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Chandigarh Hospitality Association says, business affected due to night curfew; demands relaxation in taxes
Chandigarh | April 11, 2021 7:43:51 PM IST
Amid the surge in COVID-19 cases across the country, the Chandigarh Hospitality Association said that the hospitality industry in Chandigarh suffered due to the night curfew and demanded relaxation in taxes from the administration. ... read..


Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee holds roadshow in West Bengal's Bardhaman amid polls
Bardhaman (West Bengal) | April 11, 2021 7:43:48 PM IST
A large number of people gathered during a roadshow carried by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Bardhaman area on Sunday. ... read..


Will AP's middle income groups land scheme dent real estate cos?
Amaravati | Sunday, 2021 7:15:05 PM IST
The Andhra Pradesh government has initiated a demand survey for middle income groups housing scheme near municipal corporations and municipalities, which on fructification could give a run for the money to realtors. ... read..


NIA arrests Mumbai cop Riyaz Kaji in Antilia bomb scare case
Mumbai | Sunday, 2021 7:15:05 PM IST
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested Assistant Police Inspector Riyaz Kaji here, who allegedly helped Sachin Vaze in connection with the explosive laden SUV found outside Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani's residence. ... read..


Rahul Gandhi to campaign in West Bengal from April 14
New Delhi | April 11, 2021 7:13:57 PM IST
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will begin campaigning in West Bengal from April 14 and address rallies in Goalpokhar and Matigara-Naxalbari in the state, the party sources said. ... read..


UP man held for announcing reward on priest's head
Meerut (Uttar Pradesh) | Sunday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
The Meerut police have arrested a youth for allegedly announcing a reward for killing a controversial priest of a temple in Ghaziabad's Dasna area. ... read..


Mamata provoked people to attack central forces in Cooch Behar, says Amit Shah
North 24 Parganas district (West Bengal) | April 11, 2021 6:43:50 PM IST
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday blamed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for the violence which led to the killing of four people in Cooch Behar during voting in the fourth phase of Assembly polls in the state on Saturday. He said that Ma ... read..


Delhi crosses 1 lakh daily Covid-19 vaccinations for first time on Day 1 of Tika Utsav
New Delhi | April 11, 2021 6:43:48 PM IST
For the first time since the Covid-19 vaccination drive began, national capital Delhi vaccinated over one-lakh people in a day on Sunday, the first day of the nation-wide 'Tika Utsav'. ... read..


Nationwide 'Tika Utsav' begins, Modi urges people to abide by 4 things
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 6:15:05 PM IST
Announcing that a four-day countrywide 'Tika Utsav' (inoculation festival) is being started from Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people to abide by four things that include wearing of masks as well as motivating others to follow the norm in the ... read..


2 children die in fire at UP's Gautam Buddh Nagar
Gautam Budh Nagar (Uttar Pradesh) | April 11, 2021 6:13:49 PM IST
Two children were killed after a massive fire broke out at Bahlolpur slum cluster in Uttar Pradesh's Gautam Buddh Nagar on Sunday. ... read..


Centre prohibits exports of Remdesivir till COVID-19 situation in India improves
New Delhi | April 11, 2021 6:13:47 PM IST
The Centre on Sunday prohibited exports of injection Remdesivir and Remdesivir Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) till the Covid-19 situation in the country improves. ... read..


CBI questions Deshmukh's 2 PAs over bribery allegations
Mumbai | Sunday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST
Moving ahead with its probe, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday began questioning two personal assistants of former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh in connection with allegations of bribery and misuse of office. ... read..


Terrorists responsible for killing army man in J&K eliminated
Srinagar | Sunday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST
Two terrorists were killed in a gunfight between the terrorists and the security forces at Bijbehara in South Kashmir's Anantnag district on Sunday, officials said. ... read..


Two terrorists killed in encounter in JK's Anantnag, arms and ammunition seized from them
Anantnag (Jammu and Kashmir) | April 11, 2021 5:43:55 PM IST
Two terrorists who were involved in the killing of a Territorial Army soldier in Anantnag on Friday, were shot dead in an encounter with security forces in Bijbehara area in Anantnag district on Sunday, officials said. ... read..


