Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Jaipur activists strive for better conditions for elephants
Jaipur | Wednesday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
After the news of four elephants that died in Hathi Gaon, Jaipur, came to light, activists have turned to the Forest Department and Rajasthan Government for answers. ... read..

Karnataka reports 10,453 new COVID-19 cases, 136 deaths
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | September 30, 2020 1:13:09 AM IST
Karnataka reported 10,453 new COVID-19 cases and 136 deaths on Tuesday, said the state health department. ... read..

Andhra Pradesh CM reviews damage caused by floods
Guntur (Andhra Pradesh) | September 30, 2020 1:13:08 AM IST
Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday reviewed the damage caused by heavy rain and floods in a meeting with collectors of the affected districts of Krishna, Guntur and Nellore. ... read..

Body of 19-yr-old taken to Hathras from Delhi hospital; UP police official says medical examination did not confirm rape
New Delhi/ Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh) | September 30, 2020 1:13:06 AM IST
The body of the 19-year-old who died in Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital on Tuesday, after she was gangraped in Hathras a fortnight ago was taken to her native place in Uttar Pradesh today, police said. ... read..

COVID-19 positivity rate came down from 12 pc to 8.3 pc in past few weeks: Andhra CM
Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) | September 30, 2020 1:13:02 AM IST
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy on Tuesday said that COVID-19 infection spread is declining, with the positivity rate coming down to 8.3 per cent from 12 per cent in the last couple of weeks. ... read..

Villagers in Naxal-affected areas of Gaya eager to vote in Bihar assembly polls
Gaya (Bihar) | September 30, 2020 1:12:59 AM IST
Residents of Parsawan village in Wazirganj assembly constituency of Gaya district are enthusiastic about voting in the upcoming Bihar assembly elections as the administration is making necessary arrangements for polling in the Naxal affected areas of the ... read..

HAL rolls out 300th Advanced Light Helicopter Dhruv
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | September 30, 2020 1:12:57 AM IST
In a remarkable feat in the indigenous weapon production programme, the 300th Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH-Dhruv) rolled out from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) hangar in Bengaluru on Tuesday. ... read..

221 more COVID-19 cases reported in Arunachal Pradesh
Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh) | September 30, 2020 1:12:55 AM IST
Two hundred and twenty-one new cases for novel coronavirus were reported in Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday, according to the state health department. ... read..

Bypolls for two Jharkhand Assembly seats on Nov 3
Ranchi | Tuesday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
The Election Commission of India on Tuesday announced that the bypolls to the Assembly seats of Dumka and Bermo in Jharkhand would be held on November 3. ... read..

RLSP, BSP and JP-S join hands for Bihar Assembly polls
Patna | Tuesday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
Parting ways with the Mahagathbandhan in Bihar, the Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) of former MP Upendra Kushwaha on Tuesday announced to join hands with the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Janvadi Party (Socialist) to contest the Assembly elections. ... read..

Will oppose Vijayan's move to stall CBI probe through Ordinance: Chennithala
Thiruvananthapuram | Tuesday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala on Tuesday said he will take legal and political steps against any move by the Pinarayi Vijayan government to bring an Ordinance to keep out the CBI from the ongoing probe into the Life Mission project. ... read..

YSRCP leader criticises TDP for floods in Vijayawada
Vijayawada | Tuesday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
Vijayawada East YSRCP in-charge, Devineni Avinash, on Tuesday attacked the erstwhile Telugu Desam Party (TDP) regime for allegedly constructing a substandard retaining wall and abandoning it midway, leading to flooding in some parts of the city. ... read..

HAL rolls out 300th Dhruv chopper in B'luru
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
State-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) has rolled out the 300th Dhruv multi-utility advanced light helicopter (ALH) from its hanger in the city's eastern suburb, an official said on Tuesday. ... read..

Congress misleading farmers on new farm laws: Tomar (IANS Interview)
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has accused the Congress of misleading the farmers and playing politics in their name. He says that those who are opposing the new agricultural laws are pursuing their vested interests in ... read..

