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Top news of the day: Hemant Soren takes oath as Jharkhand Chief Minister; women detained in Chennai for anti-CAA 'kolam' protest, and more

JMM working president Hemant Soren is being sworn-in as Jharkhand Chief Minister, in Ranchi on December 29, 2019

JMM working president Hemant Soren is being sworn-in as Jharkhand Chief Minister, in Ranchi on December 29, 2019   | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

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Hemant Soren takes oath as 11th Chief Minister of Jharkhand

Hemant Soren, executive president of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), was sworn in as the 11th Chief Minister of Jharkhand at the Morabadi Ground in Ranchi on Sunday.

Women detained in Chennai for anti-CAA ‘kolam’ protest, released later

The Chennai police detained a group of persons, including five young women, who were part of the Citizens Against CAA group, for drawing ‘kolams’ (rangoli) to voice their protest against the CAA and the NRC on Sunday morning in Besant Nagar. They were released later.

Indian History Congress did not invite Governor: Irfan Habib

Historian Irfan Habib said the Indian History Congress (IHC) did not invite Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan and it was the host institution, Kannur University, which invited him and other political leaders.

Youth hate instability, anarchy: PM on Mann Ki Baat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 29 lauded the youth for believing in the system and questioning it when it does not respond properly. Addressing his last ‘Mann ki Baat’ of 2019, the Prime Minister said the youth hate anarchy and disorder and dislike casteism and nepotism.

CAA is perfectly legal and Constitutional, says Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad speaks on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the National Population Register (NPR), as well as the protests against these moves.

Vishwesha Tirtha Swami of Pejawar Mutt passes away at 88

Vishwesha Tirtha Swami, the 88-year-old pontiff of Pejawar Mutt, passed away in Udupi on Sunday. He was admitted to the Kasturba Hospital in Manipal for the treatment of extensive pneumonia on December 20 and was shifted to the Pejawar Mutt in Udupi on Sunday morning on ventilator after his health condition worsened. He passed away hours after being shifted.

Mulayam Singh Yadav hospitalised in Mumbai for abdominal health issues

Samajwadi Party founder and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav has been admitted to a hospital here for some abdominal health issues, sources said on Sunday.

Turkey to evacuate wounded after deadly Mogadishu blast

A Turkish military cargo plane landed in the Somali capital on Sunday to evacuate people badly wounded in a devastating truck bombing in the city a day earlier that killed at least 90 people including two Turkish nationals.

Indian Grandmaster Koneru Humpy becomes women’s World Rapid champion

Indian Grandmaster Koneru Humpy claimed the World Women’s Rapid Chess Championship title after drawing the Armageddon game against Lei Tingjie of China here.

SA vs ENG first Test: Proteas thrashes England by 107 runs

South Africa swept to a 107-run victory over England on the fourth day of the first test at Centurion Park on Sunday after taking seven wickets in the second session to go ahead in the four-match series.

From slumping growth to soaring valuations, Sensex remained stubbornly optimistic in 2019

Bulls stamped their dominance on Dalal Street this year as equity benchmarks galloped to record highs, shrugging off a raft of sobering datapoints like anaemic growth, global trade tantrums and bubble-territory valuations.

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