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South Korea and Japan welcome Trump's decision putting North Korea back on list of state sponsors of terrorism

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South Korea and Japan today welcomed US President Donald Trump's decision putting North Korea back on a list of state sponsors of terrorism.South Korea's foreign ministry said in a message that it...
Donald Trump says,'US to impose "highest level" sanctions on North Korea'
United States President Donald Trump has said that he will impose "highest level" of sanctions on the North Korea. The Hill quoted President Trump as saying that the decision "should have happened years ago" and will ramp up pressure on the "murderous regime" to "end its unlawful nuclear and ballistic missile development." The US President further said that America was yet again designating North Korea as a "state sponsor of terrorism". President Trump announced the move on Monday, during a public meeting with his Cabinet, at the White House. "This should have happened a long time ago," Trump said. North Korea was removed from the list by President George W. Bush in 2008. - ANI
Donald Trump declares North Korea state sponsor of terrorism; US govt to impose additional sanctions today
Trump put North Korea back on a list of state sponsors of terrorism on Monday, a designation that allows the United States to impose more sanctions The post Donald Trump declares North Korea state sponsor of terrorism; US govt to impose additional sanctions today appeared first on Firstpost .
Donald Trump declares North Korea a state sponsor of terror
The designation will result in further penalties against North Korea amid heightened tension on the Korean peninsula
Trump to declare N. Korea state sponsor of terror
US President Donald Trump has said that he intended to designate North Korea as a state sponsor of terror.Trump on Monday said the step is long overdue and part of the US "maximum pressure campaign" against Pyongyang, Xinhua news agency reported.White House officials previously blamed the Asian nation for killing a man at an airport in Malaysia...
Trump declares North Korea state sponsor of terrorism, triggers sanctions
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump put North Korea back on a list of state sponsors of terrorism on Monday, a designation that allows the United States to impose more sanctions and risks inflaming tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons and missile programs.
Trump says US will designate North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism
The designation "should have happened a long time ago," Trump said at the start of a Cabinet meeting.
Trump to declare N. Korea state sponsor of terror
US President Donald Trump has said that he intended to designate North Korea as a state sponsor of terror.
US declares North Korea state sponsor of terrorism, triggers sanctions
US further tightens screws against North Korea.
United States declares North Korea state sponsor of terror
North Korea is already under a wide array of the United States and United Nations sanctions.
US again names N Korea a 'state sponsor of terrorism'
[USA], November 20 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump has said that America was yet again designating North Korea as a "state sponsor of terrorism". Trump announced the move on Monday, during a public meeting with his Cabinet, at the White House, adding the Treasury Department would announce new sanctions against North Korea on Tuesday. "[This] should have happened a long time ago," CNN quoted Trump, as saying. North Korea was removed from the list by President George W. Bush in 2008. (ANI)
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CM, Governor condole death of Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi

The Assam Tribune 11 hours 12 minutes ago

GUWAHATI, Nov 20 - Assam Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi condoled the death of former Union Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, who breathed his last on Monday.
Veteran Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi passes away at 72
The former Union minister had suffered a stroke in 2008 and was hospitalised since then.
Prez condoles demise of Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi
President Ram Nath Kovind today condoled the demise of veteran Congress leader and former Union minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi."Sad to hear about the demise of former Union Minister and veteran political leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi," Kovind said in a tweet."He contributed much to Bengal and to the administration of football in our country. My condolences to his family and associates," the president said.Dasmunsi, aged 72, was in coma after suffering a stroke in 2008. He was hospitalised since then.He had been critically ill since the past one month and succumbed to the illness today at a hospital here.Dasmunsi was heading the All India Football Federation when he took ill in 2008.
Former Union Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunshi passes away
New Delhi:Congress leader and former Union Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunshi, who was in coma since 2008, died on Monday at Apollo Hospital here, doctors said. "He died at 12.10 p.m.," an Apollo doctor told IANS. He had suffered a brain stroke in 2008 and was admitted to AIIMS. Later he was shifted to home, and in 2009 he was admitted to Apollo Hospitals here. IANS
PM offers condolences to Dasmunsi's family
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed his condolences to the family of veteran Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi who succumbed to his prolonged illness here this afternoon. He was 72."Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi was a popular leader with rich political and administrative experience. He did notable work to popularise football in India....
PM condoles the passing away of Shri Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi
PM condoles the passing away of Shri Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi
Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, who was in coma since 2008, dies at 72
Veteran Congress leader and former Union minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi passed away today.
Veteran Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi dies after being in coma for 8 years
Veteran Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi dies after being in coma for 8 years
Veteran Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi dies at 72: Former Union minister was in coma since 2008
Veteran Congress leader and former All India Football Federation President Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi passed away on Monday at the age of 72. The post Veteran Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi dies at 72: Former Union minister was in coma since 2008 appeared first on Firstpost .
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PM congratulates Justice Dalveer Bhandari on being re-elected to the International Court of Justice

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PM congratulates Justice Dalveer Bhandari on being re-elected to the International Court of Justice
Pleased to see 'close friend' India win: UK on Dalveer Bhandari's re-election to ICJ
Britain has congratulated Justice Dalveer Bhandari on being re-elected to the International Court of Justice and said it will continue to cooperate closely with India at the United Nations and globally.
