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All-Japan Pillow Fighting Championships in Shizuoka Prefecture

In the small fishing town of Ito, 150 kilometres south of Tokyo, teams gathered from across the region to compete in the event that has been one of Japan’s quirkiest since 2013. Started by a group of high school children in Shizuoka, the game starts with all five players ‘sleeping’ under duvets on futons before the whistle goes and they ... Read More »

New Zealand outplay India in ICC World Cup Warm Up Match

Indian batting line-up’s soft underbelly lay exposed in slightly favourable bowling conditions as New Zealand gave a rude wake-up call to the Men In Blue. Trent Boult’s incisive swing bowling was a test of technique for the top-order batsmen. Indian batsman lost their wickets at a regular intervals and were  bowled out for 179 in 39.2 overs. While it was ... Read More »

Lt.Gen Shailesh Tinaikar appointed as Force commander of UNMISS

Lieutenant General Tinaikar succeeds Lieutenant General Frank Kamanzi of Rwanda who will complete his assignment on 26 May 2019.  Lieutenant General Shailesh Tinaikar has had a long and distinguished career with Indian Armed Forces spanning over 34 years.  He graduated from Indian Military Academy in 1983 and is currently Commandant of The Infantry School since July 2018.  He previously served ... Read More »

Jagan Reddy to take oath as Andhra Chief Minister on 30th May

In Andhra Pradesh, YSR Congress Chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will take oath as new Chief Minister of the state on May 30 in Vijayawada. Along with the party leaders, Jagan Reddy met Governor ESL Narasimhan,  in Hyderabad yesterday and handed over the copy of resolution electing him unanimously the leader of the legislature party. Later, Jagan Mohan Reddy met ... Read More »

PM Modi to visit Gujarat to seek his mothers’ blessing 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Gandhinagar in Gujarat today to seek the blessings of his mother. This will be PM Modi’s first visit to his home state after the results of 2019 Lok Sabha polls.   Besides, PM Modi will also visit Varanasi on Monday morning to thank the people of his constituency for reposing their faith in him. ... Read More »

President Ram Nath Kovind appoints Narendra Modi as PM 

President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday appointed Narendra Modi to the office of Prime Minister of India. President requested Narendra Modi to advise him about the names of others to be appointed members of the Union Council of Ministers and indicate the date and time of the swearing-in-ceremony to be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.   PM Narendra Modi was formally ... Read More »

PM Modi: ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas’ 

As PM Narendra Modi is all set for a second term, he expressed his gratitude to the people of the country, the commonman, and everybody who made his victory possible. In his address to the NDA leaders Narendra Modi highlighted the key agenda and issues that he would focus on, in his next term. The first and foremost being the ... Read More »

3rd ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol begins in Munich today 

Indian shooters Apurvi Chandela, Anjum Moudgil and Elavenil Valarivan will be vying for top honours at the year’s third International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Rifle/Pistol in Munich, Germany, starting today. The opening day of the competition will see women’s 10m Air Rifle final. A total of 919 athletes from 98 countries will be competing for the 17 Tokyo ... Read More »

Cyril Ramaphosa takes oath as South Africa’s President

Cyril Ramaphosa, the head of the African National Congress, was sworn in for a five-year term as South Africa’s president after being elected unopposed by Parliament following the sixth general elections this month. The 66 year old Ramaphosa swore allegiance to the Constitution in the presence of thousands of dignitaries and citizens at the swearing in ceremony in the capital, ... Read More »

President invites NDA parliamentary party leader Narendra Modi to form Govt

He requested PM Modi to advise him about the names of others to be appointed members of the Union Council of Ministers and indicate the date and time of the swearing-in-ceremony to be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan. WhatsApp Facebook Twitter President invites NDA parliamentary party leader Narendra Modi to form Govt appeared first on Udaipur News | Udaipur Latest News | ... Read More »

PM Narendra Modi unanimously elected as leader of BJP parliamentary party

While the BJP has won 303 seats, the National Democratic Alliance has 351 members in the Lok Sabha. This is the first time that a non-Congress party is taking over at the Centre for the second term consecutively.  PM Modi called on President Ram Nath Kovind yesterday and tendered him and his Council of Ministers’ resignations. The President accepted the resignation ... Read More »

CBI set to arrest former Police Commissioner of Kolkata Rajeev Kumar

New Delhi, May.24 (Udaipur Kiran): CBI is all set to arrest former Police Commissioner of Kolkata, Rajeev Kumar very soon as Supreme Court has rejected his petition for extending protection from arrest in Sharda Chit Fund case, a reliable source in CBI informed this today. The Supreme Court has said during hearing that his petition has already been rejected by CJI ... Read More »

