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Sasikala leaves for husband Natarajan’

Bengaluru, Mar 20 (ANI): Convicted All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader VK Sasikala has left from Bengaluru's Parappana Agrahara Central Jail to attend the last rites of her husband Natarajan Maruthappa’s last rites. She has been granted 15-day parole following the demise of her husband. Many prominent personalities like ousted AIADMK Deputy General Secretary TTV Dhinakaran, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam’s (DMK) working president MK Stalin, Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) leader Vaiko, among others paid their last respects to Maruthappa. Maruthappa passed away on Tuesday at around 1.35 am at the Gleneagles Global hospital in Chennai. The 75-year-old died due to multiple-organ failure, as per the death certificate.

20-Mar-2018
France's Sarkozy held in custody in camp

French ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy is being held in police custody for questioning by magistrates looking into allegations of Libyan funding for his 2007 election campaign.

20-Mar-2018
Badalta Manzar (Program) - Mar 20, 2018

Badalta Manzar is a weekly developmental news magazine which projects the rapid economic development and growth taking place in Jammu and Kashmir. This is the only program on local cable which brings reports from the far flung corners of the State  informing audiences about the ground level economic and social work taking place in Jammu and Kashmir. Badalta Manzar also highlights the tremendous strides being made by Kashmir’s Youth in terms of getting involved with the development work. This show sharply brings into focus how economic growth and development is working towards bringing Kashmir’s Youth into the National mainstream. The message of this show is that the dark period of Youth radicalisation is over and a new dawn of economic growth, employment and prosperity for all has dawned on Kashmir. (Jammu and Kashmir News)

20-Mar-2018
Sufiyon Ki Vaadi Ep#203 (Program) - Mar

Sufiyon Ki Vaadi is a weekly Cable Program which is telecast in the Kashmir Valley and which reminds the people of the Sufi culture and tradition of the Valley. This show is viewer interactive and projects the Sufi tradition of the Valley and impact of Sufism on the culture and tradition of the people. The Sufi culture rejects any form of militancy and radicalisation. The program engages Youth in supporting Sufism and Kashmiriyat. The show also contains interviews with theologists of repute to highlight the Sufi tradition as Kashmir’s way of life and how following Sufism teachings is better. The program also brings into focus the impact of Sufism on the life of Kashmiris, in Literature, crafts and culture. Overall Sufism is the life line of Jammu and Kashmir and the people are more committed to it than ever before. (Jammu and Kashmir)

20-Mar-2018
Not right to delay information about 39

New Delhi, Mar 20 (ANI): The Congress Party on Tuesday slammed the Centre for delaying the information regarding the 39 Indians, who were killed in Mosul, Iraq. Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said, “This is saddening for every Indian, rest I would ask why this information was delayed by the government, they should tell how it happened, when they died. Also, the way government gave high hopes to the families was not right.” Echoing the same sentiments, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said, “We had expected this, it should have been announced earlier, and it was known since much earlier.”  Earlier in the day, the Union External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj confirmed that 39 Indians, who went missing in Mosul in Iraq in the year 2014, have been killed. 

20-Mar-2018
World's last male northern white rhino d

The world's last male northern white rhino has died, the Kenyan conservancy taking care of it said, leaving only two females of its subspecies alive in the world. Scarlett Cvitanovich reports.

20-Mar-2018
JNU Dean files FIR against 17 students f

New Delhi, Mar 20 (ANI): Jawaharlal Nehru University Dean of Students, Professor Umesh Ashok Kadam filed an FIR naming 17 students in connection with March 12 incident, where the students barged into his office and allegedly manhandled and abused him. An FIR has been lodged against JNUSU president Geeta Kumari, its vice president Simone Zoya Khan and others for creating ruckus inside the office of the dean.

