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Maradu flat: SC issues show-cause notice to Kerala govt over non-compliance of order
New Delhi | September 28, 2020 7:12:19 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Monday issued a show-cause notice to the Kerala government and sought its detailed response in four weeks in connection with a contempt case against it over the compliance of its 2019 order for paying Rs 25 lakh each compensation to t ... read..


Top Lashkar commander, main recruiter of youth, killed in Samboora gunfight: DGP Dilbagh Singh
Samboora (Jammu and Kashmir) | September 28, 2020 7:12:18 PM IST
One of the longest surviving terrorist commanders of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) outfit and his close aide were killed in an encounter with security forces here on Sunday night, said Director General of Police (DGP) Jammu and Kashmir Dilbagh Singh. ... read..


APMCs not shut, but sell produce wherever you get fair price: Yediyurappa to farmers
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | September 28, 2020 7:12:16 PM IST
Invoking his lineage to a farmer's family, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Monday requested the protesting farmers to wait for another six months to a year and see how the new Farm Acts help them in long run. ... read..


Kerala flyover's demolition begins; to be rebuilt in 9 months
Kochi | Monday, 2020 6:45:06 PM IST
Authorities on Monday began the demolition of the Palarivattom flyover and maintained that a new structure would be ready in nine months. ... read..


Not to ask RBI to annul AGM decisions: LVB promoter Pradeep
Chennai | Monday, 2020 6:45:06 PM IST
The voting out of seven Directors, including a promoter does not mean there is a major split within the promoter group of Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB), said K.R.Pradeep one of the promoters. ... read..


Cong doing drama on the name of farmers: Prakash Javadekar
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 6:45:06 PM IST
Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar on Monday attacked the Congress after the Youth Congress workers burnt a tractor near India Gate in protest against the farm laws. ... read..


SC seeks UPSC response for not postponing exams scheduled on Oct 4
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 6:45:06 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Monday sought response from the UPSC as to why the Civil Services (Preliminary) examinations, scheduled on October 4, should not be postponed in the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic and heavy rain and floods in several parts of the c ... read..


2K families affected by Krishna river flood in AP's Vijayawada
Vijayawada | Monday, 2020 6:45:06 PM IST
Even as the Krishna river in Andhra Pradesh's Vijayawada has been in spate since Sunday afternoon in the wake of a downpour, officials monitoring the situation said on Monday that around 2,000 families living in the catchment area were affected by floodwa ... read..


'Viruses a crown of thorns borne for centuries' (Book Review)
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 6:45:06 PM IST
It began as "panspermia", a hypothesis that life exists throughout the Universe, that was coined by the 5th century BC Greek polymath Anaxagorus. He theorised that the first contaminants - as also other organisms - made their appearance via meteors that h ... read..


Punjab Youth Cong workers set tractor ablaze near India Gate, 5 detained (Ld)
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 6:45:06 PM IST
A day after President Ram Nath Kovind signed the Agriculture Bills and made them laws, the Punjab Youth Congress workers on Monday set ablaze a tractor in the high security India Gate area to protest against the contentious legislation. The Delhi Police d ... read..


BJP govt harmful to farmers: Congress protest against new Farm Acts in Bengaluru
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | September 28, 2020 6:42:28 PM IST
Asserting that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led governments at the Centre and the state will not be able to suppress the farmers, the Karnataka Congress held a massive protest during a bandh called against the three new Farm Acts, in Bengaluru on Mond ... read..


INTUC, Left parties protest against farm laws, land reform ordinances in Karnataka
Hubli (Karnataka) | September 28, 2020 6:42:25 PM IST
Indian National Trade Union Congress and Left parties staged a protest at Chennamma Circle in Hubli, Karnataka, on Monday against the Central as well as state government, for the passage of farm sector reform laws, land reform ordinances, amendments to AP ... read..


Jindal School of Banking & Finance sets up international advisory board
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 6:15:06 PM IST
A high-profile international advisory board of the Jindal School of Banking & Finance (JSBF) at O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) has been constituted. ... read..


