Monday, April 12, 2021

YS Sharmila to announce party name on YSR Jayanti
Khammam (Telangana) | April 10, 2021 11:14:01 AM IST
YS Sharmila, sister of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, to announce a new party name and will launch flag on the occasion of YSR Jayanti on July 8. ... read..

MGNREGA gives work to people below poverty line in J-K's Dhangri
Rajouri (Jammu and Kashmir) | April 10, 2021 11:13:58 AM IST
As the three-tier Panchayat system gave powers to panchayat members to provide work under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), many people below the poverty line in Dhangri block of Rajouri has been provided jobs under MGNREGA ... read..

Karni Sena went on rampage in village of Mohamadpur main accused
Patna | Saturday, 2021 10:45:05 AM IST
The members of Karni Sena including leaders Lokendra Singh Kalvi and Mahipal Singh Makrana went on rampage in Gaiwapur village and set a house on fire on Friday evening. ... read..

West Bengal polls: 15.85 per cent voter turnout till 9.45 am in phase 4
Kolkata (West Bengal) | April 10, 2021 10:43:59 AM IST
West Bengal recorded a voter turnout of 15.85 per cent till 9.45 am across 44 constituencies in five districts during the fourth phase of the state assembly polls, according to the Election Commission (EC). ... read..

India's daily COVID-19 cases spike to new record with over 1.45 lakh infections
Delhi | April 10, 2021 10:43:57 AM IST
India's COVID-19 tally hit a record daily high since the outbreak of the pandemic with over 1.45 lakh new infections being reported in a span of 24 hours, taking the cumulative count to 1,32,05,926, according to the Union Health Ministry. ... read..

Expect to receive more COVID-19 vaccine doses within 2 days, says Odisha vaccination In-charge
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | April 10, 2021 10:13:53 AM IST
Amid a surge in coronavirus cases, Odisha COVID-19 vaccination In-Charge Bijay Panigrahi on Friday said the state is left with only two days of vaccine stock and expects to receive more vaccine doses from Centre within two days. ... read..

CM Baghel requests Centre to provide more COVID-19 vaccine doses
Raipur (Chhattisgarh) | April 10, 2021 10:13:48 AM IST
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Friday stated that the state has COVID-19 vaccination stock for two days only. ... read..

India, China discuss further disengagement during Corps Commander-level talks
New Delhi | April 10, 2021 10:13:45 AM IST
After having successfully disengaged with China in the Pangong lake area, India and China held the 11th round of Corps Commander-level talks in Ladakh on Friday where disengagement from remaining friction points including Gogra heights, Hot Springs and De ... read..

Vote for appeasement, corruption free govt will ensure progress of Bengal: Amit Shah
New Delhi | April 10, 2021 9:43:56 AM IST
As voting for the fourth phase of West Bengal elections commenced on Saturday, Union Home Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah urged people to vote in large numbers stating that their vote for "appeasement and corruption-free" government will ensure the prog ... read..

Sanjay Pandey gets additional charge as Maharashtra DGP
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | April 10, 2021 9:43:55 AM IST
Senior IPS (Indian Police Service) officer and Director General of Maharashtra State Security Corporation, Sanjay Pandey has been given additional charge as the Maharashtra Director General (DGP) of Police. ... read..

Restaurants owners in Bengaluru urge govt to reconsider timings of night curfew
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | April 10, 2021 9:14:02 AM IST
Owners of different restaurants in Bengaluru on Saturday urged the state government to reconsider the timing of the night curfew that will come into effect from April 10. ... read..

WB polls: BJP's polling agent stopped from entering booth in Tollygunge; allowed after Babul Supriyo's intervention
South 24 Parganas (West Bengal) | April 10, 2021 9:14:01 AM IST
BJP's polling agent, who was allegedly stopped from entering a booth in Tollygunge as the voting for the fourth phase of the West Bengal Assembly elections is underway, was allowed to enter after Union Minister Babul Supryo's intervention. ... read..

Businesses in Fort Kochi hit by COVID-19
Kochi (Kerala) | April 10, 2021 9:13:58 AM IST
Fort Kochi Beach in Kerala wore a deserted look amidst fear of COVID-19. Businesses are facing an unprecedented crisis as the state government has again tightened the COVID-19 restrictions and safety measures. ... read..

