Sunday, March 26, 2023

Police detain Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar, others over Rahul Gandhi conviction row
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | March 24, 2023 2:06:12 PM IST
Karnataka police detained Congress state president DK Shivakumar and other party leaders and workers who were protesting against the Surat Court verdict against Rahul Gandhi. ... read..

Mere membership of banned outfit offence under UAPA: SC
New Delhi | March 24, 2023 1:36:30 PM IST
Reversing its earlier decision that membership of a banned organisation is not an offence as long as the member does not indulge in crimes, the Supreme Court on Friday affirmed the validity of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) provision whic ... read..

Delhi Police file FIR over vandalism of Indian High Commission in UK
New Delhi | March 24, 2023 1:36:29 PM IST
The Delhi Police has registered a case in connection with protests in front of the Indian High Commission in London on March 19. ... read..

Amit Shah visits former Karnataka CM Yediyurappa in Bengaluru
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | March 24, 2023 1:36:20 PM IST
Union Home Minister Amit Shah met with the former Karnataka Chief Minister and Bhartiya Janata Party leader BS Yediyurappa at his residence in Bengaluru on Friday. ... read..

3.9 magnitude earthquake hits Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh
Ambikapur (Chhattisgarh) | March 24, 2023 1:36:18 PM IST
An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.9 on the Richter Scale struck Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh on Friday, informed National Centre for Seismology (NCS) ... read..

Assam: Students sensitised on importance of biodiversity at Orang Nature Camp
Guwahati (Assam) | March 24, 2023 1:06:42 PM IST
A large group of high school students from six schools, located in fringe areas of Orang National Park and Tiger Reserve (OTR) in Darrang district of Assam, took part in Second Orang Nature Camp that helped them experience the biodiversity of the famed ti ... read..

Delhi: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan meets Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar
New Delhi | March 24, 2023 1:06:36 PM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday met Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar at his residence in Delhi. ... read..

SC to hear joint plea of 14 political parties alleging arbitrary use of ED, CBI against opposition leaders
New Delhi | March 24, 2023 1:06:35 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear the plea jointly filed by 14 political parties led by Congress alleging arbitrary use of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in arresting the opposition leaders. ... read..

Delhi: Security beefed up at Vijay Chowk ahead of Congress protest march against verdict on Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi | March 24, 2023 1:06:31 PM IST
Heavy security has been deployed at Vijay Chowk, ahead of the Congress march on Friday, against the Surat court's verdict against Rahul Gandhi. ... read..

Delhi minor gang-rape: NCPCR takes cognisance, team to visit MCD school today
New Delhi | March 24, 2023 12:37:18 PM IST
National Commission for Protection Of Child Rights (NCPCR) has taken cognisance of the gang-rape of a 10-year-old minor girl in an MCD school. ... read..

Rahul Gandhi insulted OBCs, defamed Parliament, judiciary: Bhupender Yadav
New Delhi | March 24, 2023 12:37:16 PM IST
Union Minister Bhupender Yadav on Friday alleged that Congress MP Rahul Gandhi had defamed India on foreign soil and insulted the country's judicial system and the OBC community. ... read..

Amritpal Singh used to beat his wife regularly, is anti-feminist, say intel agencies
New Delhi | March 24, 2023 12:37:13 PM IST
Amritpal Singh, Khalistani supporter and head of the organization Waris Punjab De, kept his wife in captivity, beat her up regularly, and was associated with several other women, according to inputs by intelligence agencies. ... read..

Budget session: Rahul Gandhi attends meeting of Congress MPs
New Delhi | March 24, 2023 12:37:09 PM IST
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday attended the meeting of Congress MPs at the party office in the Parliament premises. ... read..

4.0 magnitude earthquake hits Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh) | March 24, 2023 12:37:07 PM IST
An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.0 on the Richter Scale struck Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh on Friday, informed National Centre for Seismology (NCS). ... read..

Budget session: Opposition parties hold meeting at Mallikarjun Kharge's office
New Delhi | March 24, 2023 12:05:17 PM IST
Ahead of the budget session on Friday, several like-minded Opposition parties held a meeting at the office of Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge. ... read..

PM Modi arrives in Varanasi for 'One World TB Summit'
New Delhi | March 24, 2023 12:05:12 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, arrived at Rudrakash Convention Centre in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, where he will be addressing the 'One World TB Summit'. ... read..

