Monday, April 12, 2021

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..

India records highest daily spike with over 1.15 lakh COVID-19 cases
New Delhi | April 7, 2021 10:44:05 AM IST
Leaving behind its previous record, India reported over 1.15 lakh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. ... read..

Indore: 2 cops suspended after video showing them beating up rickshaw-puller surfaces on social media
Indore (Madhya Pradesh) | April 7, 2021 10:44:02 AM IST
Indore police suspended two policemen after a video went viral on social media showing them beating up a rickshaw-puller in Indore's Pardeshipura police station area. ... read..

IUML polling booth agent killed in Kerala
Kannur (Kerala) | April 7, 2021 10:43:58 AM IST
A 21-year-old polling booth agent of the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) was killed in Panur, Kannur district on Tuesday. ... read..

KSRTC employees go on indefinite strike, commuters stranded in Bengaluru
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | April 7, 2021 10:43:54 AM IST
Bus services were affected and commuters were stranded in Bengaluru on Wednesday as Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) employees went on an indefinite strike over their demand for revision of salary. ... read..

Sunal village in J-K's Udhampur seeks tourism infrastructure as people flock to see its peacocks
Udhampur (Jammu and Kashmir) | April 7, 2021 10:13:54 AM IST
The local administration of Udhampur's Sunal village has urged the Jammu and Kashmir Government to provide adequate infrastructure for tourists flocking in to see peacocks. ... read..

60 villages in Maharashtra's Nashik without electricity for last 10 days
Nashik (Maharashtra) | April 7, 2021 9:43:59 AM IST
People from sixty villages in Trimbakeshwar Tehsil of Nashik district have been facing difficulties as there has been no electricity for the last 8-10 days in this region. ... read..

World Health Day: PM Modi reiterates commitment to support research, innovation in healthcare
New Delhi | April 7, 2021 9:13:59 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said World Health Day is a day to "reaffirm our gratitude and appreciation to all those who work day and night to keep our planet healthy". He also reiterated the government's commitment to supporting research and ... read..

81-year-old Rani Devi from Kanpur to contest UP Panchayat polls
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) | April 7, 2021 9:13:58 AM IST
Showing immense grit and determination, an 81-year-old woman will be contesting the upcoming panchayat elections from Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur district to ensure better facilities and development of her village. ... read..

'Pariksha Pe Charcha' will be exciting interaction, to cover wide range of topics: PM Modi
New Delhi | April 7, 2021 9:13:54 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday took to Twitter to express his excitement for the first virtual 'Pariksha Pe Charcha 2021' and said the programme will cover a wide range of topics. ... read..

Search operation underway in outskirts of Srinagar city
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | April 7, 2021 8:43:59 AM IST
Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) underway since last night at Gulab Bagh area in the outskirts of Srinagar city as security forces suspect the presence of terrorists in the area. ... read..

One Pakistani smuggler killed by security forces in Punjab, arms and drugs seized
Amritsar (Punjab) | April 7, 2021 8:43:56 AM IST
In a joint operation in the wee hours of Wednesday, Border Security Force (BSF) and Punjab Police neutralised one Pakistani smuggler and seized 22 packets of heroin, 2 AKM rifles, and 4 firearm magazines in Punjab's Amritsar. ... read..

Bijapur attack: Naxals ready to negotiate with govt; ask for mediators to release abducted jawan
Bijapur (Chhattisgarh) | April 7, 2021 8:43:50 AM IST
The banned Communist Party of India (Maoist) issued an open letter on Tuesday mentioning its willingness to negotiate with the Central government. The banned outfit also proposed the Centre announce mediators in order to release the captivated jawan. ... read..

Karnataka minister K Sudhakar urges Centre for more COVID vaccines for state
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | April 7, 2021 8:13:57 AM IST
Karnataka Health and Medical Education Minister, Dr K Sudhakar has requested the Centre to provide more Covid-19 vaccines for the state. ... read..

