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Completion of disengagement to pave way for de-escalation of forces: Defence Ministry on India-China talks
New Delhi | April 10, 2021 8:14:03 PM IST
At the 11th round of Corps Commander level talks between India and China, it was highlighted that disengagement from the remaining friction areas would pave way for de-escalation of forces from the eastern Ladakh sector, Defence Ministry said in a stateme ... read..


Ramadan 2021: Sehri tips to keep you hydrated all day
New Delhi | April 10, 2021 8:14:02 PM IST
The holy month of Ramadan is approaching and with it, a new wave of festive cheer will be observed. It is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is celebrated by people belonging to the Muslim community all around the world. ... read..


10 killed after truck falls into gorge in UP's Etawah
Etawah (Uttar Pradesh) | April 10, 2021 8:14:00 PM IST
At least 10 people were killed and many were injured as a truck on which they were travelling fell into a gorge in UP's Etawah on Saturday, police said. ... read..


Punjab, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh point to limited availability of COVID-19 vaccines, seek more supply from Centre
New Delhi | April 10, 2021 8:13:57 PM IST
Congress-ruled Punjab, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh on Saturday said that they had a limited supply of COVID-19 vaccines and urged the Centre to ramp up the supply. ... read..


West Bengal elections: Voting for conflict-ridden phase IV polls ends with 76.16 pc turnout
Kolkata (West Bengal) | April 10, 2021 8:13:56 PM IST
Polling for the fourth phase of the tightly-contested West Bengal Assembly elections ended on Saturday evening with a voter turnout of 76.16 per cent. ... read..


Delhi reports 7,897 new COVID-19 cases
New Delhi | April 10, 2021 8:13:54 PM IST
Delhi reported 7,897 new COVID-19 cases and 39 deaths in the last 24 hours. ... read..


Customs questions Kerala Speaker P. Sreeramakrishnan
Thiruvananthapuram | Saturday, 2021 7:45:05 PM IST
Kerala Assembly Speaker and senior CPI-M leader P. Sreeramakrishnan has been questioned by the Customs department at his official residence in a dollar smuggling case. ... read..


Wrestler Anshu Malik earns Olympic quota
Almaty | Saturday, 2021 7:45:05 PM IST
Wrestler Anshu Malik guaranteed a Tokyo Olympics quota place after entering the final of women's 57kg freestyle category in the Asian Olympic qualifiers here on Saturday. ... read..


RGSS Hospital again converted into dedicated Covid-19 facility
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 7:45:05 PM IST
The Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty (RGSS) hospital, one of the major hospitals being run by the Delhi Government, has been again converted into a dedicated facility for Covid-19. The administration of over 650-bed facility RGSS hospital has suspended all ot ... read..


Mamata Banerjee calls PM Modi 'liar', says only she can give him befitting reply
Siliguri (West Bengal) | April 10, 2021 7:44:02 PM IST
Lashing out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said she had not seen such a 'liar' anywhere, while adding that she was the only one who could give him a befitting reply in the state Assembly elections. ... read..


Covid-19: In Mumbai, BMC receives 99,000 doses of Covishield
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | April 10, 2021 7:43:59 PM IST
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Saturday said it received 99,000 doses of the Covishield vaccine. ... read..


AMU cancels 2021-2022 entrance exams due to Covid-19
Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh) | April 10, 2021 7:43:56 PM IST
Due to the rising number of Covid-19 cases, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has cancelled entrance examinations for the 2021-2022 session. ... read..


Modi govt has mismanaged situation, says Sonia in Covid meet
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
Amid the surge in the number of Covid-19 cases in the country, Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday hit out at the centre and said it has "mismanaged the situation", exported vaccine and allowed a shortage to be created in India. ... read..


Mamata blames Amit Shah for death of 4 people in Cooch Behar
Siliguri (West Bengal) | April 10, 2021 7:13:57 PM IST
After four people were killed in Sitalkuchi during the fourth phase of the Assembly elections, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee blamed Union Home Minister Amit Shah, calling him the main 'conspirator'. ... read..


Five killed in poll related violence in Bengal
Kolkata | Saturday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
Violence erupted in the fourth phase of elections in Bengal in which five people were killed in two separate incidents. Four persons were killed when central forces opened fire on an unruly mob in Sitalkuchi assembly constituency in Mathabhanga block in C ... read..