No announcement on bypolls for 2 Kerala seats welcomed
Thiruvananthapuram | Tuesday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
The Election Commission decision not to hold bypolls for the two Assembly seats of Chavara and Kuttanad was welcomed in different quarters in Kerala on Tuesday. ... read..

BSF makes major arms haul in Mizoram, three held
Aizawl | Tuesday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
A large quantity of sophisticated weapons, including 28 AK-series rifles, and two vehicles were seized by the BSF and three persons arrested in Mizoram early on Tuesday, officials said. ... read..

2G case: Delhi HC to hear pleas against acquittals from Oct 5
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
The Delhi High Court will from October 5 hear on day-to-day basis the ED and CBI appeals against the acquittal of the accused in the 2G spectrum case. ... read..

SC directs states to provide ration to sex workers without identity proof
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the state governments to provide dry ration to all sex workers, who have been identified by the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) and district legal authorities, without asking for ration card or any other ide ... read..

Faulty ammo leaves one soldier injured every month
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
Every month, an Indian soldier is injured or even dies, not at the hands of the enemy, but by his own ammunition that turns out to be faulty. ... read..

Panneerselvam meets party officials, skips Collectors' meeting
Chennai | Tuesday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
A day after the ruling AIADMK announced that its Chief Ministerial candidate for the 2021 assembly polls will be announced on October 7, party Coordinator and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam met several party leaders at his residence here. ... read..

Family members lobby for BJP tickets in UP bypolls
Lucknow | Tuesday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh hasn't yet declared its policy for ticket allocation for the upcoming by-elections to seven assembly segments in the state, scheduled to be held in November, but family members of those whose seats were v ... read..

HC dismisses Raj plea for postponing municipal polls in 3 cities
Jaipur | Tuesday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
The Rajasthan High Court on Tuesday dismissed the application filed by the state government for extending the poll dates from October 31 to March 20, 2021 for Jaipur, Jodhpur and Kota Municipal Corporations. Now, the government will have to hold the elect ... read..

EC: No by-elections yet for 7 vacant Assembly seats
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
The Election Commission of India (ECI) has decided not to announce by-elections to seven Assembly seats in Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal owing to "difficulties in conduct of elections". ... read..

Punjab Youth Cong chief detained in Delhi's tractor-burning case
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
A day after a group of Indian Youth Congress activists set afire a tractor in Delhi to register their protest against the three new agriculture-related laws, Delhi Police on Tuesday said it had detained Punjab Youth Congress chief Brinder Dhillon in the c ... read..

Shiv Sena to decide soon on contesting Bihar polls
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
The Maharashtra-based Shiv Sena will soon take a decision on contesting the upcoming Bihar Assembly elections, party MP and Chief Spokesperson Sanjay Raut said here on Tuesday. ... read..

843 vehicles with illegal mining material seized in Haryana
Gurugram | Tuesday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
In a major crackdown on illegal mining, a special enforcement team of the Haryana police has confiscated 843 vehicles being used in illegal mining activities across 12 districts of the state over the last eight months. ... read..

Covid-hit EAMCET candidates get another chance in Andhra
Amaravati | Tuesday, 2020 9:15:07 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh government is offering another opportunity to the Engineering, Agricultural and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET) candidates who missed the entrance exam because of being quarantined due to Coronavirus. ... read..

Will fight against farm laws on all fronts: Punjab CM
Chandigarh | Tuesday, 2020 9:15:07 PM IST
Extending his government's full support to the agitating farmers in these "dark and difficult times", Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday assured of all possible legal and other steps to fight what he called the "draconian" new farm laws. ... read..

Modi hits out at opposition as he talks 'clean Ganga'
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 9:15:07 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday hit out at the opposition for raising questions about the Rafale deal and demanding proof of the surgical strike carried out in PoK. ... read..

Gujarat boat owners SoS PM on safety of fishermen
Ahmedabad | Tuesday, 2020 9:15:07 PM IST
Leading boat owners associations in Gujarat on Tuesday highlighted the challenges to their lives and livelihoods. The fisheries sector and fishing communities in the state and around the country are challenged by the lack of access to modern digital conne ... read..