Devotees seen flouting COVID-19 guidelines at temple in Mathura
Mathura (Uttar Pradesh) | April 10, 2021 9:13:55 AM IST
Despite the surge in COVID-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh, a massive crowd of devotees were seen flouting COVID-related guidelines at Shri Bankey Bihari Ji Temple in Vrindavan on Friday. ... read..

28 gamblers held in UP's Janki Puram, cash, vehicles seized
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | April 10, 2021 8:43:54 AM IST
Lucknow Police held 28 accused, for alleged illegal gambling in Janki Puram on Friday. ... read..

BJP's Locket Chatterjee offers prayers at temple as 4th phase polling begins in Bengal
Hooghly | April 10, 2021 8:43:52 AM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Locket Chatterjee offered prayers at a temple in Chunchura just before the start of the polling for the fourth phase of West Bengal assembly polls on Saturday. Chatterjee is contesting the assembly polls from the Chunchura ... read..

Avoid Haridwar route if not visiting Kumbh: U'khand DGP
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | April 10, 2021 8:43:48 AM IST
Uttarakhand Director-General of Police on Friday stated that those who are coming to the state but are not visiting Kumbh needs to go to Dehradun, Garhwal, or Kumaon Mandal, from April 9 to 15 - which are the important days for 'Shahi Snan'. ... read..

Bengal polls: PM Modi appeals to people to vote in record numbers in phase-IV
New Delhi | April 10, 2021 8:13:46 AM IST
As the polling for the fourth phase of the West Bengal assembly elections has started on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to people to cast their votes in record number. ... read..

Sonia Gandhi to hold meeting with CMs of Congress-ruled states to discuss COVID-19 situation
New Delhi | April 10, 2021 7:13:50 AM IST
Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi will hold a virtual meeting on Saturday with Chief Ministers of Congress-ruled states on the issue of the COVID-19 situation as the country witnessed a surge in coronavirus cases. ... read..

Voting begins for West Bengal fourth phase polls
Kolkata (West Bengal) | April 10, 2021 7:13:49 AM IST
Voting for 44 constituencies in West Bengal's fourth phase Assembly elections began at 7 am on Saturday amid tight security. ... read..

COVID-19 surge hampers jewellery sales during wedding season in Patna
Patna (Bihar) | April 10, 2021 7:13:47 AM IST
As the COVID-19 cases continue to surge, the jewellery sales in Patna have dipped resulting in the loss of several small businesses in this wedding season. ... read..

Scindia to campaign for bypolls in Rajasthan on April 11
Jaipur | Saturday, 2021 6:45:06 AM IST
BJP Rajya Sabha MP Jyotiraditya Scindia will visit Gangapur in Sahada Assembly constituency in Rajasthan on Sunday to camapign for the bypoll scheduled on April 17. ... read..

Pokhriyal launches microsensor-based explosive trace detector
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 6:45:06 AM IST
The Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' has launched 'NanoSniffer', a microsensor-based explosive trace detector (ETD) developed by NanoSniff Technologies which will help to detect a wide range of military, commercial and home-made explosi ... read..

Cong shifts Assam candidates to Raj due to 'Sarma' fear
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 6:45:06 AM IST
The Congress has shifted at least 18 candidates of the party-led Mahajot in the Assam polls to party-ruled Rajasthan, after getting information that the BJP may try to to lure probable winners ahead of counting on May 2. ... read..

Farmers in West Bengal's Singur find themselves in Catch-22 situation
Singur (West Bengal) | April 10, 2021 6:43:49 AM IST
Singur, once the hotbed of political dynamics in West Bengal now bears the melancholy of farmers who ended up being in a Catch-22 situation. ... read..

Mack Star case: ED attaches Sunlight Housing's properties
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 6:15:07 AM IST
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday said that it has attached properties worth Rs 77.65 crore of Sunlight Housing Development Private Ltd and its directors in connection with its money laundering probe into the Mack Star bank fraud case of HDIL pr ... read..

BJP leaders slam TTD priest for likening Jagan to Lord Vishnu
Tirupati | Saturday, 2021 6:15:07 AM IST
Several Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Andhra Pradesh have castigated Tirumala Triupati Devasthanams (TTD) chief priest A.V. Ramana Deekshitulu for giving a divine allusion to Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy recently. ... read..