Chhattisgarh: 5-year-old appointed as child constable in place of deceased father
Sarguja (Chhattisgarh) | March 24, 2023 12:05:10 PM IST
A five-year-old child of a deceased police officer was posted as a child constable in Chhatisgarh on Thursday. ... read..

"Be drivers of change", Navy chief Admiral R Hari Kumar at DSSC
Wellington (Tamil Nadu) | March 24, 2023 12:05:07 PM IST
Navy chief Admiral R Hari Kumar visited Defence Services Staff College (DSSC), Wellington on a two-day visit from March 22 to 23, 2023 and encouraged the students to be the 'drivers of change', said an official release. ... read..

STF recovers 2 pangolins in Odisha's Boudh, two arrested
Boudh (Odisha) | March 24, 2023 11:36:37 AM IST
Two persons were arrested in the Boudh district on Wednesday for allegedly trading protected wildlife and two live pangolins were rescued from their possession, informed the police. ... read..

Amid Rahul Gandhi's conviction in defamation case Congress calls urgent meeting today
New Delhi | March 24, 2023 11:36:32 AM IST
The Congress has also called an urgent meeting of its steering committee members, PCC presidents, CLP leaders and frontal organization chiefs at party headquarter in the national capital on Friday evening. Party president Kharge will preside over the meet ... read..

Budget session: Congress' Manish Tewari moves adjournment motion to discuss 'border situation' with China
New Delhi | March 24, 2023 11:05:00 AM IST
Ahead of the commencement of the ninth day of Parliament today, Congress leader Manish Tewari on Friday moved an adjournment motion in Lok Sabha to discuss the issue of the border situation with China. ... read..

"Pathetic and Casteist mindset", Nadda slams Rahul Gandhi over his remarks on Modi
New Delhi | March 24, 2023 11:04:53 AM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President JP Nadda on Friday attacked Rahul Gandhi over his "Modis are thieves" remark and alleged that by comparing OBC communities to thieves, Gandhi has shown a "pathetic and casteist mindset". ... read..

Delhi: Fire in automobile batteries factory, no casualty reported
New Delhi | March 24, 2023 11:04:51 AM IST
A fire broke out in an automobile batteries factory in the Harsh Vihar police station area in Delhi on Thursday, said the police. ... read..

False propaganda spread against women's safety, not a good tendency: CM Vijayan
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 24, 2023 11:04:44 AM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday said that some people are spreading false propaganda against women's safety across the state and promoting such things is not a good tendency. ... read..

PM Modi extends wishes on beginning of Ramzan
New Delhi | March 24, 2023 10:36:23 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended greetings as the month of Ramzan Ramzan began on Friday. ... read..

3.9 magnitude earthquake hits Manipur's Moirang
Moirang (Manipur) | March 24, 2023 10:36:21 AM IST
An earthquake of magnitude 3.9 on the Richter Scale struck Moirang of Manipur, India on Friday, informed National Centre for Seismology (NCS). ... read..

"Lord Ram is everyone's god, was sent by Allah for showing path to people": Farooq Abdullah
Udhampur (Jammu and Kashmir) | March 24, 2023 10:36:19 AM IST
Jammu & Kashmir National Conference chief Farooq Abdulla on Thursday, hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party accusing it of using the name of 'Ram' only for votes, and said that Lord Ram is the god of everyone. ... read..

Pak drone drops arms, ammunition along Punjab border
New Delhi | March 24, 2023 10:36:17 AM IST
A cache of arms allegedly dropped by a Pakistani drone along the international border in Punjab has been recovered by the Border Security Force (BSF) on Friday early morning, an official said. ... read..

Chhattisgarh: Four arrested over Raipur rally in support of Amritpal Singh
Raipur (Chhattisgarh) | March 24, 2023 10:06:37 AM IST
Four persons have been arrested in Raipur over a rally taken out in the city allegedly in support of absconding "Waris Punjab De' chief Amritpal Singh, police said. ... read..

Budget session: Nirmala Sitharman to move Finance Bill 2023 today
New Delhi | March 24, 2023 10:06:34 AM IST
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday, will move the Finance Bill 2023, to give effect to the financial proposals of the central government. ... read..