Last rites of Tirong Aboh, 10 others performed with state honours

ITANAGAR, May. 25 (Udaipur Kiran): A tearful adieu was given to former Civil Supplies Minister and sitting MLA of 56-Khonsa West ST Assembly Constituency of Arunachal Pradesh Tirong Aboh and 10 others on Friday, who were killed by suspected underground elements at Bogapani area in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday. The last rites Aboh was performed with full ... Read More »

Cong Working Committee meets to review LS debacle

The CWC meeting, chaired by Congress president Rahul Gandhi, is being attended by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Uttar Pradesh (East) in-charge Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and chief ministers of four party-ruled states Punjab, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and of the Union Territory Puducherry. The meeting of the party’s highest decision-making body will go into the reasons ... Read More »

Fifteen people killed in Surat coaching centre fire

Several students still trapped in the burning building, rescue operations in full swing Modi expresses deep anguish and directed authorities to provide all possible help Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has ordered an investigation into the incident CM has also declared financial help of Rs 4 lakh each to the families of deceased Surat (Gujarat), May 24 (Udaipur Kiran): At least ... Read More »

Mukul Roy’s son suspended from TMC for six years

Kolkata, May 24 (Udaipur Kiran): Within hours of praising his father Mukul Roy’s ‘political maturity’ in a public forum, Trinamool Congress MLA from Bizpur in Nadia District, Subhrangshu Roy was today suspended from the party for six years for his unabated alleged ‘anti party activities’. Announcing his suspension from the ruling party with immediate effect in consultation with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, ... Read More »

Powerful IEDs seized in Chhattisgarh

The IEDs, weighing 10 kg each and packed in cookers, were unearthed from a dirt track near a well between Uparchandeli and Khalichandeli villages under Keshkal police station when a joint team of security forces was carrying out a de-mining operation on Friday to detect explosives planted by ultras, a senior police official told. Acting on specific inputs, the operation ... Read More »

Reasons that scripted BJP’S landslide win

BJP led NDA is all set to begin its second term at the Centre following a magnificent victory in the Lok Sabha elections. There were a series of factors which led to NDA under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, registering a bigger victory than what it secured in 2014. The first five years of the Modi government concretised ... Read More »

NDA to elect PM Modi as leader

Efforts to form a new government at the Centre has gained momentum. BJP parliamentary party will meet in New Delhi today to formally elect Prime Minister Narendra Modi as its leader. After this, Mr Modi will be elected leader of the newly elected NDA MPs in a meeting at the Central Hall of Parliament in the evening. Prime Minister is ... Read More »

DRDO test fires guided bomb from Sukhoi combat jet

Defence Ministry said in New Delhi that the guided bomb achieved the desired range and hit the target with high precision. The ministry said, all the mission objectives have been met during the test firing of the bomb, adding it is capable of carrying different warheads. The test firing of the guided bomb came two days after the Indian Air ... Read More »

At least 19 dead in Surat coaching centre fire

In Gujarat, at least 19 children died and 16 others injured in a major fire that broke out in a building in Sarthana area of Surat on Friday. The fire broke out in the Smart design Studio where children taking drawing and art classes. It was situated on the third to top floor of 3 storied Takshshila Arcade. Fire Brigade sources ... Read More »

Naveen Patnaik set for fifth term as Odisha CM

After setting a new record with an emphatic win in the 2019 assembly elections, BJD chief Naveen Patnaik is likely to take oath as the chief minister of Odisha for the fifth consecutive term on May 27. Much before the swearing-in ceremony, speculations are now rife over who will find berth in the Naveen’s new cabinet. Hectic parleys have reportedly begun ... Read More »

Suspended TMC MLA Subhrangshu Roy to join BJP

The Trinamool Congress earlier in the day suspended Roy for six years for anti-party comments. Subhrangshu, the TMC legislator from Bijpur, is the son of BJP leader Mukul Roy. “Now, I will breath freely. Many in the TMC feel suffocated,” he said, claiming that several others from the party will “follow his footsteps”. “My father has advised me to be ... Read More »

Trump confirms considering pardons in US war crimes cases

Trump envisaged making the controversial pardons during the Memorial Day weekend, when Americans honour those who died while serving in the military. Reportedly among those being considered is Edward Gallagher, a Navy SEAL accused of shooting unarmed civilians and stabbing a teenage captive to death, who is due to stand trial starting next week. Trump is also said to be ... Read More »

