Congress’ Parameshwara to be Karnataka Deputy CM (Second Lead)

The Congress’ Karnataka President G. Parameshwara would be the Deputy Chief Minister in the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S)-Congress coalition government, a party leader said on Tuesday. “Party President Rahul Gandhi has approved the name of Parameshwara for the Deputy Chief Minister post in the coalition government,” Congress General Secretary K.C. Venugopal told reporters here. Parameshwara will …

IPL: Chennai edge out Hyderabad in thriller to enter final (Second Lead)

A fighting unbeaten half-century under pressure from Faf du Plessis helped Chennai Super Kings edge past Sunrisers Hyderabad by two wickets in the first qualifier here on Tuesday to enter the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Needing 140 runs to win, Chennai made heavy weather of what should have been a comfortable chase …

IPL: Chennai edge out Hyderabad in thriller to enter final (Second Lead)

A fighting unbeaten half-century under pressure from Faf du Plessis helped Chennai Super Kings edge past Sunrisers Hyderabad by two wickets in the first qualifier here on Tuesday to enter the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Needing 140 runs to win, Chennai made heavy weather of what should have been a comfortable chase …

Ghaziabad official threatens civic body chief with pistol

The tussle between Ghaziabad’s Khoda Municipality chairperson and its Executive Officer turned ugly on Tuesday when the chairperson and her representative sought to inspect some files but the official refused, and allegedly threatened them with a pistol, police said. Both parties have lodged complaints with police against each other. Executive Officer K.K. Bhadana, in his …

IPL: Chennai edge out Hyderabad in thriller to enter final (Lead)

A fighting unbeaten half-century under pressure from Faf du Plessis helped Chennai Super Kings edge past Sunrisers Hyderabad by two wickets in the first qualifier on Tuesday to enter the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here. Needing 140 runs to win, Chennai made heavy weather of what should have been a comfortable chase …

Patients and medical staff in peril in Libya, warns UN

Libya’s ongoing conflict is putting patients’ lives at risk and even causing their deaths as hospitals and clinics are bombed, shelled and looted in possible war crimes, the United Nations said Tuesday, warning that the violence is having a “devastating” effect on health care in the country. Medical personnel are also in jeopardy and are …

UP to construct 100-room tourist complex in Haridwar

The Uttar Pradesh government will construct a 100-room tourist accommodation building in Uttarakhand’s Haridwar district, officials said on Tuesday. A proposal to this effect was approved by the state cabinet at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The new tourist complex, to be built in an area of 2,964 square metres in the …

Meeting between Italian coalition partners ‘constructive’

A meeting here between the far-right League party leader Matteo Salvini and populist Five-Star Movement head Luigi Di Maio was “calm and constructive”, the League said in a statement. Salvini and Di Maio’s 90-minute meeting took place “in a canteen in central Rome and lasted about an hour and a half. “Things are moving forward …

Passenger ‘charter’ promises relief from cancellation levy, compensation for delays (Roundup)

Domestic air passengers will soon be able to avail refunds, along with additional compensation for delays, lost baggage and some relief from cancellations charges, as the government on Tuesday put in the public domain a new ‘passenger charter’ for eliciting comments, suggestions before notifying them. Accordingly, the new air passenger charter seeks to amend current …

IPL: Chennai in final; beat Hyderabad by two wickets in Qualifier 1

An under-pressure innings from Faf du Plesis (67 not out) helped Chennai Super Kings edged past Sunrisers Hyderabad by two wickets in the first qualifier to enter the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Tuesday. Needing 140 runs to win, Chennai chased down the target with five balls to spare. Du …

Thomas and Uber Cup: India hammered 0-5 by China in men’s competition

India crashed out of the the men’s competition at the Thomas and Uber Cup badminton tournament following a humiliating 0-5 defeat against China here on Tuesday. After whitewashing Australia 5-0 on Monday, the Indian shuttlers failed to keep the momentum going as they were brutally hammered by the Chinese shuttlers. In the first game which …

Facebook CEO apologises to EU Parliament over data breach

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday apologised again for the massive Cambridge Analytica data breach, this time in front of the European Parliament (EU) leaders. Zuckerberg stressed that the social networking giant is trying to plug loopholes across its services, including curbing fake news and political interference on its platform in the wake of upcoming …

Hardik calls Patidar Nyay Panchayat, invites BJP and Congress legislators

In a bid to revive the Patel quota stir, its leader Hardik Patel has invited legislators from the community in the ruling BJP and opposition Congress to attend a Patidar mahapanchayat to decide the future course of action. In letters addressed to state BJP president Jitu Vaghani and Leader of Opposition in Assembly Paresh Dhanani, …

Akal Takht sets up Sikh Censor Board to review films on community

After a few Bollywood films ran into trouble with a section of the Sikhs over the depiction of the community, the Akal Takht on Tuesday announced the setting up of a ‘Sikh Censor Board’. The board will have 21 members, including Sikh clergy and experts. Gurbachan Singh, Jathedar (chief) of the Akal Takht — the …

Palestine urges ICC to open probe into ‘Israel crimes’ (Lead)

The Palestinian National Authority (PNA) on Tuesday petitioned the International Criminal Court (ICC) to open an investigation into Israel’s settlement policy on the West Bank and the recent actions of the Israeli armed forces against protesters in the Gaza Strip that killed over 60 people. Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki met ICC chief prosecutor Fatou …

Hindu College hasn’t applied for autonomy, says Principal

Facing with protests from students and teachers, Delhi University’s Hindu College on Tuesday clarified that it has not applied for autonomy. “No, we have not applied (for autonomy),” college Principal Anju Srivastava told IANS in an sms. A group of Leftist students earlier in the morning had picketed the college, alleging it had reached out …

Hindu College hasn’t applied for autonomy, says Principal

Facing with protests from students and teachers, Delhi University’s Hindu College on Tuesday clarified that it has not applied for autonomy. “No, we have not applied (for autonomy),” college Principal Anju Srivastava told IANS in an sms. A group of Leftist students earlier in the morning had picketed the college, alleging it had reached out …

TN sets up judicial inquiry into Toothukudi firing

The Tamil Nadu government has ordered a judicial inquiry into the police firing in the state’s Toothukudi on Tuesday which left nine people, including a girl, dead. The inquiry will be conducted by a retired judge. The firing came as ongoing anti-Sterlite protests turned violent with thousands of people from nearby areas allegedly attacking the …

RTI on Modi’s BA degree: Activists ‘want to prevent wrong interpretation of Act’

Three activists on Tuesday told the Delhi High Court that they want to prevent a wrong interpretation of Right to Information (RTI) Act while opposing Delhi University’s action of rejection of an RTI application seeking inspection of records of students who had passed the BA degree exam in 1978, the year when, as per the …

Congress leader seeks structural audit of Goa bridges

In the wake of collapse of an under-construction flyover in Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi district that claimed 15 lives, the Congress on Tuesday demanded a thorough structural audit of two under-construction bridges across major rivers in Goa. In a letter to Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari, former state Congress president Shantaram …