Monday, April 12, 2021

Tamil Nadu: People flout COVID-19 norms in Chennai's Kasimedu fish market
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | April 11, 2021 9:13:54 AM IST
People flouted COVID-19 norms at the fish market in Chennai's Kasimedu on Sunday. ... read..

Indore's MGM Medical College new nodal centre for distribution of Remdesivir across MP
Indore (Madhya Pradesh) | April 11, 2021 9:13:52 AM IST
The Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College (MGM College) of Indore has been made the nodal centre to distribute the anti-viral drug Remdesivir across Madhya Pradesh provided by the state government. ... read..

ATM catches fire at Pamidi village in Andhra
Anantapuram (Andhra Pradesh) | April 11, 2021 8:44:02 AM IST
An ATM machine of the State Bank of India (SBI) caught fire on Saturday and was burnt to ashes at Pamidi village in Anantapuram district of Andhra Pradesh. ... read..

Hyderabad-based doctor helps differently-abled people
Hyderabad (Telangana) | April 11, 2021 8:44:00 AM IST
With a zeal to help the differently-abled people, a Hyderabad based doctor helps the poor and needy disabled people to give them a second life, through his 'Disabled Foundation Trust'. ... read..

Operation underway to douse forest fire in Uttarakhand's new Tehri district
New Tehri (Uttarakhand) | April 11, 2021 8:43:59 AM IST
Fire fighting operations are still underway to douse a massive wildfire that has been raging in a forest near the Budogi area of New Tehri district in Uttarakhand. ... read..

UP panchayat polls: 2 quintal jalebi, 1,050 samosas for distribution among voters seized in Unnao
Unnao (Uttar Pradesh) | April 11, 2021 8:43:55 AM IST
Unnao Police seized two quintal jalebi and 1,050 samosas cooked for distribution among voters by a gram panchayat poll candidate in Hasanganj on Saturday. ... read..

J-K: 3 Al-Badre terrorists eliminated in Shopian encounter
Shopian (Jammu and Kashmir) | April 11, 2021 8:13:55 AM IST
In a major success in the Valley, three terrorists affiliated with terror outfit Al-Badre were killed by the security forces in an encounter in the Hadipora area of Shopian district, officials said on Sunday. ... read..

Online Dispute Resolution's role critical during Covid-19 pandemic, says Justice Chandrachud
New Delhi | April 11, 2021 7:43:59 AM IST
The strength of Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) is founded in the concepts of decentralization, diversification, democratization and disentanglement of the entire justice delivery mechanism, Supreme Court Justice DY Chandrachud said on Saturday. ... read..

University exams will be conducted as scheduled: Karnataka Dy CM
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | April 11, 2021 7:43:56 AM IST
Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister, CN Ashwath Narayan on Saturday assured that the state's University exams will be conducted as per schedule, despite witnessing a surge in COVID cases. ... read..

Centre to hold mega tourism event in Srinagar from April 11 to 13
New Delhi | April 11, 2021 7:43:53 AM IST
The Ministry of Tourism is organizing a mega tourism promotion event in Srinagar "Tapping the Potential of Kashmir: Another Day in Paradise" from April 11-13. ... read..

12 killed as truck falls into gorge in UP
Etawah | Sunday, 2021 7:15:05 AM IST
At least 12 people were killed and 43 others were injured after a DCM truck in which they were travelling fell into a 25-feet deep gorge at Chakkarnagar road near Udi crossing in Uttar Pradesh's Etawah district on Saturday. ... read..

No more than 5 people allowed at a time to enter religious places in UP
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | April 11, 2021 7:13:49 AM IST
In view of the surge in COVID-19 cases, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday directed officers to ensure that no more than 5 people are allowed to enter a religious place at a time. ... read..

Amit Shah to address 6 public programs in poll-bound West Bengal today
New Delhi | April 11, 2021 7:13:47 AM IST
Union Minister of Home Affairs, Amit Shah will address six public programs in poll-bound West Bengal on Sunday. ... read..

Tourism industry in Kerala stares at another crisis
Kochi (Kerala) | April 11, 2021 7:13:46 AM IST
The tourism industry in Kochi, which was on the revival path post lockdown, is yet again staring at another crisis due to the spurt in COVID-19 cases. Several tourists are avoiding travelling to 'tourist locations' in the state fearing that a lockdown is ... read..