Bypolls for 56 Assembly, one LS seat in November
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 9:15:07 PM IST
The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Tuesday announced by-elections to 56 assembly seats and one Lok Sabha seat in Bihar in the first week of November. ... read..

Javadekar says 5 states to meet on Thursday over pollution
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 9:15:07 PM IST
Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday that a state environment ministers meeting will take place this Thursday over the issue of pollution while asserting that various measures have already been taken in order to curb it. He added t ... read..

Landslide closes Srinagar-Leh highway
Srinagar | Tuesday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
A massive landslide has closed the Srinagar-Leh highway as scores of vehicles are stranded on the two sides of the Zojila Pass. ... read..

With no Ram Lila, Sita will be in salon, Ravan selling garments this year
Lucknow | Tuesday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
With Covid raging through the nation, and Navratra all set to be a muted affair, the star attraction of the season -- the Ram Lilas -- might not see the light of day in most quarters. ... read..

Amnesty International working on commercial lines, earning huge profit: BJP
New Delhi | September 29, 2020 8:42:14 PM IST
Rejecting Amnesty International's claims of "witch-hunt" by the Indian government, Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday alleged that it is working on commercial lines, earning a huge profit adding that acting in bad faith will not be permitted to any Indian ... read..

Hathras gang rape: Cong says law and order has collapsed in UP
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 8:15:06 PM IST
The opposition Congress alleged that law and order had collapsed in Uttar Pradesh as the Yogi Adityanath government had "failed to protect women" in the state. The statement came after a Dalit gang rape victim from Hathras passed away in a Delhi hospital ... read..

Write to me directly, not via media: Andhra DGP to Chandrababu
Amaravati | Tuesday, 2020 8:15:06 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh Director General of Police D. Gautam Sawang has appealed to former Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) supremo N. Chandrababu Naidu to refrain from posting letters to the media addressed to him as the missives may have unverified de ... read..

Odisha Assembly session begins, CM attends through videoconference
Bhubaneswar | Tuesday, 2020 8:15:06 PM IST
The Odisha Assembly on Tuesday convened for its Monsoon Session, with members seated as per the Covid-19 protocols. The session is slated to end on October 7. ... read..

Govt continues to procure Kharif crops as per existing MSP schemes: Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare
New Delhi | September 29, 2020 8:12:22 PM IST
The Kharif marketing season 2020-21 has just begun and the government continues to procure Kharif crops at MSP from farmers as per its existing MSP schemes as done in previous seasons, said the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare on Tuesday. ... read..

Tamil Nadu reports 5,546 new COVID-19 cases, 70 deaths
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | September 29, 2020 8:12:20 PM IST
Tamil Nadu on Tuesday reported 5,546 new cases of COVID-19 and 70 deaths, said the state health department. ... read..

Full EC team reaches Patna to review poll preparedness for Bihar polls
By Joymala Bagchi

New Delhi | September 29, 2020 8:12:18 PM IST
Chief Election Commission Sunil Arora and the two Election Commissioners reached Patna on Tuesday on a three-day visit to review poll preparedness and hold meetings with state officials regarding the upcoming Bihar assembly election. ... read..

New Education Policy connected with the roots of India, says Jagat Prakash Nadda
New Delhi | September 29, 2020 8:12:17 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president Jagat Prakash Nadda on Tuesday said that the New Education Policy, 2020 (NEP) formulated under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is attached to the roots of Indian culture and incorporates the v ... read..

Environment ministerial meet on air pollution with Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, UP and Rajasthan on Oct 1: Javadekar
New Delhi | September 29, 2020 8:12:15 PM IST
Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar informed that this year meeting with Environment Ministers of Delhi and neighbouring states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan will be held virtually on October 1. ... read..

83 new COVID-19 cases in Nagaland, active tally at 1,037
Kohima (Nagaland) | September 29, 2020 8:12:14 PM IST
Nagaland reported 83 cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, said the state health department on Tuesday. ... read..

After 'Corona', 'Sanitizer', now baby named 'Mahoba Depot'
Mahoba (Uttar Pradesh) | Tuesday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
A baby born abroad a moving bus in Mahoba district has been named 'Mahoba Depot'. This comes after the pandemic inspired named like "Corona Kumar", "Sanitizer Kumari" and even "Covid". ... read..

