Saturday, September 25, 2021

China's carbon emissions growing rapidly with 1,000 coal based power plants
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST
China's coal power station fleet grew five-fold between 2000 and 2020, and now accounts for almost half the world's consumption more than three times its closest rival, the US. It is said to have 1,080 separate plants with a total capacity last yea ... read..

Ordered CBI inquiry into Darrang firing incident, says Assam CM
Guwahati (Assam) | September 25, 2021 5:46:08 PM IST
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday said that he has ordered a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry into the firing incident that took place in the Dhalpur area of Assam's Darrang district in which two civilians were killed and n ... read..

Two ITBP mountaineers summit Nepal's Mt Manaslu, world's 8th highest mountain
New Delhi | September 25, 2021 5:46:06 PM IST
Two mountaineers of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) have scaled Mt Manaslu, which is the 8th highest mountain in the world, in Nepal. ... read..

IPS officer Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota gets additional charge of Punjab DGP
Chandigarh (Punjab) | September 25, 2021 5:16:03 PM IST
Punjab Government on Saturday issued an order stating that Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota has been given the additional charge of Director General of Police. ... read..

Centre accords Z category security to BJP West Bengal President Sukanta Majumdar
New Delhi | September 25, 2021 5:16:01 PM IST
Centre accorded Z category security to newly appointed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) West Bengal President Sukanta Majumdar. ... read..

Himachal made great progress in 50 years of statehood: Goyal
Shimla | Saturday, 2021 4:45:05 PM IST
Union Consumer Affairs Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday presided over a state-level function of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PM-GKAY) here. ... read..

Haryana's schemes guided by Antyodaya principles: Khattar
Chandigarh | Saturday, 2021 4:45:05 PM IST
Marking the birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya that is being celebrated as 'Samarpan Divas' on Saturday, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said the state's strategy for implementation of every scheme formulated for the welfare of the ... read..

BJP, SP are B & C teams of each other: Satish Chandra Mishra (Interview)
Lucknow | Saturday, 2021 4:45:05 PM IST
All political parties are gearing up for the upcoming Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), which has been in power in the state four times, has already kicked off its election campaign by holding "Prabuddh Samaaj Goshthis" o ... read..

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra to have S Pen support
Seoul | September 25, 2021 4:46:16 PM IST
South Korean tech giant Samsung is working on its next S series flagship -- the S22 Ultra with the addition of the S Pen slot, which was a mainstay of the Note-series devices. ... read..

CJI Ramana calls for people-friendly judiciary; says legislature needs to revisit, reform laws
New Delhi | September 25, 2021 4:46:14 PM IST
The Chief Justice of India NV Ramana on Saturday stressed making the judiciary "people-friendly" and expressed the need for the legislature to revisit the laws and reform them to suit the needs of the time and people. ... read..

Cinema halls, theatres in Maharashtra to reopen after October 22
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | September 25, 2021 4:46:11 PM IST
All cinema halls and theatres in Maharashtra are permitted to reopen after October 22, said Chief Minister's Office (CMO) on Saturday as the state government relaxes norms after witnessing a drop in COVID-19 cases. ... read..

Court grants anticipatory bail to LJP MP Prince Raj in alleged rape case
New Delhi | September 25, 2021 4:46:09 PM IST
A Delhi Court on Saturday granted anticipatory bail to Lok Jansakti Party (LJP) MP Prince Raj Paswan in connection with an alleged rape case against him. ... read..

CJI: If executive & legislature work in unison, judiciary need not play law-maker
Cuttack | Saturday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
Chief Justice N.V. Ramana on Saturday said the executive and the legislature should function in unison in realizing the constitutional aspirations, only then the judiciary would be spared from stepping in as law-maker and only then would it be left with ... read..

Kanhaiya Kumar and Jignesh Mevani to join Congress on Sep 28
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
Former JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar along with independent Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani will join Congress on September 28, sources close to the CPI leader and Mevani have confirmed. ... read..

Assam's highest civilian award for national integration to be conferred on Venkaiah Naidu
Guwahati | Saturday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
The Assam government will confer the Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi Award for National Integration and National Contribution on Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu during his proposed visit to the state on October 3, officials said here on Saturday. ... read..

