Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump won in the Nevada caucuses with huge margin. With this victory Donald consolidated his position against his rivals.
Donald Trump got 44.6% of votes and his rivals Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz got 23.8 % and 21.5 % votes respectively.
This is Donald’s third straight win. Donald trump won easily in South Carolina and New Hampshire states.
With this win Donald Trump consolidated his position as Republican Candidate for US Presidential election.
Exit Polls have already predicted Donald’s victory.
Donlad Trump said after the victory “We won the evangelicals. We won with young. We won with old. We won with highly educated. We won with poorly educated. I love the poorly educated. We’re the smartest people, we’re the most loyal people.”
Huge support from Latino and Hispanics voters played a vital role in Donald Trump’s victory.
JNU Student Union president Kanhaiya Kumar was sent in Police custody for 15 more days after The Delhi High Court adjourned his bail plea hearing for February 29.
The Delhi High Court accepted argument provided by Aditional solicitor general Tushar Mehta and rejected Kanhaiya Kumar’s request.
“After yesterday’s development, two of the accused have surrendered and are in safe custody. Their remand is yet to be taken. In the backdrop of the new development and as per our statutory right of 15 days police custody of an accused, we will be seeking remand of Kanhaiya Kumar to confront him with Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya,” said Aditional solicitor general Tushar Mehta.
Senior advocate Kapil Sibal was representing Kanhaiya Kumar. Kapil Sibal said Kanhaiya Kumar should be granted bail since there is no evidence against Kanhaiya Kumar as per the status report filed by Delhi Police.
Contrary to previous trends Prime Minister Narendra Modi has declined to receive an honorary doctorate from Banaras Hindu University. Modi is not in favour of personal glorification and in past he declined such offers in past also.
BHU, in a statement, had said it proposed to confer Doctor of Laws (LLD) (honoris causa) on Modi in recognition of his “yeoman services as an innovator, reformer and an outstanding leader in public service and governance”.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting Modi will be visiting BHU on February 22 to attend its convocation.
Former Prime minister Dr. Manmohan Singh received honorary degrees from various national and international Universities. Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh received Honorary Doctor of Law degree from the University of Alberta in 1997.The University of Oxford, Benaras Hindu University,University of Madras,King Saud University and the University of Cambridge also awarded such degrees to him.
American warplanes hit an ISIS camp in in the al-Qasser district in Libya and killed 49 terrorists .This camp was center of advanced training. This information was provided by White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest.
Dreaded terrorist Noureddine Chouchane is believed to be killed in the fatal airstrike Noureddine Chouchane is the mastermind of two terrorist attacks in Tunisia carried out last year.
According to sources more than 60 people were inside the camp and attending the advanced training in the camp. So death toll could rise.
The Supreme Court of India today paved the way for a new government in the Arunachal Pradesh.
The Supreme Court today vacated its earlier order staying the revocation of President’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh.
The Supreme Court upheld the verdict given by the Gauhati high Court reading the disqualification of 14 Congress MLAs. This is a major setback for the Congress Party who was fighting the case against NDA government.
The Supreme Court said “Prima facie we are convinced that the MLAs were disqualified without being served notice,”
The Apex Court has rejected all arguments provided by Congress representative Kapil Sibal and FS Nariman.
India will establish a state-of-the-art gravitational wave observatory with the help of US. Union cabinet approved a proposal regarding this. Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) in the U.S will provide support in this endeavor.
This is a great news for scientists working in the area of gravitational-wave astronomy.
Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Science and Technology (DST) will handle the project with the help of LIGO Laboratory based in US.
What is LIGO?
The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) is used to study gravitational waves by scientists. It was founded in 1992 by eminent scientists from Caltech and MIT University in US and many other colleges and universities.
900 scientists and 44000 active volunteers worldwide involved in LIGO project managed by LIGO Scientific collaboration.
Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi said Delhi police have sufficient evidence against JNU Student leader Kanhaiya who has been arrested on sedition charges
“We have suffecient evidence aganist Kanhaiya based on which he has been arrested…we are investigating the matter and other people are commenting whether there are evidences or not, This is strange,” – BS Bassi
BS Bassi also said allegetions leveled against Delhi police are baseless.
“The arrests have been valid and allegations being made aganist Delhi Police baseless,” he said.
Saudi Arabia Defence ministry has proposed to send its army to Syria against ISIS if coalition agrees. Saudi Arabia’s military spokesman Brigadier General Ahmed al-Asiri during said this to al-Arabiya TV news during an interview.
“The kingdom is ready to participate in any ground operations that the coalition (against Isis) may agree to carry out in Syria,” said military spokesman Brigadier General Ahmed al-Asiri during an interview with al-Arabiya TV news.