PM Modi lauds Justice Dalveer Bhandari on ICJ re-election
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday congratulated Justice Dalveer Bhandari for his re-election to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). "I congratulate Justice Dalveer Bhandari on being re-elected to the International Court of Justice. His re-election is a proud moment for us," the Prime Minister tweeted. Bhandari was re-elected to the ICJ on Monday as the General Assembly rallied behind him in a show of strength that made Britain bow to the majority and withdraw its candidate Christopher Greenwood. He will start his term from February 2018.
Dalveer Bhandari re-elected to International Court of Justice
India's nominee to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) Dalveer Bhandari was re-elected to the last seat of the world court after Britain withdrew its candidate from the election. Bhandari received 183-193 votes in the General Assembly and secured all the 15 votes in the Security Council after separate and simultaneous elections were held at the UN headquarters in New York. The elections were held after United Kingdom, in a dramatic turn of events, withdrew out of the race for the Hague-based ICJ, thus paving the way for Bhandari's re-election to the prestigious world court. Bhandari and Britain's Christopher Greenwood were locked in a neck-and-neck fight for re-election to the ICJ. The permanent members of the Security Council — the US, Russia, France and China — were understood to have been throwing their weight behind Greenwood. Britain is the fifth permanent member of the Security Council. In a dramatic turn of events, the British Permanent Representative to the UN, Matthew Rycroft, wrote identical letters to the presidents of the United Nations General Assembly and the Security Council, before the two chambers were scheduled to meet at 3 pm (local time) for the 12th round of voting. Read out simultaneously by both the presidents of the General Assembly and the Security Council, Rycroft said that its candidate Judge Christopher Greenwood had decided to withdraw from the election to the 15-membered ICJ. He along with Bhandari were seeking re-election for the nine-year term. In the 11 rounds of voting, Bhandari had got nearly two-thirds of the votes in the General Assembly and in Security Council Greenwood consistently received nine votes as against five for his opponent. This resulted in a stalemate. As per the letter read out simultaneously in the General Assembly and the Security Council, Rycroft said the current deadlock is unlikely to be broken by further rounds of voting. As such he announced withdrawal from the race. With Bhandari being the only candidate left in the race, the General Assembly and Security Council still went through the formal motion of voting to complete the formalities. The voting in the General Assembly which overwhelmingly favours India is reflective of the new global order, which is not pleasant to the world powers. India has been seeking that the democratic process need to be played its full course in both the Security Council and the General Assembly and there should not be an intervention or adoption of a process that has never been used before or the one that undermines the voice of the majority.PTI
India's nominee Bhandari re-elected to ICJ after Britain withdraws
Indias nominee to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) Dalveer Bhandari was today re-elected to the last seat of the world court after Britain withdrew its candidate from the election. Bhandari received 183-193 votes in the General Assembly and secured all the 15 votes in the Security Council after separate and simultaneous elections were held at the UN headquarters in New York. The elections were held after United Kingdom, in a dramatic turn of events, withdrew out of the race for the Hague-based ICJ, thus paving the way for Bhandaris re- election to the prestigious world court. Bhandari and Britains Christopher Greenwood were locked in a neck-and-neck fight for re-election to the ICJ. The permanent members of the Security Council -- the US, Russia, France and China -- were understood to have been throwing their weight behind Greenwood. Britain is the fifth permanent member of the Security Council. In a dramatic turn of events, the British Permanent Representative to the UN, Matthew Rycroft, wrote identical letters to the presidents of the United Nations General Assembly and the Security Council, before the two chambers were scheduled to meet at 3 pm (local time) for the 12th round of voting. Read out simultaneously by both the presidents of the General Assembly and the Security Council, Rycroft said that its candidate Judge Christopher Greenwood had decided to withdraw from the election to the 15-membered ICJ. He along with Bhandari were seeking re-election for the nine-year term. In the 11 rounds of voting, Bhandari had got nearly two- thirds of the votes in the General Assembly and in Security Council Greenwood consistently received nine votes as against five for his opponent. This resulted in a stalemate. As per the letter read out simultaneously in the General Assembly and the Security Council, Rycroft said the current deadlock is unlikely to be broken by further rounds of voting. As such he announced withdrawal from the race. With Bhandari being the only candidate left in the race, the General Assembly and Security Council still went through the formal motion of voting to complete the formalities. The voting in the General Assembly which overwhelmingly favours India is reflective of the new global order, which is not pleasant to the world powers. India has been seeking that the democratic process need to be played its full course in both the Security Council and the General Assembly and there should not be an intervention or adoption of a process that has never been used before or the one that undermines the voice of the majority.
Dalveer Bhandari re-elected in International Court of Justice after UK pulls out
He was zeroed in on after Britain pulled out its candidate Christopher Greenwood.
India`s Dalveer Bhandari re-elected to International Court of Justice after Britain bows to UN majority
Bhandari won majorities in the Assembly in the first 11 rounds of voting over two meetings
India's nominee Bhandari re-elected to ICJ after Britain
India's nominee to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) Dalveer Bhandari was today re-elected to the last seat of the world court after Britain withdrew its candidate from the election.Bhandari received 183-193 votes in the General Assembly and secured all the 15 votes in the Security Council after separate and simultaneous elections were held at the UN headquarters in New York.The elections were held after United Kingdom, in a dramatic turn of events, withdrew out of the race for the Hague-based ICJ, thus paving the way for Bhandari's re- election to the prestigious world court.Bhandari and Britain's Christopher Greenwood were locked in a neck-and-neck fight for re-election to the ICJ.The permanent members of the Security Council -- the US, Russia, France and China -- were understood to have been throwing their weight behind Greenwood. Britain is the fifth permanent member of the Security Council.In a dramatic turn of events, the British Permanent ...