Cong veteran takes on 2 debutants in T'gana's Nagarjuna Sagar
Hyderabad | Sunday, 2021 5:15:05 PM IST
Nagarjuna Sagar Assembly constituency is all set to witness a triangular fight among ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and opposition Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the April 17 bypoll. ... read..


Baisakhi celebrations: Passports distributed to Sikh pilgrims to visit Pakistan
Amritsar (Punjab) | April 11, 2021 5:13:55 PM IST
A total of 437 people have been granted permission to visit Pakistan on the occasion of Baisakhi at the historic gurdwaras of the neighbouring country, including the Nankana Sahib. ... read..


Haridwar all set for second royal bath of Maha Kumbh on Monday
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | April 11, 2021 5:13:51 PM IST
Haridwar is all set for the second royal bath of Maha Kumbh, which will be held on Monday under the COVID-19 protocols amid the alarming situation of coronavirus cases in Uttarakhand. ... read..


Short spell of rain, snow likely in J&K, Ladakh
Srinagar | Sunday, 2021 4:45:05 PM IST
Weather remained partially cloudy in Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh on Sunday as the Meteorological (MeT) department forecast another short spell of rain and snow on Thursday and Friday. ... read..


Akhilesh to set up 'Baba Sabheb Vahini' jolt to BSP
Lucknow | Sunday, 2021 4:45:05 PM IST
Continuing its efforts to win over Dalits for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections in 2022, the Samajwadi Party has now decided to constitute a Baba Saheb Vahini named after Dalit icon Dr B.R. Ambedkar. ... read..


NIA court sends Sachin Waze's aide Riyaz Qazi to custody till April 16
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | April 11, 2021 4:44:00 PM IST
A special court of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday sent accused ex-Crime Intelligence Unit officer Riyaz Qazi, an aide of suspended Mumbai Assistant Police Inspector Sachin Waze to custody till April 16. ... read..


Facebook spent Rs 171 cr on Zuckerberg's security in 2020
San Francisco | Sunday, 2021 4:15:05 PM IST
Facebook spent more than $23 million (about Rs 171 crore) to provide security for its CEO Mark Zuckerberg in 2020. ... read..


Gyanvapi petitioner gets threat call, given security
Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) | Sunday, 2021 4:15:05 PM IST
Harihar Pandey, the petitioner in the Gyanvapi mosque case on behalf of Swayambhu Jyotirlinga Bhagwan Vishweshwar, has received a life threat on his phone after a local court pronounced the verdict directing the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to co ... read..


UP man booked for forcing conversion, 2 years after marriage
Aligarh (UP) | Sunday, 2021 4:15:05 PM IST
Two years after marriage, a woman has accused her husband and his two sisters of 'forcibly converting' her. ... read..


Focus on healthcare, service sector as J&K opens up for investment
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 4:15:05 PM IST
The Jammu and Kashmir administration is taking major steps to open up the healthcare and services sector in the union territory for investments. Speaking to IANS here, state Principal Secretary, Commerce and Industry Ranjan Prakash Thakur said that the se ... read..


Social isolation behaviour in ants is similar to that of humans
Others | April 11, 2021 4:13:59 PM IST
Berlin [Germany], April 11 (ANI The findings of a recent study by researchers at Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz has revealed alterations to the social and hygienic behaviour of ants that had been isolated from their group. They react to social isol ... read..


BJP delegation meets EC, demands 'strong' action against TMC for 'insulting' SC community
New Delhi | April 11, 2021 4:13:58 PM IST
A BJP delegation led by Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, met Election Commission officials in Delhi on Sunday, demanding strong action against Trinamool Congress (TMC) for allegedly insulting the Scheduled Caste community in West Bengal. ... read..


Antilia bomb scare case: NIA produces Sachin Waze's aid Riyaz Qazi before court
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | April 11, 2021 4:13:56 PM IST
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday arrested Riyaz Qazi, an associate of suspended Mumbai Police API Sachin Waze and produced him before a holiday court in connection with the Antilia bomb scare and the murder of businessman Mansukh Hiren. ... read..


Two terrorists behind assassination of Territorial Army soldier killed
Bijbehara (Jammu and Kashmir) | April 11, 2021 4:13:55 PM IST
Two terrorists responsible for the assassination of Havaldar Mohd Saleem Akhoon of the Territorial Army (TA) were eliminated in a joint operation on Sunday. ... read..