'No change in schedule of varsity-level exams in K'taka'
Bengaluru | Sunday, 2021 6:45:05 AM IST
Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister C.N. Ashwath Narayana has said that university-level examinations, including graduation, post-graduation, engineering, diploma and other courses, will be conducted according to the schedule. ... read..

Tripura: Pradyot Kishore warns supporters of strict action, if found involved in post-poll violence
Agartala (Tripura) | April 11, 2021 6:13:54 AM IST
Two days after the attack on Tipraha Indigenous Peoples Regional Alliance (TIPRA) chief Pradyot Kishore inside Mohanpur Sub-Divisional Magistrate's (SDM) office in Tripura, Kishore Deb has said that he will take strict action against his supporters if the ... read..

West Bengal: Clash breaks out between TMC, BJP workers in Damjur ahead of sealing of EVMs
Damjur (West Bengal) | April 11, 2021 6:13:52 AM IST
A clash broke out allegedly between Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers in Damjur when the EVMs were being sealed after the phase IV polling in West Bengal assembly elections concluded on Saturday. ... read..

Fire breaks out in furniture market at Delhi's Shastri Park, 8 rescued
New Delhi | April 11, 2021 5:43:50 AM IST
Eight people were rescued after a fire broke out in a furniture market in Delhi's Shastri Park in the wee hours of Sunday. ... read..

Central Railway files complaint with police against fake video of overcrowding at Mumbai stations
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | April 11, 2021 5:13:53 AM IST
The Central Railways on Saturday has registered a case with Government Railway Police (GRP) at CSMT station in Mumbai against an unidentified person under relevant sections of IPC for investigation over an "edited video" which was in circulation creating ... read..

EC gives clean chit to CISF, says it opened fire in 'self-defence' in Cooch Behar
Kolkata | Sunday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Saturday gave a clean chit to the CISF for opening fire in Sitalkurchi Assembly constituency in Cooch Behar district during the fourth phase of Assembly elections in West Bengal that left four persons dead, saying ... read..

Road mishap triggers outrage in Bihar's Bhojpur
Patna | Sunday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
Irate mob torched a police vehicle on Saturday after two people were killed in a road accident in Bihar's Bhojpur district. ... read..

MBBS students, interns to be roped in for COVID hospitals in Delhi
New Delhi | April 11, 2021 4:13:49 AM IST
In order to meet the increased demand for manpower during the ongoing COVID pandemic, all Delhi Government hospitals are directed to engage 4th and 5th-year MBBS students, interns and BDS doctors to assist in the treatment of COVID affected patients. ... read..

Marred by violence, Bengal sees 76% turnout in 4th phase of polls (Ld)
Kolkata | Sunday, 2021 3:45:06 AM IST
Despite violence and bloodbath in the fourth phase of Assembly elections in West Bengal on Saturday, which saw five people get killed at Sitalkuchi in Cooch Behar district, the state recorded a relatively low turnout of 76.16 per cent till 5 p.m. ... read..

Congress behind RTC employees strike in Karnataka, says Dy CM
Bengaluru | Sunday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
As the stalemate between agitating employees of the four road transport corporations (RTCs) and the Karnataka government continued for the fourth day, Deputy Chief Minister Lakshman Savadi on Saturday charged that the opposition Congress was behind the st ... read..

BJP ropes in Jyotiraditya as aunt Raje goes 'missing' from bypoll campaigning
Jaipur | Sunday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
As former CM and BJP national vice president Vasundhara Raje continues maintaining a distance from campaigning for the bypolls scheduled on three seats on April 17, the BJP has strategically invited her nephew BJP MP Jyotiraditya Scindia to Sahada, cashin ... read..

Gehlot Congress' jailor, says Union minister Shekhawat
Jaipur | Sunday, 2021 2:45:05 AM IST
Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Saturday targeted Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and termed him a 'jailor' soon after the Gehlot government 'politically quarantined' AIUDF leaders from Assam in Rajasthan fearing their poaching by the BJP ... read..

'Steps taken to ensure fertiliser availability in Kharif 2021'
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 2:45:05 AM IST
The government on Saturday said that adequate steps have been taken to ensure availability of fertilisers across the country during Kharif 2021-22 season as it was during the rabi season. ... read..