Jharkhand tightens COVID restrictions; no physical classes in schools
Ranchi (Jharkhand) | April 7, 2021 8:13:55 AM IST
In view of the surge in COVID-19 cases, the Jharkhand government has tightened its Covid-19 restrictions. ... read..

Hundreds bid farewell to 3 bravehearts of NE, martyred in Maoist attack
Guwahati/Agartala | Wednesday, 2021 7:45:05 AM IST
Hundreds of people from Assam and Tripura on Tuesday bid farewell three of their bravehearts -- Inspector Dilip Kumar Das, Constables Bablu Rabha and Sambhu Roy, who among the 22 security personnel martyred in Sunday's Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh. ... read..

Kumbh Mela: Rishikesh's Bharat Bhoomi Tourist complex to be set up as COVID care centre
Rishikesh (Uttarakhand) | April 7, 2021 7:43:52 AM IST
In view of increasing Covid-19 cases in Uttrakhand, the Dehradun district administration has acquired Bharat Bhumi Tourist complex under Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam in Rishikesh to utilise it as a Covid care centre. ... read..

Amit Shah to hold 4 roadshows in West Bengal today
New Delhi | April 7, 2021 7:43:50 AM IST
Union Home Minister Amit Shah is scheduled to conduct four roadshows in poll-bound West Bengal on Wednesday. ... read..

Lucknow University tightens COVID-19 restrictions
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | April 7, 2021 7:43:49 AM IST
The University of Lucknow has issued directives to tighten the COVID-19 restrictions. ... read..

Routine walk-ins, OPD registrations at AIIMS temporarily closed from tomorrow
New Delhi | April 7, 2021 7:13:52 AM IST
Routine walk-in OPD patient registrations, including specialty clinics at the AIIMS Hospital and all centres will be temporarily closed with effect from April 8, to minimise the spread of the novel coronavirus. ... read..

Maharashtra: CBI registers inquiry to probe corruption charges against Anil Deshmukh
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | April 7, 2021 7:13:50 AM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a preliminary inquiry in connection with the Bombay high court order to probe allegations of corruption levelled against former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh. ... read..

5 children, 7 teachers test Covid-19 positive in Dehradun's Doon School
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | April 7, 2021 7:13:49 AM IST
Five students and seven teachers have tested positive for Covid-19 at Doon school in Uttrakhand's Dehradun. ... read..

In statement, Naxals demand mediator for CoBRA jawan release
By Tanmay Sakalley

Bijapur (Chhattisgarh) | April 7, 2021 6:43:46 AM IST
The banned Communist Party of India (Maoists ) released a statement on Wednesday saying that the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) commando who had gone missing in the April 3 encounter in Chhattisgarh was in their custody. ... read..

K'taka police arrest pedophile who worked as orphanage caretaker
Mangaluru | Wednesday, 2021 6:15:06 AM IST
The police in Mangaluru on Tuesday arrested an alleged peadophile, who worked as a caretaker in the Ullala Noorani orphanage and Dharul Maskin child care centre at Kumpala in Dakshina Kannada district. ... read..

CBI registers PE on orders of Bombay HC against Deshmukh
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 6:15:06 AM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said on Tuesday that it has registered a preliminary enquiry (PE) on the orders of the Bombay High Court within 15 days into the allegations of corruption and misconduct levelled by former Mumbai Police Commiasion ... read..

Uttar Pradesh Police brings gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari to Banda jail
Banda (Uttar Pradesh) | April 7, 2021 6:13:45 AM IST
Uttar Pradesh Police on Wednesday morning brought to Banda prison gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari, who had spent over two years in Punjab prison. ... read..

PM Modi to interact today with students, teachers, parents at 'Pariksha Pe Charcha'
New Delhi | April 7, 2021 5:43:42 AM IST
Prime Minister, Narendra Modi will interact with students, teachers and parents during 'Pariksha Pe Charcha 2021' on Wednesday via video conferencing. ... read..

SIT arrested 4 persons in Nawada hooch incident
Patna | Wednesday, 2021 5:15:05 AM IST
The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Nawada Police arrested four persons responsible for making poisonous hooch that claimed 15 lives while four others lost their eyesight permanently. ... read..