AAP MLA writes to PM Modi; urges for vaccine universalisation, vaccine nationalism
New Delhi | April 11, 2021 4:13:53 PM IST
Amidst the fresh surge of COVID-19 infections across the country, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Raghav Chadha wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asking him for "urgent need for vaccine universalisation and vaccine nationalism". ... read..


Tiger tranquilized, nylon rope around neck removed
Lakhimpur Kheri (Uttar Pradesh) | Sunday, 2021 3:45:05 PM IST
More than 110 days after a tiger was spotted with a nylon rope around his neck in the Kishanpur sanctuary area, the forest officials finally managed to remove the rope from the big cat's neck. ... read..


After Rasgullas, Ladoos, it's now Jalebis that spell trouble for Panchayat candidates
Unnao (Uttar Pradesh) | Sunday, 2021 3:45:05 PM IST
After 'rasgullas' in Amroha and 'laddoos' in Baghpat, it is now 'jalebis' and 'samosas' that have landed panchayat candidates in trouble. ... read..


Govt to complete 5 surveys in 7 months on migrant labourers: Labour Bureau DG (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 3:45:05 PM IST
The Union government is conducting five different types of surveys through which it aims to collect the data of all migrant workers, maids, professionals, etc. The Labour Bureau of the Ministry of Labour and Employment has been designated to complete thes ... read..


Some Google Pixel 5 users experiencing issue with streaming Netflix in HD
Washington | April 11, 2021 3:44:05 PM IST
Some users of Pixel 5 have recently reported apparently experiencing a bug with Google's Widevine DRM platform, which is causing their phones to only playback Netflix videos in standard definition, instead of the usual HD and HDR10 quality that they shoul ... read..


Once BJP comes to power, political and poll-related violence will end in Bengal: Amit Shah
Nadia (West Bengal) | April 11, 2021 3:44:01 PM IST
A day after the killings of four people in Cooch Behar by Central Forces during the fourth phase of polling on Saturday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said once BJP comes to power, political and poll-related violence will end in West Bengal. ... read..


India celebrates 'Tika Utsav' to combat COVID-19
New Delhi | April 11, 2021 3:43:59 PM IST
With an aim to vaccinate maximum number of eligible people against COVID-19, India on Sunday launched the four-day-long 'Tika Utsav' or vaccination festival. ... read..


Fire breaks out at scrapyard in Visakhapatnam's Duvvada area
Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) | April 11, 2021 3:43:58 PM IST
A massive fire broke out at a scrapyard in Visakhapatnam's Duvvada area on Sunday. ... read..


SP leader Gayatri Prajapati's income saw sharp spike after he became minister: ED
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
The income of Samajwadi Party leader Gayatri Prajapati -- currently lodged in prison in connection with a rape case -- and his family members, witnessed a sudden spike from 2013-14 till 2016 during the time he was a minister in the Samajwadi Party governm ... read..


Golfer who didn't let disability daunt her
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
Twenty year old Disha Dagar, a resident of Jhajjar in Haryana, is one of the leading golfers in the country. Dagar is passionate about the sport and began playing golf at the age of seven. ... read..


Movie actors and politicians for 'hire' in Madurai
Chennai | Sunday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
Top movie stars and political leaders like Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Ajit, Vijay and also late Chief Ministers M.G. Ramachandran (MGR), J. Jayalalithaa and others are available for 'hire' at the temple town Madurai in Tamil Nadu. ... read..


3 terrorists killed in Kashmir encounter
Srinagar | Sunday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
Three terrorists were killed in an encounter at Hadipora in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, officials said on Sunday. ... read..


Tika Utsav: Bihar ramps up efforts to vaccinate people against COVID-19
Patna (Bihar) | April 11, 2021 3:14:20 PM IST
As 'Tika Utsav' was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intensify the fight against COVID-19, Bihar has ramped up its efforts to increase inoculation and the state authorities have urged people to get themselves vaccinated during the four-day pro ... read..


Cooch Behar killings: Will give reply of bullets with ballots, says Mamata
Jalpaiguri (West Bengal) | April 11, 2021 3:14:18 PM IST
A day after the killings of four people in Cooch Behar by the central forces during the fourth phase of polling on Saturday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee said that people will give reply of the bullets with ballots. ... read..