Disrespecting doctors treating COVID-19 patients is shameful, says MP CM
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) | April 11, 2021 2:43:46 AM IST
Taking cognisance of the incident where a senior doctor of a Hospital submitted his resignation over the mistreatment of the hospital staff, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday termed it a shameful incident, adding the COVID-19 ... read..

CBI summons Bankura SP in illegal coal smuggling case
Kolkata | Sunday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has summoned Bankura Superintendent of Police Koteswara Rao N on April 12 for questioning in connection with alleged illegal coal smuggling case, sources said on Saturday. ... read..

Woman who consumed poison in front of Union minister Joshi's house, dies
Hubballi | Sunday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
A woman who had attempted suicide by consuming poison outside the house of Union Minister Pralhad Joshi here on April 6 died at the Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Hubballi. ... read..

Trinamool comes out in open defence of Prashant Kishor (Ld)
Kolkata | Sunday, 2021 1:45:05 AM IST
Trinamool Congress has come out in open defence of its political strategist Prashant Kishor, popularly known as PK, after a controversy erupted when the IT cell of the BJP released an audio tape where PK could be reportedly heard saying in a 'Clubhouse' c ... read..

3 rescued rhino calves released into Assam tiger reserve
Guwahati | Sunday, 2021 1:45:05 AM IST
Wildlife authorities on Saturday translocated and released three rhino calves into the Manas Tiger Reserve (MTR), which were rescued during floods at the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve (KNP&TR) in Assam, officials said. ... read..

SC seeks Centre, four states reply on revoking provisions criminalising begging
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday sought reply from the Centre and four state governments within three weeks on a plea seeking a direction to repeal the provision, which criminalises begging. ... read..

Setback for BJP, new outfit captures key tribal body in Tripura (Ld)
Agartala | Sunday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
In a major and far-reaching political development in BJP ruled Tripura, a newly-formed tribal based party, TIPRA Motha, registered a landslide victory on Saturday to capture power in the politically important Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Counc ... read..

Amarinder compromised interests of Punjab: Sukhbir Badal
Chandigarh | Sunday, 2021 1:15:05 AM IST
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday said Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh should resign for compromising the interests of the state by being hand in glove with the BJP-led Centre in punishing the farmers protesting aga ... read..

Centre to send 1121 ventilators to Maharashtra in next few days
Pune (Maharashtra) | April 11, 2021 1:13:51 AM IST
In view of a surge in COVID cases, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar assured the Maharashtra government that the Centre will send 1121 ventilators to Maharashtra in the coming 3-4 days. ... read..

Man arrested for stabbing to death wife in Delhi
New Delhi | April 11, 2021 12:43:53 AM IST
A 40-year-old man who brutally stabbed to death his wife in broad daylight in Delhi's Vijay Vihar was arrested here on Saturday. ... read..

ED conducts raids at seven locations in Telangana, including former minister's relative
Hyderabad (Telangana) | April 11, 2021 12:43:50 AM IST
Enforcement Directorate (ED) sleuths on Saturday conducted raids at seven locations in Telangana, including residences of Srinivas Reddy, the son-in-law of former Telangana Home Minister Naini N Reddy and his associates in connection with the investigatio ... read..

Remove 26 verses from Quran which justifies acts by Islamist Terrorist Groups: Shia Waqf Board Chairman to SC
New Delhi | April 11, 2021 12:43:45 AM IST
The Supreme Court will hear on April 12, Monday, the petition filed by former Uttar Pradesh, Shia Waqf Board Chairman, Syed Waseem Rizvi, seeking a direction to appropriate authorities to remove 26 verses from the Quran which he states are used as "justif ... read..

8 days before bypolls, Rajasthan villagers vote out liquor shop
Jaipur | Saturday, 2021 11:45:05 PM IST
Although Rajsamand will go for by-polls on April 17, villagers in Thaneta here did cast their votes on Friday morning, eight days before the scheduled bypolls, for a different cause from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., standing in a long queue with a historic turnout. ... read..

Maharashtra CM to meet task force before deciding on lockdown
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | April 10, 2021 11:43:57 PM IST
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday indicated imposition of lockdown in the state and will hold a meeting with the task force on Sunday before taking a decision. ... read..