Haryana to conduct butterfly survey in Aravalli
Chandigarh | Saturday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
Haryana's first butterfly survey in Khol block in Rewari district will be conducted by Forest and Wildlife Department on September 27, it was announced on Saturday. ... read..

Farooq Abdullah urges Centre to initiate dialogue with Taliban
New Delhi | September 25, 2021 4:16:17 PM IST
Urging India to initiate dialogue with the Taliban, National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Saturday said that India has invested billions in Afghanistan and there is no harm in engaging with the new-regime in the war-torn country in order to saf ... read..

Mumbai Congress leader welcomes Governor's request to convene Assembly session to discuss women's safety
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | September 25, 2021 4:16:16 PM IST
Mumbai Congress leader has welcomed Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari's request to convene a special Assembly session to discuss the increasing number of rape cases in the country and said that and said that after the Saki Naka rape case, the Maharashtra chi ... read..

Centre provides relief to exporters facing global container shortage
New Delhi | September 25, 2021 4:16:11 PM IST
As a relief to exporters facing global container shortage, the Centre on Friday issued a notice saying that Assistant Commissioner may grant an extension beyond six months on sufficient cause being shown, which can further be extended up to three more mon ... read..

Kanhaiya Kumar, Jignesh Mewani to join Congress on Sept 28: Sources
New Delhi | September 25, 2021 4:16:08 PM IST
Former JNU students' union president Kanhaiya Kumar and Rashtriya Dalit Adhikar Manch (RDAM) MLA Jignesh Mewani from Gujarat are expected to join the Congress party on September 28, said Congress party sources. ... read..

Study shows how eyes, brain coordinate to create 'pipeline' of meaning
London | September 25, 2021 4:16:06 PM IST
A team of researchers from the University of Birmingham led a study to find how humans read by 'pre-processing' written words to create a pipeline of meaning. ... read..

After cyclone alert, rainfall predicted in Odisha, Andhra
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | September 25, 2021 3:46:36 PM IST
After the cyclone alert for South Odisha and North Andhra Pradesh, IMD Bhubaneswar has issued rainfall alerts for both locations. ... read..

Government to announce new Cooperative policy to boost rural society, Union Minister Amit Shah
New Delhi | September 25, 2021 3:46:35 PM IST
Union Minister and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said that the government will soon announce a new Cooperative policy that will boost the rural society of India and the Centre will work closely with the states to strengthen the cooperative mo ... read..

Surat: 3 held and 196.2 grams MD seized by crime branch
Surat (Gujarat) | September 25, 2021 3:46:30 PM IST
Under the campaign 'No Drugs in Surat', the Crime Branch on Friday arrested three accused and seized 196.2 grams of Mephedrone drug, informed Surat Police Commissioner, Ajay Kumar Tomar. ... read..

Be more cautious about COVID-19 protocols: Mumbai mayor on religious places reopening
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | September 25, 2021 3:46:29 PM IST
In view of reopening all the religious places in Maharashtra from October 7, all the strict COVID protocols will be followed, said Kishori Pednekar, Mumbai Mayor on Friday. ... read..

Punjab cabinet expansion tomorrow, says CM Channi; new faces likely to be inducted, ministers close to Capt Amarinder dropped
Chandigarh (Punjab) | September 25, 2021 3:46:21 PM IST
Punjab Chief Minister, Charanjit Singh Channi is likely to induct half a dozen new faces while four ministers who were a part of the Amarinder Singh-led- government are expected to be dropped from the cabinet. ... read..

Is Suresh Gopi in the reckoning for Kerala BJP chief's post?
Thiruvananthapuram | Saturday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
It's been a while since the name of superstar Suresh Gopi taking over as the new Kerala BJP president has been in the air and it appears to have gained momentum after the news surfaced that he is leaving for Delhi on Sunday. ... read..

Maha: Candidates fume at last-minute cancellation of health dept exams
Mumbai | Saturday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
Lakhs of candidates and several political leaders slammed the government for the last-minute cancellation of the health department's recruitment exams to fill up 6,200 vacant posts for which over 800,000 hopefuls have applied, here on Friday. ... read..

Maha BJP LoP Pravin Darekar is a 'crorepati labourer': Sena leader
Mumbai | Saturday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
The Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Council, Pravin Y. Darekar, "is a crore-pati labourer who has allegedly mis-declared his professional credentials in his election affidavits", claims a criminal complaint lodged with the Ghatkopar ... read..

