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Central team meets Stalin after visiting TN's rain-hit areas
Chennai | Thursday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
The seven-member Central team, which had toured Tamil Nadu and Puducherry to study the damages caused by rains and floods, called on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin at the Secretariat here on Wednesday before leaving for New Delhi. ... read..


Punjab CM Channi urges PM Modi to implement previous order of disbursing Rs 4 lakh ex-gratia compensation to kin of COVID-19 deceased
Chandigarh (Punjab) | November 25, 2021 2:47:15 AM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to implement his previous order of disbursing an ex gratia of Rs 4 lakh to the kin of those who died of COVID-19, saying mere Rs 50,000 compensation is insufficie ... read..


Nitin Gadkari lays foundation stones of 25 National Highway projects to boost tourism industry in J-K
Doda (Jammu and Kashmir) | November 25, 2021 2:47:11 AM IST
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said that the construction of 25 National Highway projects in Jammu and Kashmir will provide impetus to the travel and tourism sector and also generate employment opportunities for the people in the Union Territor ... read..


NCPCR asks UP to appeal against Allahabad HC's 'oral sex with minor not assault' order
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 2:45:05 AM IST
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on Wednesday urged the Uttar Pradesh government to file an appeal against an Allahabad High Court order reducing the sentence of a convict in a sexual assault case involving a minor. ... read..


SC notice on plea against notification barring disabled from medical courses
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 2:45:05 AM IST
The Supreme Court has issued notice to Centre and the National Medical Commission (NMC) on a plea questioning the validity of a notification which barred a disabled person from pursuing medical courses. ... read..


Cong leaders reason for placing Sardar Patel photo caught on video
Bengaluru | Thursday, 2021 2:45:05 AM IST
A video of conversation between Karnataka Congress President D.K. Shivakumar and Opposition leader Siddaramaiah placing the portrait of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel along with former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi has gone viral on social media. ... read..


Calcutta HC stays CBI probe into SSC appointments
Kolkata | Thursday, 2021 2:45:05 AM IST
In a major relief to the West Bengal government, a division bench of the Calcutta High Court granted interim stay on the CBI inquiry ordered by a single bench into the alleged irregularities in the appointment of Group-D workers by the School Service Comm ... read..


Top TRF commander among 3 terrorists killed in Srinagar encounter (Lead)
Srinagar | Thursday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
A top TRF terrorist commander, said to be responsible for the killing of two teachers in Srinagar, was among three terrorists killed in an encounter at Rambagh in Srinagar district on Wednesday, police said. ... read..


'Farmers have right to protest but none can take law into hands'
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana on Wednesday said the farmers have democratic right to protest but no one can be allowed to take law into his hands. ... read..


Delhi Police probing ISIS-K death threat to Gambhir: Commissioner
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana on Wednesday said that the police is examining the death threat given to Delhi BJP MP Gautam Gambhir by ISIS-Kashmir and an investigation into the matter has been initiated. ... read..


TN CM hands over cheque to slain police officer's family
Chennai | Thursday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Wednesday handed over a cheque of Rs 1 crore to the family of murdered Special Sub-Inspector of Police, S. Bhoominathan. The cheque was handed over at the Tamil Nadu secretariat. The money came from the Chief Minis ... read..


Congress, AAP make announcements to woo voters as political temperature rises in Punjab
Chandigarh (Punjab) | November 25, 2021 1:47:55 AM IST
With the political temperature rising in Punjab ahead of state assembly elections to be held early next year, political parties are making announcements and "populist promises" to woo voters. ... read..


12 of 17 Congress MLAs join Mamata Banerjee's TMC in Meghalaya: Sources
New Delhi | November 25, 2021 1:47:50 AM IST
In a major blow to Congress in Meghalaya, as many as 12 of its 17 MLAs in the state joined Trinamool Congress, claim sources. ... read..


