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No lockdown in Goa, move will disturb economic activities: CM
Panaji (Goa) | April 7, 2021 7:44:01 PM IST
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday said that the coastal state will not go for a lockdown as the move will disrupt the economic activities in the state. The CM stressed upon vaccination and COVID-19 appropriate behaviour to stem the rise of cor ... read..


President Kovind promulgates Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 2021
New Delhi | April 7, 2021 7:43:58 PM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind promulgated the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 2021 on Sunday, a statement issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs informed on Wednesday. ... read..


Indian Railways achieves highest-ever scrap sale in FY 2020-21, earns Rs 4573 crore
New Delhi | April 7, 2021 7:43:54 PM IST
Indian Railways has achieved the highest-ever scrap sale in the financial year 2020-21 and earned over Rs 4,500 crores. ... read..


Process to form mining corporation has begun: Goa CM
Panaji | Wednesday, 2021 7:15:05 PM IST
The Goa government has started the process of forming a mining corporation, even as the poll-bound state looks to restart mining operations, which have been non-functional for more than two years now. ... read..


In just 6 months, Mumbai migrants ready to pack-up again
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2021 7:15:05 PM IST
Barely six months after they returned, thousands of migrants working in Mumbai and Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) are now re-packing their bags to go back home as Maharashtra is in the grip of a tsunami-like Covid 'second-wave'. ... read..


SOP violators can be fined multiple times: Goa CM
Panaji | Wednesday, 2021 7:15:05 PM IST
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday said that enforcement agencies have been instructed to fine individuals on multiple occasions on a single day for violation of Covid-19 related SOPs, amid the ongoing spike in new cases. ... read..


ISB alumni at centre of billion dollars deal
Hyderabad | Wednesday, 2021 7:15:05 PM IST
The alumni of the Indian School of Business (ISB) is at the centre stage of a one billion dollar deal between Aakash Educational Services Limited (AESL) and BYJU's. ... read..


Mumbai facing shortage of COVID-19 vaccine doses, says city mayor
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | April 7, 2021 7:14:10 PM IST
The coronavirus situation is getting bleaker with each passing day in the country and Maharashtra's Mumbai is now running out of COVID-19 vaccine doses. ... read..


3,993 beds for COVID-19 patients available across Mumbai: BMC
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | April 7, 2021 7:14:03 PM IST
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday informed that there are 3,993 beds for COVID-19 patients available across here in Mumbai. ... read..


Plea in Delhi HC seeking ban all non-film songs on internet with obscene content
By Sushil Batra

New Delhi | April 7, 2021 7:13:56 PM IST
A petition has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking direction to constitute a body to screen and ban all non-film songs available on the internet having obscene/vulgar content with immediate effect. ... read..


All Indians deserve vaccine: Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday advocated vaccination for all and said every Indian deserves the chance to a safe life, after the resurgence of Covid cases in the country. ... read..


Omar Abdullah gets Covid-19 jab
Srinagar | Wednesday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah took the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday at Sheri Kashmir Institute Of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) at Srinagar. ... read..


PM to chair meet to commemorate 400th anniversary of Guru Tegh Bahadur
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a meeting of the High-Level Committee on Thursday to commemorate the 400th birth anniversary (Prakash Purab) of Guru Tegh Bahadur, ninth of the ten Gurus who founded the Sikh religion and was the head of the followe ... read..


Kerala: IUML worker killed, CPI-M activist in custody
Thiruvananthapuram | Wednesday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
A Muslim League worker died in violence that broke out after the conclusion of polling at Kuthuparamba in Kerala's Kannur district. ... read..


BJP, RSS must stop spreading hate: Digvijaya Singh
Bhopal | Wednesday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh, on Wednesday, accused the BJP and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) of spreading hatred among different religious communities. He said India can become a 'vishwa guru' (w ... read..


Women voters outnumber men in Bengal 4th phase polls
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
Women voters will become the deciding factor in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district during the state's fourth phase Assembly elections for 44 constituencies on April 10. ... read..