Mamata slams Centre on 'lack of transparency in providing data'
Kolkata | Monday, 2020 6:15:06 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday criticised the Centre for what she called "lack of transparency in providing data to the citizens". ... read..


Vidyamandir Classes launches (VIQ), it's biggest admission and scholarship test of the year
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 6:15:06 PM IST
Vidyamandir Classes, one of the leading institutes of the test ... read..


Youth injured at Anantnag encounter site succumbs (Lead)
Srinagar | Monday, 2020 6:15:06 PM IST
One person injured in a late explosion at an encounter site in South Kashmir's Anantnag district three days back, has succumbed to his injuries, officials said on Monday. ... read..


SC refuses to entertain plea against TRAI's new directives on commercial SMSes
General News | September 28, 2020 6:12:17 PM IST
New Delhi [India], September 28 (ANI) The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a petition filed against a new directive of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) related to commercial SMSes and calls. ... read..


Vaishno Devi: Book puja online, get prasad delivered at doorsteps
Jammu and Kashmir | September 28, 2020 6:12:15 PM IST
Unable to visit Vaishno Devi this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic? ... read..


J-K govt to amend rules for ease in issue of domicile certificate
New Delhi | September 28, 2020 6:12:14 PM IST
The government of Jammu and Kashmir has agreed in principle to amend rules for ease in issue of domicile certificate, Union Northeast Development Minister Jitendra Singh said on Sunday after a discussion with Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and Chief Secr ... read..


Punjab CM launches stir against farm laws at Bhagat Singh's village
Chandigarh | Monday, 2020 5:45:15 PM IST
Punjab Congress leaders, led by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, on Monday launched a sit-in agitation against the contentious agricultural laws at Khatkar Kalan in Nawanshahr, the birthplace of Bhagat Singh. ... read..


Video of Bhopal officer thrashing wife goes viral
Bhopal | Monday, 2020 5:45:15 PM IST
A video of a senior IPS officer in Bhopal beating his wife has gone viral. ... read..


Youth injured at encounter site succumbs
Srinagar | Monday, 2020 5:45:15 PM IST
One person injured after an unexploded shell went off at an encounter site at Sirhama in South Kashmir's Anantnag district on Friday has succumbed to his injuries, officials said on Monday. ... read..


Time has come to say thank you INS Viraat: Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya
By Amit Kumar

Alang (Gujarat) | September 28, 2020 5:42:36 PM IST
Union Shipping Minister Mansukh L Mandaviya on Monday bid final farewell to India's first aircraft carrier INS Viraat as he announced here: "Time has come to say thank you INS Viraat." ... read..


Pakistan violates ceasefire in J-K's Rajouri
Rajouri (Jammu and Kashmir) | September 28, 2020 5:42:30 PM IST
Pakistan on Monday initiated an unprovoked ceasefire violation along Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir. ... read..


BJYM president Tejasvi Surya condemns, questions IYC unruly protest, setting tractor on fire
New Delhi | September 28, 2020 5:42:25 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) national president Tejasvi Surya has condemned and questioned the unruly behaviour of members of the Indian Youth Congress (IYC) who set a tractor on fire on Monday. ... read..


Contributions of COVID-19 warriors unprecedented in history: CM Chouhan
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) | September 28, 2020 5:42:22 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday hailed the contributions made by COVID-19 warriors in the fight against the pandemic, saying that their role is unprecedented in the history of humanity. ... read..


South-west monsoon starts withdrawing; dry weather over north-west India, rainfall in south: IMD
New Delhi | September 28, 2020 5:42:19 PM IST
Withdrawal of South-west monsoon from parts of west Rajasthan and Punjab will likely result in dry weather over most parts of north-west India during the next five days, while there would be scattered to fairly widespread rainfall over the southern penins ... read..


Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury urges West Bengal governor to withdraw, repeal agri laws
New Delhi | September 28, 2020 5:42:17 PM IST
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Monday wrote a letter to West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, urging him to intervene and ensure that "Three Black Laws" withdrawn and repealed forthwith. ... read..