First train for free pilgrimage to Ayodhya to depart from Delhi on Dec 3, says Kejriwal
New Delhi | November 25, 2021 1:47:49 AM IST
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday announced that the first train for Ayodhya, under the free pilgrimage scheme, would depart from Delhi on December 3, and the registrations for the same have started. ... read..


Weather experts predict respite from heavy rainfall in K'taka
Bengaluru | Thursday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
After enjoying two sunny days following 15 long days of unrelenting, heavy downpour, Karnataka saw inclement weather make a comeback on Wednesday. Clouds dominated the sky in the evening followed by light showers in south Karnataka including in Bengaluru. ... read..


Commissionerate system in Bhopal, Indore soon: MP govt
Bhopal | Thursday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
The process of implementing Commissionerate system in two districts of Madhya Pradesh is likely to begin by the end of November. State home minister Narottam Mishra said on Wednesday that the government is set to issue notifications so that it would not r ... read..


Mamata urges Modi to withdraw extension of BSF's jurisdiction in Bengal
Kolkata | Thursday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital on Wednesday, and urged the latter to withdrew the decision to extend the territorial jurisdiction of the Border Security Force (BSF) in Bengal. ... read..


Subramanian Swamy meets Mamata Banerjee, rubbishes rumours of joining TMC
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy met West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee here on Wednesday. ... read..


Anupama, her baby boy finally reunited on Kerala court's orders
Thiruvananthapuram | Thursday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
It was a day which this 22-year-old Kerala mother had despaired of seeing, after her four-day-old boy was forcibly removed from her side by her parents in October last year and the state authorities remained indifferent to her plight. But thanks to a huge ... read..


Adoption authority asked to help parents obtain NOCs from abroad
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
The Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) on Wednesday was directed by the Delhi High Court to consider implementing various steps to provide assistance and enable foster and biological parents to obtain the required certification and obtain no-objec ... read..


Delhi HC to hear plea against Salman Khurshid's book on Thursday
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
The Delhi High Court will hear on Thursday a plea seeking direction to stop the publication, circulation and sale of former Union minister Salman Khurshid's controversial book for its alleged remarks on Hindutva. ... read..


Violence in Tripura pre-planned by Prashant, Abhishek: MoS Pratima Bhoumik (IANS Interview)
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Pratima Bhoumik said that all the incidents of violence in Tripura are scripted and pre-planned by Prashant Kishor and TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee. ... read..


Women safety our top most priority: Delhi Police chief
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana on Wednesday said that the safety of women in the national capital is his top most priority. ... read..


E-waste in Commonwealth of Independent States rises 50% in decade
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
Electronic waste generated in the Commonwealth of Independent States and Georgia rose by 50 per cent between 2010 and 2019, roughly the world average, but overall just 3.2 per cent was collected and safely managed, well below the 17.4 per cent average wor ... read..


Kerala reports 4,280 new COVID-19 cases
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | November 25, 2021 1:17:59 AM IST
Kerala reported 4,280 new COVID-19 cases and 35 deaths on Wednesday. ... read..


After several leaders quit Congress, KC Venugopal questions those who want to weaken the opposition
New Delhi | November 25, 2021 1:17:58 AM IST
After several Congress leaders quit the party, Congress general secretary KC Venugopal said theirs is the only national party that is opposing the anti-people central government and asked if someone wants to weaken the Opposition, what benefit will they g ... read..


As TMC inducts its leaders, Congress terms it "betrayal with motive"
New Delhi | November 25, 2021 1:17:56 AM IST
The long list of leaders leaving the Congress and getting inducted into the Trinamool Congress (TMC) has left the grand old party "unhappy". ... read..


Subramanian Swamy praises Mamata Banerjee, says she has 'rare quality' like JP, Rajiv Gandhi, Narasimha Rao
New Delhi | November 25, 2021 1:17:55 AM IST
BJP MP Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday lavished praise on Trinamool Congres chief Mamata Banerjee and said she ranks with Jayaprakash Narayan and former Prime Ministers Morarji Desai, Rajiv Gandhi, Chandrashekhar, and PV Narasimha Rao "who meant what they ... read..