Piyush Goyal asks CWC to double its storage capacity
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 5:15:05 AM IST
Union minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday asked the Central Warehouse Corporation (CWC) to double its storage capacity by 2023 and achieve a turnover of Rs 10,000 crore by the FY 2024-25. ... read..

Justice Ramana appointed next CJI, to hold post for 16 months (Lead)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 5:15:05 AM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday signed off on the appointment of Justice N.V. Ramana as the next Chief Justice of India (CJI). ... read..

Chhattisgarh villagers near Bijapur Naxal attack site begin returning home, recount horror
By Tanmay Sakalley

Bijapur (Chhattisgarh) | April 7, 2021 8:13:53 AM IST
Villagers of Tekulagudem village here who had emptied out from their village, during Saturday's ambush by Naxals on a team of security personnel in Chhattisgarh have begun returning and recount how they were forced to flee ahead of the gunbattle. ... read..

Odisha requests Centre for immediate supply of 15 lakh COVID vaccine doses
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | April 7, 2021 5:13:41 AM IST
Odisha Government on Tuesday urged for 15 to 20 lakh advance doses of Covishield vaccine from the Centre. ... read..

Telangana: Tehsildar in Anti-Corruption Bureau's net for demanding, accepting Rs 5 Lakh bribe
Hyderabad (Telangana) | April 7, 2021 5:13:39 AM IST
A tehsildar has been apprehended by Anti-Corruption Bureau's officials for demanding and accepting Rs 5 lakh bribe, in return for allegedly availing a quarry licence. ... read..

Islamists, Covid-19 are challenges for B'desh govt: Obaidul Quader
Dhaka | Wednesday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
The militants and radicals using religion as their business and fighting the Covid-19 outbreak are the two major challenges which the Bangladesh government is facing as of now, said Awami League leader and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quade ... read..

Stakes high for big political parties as 3rd phase of polling ends
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
Voting for the crucial third phase of Assembly polls in Assam and West Bengal, and the single phase elections in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry, ended on Tuesday with all the major political parties -- BJP, Trinamool Congress, Congress, AIADMK and Left ... read..

Chhattisgarh villagers near Bijapur Naxal attack begin returning home, recount horror
By Tanmay Sakalley

Bijapur (Chhattisgarh) | April 7, 2021 4:43:45 AM IST
Villagers of Tekulagudem village here who had emptied out from their village, during Saturday's ambush by Naxals on a team of security personnel in Chhattisgarh have begun returning and recount how they were forced to flee ahead of the gunbattle. ... read..

Covid-19: Minister Anil Vij says aim to vaccinate 35 lakh in Haryana by April end
Chandigarh (Haryana) | April 7, 2021 4:43:44 AM IST
Haryana Health Minister, Anil Vij said that by the end of this month, efforts will be made to vaccinate about 35 lakh people in the state. So far, about 21 lakh people have been vaccinated for Covid-19 in Haryana. ... read..

Chhattisgarh reports 9,921 new COVID-19 cases, 53 deaths in last 24 hours
Raipur (Chhattisgarh) | April 7, 2021 4:43:42 AM IST
Chhattisgarh reported 9,921 new COVID-19 cases, 1,552 recoveries and 53 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per the state Health Department on Tuesday. ... read..

Call to officially celebrate Hyderabad Nizam's birth anniversary
Hyderabad | Wednesday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
Seventh Nizam Mir Osman Ali Khan's 135th birth anniversary was celebrated on Tuesday with his grandson Nawab Najaf Ali Khan demanding that the government officially celebrate the day every year. ... read..

Deshmukh's plea in SC questions legality of CBI interim Director
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
Former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh has raised the issue of legality in appointment of an interim CBI Director, in his plea challenging the Bombay High Court order directing a preliminary enquiry by the agency into corruption allegations levell ... read..

Over 80% turnout in Tripura tribal council polls
Agartala | Wednesday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
Over 80 per cent of the 8,65,041 voters on Tuesday cast their votes in the elections to the 28-member politically significant Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC), officials said. ... read..

