-old has brought home a world trophy every year ever since returning from a professional stint in the UK in 2014. In the short format of billiards, this is Pankaj’s fifth title in the last six years. In a repeat of last year’s final against local favourite Nay Thway Oo, Pankaj re-enacted the one-sided match with the same eventual ... Read More »

Doordarshan completes 60 years of existence

The public broadcaster started its journey on this day in 1959 from Delhi. Today, over 90 percent of Indian population receive DD programmes. Over the years, Doordarshan has grown into a network operating 34 satellite channels, besides providing free-to-air DTH service having 104 in its bookings.  Doordarshan has served people as a major source of information, education and entertainment since ... Read More »

Five Maoists killed in separate encounters in Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh

Police said, the gun-battle took place around 6 PM in a forest near Tadmetla-Mukram nullah under Chintalnar police station area when a team of District Reserve Guard was out on patrolling. They said, on getting information that Naxals have dug up a road near Tadmetla, security forces launched the operation in the area. Many weapons including a rifle were recovered ... Read More »

Sourabh Verma clinches Vietnam Open Super 100 title

Second seed Verma recovered from a mid-game slump to beat Sun 21-12, 17-2, 21-14. The match lasted an hour and 12 minutes. This victory marks Verma’s second Super 100 win in the ongoing calendar year. He had won the Hyderabad Open earlier in August.  Download Udaipur Kiran App to read Latest News Today Read More »

Minority communities in India are safe unlike in Pakistan, says Defence Minister

The Defence Ministerv said, the population of minorities in India has increased since Independence, while human rights violations keep taking place in Pakistan against Sikhs, Buddhists and others. He was speaking at a felicitation programme for the families of 122 soldiers who lost their lives in the line of duty at Surat in Gujarat on Saturday. The Defence Minister said, ... Read More »

Singapore air ‘unhealthy’ ahead of Formula One race

The toxic smoke caused by burning to clear land for plantations is an annual problem for Indonesia’s neighbours, but has been worsened this year by particularly dry weather. Singapore’s National Environment Agency warned that the country may continue to experience hazy conditions over the next few days. The F1 race is scheduled from Friday to Sunday on a street circuit ... Read More »

UN Chief calls for greater action to address Climate Change

The UN Secretary-General has called on world leaders attending the upcoming UN Climate Action Summit to show up armed not with speeches but with plans to achieve carbon neutrality, reduce emissions and improve adaptation. The UN chief made that call during a visit to The Bahamas, which continues to reel from the onslaught of Hurricane Dorian. Speaking to journalists in ... Read More »

Doordarshan celebrates 60 years of bringing television to India

From a few hours of programming, Doordarshan in its 60 year old journey has grown into a vast family with a huge bouquet of channels catering to various topics. Television history in India is synonymous with Doordarshan’s glorious history. Even today, the very mention of Doordarshan rekindles some fond memories of yesteryears. Even though the television as a medium of ... Read More »

Vice President, PM greet engineers on Engineers Day

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday greeted engineers on Engineers Day, describing them as those synonymous with diligence and determination. “Engineers are synonymous with diligence and determination. Human progress would be incomplete without their innovative zeal,” the prime minister said in a tweet. Greeting the “hardworking engineers”, Modi also paid tributes to Visvesvaraya. Naidu ... Read More »

Aadhaar verification to be mandatory for new dealers from Jan 2020: GSTN

Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi, who heads the Group of Ministers of GST Network made the announcement in Bengaluru. He said those who do not want to give their Aadhaar numbers would have to undergo physical verification. In the first phase, Aadhaar authentication will be mandatory for new dealers. Afterwards, all those enrolled on GSTN would be ... Read More »

Great Ganga Run 2019 flagged off in New Delhi

To connect people with water and spread awareness, Ministry of Jal Shakti organised  ‘the great ganga run’ in New Delhi. Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju along with Union Minister for Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat flagged of the run. A large number of people from all age groups participated in the marathon. Talking to media on ... Read More »

All Ethiopian Airlines crash victims identified: Interpol

“The Interpol Incident Response Team (IRT) deployed following the crash of the Ethiopian Airlines plane in March has completed its task, assisting with the successful identification of all victims of the deadly disaster,” Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday citing the France-based agency as saying in a statement. The Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 plane crashed shortly after taking ... Read More »

India begin home season with a 3-match T20 series vs South Africa

Sparkling with confidence, the Men in Blue aced their lengthy Carribean assignment and will be looking to kick off the home season on a positive note. With preparations underway for the T20 World Cup in Australia next year, India need to focus on discovering the winning formula alongside effectively grooming individuals for respective positions in the team. Rohit Sharma and ... Read More »

J&K Governor: PM asked to bring prosperity in Kashmir

He said when he assumed charge as governor of the valley, Prime Minister Narendra asked him to make Jammu and Kashmir prosperous.  Malik inaugurated a State Cancer Institute in Kathua. While addressing the gathering, said that people living in miserable conditions in Pakistan occupied Kashmir would also want to come and reside in India.   Download Udaipur Kiran App to ... Read More »

Solid gold toilet stolen from English stately home

The burglary caused “significant damage and flooding” because the toilet was plumbed into the building. The fully-functioning piece by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, dubbed “America”, was once displayed at New York’s Guggenheim museum and offered on loan to US President Donald Trump. It was part of an exhibition by Italian conceptual artist Maurizio Cattelan that opened on Thursday. A 66-year-old ... Read More »

UK PM Boris Johnson claims huge progress in Brexit talks

In an interview in which he compared Britain to the Incredible Hulk, the UK PM said a It’s going to take a lot of work between now and October 17″ when EU leaders gather for their final summit before Britain’s scheduled exit from the bloc, “It’s going to take a lot of work between now and October 17” when EU leaders ... Read More »

President unveils statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Villeneuve, Switzerland

The President, in a special event organised in Villeneuve, Switzerland, thanked the commune of Villeneuve for celebrating Gandhi’s legacy and naming a Square after him. The President highlighted the “special connection” Gandhi had with Villeneuve as he visited the town in 1931 at the invitation of Noble laureate Romain Rolland. He said that Mahatma Gandhi believed in the oneness of ... Read More »

Assam: Final list of National Register of Citizens (NRC) published  

All those who have applied for inclusion of their names in the NRC list and have a valid Application Receipt Number, ARN, can check their final status online on www.nrcassam.nic.in. The list bears the names of those who have been accepted as the citizens of Assam, those excluded and persons whose appeals are pending. The names of over 19 lakh ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia: Drone attack on two major oil facilities 

Saudi Arabia has cut oil and gas production following drone attacks on two major oil facilities run by state-owned company Aramco. Saudi’s Energy Minister said the strikes had reduced about 50 per cent of the total production. No casualties had been reported in the attacks and the situation was under control at both facilities.  Yemen’s Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility ... Read More »

Lakshya Sen wins Belgian International Badminton title

Rising Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen stunned second seed Victor Svendsen of Denmark in straight games to clinch the men’s singles title at the Belgian International Challenge. Lakshya was at his best as he notched up a comfortable 21-14 21-15 win over Svendsen in the title clash that lasted for 34 minutes. The 18-year-old from Almora had earlier beaten Denmark’s Kim ... Read More »