Vaccine will last for five days only: Punjab CM
Chandigarh | Saturday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
With Punjab left with only five days of supply (5.7 lakh Covid vaccine doses) at the current levels of vaccinating 85,000-90,000 persons a day, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has urged the Centre to share the schedule for supply of vaccines with th ... read..


Timely, adequate imports of fertilizers being planned for Kharif 2021
New Delhi | April 10, 2021 6:43:57 PM IST
Ahead of Kharif season 2021, imports of fertilizers are being planned timely and adequately by the Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare (DCAFW) in order to bridge the gap between assessed requirement and indigenous production in case of Urea. ... read..


Leopard found dead near Karamadai Range Forest in Tamil Nadu
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) | April 10, 2021 6:43:54 PM IST
A leopard was found dead near Karamadai Range Forest in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore on Saturday. ... read..


Prashant Kishor's leaked audio chat increases political temperature in Bengal, TMC hits out at BJP
New Delhi | April 10, 2021 6:43:51 PM IST
A leaked clubhouse chat of Trinamool Congress election strategist Prashant Kishor created a political furore as the West Bengal went for the fourth phase of assembly polls on Saturday. ... read..


Andhra needs 25L vaccines to make 'Tika Utsav' a success
Amaravati/New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
Staring at Coronavirus vaccine shortage in time for 'Tika Utsav' (vaccine utsav), Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to supply 25 lakh more vaccine doses. ... read..


Forest management by people, for people: A look at Van Panchayats of Uttarakhand
Dehradun | Saturday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
"The forests are very useful for the people living in the mountains. These forests cater to their basic needs such as clean water, pure air, cooking fuel, farming, fodder etc. Wherever the forests are meeting the basic needs of the people, the forests are ... read..


EC warns poll campaigners for laxity in following Covid norms
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
Reiterating its earlier Covid-19 restrictions, the Election Commission has warned star campaigners and the candidates to ban them from campaigning if the protocols related to the pandemic is not strictly followed during election rallies. ... read..


Bihar policeman beaten to death by mob in West Bengal, 3 accused arrested
Uttar Dinajpur (West Bengal) | April 10, 2021 6:14:00 PM IST
A total of three persons, including the main accused have been arrested in connection with the case, where a Bihar Police official was beaten to death in Uttar Dinajpur of West Bengal. ... read..


WB Polls: 76.16 per cent voter turnout till 5:30 pm in fourth phase
Kolkata (West Bengal) | April 10, 2021 6:13:58 PM IST
West Bengal on Saturday recorded a voter turnout of 76.16 per cent till 5:30 pm across 44 constituencies in five districts during the fourth phase of the state Assembly polls, according to the Election Commission (EC). ... read..


2 held in Maharashtra's Palghar for beating man to death
Palghar (Maharashtra) | April 10, 2021 6:13:52 PM IST
Two people were arrested on Saturday for beating to death a man who had allegedly objected to them molesting his wife in the Virar area of Palghar district in Maharashtra. ... read..


Didi will exit from Bengal, 'bhaipo' will play new game for TMC: PM Modi
Nadia (West Bengal) | April 10, 2021 6:13:49 PM IST
Stressing that the conclusion of the ongoing West Bengal Assembly elections will witness the exit of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said her 'bhaipo' (Nephew) will try to play a new game for the Trinamool Congress ... read..


NHRC issues notice on election process flouting Covid guidelines
By Suchitra Kalyan Mohanty

New Delhi | April 10, 2021 6:13:47 PM IST
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought for an Action Taken Report (ATR) from the Chief Election Commissioner and the Union Home Secretary over alleged Covid guidelines violation, while the electoral process is still going on in several Sta ... read..


BJP shares audio chat of Prashant Kishor praising Modi
Kolkata | Saturday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
A political controversy erupted in West Bengal during the fourth phase of the elections when BJP's IT cell released an audio tape of Trinamool' election strategist Prashant Kishor where he was heard saying a 'ClubHouse' chat that Prime Minister Narendra M ... read..


'The Gopichand Factor' flatters to deceive (IANS Interview)
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
Hero or hurdle? That's the question one is left wondering after reading "The Gopichand Factor" (Westland) given author Abhijeet Kulkarni's praising sky high only the second Indian to win the All-England badminton title but also grudgingly admitting how h ... read..


Bomb squad disposes of country-made bombs found in West Bengal's Birbhum
Birbhum (West Bengal) | April 10, 2021 5:44:03 PM IST
A bomb squad on Saturday disposed of country-made bombs found by police last night in the Nanur area of Birbhum district. ... read..