India's UN envoy meeting Security Council, General Assembly heads on ICJ election
India's Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin on Monday morning met presidents of the Security Council, Sebastiano Cardi, and the General Assembly, Miroslav Lajcak, ahead of the deadlocked world court election scheduled for later in the day, Lajcak's Spokesperson Brenden Varma said.They also met British Permanent Representative Matthew...
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Cricket-India release Kumar, Dhawan from test squad

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MUMBAI, Nov 21 (Reuters) - India paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar and opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan have been released from the test squad against Sri Lanka due to "personal reasons", the country's...
Bhuvi, Dhawan released from India squad
IND vs SL - Revised Schedule | Full Coverage Kolkata: India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar and opener Shikhar Dhawan were on Monday released from Indian Test team playing Sri Lanka in three Tests. "The BCCI would like to inform that Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shikhar Dhawan have been released from India's Test team. The duo made a request to the selectors and the team management to release them owing to personal reasons," the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said in a statement. While Bhuvneshwar, who was adjudged Man-of-the-Match in the first Test for his career-best match haul of 8/96, will not take any further part in the ongoing Test series, Dhawan, who missed out on a 100 by six runs in the second innings, will be available for selection for the third Test in New Delhi. Uncapped middle-order batsman Vijay Shankar was named as Bhuvneshwar's replacement. The first rubber, which finished at the Eden Gardens here on Monday, ended in a draw. The second Test begins from Friday in Nagpur. India Test squad for the second Test: Virat Kohli (Captain), KL Rahul, M Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (Vice Captain), Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Vijay Shankar Stay updated on the go with Sify Live Scores App. Click here to download it for your device
Dhawan, Bhuvi released, rookie all-rounder Vijay Shankar in
Rookie Tamil Nadu all-rounder Vijay Shankar has been drafted in the Indian squad for the second cricket Test against Sri Lanka with seamer Bhuvneshar Kumar and senior opener Shikhar Dhawan being released. It will be a 14-member squad for the second Test scheduled to be played in Nagpur from November 24-28. While Bhuvneshwar will not be available for the next two Tests due to his marriage, Shikhar will be available for the third Test after tending to personal matter. "The BCCI would like to inform that Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shikhar Dhawan have been released from Indias Test team. The duo made a request to the selectors and the team management to release them owing to personal reasons," a BCCI release stated. "Kumar will not take any further part in the ongoing Paytm Test series against Sri Lanka and the All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Vijay Shankar as his replacement. Dhawan is available for selection for the third Test," it further stated. Shankar is not expected to play in the second Test as Murali Vijay is the reserve opener in the squad and Ishant Sharma is the third pacer, who are readily available replacements. However this is the maiden national call-up for the Tamil Nadu One Day captain, who has scored 1671 runs and taken 27 wickets in 32 first-class matches. He has been playing for India A for some time and also is next in line after Hardik Pandya as the seam bowling all-rounder. India Test squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), KL Rahul, M Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (Vice-Captain), Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Vijay Shankar.
India vs Sri Lanka: Bhuvneshwar, Dhawan released from team
Seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar and opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan have been released from India's Test team due to personal reasons.Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday said in statement, "The duo made a request to the selectors and the team management to release them owing to personal reasons."While Vijay Shankar will replace Kumar for the rest of the matches, Dhawan would be available for the third Test."Kumar will not take any further part in the ongoing Test match series against Sri Lanka and the All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Vijay Shankar as his replacement. Dhawan is available for selection for the third Test," the statement said."India Test squad for the second Test: Virat Kohli (Captain), KL Rahul, M Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (Vice-Captain), Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Vijay Shankar," the statement added.On Monday, the opening ...
Watch: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shikhar Dhawan released from India Test team
Team India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who won the Man of the Match award on Monday after the first Test against Sri Lanka in Kolkata, will miss the second Test commencing in Nagpur on 24th November.
Bhuvi, Dhawan released from India's squad
India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar and opener Shikhar Dhawan were on Monday released from Indian Test team playing Sri Lanka in three Tests."The BCCI would like to inform that Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shikhar Dhawan have been released from India's Test team. The duo made a request to the selectors and the team management to release them owing to personal...
India vs SL: In-form Bhuvneshwar and Dhawan opt-out due to personal reasons
Bhuvi will not take any further part in the test series.
Bhuvneshwar, Dhawan released from India Test squad
While Bhuvneshwar Kumar will miss the remainder of the Test series, Shikhar Dhawan will be available for the third Test. The selectors have picked Vijay Shankar as Bhuvneshwar's replacement
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BJP releases fourth list for Gujarat assembly elections

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PiyushbhaiDesaihas been named as the party's candidate from Navsari.
BJP releases fourth list of candidates for Gujarat Assembly elections: Piyushbhai Desai to contest from Navsari
The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday released its fourth list of candidates for the Gujarat Assembly polls. The post BJP releases fourth list of candidates for Gujarat Assembly elections: Piyushbhai Desai to contest from Navsari appeared first on Firstpost .