India to have 5 more COVID vaccines by Oct, Sputnik expected to get emergency use nod in 10 days
By Naveen Kapoor

New Delhi | April 11, 2021 3:14:17 PM IST
As more and more states flag shortage of COVID-19 vaccine doses, the Central government has pressed the accelerator to scale up vaccine production manifold. ... read..


'Save Jhelum' trek organised for children in J-K's Srinagar
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | April 11, 2021 3:14:14 PM IST
A one day trek was organised for children from Srinagar's Zabarwan park to Shankaracharya hills on Saturday to give a message to society to keep the river Jhelum free from pollution. ... read..


Man critically injured after terrorists open fire in J-K's Budgam
Budgam (Jammu and Kashmir) | April 11, 2021 3:14:07 PM IST
A man was critically injured after unknown terrorists fired upon him in the Budgam area Jammu and Kashmir Police said on Sunday. ... read..


Earthquake of magnitude 3.9 strikes Chhattisgarh's Bilaspur
Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh) | April 11, 2021 3:14:06 PM IST
An earthquake of magnitude 3.9 on the Richter Scale occurred near Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh at 12:53 pm on Sunday, according to the National Centre for Seismology. ... read..


EC's ban on politicians to visit Bengal's Sitalkulchi suggests something being covered up: Nawab Malik
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | April 11, 2021 3:14:00 PM IST
Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Nawab Malik on Sunday said the way politicians were banned to visit West Bengal's Sitalkuchi after the Saturday firing incident suggests that something is being covered up. ... read..


Tika Utsav: Manipur CM receives 1st dose of COVID-19 vaccine
Imphal (Manipur) | April 11, 2021 3:13:56 PM IST
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on Sunday at the launch of 'tika utsav' or vaccination festival in Imphal's Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences. ... read..


Tika Utsav: 6,000 COVID vaccination centres in UP, Adityanath urges people to get vaccinated
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | April 11, 2021 3:13:54 PM IST
As the four-day 'Tika Utsav' commenced today, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that the state government is running the vaccination drive across 6,000 centres, urging eligible people to join the campaign. ... read..


COVID-19: All educational institutes in UP shut till April 30
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | April 11, 2021 2:43:55 PM IST
Due to rising cases of COVID-19, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday directed that all government and non-government educational institutes will remain closed till April 30. ... read..


Shivraj Singh Chouhan rules out possibility of lockdown in Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) | April 11, 2021 2:43:54 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday ruled out the possibility of lockdown in the state and said it is not a solution to end the menace of COVID-19. ... read..


Vadodra: COVID-19 rule enforcement teams clap, garland violators
Vadodra (Gujarat) | April 11, 2021 2:14:03 PM IST
Gujarat's Vadodra district administration has come up with a unique punishment for those flouting COVID-19 norms in which the rule-enforcement team members clap for the violators and make them wear flower garlands in public. ... read..


Fire breaks out in Gurugram's Naharpur Kasan village
Gurugram (Haryana) | April 11, 2021 2:13:55 PM IST
A massive fire broke out in about 700 shanties at Gurugram's Naharpur Kasan village on Sunday. However, no casualties have been reported so far. ... read..


No control on COVID-19, not enough vaccines: Rahul Gandhi targets Centre
New Delhi | April 11, 2021 2:13:54 PM IST
Hitting out at the central government, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said the Centre could neither control the COVID pandemic nor address the problems of farmers and labourers. ... read..


West Bengal polls: Amit Shah holds roadshow in Shantipur
Nadia (West Bengal) | April 11, 2021 2:13:52 PM IST
Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a roadshow in Shantipur in Nadia district that witnessed a huge crowd on Sunday. ... read..


Antilia bomb scare: NIA arrests Sachin Waze's associate API Riyaz Qazi for destroying evidence
New Delhi | April 11, 2021 2:13:51 PM IST
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested suspended Mumbai Police API Sachin Waze's aide and ex-CIU officer, Riyaz Qazi, in Mumbai on Sunday in connection with the Antilia bomb scare and Mansukh Hiren death case, NIA officials said. ... read..


BJP delegation to meet EC in Delhi today
New Delhi | April 11, 2021 1:43:58 PM IST
A BJP delegation led by Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, along with other leaders will meet Election Commission in Delhi on Sunday. ... read..


India's cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage crosses 10 crore
New Delhi | April 11, 2021 1:43:53 PM IST
The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 10 crore mark on Sunday with over 35 lakh doses given in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said. ... read..