According to a report published in the Guardian Newspaper Saudi Arabia and Turkey can work together to fight ISIS. Saudi Arabia and Turkey set up a military coordination body a few weeks ago.
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter welcomed on Thursday a Saudi offer to participate in any ground operations. “That kind of news is very welcome,” he told reporters while on a visit to Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada.
According to a news report by PTI, Union Minister of Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan demanded reservation for the backward classes in the private sector jobs. According to Paswan this will improve the condition of Dalits in the country.
Ram Vilas Paswan was speaking to reporters in Kolkata after attending a party programme.
“We demand that there should be a law which enables there should be reservation for backward classes, SCs and STs in the private sector jobs too. We see that even after so many years of independence the condition of Dalits in the country is still very bad,”- Ram Vilas Paswan
Reservation in Private sector is not a new demand. The UP government introduced voluntary reservation for backward classes in the private sector in 2007.As per this policy private firms that introduce 30 per cent reservation in their establishments will be provided tax benefits.
After five years of negotiation,12 Nations The Trans Pacific Partnership in Auckland despite oppositions from several quarters. Share of TTP partner nations’ in world economy is around 40%.Due to this fact this deal is going to be one of the biggest multinational trade deal.
TTP Members have 2 years to ratify or reject the pact. This deal will facilitate trade among the member’s nation and
The TPP involves the US, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Brunei, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Chile and Peru.
US President Barack Obama said “Partnership would give the United States an advantage over other leading economies, namely China,”
He further said “TPP allows America – and not countries like China – to write the rules of the road in the 21st Century, which is especially important in a region as dynamic as the Asia-Pacific,”
US economy is going to receive approximately $100bn (£68.5bn) per year and that is goig to play vital role in US growth.
According to a report published in Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said that Iran is not in the super power race in the region but Iran would punish any country trying to harm Iran’s national interests. He did not mention any country.
“If any country seeks to deal a blow to our national interests, we will respond. However, we hope it doesn’t get there,” he said in an interview with the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) on Tuesday night.
In a subtle warning to Saudi Arabia Rouhani further said “If needed, we will respond decisively to certain behaviors of some countries. If necessary, we will give a punishing response to the opposite side,”
“We are looking to a region which is proud and powerful. We would like all regional countries, especially our neighbors and the regional Muslims, to live together in peace and work toward development and prosperity.”
“Our aim is to help the regional countries get rid of their problems in the face of terrorists. We regard combating terrorists as one the prerequisites of stability in the region,” Rouhani said.
“Unfortunately, certain countries, whether knowingly or unknowingly, are helping terrorism. We want territorial integrity of all the regional countries to be protected and no disintegration to take place.”
Diplomatic ties are worsening between Pakistan and Bangladesh. Bangladesh detained an official of the Pakistan High Commission due to his “suspicious movement” few days back. Pakistan reciprocated by detaining Bangladeshi official in Pakistan for hours on Monday.A report has been published in The Nation News paper.
Bangladesh protested by summoning Pakistan’s high commissioner to lodge the protests on this incident.
“We have summoned the Pakistan high commissioner to lodge the protests on the missing incident,” said a senior official at the foreign ministry in Dhaka, who asked not to be identified in the absence of authorisation to speak to the media.
Last month, a Bangladeshi diplomat in Pakistan was expelled in what Dhaka officials called “an act of retaliation” after a Pakistani diplomat in Dhaka was expelled after being accused of spying.
Now Vodafone’s 4G services will be available in Delhj and NCR.Vodafone will roll out 4G services in a phased manner. Vodafone is using robust 1800 MHz band for it’s sate of the art 4G services.
“We are delighted to launch our high-speed 4G services in Delhi and NCR for our customers to experience the most advanced wireless broadband experience available across the globe today.” – Naveen Chopra, chief operating officer, Vodafone India.
One can also access 4G using 4G Mobile Wi-Fi that supports connectivity for up to 10 devices. Vodafone 4G packs ranging from a trial pack of 35 MB at Rs 11 to a bonanza pack of 20 GB at Rs 2,499.
3 months 3 months access to free TV, movies & music, 100+ Live TV channels on Vodafone Play will be offered as part of the 4G services. Apart from this premium video-on-demand service with over 35,000 hours of Hollywood blockbusters will also be the part of the 4G package.
Maruti has unveiled sub-compact SUV,Vitara Brezza in Auto Expo 2016. Vitara Brezza will be launched in April 2016.