HC adjourns hearing on Mehul Choksi's plea against Netflix's documentary
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday adjourned till October 13 the hearing on the plea filed by diamantaire Mehul Choksi, who is an accused in the PNB scam, against Netflix's documentary titled "Bad Boy Billionaires: India". ... read..

New farm laws a dagger through farmers' hearts: Rahul
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
Continuing to voice opposition to the new agricultural laws brought forth by the central government, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday claimed that these legislations tantamounted to "a dagger through the hearts of farmers" and "breaking their back" ... read..

UP's 'class-specific jungle raj' killed Hathras rape victim: Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi | September 29, 2020 7:42:21 PM IST
After a 19-year-old woman, who was gang-raped in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras, died while receiving treatment at a hospital in the national capital, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi lambasted the Uttar Pradesh government stating that the death of the woman is a re ... read..

In Xi's China, sentencing of tycoon triggers rumblings of another purge
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST
The sentencing of iconic property tycoon Ren Zhiqiang to 18 years in prison is a blaring sign that the ruling clique in the Communist Party of China (CPC), led by general secretary Xi Jinping, is re-igniting a massive purge in the Party. ... read..

Oppn insulting farmers by burning farm equipment: Modi
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST
In the wake of protests by farmers and various opposition parties against three new agriculture-related laws, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that those burning farm equipment to show their anger were "insulting farmers". ... read..

BSF foils attempt to smuggle arms, ammunition in Mizoram
Mamit (Mizoram) | September 29, 2020 7:12:19 PM IST
The troops of Border Security Force (BSF) foiled a bid to smuggle arms and ammunition in the Mamit district of Mizoram, the force said on Tuesday. ... read..

Second sero-survey reveals 1 in 15 individuals aged 10 years or above exposed to COVID-19 in India by August: ICMR chief
New Delhi | September 29, 2020 7:12:16 PM IST
One in 15 individuals aged 10 years or above were estimated to be exposed to SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) by August 2020, according to the findings of India Council of Medical Research (ICMR) second sero-survey, said Dr Balram Bhargava, Director General of IC ... read..

Chennai: DRI busts interstate drug smuggling gang, seizes 25 kg of pseudoephedrine
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | September 29, 2020 7:12:14 PM IST
The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence has busted an interstate gang involved in drug smuggling and seized around 25 kg of pseudoephedrine from the city parcel office. ... read..

SC declines to entertain Chhattisgarh's plea in 2013 Jheeram Ghati naxal attack
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 6:45:07 PM IST
In a setback for the Congress government in Chhatisgarh, the Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to entertain its appeal in the 2013 Jheeram Ghati incident in which 29 people, including state Congress leaders, were killed. ... read..

Delhi govt increases COVID-19 beds by 1,000: Satyendra Jain
New Delhi | September 29, 2020 6:42:37 PM IST
Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain on Tuesday informed that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led government has increased the number of COVID-19 beds by 1,000 in the national capital with 500 beds each in both private and government hospitals. ... read..

After Serum Institute tweet, Union Health Ministry says its disagrees with the mathematics that Rs 80,000 crore is needed to vaccinate all Indians
New Delhi | September 29, 2020 6:42:35 PM IST
Following a tweet by the Serum Institute of India, the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday said it disagrees with the mathematics which asked the government whether it has Rs 80,000 crore to buy and distribute COVID-19 vaccine to everyone in India. ... read..

Trade unions taken into confidence, no fear of disruptions now: Kerala CM to industry
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | September 29, 2020 6:42:34 PM IST
Asserting that trade unions have been taken into confidence against any unhealthy practices, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday said now the industrialists in the state would not complain of any disruptions by workers. ... read..

3 held with brown sugar worth Rs 1 crore from West Bengal's Siliguri
Siliguri (West Bengal) | September 29, 2020 6:42:29 PM IST
Matigara police seized 1.2-kg brown sugar worth over Rs 1 crore from a goods vehicle on National Highway-31 and arrested three persons in this connection on Monday night. ... read..