Delhi COVID: Negative RT-PCR mandatory for travellers from Maharashtra; restrictions on weddings
New Delhi | April 10, 2021 11:43:56 PM IST
Delhi government on Saturday announced new guidelines for weddings, restaurants and cinemas and imposed restrictions on people coming in from Maharashtra, in view of the alarming surge of coronavirus cases in the national capital. ... read..

India reports 1,45,384 new COVID-19 cases, highest number since outbreak of pandemic
New Delhi | April 10, 2021 11:43:50 PM IST
India on Saturday reported 1,45,384 new COVID-19 cases which is the highest daily spike in cases since the outbreak of the pandemic. ... read..

Fewer number of devotees recorded at Haridwar this Kumbh, says DGP
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | April 10, 2021 11:43:47 PM IST
With surging Covid-19 cases in Uttarakhand, Har Ki Pauri ghat in Haridwar is witnessing lesser devotees arriving for the holy dip during the ongoing Kumbh festival. ... read..

Maha's tribal startup sold 18.50 lakh 'giloy' in 17 months
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 11:15:05 PM IST
The Adivasi Eakatmik Samajik Sanstha (AESS) in Shahapur, the largest taluka in Maharashtra's Thane district, has emerged as a major source of employment for the local tribals -- a perfect example of tribal entrepreneurship that sold 18.50 lakh 'giloy' in ... read..

Pinarayi Vijayan is afraid of Minister Jaleel: BJP
Thiruvananthapuram | Saturday, 2021 11:15:05 PM IST
A day after the Kerala Lokayukta told the state's Higher Education Minister K.T. Jaleel that he has no moral right to continue in office as he "misused" his powers and indulged in "nepotism", the BJP asked why is Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan silent as ... read..

Satish Kaul, 'Bachchan of Punjabi films', dies of Covid-19
Mumbai | Saturday, 2021 11:15:05 PM IST
Veteran actor Satish Kaul, who was best known for his role of Lord Indra in BR Chopra's "Mahabharat", passed away in Ludhiana on Saturday. He died owing to Covid-19 complications. ... read..

High sugar consumption effects child's brain development, study suggests
Washington | April 10, 2021 11:14:05 PM IST
New research led by the University of Georgia has shown in a rodent model that daily consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages during adolescence impairs performance on a learning and memory task during adulthood. The group further showed that changes in t ... read..

KSRTC orders transfer of 88 staff members for 'instigating' other workers to continue strike
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | April 10, 2021 11:14:01 PM IST
The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) on Saturday ordered transfers of 73 drivers and conductors, four traffic supervisory staff and 11 mechanical staff for allegedly instigating other employees to go on strike. ... read..

Farmers should postpone protest and have discussion with Centre: Tomar
New Delhi | April 10, 2021 11:13:59 PM IST
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Saturday appealed to protesting farmers at Delhi borders to postpone their protest against the new farm laws in view of the second coronavirus wave and said that government is ready for a discussion. ... read..

Andhra CM to partake in Sita Rama Kalyanam on April 26
Tirupati | Saturday, 2021 10:45:05 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy will attend the Sita Rama Kalyanam (divine wedding) at Vontimitta in Kadapa district on April 26. ... read..

Covid ruins job-seekers but placement agencies do roaring business
Kolkata | Saturday, 2021 10:45:05 PM IST
Scores of desperate job-seekers are falling prey to mushrooming 'placement' agencies and loosing money in Covid-hit Indian cities. ... read..

J-K: One terrorist killed in encounter in Shopian
Shopian (Jammu and Kashmir) | April 10, 2021 10:44:24 PM IST
One unidentified terrorist was neutralised on Saturday in an ongoing encounter in Hadipora of Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, the Kashmir Zone Police said on Saturday. ... read..

Elephant calf rescued from abandoned well in Odisha
General News | April 10, 2021 10:44:22 PM IST
An elephant calf was rescued from a 15 feet deep abandoned well with the help of heavy machine in Mayurbhanj district of Odisha on Saturday. ... read..

Union Secretary Tourism ministry calls on J-K Lt Governor
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | April 10, 2021 10:44:21 PM IST
Secretary, Union Ministry of Tourism, Arvind Singh on Friday called on Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha here at Raj Bhawan. ... read..