Objections to NEP natural, says LS Speaker Om Birla
Bengaluru | Saturday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Saturday said that objection to implementation of National Education Policy (NEP), is natural. ... read..

Property worth Rs 10 crore of Mukhtar Ansari's close aide demolished by UP administration
Mau (Uttar Pradesh) | September 25, 2021 3:46:18 PM IST
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader and MP Mukhtar Ansari's close aide Umesh Singh's property worth Rs 10 crore located in Uttar Pradesh's Mau district was demolished on Saturday, said police on Saturday. ... read..

MVA an opportunistic confused, contradictory alliance, says Naqvi
Thane (Maharashtra) | September 25, 2021 3:46:16 PM IST
Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday hit out at the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government saying it is a confused, contradictory, opportunistic alliance. ... read..

Government to announce new Cooperative policy to boost rural society, Union home minister Amit Shah
New Delhi | September 25, 2021 3:16:20 PM IST
Union Minister and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said that the government will soon announce a new Cooperative policy that will boost the rural society of India and the Centre will work closely with the states to strengthen the cooperative mo ... read..

Former minister resigns from JKPM
Srinagar | Saturday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
Former minister and president of Jammu and Kashmir People's Movement (JKPM) on Saturday resigned from the party's presidentship and also its basic membership. ... read..

Balakot, Galwan clear signals of India's befitting response: Rajnath
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
India's actions in Balakot and Galwan are clear signals to all aggressors, that any attempt to threaten sovereignty will be given a swift and befitting response, Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturday. ... read..

Gurugram Div Commissioner loses over Rs 4k in credit card fraud
Gurugram | Saturday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
The Gurugram police have booked an unknown person on Friday on charges of allegedly withdrawing Rs 4,767 fraudulently from the bank account of the District Divisional Commissioner. ... read..

Google introducing new search filter in Gmail for Android
Washington | September 25, 2021 3:16:17 PM IST
Tech giant Google is introducing a new search filter feature in Gmail for Android users, which will eventually make finding emails simpler. ... read..

Indian army's solo cyclist sets out to create Guinness Record
Jammu | Saturday, 2021 2:45:06 PM IST
An Indian army soldier set out from Leh on Saturday to create a new Guinness Record for the fastest solo cyclist in the world. He is expected to reach Manali on Sunday crossing five major passes and gaining an elevation of 8,000m. ... read..

IT raids on 2 private syndicate financiers in Chennai unearths undisclosed income of over Rs 300 cr
New Delhi | September 25, 2021 2:46:12 PM IST
The Income Tax Department has unearthed undisclosed income of over Rs 300 crore after it carried out search and seizure operations at 35 premises connected with two private Syndicate Financing groups based in Chennai. ... read..

BJP not in favour of giving OBCs their rights proportional to population: Akhilesh Yadav
New Delhi | September 25, 2021 2:46:11 PM IST
Days after the Centre told the Supreme court that collection of Other Backward Classes (OBC) information in census 2021 is not feasible, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday slammed the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) saying the ruling party is no ... read..

Plea in HC seeks modification of Delhi govt decision to ban firecrackers during Diwali
New Delhi | September 25, 2021 2:46:09 PM IST
A plea has been filed in Delhi High Court seeking to modify the Delhi government's decision on completely banning the storage, sale and use of firecrackers in the national capital during the festival of Diwali. ... read..

Cooperative only way to uplift poor, sector will help PM Modi's 5 trillion economy vision: Amit Shah
By Rajnish Singh

New Delhi | September 25, 2021 2:46:02 PM IST
Union Home and Cooperative Minister Amit Shah on Saturday asserted that cooperative movement is the "only way" to uplift the poor in the country, as well as this sector, will help in fulfilling Prime Minister Narendra Modi's five trillion economy vision. ... read..

Man arrested for blackmailing friend to extort money
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 2:15:05 PM IST
A man was arrested for blackmailing his friend by threatening to make his personal videos viral with the motive of extorting money. ... read..