PM to address Constitution Day event at Central Hall of Parliament
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
As a part of 'Constitution Day' celebrations this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the programmes being organised in Parliament and Vigyan Bhavan on November 26. ... read..


TN poultry farmers in dire straits after chicken prices fall due to rains
Chennai | Thursday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
The poultry farmers of Tamil Nadu who used to supply chicken and eggs in large volumes to south Indian states of Kerala, Andhra and Karnataka are in dire straits as the price of broiler chicken has come down drastically. ... read..


Bitter family feud may lead to messy unraveling of Hinduja group
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
The increasingly bitter feud in the Hinduja Group has raised the possibility of a messy unraveling of the 107-year-old group, putting at risk one of the world's largest conglomerates. ... read..


Delhi police commissioner gets strict, asks personnel to mark attendance daily
New Delhi | November 24, 2021 11:48:01 PM IST
Office of the commissioner of police issued an order on Tuesday asking police personnel in Delhi Police offices to mark their attendance daily. ... read..


Piyush Goyal to meet food ministers of States, UTs tomorrow; model kitchen community scheme on agenda
New Delhi | November 24, 2021 11:47:59 PM IST
Union Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister Piyush Goyal will chair an all India Food Ministers meeting and will discuss community kitchen scheme among other issues with food ministers of states and Union Territories on Thursday. ... read..


Cabinet nod to continuation of scheme on atmospheric science programmes of Earth Sciences Ministry
New Delhi | November 24, 2021 11:47:55 PM IST
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its approval for the continuation of the umbrella scheme 'Atmosphere and Climate Research-Modelling Observing Systems and Services (ACROSS)' along with its eight sub-schemes for five years 2021-2026 at a ... read..


Morning exposure to deep red light improves declining eyesight: Study
London | November 24, 2021 11:47:53 PM IST
Just three minutes of exposure to deep red light once a week, when delivered in the morning, can significantly improve declining eyesight, finds a pioneering new study by UCL researchers. ... read..


Cryptocurrency industry demands Centre to clarify taxation, filing of crypto assets
Noida (Uttar Pradesh) | November 24, 2021 11:47:50 PM IST
The cryptocurrency industry seems optimistic about the Centre's decision to introduce the cryptocurrency Bill in the upcoming winter session of Parliament. ... read..


BJP corporators in Hyderabad booked for vandalism
Hyderabad | Wednesday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
Hyderabad police on Wednesday filed cases against BJP corporators for vandalising the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) head office on Tuesday. ... read..


Bombay HC rejects Tejpal's plea for in-camera proceedings
Panaji | Wednesday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
Former Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal's plea to the Bombay High Court for in-camera hearing of ongoing appeal proceedings in connection with a 2013 rape case, was rejected by the court on Wednesday. ... read..


Acquisition of Jayalalithaa's Poes Garden house for memorial quashed
Chennai | Wednesday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
The Madras High Court on Wednesday set aside the previous AIADMK government's decision to acquire former Chief Minister, late J. Jayalalithaa's residence "Veda Nilayam" at Poes Garden for her memorial. ... read..


Shimla ranked first under Sustainable Development Goals
Shimla | Wednesday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
Himachal Pradesh Urban Development Minister Suresh Bhardwaj said on Wednesday that summer capital Shimla was ranked first under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Urban Index by the NITI Aayog. ... read..


Two MLAs from Congress, BSP join BJP in UP
Lucknow | Wednesday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
Aditi Singh, the rebel Congress MLA from Rae Bareli, on Wednesday joined the BJP. ... read..


SC notice to Centre, IITs on plea seeking quota in faculty recruitment
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice on a plea seeking direction to all the 23 IITs to follow the reservation policy in the admission in the research degree programmes and recruitment of faculty. ... read..


If state government can generously compensate kin of COVID victims, so can Centre: Ashok Gehlot
New Delhi | November 24, 2021 11:18:09 PM IST
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday sided with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's demand from the Centre to pay a compensation of Rs 4 lakh each to families of those who lost their lives due to COVID-19 and said that if a state government can p ... read..


