Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Current Affairs 20 August, 2014

Current Affairs 20 August, 2014 : Defiant Pak envoy keeps date with J&K separatists, Delhi dubs it meaningless, Pakistani high commissioner Abdul Basit on Tuesday went ahead with his scheduled meeting with Hurriyat leaders.

Pakistan army violates ceasefire in Jammu again

US in touch with India, Pak over resumption of talks

Lalu's rule was not 'jungle raj': Bihar CM

Doubtful that Badaun girls raped: CBI

No lobbying for tickets to kin: Shah

Land no hurdle, Mamata assures Singapore PM

Manmohan Singh immune as PM, not as finance minister, 
from claims of Sikh killings: US court

Manipur court orders Irom Sharmila’s release

Five militants killed in encounter with security forces in Assam

Court orders attachment of Rs 863 crore worth of 
Jaganmohan Reddy and his associates’ property
UP rivers still flowing over danger mark; death toll rises to 67

Yoga guru BKS Iyengar passes away

Dubai is most preferred by Indian travellers

Did top defaulter divert Rs 6,500 crore loan funds abroad?

After refusing allopathic medicines, Asaram ready for gamma knife

Centre says watching Telangana survey
Centre on Tuesday said it was watching the situation arising out of the ‘Intensive Household Survey’ undertaken by the Telangana government.

SC refuses to lift stay on Ramasundaram’s posting in CBI
Sparring between the Narendra Modi government and the J Jayalalithaa regime refuses to abate over Tamil Nadu cadre IPS officer Archana Ramasundaram being asked to join as additional director in CBI.

CBI to close Birla-Parakh probe without quizzing former PM and Birla : CBI’s probe into whether a coal block was illegally awarded to Hindalco has failed to find any evidence against former PM Manmohan Singh, industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla and former coal secretary P C Parakh.

Minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju to visit Ladakh for survey : Minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju is visiting Ladakh to take stock of the border situation on August 23.
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No Chinese intrusion since 2010, only ‘transgressions': Govt
The union home ministry, in reply to a Parliament question last week, chose to play down the reported incursions by Chinese troops, describing them only as “transgressions”.

Modi govt’s Pak policy ‘opaque and incoherent’, Congress says : The Congress on Tuesday slammed the BJP government for calling off talks with Pakistan, saying it moved from “sonorous slumber” to “knee-jerk reaction”.

1 killed in cop crackdown in Assam's Golaghat
One person was killed and 18 others, including three women, were injured when police lathi-charged protesters and opened fire in the Rongajan area of Golaghat district on Tuesday.

Modi’s decision to wind up plan panel “knee-jerk”, Congress says : The Congress on Tuesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement to wind up the planning commission as "knee-jerk and half-baked decision", saying he had dealt a blow to federalism.

Dismantling Plan panel will squeeze welfare programmes, CPM says : CPM has severely criticized the Modi government for its decision to dismantle the Planning Commission.

NCP, CPI ask EC to put off decision on national party tag till coming polls : CPI and NCP, which stand to lose their national party tag in view of their performance in Lok Sabha polls this year, on Tuesday urged the Election Commission to put off a final decision on their status until after the outcome of the coming assembly polls in four states.

UP grapples with ‘unprecedented flood situation’

Haryana act on gurdwaras void without Centre’s nod: AG

Islamic State militants behead US journalist, hold another
Still image from undated video of a masked Islamic State militant holding a knife next to man purported to be James Foley at an unknown location.

At least 18 dead in Japan landslide
Dozens of houses were buried when a wall of mud thundered down a hillside in Hiroshima overnight.

Gaza ceasefire has 'collapsed': Palestinian negotiator

Liberia president declares Ebola curfew

Obama tries to douse fire, but race row lingers

Obama goes on vacation, tees off, draws ire

What is the ice bucket challenge?

Jim gave his life for the Syrian people, proud mother says

Obama tries to douse fire, but race row lingers

Black teen's death: Unrest continues, police come under 
'heavy gunfire' in Ferguson

UK MP calls Thai woman ‘ting tong’, apologizes

Britain has the power to end Assange row 'tomorrow': 
Ecuador president

Ireland abortion law: Pregnant, suicidal rape victim denied abortion

First arrest made in shocking Afghan Sikhs’ smuggling case in UK

Diaspora meets to be held at Bahrain, London

Indian gets prestigious research grant under Obama initiative

Indian killed in road accident in Dubai

More Indians likely to find domestic jobs in Middle East

Air France staff refuse to fly to Ebola-hit nations

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