Kerala family stage protest after no action taken against erring woman cop
Thiruvananthapuram | Saturday, 2021 2:15:05 PM IST
A family on Saturday started a day long sit-in in front of the Kerala Secretariat protesting inaction against a woman police officer attached to the pink patrol unit, who publicly shamed a father and his eight-year-old daughter accusing them wrongly of st ... read..

Bring in Nuclear Safety Regulatory law and vest AERB with environmental clearance power
Chennai | Saturday, 2021 2:15:05 PM IST
Mixed views were expressed by experts on the Central government's idea to entrust the environmental clearance for nuclear power projects with the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB). ... read..

Delhi CP assured security system upgrade within a week: Bar Council official after meeting
New Delhi | September 25, 2021 2:16:01 PM IST
Officials of the Bar Council of Delhi (BCD) on Saturday met Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana and discussed security review in court premises following a shootout at Rohini court yesterday. ... read..

Delegation of LS's Estimates Committee visits Central Tibetan Adminstration in Dharamshala
Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh) | September 25, 2021 2:15:58 PM IST
A delegation of Estimates Committee of Lok Sabha visited the Dharamshala based Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) on Friday evening on Friday. ... read..

Tihar on high alert after Rohini court incident
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 1:45:06 PM IST
Tihar Jail authorities are on high alert amid fear of clashes between different rival criminal gang members lodged in the high security prison here following the shootout incident in Rohini court. ... read..

6 REET candidates die in Raj road accident
Jaipur | Saturday, 2021 1:15:06 PM IST
Six candidates of the Rajasthan Eligibility Examination for Teacher (REET) test were killed in a road accident when the van they were travelling in collided with a truck on NH-12 on Saturday. ... read..

Differently-abled minor raped, 5 molested at state-aided institute in Chhattisgarh's Jashpur
Jashpur (Chhattisgarh) | September 25, 2021 1:16:19 PM IST
A minor girl staying at a state-funded residential training centre for differently-abled people was raped, and five other inmates were molested by the caretaker and guard of the facility in the Jashpur district of Chhattisgarh, said police on Friday. ... read..

JP Nadda pays floral tribute to Deendayal Upadhyaya on 105th birth anniversary
New Delhi | September 25, 2021 1:16:13 PM IST
BJP president JP Nadda along with other party leaders paid a floral tribute to Bharatiya Jana Sangh leader Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya on his 105th birth anniversary at the party office in Delhi on Saturday. ... read..

Fit India Movement: Anurag Thakur flags off cycle rally in Leh
Leh (Ladakh) | September 25, 2021 1:16:10 PM IST
Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur on Saturday flagged off a cycle rally in Leh's Kharoo as a part of the Fit India Movement under the aegis of 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav'. ... read..

202 out of 505 poll promises fulfilled by DMK govt: Stalin
Chennai | Saturday, 2021 12:45:06 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Saturday said his DMK government has fulfilled 202 of the 505 poll promises made during the run up to the elections. ... read..

CJI Ramana offers prayers at Puri Jagannath
Bhubaneswar | Saturday, 2021 12:45:06 PM IST
Chief Justice N.V. Ramana visited the Lord Jagannath temple in Puri, Odisha, on Saturday and offered prayers. The CJI is in Odisha on a two-day visit. ... read..

Income Tax Department raids 23 premises of diamond manufacturer in Gujarat, seizes unaccounted data
New Delhi | September 25, 2021 12:46:18 PM IST
The Income Tax Department carried out search and seizure operations on 23 premises connected to a leading Diamond manufacturer and exporter from Gujarat and seized a large volume of unaccounted data. ... read..

Delhi police arrests man for trying to extort Rs 10 lakh from friend using obscene video
New Delhi | September 25, 2021 12:46:16 PM IST
The Delhi Police has arrested a man for allegedly demanding Rs 10 lakh from his friend after threatening to leak the latter's obscene video. ... read..

Adjusting fatty acid intake may help with bipolar disorders
Washington | September 25, 2021 12:46:12 PM IST
Clinical trial results have shown that a diet designed to alter levels of specific fatty acids consumed by participants may help patients with bipolar disorders have less variability in their mood. ... read..

Delhi Police to probe Rohini courtroom shootout
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 12:15:06 PM IST
Delhi Police Crime Branch has taken over the investigation of Rohini courtroom shootout case in which gangster Jitender Mann, alias Gogi, and two others were killed. ... read..