K'taka RTC employee ends life in Belagavi district (Ld)
Belagavi | Saturday, 2021 6:15:07 AM IST
As the Karnataka State Transport Employees League's indefinite strike entered third day on Friday, an employee working with the North West Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NWKRTC) had allegedly committed suicide by hanging at his house near here, pol ... read..

Western Railway to operate 3 additional weekly special trains
New Delhi | April 10, 2021 6:13:55 AM IST
Western Railways to operate three additional weekly special trains between Bandra Terminus-Barauni Junction and Subedarganj, Surat-Hatia and Udhna-Chhapra stations. ... read..

11 fishermen arrested for illegal fishing in Odisha
Kendrapada (Odisha) | April 10, 2021 5:43:52 AM IST
11 fishermen have been arrested by Kendrapada police on Friday for allegedly carrying out illegal fishing. ... read..

Night curfew imposed in 9 cities of Rajasthan till April 30
Jaipur (Rajasthan) | April 10, 2021 5:43:49 AM IST
To prevent the surge in COVID-19 cases, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has imposed night curfew in nine cities of Rajasthan with effect from Saturday till April 30. ... read..

TA soldier shot dead in Kashmir
Srinagar | Saturday, 2021 5:15:06 AM IST
A soldier of the Territorial Army (TA) was shot dead by suspected terrorists at his residence at Bijbehara in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district on Friday, officials said. ... read..

Sharmila to launch new political party in Telangana
Hyderabad | Saturday, 2021 5:15:06 AM IST
Y.S. Sharmila, the sister of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, on Friday announced that she will be floating a new political party in Telangana. ... read..

Rhino calves rescued during floods in Kaziranga to move to Manas Tiger Reserve
Guwahati | Saturday, 2021 5:15:06 AM IST
Three rhino calves, two females and one male, which were rescued two years ago during floods at the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve (KNP&TR) in Assam would be trans-located to the Manas Tiger Reserve (MTR) on Saturday, officials said on Friday. ... read..

Bus strike: K'taka invokes act to invalidate strike call
Bengaluru | Saturday, 2021 5:15:05 AM IST
Karnataka on Friday invoked provisions of the state Industrial Disputes Act to invalidate the indefinite strike call given by the Karnataka State Road Transport Employees League (KSRTEL) since April 6, throwing public transport across the state out of gea ... read..

Trains running normally with prescribed Covid norms: SCR GM
Secunderabad | Saturday, 2021 5:15:05 AM IST
The South Central Railway (SCR) authorities on Friday clarified that train movements are taking place in an orderly manner and there has been no overcrowding in any of the stations falling under its jurisdiction. ... read..

Now GMDA, FMDA to receive EDC payments
Gurugram | Saturday, 2021 5:15:05 AM IST
In a bid to raise the income of the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA), Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced on Friday that from now the money earned from External Development Charges (EDC) will be deposited in the GMDA. Si ... read..

West Bengal phase IV assembly elections: Battle of heavyweights in Tollygunge
Kolkata (West Bengal) | April 10, 2021 5:13:43 AM IST
The polling for the fourth phase of the West Bengal assembly elections will commence on Saturday morning, with high-profile leaders and celebrities dominating the political field. The political temperature has upped several notches after TMC supremo and C ... read..

Free flow of traffic on public roads can't be blocked: SC (2nd Ld)
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 4:45:06 AM IST
The Supreme Court said on Friday that free flow of traffic on public roads cannot be blocked. ... read..

Yediyurappa will complete term as CM, says BJP's Arun Singh
Belagavi (Karnataka) | Saturday, 2021 4:45:06 AM IST
Dismissing rumblings within the Karnataka unit, BJP General Secretary Arun Singh on Friday said that there is no question of replacing Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa till his government's term ends. ... read..

Gopal Rai accuses FCI of not procuring crop on MSP in Delhi
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 4:45:06 AM IST
Delhi Agriculture Minister Gopal Rai on Friday accused the Food Corporation of India (FCI) of not procuring farmers wheat crop on Minimum Support Price (MSP). ... read..