Raipur declared containment zone, borders to be sealed
Raipur (Chhattisgarh) | April 7, 2021 6:44:02 PM IST
In view of rising cases of COVID-19, the Chhattisgarh government has decided to declare the Raipur district a containment zone till April 19. ... read..


COVID-19 vaccine should be available at local clinics: AAP
New Delhi | April 7, 2021 6:44:00 PM IST
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Saurabh Bharadwaj on Wednesday said that COVID-19 vaccines should be available at the local doctors' clinic so that people can get them easily. ... read..


Keep focusing on fighting Covid: PM
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 6:15:07 PM IST
On World Health Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday urged citizens to keep focusing on fighting the Covid-19 pandemic by adopting all safety measures like wearing of masks and washing hands. ... read..


Win or lose, I will work for Palakkad: Sreedharan
Thiruvananthapuram | Wednesday, 2021 6:15:07 PM IST
In what was a totally different almost one month experience, far away from all engineering activities, 88-year-old 'Metroman' E. Sreedharan, who faced a stiff poll battle at the Palakkad Assembly constituency, on Wednesday said for the rest of his life, h ... read..


COVID-19: Section 144 in Bengaluru, use of swimming pools banned
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | April 7, 2021 6:14:16 PM IST
In light of the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Karnataka, the Bengaluru Police has ordered a ban on the use of swimming pools and gyms within the city limits ... read..


I am a Bengal tigress, will break but won't bend: Mamata Banerjee
Cooch Behar (West Bengal) | April 7, 2021 6:14:15 PM IST
Lashing out against the rival Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of the fourth phase of the West Bengal elections, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said she is a 'Bengal tigress', who will not bend in front of BJP's attacks. ... read..


COVID-19: 220 cases registered for violating night curfew norms on first day in Delhi
New Delhi | April 7, 2021 6:14:06 PM IST
As many as 220 cases were registered against the violators of the night curfew guidelines on the first night of the curfew which started on Tuesday night from 10 pm and ended at 5 am on Wednesday. ... read..


MoU between India, Japan to continue cooperation in atmospheric science
New Delhi | April 7, 2021 6:14:05 PM IST
The Union Cabinet was on Wednesday apprised of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the National Atmospheric Research Laboratory (NARL) and the Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere (RISH), Kyoto University of Japan for academic an ... read..


Cabinet approves Rs 4,500 crore PLI scheme to boost solar PV modules manufacturing
New Delhi | April 7, 2021 6:13:59 PM IST
The union cabinet on Wednesday approved a production linked incentive (PLI) scheme with an outlay of Rs 4,500 crore to add 10,000 MW capacity of integrated solar PV modules manufacturing plants. ... read..


Set up vax centres in RWAs, malls, schools, airports, corporations
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST
NATHEALTH-Healthcare Federation of India, an apex body representing the ecosystem of the private healthcare sector, has submitted a set of recommendations to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the NITI Aayog on the urgent need to scale up ... read..


EC should get ready foolproof voters list in Kerala: Cong
Thiruvananthapuram | Wednesday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST
With the assembly polls now over in Kerala and the Congress-led UDF sensing a victory, Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala on Wednesday asked the Election Commission (EC) to ensure that they start the process to prepare a foolproof voters list. ... read..


Study reveals females' pain not taken as seriously as men's pain
Florida | April 7, 2021 5:44:01 PM IST
Researchers found that when male and female patients expressed the same amount of pain, observers viewed female patients' pain as less intense and more likely to benefit from psychotherapy versus medication as compared to men's pain. ... read..


TN political parties in calculation mode a day after polling
Chennai | Wednesday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
Political parties of Tamil Nadu, especially the Dravidian majors are in calculation mode with permutations and combinations on the poll outcome. ... read..


Don't carry live coverage of encounter sites: J&K Police
Srinagar | Wednesday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday asked media persons not to carry any live coverage of encounter sites or any other law and order situation. ... read..