The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is powered by by a 1.3-litre multijet diesel unit.Intially Diesal Variant will be launched and Petrol version will be rolled out later.The Maruti Suzuki is planning to export the petrol-engine version to several markets.
The Maruti Vitara Brezza is the company’s first product that is wholly developed by the Indian research & development team in three and half years.
Maruti Vitara Brezza Variant-wise key features
Vitara Brezza LDi
– Twin pod head-lights
– 15-inch steel wheels
– Audio player with Bluetooth
– Manual AC
– Tilt-adjustable steering
– Parcel tray
– Driver-side airbag
– speed sensitive door locks
– Front power windows
LDi (O) (In addition to features offered on LDi)
– Passenger-side airbag
– Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
– Electronic brakeforce distribution
– Front seat belt pretensioner
VDi (In addition to features offered on LDi optional)
– Full wheel covers
– Blackened A,B & C pillars
– Roof rails
– Body-coloured door handles
– Power windows at rear
– headrests for rear passengers
– Seat back pockets
– Keyless entry
– Security alaram
– Electro-magnetic tail-gate
– Gear-shift indicator
VDi (O) ( In additon to features offered on VDi)
– Anti-lock braking system
– Electronic brakeforce distribution
– seat belt pretensioner
ZDi (In addition to features offered on VDi optional)
– Projector head-lights with LED daytime running lamps
It seems people are taking PM Modi’s ‘Man ki Baat’ seriously and PM Narendra Modi is able to convey the message to the masses. Man ki Baat is making people to share their grievances, complaints to the PM Modi and PM Modi is also taking them seriously and addressing in timely manner.
An 11 year-old boy shared his Man Ki Baat to the PM Narendra Modi mentioning the problem faced by him due to absence of a crossing at the railways tracks between his locality and the school. Due to the absence of Crossing he had to take a longer route to reach his school daily. People from his locality is also facing the same story. Apart from this regular accidents happening at this place.
”Accidents keep happening near the railway track. We face problems while going to school in absence of crossing,” he said.
Railways informed Nayan Sinha that state government permission is required to construct a railway crossing or over bridge to resolve his problem
This is not the first time people seeking PM Modi intervention to solve their day to day problem. Some time back a 8-year-old boy from Bengluru, also wrote a letter to PM Modi to solve his problem and he also got a positive response in timely manner form PMO.
In a letter to PM Modi Abhinav narrated how he is facing problems due to a under construction Fly over across the railway gate. Abhinav,a third standard student from National Public School, Yeswantpur wrote letter with the help of his Grand Father.
The Supreme Court castigated some states for not implementing law passed by Parliament of India. The Supreme Court slammed Gujrat for not implementing Food Security Act that was passed by Parliament.
“What is Parliament doing? Is Gujarat not a part of India? The Act says it extends to whole of India and Gujarat is not implementing it. Tomorrow somebody can say that it is not going to implement the CrPC, IPC and the Evidence Act,” a bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur said.
“Does Gujarat want to breakaway from India? How can a state say that it won’t follow law passed by Parliament,” the SC said.
The bench asked the Centre to provide the status of welfare schemes like MGNREGA, National Food Security and mid-day meal from drought-hit states.
The bench was hearing a PIL which alleged that parts of states like Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Haryana and Chattisgarh have been hit by drought and the authorities were not providing adequate relief.
A Kolkata court pronounced the sentences in sensational and brutal Kamduni gangrape case.
A Kolkata court handed capital punishment to Aminul Ali, Saiful Ali and Ansar Ali while Imanul Islam and Aminul Islam were sentenced to life imprisonment for the gangrape and brutal murder of the woman on June 7, 2013.
Saiful Ali, Ansar Ali and Aminul Ali were found guilty under sections 376(d) (gangrape), 302 (murder), 376A (inflicting injury which causes death of a woman) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of IPC.
Two accused – Rafiqul Islam and Nur Ali were acquitted due to lack of evidence.
According to a report in The Telegraph Newspaper additional session judge
Was shocked seeing that Noor’s name was omitted from the first chargesheet.
Another accused Gopal Naskar died during trial in August last year.
Ansar Ali one of the accused threaten the relatives of the victim.
” Ami toke dekhe nebo (I will settle scores with you),” Ansar shouted at the victim’s brother.According to the girls’s family Ansar Ali is the key accused but CID projected Saiful Ali as the main accused.
The gang-rape and brutal murder of the 21-year-old college girl occurred when she was returning home at Kamduni, about 50km from Kolkata, in North 24-Parganas district after appearing for an examination at her college on June 7, 2013.
The second year BA student was pulled into a farm when she was walking back home along a deserted road after alighting from a bus.