Gujarat polls: BJP reaches out to Patels as Congress faces Patidar stir
In its third list, BJP gave 14 tickets to candidates from the Patidar community
Gujarat Elections: BJP releases third list of 28 candidates, 14 sitting MLAs dropped
The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday announced the third list of candidates for Gujarat assembly elections.
Gujarat polls: BJP fields Saurabh Patel, Faldu in 3rd list
Former minister Saurabh Patel and ex-chief of BJP’s Gujarat unit R.C Faldu figure in the third list of 28 candidates the party released on Monday for the assembly polls. The BJP had announced names of 106 candidates in the two lists so far for the polls to the 182-member assembly. Saurabh, whose future had appeared […]
Gujarat polls: BJP releases third list of candidates
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday released its third list, consisting of 28 candidates, for the upcoming Gujarat Assembly polls. The BJP announced the names of the candidates on Twitter. Third list of 28 BJP candidates for ensuing general election to the legislative assembly of Gujarat 2017 finalised by BJP Central Election Committee. pic.twitter.com/1DKe4ru9WX — BJP (@BJP4India) November 20, 2017 Yesterday, the party had released the second list, consisting of 36 candidates, and had earlier released a first list - of 70 candidates. Overall, the party has announced 134 candidates for election to the 182-member Gujarat Assembly, which is to be held in two phases on December 9 and 14. The names were finalised by BJP's Central Election Committee, which met on Wednesday. The meeting, chaired by BJP president Amit Shah , was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi , Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj among others. - ANI
BJP releases third list of candidates for Gujarat polls
[India], November 20 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday released its third list, consisting of 28 candidates, for the upcoming Gujarat Assembly polls. The BJP announced the names of the candidates on Twitter. Yesterday, the party had released the second list, consisting of 36 candidates, and had earlier released a first list - of 70 candidates. Overall, the party has announced 134 candidates for election to the 182-member Gujarat Assembly, which is to be held in two phases on December 9 and 14. The names were finalised by BJP's Central Election Committee, which met on Wednesday. The meeting, chaired by BJP president Amit Shah, was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj among others. (ANI)
BJP releases third list of 28 candidates for Gujarat Assembly election
The party has so far announced 134 candidates for elections to the 182-member Gujarat Assembly.
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China objects to Kovind's visit to Arunachal

The Assam Tribune 11 hours 12 minutes ago

NEW DELHI, Nov 20 - China today disapproved President Ram Nath Kovind's visit to Arunachal Pradesh stating that it is opposed to any activities by Indian leaders in disputed areas.
Beijing objects to Kovinds Arunachal visit
PTI City: New Delhi It had earlier expressed displeasure over Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman & Dalai Lamas trips China has strongly objected to President Ram Nath Kovinds visit to Arunachal Pradesh, saying India should refrain from complicating the border dispute when bilateral relations are at a crucial moment. President Kovind visited Arunachal Pradesh on Sunday. For India, this is the state is where the sun first rises each day, and from here light is spread across the country, Kovind said inaugurating the new state assembly building. He also remarked on several steps taken by the federal government to advance the states transport links. The Chinese government never acknowledged the so-called Arunachal Pradesh and our position on the border issue is consistent and clear, which is to seek a solution both could accept via talks, Chinese Foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang told the media. India has dismissed Beijings objections, maintaining that Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of the country and Indian leaders are as much free to visit the state as they are to any other part of the country. Both countries are in the process of settling this issue through negotiation and consultation and seek to reach to a fair and reasonable solution acceptable to all, Lu said. Pending final settlement all parties should work for peace and tranquillity, he said. The Line of Actual Control (LAC) between India and China stretches to 3,488 kms. China routinely objects to any senior Indian officials visiting the area. On November 6, it had raised objection to Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharamans visit to the state. Both sides have held 19 round of talks by the Special Representatives to resolve the boundary dispute. The 20th round is expected to be held next month in New Delhi, though dates havent been announced yet. Beijing objects to Kovinds Arunachal visit
China objects Kovind's Arunachal visit
China on Monday strongly objected President Ram Nath Kovinds visit to Arunachal Pradesh, saying India should refrain from "complicating" the border dispute when bilateral relations are at a "crucial moment". President Kovind visited Arunachal Pradesh on Sunday. "The Chinese government never acknowledged the so-called Arunachal Pradesh and our position on the border issue is consistent and clear," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told media when asked about Kovinds visit to Arunachal Pradesh, which China claims as Southern Tibet. China routinely objects to any senior Indian officials visit to the area. India has dismissed Beijings objections, maintaining that Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of the country and Indian leaders are as much free to visit the state as they are to any other part of the country. Both countries are "in the process of settling this issue through negotiation and consultation and seek to reach to a fair and reasonable solution acceptable to all", Lu said. Pending final settlement all parties should work for peace and tranquility, he said. The Line of Actual Control (LAC) between India and China stretches 3,488 km. On November 6, China had raised objection to Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharamans visit to the border areas of Arunachal Pradesh. Both sides held 19 round of talks by special representatives to resolve the boundary dispute. The 20th round is expected to be held next month in New Delhi, though dates have not yet been announced. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi are the designated special representatives for the boundary talks.