Lawyer seeks SC directions for protection of judicial officers, advocates post Rohini court shootout
New Delhi | September 25, 2021 12:16:13 PM IST
A lawyer has approached the Supreme Court in wake of the shootout in Rohini district court on Friday, seeking direction, policies and guidelines for the protection of the judicial officers, advocates and legal fraternity. ... read..

Women's rights activist Kamla Bhasin passes away at 75
New Delhi | September 25, 2021 12:16:10 PM IST
Eminent women's rights activist, author and poet Kamla Bhasin passed away on Saturday. ... read..

Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav: BSF DIG flags off CRPF's cycle rally from Amritsar to New Delhi
Amritsar (Punjab) | September 25, 2021 12:16:05 PM IST
As a part of 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav,' Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Bhupender Singh on Friday flagged off a cycle rally of the Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday from Amritsar to Rajghat in New Delhi. ... read..

4.5 magnitude earthquake hits Arunachal Pradesh's Pangin
Pangin (Arunachal Pradesh) | September 25, 2021 12:16:04 PM IST
An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 on the Richter scale, struck Arunachal Pradesh's Pangin on Saturday. ... read..

ED summons Maharashtra minister Anil Parab again in money laundering case
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | September 25, 2021 11:46:22 AM IST
Enforcement Directorate has summoned Shiv Sena leader and Maharashtra Transport Minister Anil Parab for September 28, in connection with a money laundering case, it said on Saturday. ... read..

Rohini court shootout: Plea in Delhi HC seeks directions to Bar Council, Police over security
By Amiya Kumar Kushwaha

New Delhi | September 25, 2021 11:46:19 AM IST
A petition was filed in Delhi High Court on Thursday seeking direction to authorities concerned to take requisite measures to ensure the safety and security of District Courts of Delhi in the wake of the shocking and gory shootout inside the Rohini Court ... read..

Defence Ministry appoints VS Pathania as Coast Guard ADG
New Delhi | September 25, 2021 11:46:15 AM IST
The Defence Ministry has appointed Virender Singh Pathania as the Additional Director General of the Indian Coast Guard headquarters in the national capital. ... read..

Rahul Gandhi directs Congress to launch 'aggressive campaign' against BJP in Goa
Panaji (Goa) | September 25, 2021 11:46:12 AM IST
Ahead of the upcoming Assembly polls in Goa, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday directed the state unit of the party to launch an aggressive campaign against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state. ... read..

Another jolt for Cong in Kerala as V.M.Sudheeran quits PAC
Thiruvananthapuram | Saturday, 2021 11:15:06 AM IST
A fresh headache has surfaced for the new leadership of the Congress party in Kerala, with news surfacing on Saturday that key leader V.M.Sudheeran has stepped down from the political affairs committee (PAC) of the party. ... read..

Many nations join call for no new coal plants
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 11:15:06 AM IST
Following China's announcement to stop overseas coal power finance, a group of countries like Sri Lanka, Chile, Denmark, France, Germany, Montenegro and the UK have announced a 'No New Coal Power Compact', aiming to encourage all other countries to commit ... read..

Partially cloudy Delhi experiences 'good' air day
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 11:15:06 AM IST
It was partially cloudy sky in Delhi on Saturday with the MeT forecasting moderate rains in the national capital and its surrounding region. ... read..

IMD issues yellow alert for cyclone in north Andhra Pradesh, south Odisha
New Delhi | September 25, 2021 11:16:12 AM IST
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday issued a bulletin forecasting the intensification of a presently developing low-pressure system into a cyclone in north Andhra Pradesh and adjoining south Odisha by September 26 evening. ... read..

Delhi Jails on high alert post gangster Gogi's shootout
New Delhi | September 25, 2021 11:16:10 AM IST
In view of gangster Jitendra Mann Gogi's shootout at Rohini Court on Friday, there is a possibility of 'Gangwar', therefore, all Delhi jails including Tihar Jail, Mandoli Jail and Rohini Jail have been put on high alert, informed the Jail Officials. ... read..

India reports 29,616 new COVID-19 infections, 290 deaths
New Delhi | September 25, 2021 11:16:07 AM IST
India reported 29,616 new COVID-19 infections and 290 deaths in the last 24 hours, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday. ... read..