Woman, son injured in acid attack by unidentified miscreants in Delhi
New Delhi | March 24, 2023 9:34:37 AM IST
A woman and her son were left injured after some unidentified miscreants allegedly threw acid on them on Thursday in Delhi, informed the police. ... read..

Congress calls out meeting of PCC, CLP, other leaders today, to discuss "political developments"
New Delhi | March 24, 2023 9:04:49 AM IST
Amid the ongoing second leg of the budget session, the Congress party has called out a meeting of its steering committee members, Pradesh Congress Committee presidents, Congress Legislative Party leaders and Frontal Organisation Chiefs to be held on Frida ... read..

Alert issued in Uttarakhand against Amritpal Singh
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | March 24, 2023 9:04:47 AM IST
An alert has been issued in Dehradun, Haridwar, and Udhamsinghnagar districts of the Uttarakhand as a precaution in view of the possibility of pro-Khalisthan Amritpal Singh entering the state, the state's Director General of Police Ashok Kumar has said. ... read..

Congress to hold solidarity march over Surat Court verdict against Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi | March 24, 2023 8:05:24 AM IST
After a Surat court sentenced Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to two years imprisonment in a defamation case over his 'Modi surname' remark made in 2019, Congress is planning to hold a solidarity march against the verdict, said party general secretary KC Ven ... read..

Congress stages protest in Hyderabad over Surat court's verdict against Rahul Gandhi
Hyderabad (Telangana) | March 24, 2023 7:37:46 AM IST
Congress staged a silent protest in Hyderabad against the Surat court sentencing Rahul Gandhi to two years imprisonment in a defamation case over his 'Modi surname' remark made in 2019. ... read..

PM Modi to address 'One World TB Summit' in Varanasi today
Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) | March 24, 2023 7:37:44 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the 'One World TB Summit' on World Tuberculosis Day at Rudrakash Convention Centre in Varanasi on Friday. ... read..

North East Delhi riots: Court dismisses plea challenging direction for registration of FIR over attack on mosque
New Delhi | March 24, 2023 7:37:42 AM IST
A Delhi Court dismissed a revision plea filed by Delhi Police challenging the order for registration of FIR concerning a cylinder blast at Madina Masjid and an acid attack on the complainant. ... read..

UPSC recommends 334 candidates for vacant principal posts in Delhi government schools
New Delhi | March 24, 2023 7:05:34 AM IST
The UPSC has recommended 334 candidates to fill up the long-pending vacant positions of Principals in Delhi government schools. ... read..

Odisha: Mamata Banerjee meets Naveen Patnaik, calls to strengthen India's federal structure
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | March 24, 2023 7:05:32 AM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee called on her Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik in Bhubaneswar on Thursday. ... read..

CM KCR announces Rs 10,000 per acre assistance for crop loss
Khammam (Telangana) | March 24, 2023 6:35:18 AM IST
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Thursday visited rain-affected areas in a few districts of the state and assured the farmers of financial assistance for cross losses. ... read..

QCI, UP Govt launch Uttar Pradesh Gunvatta Sankalp in Lucknow
New Delhi | March 24, 2023 6:05:43 AM IST
The Government of Uttar Pradesh and Quality Council of India, in collaboration with industry associations - ASSOCHAM, FICCI, IIA and PHDCCI - launched the Uttar Pradesh Gunvatta Sankalp (Uttar Pradesh Quality Mission) at Lucknow on Thursday. ... read..

No one can spoil 'Brand Bengaluru': Karnataka CM
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | March 24, 2023 6:05:41 AM IST
Highlighting the growth story of India's 'Silicon Valley' Bengaluru, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Thursday said efforts were made by some people to tarnish the image of the city while adding that no one can spoil the name of 'Brand Bengalu ... read..

J-K: Lashkar terrorist arrested in Sopore; arms, ammunition recovered
Baramulla (Jammu and Kashmir) | March 24, 2023 6:05:39 AM IST
Jammu and Kashmir Police in a joint operation with security forces on Thursday arrested a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist from Sopore and recovered arms and ammunition from his possession. ... read..

Govt has taken several steps for building research infrastructure in academic, research institutions: Jitendra Singh
New Delhi | March 24, 2023 5:36:30 AM IST
Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Thursday said the Government of India has taken several steps for building research infrastructure in our academic and research institutions. ... read..