IIT-Goa still without campus, but braces for another land allocation controversy
Panaji | Wednesday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
Months after the Goa government scrapped the forested Melaulim plateau as the site for the IIT-Goa campus, a fresh row has broken out over the fear of displacing the state's only government engineering college out of its existing campus, to house the fled ... read..

NIA court convicts 2 FICN racketeers to 4 yrs imprisonment
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
A Special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Tuesday sentenced two fake Indian currency notes racketeers to four years imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 each in connection with a case of fake currency having face value of Rs 4.6 lakh s ... read..

ED attaches properties of USPL worth Rs 30 cr in PMLA case
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday said that it has attached movable and immovable properties to the tune of Rs 30.14 crore of Unickon Securities Pvt Ltd (USPL), its directors and group companies, under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PML ... read..

Reel life turns real as TN voter votes as per Sec 49P
Chennai | Wednesday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
It was reel life turning real at a polling booth in Tiruchirappalli district. ... read..

BJP demands probe after EVMs, VVPATs found at Trinamool leader's home
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
The BJP on Tuesday demanded a seperate and independent inquiry into the confiscation of EVMs and VVPATs from the residence of a Trinamool Congress leader in Uluberia in West Bengal. ... read..

Cyber criminals using new technique for financial frauds
Patna | Wednesday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
There has been a surge in the cases of financial fraud in Bihar as cyber criminals have resorted to hacking of phones to commit these crimes. ... read..

ECI removes 8 returning officers in Kolkata during third phase polling (3rd Ld)
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
Amid reports of clashes during the third phase of polling where 77.68 per cent voting was recorded till 5 p.m. the Election Commission of India removed 8 returning officers from Kolkata assembly constituencies - six from North Kolkata and two from South K ... read..

Sleaze CD: Can vouch for integrity of SIT officers, Bengaluru commissioner
Bengaluru/Gokak (Karnataka) | Wednesday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
Bengaluru City police commissioner, Kamal Pant on Tuesday said that he vouches for all those officers working tirelessly in the Special Investigation team, headed by Additional Commissioner of Police, Soumendu Mukherjee, that is probing the sleaze CD cas ... read..

SC Collegium approves 10 permanent judges for Bombay HC
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
The Supreme Court Collegium, headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde, has approved the proposal for appointment of 10 Additional Judges of the Bombay High Court as permanent Judges. ... read..

AP Police personnel on poll duty, win Tamil hearts with humane touch
Ongole/Villupuram | Wednesday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
Nearly 300 policemen from Andhra Pradesh's Prakasam district police department who were deputed in Tamil Nadu for the Assembly election duties on Tuesday won the hearts of the Tamil people with their humane services. ... read..

Over 82 % polling in final phase of voting in Assam (Night Ld)
Guwahati | Wednesday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
More than 82 per cent of the total 79,19,641 voters exercised their franchise in the third and final phase of the Assam Assembly polls, held in 40 constituencies amid tight security on Tuesday, according to election officials. ... read..

Tamil Nadu, Puducherry Assembly elections end peacefully (Roundup)
Chennai/Puducherry | Wednesday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
Curtains came down on the single-phase Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Polling was peaceful across the state and the Union Territory. ... read..

Once poll symbol allotted, it cannot be changed: Navataram Party
Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh) | Wednesday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
Ravu Subrahmanyam, founder of the Navataram Party, which has been allotted the glass tumbler symbol for the Tirupati bypoll by the Election Commission, on Tuesday said once a symbol has been allotted it cannot be revoked. ... read..

Fatma R. Zakaria, who interviewed Indira Gandhi and Margaret Thatcher, falls to Covid (2nd Ld)
Aurangabad (Maharashtra) | Wednesday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
Veteran journalist Fatma R. Zakaria, the former Editor of the Sunday Times, Mumbai - who achieved glory by interviewing two of the then most powerful women Prime Ministers on the planet, India's Indira Gandhi and Britain's Margaret Thatcher - passed away ... read..