Mamata who opposed Lord Ram in West Bengal is repeating his name in Delhi due to fear of losing power: BJP MP
New Delhi | November 24, 2021 11:18:04 PM IST
West Bengal chief minister Mamata who opposed Lord Ram in West Bengal is repeating his name in Delhi due to the fear of losing power, said BJP MP Saumitra Khan on Wednesday. ... read..


FCI records all-time high wheat procurement of 433.44 lakh MT
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | November 24, 2021 11:18:03 PM IST
The Food Corporation of India (FCI) has recorded an all-time high wheat procurement of 433.44 lakh MT, recording an 11 per cent increase over last year's procurement, informed the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution on Wednesday. ... read..


Previous governments in UP kept Jewar airport files pending for 16 years: Civil Aviation Minister
New Delhi | November 24, 2021 11:18:01 PM IST
Union Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia on Wednesday said previous governments in Uttar Pradesh did not give importance to development and kept files of the Jewar International Airport pending for 16 years. ... read..


Tripura HC issues notices to 22 IPAC members for not cooperating in probe; TMC petition on civic polls dismissed
Agartala (Tripura) | November 24, 2021 11:18:00 PM IST
Tripura High Court on Wednesday issued notices to 22 employees of the Indian Political Action Committee (IPAC), an agency that chalks out poll strategies for political parties, for non-cooperation in the police probe against them. ... read..


Karnataka reports 254 new COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | November 24, 2021 11:17:57 PM IST
Karnataka reported 254 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths on Wednesday. ... read..


Cong to raise 'Covid mismanagement' ahead of Parliament session; Rahul Gandhi to lead campaign, address media on Nov 28
By Siddharth Sharma

New Delhi | November 24, 2021 11:17:55 PM IST
To take on BJP-led Central government, Congress is planning to strongly raise issues of 'COVID mismanagement' in public forums and in the upcoming winter session of Parliament. ... read..


Will provide funds for work to ensure smooth flow of floodwaters: Karnataka CM Bommai
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | November 24, 2021 11:17:52 PM IST
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday visited rain-affected BDS Nagar and other places in the city's Horamvu ward stating that the government would provide necessary funds for the work that would ensure smooth flow of floodwaters. ... read..


Bihar: MBBS student among 3 held for alleged involvement in liquor nexus
Vaishali (Bihar) | November 24, 2021 11:17:49 PM IST
Bihar Police on Tuesday arrested three persons, including a third-year female MBBS student, for allegedly selling liquor in the state's Vaishali district. ... read..


Hatred more in north India than south: Arshad Madani
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
After being elected Vice President of All India Muslim Personal Law Board, Arshad Madani said that all sections of the society should come together to fight sectarianism and muslims alone could not fight the hatred being spread by a handful of people part ... read..


Sisodia urges Punjab not to make assistant professors unemployed
Chandigarh | Wednesday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday urged the Punjab government not to make 1,000 guest faculty assistant professors unemployed as they have been handling the education system in government colleges for ... read..


Kolkata Police book OSD to Tripura CM
Agartala | Wednesday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
The Kolkata Police has served a notice to Sanjay Mishra, Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb and asked him to report to the investigating officer on Thursday, officials said on Wednesday. ... read..


TN Police continues crackdown on spas and massage parlours
Chennai | Wednesday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Police has decided to continue crackdown on spas and massage parlours across the state after receiving complaints that many were functioning without proper license. ... read..


ACB raids in K'taka: Cash stashed in house drainage pipe, ceiling recovered
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) officials conducting simultaneous raids on 68 locations across the state on Wednesday recovered more than Rs 50 lakh cash bundles stashed in a drainage pipe and ceiling of a house. ... read..


J-K: BSF, Pakistan Rangers' commandant level meeting on IB, India lodges strong protest over violation by drones
Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) | November 24, 2021 10:48:16 PM IST
A commandant-level meeting between the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Pakistan Rangers took place on the international border (IB) at Octroi border outpost (BoP) on Wednesday. ... read..