China objects to Kovind's visit to Arunachal
China today strongly objected to President Ram Nath Kovind's visit to Arunachal Pradesh, saying India should refrain from "complicating" the border dispute when bilateral relations are at a "crucial moment".President Kovind visited Arunachal Pradesh yesterday."The Chinese government never acknowledged the so-called Arunachal Pradesh and our position on the border issue is consistent and clear," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told the media when asked about Kovinds visit to Arunachal Pradesh, which China claims as Southern Tibet.China routinely objects to any senior Indian officials' visit to the area.India has dismissed Beijing's objections, maintaining that Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of the country and Indian leaders are as much free to visit the state as they are to any other part of the country.Both countries are "in the process of settling this issue through negotiation and consultation and seek to reach to a fair and reasonable solution ...
China angry over President in Arunachal, says India shouldn`t `complicate` border dispute
China routinely objects to any senior Indian officials' visit to Arunachal Pradesh.
China says never acknowledged 'so-called' Arunachal Pradesh, slams President Kovind's visit
On Friday, India and China held the first meeting of a border consultation working mechanism since the Doklam stand-off.
China upset as President Kovind visits Arunachal Pradesh
BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Monday criticised a visit by President Ram Nath Kovind to the remote state of Arunachal Pradesh, which China claims, saying China opposed any activities by Indian leaders in disputed areas.
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Kamal Haasan extends support to Deepika

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Veteran actor Kamal Haasan has come out in support of actor Deepika Padukone, who portrays the titular role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed Padmavati’, saying that he wants her head to be...
Haasan extends supports to Deepika, wants her head saved
Veteran actor Kamal Haasan has come out in support of actor Deepika Padukone, who portrays the titular role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed "Padmavati", saying that he wants her head to be saved.The release of "Padmavati" has been postponed amid protests by various Rajput groups and political leaders.Recently, a Haryana BJP leader offered a bounty of Rs 10 crore to anyone beheading Bhansali and Deepika. He has been served a showcause notice from his party."I want Ms Deepika's head... saved. Respect it more than her body. Even more her freedom. Do not deny her that," Haasan tweeted."Many communities have opposed my films. Extremism in any debate is deplorable. Wake up cerebral India.Time to think. We've said enough. Listen Ma Bharat," he added.The Central Board of Film Certification had returned the application of the film citing "technical issues" after protests erupted over the magnum opus on the legendary queen of Chittor, with various Rajput groups and ...
Haasan extends supports to Deepika, wants her head saved
Veteran actor Kamal Haasan has come out in support of actor Deepika Padukone, who portrays the titular role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed "Padmavati", saying that he wants her head to be saved. The release of "Padmavati" has been postponed amid protests by various Rajput groups and political leaders. Recently, a Haryana BJP leader offered a bounty of Rs 10 crore to anyone beheading Bhansali and Deepika. He has been served a showcause notice from his party. "I want Ms Deepikas head... saved. Respect it more than her body. Even more her freedom. Do not deny her that," Haasan tweeted. "Many communities have opposed my films. Extremism in any debate is deplorable. Wake up cerebral India.Time to think. Weve said enough. Listen Ma Bharat," he added. The Central Board of Film Certification had returned the application of the film citing "technical issues" after protests erupted over the magnum opus on the legendary queen of Chittor, with various Rajput groups and politicians accusing the director of "distorting historical facts".
Respect Deepika's freedom: Kamal Haasan
Tamil film actor Kamal Haasan stands in support of "Padmavati" actress Deepika Padukone and says he respects the actress' freedom. He also urged "cerebral India" to wake up."I want Deepika's head.. saved. Respect it more than her body. Even more her freedom. Do not deny her that. Many communities have opposed my films. Extremism in any debate is...
What Haasan said about Deepika
Actor Kamal Haasan today weighed in on the controversy over Bollywood movie Padmavati, saying he wanted the head of Deepika Padukone "saved". His tweet was a response to a shocking comment from a Haryana BJP official yesterday, announcing a 10-crore bounty on the heads of Ms Padukone, who played the role of the 13th Century Queen, and film-maker Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
Kamal backs Deepika, says her freedom should not be denied
Chennai: Amidst a raging row surrounding director Sanjay Leela Bhansalis Padmavathi, and a BJP leader announcing a ransom on the head of the films female lead Deepika Padukone, veteran actor Kamal Haasan today backed the starlet, saying her freedom should not be denied. "I want Ms.Deepikas head.. saved. Respect it more than her body. Even more her freedom. Do not deny her that," he said. In a Twitter post, he also said "many communities" had earlier opposed his films, without naming anybody. "Extremism in any debate is deplorable. Wake up cerebral India.Time to think. Weve said enough. Listen Ma Bharat," he further said in the tweet. I wantMs.Deepikas head.. saved. Respect it more than her body.Even more her freedom. Do not deny her that.Many communities have apposed my films.Extremism in any debate is deplorable. Wake up cerebral India.Time to think. Weve said enough. Listen Ma Bharat — Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) November 20, 2017 Padmavathi, starring Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh among others, has run into rough weather with the producers unilaterally deferring the films release following stiff resistance from Rajput community. A BJP leader from Haryana had announced a ransom on the heads of Padukone and Bhansali. Calls have already been made for banning the film. PTI
I want Deepikas head saved, listen Ma Bharat: Kamal Haasan on Padmavati
He urged people to not deny the freedom to the Padmavati actress, and respect her more than her body.
'Wake up cerebral India. Time to think': Kamal Haasan says want Deepika Padukone's head...'saved'
Several politicians have demanded a ban on Bollywood movie Padmavati, while threats have been issued to Deepika Padukone and Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
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Padmavati row: Supreme Court rejects PIL to ban the film, FIR to be filed against Sanjay Leela Bhansali in Varanasi

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The movie stars Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in the leads...