HC to hear on April 12, PIL seeking direction for door-to-door Covid-19 vaccination in Delhi, removal of age criterion
New Delhi | April 10, 2021 5:43:55 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on April 12 will hear a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking directions to Centre and Delhi Government to remove the age limitations for deciding upon the beneficiaries of Covid-19 vaccination drive. ... read..


Study suggests human noises are altering ocean landscape
Thuwal | April 10, 2021 5:43:53 PM IST
The findings of a new study sheds light on the need to reduce human noises in water bodies, suggesting that humans have altered the ocean soundscape by drowning out natural noises upon which many marine animals ranging from shrimp to sharks, rely on. ... read..


PM Modi says Mamata disgracing Bengal voters with her comments ahead of TMC's inevitable defeat
Nadia (West Bengal) | April 10, 2021 5:43:50 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday remarked that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is now disgracing the voters of the state with her comments as she is aware of her inevitable defeat in the ongoing Assembly elections. ... read..


Bombay HC slams Goa Police for booking musicians; quashes FIR
Panaji | Saturday, 2021 5:15:05 PM IST
The Bombay High Court in Goa has slammed the Goa Police for hurriedly filing an FIR and arresting members of a band 'Dastaan Live', during an arts festival last year for allegedly hurting religious sentiments. ... read..


Samsung's new marketing tactic is here to woo iPhone users
Washington | April 10, 2021 5:13:53 PM IST
South Korean multinational conglomerate Samsung has released a new website to give iPhone users "a little taste of Samsung" from their mobile browser. ... read..


COVID restrictions: J-K traders worried about losses as most businesses dependent on tourism
Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) | April 10, 2021 5:13:51 PM IST
With a second wave of Covid-19 across the country, traders in Jammu and Kashmir seem to be worried as their businesses are mostly dependent on tourism. ... read..


Mahayagya of Asol Paribartan will begin in West Bengal from May 2: PM Modi
Nadia (West Bengal) | April 10, 2021 5:13:50 PM IST
As polling for the fourth phase of the West Bengal Assembly elections is underway, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the 'mahayagya' of 'Asol Paribartan' will begin in the state from May 2. ... read..


Maharashtra received least vaccine doses, many vaccination centers facing closure: Aslam Shaikh
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | April 10, 2021 5:13:47 PM IST
Accusing the Centre of indulging in politics, Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Aslam Shaikh on Saturday said that the state received the least number of vaccines and a majority of vaccination centres were facing closure due to shortage of doses. ... read..


TMC writes to WB Chief Electoral Officer over Coochbehar incident
Kolkata (West Bengal) | April 10, 2021 5:13:46 PM IST
Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Saturday wrote to Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), West Bengal alleging "Cold-blooded murder of four and brutal injury of three innocent people by Central Forces." ... read..


Punjab farmers protest against Centre's direct benefit scheme; say will be destroyed
Amritsar (Punjab) | April 10, 2021 5:13:44 PM IST
Farmers and commission agents in Amritsar on Saturday went on strike against the Centre's direct benefit transfer scheme, alleging that if implemented it will destroy farmers. ... read..


15.85% polling recorded till 9 a.m. in Bengal
Kolkata | Saturday, 2021 4:45:05 PM IST
Brisk polling is being recorded in the fourth phase of elections for 44 assembly constituencies when 1,15,94,950 electorates spread across five districts namely South 24 Parganas, Hooghly, Howrah, Alipurduar and Coochbehar are exercising their franchise o ... read..


WB Polls: 66.76 per cent voter turnout till 3:30 pm in fourth phase
Kolkata (West Bengal) | April 10, 2021 4:44:00 PM IST
West Bengal on Saturday recorded a voter turnout of 66.76 per cent till 3:30 pm during the fourth phase of the state Assembly polls, as per data from the Election Commission (EC). ... read..


West Bengal polls: 4 killed in firing in Cooch Behar, confirms police
Cooch Behar (West Bengal) | April 10, 2021 4:43:57 PM IST
At least four people have been killed in firing by Central Forces during polling in the fourth phase in Mathabhanga in Sitalkurchi constituency in Cooch Behar district on Saturday, confirmed police. ... read..