SC to pass order on setting up of Magisterial courts to try minor offences against MPs/MLAs
New Delhi | November 24, 2021 10:48:14 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its order on a legal issue whether minor offences, triable by Magisterial courts, against MPs/MLAs can be prosecuted before a Special Court presided over by a sessions judge who is senior to a judicial Magistrate. ... read..


Andhra Assembly passes bill to regulate ticket pricing in cinemas
New Delhi | November 24, 2021 10:48:08 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh Assembly on Wednesday passed a bill to regulate the prices of tickets in cinemas. ... read..


AIMIM chief appeals to people to take both COVID-19 vaccine doses
Hyderabad (Telangana) | November 24, 2021 10:48:04 PM IST
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) President Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday visited the free COVID-19 Vaccination Centre in Hyderabad and appealed to everyone to take both doses of COVID-19 vaccine. ... read..


Our Armed Forces have always stood for India's partners in times of need, says Rajnath Singh
New Delhi | November 24, 2021 10:48:02 PM IST
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said that the country's Armed Forces have time and again demonstrated that they care for and stand by the country's partners in times of need without distinguishing between natural or man-made disasters. ... read..


PM Modi's decision to extend free ration scheme done with sense of duty, responsibility: Smriti Irani
New Delhi | November 24, 2021 10:48:00 PM IST
Hailing the Centre's decision to extend the free ration scheme till March 2022, Union Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday said the move was made with a sense of duty and responsibility. ... read..


Assam CM holds cabinet meeting in Bongaigaon for first time
Bongaigaon (Assam) | November 24, 2021 10:47:59 PM IST
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday held a cabinet meeting for the first time in Bongaigaon and decided to increase DA (dearness allowance) for state government employees and pensioners. ... read..


AAP's Sanjay Singh meets Akhilesh Yadav, hints at alliance for Uttar Pradesh elections
New Delhi | November 24, 2021 10:47:57 PM IST
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh met Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday triggering speculation about alliance between the two parties for the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls early next year. ... read..


Uttarakhand CM distributes compensation to girl students who lost parents to COVID-19
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | November 24, 2021 10:47:56 PM IST
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Wednesday handed over cheques to three girl students with amounts equivalent to the fees they paid to Women's Institute of Technology, Dehradun. ... read..


PM Modi chairs 39th PRAGATI interaction
New Delhi | November 24, 2021 10:47:53 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday chaired the meeting of the 39th edition of PRAGATI, the ICT based multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation, involving Centre and State governments. ... read..


PM Gati Shakti- BISAG-N team conducts capacity building exercises to synchronise data on existing project
New Delhi | November 24, 2021 10:47:51 PM IST
The Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Applications and Geoinformatics (BISAG-N) team is conducting capacity-building exercises with senior-level officers of some departments under the Government of India, informed the Ministry of Commerce and In ... read..


Construction work for Noida Airport to begin within this week (IANS Special)
Greater Noida | Wednesday, 2021 10:45:05 PM IST
Construction work for a new greenfield airport at Jewar, Greater Noida will begin within this week. ... read..


Minor gives birth to child in TN, police to book accused under POCSO
Chennai | Wednesday, 2021 10:45:05 PM IST
The Child Welfare Committee (CWC) of Tamil Nadu has directed the Theni DSP to take action against accused Perumal (27) who raped a minor girl leading to the birth of a girl child. ... read..


Cabinet approves continuation of 'Ocean Services, Modelling, Application, Resources and Technology' scheme at cost of Rs 2177 crore
General News | November 24, 2021 10:18:01 PM IST
New Delhi [India], November 24 (ANI) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday gave its approval for the continuation of the umbrella scheme 'Ocean Services, Modelling, Application, Resources and Technology (O-SMART)' of the Ministry o ... read..