SC: drug traffickers cause deleterious effects and deadly impact on society
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Tuesday said drug trafficking is a more heinous crime than murder, as people dealing in narcotics are instruments in causing death or in inflicting a death blow to several innocent, young victims. ... read..

Pilot's absence from Rajasthan bypolls shows all is not well in Cong
Jaipur | Wednesday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
At a time when the Congress and BJP are engaged in a tug of war over three seats which will go for by-polls on April 17, the absence of Sachin Pilot from the Rajasthan stage has become a much discussed topic in political circles. ... read..

Indore's Covid cases surge, positivity rate nears 15 pc
Indore (Madhya Pradesh) | April 7, 2021 2:43:51 AM IST
With Covid-19 cases surging across the country, Madhya Pradesh's Indore on Tuesday reported a nearly 15 per cent positivity rate. ... read..

AgustaWestland deal 'middleman' sent money to ex-Army employee's daughter: CBI
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
Sushen Mohan Gupta, who is currently in the limelight for allegedly receiving one million euros from Dassault Aviation, had transferred money thrice into the account of the daughter of his employee, Lt Gen Balraj Singh Takhar (retd), as per the Central Bu ... read..

Gurugram municipal corporation to replace diesel autos
Gurugram | Wednesday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
In first of its kind initiative, the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) will phase out diesel autos running in the city and ply e-rickshaws in their place as a measure to make the city pollution-free, MCG officials said on Tuesday. ... read..

Renowned journalist-author Fatima R. Zakaria dies of Covid (Ld)
Aurangabad (Maharashtra) | Wednesday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
Veteran journalist Fatima R. Zakaria, the former Editor of the Sunday Times, Mumbai, and mother of renowned global media personality Fareed R. Zakaria, passed away here on Tuesday due to Covid at a private hospital, a close family friend said. ... read..

Goa Speaker asked to rule on plea to disqualify 10 BJP MLAs by Apr 20
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Goa Assembly Speaker to pass order on April 20 on the plea filed by a Congress leader seeking disqualification of 10 party MLAs, who switched to the ruling BJP in July 2019. ... read..

Bats made in Bihar by migrant workers fuel entrepreneurial dreams
Bettiah (Bihar) | Wednesday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
Where there is a will, there is a way. At times, this will to overcome obstacles can spark entrepreneurial dreams and open up business opportunities. Abulesh, a resident of Gaunaha village in Bihar's west Champaran district, relied on this very indomitabl ... read..

NDC study team interacts with Visakhapatnam Port Trust officials
Visakhapatnam | Wednesday, 2021 1:15:05 AM IST
A team from the National Defence College (NDC) visited the Visakhapatnam Port Trust and interacted with port officials on different aspects of security on Tuesday. ... read..

Indian economy to grow by historic high level of 12.5%: IMF
United Nations | Wednesday, 2021 1:15:05 AM IST
Emerging from the Covid-19 disruptions, India's economic growth is projected to reach the historically high level of 12.5 per cent this fiscal year and also regain its status as the world's fastest-growing economy, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) re ... read..

People happy with LDF performance, it will retain power in Kerala: MA Baby
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | April 7, 2021 1:13:46 AM IST
Expressing confidence about the victory of the Left-front in the Kerala elections, CPI-M politburo member MA Baby has said that the people have braved the COVID-19 pandemic to take part in elections in large numbers and it was an expression of their satis ... read..

Modi coins 'Chalo Paltai' slogan, says Trinamool will fade away
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
Referring to a new audio tape that the BJP had released a few days back, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's defeat is on the cards, as he coined a new slogan -- 'Chalo Paltai' (let us make the ch ... read..

Telangana releases Godavari water into Manjeera
Hyderabad | Tuesday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
Telangana on Tuesday reached a key milestone in the journey to achieve the goal of irrigating one crore acres of land with the water from Godavari river joining the Manjeera river. ... read..

92-year-old voter felicitated in Assam
Guwahati | Tuesday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
A 92-year-old elderly voter, who has been voting in every election since India's independence, on Tuesday cast his vote at a polling station in western Assam's Goalpara district, officials said. ... read..