Mukhtar Ansari: Gangster-turned-politician with Robinhood image
Lucknow | Wednesday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
He is a five-term legislator who wields undeniable political clout in his constituency, Mau. He has won five consecutive elections -- two of them as an independent -- and his absence from his constituency apparently makes him stronger because he has won t ... read..


Legendary musician Dave Grohl's saga to come alive in 'The Storyteller'
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
Dave Grohl has been one of the most beloved and respected figures on the international music scene since his recorded debut with the alternative rock band Nirvana on 1991s generation-defining "Nevermind". ... read..


Python sighted at the Taj Mahal ticket counter
Agra | Wednesday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
Agra wildlife SOS rescued an unexpected tourist from the Taj Mahal premises. A five-foot-long Indian Rock Python was rescued by the Wildlife SOS Rapid Response Unit after it was sighted at the Taj Mahal ticket counter. The snake was kept under observation ... read..


CBI seeks NIA court's nod to question suspended cop Sachin Waze
General News | April 7, 2021 5:14:20 PM IST
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], April 7 (ANI) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday filed an application before the special NIA court seeking permission to question suspended Mumbai Police officer Sachin Waze in connection with the corrupti ... read..


From 'Badla nahi Badlav' to looting votes, Mamata betrayed Bengal: Rajib Banerjee
Kolkata (West Bengal) | April 7, 2021 5:14:16 PM IST
In an electoral battle where everytime politicians indulged in vitriolic setting new 'low' benchmark in discourses, former minister in Trinamool Congress (TMC) Rajib Banerjee contesting as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate comes out as an exception. ... read..


WB elections: Amit Shah eats lunch at rickshaw puller's house in Domjur
Howrah (West Bengal) | April 7, 2021 5:14:14 PM IST
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday had lunch at the house of a rickshaw puller, who is a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporter in West Bengal's Domjur area during his campaign ahead of the fourth phase of the ongoing assembly elections in the sta ... read..


Cabinet approves solar and white goods PLI scheme worth Rs 6,238 crore
New Delhi | April 7, 2021 5:14:08 PM IST
The union cabinet has approved the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for White Goods (Air Conditioners and LED Lights) with a budgetary outlay of Rs 6,238 crore. ... read..


Terrorists attack security forces in JK's Shopian, no injuries reported
Shopian (Jammu and Kashmir) | April 7, 2021 5:14:03 PM IST
Terrorists on Wednesday attacked a naka party of security forces in the Imamsahib area of Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district. ... read..


Study suggests outside factors may help children develop internal control
Washington | April 7, 2021 5:14:01 PM IST
The ability to control your own behaviour, known as executive function, might not exist all in your head. In a novel study, researchers are applying the theory of executive function to children and they revealed that the function affects everything from c ... read..


India records 1,15,736 Covid-19 cases, highest ever daily tally
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
India recorded 1,15,736 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the biggest-ever single-day surge since the onset of the pandemic early last year, taking the overall tally to 12,801,785 on Wednesday, according to the Health Ministry. ... read..


Ex-Mumbai top cop Param Bir Singh appears before NIA
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh on Wednesday deposed before the National Investigation Agency (NIA) for the first time in connection with the explosive laden SUV outside Reliance industries chairman Mukesh Ambani's residence and mysterio ... read..


Global crypto market crosses $2tn for 1st time
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
Led by Bitcoin, the global cryptocurrency market has zoomed past $2 trillion in market capitalisation amid a surge in institutional demand. ... read..


Delhi HC mandates wearing mask even if person driving alone in car
By Sushil Batra

New Delhi | April 7, 2021 4:43:56 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday made the wearing of masks compulsory even if a person is driving alone in a car in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. ... read..


UP: Panchayat candidate held for distributing rasgullas
Amroha (UP) | Wednesday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
The Amroha police has seized 'rasgulla' packets weighing around 100 kg from a village panchayat candidate who was distributing them to the voters. ... read..