Chopper with businessman Yusuff Ali makes emergency landing in Kochi
Kochi (Kerala) | April 11, 2021 1:43:47 PM IST
The helicopter carrying Lulu Group Chairman MA Yusuff Ali made a precautionary landing in Panangad of Kochi on Sunday. His wife, two other passengers along two pilots were present in the chopper which made the precautionary landing due to sudden deteriora ... read..


COVID-19: Mumbai street wears deserted look as weekend lockdown begins
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | April 11, 2021 1:14:02 PM IST
Streets in Mumbai wore a deserted look on Sunday as a weekend lockdown has been imposed in the city to prevent the spread of coronavirus. ... read..


Cooch Behar killing: Mamata talks to family members of deceased over video call
Siliguri (West Bengal) | April 11, 2021 1:14:00 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee spoke to the families of the people killed in a firing incident in Cooch Behar during the fourth phase of polling on Saturday over a video call and assured them help. ... read..


Army organises career counselling workshop for youth in J-K's Poonch
Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir) | April 11, 2021 1:13:59 PM IST
To motivate and guide the youth of Jammu and Kashmir and inform them about career opportunities with the Army, the 93rd Field Regiment organised a career counselling workshop at Government Degree College, Poonch on Saturday. ... read..


Tika Utsav: Chennai people get vaccinated against COVID-19 at Rajiv Gandhi General hospital
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | April 11, 2021 1:13:57 PM IST
As 'Tika Utsav' or vaccine festival has started in the country from today, people arrived at Rajiv Gandhi General hospital in Chennai to receive the COVID-19 vaccine jab. ... read..


Man accused of raping British woman in Goa held in Karnataka
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | April 11, 2021 1:13:56 PM IST
A man accused of raping a British tourist in Goa was held in Karnataka's Hoskote, almost seven months after he escaped for the second time from jail in Colvale. ... read..


One held, abducted teenager rescued from Mathura
Mathura (Uttar Pradesh) | April 11, 2021 12:44:14 PM IST
A 19-year-old boy, who was allegedly abducted from Mathura for a ransom of Rs one crore was rescued from Aligarh on Saturday night. ... read..


Three held for bike theft in Bihar, test positive for COVID-19
Muzaffarpur (Bihar) | April 11, 2021 12:44:13 PM IST
Three suspects who were arrested for alleged bike theft in Bihar's Muzzafarpur have tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday. The police said that the accused will be sent to the hospital for treatment. ... read..


COVID-19: Kejriwal urges Centre to lift vaccination age limit, says 65 pc patients under 45 years
New Delhi | April 11, 2021 12:44:11 PM IST
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday informed 65 per cent of COVID-19 patients in the national capital are below 45 years of age and urged the Centre to lift the age limit in the vaccination process. ... read..


Extortion case: CBI summons Anil Deshmukh's personal assistants
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | April 11, 2021 12:44:08 PM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday summoned two personal assistants of Maharashtra former Home Minister Anil Deshmukh in connection with the corruption charges levelled against him by former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh. ... read..


COVID-19 vaccination drive halted at 178 centres in Uttarakhand
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | April 11, 2021 12:44:04 PM IST
The COVID-19 vaccination drive was halted at 178 vaccination centres in four districts of Uttarakhand on Saturday as stocks of vaccines ran out and were resumed on Sunday after officials went and sourced more doses. ... read..


Will impose lockdown if condition in hospitals worsens: Kejriwal
New Delhi | April 11, 2021 12:43:55 PM IST
Pointing out the deteriorating COVID-19 situation in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said the government will be left with no option but to impose lockdown if the condition in hospitals worsens. ... read..


Tika Utsav: People arrive at inoculation centres in Delhi to get COVID-19 vaccine jab
New Delhi | April 11, 2021 12:43:54 PM IST
People arrived at inoculation centres in the national capital to receive the COVID-19 vaccine jab as a four-day-long 'Tika Utsav' or vaccination festival kicked off on Sunday. ... read..


Fire breaks out in house in Sikkim's Lachung, no casualties reported
North Sikkim (Sikkim) | April 11, 2021 12:13:58 PM IST
A fire broke out in a two-storied house in the wee hours on Sunday in Sikkim's Lachung near a General Reserve Engineer Force (GREF) Camp. ... read..