LG VK Saxena reviews progress of legacy waste disposal at landfill sites in Delhi
New Delhi | March 24, 2023 5:36:29 AM IST
Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena on Thursday visited all three landfill sites at Ghazipur, Okhla and Bhalswa and took stock of the progress of the ongoing waste remediation and disposal works. ... read..

Ministry of Tourism to organize first Global Tourism Investors' Summit from May 17-19
New Delhi | March 24, 2023 5:36:25 AM IST
Ministry of Tourism organised a roundtable interaction with heads of mission in New Delhi on Thursday as a run-up to the first Global Tourism Investor's Summit. ... read..

Karnataka proposes to Centre to include Act in Constitution to increase SC/ST reservation in education, jobs in state
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | March 24, 2023 5:36:21 AM IST
In order to increase reservation in education and employment for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the state, the Karnataka government on Thursday submitted the proposal to the ventral government for inclusion of Karnataka Scheduled Castes and Sche ... read..

Counterfeit products seller of top brands held in Sadar Bazar
New Delhi | Friday, 2023 5:15:11 AM IST
A wholesaler was held in Delhi's Sadar Bazar area, who was allegedly selling counterfeit products of VLCC and other brands. ... read..

TSPSC paper leak: Telangana Governor seeks status report
Hyderabad | Friday, 2023 5:15:11 AM IST
Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan on Thursday sought the latest status report, within 48 hours, on the Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) question paper leak case. ... read..

Close aide of Amritpal detained from Delhi, say police sources
New Delhi | Friday, 2023 5:15:10 AM IST
The Special Cell of Delhi Police along with the Punjab Police has detained a close associate of fugitive radical preacher Amritpal Singh from West Delhi's Tilak Vihar area, police sources said here on Thursday. ... read..

Jharkhand: Nitin Gadkari inaugurates and lays foundation stones of National Highway projects in Ranchi, Jamshedpur
Ranchi (Jharkhand) | March 24, 2023 5:04:22 AM IST
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari inaugurated and laid foundation stones for 21 projects of 532 km at a cost of more than Rs 9400 crore at Dhurva in Ranchi, Jharkhand on Thursday. ... read..

Kejriwal slams PM over arrests made in connection with 'anti-Modi' posters
New Delhi | Friday, 2023 4:45:09 AM IST
After the Delhi Police registered FIRs and made some arrests in connection with posters -- seeking the ouster of Prime Minister Narendra Modi -- were found pasted on walls in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday criticise ... read..

Explosives found in four bags seized by GRP in Bihar's Siwan
Patna | Friday, 2023 4:45:09 AM IST
A day after the General Railway Police (GRP) seized four unclaimed bags from the Gwalior-Barauni Express at Bihar's Siwan railway station on Wednesday, authorities found 20 kg of explosive material in it, officials said on Thursday. ... read..

TN Forest Department for synchronised wild elephant census
Chennai | Friday, 2023 4:45:09 AM IST
The Tamil Nadu Forest Department has pitched for a synchronised census of wild elephants along with its counterparts from neighbouring Kerala and Karnataka to "avoid double entries". ... read..

Congress plans mega protests against Rahul's conviction
New Delhi | Friday, 2023 4:45:09 AM IST
Following senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's conviction by a Surat court in a criminal defamation case on Thursday, the party has planned mega protests in the coming days, taking all like-minded parties along. ... read..

KTR issues legal notices to Revanth Reddy, Bandi Sanjay over TSPSC issue
Hyderabad (Telangana) | March 24, 2023 4:34:29 AM IST
Coming down heavily on Telangana Congress chief Revanth Reddy and Telangana BJP president Bandi Sanjay, State minister KT Rama Rao on Thursday said that he would send legal notices to both the leaders for allegedly weaving political conspiracy stories ove ... read..

Union Agriculture Minister launches 'DigiClaim' for claim disbursal through National Crop Insurance Portal
New Delhi | March 24, 2023 4:34:28 AM IST
Union Minister of Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar launched the National Crop Insurance Portal's digitized claim settlement module 'DigiClaim' under the ambit of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) on Thursday at Krishi Bhawan in Delhi. ... read..

Carbon stock in India increases by 79.4 million tonnes
New Delhi | March 24, 2023 4:34:24 AM IST
Carbon stock in India has increased by 79.4 million tonnes as compared to the last assessment of 2019. The annual increase is 39.7 million tonnes, which is 145.6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent, said Union Minister of State for Environment, Fo ... read..