Gurugram: Bar employee gang-raped, accused yet to be nabbed
Gurugram | Wednesday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
A 24-year-old bar employee, who was returning home after a late night shift was allegedly kidnapped and gang-raped by five persons when she took a lift in their car from the Mehrauli-Gurugram (MG) road, the police said on Wednesday. ... read..


Harvard study lauds Yogi's management of migrant crisis
Lucknow | Wednesday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
A study by Harvard University and shared by the Uttar Pradesh government says that the Yogi Adityanath government handled the migrant crisis 'most adroitly' when unforeseen challenges caused during the time of coronavirus pandemic took a significant toll ... read..


Naxal attack: Family demands release of captured CRPF jawan; locals block Jammu highway
Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) | April 7, 2021 4:14:01 PM IST
Locals blocked the Jammu-Akhnoor highway on Wednesday demanding the release of CRPF jawan Rakeshwar Singh Manhas who is being held captive by Naxals after an operation in Chattisgarh's Bijapur. ... read..


Punjab govt sets target of 2 lakh daily doses of COVID-19 vaccination
Chandigarh (Punjab) | April 7, 2021 4:13:57 PM IST
Amid the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday directed the state health department to ramp up the vaccination drive to meet the target of two lakh doses per day. ... read..


YouTube to make violative content view data public
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 3:45:05 PM IST
Google-owned YouTube, which has removed over 83 million videos and seven billion comments for violating its community guidelines since 2018, has announced to build greater transparency and accountability with making its Violative View Rate (VVR) metric pu ... read..


UP boy mistakes bomb for ball, suffers injuries in blast
Lucknow | Wednesday, 2021 3:45:05 PM IST
A 12-year-old boy suffered injuries after he picked up a crude bomb, mistaking it for a ball, from a garbage heap and then threw it away, causing an explosion. ... read..


MP suspends bus operations with Chhattisgarh till April 15
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) | April 7, 2021 3:44:07 PM IST
In view of the rising COVID-19 cases Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday announced the temporary suspension of bus operations with Chhattisgarh till April 15. ... read..


Water taxis, ROPAX ferries to be part of Mumbai's public tansport soon
By Amit Kumar

New Delhi | April 7, 2021 3:44:02 PM IST
Water taxis and ROPAX ferries will soon be part of Mumbai's public transportation. Water taxis on 12 routes and ROPAX ferries services on four routes will be operational soon by December. ... read..


COVID-19: Punjab govt bans political gatherings, extends night curfew till April 30
Chandigarh (Punjab) | April 7, 2021 3:44:00 PM IST
With the surge in the COVID-19 cases in the state, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday ordered a total ban on political gatherings till April 30. Violators, including political leaders, will be booked under the DMA and Epidemics Act, the st ... read..


Photo circulated by Naxals is of Cobra jawan missing in Bijapur attack: CRPF sources
New Delhi | April 7, 2021 3:43:54 PM IST
The photo circulating in media that has been allegedly released by Naxals is of the Cobra jawan missing in the Bijapur attack, said the Central Reserve Police Force sources. ... read..


Only central forces are not responsible for controlling violence during elections: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury
Kolkata (West Bengal) | April 7, 2021 3:43:53 PM IST
West Bengal Congress party President Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Wednesday said it is not only central force's responsibility to control violence during elections in West Bengal even state police need to take action. ... read..


Wearing of masks cannot be made an ego issue, says Delhi HC
By Sushil Bhatra

New Delhi | April 7, 2021 3:43:51 PM IST
Dismissing all the four petitions challenging impositions of challans for not wearing a mask amid the pandemic, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday suggested that wearing of masks cannot be made an "ego" issue. ... read..


Invoked NSA against 534 people: Yogi govt
Lucknow | Wednesday, 2021 3:15:05 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh home department has said that it invoked the National Security Act against 534 persons in the past three years. ... read..