'Padmavati' controversy politically planned to destroy freedom of expression
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that the 'Padmavati' controversy is the calculated plan of a political party to destroy freedom of expression.The Chief Minister tweeted, "The Padmavati controversy is not only unfortunate but also a calculated plan of a political party to destroy the freedom to express ourselves. We condemn this super emergency. All in the film industry must come together and protest in one voice."The chief minister's stand in favour of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Padmavati' comes amid protests against the release of the film by the Rajput community and some Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders across the country.An organisation of Kshatriyas in West Bengal wrote to her, demanding the removal of the ghoomar dance and some other scenes from the film, saying they are "objectionable".BJP leader from Haryana Suraj Pal Amu on Sunday declared a bounty of Rs. 10 crore for beheading actress Deepika Padukone and director Sanjay Leela Bhansali.Speaking at .
Calculated plan to destroy freedom of expression: Mamata Banerjee on Padmavati row
The makers of "Padmavati" on Sunday said the proposed release date of the film, featuring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in lead roles, has been deferred.
'Padmavati' controversy politically planned to destroy freedom of expression says Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that the 'Padmavati' controversy is the calculated plan of a political party to destroy freedom of expression. The Chief Minister tweeted, "The Padmavati controversy is not only unfortunate but also a calculated plan of a political party to destroy the freedom to express ourselves. We condemn this super emergency. All in the film industry must come together and protest in one voice." The #Padmavati controversy is not only unfortunate but also a calculated plan of a political party to destroy the freedom to express ourselves. We condemn this super emergency. All in the film industry must come together and protest in one voice — Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) November 20, 2017 The chief minister's stand in favour of Sanjay Leela Bhansali 's 'Padmavati' comes amid protests against the release of the film by the Rajput community and some Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders across the country. An organisation of Kshatriyas in West Bengal wrote to her, demanding the removal of the ghoomar dance and some other scenes from the film, saying they are "objectionable". BJP leader from Haryana Suraj Pal Amu on Sunday declared a bounty of Rs. 10 crore for beheading actress Deepika Padukone and director Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Speaking at a private event, Amu threatened actor Ranveer Singh of breaking his legs after the latter had expressed his unhappiness at the mounting protests by fringe groups like Rajput Karni Sena. The leader also questioned the silence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the issue. He said the Rajput community was used as a vote bank by the saffron party and added that he is ready to quit the party but will not bow down on the issue. Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya yesterday said 'Padmavati' will not be allowed to be released in the state unless its "controversial portions" are removed. The Shivraj Singh Chouhan -led Madhya Pradesh government has also banned 'Padmavati' in the state. The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has turned down the application by makers of 'Padmavati' seeking to expedite Certification process of the movie. 'Padmavati' has been facing protests over alleged distortion of historical facts in the film. Meanwhile, the film fraternity has come out in support of Bhansali and the team, with many leading artists calling it an attack on ''creative freedom''. The Supreme Court will today hear a plea filed by senior lawyer Manohar Lal Sharma seeking direction to delete certain objectionable scenes from the movie. In the plea filed on Friday, Sharma also sought prosecution of the filmmaker. Earlier on November 10, the apex court rejected the petition filed against the release of Bhansali's magnum opus 'Padmavati', saying the CBFC has not yet issued a certificate to the movie. The film has been embroiled in a spate of controversies ever since its inception. The period drama starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor has been facing protests from various communal groups, including Shree Rajput Karni Sena, for allegedly tampering historical facts. - ANI
In pics: All the Padmavati protests
Padmavati protests: Sanjay Leela Bhansali film has received a number of threats from political and religious organisations. Here's a timeline of what the Deepika Padukone film has suffered so far.
Calculated plan to destroy freedom of expression: Mamata on Padmavati row
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today charged that the controversy over Sanjay Leela Bhansalis "Padmavati" was a "calculated plan" of a political party to destroy freedom of expression. She urged film industry members to come out in support of Bhansali and his film. "The Padmavati controversy is not only unfortunate but also a calculated plan of a political party to destroy the freedom to express ourselves. "We condemn this super emergency. All in the film industry must come together and protest in one voice," Banerjee said in a tweet. The makers of "Padmavati" had yesterday deferred its release from the slated December 1 date, even as protests and threats over the period drama continued unabated. Various religious organisations, spearheaded by Shri Rajput Karni Sena, have alleged that director Bhansali has distorted facts in the film. The film has been facing controversy since Bhansali started its shooting earlier this year. The director was roughed up by members of the fringe group Rajput Karni Sena in Jaipur. Its elaborate sets were also vandalised during shooting schedules in Jaipur and Kolhapur. The first poster of the movie was released in October this year and triggered a storm with various Rajput groups and others alleging that the director had "distorted" historical facts. The makers of "Padmavati" yesterday said the proposed release date of the film, featuring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in lead roles, has been deferred.