'Even those facing graft cases have a locus': SC on pleas against ED Director tenure extension
New Delhi | Friday, 2023 4:15:09 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Thursday did not agree with the Central government's contention that pleas against the extension of the tenure of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) Director should not be entertained since they were filed by political entities facing m ... read..

79 applications received for Registered Vehicle Scrapping Facilities, 48 approved: Govt
New Delhi | Friday, 2023 4:15:08 AM IST
The government has received applications from 79 investors for Registered Vehicle Scrapping Facilities across 17 states out of which 48 applications are approved by the states, the Parliament was told on Thursday. ... read..

Delhi court reserves order on summons in defamation case by Shekhawat against Raj CM
New Delhi | Friday, 2023 4:15:08 AM IST
A Delhi court on Thursday reserved the order on the point of issuance of summons in a defamation case filed by Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat against Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot over the latter's "misleading statements" again ... read..

TSPSC paper leak case: Telangana Governor seeks status report
Hyderabad (Telangana) | March 24, 2023 4:04:36 AM IST
Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan on Thursday sought status report of the alleged Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) paper leak case from the top officials of the state. ... read..

Five arrested in Bihar's Lakhisarai for consuming liquor
Patna | Friday, 2023 3:45:09 AM IST
A Bihar Excise Department team has arrested five persons, including two elected public representatives and two women, in Lakhisarai district on the charge of consuming liquor, an official said on Thursday. ... read..

'BJP is a party for all', says Poonia as Jat leaders protest his replacement
Jaipur | Friday, 2023 3:45:08 AM IST
In a surprise move ahead of this year's Assembly elections in Rajasthan, the BJP on Thursday replaced its state unit chief Satish Poonia with its Lok Sabha MP from Chittorgarh, Chandra Prakash Joshi. ... read..

Greed of owners leading to accidents in firecracker units: TN Minister
Chennai | Friday, 2023 3:45:08 AM IST
Tamil Nadu Minister for Revenue and Disaster Management, KKSSR Ramachandran said that the greed of the owners and negligence of workers is leading to the explosions in small firecracker units. ... read..

Uncertainty looms over venue of Trinamool's mega rally on March 29
Kolkata | Friday, 2023 3:45:08 AM IST
The Eastern Command of the Indian Army in Kolkata seems to be in two minds about giving permission to a mega rally on March 29 by senior Trinamool Congress leader Abhishek Banerjee on land owned by the army in the heart of the city. ... read..

92 Eco-Sensitive Zones notified in 13 states
New Delhi | Friday, 2023 3:45:08 AM IST
A total of 92 Eco-Sensitive Zones and two Ecologically Sensitive Areas have been notified in 13 states of the Himalayan region in the country. ... read..

Terrorist associate arrested from J&K's Sopore
Srinagar | Friday, 2023 3:15:09 AM IST
A terrorist associate of proscribed terror outfit LeT was arrested by a joint security force team from Sopore in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district on Thursday and arms and ammunition recovered from his possession, police said. ... read..

Goa govt to spend Rs 130 cr on botanical garden to attract tourists
Panaji | Friday, 2023 3:15:09 AM IST
With a view to promote medical and eco-tourism in the state, Goa government has decided to develop a botanical garden at Salaulim Dam at Sanguem in South Goa by investing Rs 130 crore. ... read..

Kerala HC suspends 'Operation Arikomban' till March 29
Kochi (Kerala) | March 24, 2023 3:04:36 AM IST
Kerala High Court on Thursday ordered the suspension of 'Operation Arikomban' to catch the wild elephants in Idukki district. ... read..

Amit Shah arrives in Bengaluru to attend Regional Conference on 'Drug Trafficking, National Security'
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | March 24, 2023 3:04:32 AM IST
Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrived at Bengaluru in the early hours of Friday. Shah will attend the Regional Conference on 'Drug Trafficking and National Security' for Southern States/UTs in Bengaluru today. ... read..

Govt according highest priority to get permanent membership in expanded UNSC
New Delhi | Friday, 2023 2:45:09 AM IST
The government has been according the highest priority to obtain permanent membership for India in an expanded United Nations Security Council. An expanded Security Council is at the core of the issues raised by India and other countries that are calling ... read..