40 KGMU doctors test Covid positive
Lucknow | Wednesday, 2021 3:15:05 PM IST
Forty doctors of Lucknow's King George's Medical University (KGMU), including Vice Chancellor Lt Gen (retd) Vipin Puri, have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. ... read..


INX Media case: Court grants exemption from personal appearance to P Chidambaram, son Karti
New Delhi | April 7, 2021 3:14:02 PM IST
A Special Court on Wednesday granted relief to former Union Minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram by allowing them exemption from personal appearance in the INX Media money laundering case. ... read..


Kim Kardashian plans to launch a skincare line
Washington | April 7, 2021 3:13:59 PM IST
Kim Kardashian, who is a media personality, socialite, model, businesswoman, producer, and actor, is adding a new achievement to her already impressive resume. The star is expanding her beauty empire by coming out with her own skincare line. ... read..


'Why does Didi get irritated with slogans of Jai Shri Ram?' asks Yogi Adityanath
Jalpaiguri (West Bengal) | April 7, 2021 3:13:58 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday questioned his West Bengal counterpart and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee and asked her why does she get irritated with slogans of "Jai Shri Ram". ... read..


PM Modi to release Hindi version of 'Odisha Itihaas' by Dr Harekrushna Mahtab on April 9
New Delhi | April 7, 2021 3:13:56 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release the Hindi translation of the book 'Odisha Itihaas' written by 'Utkal Keshari' Dr Harekrushna Mahtab on April 9 from Delhi's Ambedkar International Centre. ... read..


New wave of COVID-19 spreading faster than last year: MD, LNJP Hospital
New Delhi | April 7, 2021 3:13:55 PM IST
New wave of COVID-19 is spreading faster than last year, said Dr Suresh Kumar, Medical Director of Delhi's Lok Nayak Hospital on Wednesday, citing an increased number of patients admitted on account of coronavirus infection. ... read..


We suspect new COVID-19 strain, samples sent to NCDC: Maharashtra Health Minister
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | April 7, 2021 2:44:00 PM IST
Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Wednesday hinted at the possibility of new strains of COVID-19 in the state as "some patients are showing behaviours other than routine ones." ... read..


Vaccine Maitri initiative based on guiding principle of 'Vasudhaiv Kutumbkam', says Vardhan
New Delhi | April 7, 2021 2:43:53 PM IST
Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday said that India's ancient philosophy of 'Vasudhaiv Kutumbkam' exalted the entire world as one family on the guiding principle behind Vaccine Maitri. ... read..


Process to form state mining corporation has begun: Goa CM
Panaji (Goa) | April 7, 2021 2:43:52 PM IST
As the state looks to restart mining operations, which have been non-functional for more than two years, the process to form a state mining corporation has begun. ... read..


Indian operators providing 'hawala money' to Mexican cartels hunted by US sleuths (IANS Special)
New York/New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 2:15:05 PM IST
Controversial Bollywood actress Mamata Kulkarni's husband Vicky Goswami extradited by the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), leaves a trail of several drug traffickers from the Indian sub-continent which are presently wanted by Washington. ... read..


India's market cap may grow to $6.4tn by 2030
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 2:15:05 PM IST
By 2030, Indias market capitalisation could grow to $6.4 trillion in line with GDP growth, an annual increase of 10 per cent, as per Morgan Stanley estimates. ... read..


West Bengal: Shah holds roadshow in Singur ahead of fourth phase of polling
Singur (West Bengal) | April 7, 2021 2:14:07 PM IST
As the fourth phase of polling in West Bengal is scheduled for April 10, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday conducted a roadshow in Singur. ... read..


Maha govt urges Centre for supply of oxygen from nearby states
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | April 7, 2021 2:14:06 PM IST
Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Wednesday said the state has requested the Centre for the supply of oxygen for medical use from nearby states. ... read..


J-K Police apprehends 2, recovers huge consignment of codeine bottles
Anantnag (Jammu and Kashmir) | April 7, 2021 2:14:03 PM IST
Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday apprehended two accused who were allegedly in possession of codeine bottles and seized a total of 1730 bottles of codeine in Anantnag district. ... read..


