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NEW DELHI - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's governing party has suffered a big setback in western Maharashtra state after its longtime ally broke away and joined two other parties to form the new state government.

Modi’s Party Loses Control of Key Indian State

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's governing party has suffered a big setback in western Maharashtra state after its longtime ally broke away and joined two other parties to form the new state government.
The National Commercial Tricycle and Motorcycle Owners and Riders Association (NACTOMORAS), FCT chapter, has called for more government support to boost transport system in the teritory.

Restriction: Tricycle operators protest in Abuja as FCTA begins mass arrest

The jobs of 40,000 operators of tricycles (popularly known as keke) in Abuja would be under serious threat as the Federal Capital Territory Administration begins mass arrest of those who fail to comply with the restriction order and ban from the city.

Indian court rules in favor of Hindu temple on disputed land

India’s Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a Hindu temple on a disputed religious ground and ordered that alternative land be given to Muslims.
Buildings are seen shrouded in smog in New Delhi, India, Nov. 5, 2019.

New Delhi residents decry dirty air

Sakshi Chauhan has not left her house in a quiet inner-city slum in the Indian capital for the past six days on her doctor's orders.
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends the 3rd Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Summit in Bangkok on November 4, 2019, on the sidelines of the 35th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit. (Photo by Manan VATSYAYANA / AFP)

India firms, farmers applaud premier for rejecting RCEP trade deal

Indian farmers and businesses on Tuesday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to opt-out of a sprawling Asian trade pact, with the country’s largest dairy producer Amul thanking the premier for “supporting livelihoods”.
Pollution in the Indian capital of New Delhi reached its highest level so far this year on Sunday, with the city declaring a public health emergency.

Air pollution: Cars banned in New Delhi

Authorities in the Indian capital of New Delhi on Monday banished from the roads cars with number plates ending in an odd number in a bid to cut hazardous air pollution shrouding the city.
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Experts: We can’t end TB globally unless we end it in India

The 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health taking place in Hyderabad, India, has opened with a call to end the emergency of the global tuberculosis epidemic, now responsible for killing some 1.5 million people each year.
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an unexpected visit Sunday to a Colombo church bombed during the Easter suicide attacks on his first trip to neighbouring Sri Lanka since his election triumph.

Pakistan denies use of airspace to Indian prime minister

Pakistan on Saturday said it denied India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi permission to fly through its airspace due to “ongoing grave human rights violations” in Indian-administered Kashmir.

Uber turns to India, Africa, Middle East as losses mount

The head of Uber said Tuesday that the global ride services firm was counting on India, Africa and the Middle East for future growth amid investor fears about mounting losses and a slump in its share price.

Mexico deports 311 Indians for illegal entry

The Mexican government has put at least 311 Indians in a plane back to New Delhi, the National Migration Institute (INM) said on Friday.
Security forces stand guard at the site of a grenade attack in a market area near the old town in Srinagar on October 12, 2019. – The Indian government said on October 12 it would unblock most mobile telephone lines in Kashmir in a major easing of a two-month-old security clampdown since cancelling the region’s autonomy, but a grenade attack in the main city highlighted tensions over New Delhi’s actions. Police said militants threw a grenade in a market area near the old town in Srinagar injuring seven people. (Photo by HABIB NAQASH / AFP)

India blocks SMS services in Kashmir after trucker killed

Text messaging services were blocked in Indian-administered Kashmir just hours after being restored when a truck driver was killed by suspected militants and his vehicle set ablaze, authorities said Tuesday.
Mr Abhay Thakur, the High Commissioner of India to Nigeria, has said that Nigeria alone accounted for 20 per cent of India’s trade in Africa for the year 2018.

India trains 529 Nigerians

The Indian government has so far trained 529 Nigerians under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) in the past three years.
[FILES] Campaigners in Malawi won an injunction on Wednesday to temporarily halt work on a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the commercial capital as part of a $10 million construction deal with Delhi.

India remembers Mahatma Gandhi on 150th anniversary of his birth

Premier Narendra Modi on Wednesday led countrywide celebrations to mark the 150 anniversary of the birth of India’s independence hero Mahatma Gandhi.

India arrests woman who accused politician of sexual assault

A 23-year-old law student who accused a leader of India's governing party of sexual assault was arrested Wednesday on charges of extortion, police said.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Photos by CHANDAN KHANNA and Karel Prinsloo - AFP)

Pakistan denies airspace to Indian premier amid Kashmir tensions

Pakistan has refused to let Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to fly through its airspace, officials said on Thursday.
EROSION TAKES OVER OJOO-MONIYA ROAD IN IBADAN

NEWMAP: 90% of gully erosion in Nigeria caused by road construction

Over 90 per cent of gully erosions in Nigeria are caused by poor termination of drains during road construction activities, the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) has said.
Pakistan says it has refused a request by India's President Ram Nath Kovind to fly through its airspace due to New Delhi's recent behaviour.

Pakistan denies Indian president’s request to use airspace

Pakistan says it has refused a request by India's President Ram Nath Kovind to fly through its airspace due to New Delhi's recent "behaviour".

Why Robert Mugabe spent his last days in Singapore

Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe spent his final days in Singapore at one of Asia's best hospitals, more than 8,000 kilometres away from his homeland.

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Jose Mourinho was at Tottenham’s training ground to meet his new squad following his appointment as Mauricio Pochettino’s replacement at the struggling Premier League club on Wednesday.

Jose Mourinho meets Tottenham squad after being named as new boss

Jose Mourinho was at Tottenham’s training ground to meet his new squad following his appointment as Mauricio Pochettino’s replacement at the struggling Premier League club on Wednesday.

Group advocates reduction in age of access to SRH services

The New HIV and Vaccine Microbicides Advocacy Society (NHVMAS) Wednesday urged the Federal Ministry of Health to reduce the age of access for both Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) and HIV testing services to 14 years.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan (left) with the Senate Minority Whip, Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda, during the plenary on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. 4

Senate issues 7-day ultimatum to CBN, FIRS, others

The senate on Wednesday issued 7-day ultimatum to the Central Bank of Nigeria, the Federal Inland Revenue Service, and others defaulting to submit their statements of income and expenditure accounts spanning from 2017- 2019 to do so or face dire consequences.

Police nab most wanted serial rapist in Lagos

The suspect, Chuks Emmanuel, is currently facing interrogation at the Area F Police Command, Ikeja, for alleged rape and fraud.
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Key nominees for the 2020 Grammy Awards

Here is a list of nominees in the major categories for the 62nd annual Grammy Awards, which will be handed out January 26 in Los Angeles.