20-Mar-2018
Recruitment policy in Railways is unbias

New Delhi, Mar 20 (ANI):  After the rail services were halted by the railway job aspirants, Minister of Railways, Piyush Goyal on Tuesday said that Indian Railways has made a recruitment policy that is unbiased and transparent. The move has come on the directives of the Supreme Court. He said, “Recruitment in Railways is underway at a large scale. On directives of Supreme Court, Indian Railways has made a recruitment policy that is unbiased, transparent and competitive.” He added, “The Railways have already reserved 20 per cent posts under Course Completed Act Apprentices.” Earlier in the day, Railway services in Mumbai were affected as ‘rail-roko’ agitation by railway job aspirants, continued between Matunga and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Stations.

20-Mar-2018
39 Indians missing in Iraq killed: EAM S

New Delhi, Mar 20 (ANI): Union External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday confirmed that 39 Indians, who went missing in Mosul in Iraq in the year 2014 have been killed. Speaking at the Rajya Sabha, Swaraj said that the dreaded terror outfit Islamic State (IS) had killed all the Indian nationals. In July last year, Swaraj had firmly said in the Parliament that she would not declare the 39 Indians dead without concrete proof or evidence. Earlier, India had asked Iraq for help in locating the missing Indians after Iraqi forces recaptured Mosul from IS. The 39 persons, most of whom hailed from Punjab, were working on projects near Mosul, when they were kidnapped during their evacuation.

20-Mar-2018
Watch: Truck catches fire on highway nea

Kheda (Gujarat), Mar 20 (ANI): A truck caught fire on a highway near Nadiad in Gujarat’s Kheda district. The truck was going from Ahmedabad to Surat and no injuries were reported so far in the accident. The fire has been doused now.

20-Mar-2018
4-months-old girl branded with hot iron

Bhilwara (Rajasthan), Mar 20 (ANI): A four-months-old girl was branded with a hot iron rod by her family members in the name of tradition in Rajasthan’s Bhilwara. She was later admitted to a nearby hospital. The family of the girl was suggested to brand her with a hot iron rod so as to cure her disease. The doctor said that the girl was suffering from Pneumonia and congenital heart disease and in under treatment now.  He added that the condition of the child is said to be critical.

20-Mar-2018
Mumbai rail roko: Railway traffic resume

Mumbai (Maharashtra), Mar 20 (ANI): Railway traffic has been resumed between Mumbai’s Dadar and Matunga railway stations. The services were crippled after railway job aspirants staged a ‘rail-roko’ agitation demanding permanent jobs on Tuesday. Due to the agitation, trains between the Kurla and Dadar stations were suspended. Over 40 lakh commuters travel via the Central line every day. Meanwhile, the agitating railway job aspirants are still present at the spot.

20-Mar-2018
Railway services crippled as job aspiran

Mumbai (Maharashtra), Mar 20 (ANI): Railway services in Mumbai were affected as ‘rail-roko’ agitation by railway job aspirants, continued between Matunga and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Stations. The police baton charged the protestors to move them away from the tracks. Due to the agitation, trains between the Kurla and Dadar stations remained suspended. Over 40 lakh commuters travel via the Central line every day.

20-Mar-2018
Kashmiri youth organise painting competi

Srinagar (J&K), Mar 20 (ANI):  A local youth group with support from Kashmir Tourism Department organised a painting competition for youngsters in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar. The event was aimed at exploring the hidden talent in youngsters, where hundreds of students both boys and girls from different institutions participated in the painting competition.

20-Mar-2018
Delhi Metro's Pink Line halts due to tec

New Delhi, Mar 20 (ANI): Delhi Metro’s Pink Line services were halted after it suffered technical glitch. The train was stranded at South Campus Station but the service have resumed now. The eight-km-long Pink Line was inaugurated on March 14, taking the operational span of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to 252 km. The Pink Line, also known as the Ring Road Line, is an almost circular line that passes alongside the busy Ring Road in the national capital in a U-shaped pattern that witnessed a massive traffic jam every day. It is also the longest Metro line of the country.