Mukhtar Ansari kept in isolation barrack in UP's Banda Jail
Banda (Uttar Pradesh) | April 7, 2021 2:13:56 PM IST
Gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari has been kept in a highly-secured isolation barrack in the District Jail Banda. ... read..


Not enough COVID-19 vaccines, have urged Centre for 40 lakh more doses per week: Maha Health Min
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | April 7, 2021 2:13:54 PM IST
Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Wednesday said the state is facing a COVID-19 vaccine shortage and demanded 40 lakh doses every week from the Centre. ... read..


Mumbai Police issues fresh COVID-19 lockdown guidelines
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | April 7, 2021 2:13:53 PM IST
Mumbai Police on Wednesday announced the updated lockdown guidelines which restricts the movement of people in public areas and transport while exempting those involved in essential services. ... read..


2,000 more beds for COVID-19 affected in Delhi hospitals
New Delhi | April 7, 2021 1:43:57 PM IST
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Wednesday informed that the number of beds in hospitals has been increased by more than 2,000 in the past 3 days in the wake of rising coronavirus cases in the national capital. ... read..


Don't have enough vaccines, urge Centre for 40 lakh more doses per week: Maharashtra Health Min
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | April 7, 2021 1:43:51 PM IST
Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Wednesday said the state is facing a vaccine shortage and demanded 40 lakh doses every week from the Centre. ... read..


India becomes fastest COVID-19 vaccinating country in world, over 8.70 cr doses administered
New Delhi | April 7, 2021 1:14:08 PM IST
In a significant development, India has surpassed the United States to become the fastest vaccinating country in the world with an average daily rate of 30,93,861 vaccine doses, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday. ... read..


Tripura CM tests positive for COVID-19
Agartala (Tripura) | April 7, 2021 1:14:05 PM IST
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Wednesday said he has tested positive for COVID-19. ... read..


Odisha reports 791 new COVID-19 cases
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | April 7, 2021 1:14:01 PM IST
Odisha has reported 791 new COVID-19 cases, 266 recoveries and one death in the last 24 hours, according to the State Health Department on Wednesday. ... read..


Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi calls PM Modi "Sankat Mochan"
New Delhi | April 7, 2021 1:13:56 PM IST
Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday asserted that India is running the world's largest vaccination programme and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has played the role of 'Sankat Mochan' during this phase. ... read..


SC to hear on April 9 plea of Mukhtar Ansari's wife seeking his protection against 'grave threat'
New Delhi | April 7, 2021 1:13:55 PM IST
The Supreme Court is likely to hear on April 9 plea of gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari's wife Afshan Ansari alleging "grave threat" to the life of her husband, whom the top court had recently directed to be shifted to Uttar Pradesh from jail in ... read..


Waze was posted in CIU after instructions of Param Bir Singh: Mumbai Police report
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | April 7, 2021 1:13:53 PM IST
Suspended police officer Sachin Waze was posted in the Crime Intelligence Unit (CIU) after oral instructions from the then Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh, according to a Mumbai Police report. ... read..


Corruption charges against Deshmukh: CBI to record statement of complainant Jaishri Patil
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | April 7, 2021 12:44:14 PM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will record a statement of complainant Dr Jaishri Patil in connection with the corruption allegations levelled by former top cop Param Bir Singh against former Maharashtra Minister Anil Deshmukh. ... read..


22-year-old J-K author Soliha Shabir adds her name in India's World Records
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | April 7, 2021 12:44:12 PM IST
Soliha Shabir from Dalgate in Srinagar added her name in "India's World Records" as the youngest and first author in Jammu and Kashmir "who has recreated the life of Habba Khatoons poetry." ... read..


Maharashtra CM discussed with LoP, other party leaders before imposing mini lockdown: Sanjay Raut
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | April 7, 2021 12:44:03 PM IST
The Maharashtra Government has held discussions with the Leader of Opposition and other party leaders prior to taking the decision to impose restrictions in the state to curb the spread of COVID-19, said Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut. ... read..