Paper leak case: KTR sends legal notice to Cong, BJP leaders
Hyderabad | Friday, 2023 2:45:09 AM IST
Telangana's cabinet minister K.T. Rama Rao on Thursday sent legal notice to state Congress chief A. Revanth Reddy and BJP president Bandi Sanjay for making baseless allegations against him in the Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) paper lea ... read..

Jamia violence case: Delhi HC reserves order on police's plea against discharge of 11 accused (Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2023 2:45:09 AM IST
The Delhi High Court on Thursday reserved its judgement on the police's revision plea against a trial court's order discharging 11 accused, including Sharjeel Imam, Safoora Zargar, and Asif Iqbal Tanha, in the 2019 Jamia violence case. ... read..

Gurugram: Woman held for extorting Rs 2L by filing fake gang-rape case
Gurugram | Friday, 2023 2:45:09 AM IST
The police on Thursday arrested a woman web designer for allegedly extorting Rs 2 lakh from two persons by filing a fake gang-rape case against them at the Sector 53 police station in Gurugram. ... read..

Tripura Bar Council slams Rijiju's 'anti-Indian' remarks against retired judges
Agartala | Friday, 2023 2:45:09 AM IST
The Tripura Bar Council on Thursday condemned the 'anti-India' remarks reportedly made by Union Law and Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju against retired judges and claimed that it was an attempt of the government to interfere in the judiciary. ... read..

PM Modi meets LS Speaker amid impasse in Parliament
New Delhi | Friday, 2023 2:45:09 AM IST
Amid continuous impasse in the Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with some of his cabinet colleagues met Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Thursday evening, soon after the Lower House was adjourned for the day. ... read..

'Baseless': Tejashwi comes out in support of Rahul after his conviction
Patna | Friday, 2023 2:45:09 AM IST
In wake of a Gujarat court convicting Rahul Gandhi in a defamation case on Thursday, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav came out in his support, accusing the BJP of a deep conspiracy to frame the senior Congress leader in a baseless case. ... read..

Stalin extends support to Rahul after his conviction in defamation case
Chennai | Friday, 2023 2:45:09 AM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin said that he spoke to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi after the latter was convicted by a Surat court for two years imprisonment in a case related to speaking ill of Modi surname. ... read..

Kerala HC upholds KAT order to consider application of transgender
Kochi | Friday, 2023 2:45:09 AM IST
The Kerala High Court has upheld the State Administrative Tribunal's interim order to the Public Service Commission (PSC) to consider the job application of a transgender person. ... read..

'Surgical strike' on Mahim sea-front - BMC razes four-dozen illegal huts
Mumbai | Friday, 2023 2:45:09 AM IST
The BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday bulldozed around 40-50 unauthorised hutments that had cropped on the Mahim Chowpatty area - hours after the Collectorate razed purported illegalities on a rocky islet around 100 metres into the Arab ... read..

Jairam Ramesh seeks CBI probe into Amit Shah's 'Sangma govt most corrupt' remark
New Delhi/Shillong | Friday, 2023 2:45:09 AM IST
Congress General Secretary Jairam Ramesh has asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to summon Home Minister Amit Shah over his remark describing Meghalaya government headed by Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma, in its previous term, as "most corrupt ... read..

Rahul gets rousing welcome at Delhi airport, Sonia reaches his residence
New Delhi | Friday, 2023 2:45:08 AM IST
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday received a rousing welcome at the IGI airport here after returning from Surat in Gujarat, where a court earlier in the day convicted the Wayanad MP in a criminal defamation case against him over his alleged 'Modi s ... read..

1080 vacancies in UP district courts, Law Minister tells MP Neeraj Shekhar
By Payal Mehta

New Delhi | March 24, 2023 2:35:23 AM IST
There are a total of 1,080 vacancies in various district courts across Uttar Pradesh, Union Minister for Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju said on Thursday. ... read..

Cross-voting shock to YSRCP as TDP wins Council seat
Amaravati | Friday, 2023 2:15:09 AM IST
In a shock to Andhra Pradesh's ruling YSR Congress Party (YSRCP), opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) bagged a seat of Legislative Council from MLA quota in the elections held on Thursday. ... read..

Man kills wife over her affair with another woman; commits suicide later
New Delhi | Friday, 2023 2:15:09 AM IST
A man killed his wife in Delhi and later committed suicide at his native village in Uttar Pradesh over an alleged affair his wife was having with another woman, an official said on Thursday. ... read..