20-Mar-2018
Drunken Husband torches wife after alter

Hyderabad, Mar 20 (ANI): A man poured kerosene on his wife and torched her after an altercation with her. The Police said that he regularly picked up fight with his wife after consuming alcohol. This time also after consuming alcohol, some argument arose between the duo after which he torched her. The police also said that the victim was immediately shifted to Osmania General Hospital.The victim sustained 90% injuries according to the hospital. A case has been registered under Section 307 & 498-A IPC.

20-Mar-2018
BSF organises Football Tour for youth in

Rajouri (J&K), Mar 20 (ANI): Border Security Force (BSF) has organised a football tour for youth of border area on Tuesday, to participate in a football match in Kolkata. A team of 32 players was flagged off by IG, BSF Jammu.

20-Mar-2018
Water Yoga performed by people as summer

Surat (Gujarat), Mar 20 (ANI): As summer approaches, people have started performing Water Yoga, a new way of the ancient practice of Yoga.  A group of 25 yoga enthusiasts stood in chest-high water in a pool as they performed various yoga ‘asanas’ or postures.  Yoga trainer, B.J. Shah, said water yoga helped maintain body posture and ensure healthy breathing as lungs are exercised well amid water pressure.

20-Mar-2018
VK Sasikala’s husband Natarajan passes

Chennai, Mar 20 (ANI):  Jailed All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader VK Sasikala's husband Natarajan Maruthappa passed away on Tuesday at around 1.35 am at the Gleneagles Global hospital in Chennai. Mortal remains of Maruthappa arrived at his Cheenai residence in Besant Nagar area. The 75-year-old died due to multiple-organ failure, as per the death certificate. Shanmuga Priyan, Chief Operation Officer, Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai, released a statement, saying that every possible attempt was made to sustain his revival. However, despite their best efforts, he was unable to recover. Earlier, Natarajan had also undergone a liver and kidney transplant in 2017. Sasikala is currently serving a four-year imprisonment and is lodged in Central Prison in Bengaluru in a disproportionate assets case.

20-Mar-2018
SKorea-US military drills to resume desp

South Korea and the US say they will resume joint military drills -- delayed to avoid clashing with the South's Winter Games -- at a similar scale to past years despite a diplomatic thaw with the North.Skoreaus,military,Drills,Resume,despite,korea,Thaw

20-Mar-2018
Giant sculptures burn in Valencia ending

Thousands attend the burning of hundreds of giant sculptures in the annual "Fallas" festival in Spain. No reporter narration.

20-Mar-2018
Thousands pay tribute to Bangladesh cras

Several thousand people fill a Dhaka stadium for the funeral of the 23 Bangladeshi victims of a plane crash in Nepal. The country has been plunged into mourning since the crash of a US-Bangla Airways plane in Kathmandu on March 12, which killed 49 people in all.

20-Mar-2018
Ex-Parliamentarian calls on EU to take c

Geneva (Switzerland), Mar 20 (ANI): A former member of the European Parliament and founder of South Asia Democratic Forum Paulo Casaca, raised questions over the ignorance of European Union (EU) towards human rights violation, minority rights and terror funding activities in Pakistan. “There are laws that should be followed. The European Union is now giving to Pakistan the very rare distinction of being considered to be one utmost follower of international laws and namely of human rights conventions and also of conventions against terrorism. And, it cannot ignore what is going on. I think that the European Union with this attitude actually gives a lot of incentive for the Pakistani authorities to ignore human rights. The European Union has a lot of responsibility of what is going on in Pakistan,” said Casaca.

20-Mar-2018
WTO Director General to discuss trade en

New Delhi, Mar 20 (ANI): Director General of the World Trade Organization, Roberto Azevedo, expressed joy on his ongoing visit to India.  Azevedo informed that he will be meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and will also participate in an informal ministerial meeting to discuss about issues like trade environment. “I am very happy to be here. I will continue my program here in Delhi with a conversation with PM & meeting with some ministers. We will also have an informal ministerial meeting to have open conversation about many issues,” said Roberto Azevedo. 