Battleground Bengal: 68.04% turnout till 3 pm, Mamata cries foul (2nd Ld)
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
Despite Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee complaining of 'blatant' misuse of Central forces, as many as 68.04 per cent cent of the voters turned out to exercise their franchise till 3 pm during the third phase of Assembly elections in West Bengal on Tuesday, ... read..

Delhi HC pulls up govt over choosing 'propaganda' over salaries
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
The Delhi High Court, while dismissing a plea by North Delhi Municipal Corporation to extend the time to clear arrears of the staff, lashed out at the city government and asked if it is not criminal to spend money on propaganda through full-page advertise ... read..

Himachal court questions agriculture Director in fraud case
Shimla | Tuesday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
Taking exception to the order passed by the state agriculture Director regarding imposing a minor penalty upon the petitioner in a case of proven misconduct of misappropriation or embezzlement of Rs 26,69,447, the Himachal Pradesh High Court on Tuesday di ... read..

K'taka govt talks tough ahead of RTCs indefinite strike
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
Taking a tough stand, the Karnataka government on Tuesday ruled out any negotiations with various Road Transport Corporations employees deciding to go on an indefinite strike from Wednesday, demanding that their salaries be increased in accordance with th ... read..

Maha govt, Deshmukh move SC against Bombay HC order for CBI probe (Lead)
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 11:15:05 PM IST
The Maharashtra government and former state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh have moved the Supreme Court, challenging the Bombay High Court order directing a CBI preliminary enquiry into corruption allegations levelled by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Par ... read..

'Kerala Castro' Achuthanandan fails to vote for first time
Thiruvananthapuram | Tuesday, 2021 10:45:05 PM IST
Former Kerala Chief Minister and one of India's tallest Communist leaders, V.S. Achuthanandan, failed to cast his vote on Tuesday for the first time in state Assembly elections. ... read..

Tirupati priests call on Andhra CM after reinstatement
Amaravati | Tuesday, 2021 10:45:05 PM IST
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) chief priest A. V. Ramana Deekshitulu and other priests called on Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday, following their reinstatement. ... read..

Ready for jail if ESMA invoked: KRTC employees leader
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2021 10:45:05 PM IST
Karnataka Road Transport Corporations Employees Association's president and farmer leader Kodihalli Chandrashekhar on Tuesday said that if the government wants to enforce the Essential Services Management Act (ESMA) on the RTC employees, then 1.30 lakh pe ... read..

Raj Thackeray seeks action against hospitals denying beds to Covid patients
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) President Raj Thackeray on Tuesday asked the government to crack down on private hospitals which are refusing beds to Covid-19 patients as the state reels under a second wave of the pandemic. ... read..

Janet Yellen proposes global minimum corporate tax
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
United States Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has argued for a global minimum corporate tax rate. ... read..

Several Rahuls, Ajays in the fray in Damoh bypoll
Damoh (MP) | Tuesday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
The bypoll to Madhya Pradesh's Damoh Assembly seat, which is being seen as a straight battle between the ruling BJP and the Congress, has become a unique contest with several candidates bearing the same first name as the nominees of the two big parties ju ... read..

181 votes cast against 90 valid voters in Assam booth, 6 suspended
Guwahati | Tuesday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
At least six polling personnel were suspended in Assam's Dima Hasao district after it was found that a booth with 90 valid voters registered 181 votes during the second phase of polls on April 1, officials said on Tuesday. ... read..

Sitharaman discusses need to enhance financial flows to developing countries in meeting with Kerry
New Delhi | April 6, 2021 10:14:12 PM IST
Union Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday underscored the need to enhance financial flows to developing countries beyond USD100 billion to strengthen climate action in her meeting with US Special Presidential Envoy for Cli ... read..

India's approach focused on strengthening intra-BRICS cooperation based on Continuity, Consolidation: Finance Ministry
New Delhi | April 6, 2021 10:14:11 PM IST
The Ministry of Finance said that India's approach is focused on strengthening intra-BRICS cooperation based on Continuity, Consolidation, and Consensus as India on Tuesday hosted the first meeting of BRICS Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors vir ... read..