WB Polls: 4 dead in Cooch Behar firing; voting stopped at Sitalkuchi polling station
Cooch Behar (West Bengal) | April 10, 2021 4:43:56 PM IST
Amidst the voting for the fourth phase of West Bengal assembly polls on Saturday, at least four Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers were killed in Cooch Behar allegedly by Central Forces. ... read..


UN Biodiversity Convention's subsidiary meetings from May 3
Montreal | Saturday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
With a series of regional consultations, the bureaus of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and SBSTTA have agreed that the meetings will be held virtually, beginning on May 3 and continuing until June 13. ... read..


500 workers ask Sundar Pichai to stop protecting harassers
San Francisco | Saturday, 2021 4:15:05 PM IST
More than 500 employees have sent an open letter to Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai, demanding that the company stop protecting the harassers and provide workers an environment free from their abusers. ... read..


Prince Philip lived full, meaningful life: Dalai Lama
Dharamsala | Saturday, 2021 4:15:05 PM IST
Buddhist spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Saturday expressed grief over the demise of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, saying he lived a full and meaningful life. ... read..


India-China border dispute talks lasted 13 hrs
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 4:15:05 PM IST
Talks between Indian and Chinese military delegates over the disengagement in Eastern Ladakh at various friction points lasted for 13 hours. ... read..


TMC demands resignation of Amit Shah after 4 people were killed by Central Forces in Cooch Behar
Kolkata (West Bengal) | April 10, 2021 4:14:02 PM IST
Condemning the killing of four party workers by Central Forces in Cooch Behar amidst the polling for the fourth phase of West Bengal Assembly elections on Saturday, Trinamool Congress demanded the resignation of Union Home Minister Amit Shah while terming ... read..


Will stop SII's vehicles carrying vaccines to other states if doses not supplied to Maharashtra: Raju Shetti
Sangli (Maharashtra) | April 10, 2021 4:13:59 PM IST
Following the Maharashtra government's claim about the state facing a shortage of Covid-19 vaccine, Swabhimani Shetkari Saghtana (SSS) leader Raju Shetti on Friday warned the Central government to increase the vaccine supply to the state within a week or ... read..


WB polls: Sourav Ganguly casts vote from South 24 Paraganas in phase 4
South 24 Paraganas (West Bengal) | April 10, 2021 4:13:57 PM IST
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly on Saturday cast his vote for the fourth phase of West Bengal Assembly elections, at a polling booth in Barisha Shashibhusan Janakalyan Vidyapith of Behala in South 24 Paraganas. ... read..


Lokayukta verdict against KT Jaleel: Muraleedharan questions Kerala CM's silence
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | April 10, 2021 4:13:56 PM IST
Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan on Saturday demanded action by the Kerala government against Higher Education Minister KT Jaleel in light of Lokayukta verdict that he was guilty of nepotism, and questioned Chief Minister Pinar ... read..


COVID attacks the poorest, disadvantaged the hardest: Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi | April 10, 2021 4:13:54 PM IST
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi On Saturday expressed deep concerns over the second wave of COVID-19 in the country and urged the government to look at new mutations, which are the source of the second wave. He also reiterated his demand for basic income sup ... read..


Mamata replies to EC's notice, says she did not violate Model Code of Conduct
Kolkata (West Bengal) | April 10, 2021 4:13:52 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday replied to Election Commission's notice to her against her remarks on Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) and said she did not violate Model Code of Conduct. ... read..


Minister to move Kerala HC after Lokayukta asks him to quit
Thiruvananthapuram | Saturday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
A day after the Kerala Lokayukta on Friday said that the state's Higher Education Minister K.T. Jaleel has no moral right to continue in office as he has "misused" his powers and indulged in "nepotism", asking Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to take actio ... read..


Farmers to block KMP highway today for 24 hours
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 3:45:05 PM IST
The farmers organisations will block KMP (Kundali-Manesar-Palwal) highway in the National Capital Region (NCR) on Saturday for 24 hours to press for their demand of withdrawal of the contentious farm laws passed by the Parliament last year. The farmers ou ... read..


Plea in Delhi HC seeks suspension of Senior Division Boys' Football League amid COVID-19 spike
New Delhi | April 10, 2021 3:44:11 PM IST
A petition has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking directions to suspend the Senior Division Boys' Football League 2020-2021 amid the rise of COVID-19 cases in the national capital. ... read..


West Bengal Polls: PM Modi slams TMC for 'insulting' SC community
Siliguri (West Bengal) | April 10, 2021 3:44:08 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday slammed TMC for 'insulting' the Scheduled Caste (SC) community of the state. ... read..