BSP, RLSP to fight Bihar polls together, Upendra Kuhwaha to be CM candidate: Mayawati
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | September 29, 2020 6:42:24 PM IST
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Tuesday said that her party will fight the upcoming Bihar polls in alliance with the Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) and former union minister Upendra Kushwaha will be the chief ministerial candidate. ... read..

Trade unions taken into confidence, no industrialist would complain now: Kerala CM
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | September 29, 2020 6:42:17 PM IST
Asserting that trade unions have been taken into confidence against any unhealthy practices, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday said no industrialist in the state would now complain of disruptions by workers. ... read..

SC to Centre on Mehbooba: Can detention be forever?
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 6:15:06 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Tuesday said detention cannot be forever and asked the Centre whether former J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's detention be extended beyond a year. ... read..

Delhi's killer cop surrenders after shooting GF, murdering father-in-law
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 6:15:06 PM IST
Two days after killing his father-in-law in Haryana's Rohtak and shooting his female friend in Delhi, the 35-year-old Sub-Inspector of Delhi Police Sandeep Dahiya surrendered before the police on Tuesday. ... read..

This UP woman official faces 17th transfer in 13 years
Meerut (Uttar Pradesh) | Tuesday, 2020 6:15:06 PM IST
The transfer of a woman official -- 17th in a row -- has led to a major controversy in the state. ... read..

2G appeal case: Everyone will be given an effective hearing, Delhi HC assures
New Delhi | September 29, 2020 6:12:24 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday while passing an order for day-to-day hearing in 2G appeal matter assured all parties that everyone will be given an effective hearing. ... read..

Sitharaman slams Sonia Gandhi's advice to party-ruled states on farm bills, cites Congress manifesto
New Delhi | September 29, 2020 6:12:21 PM IST
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday targeted Congress over party chief Sonia Gandhi's advice to party-rules states to bypass farm laws brought by Centre through legislative measures and said the opposition party in its 2019 Lok Sabha mani ... read..

Delhi HC asks NDMC to disburse pending salaries of municipal body's teachers
New Delhi | September 29, 2020 6:12:20 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) to disburse pending salaries of municipal teachers and observed that no employee should be deprived of the joy during the Diwali festival. ... read..

Bombay HC adjourns Kangana Ranaut property demolition case till Oct 5
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | September 29, 2020 6:12:17 PM IST
The Bombay High Court on Tuesday adjourned the matter of actor Kangana Ranaut's property demolition till October 5 for written submissions. ... read..

Home support, flexible work hours boost women hiring in India
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 5:45:25 PM IST
Strong support from live-in help and grandparents as well as flexible working hours saw more women's workplace participation in India, as the share of female hires increased from around 30 per cent in April to reach 37 per cent at the end of July, a Linke ... read..

There're issues among Congress, Shiv Sena and NCP, this is how coalitions break: Maharashtra BJP chief
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | September 29, 2020 5:43:18 PM IST
Days after a meeting between Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut and former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday, state BJP chief Chandrakant Patil on Tuesday said there are issues among the three parties in the ruling coalition -- the Congress, ... read..

Security forces launch search operation to nab terrorists in J-K's Anantnag
Anantnag (Jammu and Kashmir) | September 29, 2020 5:43:16 PM IST
The security forces are conducting a search operation for terrorists in the Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, after terrorists fired upon them. ... read..

Monsoon session of Odisha Legislative Assembly begins today amid COVID-19
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | September 29, 2020 5:43:14 PM IST
The monsoon session of the Odisha Legislative Assembly began on Tuesday amid the coronavirus pandemic. ... read..

Bihar polls: Chirag Paswan definitely the CM candidate of LJP, says Shahnawaz Ahmad Kaifi
Patna (Bihar) | September 29, 2020 5:43:12 PM IST
Lok Janshakti Party chief Chirag Paswan should be the chief ministerial candidate in the upcoming Bihar Assembly elections and the party should fight on 143 seats, said LJP national general secretary, Shahnawaz Ahmad Kaifi on Tuesday. ... read..