CISF personnel in Cooch Behar fired in self-defence after mob attacked, tried to steal weapons: Spokesperson
New Delhi | April 10, 2021 10:44:19 PM IST
Reacting to the violent incident in Cooch Behar where four people were killed during the fourth phase of the West Bengal assembly polls, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) said that its personnel opened fire in self-defence after a mob attacked ... read..

Punjab Police busts illegal liquor racket, 1 held
Pathankot (Punjab) | April 10, 2021 10:44:16 PM IST
Punjab Police on Saturday said it busted a racket of illegal liquor here and arrested one person in this connection. ... read..

Chennai Air Customs recovers 1.36 kg gold from aircraft toilet
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | April 10, 2021 10:44:13 PM IST
Chennai Air Customs on Saturday recovered 1.36 kg of gold worth Rs 65.38 lakh from two rear toilets of an aircraft arriving from Dubai. ... read..

EC bans entry of political leaders in Cooh Behar for 72 hours following poll violence
Kolkata (West Bengal) | April 10, 2021 10:44:12 PM IST
The Election Commission (EC) on Saturday gave directions that no political leader from any party should be allowed to enter the geographical boundaries of Cooch Behar district for the next 72 hours where four persons were killed in poll violence on Satur ... read..

Bengal elections: TMC candidate arrives at polling booth with helmet on head, says wanted to avoid attacks
Cooch Behar (West Bengal) | April 10, 2021 10:44:11 PM IST
The fourth phase of the high-stakes West Bengal Assembly elections witnessed an interesting sight as Trinamool Congress (TMC) candidate Rabindra Nath Ghosh arrived at a polling booth donning a helmet on his head! ... read..

To meet increased demand amid pandemic, Delhi govt directs hospitals to engage more MBBS students
New Delhi | April 10, 2021 10:44:06 PM IST
In order to meet the increased demand for manpower during the ongoing pandemic, all Delhi Government hospitals have been directed to engage fourth and fifth year MBBS students, interns and BDS doctors. ... read..

COVID-19: Over Rs 3.04 lakhs collected as fine for not wearing mask in TN's Madurai
Madurai (Tamil Nadu) | April 10, 2021 10:44:04 PM IST
Over Rs 3.04 lakhs has been collected as fine for not wearing masks in Madurai in the last two days, informed Madurai Police Commissioner on Saturday, adding that at least 19 cases were registered for flouting social distancing in public places. ... read..

Dilip Ghosh blames Mamata for Cooch Behar incident, accuses her of provoking people
North 24 Parganas (West Bengal) | April 10, 2021 10:44:03 PM IST
Condemning the violent incident in Cooch Behar district where four people were shot by security personnel, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president Dilip Ghosh on Saturday blamed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and said she was provoking people as she ... read..

Maharashtra: 4 held for selling Remdesivir injections in black market in Pune
Pune (Maharashtra) | April 10, 2021 10:43:58 PM IST
Four persons have been arrested in Pune for selling Remdesivir injections in the black market, police said on Saturday. ... read..

No restrictions on tourists in Himachal, govt will monitor COVID-19 situation: CM Jairam Thakur
General News | April 10, 2021 10:43:53 PM IST
There is no restriction on tourists coming to Himachal Pradesh and the state government will monitor COVID-19 situation, informed Chief Minister Jairam Thakur. ... read..

Amid violence, high voter turnout in 4th phase polling
Kolkata | Saturday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
Despite violence and bloodbath in the fourth phase of the assembly polls after five people including four in the firing by the central forces died at Sitalkuchi in Cooch Behar district, a high voter turnout was recorded till 3 p.m. Though the police claim ... read..

HC restrains KRK from making derogatory comments against Vashu Bhagnani
Mumbai | Saturday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
The Bombay High Court has censured actor Kamal Rashik Khan for his controversial and defamatory tweets against producer Vashu Bhagnani, his family, business, and his profession as well as all his projects. ... read..

1.36 kg gold worth Rs 65.38 lakh seized by Chennai Customs
Chennai | Saturday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
The Customs department has seized 1.36 kg gold worth Rs 65.38 lakh from an Air India flight that arrived here from Dubai. ... read..

Maharashtra reports 55,411 new COVID-19 cases
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | April 10, 2021 10:13:50 PM IST
As many as 55,411 new COVID-19 cases, 53,005 recoveries and 309 deaths were reported in Maharashtra in the last 24 hours. ... read..