PM Modi terms 'Tika Utsav' beginning of second big war against Corona
New Delhi | April 11, 2021 12:13:57 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called the 'Tika Utsav', Covid-19 mass vaccination festival, the beginning of the second big war against Corona and emphasised social hygiene along with personal hygiene. ... read..


PM Modi condoles demise of Mahamandaleshwar Shree Vishwambhara Bharti Bapu
New Delhi | April 11, 2021 12:13:52 PM IST
Condoling the demise of Mahamandaleshwar Shree Vishwambhara Bharti Bapu of Junagadh Bharti Ashram, who passed away today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that his teachings will always inspire everyone. ... read..


COVID-19: Night curfew imposed in Jabalpur
Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh) | April 11, 2021 11:44:13 AM IST
In view of the rising COVID-19 cases in Jabalpur, a night curfew has been imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus infection. The administration is also looking at an option to allow phased movement of people during the night so that crowds can be avoide ... read..


Rajasthan: 2 govt officers, agent held in graft case, Rs 91 lakh seized
Ajmer (Rajasthan) | April 11, 2021 11:44:09 AM IST
The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) arrested two Rajasthan Administrative Services (RAS) officers and their agent and seized Rs 91 lakh from their residence under the Prevention of Corruption Act. ... read..


Cooch Behar killings were 'genocide', says Mamata
Siliguri (West Bengal) | April 11, 2021 11:44:07 AM IST
Terming the killing of four TMC workers by Central forces in Cooch Behar during the fourth phase of polling on Saturday as 'genocide', West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee called the Prime Minister and Home Minister of the country 'incompetent'. ... read..


Indore lockdown: 3-hour relaxation to buy essentials, people visit markets
Indore (Madhya Pradesh) | April 11, 2021 11:44:06 AM IST
District administration has allowed Indore residents to go to the market for essentials like groceries and milk in the 7 am to 10 am window. ... read..


2 terrorists neutralised by security forces in J-K's Anantnag
Anantnag (Jammu and Kashmir) | April 11, 2021 11:44:04 AM IST
Two terrorists were neutralised by the security forces in an encounter in the Bijbehara area of Anantnag district, Kashmir Zome Police said on Sunday. ... read..


MP CM holds meeting with HCWs, discusses COVID-19 situation
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) | April 11, 2021 11:43:59 AM IST
Amid a surge in COVID-19 cases, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday conducted a meeting with nurses and paramedical staff via video conference. ... read..


Gambling racket busted, six held in Delhi
New Delhi | April 11, 2021 11:43:56 AM IST
Six persons have been taken into custody on Sunday for alleged illegal gambling following a raid at a house in Delhi's Malviya Nagar. ... read..


PM Modi pays tributes to Jyotirao Phule on his 194th birth anniversary
New Delhi | April 11, 2021 11:13:56 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tribute to Jyotirao Phule's on his 194th birth anniversary and said that the latter's dedication and commitment towards social reform will continue to inspire generations to come. ... read..


PM makes four requests to citizens as 'Tika Utsav' for mass COVID-19 vaccination begins
New Delhi | April 11, 2021 11:13:55 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the countrymen to abide by four things as 'Tika Utsav' or vaccine festival has started in the country from today with an aim to inoculate the maximum number of eligible people against COVID-19. ... read..


West Bengal records 78.43 pc voter turnout in Phase-IV Assembly polls
Kolkata (West Bengal) | April 11, 2021 11:13:53 AM IST
West Bengal recorded an approximate voter turnout of 78.43 per cent on Saturday across 44 constituencies in five districts during the fourth phase of the state assembly polls, according to the Election Commission (EC). ... read..


India records 1,52,879 new Covid-19 cases, highest single-day surge
New Delhi | April 11, 2021 11:13:50 AM IST
In the highest single-day spike, India reported more than 1.52 lakh new Covid-19 cases on Sunday. This is the fifth consecutive day when more than one lakh cases have been reported in the country. ... read..


JD-U MLA alleges sub-inspector of abusing, files complaint
Patna | Sunday, 2021 10:45:05 AM IST
The Janata Dal-United (JD-U) MLA from Gopalpur constituency in Bhagalpur Narendra Kumar Neeraj, popularly known as Gopal Mandal, has filed a complaint against sub-inspector of Ismailpur police station alleging him of assaulting innocent labourers and beha ... read..