LeT commander among two terrorists gunned down in Samboora: J-K DGP
Pulwama (Jammu and Kashmir) | September 28, 2020 5:42:16 PM IST
Two terrorists were neutralised in a joint operation carried out on Sunday night by Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Jammu and Kashmir Police and Indian Army in Samboora, Awantipora of Pulwama, said Dilbag Singh, Director General of Police (DGP) of Ja ... read..


Manali paraglider pilot who took Modi to skies flying high
Manali | Monday, 2020 5:15:14 PM IST
Twenty-seven years after he took Narendra Modi to the skies, the pilot of a paraglider is flying high over the Prime Minister's visit to this picturesque tourist resort in Himachal Pradesh on October 3. ... read..


Now politics begins over Krishna Janmabhoomi in Mathura
Lucknow | Monday, 2020 5:15:14 PM IST
Two days after a civil suit was filed in a Mathura court, seeking ownership of the entire 13.37 acres of Krishna Janambhoomi land in the temple town and removal of the Shahi Idgah Masjid, politics has begun in right earnest on the issue. ... read..


JIMEX-2020: Indian Navy, JMSDF ships undertake weapon drills, seamanship evolutions, advanced exercises
New Delhi | September 28, 2020 5:12:21 PM IST
Indian Navy and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ships undertook weapon drills, seamanship evolutions and advanced exercises on the second day of the fourth edition of India-Japan maritime bilateral exercise JIMEX between Indian Navy and JMSDF ... read..


Maharashtra bans sale of loose cigarettes, beedis as they don't have health warnings
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | September 28, 2020 5:12:18 PM IST
A complete ban on the sale of loose cigarettes and beedis has been imposed by the Maharashtra Public Health department owing to the lack of health warnings on individual items outside the box. ... read..


Congress MP TN Prathapan approaches SC against recently passed farm law
New Delhi | September 28, 2020 5:12:12 PM IST
Congress MP TN Prathapan on Monday approached the Supreme Court against the Farmers' (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, which recently received the assent of the President. ... read..


Punjab Youth Cong workers set tractor ablaze near India Gate
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 4:45:06 PM IST
A day after President Ram Nath Kovind signed the Agriculture Bill's and made them laws, the Punjab Youth Congress workers on Monday set ablaze a tractor in the high security India Gate area to protest against the contentious legislation. ... read..


K'taka Bandh evokes good response in early hours
Bengaluru | Monday, 2020 4:45:06 PM IST
A day-long Karnataka Bandh (state wide shutdown) called by several farmers, Dalits and pro-Kannada organisations against the passage of agriculture related Bills in Parliament on Monday saw protesters engaged in efforts to make it a success across the sta ... read..


Man drowns, two others rescued from Shipra river
Indore (Madhya Pradesh) | September 28, 2020 4:42:22 PM IST
A man drowned, while two others, including a three-year-old girl, were rescued after their bike fell into Shipra river in Semalia-Chow village of Indore district on Sunday evening, Madhya Pradesh police said. Efforts to search for another person are on. ... read..


After bumper crop, Udhampur walnut farmers seek govt help in selling produce
Udhampur (Jammu and Kashmir) | September 28, 2020 4:42:19 PM IST
After getting a bumper crop of walnuts in Udhampur's Panchari area, farmers now seek help from the Jammu and Kashmir administration in marketing the produce which has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. ... read..


Rajnath Singh releases New Defence Acquisition Procedure
New Delhi | September 28, 2020 4:42:16 PM IST
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday released the New Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) at the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting at South Block here. ... read..


Pakistan violates ceasefire in J-K's Kupwara district
Kupwara (Jammu and Kashmir) | September 28, 2020 4:42:14 PM IST
Pakistan on Monday initiated an unprovoked ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC) in Machhhal Sector of Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. ... read..


Raj violence: RAF deployed after 2 die in police firing
Jaipur | Monday, 2020 4:15:06 PM IST
The Rajasthan Police on Monday confirmed that two persons have died and another two were injured in police firing used to control violence that rocked Dungarpur in the last four days. ... read..