Exams will be conducted as scheduled, no summer holidays this year: Karnataka Deputy CM
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | April 10, 2021 10:13:46 PM IST
There will be no summer holidays in the academic year 2021-22 in Karnataka in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, said Deputy Chief Minister CN Ashwatha Narayana on Saturday, adding that no examination or academic activity will be stopped on account o ... read..

DRDO to set up Covid-19 hospital with 500 beds equipped with ICU facilities by next Sunday in Delhi
New Delhi | April 10, 2021 10:13:44 PM IST
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will set up a Covid-19 hospital with 500 beds equipped with ICU facilities by next Sunday in Delhi Cantonment. ... read..

Wheat procurement in Punjab begins as 'arhtiyas' call off stir
Chandigarh | Saturday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
Wheat procurement kicked off in Punjab on Saturday with the Arhtiyas calling off their proposed strike after Chief Minister Amarinder Singh ordered various steps to ensure their continued involvement in the process and immediate release of their pending p ... read..

Stalin condemns scrapping of IPAB
Chennai | Saturday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
DMK President M.K. Stalin on Saturday condemned the central government's decision to scrap the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) located here. ... read..

Karnataka police detains striking transport employees' leader
Belagavi | Saturday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
A day after invoking provisions of the Karnataka Industrial Disputes Act against the ongoing transport employees strike, Karnataka police on Saturday detained Kodihalli Chandrashekar who is leading the Karnataka state owned transport employees' strike, in ... read..

Bihar BJP leaders who joined LJP may come back soon
Patna | Saturday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), which split from the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) before the Bihar Assembly elections, is going through a tough time to retain its rank and file. ... read..

India fastest nation to administer 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine: Health Ministry
New Delhi | April 10, 2021 9:44:01 PM IST
In a major milestone in the fight against COVID-19, India has administered over 100 million doses of coronavirus vaccines across the country, the Union Health Ministry informed on Saturday. ... read..

Vaccination drive temporally halted at Erandwane centre in Pune
Pune (Maharashtra) | April 10, 2021 9:43:59 PM IST
The Covid-19 vaccination drive was temporally halted at the Erandwane vaccination centre in Maharashtra's Pune district on Saturday as stocks of vaccines ran out and was resumed after 12 noon after officials went and sourced more doses. ... read..

President Kovind, PM Modi condole loss of lives in Etawah road accident
Etawah (Uttar Pradesh) | April 10, 2021 9:43:52 PM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday expressed grief at the loss of lives in a road accident in Uttar Pradesh's Etawah district. ... read..

India needs jobs, jabs, BJP-led government gives jumlas, jibes: Rahul
New Delhi | April 10, 2021 9:43:51 PM IST
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday took a swipe at the Centre over several states talking of limited supply of COVID-19 vaccines with them and said the country needs "jobs and jabs" but the BJP government gives "jumlas and jibes". ... read..

Mamata Banerjee urges voters to impose lockdown for 'syndicate brothers' PM Modi, Shah
North 24 Parganas (West Bengal) | April 10, 2021 9:43:49 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday urged people to impose a lockdown in the state for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah, whom she referred to as "syndicate brothers". ... read..

J-K: Sopore Police bust network involved in March 29 terror attack
Kashmir (Jammu and Kashmir) | April 10, 2021 9:43:43 PM IST
The Sopore Police on Saturday claimed to have busted a network involved in the terror attack of March 29 on municipal councillors and police, and apprehended Over Ground Workers (OGW's) along with the vehicle used in the attack. ... read..

Providing safe drinking water inescapable duty of govt: Kataria
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 9:15:05 PM IST
Stressing the severity of the crisis of paucity of clean and safe drinking water across the globe, Minister of Sate for Jal Shakti Rattan Lal Kataria has urged the BRICS Nations to learn from each other's valuable experience in handling this crisis as 2. ... read..

Police probe disappearance of three teenaged sisters in Hyderabad
Hyderabad | Saturday, 2021 9:15:05 PM IST
Three teenaged sisters have been reported missing from their home in Vanasthalipuram locality of the city, since Friday. ... read..

EC order re-polling in 4 polling stations in 3 assembly seats in southern Assam
Guwahati | Saturday, 2021 9:15:05 PM IST
The Election Commission (EC) on Saturday has ordered re-polling in four polling stations in three assembly constituencies in southern Assam, where normal balloting were held in the second phase of polling on April 1, officials said. ... read..