PM Modi has ensured every poor person gets adequate food during COVID-19 pandemic: Piyush Goyal
New Delhi | November 24, 2021 10:18:00 PM IST
Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal on Wednesday lauded the cabinet for approving extension of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) till March 2022 and said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ensured that everybody who ... read..


Gautam Gambhir has received another death threat mail from 'ISIS Kashmir': Delhi Police
New Delhi | November 24, 2021 10:17:57 PM IST
Former Indian cricketer and Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) MP Gautam Gambhir has allegedly received a second death threat mail from 'ISIS Kashmir'. ... read..


NMDC awarded 5-star rating by Ministry of Mines
New Delhi | November 24, 2021 10:17:52 PM IST
The National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC), a public enterprise under the Ministry of Steel, received a total of nine 5-star ratings for three years for all its operating iron ore mines, said a press release on Wednesday. ... read..


Punjab Congress issues show cause notice to Amarinder Singh's wife over 'anti-party remarks'
Chandigarh (Punjab) | November 24, 2021 10:17:51 PM IST
All India Congress Committee's Punjab unit on Wednesday wrote to former Punjab Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh's wife and Congress leader Preneet Kaur seeking an explanation over her "anti-party remarks". ... read..


'Shilanyas' for Jagannath temple heritage corridor project performed in Puri
Bhubaneswar | Wednesday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
The Shilanyas or the foundation stone-laying ceremony of the ambitious Srimandir Parikrama Prakalp was performed in Odisha's Puri in the presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday. ... read..


Eggs hurled at Odisha Chief Minister's convoy
Bhubaneswar | Wednesday, 2021 10:15:05 PM IST
BJP youth wing activists hurled eggs at Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's convoy in Puri town on Wednesday over school teacher Mamita Meher murder case. ... read..


Modi to lay foundation of Jewar airport on Thursday
Lucknow | Wednesday, 2021 10:15:05 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for the international airport at Jewar in Gautam Buddha Nagar on Thursday. ... read..


Digvijaya Singh leads march to BJP MLA's house in political tug-of-war
Bhopal | Wednesday, 2021 10:15:05 PM IST
A political tug-of-war between former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijaya Singh and BJP MLA Rameshwar Sharma escalated on Wednesday after a delegation led by the veteran Congress leader, holding posters with slogans 'mai gandhiwadi hun' (I am a follow ... read..


Farmers' association asks states to undertake agri-market reforms
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 10:15:05 PM IST
Rashtriya Kisan Progressive Association (RKPA) has strongly condemned and refuted equivocally the false and malicious claims made by self-acclaimed, anti-reform, section of the farmer leaders. ... read..


Andhra CM orders immediate assistance to 95,000 flood-affected families
Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) | November 24, 2021 9:48:06 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Wednesday ordered immediate assistance to 95,000 flood-affected families in the state and has instructed the district collectors to monitor the relief works. ... read..


Haryana CM launches online service for ex-gratia assistance to kin of COVID-19 deceased
Chandigarh (Haryana) | November 24, 2021 9:48:03 PM IST
Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday launched an online service for providing ex-gratia assistance to the next of kin of the deceased by COVID-19 in the State. ... read..


HC seeks Delhi govt's response on plea filed by restaurant seeking to restrain interference in business
New Delhi | November 24, 2021 9:48:01 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the state government to file a response on a plea seeking to restrain the concerned authorities from interfering with the business of a restaurant serving herbal flavoured hookahs. ... read..


Delhi Police oppose Uphaar convicts' appeal, say 'it will trigger mental trauma, agony of victims'
New Delhi | November 24, 2021 9:48:00 PM IST
The Delhi Police on Wednesday strongly opposed the appeal of the Ansal brothers and others seeking suspension of sentence in the Uphaar fire tragedy case adding it will trigger the mental trauma and agony of victims. ... read..


Noida International Airport will be Asia's biggest, to create employment for over 1 lakh people: Jyotiraditya Scindia
New Delhi | November 24, 2021 9:47:58 PM IST
A day before the foundation stone laying ceremony of Noida International Airport at Jewar in Gautam Buddha Nagar, Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Wednesday said the airport will be Asia's biggest and create employment for more than o ... read..