NIA planning fresh raids against Jamaat-e-Islami cadres in J-K next week
By Rajnish Singh

New Delhi | September 25, 2021 11:16:06 AM IST
In its ongoing investigation against the outlawed Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) group in a terror funding case, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has been planning another series of raids against its cadres in Jammu and Kashmir next week. ... read..

India aims to become self-reliant, global leader in trade: V Muraleedharan
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | September 25, 2021 10:46:22 AM IST
Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan on Friday said that despite COVID-19 hurdles, India aims to become self-reliant and a global leader in trade, in tune with Prime Ministers' vision of 'Make in India, Make for the world'. ... read..

Celebrations continue at UPSC first rank holder's residence in Bihar's Katihar
Katihar (Bihar) | September 25, 2021 10:46:15 AM IST
Celebrations are going on at Union Public Service Commission's (UPSC) topper Shubham Kumar's residence in Bihar's Katihar after he achieved the first rank in Civil Services Examination-2020, declared on Friday. ... read..

Teacher found drunk at primary school in Chhattisgarh's Korba
Korba (Chattisgarh) | September 25, 2021 10:46:12 AM IST
A school teacher on Friday was allegedly found in an inebriated state in his office during school hours at a primary school located at Kari Mati village in Korba. ... read..

UDF loses Kottayam municipality after BJP's 'surprise backing' to LDF's non-confidence motion
Kottayam (Kerala) | September 25, 2021 10:46:10 AM IST
The rule of Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) in Kottayam Municipality came to an end on Friday after a non-confidence motion moved by Left Democratic Front ( LDF) got a surprise backing from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). ... read..

Kerala: MoS Muraleedharan urges LDF, UDF to rethink on supporting 'hartal culture'
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | September 25, 2021 10:46:09 AM IST
Union Minister of state for External Affairs V Muraleedharan on Friday urged Left Democratic Front (LDF) and Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) to introspect whether promoting 'hartal culture' would do any good for attracting investment to Kerala. ... read..

Drugs worth Rs 2.5cr in champagne bottles seized in K'taka
Bengaluru | Saturday, 2021 10:15:05 AM IST
Karnataka Police have arrested a foreign national and seized drugs worth Rs 2.5 crore being smuggled in champagne bottles, sources said on Saturday. The contraband also included 2,500 grams of MDMA crystal powder. ... read..

Darrang firing incident: Eviction drive conducted with local permission, says police
Darrang (Assam) | September 25, 2021 10:16:05 AM IST
The eviction drive at the Dhalpur area in Assam's Darrang district was carried out with the permission of representatives of the people being evicted, said police on Friday. ... read..

PM Modi pays tribute to Deendayal Upadhyaya on 105th birth anniversary
New Delhi | September 25, 2021 10:16:02 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid tribute to former Bharatiya Jana Sangh leader Deendayal Upadhyaya on his 105th birth anniversary. ... read..

Man commits suicide after killing 9-months-old son, injuring wife in Kerala's Kannur
Kannur (Kerala) | September 25, 2021 10:16:00 AM IST
A man allegedly died by suicide on Friday after hacking his nine-month-old child to death and inflicting serious injuries to his wife in Kannur's Srikantapuram, said Kerala police on Friday. ... read..

Notice to Himachal Chief Secy for 'converting' school into mall
Shimla | Saturday, 2021 9:45:05 AM IST
The Himachal Pradesh High Court has issued a notice to the Chief Secretary and others in a suo motu cognizance of a letter written by a student alleging big shopping malls has been proposed on a government school campus in Mandi town to benefit rich and p ... read..

K'taka Guv's move to take Kannada lessons wins hearts
Bengaluru | Saturday, 2021 9:45:05 AM IST
Karnataka Governor Thavarchand Gehlot's move to begin taking Kannada language lessons has won the hearts of the the general public, as well as politicians. He has already started practising with Kannada letters and is quickly getting a hold of the languag ... read..

Chhattisgarh: One CRPF personnel killed, another injured in 'accidental firing' incident in Bastar
Bastar (Chhattisgarh) | September 25, 2021 9:46:07 AM IST
A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel was killed and another received injuries in an incident of 'accidental firing' at Chhattisgarh's Bastar on Friday. ... read..