She was gang-raped and gruesomely murdered subsequently
Muslims women groups demanded that they should be allowed to enter into Haji Ali Dargah in Mumbai. Muslim women stages a protest on 28 January regarding this demand. A report has been published in Times of India regarding this.
According to Muslim women male patriarchy is responsible for imposing restriction on women.
“I am an Islamic scholar and nowhere in Islam is it said that women cannot go to graveyards. This is the dictum of the prophet. When Islam has not excluded women, then why should male patriarchy dominate. Male patriarchy is dominating the Hindus, Male patriarchy is dominating the Muslims,”– Professor of Islamic studies Zeenat Shaukat Ali
The Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA) has filed a petition in the Bombay high court seeking a ruling that the ban is unconstitutional.
According to the the Haji Ali Dargah trust it was a “grievous sin” as per Islam for women to be in close proximity of the grave of a male Muslim saint.
Defense Ministry recommended CBI Inquiry against two top serving Generals of the Indian Army.
CBI will probe corruption charges against two top serving Generals of the Indian Army on allegations of disproportionate income and paying bribe for their promotions. These two Army officers are Major General Ashok Kumar, General Officer Commanding Kolkata sub area, and Major General SS Lamba, posted in Delhi as additional director general Ordnance.
While Kumar is from the Army Service Corps, Lamba belongs to the Army Ordnance Corps.
CBI will probe the allegation that the officers amassed wealth beyond their known sources of income.
According to India Today report both officers are decorated officers. Kumar was awarded the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal and Lamba was a recipient of Sena medal last year.
Both officers were being monitored from for quite some at the level of the PMO and after getting primary evidence CBI Probe ordered against them
“Corruption charges against the officers were being monitored for quite some time even at the level of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). It is only after due consideration that the CBI was involved by the defence minister Manohar Parrikar,” said a source.
According to journal Nature,A Computer System built by Google defeated the European champion Fan Hui, in Ancient Chinese board game Go. This is a major breakthrough in the area of artificial intelligence (AI) research.
The Google system, named AlphaGo defeated Fan Hui in a five-game match at the Google DeepMind office in London in October.
Google is planning to put AlphaGo up against the highest-ranked Go player, South Korea’s Lee Sedol, at a match in Seoul in March.
“This is the first time that a computer program has defeated a human professional player in the full-sized game of Go, a feat previously thought to be at least a decade away.” – Nature
“If we win the match in March, then that’s sort of the equivalent of beating [Garry] Kasparov in chess,” said Demis Hassabis, cofounder of Google-owned DeepMind, during a press briefing on the research earlier this week. “Lee Sedol is the greatest player of the past decade. I think that would mean AlphaGo would be better than any human at playing Go.”
Go is a board game invented in China more than 2,500 years ago. In this game 19 horizontal and 19 vertical lines forms a grid and players place black and white stones alternately.
“Go is the most complex and beautiful game ever devised by humans,” Demis Hassabis, head of the Google team, and himself an avid Go player, said at a press briefing. By beating Fan Hui, he added, “our program achieved one of the long-standing grand challenges of AI.”
Supreme Court scolded bluntly Congress for not paying requisite court fee in full and using incorrect fonts in the petition filed by the Party to challenging the decision of imposing President Rule in Arunchal Pradesh.
However, Justice Khehar reprimanded Congress for not paying the requisite court fee in full while filing the petition. There was a shortfall of Rs. 800 in the court fee paid to the Supreme Court Registry.
Justice Khehar said there were a lot of other “defects” in the petiton filed by Bamang Felix, Chief Whip of the Congress Legislative Party of Arunachal Pradesh.
The Congress party side saw a whole array of top lawyers present in court, including senior advocates Fali Nariman, Kapil Sibal and Vivek Tankha.
Justice Khehar said “the Registry has raised a lot of objections. You have paid less court fee. You have to pay Rs. 800 more…”
Justice Khehar further said “ Children are just saying… please look into this… when you file urgent matters like this, ensure that you pay court fee in full”.
Congress Party challenged the constitutionality of the Union Cabinet recommendation and subsequent imposition of President’s Rule in Arunachal Pradesh ruled by the Congress party.
Supreme Court accepted the petition and forwarded it to a five-judge Constitution Bench.
Israel’s Electricity Authority had been attacked by unidentified hackers in a “severe cyber-attack” by unidentified hackers.
This has been revealed by National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources Minister of Isreal Yuval Steinitz on Tuesday. Steinitz was speaking at two day CyberTech 2016 Conference in Tel Aviv. Hundreds of international delegations were attending the CyberTech 2016 Conference.