'Padmavati' controversy politically planned to destroy freedom of expression
[India], November 20 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that the 'Padmavati' controversy is the calculated plan of a political party to destroy freedom of expression. The Chief Minister tweeted, "The Padmavati controversy is not only unfortunate but also a calculated plan of a political party to destroy the freedom to express ourselves. We condemn this super emergency. All in the film industry must come together and protest in one voice." The chief minister's stand in favour of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Padmavati' comes amid protests against the release of the film by the Rajput community and some Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders across the country. An organisation of Kshatriyas in West Bengal wrote to her, demanding the removal of the ghoomar dance and some other scenes from the film, saying they are "objectionable". BJP leader from Haryana Suraj Pal Amu on Sunday declared a bounty of Rs. 10 crore for beheading actress Deepika Padukone and director Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Speaking at a private event, Amu threatened actor Ranveer Singh of breaking his legs after the latter had expressed his unhappiness at the mounting protests by fringe groups like Rajput Karni Sena. The leader also questioned the silence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the issue. He said the Rajput community was used as a vote bank by the saffron party and added that he is ready to quit the party but will not bow down on the issue. Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya yesterday said 'Padmavati' will not be allowed to be released in the state unless its "controversial portions" are removed. The Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led Madhya Pradesh government has also banned 'Padmavati' in the state. The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has turned down the application by makers of 'Padmavati' seeking to expedite Certification process of the movie. 'Padmavati' has been facing protests over alleged distortion of historical facts in the film. Meanwhile, the film fraternity has come out in support of Bhansali and the team, with many leading artists calling it an attack on ''creative freedom''. The Supreme Court will today hear a plea filed by senior lawyer Manohar Lal Sharma seeking direction to delete certain objectionable scenes from the movie. In the plea filed on Friday, Sharma also sought prosecution of the filmmaker. Earlier on November 10, the apex court rejected the petition filed against the release of Bhansali's magnum opus 'Padmavati', saying the CBFC has not yet issued a certificate to the movie. The film has been embroiled in a spate of controversies ever since its inception. The period drama starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor has been facing protests from various communal groups, including Shree Rajput Karni Sena, for allegedly tampering historical facts. (ANI)
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Janet Yellen to step down from Federal Reserve Board

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Janet Yellen has submitted her resignation from the Federal Reserve board to US President Donald Trump.She announced that she will leave the Board when her successor is sworn in as Fed chairman.
Yellen to step down once successor swears in
US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen has said she would step down as Fed Governor once her successor swears in.
Yellen to step down once successor swears in
US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen has said she would step down as Fed Governor once her successor swears in."Janet L. Yellen submitted her resignation Monday as a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, effective upon the swearing in of her successor as Chair," Xinhua news agency quoted the Fed as saying in a statement...
Yellen to leave Fed board once successor Powell sworn in | Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Monday she will resign her seat on the Feds Board of Governors once Jerome Powell is confirmed and sworn in to replace her as head of the U.S. central bank. The post Yellen to leave Fed board once successor Powell sworn in | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost .
Yellen to leave Fed board once successor Powell sworn in
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Monday she will resign her seat on the Fed's Board of Governors once Jerome Powell is confirmed and sworn in to replace her as head of the U.S. central bank.
Yellen to leave Fed board once Powell sworn in as central bank chief
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will leave her seat on the central bank's Board of Governors once Jerome Powell is confirmed and sworn in to replace her as head of the Fed, the central bank and Yellen announced on Monday. Yellen's term as Fed chief ends in February, but she technically could continue serving out a separate appointment as a Fed governor until 2024. Keeping with past practice, Yellen in a letter to President Donald Trump said she would resign when Powell is sworn in, and in the meantime "will do my utmost to ensure a smooth transition." (Reporting by Howard Schneider; Editing by Paul Simao)
Yellen to leave Fed board once Powell sworn in as central bank chief
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will leave her seat on the central bank's Board of Governors once Jerome Powell is confirmed and sworn in to replace her as head of the Fed, the central bank and Yellen announced on Monday.
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After Sonia Gandhi's attack, govt says committed to hold Winter Session, to decide dates soon

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A day after Congress President Sonia Gandhi lashed-out, the government on Tuesday said that they are committed to hold Winter Session and will soon decide on dates.
Congress too rescheduled Parliament sessions: Jaitley
His comment came as Congress chief Sonia Gandhi accused PM Modi of delaying the Winter Session of Parliament on 'flimsy grounds'
Arun Jaitley hits back at Sonia Gandhi, says Congress also rescheduled Parliament sessions
Sonia Gandhi and Arun Jaitley on Monday clashed over the delay in convening the Winter session of Parliament.