'Bike Ambulance Dada' Karimul Haque meets PM Modi in WB's Siliguri
Siliguri (West Bengal) | April 10, 2021 3:43:57 PM IST
Padma Shree awardee Karimul Haque, who is known for his selfless service to society, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday on his arrival at the Bagdogra International Airport. ... read..


Masculine traits linked to better parenting for some fathers: Study
Washington | April 10, 2021 3:43:56 PM IST
In some men, having traditional masculine characteristics such as competitiveness and adventurousness was linked to being better fathers to infants, a new study suggested. ... read..


RT-PCR tests to start in C'garh airports, railway stations
Raipur | Saturday, 2021 3:15:05 PM IST
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has said the state government will start the RT-PCR testing at airports and railway stations in the wake of rising Covid-19 cases. ... read..


COVID-19: No lockdown in Delhi, new restrictions to be implemented soon, says Kejriwal
General News | April 10, 2021 3:14:05 PM IST
Amid a spike in COVID-19 cases in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal ruled out the possibilities of a lockdown stating that new restrictions will be implemented soon. ... read..


BJP, TMC delegations to meet Election Commission in Kolkata today
Kolkata (West Bengal) | April 10, 2021 3:14:04 PM IST
Following multiple incidents of violence during the fourth phase of Assembly polls in West Bengal, delegations of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Trinamool Congress (TMC) are scheduled to meet the Election Commission (EC) in Kolkata on Saturday. ... read..


Leaking Prashant Kishor's audiotape is BJP's strategy to play mind games, create a wave in Bengal: TMC
Kolkata (West Bengal) | April 10, 2021 3:13:58 PM IST
The Trinamool Congress (TMC) termed the leaking of 'Club House room' audio chat of its election strategist Prashant Kishor a strategised mind games of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to create a wave in favour of the party in poll-bound West Bengal. ... read..


EC announces re-polling in 4 Assembly constituencies of Assam on April 20
New Delhi | April 10, 2021 3:13:56 PM IST
The Election Commission (EC) on Saturday announced re-polling at four polling stations in Ratabari, Sonai and Haflong Assembly constituencies of Assam on April 20, 2021. ... read..


Sonia Gandhi to meet party leaders over Covid situation
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 2:45:05 PM IST
Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi will on Saturday conduct a virtual meeting with senior party leaders over the worsening Covid-19 situation in the country. ... read..


Month after jab, RSS chief Bhagwat tests Covid positive (Ld)
Nagpur | Saturday, 2021 2:45:05 PM IST
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat has tested Covid-19 positive and is undergoing treatment in a private hospital here. ... read..


West Bengal: EC adjourns polling in station 126 of Sitalkurchi Assembly constituency
Kolkata (West Bengal) | April 10, 2021 2:44:13 PM IST
After the killing of four TMC workers in Cooch Behar by Central Forces on Saturday amidst the voting for the fourth phase of West Bengal assembly polls, the Election Commission ordered adjourning the poll in Polling Station 126 of Sitalkurchi Assembly Con ... read..


KSRTC employees' strike enters fourth day in Karnataka
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | April 10, 2021 2:44:06 PM IST
Commuters are faced with fluctuating travel fares in private buses of Karnataka on Thursday as the indefinite strike of Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) employees entered fourth day. The strike is mainly over demand for revision of salar ... read..


India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage exceeds 9.80 cr mark
New Delhi | April 10, 2021 2:44:02 PM IST
The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country on Friday exceeded 9.80 crores, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Saturday. ... read..


New Twist: Pradeep Sharma approached BJP leader in Mumbai hotel to reinstate protege Vaze
Mumbai/New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 2:15:06 PM IST
As the National Investigation Agency (NIA) probes deep into the extortion racket, fresh evidence is pouring in on the close affiliation between suspended cop Sachin Vaze and his mentor, Pradeep Sharma, also known as the 'encounter king' of the Mumbai Poli ... read..


West Bengal polls: 52.89 per cent voter turnout till 1:30 pm in phase 4
Kolkata (West Bengal) | April 10, 2021 2:14:07 PM IST
West Bengal recorded a voter turnout of 52.89 per cent till 1:30 pm across 44 constituencies in five districts during the fourth phase of the state Assembly polls, according to the Election Commission (EC). ... read..