199 terrorists active in Kashmir Valley at present: CRPF
New Delhi | November 24, 2021 9:47:57 PM IST
As many as 199 terrorists are active in the Kashmir valley at present out of which 110 are locals and 89 are foreigners, informed the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Wednesday. ... read..


Amit Shah lauds Cabinet for extending Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana for another 4 months
New Delhi | November 24, 2021 9:47:55 PM IST
Union Home Affairs Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday lauded Cabinet's decision for extending Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana for another four months. ... read..


Election held for Kondapalli municipality chairman on Andhra HC order
Vijayawada | Wednesday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
The election for the chairman and vice-chairman of Kondapalli Municipality in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh was held on Wednesday as per the direction of the Andhra Pradesh High Court. ... read..


Fadnavis-Raj Thackeray have 'lunch pe charcha'
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
Maharashtra Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis, along with his wife Amruta, called on Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray and his spouse Sharmila, at the latter's new home, 'Shivtirth' in Dadar this afternoon. ... read..


Short stories from around the world steeped in cultural moorings
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
When lyricist and poet Gulzar goes into raptures over a book, one can be sure it has much to offer. ... read..


Apna Dal faction to ally with SP
Lucknow | Wednesday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
Krishna Patel, president of Apna Dal (Krishna group) that is headed by Union Minister Anupriya Patel's estranged mother, has announced her party's alliance with Samajwadi Party (SP). ... read..


HC notice to AAP govt on plea against proposed liquor shop
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government and East Delhi Municipal Magistrate (EDMC) on a plea seeking immediate closure of a proposed liquor shop at Chander Nagar area in the city, citing the close proxim ... read..


Interstate module of illegal arms suppliers busted, two held
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
The Delhi Police have busted an interstate module of illegal arms suppliers and arrested two dealers in this connection, an official said here on Wednesday. ... read..


NITI Aayog releases discussion paper on digital banks seeking comments
New Delhi | November 24, 2021 9:18:02 PM IST
NITI Aayog has released a discussion paper titled 'Digital Banks: A Proposal for Licensing and Regulatory Regime for India' seeking comments till December 31, 2021. ... read..


One of the three terrorists killed in encounter in Srinagar's Rambagh identified as top TRF commander
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | November 24, 2021 9:18:00 PM IST
One of the three terrorists killed in an encounter in Srinagar's Rambagh on Wednesday afternoon has been identified as a top The Resistance Front (TRF) commander. ... read..


Noida International Airport project to be implemented in four phases, first phase to be completed by 2024, says Civil Aviation Secretary
New Delhi | November 24, 2021 9:17:59 PM IST
The Noida International Airport will be implemented in four phases and the work on the first phase is scheduled to be completed in 36 months, Civil Aviation Secretary Rajiv Bansal has said. ... read..


SC issues notice to Centre, IITs on reservation in admission, recruitment of faculty
New Delhi | November 24, 2021 9:17:56 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to the Centre and all Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) on a plea seeking direction to follow the reservation policies in admission in research degree programmes and recruitment of faculty members. ... read..


JP Nadda hits out at Stalin govt, says democratic institutions being challenged in state
Tirupur (Tamil Nadu) | November 24, 2021 9:48:04 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party national president JP Nadda on Wednesday attacked the state Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) government and said that democratic institutions are being challenged and threatened in the state and the development process by the Centre ... read..


International flight operations expected to return to normal soon: Civil Aviation Secretary
New Delhi | November 24, 2021 9:17:53 PM IST
International flight operations are expected to return to normal soon, said Civil Aviation Secretary Rajiv Bansal on Wednesday. ... read..


Kashi temple to have statue of Ahilyabai Holkar
Varanasi | Wednesday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
A statue of the Maratha queen, Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar, who got the Kashi Vishwanath temple reconstructed in 1777, will be installed at Kashi Vishwanath Dham Corridor that is likely to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 13. ... read..


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