After COVID-19 cases surge, IMA urges Kerala CM to declare health emergency
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | September 29, 2020 5:43:07 PM IST
With the test positivity rate reaching 12.59 per cent and Kerala witnessing a surge in COVID-19 cases, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Tuesday requested the Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to declare a health emergency in the state. ... read..

Maha Governor promulgates notification amending Forest Rights Act 2006
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | September 29, 2020 5:43:06 PM IST
Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has issued a notification modifying the Forest Rights Act, 2006 that will enable forest dwelling Scheduled Tribes (STs) and other traditional forest-dwelling families to build houses in the neighbourhood forest a ... read..

New Acts will make farmers slaves of corporates: Andhra Congress submits memo to governor
Vijaywada (Andhra Pradesh) | September 29, 2020 5:43:04 PM IST
Alleging that the new farm Acts will make farmers slaves of corporates, the Andhra Pradesh Congress protested near Raj Bhawan and submitted a representation to Governor Biswabhushan Harichandan on Tuesday. ... read..

iDEX4Fauji, a step towards making us self-reliant: General Bipin Rawat
New Delhi | September 29, 2020 5:42:56 PM IST
Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat on Tuesday said that the launch of iDEX4Fauji is a step towards making the country and its forces Atmanirbhar (self-reliant). ... read..

Delhi HC orders day-to-day hearing in 2G appeal case
By Sushil Batra

New Delhi | September 29, 2020 5:42:54 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday ordered day to day hearing in the 2G appeal case while allowing the plea of CBI and ED seeking early hearing on their appeal challenging the acquittal of all the accused in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case. ... read..

Major landslide in Himachal's Solan, clearance work on NH 5 underway
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) | September 29, 2020 5:42:53 PM IST
Following a major landslide in Solan district of Himachal Pradesh, restoration work on National Highway 5 is under progress, police said on Tuesday. ... read..

India's COVID-19 recoveries highest in the world: Health Ministry
New Delhi | September 29, 2020 5:42:50 PM IST
India's COVID-19 recoveries have crossed 51 lakh, which is highest in the world, and the last 10 lakh recoveries came about in 11 days, Health Ministry said on Tuesday. ... read..

Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee to call Rahul Gandhi to join farmers' protest
New Delhi | September 29, 2020 5:42:48 PM IST
Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi is likely to join farmers' protest in Punjab beginning from October 2 on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee chief Sunil Jakhar said on Tuesday. ... read..

Strict action will be taken against the guilty in Hathras gang-rape: UP Minister
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | September 29, 2020 5:42:47 PM IST
Terming the death of 19-year-old Dalit woman, who was gang-raped in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras as a sad incident, Uttar Pradesh Minister Siddharth Nath Singh on Tuesday said that strict action will be taken in the incident. ... read..

Study finds women receive less aggressive care than men after a heart attack
Dallas | September 29, 2020 5:42:42 PM IST
After a heart attack, when the heart suddenly can't pump enough blood to meet the body's needs, women aged 18-55 get less aggressive care in the hospital and are more likely to die prior to discharge than men the same age, according to new research. ... read..

Two PLFI members held in Jharkhand
Ranchi (Jharkhand) | September 29, 2020 5:42:40 PM IST
Jharkhand Police on Tuesday arrested two members of the banned extremist outfit People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) under the limits of the Bero police station area of Ranchi district. ... read..

Uttarakhand: Pithoragarh suspension bridge opened at midnight for ailing Nepali girl
Dehradun (Uttrakhand) | September 29, 2020 5:42:31 PM IST
India opened the international suspension bridge in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand for around 30 minutes at midnight, making way for an ailing Nepali student who needed immediate medical attention. ... read..

Canadian study reveals girls benefit from doing sports
Toronto | September 29, 2020 5:42:23 PM IST
Girls, but not boys, who participate actively in school sports activities in middle childhood show improved behaviour and attentiveness in early adolescence, suggests a new Canadian study. ... read..

Man cannot abstain from paying maintenance to his estranged wife even if he is aged and ailing, rules Kerala HC
Kochi (Kerala) | September 29, 2020 5:42:22 PM IST
A man cannot abstain from paying maintenance to his estranged wife even if he is aged and ailing, ruled the Kerala High Court on Tuesday. ... read..