Plea in SC seeks transfer of petitions relating to uniform civil code from Delhi HC to apex court
New Delhi | April 10, 2021 9:13:47 PM IST
A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking direction to transfer from the Delhi High Court to the top court, pleas related to framing of a uniform civil code to promote fraternity, unity and national integration. ... read..

Additional central forces to be deployed in Bengal after violence in Cooch Behar
Kolkata (West Bengal) | April 10, 2021 9:13:46 PM IST
Additional companies of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) will be deployed in West Bengal ahead of the remaining four phases of polls as violence erupted in a constituency during the fourth phase of West Bengal assembly elections, government officia ... read..

Kishor admitted BJP is winning Bengal assembly polls: Amit Malviya
Kolkata (West Bengal) | April 10, 2021 9:13:44 PM IST
BJP's co-incharge of Bengal Amit Malviya said on Saturday referred to leaked audio of clubhouse chat and said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's election strategist Prashant Kishor has conceded that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is winning the st ... read..

COVID pandemic affects Dehradun restaurant's food festival
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | April 10, 2021 9:13:40 PM IST
Amid rising cases of coronavirus in Uttrakhand, a food festival organised in Dehradun's restaurant recorded a low response due to the surge in cases across the state. ... read..

Covid attacks the poorest, disadvantaged the hardest: Rahul
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday expressed deep concern over the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic hitting India and said that virus attacks the poorest and disadvantaged the hardest. ... read..

New gadget that claims to contain airborne spread of Covid-19
Kochi | Saturday, 2021 8:45:05 PM IST
Incubated under the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM), Allabout Innovations Pvt Ltd has successfully developed an electronic gadget in containing airborne spread of Covid-19 by performing real-time sterilisation. ... read..

CBI grills Anup Majhi for 5th time in coal smuggling case
Kolkata | Saturday, 2021 8:45:05 PM IST
Anup Majhi a.k.a. Lala, the alleged kingpin of the illegal coal smuggling case is once again being questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday in connection with the case. ... read..

Woman's body found hanging in J&K's Anantnag district
Srinagar | Saturday, 2021 8:45:05 PM IST
A woman was found hanging on Saturday in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district after which the family members of the woman torched the house of her in-laws. ... read..

No impact of KMP blockade by farmers in Gurugram
Gurugram | Saturday, 2021 8:45:05 PM IST
The Samyukt Kisan Morcha's (SKM) call on Saturday to block the six-lane Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway in protest against the Centre's three farm laws did not evoke much response at Nuh, Manesar and Farukhnagar. ... read..

Speaker's disqualification order will be written in BJP office: Goa Congress prez
Panaji | Saturday, 2021 8:45:05 PM IST
The Speaker's order in the disqualification case against 10 BJP MLAs, will be written in the state BJP office, Goa Congress president Girish Chodankar alleged on Saturday. ... read..

Setback for BJP, new outfit captures key tribal body in Tripura
Agartala | Saturday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
In a very significant political development in BJP ruled Tripura, a newly formed tribal based party 'TIPRA Motha' is heading towards capturing power in the politically important Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) defeating the rulin ... read..

Bihar police inspector killed by mob in West Bengal
Kishanganj | Saturday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
Kishanganj police station in-charge in Bihar, Ashwini Kumar, was killed on Saturday morning by a mob in West Bengal when a police team reached there to arrest the accused in a theft case in Pantapara village, near Goalpokhar police station area bordering ... read..

Farmers block KMP Expressway with trolleys, mattresses and cots
Sonepat (Haryana) | Saturday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
As the farmers' agitation entered the 135th day on Saturday, the coalition of farmers unions, the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) blocked the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway for 24 hours to press their demand for withdrawal of the three contentious farm ... read..

Andhra Industries Minister's Twitter account hacked
Amaravati | Saturday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh Industries Minister Mekapati Goutham Reddy on Saturday said his Twitter account has been compromised and unrelated messages are being posted. ... read..

EC adjourns polling at PS 126 of Sitalkurchi after 4 killed
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
Election Commission on Saturday adjourned polling at one booth in Sitalkurchi Assembly constituency under Cooch Behar district where four people were killed in the firing by the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) personnel. ... read..

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