FCI harassing farmers at Narela Mandi, No counter for procurement of wheat: Delhi govt
New Delhi | April 10, 2021 4:43:50 AM IST
Delhi Agriculture Minister Gopal Rai said that the Food Corporation of India (FCI) is harassing farmers as not a single counter has been set up for the procurement of wheat crop at the wholesale grain market in Narela. ... read..

Odisha to identify locations to boost eco-tourism
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | April 10, 2021 4:43:44 AM IST
In a move to boost eco-tourism in Odisha, Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra has directed to develop more places for eco-tourism in the state. ... read..

American households seem to be net beneficiaries of pandemic: Greed and Fear
New Delhi/Hong Kong | Saturday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
US households seem to be net financial beneficiaries of the Covid-19 pandemic, as per Christopher Wood of Jefferies Group. ... read..

K'taka RTC employee ends life in Belagavi district
Belagavi | Saturday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
As the Karnataka State Transport Employees League's indefinite strike entered third day on Friday, an employee working with the North West Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NWKRTC) had allegedly committed suicide by hanging at his house near here, po ... read..

Andhra Pradesh CM writes to PM Modi, demands supply of 25 lakh doses of COVID vaccines
Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) | April 10, 2021 4:13:47 AM IST
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting to order health ministry officials to supply 25 lakh doses of COVID vaccine for the 'Tika Utsav' to be held between April 11 and April 14. ... read..

Rajasthan Housing Board earned record Rs 2,621 cr during pandemic
Jaipur | Saturday, 2021 3:45:06 AM IST
Beating the Covid pandemic blues, the Rajasthan Housing Board earned a record revenue of Rs 2,621 crore in the last 18 months, thus setting up an example of reviving a 'dead' unit besides attracting the attention of other states/UT, including Uttar Prades ... read..

CBI raids premises of senior IT official, railway official husband
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 3:45:06 AM IST
The CBI on Friday carried out searches at premises of Alka Rajvanshi Jain, Commissioner of Income Tax Appeals in Udaipur, and her husband, Amit Jain, the Group General Manager (S&T), Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd in Jodhpur and recovered Rs 13.2 lakh in cash besid ... read..

More gold found in Telangana village, day after treasure trove unearthed (Lead)
Hyderabad | Saturday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
Officials on Friday found more golden ornaments from a plot in Telangana's Jangaon district where a treasure trove was discovered by a realtor while leveling the land on Thursday. ... read..

Fearing 'horse-trading' in Assam, 18 AIUDF candidates reach Jaipur hotel (Ld)
Jaipur | Saturday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
Sensing the threat of 'possible horse-trading' in Assam, a total of 18 candidates of the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), a Congress ally, had reached Jaipur from Guwahati and are camping in Hotel Fairmont here. ... read..

Maharashtra: 3 dead in fire at private hospital in Nagpur
Nagpur (Maharashtra) | April 10, 2021 3:43:50 AM IST
At least three people have died after a fire broke out at a COVID hospital in Maharashtra's Nagpur on late Friday night. ... read..

Telangana officials plan dig after realtor finds treasure trove
Hyderabad | Saturday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
Archaeology experts plan to take up digging at a place in Telangana's Jangaon district where a treasure trove was discovered by a realtor while leveling the land on Thursday, ... read..

Amid row, Punjab to start procurement of 130 lakh tonnes of wheat
Chandigarh | Saturday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
With the 'arhtiyas' announcing a boycott of wheat procurement in Punjab beginning on Saturday owing to direct payment to farmers on the purchase of food grains, the state's Mandi Board Chairman Lal Singh said they were fully geared up to accomplish the ch ... read..

Payment of extortion money does not amount to terror funding: SC
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday granted bail to a businessman who was accused of paying money to the operatives of Maoist terror group Tritiya Prastuti Committee (TPC) for smooth running his coal transport business in Jharkhand. ... read..

3 rhino calves to be shifted from Kaziranga to Manas Tiger Reserve
Gobardhana (Assam) | April 10, 2021 3:13:48 AM IST
Three Rhino calves, rescued by State Forest Department outside Kaziranga National Park during 2019 Assam floods will be translocated to Manas Tiger Reserve in Assam. ... read..