SC will hear 'Italian marines' matter on April 9
New Delhi | April 7, 2021 12:44:00 PM IST
The Supreme Court will take up the matter pertaining to two Italian marines on Friday. ... read..


Mukhtar brought to Banda jail after 14-hour journey
Banda (Uttar Pradesh) | Wednesday, 2021 12:15:09 PM IST
After an arduous journey of more than 14 and a half hours, mafia don and BSP MLA Mukhtar Ansari was brought to Banda jail on Wednesday morning. ... read..


NIA to record Param Bir Singh's statement in Sachin Waze's case
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | April 7, 2021 12:13:55 PM IST
Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh on Wednesday has been called by National Investigation Agency (NIA) to record a statement in Sachin Waze's case. ... read..


Prime Minister Narendra Modi to chair meeting to commemorate 400th Prakash Purab
New Delhi | April 7, 2021 12:13:54 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a meeting with the High Level Committee (HLC) on Wednesday at 11 am to commemorate the 400th Birth Anniversary (Prakash Purab) of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji on April 8. ... read..


Loans of Rs 14.96 lakh crore sanctioned since launch of PM Mudra scheme
New Delhi | April 7, 2021 11:44:11 AM IST
More than 28.68 crore loans for an amount of Rs 14.96 lakh crore have been sanctioned by banks, Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) and Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs) since the launch of Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY), according to the Centre. ... read..


Delhi HC rules wearing mask mandatory even if person driving car alone
New Delhi | April 7, 2021 11:43:59 AM IST
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday dismissed all the four petitions challenging the imposition of challans on people for not wearing a mask while they are driving alone in private cars. ... read..


Omar Abdullah gets first dose of COVID-19 vaccine
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | April 7, 2021 11:43:58 AM IST
National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah on Wednesday took the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) in Srinagar. ... read..


Urdu Bulletin: Night curfew imposition in Delhi; voting for Assembly polls covered
New Delhi | April 7, 2021 11:43:56 AM IST
Various Urdu newspapers in the national capital on Wednesday carried reports of the imposition of night curfew in Delhi due to the growing number of COVID-19 cases. ... read..


Karnataka: COVID-19 cases surge in 5 districts apart from Bengaluru urban
Mysuru (Karnataka) | April 7, 2021 11:14:00 AM IST
There has been a surge in COVID-19 cases in five other districts apart from Bengaluru urban, informed Karnataka Heath Minister Dr K Sudhakar on Wednesday. ... read..


Sharad Pawar receives second dose of COVID-19 vaccination
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | April 7, 2021 11:13:57 AM IST
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Wednesday took the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. ... read..


Himachal Pradesh: Voting underway for municipal corporation polls in Dharamshala
Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh) | April 7, 2021 11:13:54 AM IST
Voting for Dharamshala municipal election began on Wednesday morning. ... read..


NCW chairperson holds meeting with Rajasthan DGP, discusses police's role in women safety
Jaipur (Rajasthan) | April 7, 2021 11:13:52 AM IST
National Commission for Women's (NCW) chairperson Rekha Sharma on Tuesday held a meeting with Rajasthan Director-General of Police (DGP) M L Lather and discussed issues related to women safety in the state including the status of pending complaints. ... read..


Antilia bomb scare case: Param Bir Singh arrives at NIA office
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | April 7, 2021 11:13:49 AM IST
Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh on Wednesday arrived at the National Investigation Agency (NIA) office in connection with the Antilia bomb scare case. ... read..


Himachal Pradesh: Jubling village of Lahaul-Spiti district covered in a blanket of snow
Lahaul-Spiti (Himachal Pradesh) | April 7, 2021 11:13:48 AM IST
Jubling village in Himachal Pradesh's Lahaul-Spiti district received fresh snowfall for a consecutively second day on Wednesday morning. ... read..


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