20-Mar-2018
Ex-European Parliamentarian lambasts Pak

Geneva (Switzerland), Mar 20 (ANI): Responding to a question on laws against sheltering terror groups and terrorists, a former member of the European Parliament and founder of South Asia Democratic Forum, Paulo Casaca, said that Pakistan doesn’t apply the United Nations conventions.  “The law exists, there is an article that clearly states that for being eligible for any trade preference, a country must apply United Nations conventions and it is very clearly the case that Pakistan isn’t doing it,” said Casaca. “At last, the President of United States said it in a very clear way, it is a declaration that is late for some decades, but better late than never. This is so obvious what it says that I cannot understand how can someone ignore it," he added. 

20-Mar-2018
Traditional artifacts draw craft lovers

Imphal (Manipur), Mar 20 (ANI): Imphal hosted an arts and crafts exhibition for the residents of the border areas. The enthusiastic artisans of the state from farthest corners showcased indigenous and traditional crafts at the exhibition. The exhibition held at newly inaugurated urban ‘Haat’ community market, aimed at promoting the artisans of far flung border areas and giving them exposure in order to initiate the sale of their products to people coming from across the country to visit the celebration of Indian folk craftsmanship. Around 30 stalls have been put up at the exhibition showcasing different handicrafts and items which will be held every 15 days for the local artistes to promote folk art and craft.

20-Mar-2018
Thousands flock to witness vehicle aucti

Saudi Arabia, Mar 20 (ANI): More than hundred vehicles were sold at an auction in Saudi Arabia to settle the debt of billionaire Maan al-Sanea and his company. It is kingdom’s one of the longest-running debt disputes.  Officials hoped the sale will go towards repaying around 4.8 billion Dollars owed to creditors.  Ranked in 2007 by Forbes as one of the world’s 100 richest people, Al-Sanea was detained late last year.  900 vehicles were being sold at auction.  His debts date back nearly a decade to Saudi Arabia's biggest financial meltdown.  His case is separate from the dozens of Saudi businessmen and prominent figures who have been held in a corruption crackdown.  Other parts of Al-Sanea’s business empire and personal wealth including property will go under the hammer which are estimated at around 2.7 billion Dollars.

20-Mar-2018
Woman hit by Uber was walking bicycle: p

Sgt. Ronald Elcock of the Tempe Police Department said the self-driving Uber vehicle hit a woman who was walking a bicycle late Sunday evening and she later died. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

20-Mar-2018
On temporary islands in C.Africa, hundre

Hundreds of displaced people from the Central African Republic fleeing anti-Balaka militias have settled in temporary makeshift homes along the isolated, transient shores of the Ubangi River. Many fishermen have stories of friends or family who have been kidnapped or ransomed while others have been forced to join the militia, through a bloody scarification ritual that they call "vaccination".

20-Mar-2018
Tropical storm kills 17 in Madagascar

Madagascar, Mar 20 (ANI): Storm Eliakim, which hit the island over the weekend, has killed at least 17 people and displaced over 6,000 so far.

20-Mar-2018
Custom officials nab smuggler carrying l

Guwahati (Assam), Mar 20 (ANI): Custom officials in Assam’s Guwahati apprehended a smuggler red-handed while he was looking to make sale on a leopard’s skin and bones. The officials seized a 7.7-feet-long leopard skin along with five kilograms of bones. Acting on a tip-off, the officials intercepted the accused, who had just reached Guwahati to reach out to their customers, and brought one of the accused to book, while the other, a Bhutanese national, managed to give the cops a slip, said a Custom Officer. Leopard skin and bones are often smuggled to China and other South Asian countries where the skin is used as a decorative item and bones are used for medicinal purposes.