Sudan protest leaders call for strike from Tuesday

“There is no longer any alternative to using the weapon of a general strike,” the Alliance for Freedom and Change umbrella group said in a statement Friday. It said the strike, affecting “public and private institutions and companies”, would be accompanied by civil disobedience and was “an act of peaceful resistance with which we have been forced to proceed”. The ... Read More »

23 inmates killed in Venezuelan jail riot: Rights group

The clash started when inmates, many armed, refused to let authorities enter, fearing they would be robbed, said Humberto Prado of the Venezuelan Prison Observatory. At least 18 guards were injured in the clash, he said, adding there were reports of at least one explosion. Prado called on authorities who run Venezuela’s prisons to stop the violent deaths, saying more ... Read More »

BJP led NDA begins process of formation of Govt

Following a landslide victory, the National Democratic Alliance, NDA has initiated the process to form government at Centre. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday chaired a meeting of the Union Cabinet. With the Union Cabinet meeting, the process of dissolving the current Lok Sabha and outgoing government has also begun. The Union Cabinet forwarded to the President, a recommendation to ... Read More »

PM continues to receive congratulatory messages from world leaders

Warmly felicitating the Prime Minister, President Sirisena noted the enhanced engagements between the two neighbours and expressed his desire to further deepen the ties between the two countries.  The Prime Minister thanked the President of Sri Lanka and expressed his readiness to work even more closely for the benefit of the people of the two countries and the region.  Sincerely ... Read More »

IMF: US China trade dispute will jeopardize 2019 global growth

The report titled, “The Impact of US-China Trade Tensions” said that if the dispute continues, it will “subtract about 0.3 percent of global GDP in the short term”. The ongoing tension have damaged the economies of both countries, reducing overall trade and hurting companies on both sides. Calling it a loss for consumers in both the nations, the report warned ... Read More »

Zakir Musa killed in encounter in South Kashmir’s Tral

In a major breakthrough in the fight against terror in Jammu and Kashmir, security forces have eliminated Zakir Musa, the chief of Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind, a group affiliated with Al-Qaeda. Musa was killed in an encounter in a village in South Kashmir’s Tral. His body was recovered on Friday morning. Musa was eliminated in the same area in Pulwama where in ... Read More »

16 killed in Surat fire; PM asks state govt to provide all assistance

At least 16 persons were killed and several others injured when a major fire broke out at a commercial complex in Surat. The fire broke out on the second floor of Takshshila apartment, where a number of students were attending private tuition classes. About 17 teams of fire fighters rushed to the spot to control the fire and conduct rescue ... Read More »

Government bans Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh and its manifestations

The notification states that the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh and its formations like Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen India or Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Hindustan and their manifestations have committed acts of terrorism, promoted acts of terrorism and have been engaged in radicalisation and recruitment of youth(s) for terrorist activities in India. WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Government bans Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh and its manifestations appeared first on Udaipur News | Udaipur Latest ... Read More »

Indian Delegation participates in Second SCO Mass Media Forum at Bishkek

The Forum was inaugurated by the President of Kyrgyz Republic S. Jeenbeko. The President in his inaugural address highlighted the importance of Mass Media organizations of SCO countries in accomplishing the SCO objectives of mutual trust, friendly relations with neighbors and regional security in line with the “Shanghai Spirit”. Speaking at the Forum, the Indian Delegation highlighted the vital role ... Read More »

Theresa May resigns as UK Prime Minister amid Brexit crisis

May’s departure deepens the Brexit crisis as a new leader, who should be in place by the end of July, is likely to want a more decisive split, raising the chances of a confrontation with the EU and potentially a snap parliamentary election. Her voice cracking with emotion, May, who endured crises and humiliation in her failed effort to find ... Read More »

PM Modi responds to congratulatory messages on social media

The Prime Minister has responded to greetings received on Twitter, from US President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu, and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. He has also responded to greetings on Twitter, from Heads of State, Heads of Government, and senior leaders from Canada, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, ... Read More »

People of India have reposed faith in Modi government: Manoj Tiwari

New Delhi, May 24 (Udaipur Kiran): Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari has said that the victory achieved in 2019 is historic and this overwhelming mandate is the repetition of the 2014 mandate. The people have appreciated the tremendous amount of work done by the government under the leadership of the Narendra Modi and hence have given a clear mandate to the BJP. This grand ... Read More »

BJP wins 18 seats in Bengal against TMC’s 22

Kolkata, May 24 (Udaipur Kiran): Ending all speculations, tension and even apprehension of large scale violence, BJP in West Bengal has won as many as 18 Lok Sabha seats from the state by fully capitalising on unmatched popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to improve its earlier tally of only two seats, while at the same time causing a big slide ... Read More »