COVID-19 pandemic casts shadow over gold business in Surat
Surat (Gujarat) | April 10, 2021 2:14:04 PM IST
The resurgence of COVID-19 has hit the gold jewellery business in Surat. Jewellers said the business is in the fall for the last four days after an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country has been reported. ... read..


Conspiracy going around under instruction of Home Minister: Mamata on killing of TMC workers by central forces
North 24 Parganas (West Bengal) | April 10, 2021 2:14:00 PM IST
Condemning the killings of four TMC workers in Cooch Behar by Central Forces on Saturday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said a conspiracy is going around under the instruction of the Union Home Minister. ... read..


Only 5 days of vaccine stock left, says Punjab CM
Chandigarh (Punjab) | April 10, 2021 2:13:58 PM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday said that the state has only five days of COVID-19 vaccines left. ... read..


Man held in fake job advertisement scam from Bengal
New Delhi | April 10, 2021 1:44:08 PM IST
The Delhi Police arrested a 48-year-old inter-state cyber cheat from West Bengal who allegedly duped innocent persons by placing fake job advertisements on Google, police said on Saturday. ... read..


West Bengal Polls: Four party workers shot dead by Central Forces in Cooch Behar, says TMC
Kolkata (West Bengal) | April 10, 2021 1:44:06 PM IST
All India Trinamool Congress on Saturday said Central Forces opened fire twice at polling booths in Cooch Behar where people are casting their votes, killing four party workers. ... read..


Google announces Pixel 5a 5G coming this year
Washington | April 10, 2021 1:44:00 PM IST
Just hours after several reports claimed that Google's Pixel 5a 5G has been cancelled due to chip shortage, the tech giant has shot down the rumours, stating that the handset will launch later this year. ... read..


Delhi court grants bail to proprietor of private firm in GST invoice fraud case
New Delhi | April 10, 2021 1:43:57 PM IST
A Delhi Court on Saturday granted bail to a proprietor of a private company in connection with a case dealing with Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) for generating fake bills of over Rs 50 crores. ... read..


Telangana: Congress leader accuses TRS, BJP of buying votes
Hyderabad (Telangana) | April 10, 2021 1:43:54 PM IST
Senior Telangana Congress leader, V Hanumantha Rao, on Saturday, accused TRS and BJP of spending money to buy votes and purchasing sarpanchs. ... read..


PM Modi calls Cooch Behar firing sad, says TMC 'inciting' security forces
Siliguri (West Bengal) | April 10, 2021 1:43:52 PM IST
Calling the deaths of four Trinamool Congress workers in West Bengal's Cooch Behar in a firing incident by Central Forces as saddening, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said 'Didi' (West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee) and her 'goons' are p ... read..


Tamil Nadu celebrates Veerakaliamman Panguni festival in Madurai
Madurai (Tamil Nadu) | April 10, 2021 1:13:55 PM IST
Veerakaliamman Panguni Festival was held at Jaihindpuram, Madurai on Friday. The festival that usually takes place over a period of five days has been reduced to a one-day festivity in view of the COVID-19 spread. ... read..


MHA decides to restart Delhi Cantt's COVID-19 centre from next week as infections surge
By Ankur Sharma

New Delhi | April 10, 2021 1:13:53 PM IST
As Delhi is witnessing a massive spike in COVID-19 cases, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) after a meeting with top government officials has decided to re-open the COVID-19 centre situated in Cantt area, sources said on Saturday. Initially, the centre w ... read..


MHA decides to restart Delhi Cantt's COVID-19 centre as infections surge
By Ankur Sharma

New Delhi | April 10, 2021 1:13:50 PM IST
As Delhi is witnessing a massive spike in COVID-19 cases, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) after a meeting with top government officials has decided to re-open the COVID-19 centre situated in Cantt area, sources said on Saturday. Initially, the centre w ... read..


Prashant Kishor finished TMC, put the last nail in coffin: BJP MP
Kolkata (West Bengal) | April 10, 2021 12:44:07 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders on Saturday said that Trinamool Congress' (TMC) election strategist Prashant Kishor's leaked audio tape stating Prime Minister Narendra Modi is very popular in West Bengal has put the final nail in TMC's coffin. ... read..


It's peak harvest season, won't support SKM's call to block Kundali-Manesar-Palwal highway: Palwal farmers
Palwal (Haryana) | April 10, 2021 12:44:04 PM IST
Farmers protesting in Haryana's Palwal against central agricultural laws said they will not support Samyukt Kisan Morcha's (SKM) call to block the Kundali-Manesar-Palwal highway for 24 hours on Saturday. ... read..