Cong, AIUDF send candidates to R'sthan to foil 'possible horse-trading' in Assam
Guwahati | Saturday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
To avoid "possible horse-trading by the BJP", the Congress and its ally AIUDF on Friday sent at least 22 of their candidates in the just held Assembly polls to Congress-ruled Rajasthan in a chartered plane, party sources said. ... read..

SC contempt notice to DoPT Secy for breaching order on promotion
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday issued comtempt notice to Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training, seeking explanation on a plea claiming breach of status quo order of the top court on promotion of Central government employees. ... read..

Vernacular campaigns heat up social media wars during Bengal polls
Kolkata | Saturday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
Amid Covid protocol and restrictions imposed on political rallies and campaigns the political parties particularly the BJP and the Trinamool Congress have extended their fight into the digital spectrum, swearing by the revolutionary impact of social media ... read..

BJP leaders calling Nandigram Muslims as Pakistanis should die by tying ropes around necks, says Mamata
Domjur (West Bengal) | April 10, 2021 2:43:46 AM IST
Ahead of the fourth phase of polling in West Bengal Assembly elections, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleged that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been calling Muslims of Nandigram as Pakistanis stating that the leaders "should die by tying ropes around ... read..

Election Commission asks political parties to follow COVID-19 guidelines during public meetings
New Delhi | April 10, 2021 2:43:45 AM IST
The Election Commission on Friday wrote to all national and state parties, asking them to follow all COVID-related guidelines during public meetings, rallies and other activities. The Commission also took a 'serious view of the laxity in maintaining norms ... read..

NCB Mumbai registers 2 cases against 'drug mafias' in Mumbai
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | April 10, 2021 2:43:43 AM IST
The Narcotics Control Bureau's Mumbai Branch registered two cases against the drug mafias in the city and seized 30 grams of drugs from them. ... read..

India, China militaries' talks for disengagement on LAC continue
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
Top Indian and Chinese military officials met at Chushul on Friday to discuss the next phase of disengagement on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh, and the dialogue that started at 10.30 a.m. is still on. ... read..

SUV case: Sachin Vaze sent to judicial custody till April 23
Mumbai | Saturday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
A Mumbai special court on Friday sent suspended Mumbai cop Sachin Vaze, nabbed in connection with the SUV case, to judicial custody till April 23. ... read..

Partial lockdown in Bihar, educational institutions shut till April 18
Patna | Saturday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
Keeping in view the strong second wave of the coronavirus, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has decided to shut all educational institutions till April 18. He has also said that retail commercial establishments will be open only till 7 p.m. for the rest ... read..

India, Kazakh defence ministers discuss ways to strengthen military ties
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Friday held bilateral talks with visiting Kazakhstan's Defence Minister Lieutenant General Nurlan Yermekbayev, in which he discussed ways to further strengthen bilateral defence cooperation. ... read..

Assam official found with postal ballots, probe on
Guwahati/Silchar | Saturday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
The administration in Assam's Cachar district is probing the incident in which two people, including a government employee involved in the election process, are seen in a social media video unauthorisedly carrying postal ballot papers, officials said on F ... read..

Use loudspeakers for Azan from one mosque in a mohalla, says cleric
Hyderabad | Saturday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
Amid an ongoing row over use of loudspeakers for Azan, an eminent Islamic scholar and All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) leader Moulana Khalid Saifullah Rehmani has suggested that if an area has many mosques, external loudspeakers be used for A ... read..

Rahul has switched to full-time lobbying: Ravi Shankar Prasad
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 1:45:05 AM IST
Reacting to former Congress president Rahul Gandhi's letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that after failing as a part-time politician, Gandhi has switched to full-time lobbying. ... read..

Madras High Court stays appointment of former TN Chief Secy as NGT member
Chennai | Saturday, 2021 1:45:05 AM IST
The Madras High Court on Friday stayed the appointment of former Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary Girija Vaidyanathan as an expert member of the National Green Tribunal (NGT). ... read..

Jaleel misused his powers, CM should take action against him: Kerala Lokayukta
Thiruvananthapuram | Saturday, 2021 1:45:05 AM IST
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 action against hi ... read..