“Yesterday we identified one of the largest cyber-attacks that we have experienced,” Steinitz said at the CyberTech 2016 conference at the Tel Aviv Trade Fair and Convention Center.
Attack has been thwarted by the Israel’s Electricity Authority with the help of National Cyber Bureau of Isreal.
Energy Minister Steinitz says Israeli electric authority succeeded in mitigating attack by shutting down systems to prevent virus from spreading.
Affected systems has been shut down for two days to prevent virus from spreading.
“The virus was already identified and the right software was already prepared to neutralize it. We had to paralyze many of the computers of the Israeli electricity authorities. We are handling the situation and I hope that soon, this very serious event will be over” Isreal Yuval Steinitz
President Pranab Mukherjee has accepted the recommendation of the Union Cabinet to impose President’s rule in Arunchal Pradesh after meeting with Union Home Minister Sh. Rajath Singh.
The Union Cabinet on Sunday had recommended President’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh and it was sent to Pranab Mukherjee for his approval.
Congress party challenged the constitutional validity of the decision in the Supreme Court.
The matter has been posted for urgent hearing on January 27.
Former British PM Clement Atlee had said that the role played by Netaji’s Indian National Army was significant in India becoming independent and non-violent movement led by Mahatama Gandhi had minimal effect.A report published in Mail Today regarding this.
These claims have been made by military historian General GD Bakshi in his yet-to be-published book – Bose: An Indian Samurai.
Clement Atlee was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1945 to 1951 and had signed the decision to grant independence to India.
Bakshi has reportedly cited a conversation between Atlee and then Governor of West Bengal Justice PB Chakraborty in 1956.
This claim is based on a conversation between Atlee and then Governor of West Bengal Justice PB Chakraborty in 1956. Chakraborty was the then Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court and was serving as the acting Governor of West Bengal.
As per the report, he had written a letter to the publisher of RC Majumdar’s book – A History of Bengal.
The website quotes him as follows – “When I was acting governor, Lord Attlee, who had given us independence by withdrawing British rule from India, spent two days in the governor’s palace at Calcutta during his tour of India. At that time I had a prolonged discussion with him regarding the real factors that had led the British to quit India. My direct question to Attlee was that since Gandhi’s Quit India Movement had tapered off quite some time ago and in 1947 no such new compelling situation had arisen that would necessitate a hasty British departure, why did they had to leave? In his reply Attlee cited several reasons, the main among them being the erosion of loyalty to the British crown among the Indian Army and Navy personnel as a result of the military activities of Netaji.”
He is further quoted as thus – “Toward the end of our discussion I asked Attlee what was the extent of Gandhi’s influence upon the British decision to leave India. Hearing this question, Attlee’s lips became twisted in a sarcastic smile as he slowly chewed out the word, ‘m-i-n-i-m-a-l’.”
The above conversation was first published by the Institute of Historical Review by author Ranjan Borra in 1982.
Eight suspected terrorists have entered in Uttara Khand and one of the terrorist was found moving in an unspecified area in Dehradun late Monday night.Police got the information of the terrorists through a video clip.Police released a photograph of the suspect.
“There is a group of eight men moving in the region. One (of them) was seen in Dehradun late Monday night,” said Uttara Khand director general of police BS Sidhu.
He was speaking after flag hoisting ceremony at the state police headquarters in Dehradun during Republic Day celebrations.
Police have been put on high alert and an intensive hunt has been launched to nab him.
“There are no civil liberties under Daesh. The best way to uphold civil liberties is to ensure the safety of the nation.” – Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said his country’s new anti-terrorism laws are a necessary weapon against the real threat of Islamic state.
Human rights groups opposing new anti terror law as this law allows police to detain suspects without trial.
Malaysia has passed a controversial anti-terrorism bill, which the government says is needed to tackle the threat from Islamic extremists on 7 April 2015.
Under the legislation, suspects can be held without trial for up to two years, with multiple extensions allowed after that. Decisions on their detention will be made by a terrorism board, rather than the judiciary.
India is going to buy Rafale from France. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has confirmed this.
The French President Francois Hollande confirmed that project is on “right track”.
“The Rafale is a major project for India and France. It will pave the way for an unprecedented industrial and technological cooperation, including ‘Make in India’, for the next 40 years. Agreeing on the technicalities of this arrangement obviously takes time, but we are on the right track”, Hollande said on Sunday.
Financial structure of the deal is yet to be finalized.
Rafale means gust of wind in French.Rafale is a twin-engine,multirole fighter aircraft developed by Dassault Aviation.
Currently it is being used by France Air Force,French Navy,Egypt Air Force and Qatar Air Force.