Man surrenders in UP with 'Don't Shoot Me' placard
Sambhal (Uttar Pradesh) | Monday, 2020 4:15:06 PM IST
A man walked into a Uttar Pradesh police station wearing a placard around his neck that said: "I feel afraid of Sambhal police. I confess my mistakes. I am surrendering. Please do not shoot me." ... read..


Uyghur Muslims denied fasting during Ramzan by Chinese regime: Isa
Thiruvananthapuram | Monday, 2020 4:15:06 PM IST
President of the World Uyghur Congress, Dolkan Isa, who is in exile in Germany has said that the Muslim population of China are not even allowed fasting in the holy month of Ramzan and are "forcefully fed through community kitchens". ... read..


'Balika Vadhu' serial director sells veggies in UP's Azamgarh
Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh) | Monday, 2020 4:15:06 PM IST
He is just another face in the crowd but when he talks about his background, one realises what time and circumstances have done to this man. ... read..


Rallies, contact programmes, hoardings debunking Opposition propaganda on BJP's strategy to usher in 'historic farm laws'
By Pragya Kaushika

New Delhi | September 28, 2020 4:12:24 PM IST
To debunk the Opposition "propaganda" on the farm laws, Bharatiya Janata Party has directed its leadership to organise public rallies in every village to discuss agriculture sector reforms. ... read..


Study finds busy pictures hinder reading ability in children
Washington | September 28, 2020 4:12:18 PM IST
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University found that an overly busy page with extraneous images can draw the reader's attention away from the text, resulting in a lower understanding of content. ... read..


Teen mauled to death by leopard in UP
Lakhimpur Kheri (Uttar Pradesh) | Monday, 2020 3:45:06 PM IST
A 13-year-old boy was mauled to death by a leopard near the Dudhwa forest range in Dhaurahra area of Lakhimpur Kheri district. ... read..


Bandit sisters' gang held in UP
Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh) | Monday, 2020 3:45:06 PM IST
Three sisters have been arrested in Moradabad for looting women passengers during shared trips on public transport vehicles, especially three-wheelers. ... read..


Police recovers arms and ammunition in Samboora encounter
Pulwama (Jammu and Kashmir) | September 28, 2020 3:42:28 PM IST
The Jammu and Kashmir police on Monday recovered arms and ammunition during a search operation in Samboora, Awantipora of Pulwama. ... read..


Karnataka: Cong, JD(S), SDPI workers detained after farm laws protest
Kodagu (Karnataka) | September 28, 2020 3:42:25 PM IST
Workers of Congress, Janata Dal (Secular) and Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) were detained in Kodagu on Monday after they protested against the agriculture sector reform laws. ... read..


MP CM attends felicitation ceremony of corona warriors in Bhopal
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) | September 28, 2020 3:42:22 PM IST
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan joined the felicitation ceremony for corona warriors held in Bhopal today. ... read..


Delhi HC asks prison authorities whether they have sufficient number of isolation wards
New Delhi | September 28, 2020 3:42:21 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Monday asked the prison authorities whether they have a sufficient number of isolation wards to accommodate all the prisoners, who may surrender if the interim orders extending the bails are revoked. ... read..


Common farmers are with government: Ramdas Athawale
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | September 28, 2020 3:42:19 PM IST
Union Minister Ramdas Athawale on Monday said common farmers are with the government as the recently passed agriculture laws are beneficial for them. ... read..


Online portal about COVID-19 vaccine launched, all R&D, clinical trial info on it: Dr Harsh Vardhan
New Delhi | September 28, 2020 3:42:18 PM IST
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Monday said that an online portal has been launched which will provide information regarding COVID-19 vaccine research, launch date, among other information. ... read..


Rizvi writes to PM: Scrap Places of Worship Act, rebuild temples
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | September 28, 2020 3:42:16 PM IST
Former chairman of the Shia Waqf Board, Wasim Rizvi, on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to scrap the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991 -- brought by the then Congress government -- and rebuild the temples, which wer ... read..


PM Modi wishes Lata Mangeshkar on her 91st birthday
New Delhi | September 28, 2020 3:42:15 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday wished legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar on her birthday and prayed for her long and healthy life. ... read..