Karni Sena top leaders meet families of Madhubani massacre victims
Patna | Saturday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
Following the Madhubani massacre, Sri Rajput Karni Sena national president Mahipal Singh Makrana and founder Lokendra Singh Kalvi along with their supporters met the victims' families on Friday and offered all possible help to them. ... read..

India rejects US contention that its domestic maritime law violates UN convention
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 1:15:05 AM IST
India has rejected the US contention that its domestic maritime law is in violation of the United Nations convention on the Law of the Sea, and expressed its concerns about a US naval ship entering into Indian waters. ... read..

Covid effect: Delhi Gymkhana club to stay closed from Saturday
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 1:15:05 AM IST
The Delhi Gymkhana will remain closed from Saturday till further notice amid the surge in the number of Covid cases and few of the staff members also testing positive. ... read..

Why were farmers, aarhtiyas' kept in dark, Akali Dal asks Punjab CM
Chandigarh | Saturday, 2021 1:15:05 AM IST
With the Centre rejecting Punjab's demand for continuation of payment through 'arhtiyas' and exemption from the direct benefit transfer (DBT) system, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Friday asked Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to tell why he had kept the ... read..

Ramp up vaccination to two lakh persons per day, Punjab Chief Secretary tells officials
Chandigarh (Punjab) | April 10, 2021 1:13:46 AM IST
In order to arrest the COVID fatality rate in Punjab, Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan on Friday directed the Health Department to further ramp up the ongoing vaccination drive so as to achieve the target of vaccinating 2 lakh persons per day, as instructed b ... read..

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat tests Covid-19 positive, hospitalised
Nagpur (Maharashtra) | April 10, 2021 1:13:45 AM IST
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat on Friday has tested positive for COVID-19. ... read..

India sees 1.31 lakh new COVID-19 cases, 780 deaths in last 24 hours
New Delhi | April 10, 2021 12:43:54 AM IST
India saw 1.31 lakh new COVID-19 cases on Friday, the third consecutive day of the highest spike in cases in the country while 780 more deaths were reported due to the disease in the last 24 hours. ... read..

As COVID-19 cases surge, Chief Ministers gear up to take on second wave
New Delhi | April 10, 2021 12:43:51 AM IST
As COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the country, Chief Ministers of several states have initiated precautionary measures to minimise the spread of the coronavirus in their respective states, including night curfews, travel restrictions, and ramping ... read..

Bengal: BJP's Rudranil Ghosh accuses TMC minister Firhad Hakim of terrorising people in Chetla
Kolkata (West Bengal) | April 10, 2021 12:43:49 AM IST
After he was allegedly attacked in the Chetla area of South Kolkata by Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Rudranil Ghosh on Friday alleged that goons employed by TMC Minister Firhad Hakim were threatening and terroris ... read..

Mamata slams EC, accuses it of listening only to BJP
Purba Bardhaman (West Bengal) | April 10, 2021 12:43:48 AM IST
Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday slammed the Election Commission following its second notice to her and accused it of "listening to whatever BJP is saying". ... read..

Naveen Patnaik launches 'mask abhiyan' against COVID-19
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | April 10, 2021 12:43:46 AM IST
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday launched 14-day 'mask abhiyan' as part of efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus in view of rising cases and urged people to strictly follow the safety guidelines. ... read..

Rafale row: India cheated to tune of Rs 21,000 crore, alleges Congress (Ld)
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
The Congress on Friday questioned the Narendra Modi-led government over the explosive revelations made by a French news portal in the Rafale deal alleging that there was 'massive corruption' and 'loss to public exchequer of at least Rs 21,075 crore. ... read..

Schools, colleges to remain shut in Himachal till April 21
Shimla | Friday, 2021 11:45:05 PM IST
The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet on Friday decided to keep all educational institutions shut till April 21 to prevent the spread of coronavirus. However, it decided to hold the 'Jan Manch', a once-in-a-month district-level public programme to redress grievanc ... read..

Six held for murder of two Dalit youths in TN
Chennai | Friday, 2021 11:45:05 PM IST
At least six youths were arrested in connection with the murder of two Dalit youths at Aarkonam area in Ranipet district of Tamil Nadu, police said on Friday. ... read..