Following leaked clubhouse chat Prashant Kishor reiterates BJP will not cross 100 seats in Bengal
New Delhi | April 10, 2021 12:44:02 PM IST
Reacting to his leaked 'Club House room' audio chat, Trinamool Congress' (TMC) poll strategist Prashant Kishor on Saturday reiterated that BJP will not cross 100 seats in West Bengal Assembly elections while adding that the BJP should show courage by shar ... read..


Bengal polls: Locket Chatterjee attacked in Hooghly, mediapersons' vehicles vandalised
Hooghly (West Bengal) | April 10, 2021 12:43:56 PM IST
Amidst the ongoing polling for the fourth phase of the West Bengal Assembly elections on Saturday, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Locket Chatterjee was allegedly attacked in Hooghly's Chunchura. ... read..


West Bengal gears for fourth phase of Assembly polls
Kolkata | Saturday, 2021 12:15:06 PM IST
44 assembly constituencies of five districts in West Bengal will go for the fourth phase of the polls on Saturday. Considering the incidents of violence during the third phase of polling, the Election Commission has made an extensive arrangement to avoid ... read..


Centre's 'failed policies' led to second wave of Covid-19, says Rahul Gandhi
Delhi | April 10, 2021 12:14:13 PM IST
Hitting out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Central government, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said that the failed policies of government have led to the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic in the country. ... read..


Illegal dance bar busted in Delhi, 5 held
New Delhi | April 10, 2021 12:14:10 PM IST
The Delhi Police on Friday arrested five people for running an illegal dance bar in London Street restaurant in Rajouri Garden. ... read..


West Bengal polls: 33.98 per cent voter turnout till 11:30 am in phase 4
Kolkata (West Bengal) | April 10, 2021 12:14:07 PM IST
West Bengal recorded a voter turnout of 33.98 per cent till 11.30 am across 44 constituencies in five districts during the fourth phase of the state Assembly polls, according to the Election Commission (EC). ... read..


Uddhav Thackeray calls all-party meet to review COVID-19 situation in Maharashtra
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | April 10, 2021 12:14:04 PM IST
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday called an all-party meeting via video conference to review the current COVID-19 situation in the state. ... read..


Anti-incumbency against Trinamool has opened the doors for BJP in Bengal, says TMC's election strategist Prashant Kishor in audio of leaked clubhouse chat
New Delhi | April 10, 2021 12:14:01 PM IST
Amid the fierce and crucial poll battle in Bengal, poll strategist Prashant Kishor, who has been roped by Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee for West Bengal assembly elections, has said that the anti-incumbency faced by Trinamool Congress has opened ... read..


TMC asks EC to act against BJP 'goons' creating 'ruckus' in Coochbehar
Kolkata (West Bengal) | April 10, 2021 11:44:13 AM IST
Alleging that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 'goons' were creating a ruckus outside several polling booths in Coochbehar, All India Trinamool Congress on Saturday wrote a mail to the Election Commission urging it to take necessary action on the 'recurring i ... read..


Urdu Bulletin: Fresh COVID guidelines issued by states amid surge in cases, passing away of Prince Philip reported widely
New Delhi | April 10, 2021 11:44:02 AM IST
Various Urdu publications in the national capital comprehensively covered the COVID-19 situation in the country and the fresh guidelines issued by various states including restrictions, partial lockdowns and night curfews, in the wake of rising cases of c ... read..


Sonia Gandhi holds meeting with CMs of Cong-ruled states to review COVID-19 situation
New Delhi | April 10, 2021 11:44:01 AM IST
Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday held a meeting via video conference with chief ministers and ministers of the party-ruled states to review the COVID-19 situation. ... read..


Police deployed at Dhaka, Brahmanbaria, Sylhet
Dhaka | Saturday, 2021 11:15:06 AM IST
In the face of recent massacre by Hefazat-e-Islam, the police have beefed up security in different districts, including Dhaka and Brahmmanbaria. Policemen armed with light machine gun (LMG) have been deployed there and security posts were set up with sand ... read..


Migrants leave Maharashtra as fear of lockdown looms
Indore (Madhya Pradesh) | April 10, 2021 11:14:03 AM IST
With a rapid surge in Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra and the possibility of lockdown in the state, migrants are once again heading back to their home states. ... read..


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