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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee expresses concern over 'reduction' in funds from Centre in letter to PM Narendra Modi

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee expresses concern over 'reduction' in funds from Centre in letter to PM Narendra Modi

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday expressed concern over the "steady reduction" and "inordinate delay" in the release of funds from Centre to West Bengal in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In her letter, CM Banerjee asserted that despite the state's high GSDP, that grew by 10.4 per cent, against the national GDP growth of 5 per cent in 2019-20.

Feb 20, 2020, 20:54 PM IST
Plastic-free Tirumala town to have glass bottles for drinking water; proposal gets mixed response

Plastic-free Tirumala town to have glass bottles for drinking water; proposal gets mixed response

Since the Tirupati Urban Development Authority decided to ban the sale of plastic water bottles, pilgrims are facing a lot of problems in getting drinking water. 

Feb 20, 2020, 20:53 PM IST
ICC T20 World Cup 2020: Indian women cricket team confident of good show against Australia

ICC T20 World Cup 2020: Indian women cricket team confident of good show against Australia

Indian women cricketers, who are part of the T20 World Cup squad, have expressed confidence of doing well in the marqee tournament.

Feb 20, 2020, 20:28 PM IST
Two Bengaluru employees test positive for H1N1 virus, 3 offices closed temporarily: SAP India

Two Bengaluru employees test positive for H1N1 virus, 3 offices closed temporarily: SAP India

SAP has said two of its employees in Bengaluru have tested positive for H1N1 virus and as a precautionary measure, it has closed offices in Bengaluru, Gurugram and Mumbai for extensive sanitisation. The employees based in these locations have been asked to work from home, the German tech giant said in a statement.

Feb 20, 2020, 20:04 PM IST
Top news of the day, February 20, 2020

Top news of the day, February 20, 2020

Here's a roundup of top stories from the world of politics, sports, and entertainment, which grabbed the spotlight and trended the most on various social media platforms on February 20, 2020.

Feb 20, 2020, 20:01 PM IST
Breaking News: Won't go back to Shaheen Bagh on Friday, will meet representatives of anti-CAA protestors separately, say SC-appointed mediators

Breaking News: Won't go back to Shaheen Bagh on Friday, will meet representatives of anti-CAA protestors separately, say SC-appointed mediators

She announced that the mediators will not go to Shaheen Bagh on Friday but 10 women representing the protesters will meet separately in a different place for holding talks. 

Feb 20, 2020, 19:29 PM IST
China opposes Amit Shah's Arunachal visit; urges India not to complicate border issue

China opposes Amit Shah's Arunachal visit; urges India not to complicate border issue

 China`s Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told the media in Beijing that "The Chinese government has never recognised the so-called `Arunachal Pradesh`and is firmly opposed to Shah`s visit."

Feb 20, 2020, 18:16 PM IST
India and US have very strong counter-terrorism cooperation, hope this will continue: MEA

India and US have very strong counter-terrorism cooperation, hope this will continue: MEA

India is gearing up for a grand welcome of Trump who is scheduled for a two-day visit from February 24-25. 

Feb 20, 2020, 17:48 PM IST
#JusticeForNirbhaya: Zee News campaign seeking justice for Nirbhaya gets immense public support

#JusticeForNirbhaya: Zee News campaign seeking justice for Nirbhaya gets immense public support

Zee News has started #JusticeForNirbhaya campaign seeking justice for Nirbhaya and appeals to its viewers across the world to give a missed call on +91-7834998998 to express solidarity and support to Asha Devi and her family. Alternately, people can also tweet with the hashtag '#MaaKaSandesh'.

Feb 20, 2020, 17:40 PM IST
Tamil Nadu accident: Kerala State Road Transport Corporation to conduct inquiry

Tamil Nadu accident: Kerala State Road Transport Corporation to conduct inquiry

The bus with 48 passengers owned by Kerala State Road Transport Corporation was on its way to Ernakulam in Kerala from Bengaluru in Karnataka when the mishap occurred.