SC declines to order independent probe into Nandigram attack on Mamata
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 11:45:05 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday declined to entertain a plea seeking direction for investigation by an independent agency into the incident where West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was injured after an alleged attack on her in her poll constituency N ... read..

Congress slams Kerala Police's handling of post-poll murder
Thiruvananthapuram | Friday, 2021 11:45:05 PM IST
The Congress-led UDF on Friday cried foul over the course of Kerala Police's probe into the brutal murder of Indian Union Muslim League worker at Kuthuparamba near Kannur, hours after the Tuesday's assembly election. ... read..

Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat's convoy attacked in Kolkata ahead of phase IV polls
Kolkata (West Bengal) | April 9, 2021 11:44:08 PM IST
Ahead of the fourth phase of the high-stakes assembly elections in West Bengal, Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat's convoy was allegedly attacked by Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers on Thursday. ... read..

Over 32 lakh COVID-19 doses administered on Friday
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 11:44:06 PM IST
With over 32 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses administered till 8 pm on Friday, the country's cumulative count of vaccine doses has reached over 9.78 crore. ... read..

Samsung may tie up with Olympus for cameras for its new phones
Washington | April 9, 2021 11:44:04 PM IST
Samsung may collaborate with Japanese optical products company Olympus to create camera modules for the next generation of Galaxy smartphones, as per a report. ... read..

Fire breaks out at building in Madhya Pradesh's Indore
Indore (Madhya Pradesh) | April 9, 2021 11:44:03 PM IST
A major fire broke out at a building in Madhya Pradesh's Indore city on Friday noon. ... read..

Uttarakhand govt imposes night curfew in Dehradun
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | April 9, 2021 11:44:01 PM IST
The Uttarakhand cabinet on Friday decided to impose a night curfew in Dehradun municipal limits amid the surge in COVID-19 cases. ... read..

CBI records statement of bar owner close to Sachin Waze
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | April 9, 2021 11:44:00 PM IST
Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) recorded the statement of Mahesh Shetty, a bar owner who is close to Sachin Waze, in connection with extortion allegations against former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh. ... read..

Surge in Covid-19 cases due to elections, where people could not maintain social distancing: KK Shailaja
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | April 9, 2021 11:43:57 PM IST
Health Minister of Kerala KK Shailaja on Friday said that due to elections people in the state could not maintain social distancing as required which led to a surge in resulted in the increase in the Covid-19 cases in Kerala. ... read..

WB polls: 900 companies of security forces to be deployed for fourth phase of WB polls, highest till date
By Joymala Bagchi

Hooghly (West Bengal) | April 9, 2021 11:43:55 PM IST
The fourth phase of the West Bengal Assembly election, scheduled to take place on April 10, will witness the deployment of a total of 900 companies of security forces, the West Bengal Chief Electoral Office informed on Friday. ... read..

COVID-19: Night curfew imposed in Dehradun, schools to remain closed till April 30
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | April 9, 2021 11:43:50 PM IST
In light of the increasing Covid-19 cases in Uttarakhand and other parts of the country, the state cabinet on Friday imposed a night curfew in Dehradun. ... read..

Maha man, pregnant wife found dead in New Jersey home
Beed (Maharashtra) | Friday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
In a shocking incident, a couple from Maharashtra's Beed was found dead at their home in New Jersey on Wednesday by police called by neighbours who saw their minor daughter crying on the balcony, official sources said here on Friday. ... read..

BJP to get around 84 seats in Assam, claims Himanta Biswa Sarma
Agartala | Friday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
Assam Minister and top BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday said that the party would get around 84 seats against the earlier target of 100 plus in the 126-member assembly. ... read..

Prices may soar as Chennai vegetables hub closes amid Covid curbs
Chennai | Friday, 2021 11:15:05 PM IST
With nearly 2,000 retail vegetable and fruit shops likely to be closed in Chennai's largest vegetable market at Koyambedu following Covid restrictions, there is a possibility of imminent price rise of vegetables and fruits, the Koyambedu Vegetable Market ... read..

Police issue advisory on KMP expressway blockade
Chandigarh | Friday, 2021 11:15:05 PM IST
The Haryana Police on Friday issued a traffic advisory in view of the 24-hour Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway blockade call given by the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha, a front of protesting farm unions. ... read..

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