Bihar reports 1,439 Covid cases, active count surpasses 14000
Patna (Bihar) | September 29, 2020 5:42:14 PM IST
As many as 1,439 more COVID-19 positive cases were reported in Bihar on September 28, taking the total count of active cases here to 14,390, said the State Health Department on Tuesday. ... read..

4 nabbed for IPL betting in UP
Sambhal (Uttar Pradesh) | Tuesday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
Four persons have been arrested by Sambhal Police for their alleged involvement in betting on IPL matches. ... read..

Modi effect: Lucknow storyteller to represent India at Harvard event
Lucknow | Tuesday, 2020 4:45:06 PM IST
Two days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi underlined the importance of storytelling in his 'Mann ki Baat' programme, a Lucknow-based 'dastango' (storyteller) is all set to represent India at a special event being organized by the Harvard University on O ... read..

A ray of prosperity at end of 9.2-km long Atal Tunnel
Manali | Tuesday, 2020 4:45:06 PM IST
There is going to be prosperity at the end of 9.2-km long horseshoe-shaped single-tube, two-lane Atal Tunnel -- one of India's strategically most important infrastructure projects beneath the majestic Rohtang Pass -- in the Lahaul Valley of Himachal Prade ... read..

Python swallows blue bull calf in UP
| Tuesday, 2020 4:45:06 PM IST
An 18-foot-long Indian python swallowed a new-born 'nilgai', also known as a blue bull, in Fatehpur district of Uttar Pradesh. ... read..

Shia leader asks Modi to repeal Places of Worship Act
Lucknow | Tuesday, 2020 4:45:06 PM IST
Former chairman of Shia Waqf Board, Wasim Rizvi, has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to scrap the Places of Worship Act, 1991 and said that it had been brought in by the then Congress government to appease the Muslims. ... read..

Hathras gang rape victim succumbs in Delhi hospital
Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh) | Tuesday, 2020 4:45:06 PM IST
A 19-year-old Dalit rape victim, who was gang raped and left paralysed by four upper caste men, died a fortnight after the attack in a Delhi hospital on Tuesday. ... read..

Youth kills 11 pigeons to avenge 'insult'
Baghpat (Uttar Pradesh) | Tuesday, 2020 4:15:06 PM IST
In a bizarre incident, a youth killed 11 pigeons, belonging to his neighbour, after the latter pulled him up for spitting in front of his house. ... read..

Delhi set to witness a lacklustre Durga Puja
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 4:15:06 PM IST
One of the most popular festivals in the national capital -- Durga Puja -- in all likelihood is going to be celebrated 'virtually' this year amid the 'new normal' scheme of things taking over due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent restrictions, i ... read..

Mamata Banerjee wants Governor to be post office, a rubber stamp: Jagdeep Dhankhar
Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 29, 2020 3:42:33 PM IST
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar launched an attack on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday over the situation in the state and the lack of response from her side despite him seeking information about the law and order situation in the state. ... read..

Need to change mindset of society to control such incidents: Rekha Sharma on Hathras gang-rape
New Delhi | September 29, 2020 3:42:29 PM IST
In order to control incidents like Hathras gang-rape, we need to change the mindset of the society, Rekha Sharma, Chairperson, National Commission for Women (NCW) said on Tuesday. ... read..

Reports of gang-rape victim's tongue being chopped off false: Hathras DM
Hathras (Uttar Pradesh) | September 29, 2020 3:42:26 PM IST
Hathras District Magistrate Praveen Lakshkar on Tuesday refuted media reports of Hathras gang-rape victim's tongue being chopped off. ... read..

UP Govt orders aggressive COVID-19 testing in prisons amid rise in cases
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | September 29, 2020 3:42:22 PM IST
The Prisons Department of the Uttar Pradesh government has asked all District Magistrates (DMs), Senior Superintendents of Police (SSPs) and Superintendents of Police (SPs) of the state to go in for aggressive COVID-19 testing and take necessary precautio ... read..

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