Centre sanctions medical devices park in Himachal
Shimla | Saturday, 2021 9:15:06 AM IST
Himachal Pradesh has been sanctioned a medical devices park, first in north India, by the Central government with the grant-in-aid of Rs 100 crore, said Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur. ... read..

4 held in Indore for smuggling endangered Sand Boa snakes
Indore (Madhya Pradesh) | September 25, 2021 9:16:04 AM IST
Special Task Force (STF) on Friday arrested four people accused of smuggling five endangered Sand Boa snakes in Indore, informed Manish Khatri, Superintendant of Police (SP) STF. ... read..

India makes clean energy commitments at UN summit
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 8:45:05 AM IST
India at the first leader-level meeting on energy under the UN General Assembly in 40 years has made commitments to increase renewable energy installed capacity to 450 GW by 2030 and develop and implement a National Hydrogen Energy Mission to scale up ann ... read..

Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav: CISF organises cycle rally in Chennai to celebrate 75 yrs of Independence
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | September 25, 2021 8:46:16 AM IST
In a bid to celebrate 75 years of Indian Independence, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) in collaboration with Chennai Port Trust (ChPT) organized a cycle rally as a part of 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav'. ... read..

K'taka inks MoAs worth Rs 100.52cr to promote technologies
Bengaluru | Saturday, 2021 8:15:06 AM IST
To facilitate the growth of emerging technologies in the state, the Karnataka government has inked 3 MoAs (Memorandum of Associations) worth Rs 100.52 crores. ... read..

Wasn't sure about cracking exams this time: UPSC topper
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 8:15:06 AM IST
UPSC topper Shubham Kumar has said that he was not sure about cracking the examination this year, which was his third attempt. ... read..

Maharashtra govt postpones recruitment exams for 6,200 posts in state health dept
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | September 25, 2021 7:46:09 AM IST
The Maharashtra government on Friday postponed the written examination for the recruitments in the Health Department for 6,200 posts of group C and group D after the outsourced company was not able to make the necessary arrangements for the examination. ... read..

Digital exhibition on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose inaugurated in New Delhi
New Delhi | September 25, 2021 7:16:02 AM IST
Union Minister, Dr Jitendra Singh on Friday inaugurated a digital exhibition on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in New Delhi, informed the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions. ... read..

'K'taka Cong using Covid deaths for political advantage'
Bengaluru | Saturday, 2021 6:45:06 AM IST
Minister for Health and Family Welfare and Medical Education, K. Sudhakar has lashed out at the hypocrisy of the Congress party on Covid. ... read..

Competition Commission of India penalises 3 beer companies for indulging in cartelisation
New Delhi | September 25, 2021 6:46:03 AM IST
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has passed a final order against three beer companies for indulging in the cartelisation of sale and supply of beer in various States and Union Territories in India, including through the platform of All India Bre ... read..

Earthquake of 5.2 magnitude strikes Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Campbell Bay (Andaman and Nicobar) | September 25, 2021 6:45:59 AM IST
An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 on the Richter scale struck near Campbell Bay in Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Friday night, as per the National Centre for Seismology (NCS). ... read..

Freedom awareness run from Kochi to Ezhimala by Navy concludes
Kochi (Kerala) | September 25, 2021 6:45:58 AM IST
A 333-km long Freedom awareness run from Kochi to Ezhimala, organised by the INS Venduruthy was concluded on Friday. ... read..

COVID-19: Karnataka allows 100 pc occupancy in cinemas, auditoriums from Oct 1
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | September 25, 2021 6:15:58 AM IST
Cinema halls and auditoriums in Karnataka will be allowed to operate at full capacity from October 1, months after being run at half capacity due to the COVID-19 pandemic, informed the state government. ... read..

K'taka BJP is puppet of RSS, working on their orders: Siddaramaiah
Bengaluru | Saturday, 2021 5:45:06 AM IST
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has no faith in democracy and a parliamentary system of governance, Siddaramaiah, the Leader of the Opposition has said, adding the entire government, including Bommai, is behaving like a puppet of the RSS and wor ... read..

Congress using COVID deaths to its political advantage, says Karnataka Health Minister
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | September 25, 2021 5:46:04 AM IST
Karnataka Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr K Sudhakar on Friday slammed the Congress for using COVID-19 deaths to its political advantage. ... read..

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