Fire breaks out at SAIL’s Bhilai Steel Plant

A fire broke out at Steel Authority of India’s (SAIL) Bhilai Steel Plant in Chhattisgarh and there was no loss of lives or injury to people. A fire was reported at Tar Distillation Unit of the plant in its coke ovens and coal chemicals (CO&CC) department. SAIL is India’s largest steel producing company. The company is among the five Maharatnas ... Read More »

Alliance in UP has only benefited the BSP

Lucknow,May 24(Udaipur Kiran)There was only one gainer in Uttar Pradesh in the just concluded Lok Sabha elections–the BSP.All other major political players have lost,something or the other. The BJP has lost nine seats in comparison to previous polls.Three members  SP founder Mulayam Singh Yadav clan have lost elections,sullying the family image.The Congress has lost Amethi ,traditional Gandhi family seat and ... Read More »

Imran Khan, Trump & Other Leaders Congratulate PM Modi

New Delhi, May 24 (NS): After the glorious victory of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, congratulations from across the world. US President Donald Trump congratulated Prime Minister Modi for his victory, in the general elections, saying “great things” were in store for the partnership between the two countries Trump tweeted , congratulating Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party BJP for ... Read More »

PM Modi, Amit Shah calls on Advani, Joshi

New Delhi,  May 24  (Udaipur Kiran): Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah on Friday called on the party patriarch L K Advani after the BJP single-handedly crossed the 300 Lok Sabha seat mark securing a thumping majority in the country’s biggest democratic exercise. After a clear mandate in favour of re-electing BJP at the Centre and states, Prime ... Read More »

General Elections embodies the strength of Indian democracy: Modi

New Delhi, May 24 (Udaipur Kiran): Prime Minister Narendra Modi received congratulatory telephone calls from leaders across the world including from Ms. Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh; Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk, King of Bhutan; Dr. Lotay Shering, Prime Minister of Bhutan; K.P. Sharma Oli, Prime Minister of Nepal; Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, President of Maldives; Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister of Sri ... Read More »

Venkaiah congratulates people of India for giving a clear mandate

New Delhi, May 24 (Udaipur Kiran): The Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has congratulated the people of India for making their choice so clear and giving a clear mandate. In a message, he said that all of us irrespective of party affiliations, will continue to deepen the roots of our rich democratic tradition. “I congratulate the people of India for making ... Read More »

Dr Alok Suman of JDU wins by huge margin from Gopalganj reserved constituency

Chapra/Gopalganj, May 24 (Udaipur Kiran): JDU candidate from Gopalganj reserved constituency Dr. Alok Suman has registered victory by defeating his nearest rival Surendra Mahan of RJD by huge margin of 2,83,818 votes. He secured  5,62.424 votes while Mahan could get 2,78.606 votes. Kumal Kishor of BSP got 35,690 votes and NOTA 51,565. This margin has established the fact that Modi magic loomed large over the pshyque ... Read More »

Zakir Musa, chief of Ansar Gazwatul Hind killed in Srinagar encounter

Srinagar, May 24 (Udaipur Kiran): Security forces have gunned down top militant commander and Ansar Gazwatul Hind chief Zakir Musa in Tral area of South Kahmir. According to reports, on tip of information a joint team of 42RR, police and CRPF laid a tight cordon in Dadsara Tral area of Pulwama district. A Police officer said that soon after forces approached towards the suspect site, the militants opened ... Read More »

UP alliance failed to stop BJP juggernaut

Lucknow, May 23 (Udaipur Kiran) The myth has exploded.The Mahagathbandhan in Uttar Pradesh has failed to cause a major damage to the BJP. It was said by most of the non-BJP parties that it will wipe out the BJP and touted as the most powerful political force. Projected to win most of the seats,there were many in the opposition  who believed ... Read More »

Massive drive launched against poppy cultivation

Jammu, May 23 (Udaipur Kiran): As a part of anti-drug campaign, Jammu and Kashmir Police has initiated a massive drive against poppy cultivation in the state. In coordination with other stakeholders, the police has destroyed the illicit crop on 390 kanals in different districts of the state. In Pulwama district only police teams of different police stations were deployed in their respective ... Read More »

Former Prime Minister HD Devegowda loses in Tumakuru

Bengaluru,23 May(Udaipur Kiran): HD Devegowda, former prime minister and Janata Dal Supremo has lost in Tumakuru constituency by a margin of 15,433 votes. He was defeated by GS Basavaraj of the Bharatiya Janata Party.   HD Devegowda had represented Hassan constituency five times but preferred to handover the family bastion to Prajwal Revanna, grandson and son of HD Revanna, district ... Read More »