J-K: New protocol list places DDC chiefs equivalent to Mayor's status
Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) | April 6, 2021 10:14:06 PM IST
The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Tuesday issued a fresh official protocol list putting the DDC chairpersons as equivalent to mayors at serial number 19A in the amended warrant of precedence. ... read..

Bengaluru civic body to deploy home guards to ensure people follow Covid-appropriate behaviour
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | April 6, 2021 10:14:05 PM IST
The Bengaluru civic body has decided to deploy home guards to ensure that people follow Covid-appropriate behaviour. ... read..

Punjab govt to fast-track growth of digital network, provide broadband access for all
Chandigarh (Punjab) | April 6, 2021 10:14:02 PM IST
Despite having a telecom infrastructure density almost double to that of the national average, the Punjab government has decided to increase it further to ensure fast track growth of digital communication network and provide affordable and universal acces ... read..

LG Manoj Sinha launches online portal to strengthen e-Governance in J-K
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | April 6, 2021 10:14:01 PM IST
Strengthening the e-Governance structure and bringing transparency in the system, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday launched two mobile applications -- 'Hamari Sadak' and 'Tameer Taraqqi' which will allow residents to register a ... read..

Private bus passengers robbed by 6 men in UP
Mathura | Tuesday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
A private bus was robbed of cash and mobile phones in the wee hours of Tuesday morning in the Mathura district. ... read..

5 UP jails to turn into high-security prisons
Lucknow | Tuesday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
Five jails in Uttar Pradesh will be converted into high-security prisons. The jails selected for the upgradation are in Lucknow, Bareilly, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Azamgarh and Chitrakoot. ... read..

Rakesh Tikait says won't end farmers stir even if there is nationwide lockdown
Ghazipur | Tuesday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
With the surge in coronavirus cases all over the country, the threat of the pandemic looms large over the hundreds of farmers sitting on protest at various borders of the national capital since the last four months. Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) Spokesperso ... read..

Bombay HC order on 'letter-bomb': Maha to move SC
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
The Maharashtra government has decided to move the Supreme Court challenging the Bombay High Court order of Monday directing a CBI probe into the allegations levelled against former Home Minster Anil Deshmukh. ... read..

Tarun Bajaj new Revenue Secretary in major bureaucratic reshuffle
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
In a major reshuffle at the Centre on Tuesday, senior IAS official Tarun Bajaj was appointed as new Secretary, Revenue, in the Finance Ministry, while Ajay Seth replaces him as Secretary, Economic Affairs. ... read..

Two fake currency racketeers convicted by special NIA court in Lucknow
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | April 6, 2021 9:43:57 PM IST
A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Tuesday convicted two accused persons in a fake Indian currency notes case. ... read..

Delhi logs 5100 fresh Covid-19 cases, highest single-day spike this year
New Delhi | April 6, 2021 9:43:55 PM IST
As many as 5,100 new Covid-19 cases and 17 related deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours in the national capital, as per the latest figures released by the health department of Delhi on Tuesday. This was the highest single-day spike of coronaviru ... read..

Fallacy that vaccination process controlled by state, current phase for vulnerable sections, clarifies Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan
New Delhi | April 6, 2021 9:43:54 PM IST
Criticism came from various quarters over Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan's remark today that "the aim is not to administer the vaccine to those who want it but to those who need it". Responding to a set of three questions sent by ANI seeking clarif ... read..

BJP, JanaSena object to Navataram party's election symbol
Tirupati | Tuesday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and JanaSena leaders have objected to the allotment of the glass tumbler election symbol to Navataram party, alleging that 'it has been deliberately done to confuse voters in the forthcoming Tirupati bypoll'. ... read..

CBI court sentences former income tax deputy director to 1 year imprisonment
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
A CBI court on Tuesday sentenced Ashutosh Verma, the then Deputy Director (Investigation) of the Income Tax and two others to one year rigorous imprisonment with Rs one lakh fine each. ... read..

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