ED conducts searches in APSSB scam, APPSC paper leak cases
New Delhi | Friday, 2023 2:15:09 AM IST
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday said it has carried out multiple search operations in Arunachal's Papumpare district in connection with the Arunachal Pradesh Staff Selection Board (APSSB) scam and the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commissi ... read..

'This is the 7th case in which Rahul Gandhi is out on bail'
New Delhi | Friday, 2023 2:15:09 AM IST
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was granted bail on Thursday by the Surat district court in Gujarat after convicting him and sentencing him to two years in a criminal defamation case against him over his alleged 'Modi surname' remark in April 2019. ... read..

Teachers' scam: Becoming minister seems to be my only crime, Partha Chatterjee to court
Kolkata | Friday, 2023 2:15:09 AM IST
Former West Bengal Education Minister and Trinamool Congress Secretary General Partha Chatterjee on Thursday told a special CBI court that probably his accepting the chair of a minister was his only crime. ... read..

Punjab: Police officer gets Shaheed-E-Azam Bhagat Singh award
Chandigarh | Friday, 2023 2:15:09 AM IST
Gurjot Singh Kaler, working as a senior police officer in Punjab as AIG (Excise and Taxation), was awarded with the Shaheed-E-Azam Bhagat Singh State Youth Award at the Hussainiwala Border in Ferozepur district on the anniversary of Bhagat Singh that fall ... read..

Nine states withdrew general consent to CBI: Jitendra Singh tells Parliament
By Payal Mehta

New Delhi | March 24, 2023 2:06:00 AM IST
Nine states across India including several Opposition-ruled states continued to withdraw the general consent given to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Union Minister of State, Prime Minister's Office (PMO) Jitendra Singh told Parliament on Thurs ... read..

Not being aware of the scam in education sector our failure: Bengal minister
Kolkata | Friday, 2023 1:45:09 AM IST
At a time when West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress is facing an all-round attack on the issues of recruitment scam, a statement that sounded like self-introspection from a heavyweight member of the state cabinet has come as a surprise for all. ... read..

Expect Centre to play proactive role to bridge gap, says SC on Punjab-Haryana dispute on SYL canal
New Delhi | Friday, 2023 1:45:09 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Central government to play a proactive role to find workable solutions between Punjab and Haryana in connection with Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal dispute. ... read..

'Kung Fu Nuns' back in action with climate awareness mission
New Delhi | Friday, 2023 1:45:09 AM IST
Nearly 200 'Kung Fu Nuns', led by Gyalwang Drukpa, the spiritual head of the 1,000-year-old Drukpa Order based in the Himalayas, are paddling in the mountains of Nepal to raise awareness on climate change that is causing disasters worldwide. ... read..

Young girl from Kashmir handwrites Holy Quran after memorising it
| Friday, 2023 1:45:09 AM IST
A little girl named Salima from Ganderbal district of central Kashmir has made the district proud by writing the Holy Quran with her own hand. Salima has written the Quran in such a beautiful handwriting that it looks like it was written by a computer. ... read..

Life Mission Scam: ED arrests Santhosh Eappen in PMLA case
New Delhi | Friday, 2023 1:45:08 AM IST
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday said that it has arrested Santhosh Eappen, managing partner of Unitac Builders and Developers and Sane Ventures LLP, under the PMLA in connection with the investigation being conducted into the Life Mission sca ... read..

"Govt does not interfere with press freedom": Anurag Thakur tells Parliament
By Payal Mehta

New Delhi | March 24, 2023 1:34:31 AM IST
In pursuance of its policy to uphold the freedom of the Press, the government does not interfere in the functioning of the Press, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur told Parliament on Thursday. ... read..

Assam: Bodoland Territorial Council to kickstart 'Happiness Mission'
Tamulpur (Assam) | March 24, 2023 1:34:29 AM IST
The Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) of Assam which was hit with a decade-long insurgency problem, has now started its mission to create a peaceful environment. The Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC), the local government has taken a unique initiative to ... read..

PM Modi to visit Varanasi today, unveil projects of over Rs 1780 crore
New Delhi | March 24, 2023 1:34:27 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Varanasi on Friday to dedicate and lay foundation stone of various projects worth more than Rs 1780 crores. ... read..

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