20-Mar-2018
Hyderabadi woman rescued from Saudi Arab

Hyderabad, Mar 20 (ANI): Reshma Begum, a Hyderabad-based woman, thanked the Union External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj after she was rescued from Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh, where she was allegedly being forced to work as a housekeeper. The agents lured her on hiring her as a nurse in the Arab nation, but when she reached there, the agents gave her the work of a housekeeper. According to Reshma, she was being tortured by the owners and was even kept hungry for days. Reshma went to Saudi Arabia in July 2017.

20-Mar-2018
Greece raises concern over human rights

Geneva (Switzerland), Mar 20 (ANI): Universal Periodic Review on Pakistan was held at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, Switzerland. Participating nations like Greece raised issues of human rights violations. “We reiterate our concerns on the reports of extra-judicial killings and enforced disappearances. We also reiterate that Pakistan should ally with the comprehensive recommendation made by the committee against torture and the ones mentioned by the human rights committee in its review of Pakistan 2017,” Greece’s Representative said. Greece further urged Pakistan to take action and protect freedom of speech by taking measures against intimidation journalist and ensuring that the perpetrators of violence be brought to justice. 

20-Mar-2018
Human rights organisations corner Pakist

Geneva (Switzerland), Mar 20 (ANI): NGOs like International Centre against Censorship and World Sindhi Congress opposed Pakistan at the Universal Periodic Review on Pakistan. The Universal Periodic Review on Pakistan was held at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva. Participating nations and human rights organisations raised issues of human rights violations focusing on persecution of Christians and enforced disappearances.

20-Mar-2018
Abbas calls US ambassador to Israel 'son

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas labels the US ambassador to Israel David Friedman a "son of a dog" during an attack on Donald Trump's policies.

20-Mar-2018
Clash between two groups after Karnataka

Kalburgi (Karnataka), Mar 19 (ANI): Clashes between Lingayat and Veerashaiva followers erupted after Karnataka government's decision of granting a separate religion status for the Lingayats community. The clash broke out when the Lingayat followers were celebrating the government's decision while Veerashaiva followers were protesting against the same. Ahead of the state assembly elections, the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah-led Karnataka Government earlier today accepted the suggestions of Nagamohan Das committee to form a separate religion status for the Lingayats. The suggestion which has been accepted under section 2D of the state Minorities Commission Act will now be sent to the Centre for the final approval. A seven-member Nagamohan Das committee headed by retired high court Judge H N Nagamohan Das submitted its report on March 2, 2018, stating that "Lingayats in Karnataka may be considered as a religious minority."

20-Mar-2018
Trump pushes death penalty for opioid de

President Donald Trump, targeting the U.S. opioid epidemic, called again on Monday for the execution of drug dealers, a proposal that so far has gained little support in Congress, amid criticism from some drug abuse and criminal justice experts. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

20-Mar-2018
Bizarre! 12th students put currency note

Firozabad (Uttar Pradesh) Mar 19 (ANI): The worsening condition of education system in Uttar Pradesh demonstrated itself in the form of currency notes inside the answer sheets of 12th board examination papers. Strange, but the truth is, that many answer sheets contained 'bribe' for the examiners, for getting the passing marks. However, the teachers said, "We are giving marks only on merit. None of us are accepting the money found in the answer sheets."