Feb 20, 2020, 17:30 PM IST
RCS-UDAN scheme: Star Air to commence Indore-Kishangarh flight service from March 16

RCS-UDAN scheme: Star Air to commence Indore-Kishangarh flight service from March 16

Star Air has gained phenomenal success in Karnataka, Maharashtra, Delhi-NCR, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh, will now connect Rajasthan.

Feb 20, 2020, 17:16 PM IST
Supreme Court stays Karnataka High Court's non-bailable warrants against DGP, IGP

Supreme Court stays Karnataka High Court's non-bailable warrants against DGP, IGP

A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde stayed the non-bailable warrants while hearing the Karnataka government plea. 

Feb 20, 2020, 16:54 PM IST
Karnataka BJP denies revolt brewing against CM BS Yediyurappa

Karnataka BJP denies revolt brewing against CM BS Yediyurappa

Playing down the simmering discontent among the disgruntled legislators who missed a cabinet berth again, Karnataka BJP on February 18 had denied any revolt brewing against Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa.

Feb 20, 2020, 16:48 PM IST
Ahead of Donald Trump's India visit, jittery Pakistan PM Imran Khan holds telephonic conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping

Ahead of Donald Trump's India visit, jittery Pakistan PM Imran Khan holds telephonic conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping

During the conversation, Khan and Xi spoke on bilateral relations, where the Chinese President underscored China’s commitment to taking the Pakistan-China economic partnership to a new level.

Feb 20, 2020, 16:46 PM IST
BREAKING NEWS: FATF behind reduction of terrorism in Kashmir Valley: Army Chief General MM Naravane

BREAKING NEWS: FATF behind reduction of terrorism in Kashmir Valley: Army Chief General MM Naravane

General Naravane said that terror incidents have seen a downturn and the Army is maintaining pressure on terror groups.

Feb 20, 2020, 16:22 PM IST
Sensex down 150 points, Nifty closes below 12,100; IndusInd Bank, Zee, Tata Steel gain

Sensex down 150 points, Nifty closes below 12,100; IndusInd Bank, Zee, Tata Steel gain

About 1219 shares today advanced, 1257 shares declined, while 166 shares remain unchanged.

Feb 20, 2020, 15:52 PM IST
15 crore Muslims can dominate over 100 crore Hindus: AIMIM leader Waris Pathan

15 crore Muslims can dominate over 100 crore Hindus: AIMIM leader Waris Pathan

Pathan made the comments while addressing an anti-CAA rally at Karnataka's Gulbarga in the presence of AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi. 

Feb 20, 2020, 15:08 PM IST
Babri Masjid demolition case accused rewarded in New India: Asaddudin Owaisi on Ram temple trust head Nritya Gopal Das

Babri Masjid demolition case accused rewarded in New India: Asaddudin Owaisi on Ram temple trust head Nritya Gopal Das

The tweet from the AIMIM MP came a day after the Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, constituted for construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, met on Wednesday for the first time and appointed Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas president Nritya Gopal Das as its president and VHP vice-president Champat Rai as general secretary.

Feb 20, 2020, 15:05 PM IST
BREAKING NEWS: UP CM Yogi Adityanath’s ‘Agar koi marne ke liye aa hi raha hai to woh zinda kahan se ho jaayega’ remark sparks row

BREAKING NEWS: UP CM Yogi Adityanath’s ‘Agar koi marne ke liye aa hi raha hai to woh zinda kahan se ho jaayega’ remark sparks row

The Chief Minister made this controversial statement while wrapping up a discussion in the state assembly on the Governor's address on Wednesday.

Feb 20, 2020, 14:21 PM IST
Ahead of visit to India, US President Donald Trump retweets WION news report on his trip

Ahead of visit to India, US President Donald Trump retweets WION news report on his trip

As the much-anticipated visit of US President Donald Trump comes round the corner, the Indian media is busy covering all aspects related to it. Accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump, he will arrive in India on February 24 and 25.

Feb 20, 2020, 14:14 PM IST