Fire breaks out in Ghaziabad's Bhopura
Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh) | April 11, 2021 10:44:10 AM IST
Fire fighting operations are underway after a massive fire broke out in Ghaziabad's Bhopura on Sunday. ... read..


U'khand Chief Secy reviews COVID-19 situation, issues instructions to curb spike in infections
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | April 11, 2021 10:44:02 AM IST
Uttarakhand Chief Secretary Om Prakash on Saturday held a meeting with the officials of the state health department and district magistrates (DM) to discuss the COVID-19 situation at the Secretariat. ... read..


PM Modi pays tributes to Jyotirao Phule's on his 194th birth anniversary
New Delhi | April 11, 2021 10:44:00 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tribute to Jyotirao Phule's on his 194th birth anniversary and said that the latter's dedication and commitment towards social reform will continue to inspire generations to come. ... read..


BSP demands judicial inquiry into Cooch Behar firing incident
By Amit Kumar

New Delhi | April 11, 2021 10:43:59 AM IST
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) national spokesperson Sudhindra Bhadoria has demanded a judicial inquiry into West Bengal's Cooch Behar firing incident that occurred during the fourth phase of Assembly polls on Saturday. ... read..


Following various demands, Gandhinagar local body polls postponed
Gandhinagar | Sunday, 2021 10:15:06 AM IST
Just a day after the letters by the Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and the BJP Gujarat Chief CR Paatil, asking for the elections for the Gandhinagar local body to be stayed, the state election commissioner Sanjay Prasad decided to hold off the schedu ... read..


COVID surge: Lockdown extended in Indore till April 19
Indore (Madhya Pradesh) | April 11, 2021 10:13:56 AM IST
The lockdown currently underway in Indore which was initially scheduled to end on Monday, i.e. April 12, has now been extended till 6:00 am on April 19, said BJP MP Shankar Lalwani. ... read..


Rename Model Code of Conduct as 'Modi Code of Conduct': Mamata tells EC
Kolkata (West Bengal) | April 11, 2021 10:13:53 AM IST
After the Election Commission (EC) barred entry of political leaders in Cooch Behar for the next 72 hours, following the violence that took the lives of four on Saturday during polling, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee mocked the poll panel sayi ... read..


Gujarat's Somnath temple closed for 'darshan' amid COVID-19 surge
Gir Somnath (Gujarat) | April 11, 2021 10:13:50 AM IST
In view of a surge in the COVID-19 infections, the Somnath Temple trust has announced that the temple will remain shut for devotees from April 11 for an indefinite period. ... read..


SHO lynching case: 7 Bihar cops suspended for dereliction of duty
Kishanganj (Bihar) | April 11, 2021 10:13:49 AM IST
Seven Bihar police personnel, including Circle Inspector, Manish Kumar, were suspended in Kishanganj Bihar on Sunday on the charges of dereliction of duty. ... read..


West Bengal polls: Bombs, gun powder, bullets recovered in Bhatpara
North 24 Parganas (West Bengal) | April 11, 2021 9:43:55 AM IST
Police recovered bombs, bomb-making equipment, gun powder and bullets in the Madral Joychanditala area of Bhatpara on Saturday. ... read..


Karnataka: Devotees not allowed in 'Divya Sapthathi Poorthi' Vardhanthi celebrations of Bharathi Tirtha
Chikkamagaluru (Karnataka) | April 11, 2021 9:43:49 AM IST
Dakshinamnaya Sri Sharada Peetham in Sringeri on Saturday said that devotees will not be allowed in 'Divya Sapthathi Poorthi' Vardhanthi celebrations of Bharathi Tirtha, the 36th Jagadguru Shankaracharya of the mutt in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. ... read..


Rahul Gandhi to campaign in WB from April 14
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 9:15:07 AM IST
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will begin campaigning in West Bengal from April 14 where he will address the rallies in Goalpokhar and Matigara-Naxalbari. ... read..


One can achieve success through hard work, dedication: Ajit Doval
Ajmer (Rajasthan) | April 11, 2021 9:13:55 AM IST
National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval on Saturday interacted with students at the military school in Ajmer and advised, "one can achieve success only through hard work and dedication." ... read..


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