Modi government sabotaging Winter Session of Parliament, says Sonia Gandhi
New Delhi: Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for delaying the Winter Session of Parliament on "flimsy grounds", Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday warned the NDA regime that it can not escape constitutional accountability by "locking the temple of democracy". Addressing the Congress Working Committee, which met here to finalise the schedule for the election of the next Congress chief, Gandhi said that despite Modi's failure to adhere to the promises made during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, he continues making "false promises". "The Modi government in its arrogance has cast a dark shadow on India's Parliamentary democracy by sabotaging the Winter Session of Parliament on flimsy grounds. The government is mistaken if it thinks that by locking the temple of democracy, it will escape constitutional accountability ahead of the assembly elections in Gujarat," Gandhi said in her opening remarks. She said that Parliament is the forum in which questions should be asked - questions about corruption in high places, conflict of interest of serving Ministers and dubious defence deals. "Government will be obliged to answer these questions, but in order to avoid the questions and answers ahead of Gujarat elections, the government has taken the extraordinary step of not holding a Winter Session when it should be held," she said. Gandhi said the Prime Minister had the "audacity to hold a midnight celebration in Parliament to launch an ill-prepared and flawed GST but he lacks the courage to face Parliament". Training her guns on the Prime Minister over his poll promises and claims on the economic front, Gandhi accused the government of "building the fortunes of a handful while destroying the future of the poor". "Unemployment, rising inflation, falling exports and GST are causing tremendous suffering to millions of people. A year later, demonetisation has done nothing but rub salt on the wounds of distressed farmers, small traders, housewives and daily workers. The fortunes of a handful are being built by destroying the future of the poor and the oppressed," she said. "Yet the Prime Minister continues with greater vigour, to make announcements, false promises, and to quote facts and figures that have nothing to do with the reality on the ground," she added. The Congress President accused the Modi government of forcefully trying to change the history of modern India by systematically erasing the contributions made by first Prime Minister of country Jawaharlal Nehru and later by Indira Gandhi. "Be it through rewriting school text books and through malicious misinformation and propaganda or ignoring with disdain the importance of the birth centenary of Indiraji, this government is forcefully trying to change the history of modern India. This vilification is blatant and for all to see," she said. Over the 18-month long election process of the Congress organisation, which will pave the way for Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's elevation as President, she said the entire process reaffirms the party's roots. "The election process that has concluded in all but six states has elected block presidents, an equal number of delegates, primary units and party members. This has provided an opportunity for the party to interact with lakhs of workers across the country, starting from the booth level. "This reaffirms that the party's roots are spread across every district of the country and that no other political party can match the plurality and diversity of the Congress party," she said in an apparent attack on BJP chief Amit Shah, who has been claiming that BJP has become the world's largest party and would render India "Congress-free". She congratulated Rahul Gandhi and his team for their efforts on the Gujarat Assembly election front and asked them to do their best. "Let us do our best to prove that people are not fooled and that they will make the right decision and defeat the present dispensation there," she said.
Arun Jaitley refutes Sonia Gandhi#39;s charge of government sabotaging Parliament session
On Congress president Sonia Gandhi#39;s allegation that the government was "sabotaging" the Winter session of Parliament, Jaitley said the opposition party had also delayed a session in 2011 and even earlier because the sittings coincided with election campaigns.
Modi govt sabotaging Winter session of Parliament: Sonia
New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi today launched an all out attack on the government, accusing it of sabotaging the Winter session of Parliament on filmy grounds. Addressing the meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC), she also accused the government of being “ill prepared” to implement the goods and services tax (GST), which she […]
Sonia hits out at Modi over delay in Winter Session, making 'false promises'
New Delhi:Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for delaying the Winter Session of Parliament on "flimsy grounds", Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday warned the NDA regime that it can not escape constitutional accountability by "locking the temple of democracy". Addressing the Congress Working Committee, which met here to finalise the schedule for the election of the next Congress chief, Gandhi said that despite Modis failure to adhere to the promises made during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, he continues making "false promises". "The Modi government in its arrogance has cast a dark shadow on Indias Parliamentary democracy by sabotaging the Winter Session of Parliament on flimsy grounds. The government is mistaken if it thinks that by locking the temple of democracy, it will escape constitutional accountability ahead of the assembly elections in Gujarat," Gandhi said in her opening remarks. She said that Parliament is the forum in which questions should be asked - questions about corruption in high places, conflict of interest of serving Ministers and dubious defence deals. "Government will be obliged to answer these questions, but in order to avoid the questions and answers ahead of Gujarat elections, the government has taken the extraordinary step of not holding a Winter Session when it should be held," she said. Gandhi said the Prime Minister had the "audacity to hold a midnight celebration in Parliament to launch an ill-prepared and flawed GST but he lacks the courage to face Parliament". Training her guns on the Prime Minister over his poll promises and claims on the economic front, Gandhi accused the government of "building the fortunes of a handful while destroying the future of the poor". "Unemployment, rising inflation, falling exports and GST are causing tremendous suffering to millions of people. A year later, demonetisation has done nothing but rub salt on the wounds of distressed farmers, small traders, housewives and daily workers. The fortunes of a handful are being built by destroying the future of the poor and the oppressed," she said. "Yet the Prime Minister continues with greater vigour, to make announcements, false promises, and to quote facts and figures that have nothing to do with the reality on the ground," she added. The Congress President accused the Modi government of forcefully trying to change the history of modern India by systematically erasing the contributions made by first Prime Minister of country Jawaharlal Nehru and later by Indira Gandhi. "Be it through rewriting school text books and through malicious misinformation and propaganda or ignoring with disdain the importance of the birth centenary of Indiraji, this government is forcefully trying to change the history of modern India. This vilification is blatant and for all to see," she said. Over the 18-month long election process of the Congress organisation, which will pave the way for Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhis elevation as President, she said the entire process reaffirms the partys roots. "The election process that has concluded in all but six states has elected block presidents, an equal number of delegates, primary units and party members. This has provided an opportunity for the party to interact with lakhs of workers across the country, starting from the booth level. "This reaffirms that the partys roots are spread across every district of the country and that no other political party can match the plurality and diversity of the Congress party," she said in an apparent attack on BJP chief Amit Shah, who has been claiming that BJP has become the worlds largest party and would render India "Congress-free". She congratulated Rahul Gandhi and his team for their efforts on the Gujarat Assembly election front and asked them to do their best. "Let us do our best to prove that people are not fooled and that they will make the right decision and defeat the present dispensation there," she said.(IANS)
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