20-Mar-2018
16 Korean automobile ancillaries exchang

Amaravati (AP), Mar 19 (ANI): Sixteen Korean automobile ancillaries exchanged MoUs with the Government of Andhra Pradesh, bringing in a total investment of $737 million (?4,790 crores) and have committed employment to 6,583 people. Apart from 534 acres at Erramanchi, the companies will establish units at Gudipalli (71 acres) and Ammavarupalli (138 acres). "Only last month, I was at the project site of Kia Motors for the Framework Installation Ceremony, and was very happy to see significant progress of the project," said the Chief Minister at the MoU signing.  Kia Motors, along with the auto ancillaries from South Korea is the largest FDI in India in recent times. The ancillaries will supply to Kia Motors to cater to the plant's initial capacity of 3 lakh vehicles per annum. "I hope that by next March, all of you would have set base, so that you will be in sync with the production plan of bringing out the first car then. I am also keen to see more Korean investments come into our state following you, and set up a South Korea Township", he said. "I am confident that this establishment will help build a big automotive ecosystem, and strengthen the ties between AP and South Korea." The Chief Minister also spoke about the Backward Areas Ultra Mega Integrated Automobile Projects Policy, and the presence of more than 100 auto component manufacturers including Isuzu Motors, Hero Motors, Ashok Leyland, Apollo Tyres, Bharat Forge and others. "Make AP your second home, as the chosen area for the auto-cluster, Anantapur, is strategically located close to Bengaluru and is a part of two of the state's main industrial corridors," he said.

20-Mar-2018
Kushner company played Russian roulette

A New York tenants rights group and local politician said on Monday they would launch an investigation into the real estate company formerly headed by Jared Kushner, a top aide to President Donald Trump, over alleged falsification of building permits. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

20-Mar-2018
Former Real boss Schuster takes charge a

Bernd Schuster is taking over at struggling Chinese side Dalian Yifang.

20-Mar-2018
Fumic and Avancini win stage one of Cape

Cannondale Factory Racing pair Fumic and Avancini claim yellow leaders' jersey with stage one win

20-Mar-2018
Volvo Ocean Race leaves New Zealand for

Teams contesting the Volvo Ocean Race have left New Zealand bound for Brazil, with Turn the Tide on Plastic taking the early lead

20-Mar-2018
Will Take Captaincy Skills Of Dhoni & K

Ravichandran Ashwin, who was recently named the Kings XI Punjab skipper ahead of the much experienced Yuvraj Singh, is ready for the big challenge.
In an exclusive chat with NNIS, Ashwin talks about the pressure of captaincy and how he will try to imbibe the skills of captaincy from his Indian teammates MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli.

20-Mar-2018
Shami’s Hasin And The Other Alishba

Things are getting murkier for Mohammed Shami. Suddenly the life of a cricketer has been opened up for public scrutiny. And the worse is that no one knows who is speaking the truth. Shami’s wife Hasin Jahan let down by his ‘alleged’ philandering went public with his FB and WhatsApp messages where he apparently has been having chats and conversations with a string of women..

20-Mar-2018
Dortmund players and former coach testif

Borussia Dortmund bus bomb suspect faces 28 charges of attempted murder

20-Mar-2018
KXIP This Season Will Be In The Finals

Kings XI Punjab will be the only team this season in IPL, who will play their home matches in two different venues.
NNIS speaks to KXIP co-owner Mohit Burman on the new team, his choice of having R.Ashwin as the team captain over Yuvraj Singh and whether this time they have the winning formula with them.

20-Mar-2018
Brett Lee And The Australian Aggression

Since the time, India visited South Africa; the aggression quotient has gone up slightly in Test cricket. Not that it wasn’t there earlier, but it kind of gained momentum with the ‘passionate’ Indian captain Virat Kohli also once in a while uttering a few jibes and expletives.Since the time, India visited South Africa; the aggression quotient has gone up slightly in Test cricket. Not that it wasn’t there earlier, but it kind of gained momentum with the ‘passionate’ Indian captain Virat Kohli also once in a while uttering a few jibes and expletives.

20-Mar-2018
IPL Technical Committee Approves Replace

The IPL Technical Committee has approved a replacement for Jason Behrendorff - left-arm fast bowler from Australia - in the Mumbai Indians squad.

20-Mar-2018
Chennaiyin FC Extends Gregory’s Contra

John Gregory’s contract as coach of triumphant Indian Super League team Chennaiyin FC has been extended by a year, the team’s co-owner Vita Dani informed during a press meet in Chennai.

20-Mar-2018
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