Criminal carrying Rs 1 lakh reward held after encounter with Delhi police
New Delhi | September 28, 2020 3:42:13 PM IST
The Special Cell of Delhi Police has arrested a criminal carrying a reward of Rs 1 lakh following an encounter in the national capital on Sunday, informed the Delhi Police. ... read..


Blockchain technology is future of Twitter: Jack Dorsey
San Francisco | Monday, 2020 3:15:06 PM IST
Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey has once again reiterated that Bitcoin and Blockchain technology is the future of his micro-blogging platform to keep it more secure from hackers. ... read..


Tamil Nadu govt must approach court against Farm Laws: Stalin
Kanchipuram (Tamil Nadu) | September 28, 2020 3:12:27 PM IST
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president MK Stalin on Monday took part in a protest against Farm laws in Keezhambi village of Kanchipuram and requested the state government to approach the court against Acts. ... read..


Naxal killed in encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur
Bijapur (Chhattisgarh) | September 28, 2020 3:12:25 PM IST
One Naxal was neutralised following an encounter with the District Reserve Guard (DRG) force near Peddapal-Pidiya forest of Bijapur district on Monday morning, informed P Sundarraj, Inspector General, Bastar district. ... read..


UP Cong chief, workers detained in Lucknow after protest against agriculture sector reform laws
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | September 28, 2020 3:12:24 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh Congress President Ajay Kumar Lallu, along with supporters, was detained by the police on Monday while staging a protest against the agriculture sector reform laws. ... read..


Madhya Pradesh: 'Wife-beater' ADG relieved of duties after video goes viral
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) | September 28, 2020 3:12:19 PM IST
The Madhya Pradesh government on Monday relieved Additional Director General (ADG) Purushottam Sharma of his duties after a video of him purportedly beating his wife went viral. ... read..


Eagerly awaiting CBI probe's result in Sushant Singh Rajput death case: Anil Deshmukh
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | September 28, 2020 3:12:17 PM IST
Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Monday said that he is eagerly waiting for the findings of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case. ... read..


HC pulls up Delhi Police for forcibly evicting woman from her matrimonial home
New Delhi | September 28, 2020 3:12:14 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Monday pulled up the Delhi Police for forcibly evicting a woman from her matrimonial home and directed the Commissioner to take action against the officers who evicted her before the expiry of the stipulated period. ... read..


Mumbai: Kirit Somaiya detained after protest outside BMC headquarters
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | September 28, 2020 2:42:26 PM IST
BJP leader Kirit Somaiya was detained and taken to the Azad Maidan Police Station on Monday after he staged a protest outside the Brihannmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) headquarters. ... read..


Suppression of facts by govt direct affront to democracy: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury
New Delhi | September 28, 2020 2:42:24 PM IST
Suppression of facts by the government of any denomination is a direct affront to a vibrant democracy, said Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and attacked the Centre and West Bengal Government for "negating the RTI Act to hide the truth". ... read..


Punjab CM Amarinder Singh holds sit-in protest against agri laws
Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar (Punjab) | September 28, 2020 2:42:16 PM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday held a sit-in protest against the farm laws, passed by the Parliament. ... read..


Congress ashamed entire country, what happened near India Gate is drama: Prakash Javadekar
New Delhi | September 28, 2020 2:12:31 PM IST
Congress has ashamed the entire country and it has now become clear that it is misleading farmers to suit its political agenda, said Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday as Punjab Youth Congress workers had set a tractor on fire near India Gate earl ... read..


Govt unveils Gwalior-Morena Flyover connecting Dholpur in Rajasthan and Gwalior in MP
Morena (Madhya Pradesh) | September 28, 2020 2:12:29 PM IST
The 1,420 km flyover on NH-3 at Morena Town in Madhya Pradesh worth Rs 108 crore was unveiled on Monday by Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Rural Development & Panchayati Raj and Food Processing Industries Narendra Singh Tomar. ... read..


HC issues notice on Delhi govt's plea against stay on reserving ICU beds for COVID patients
New Delhi | September 28, 2020 2:12:28 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Monday issued a notice to all the respondents on a petition moved by the Delhi government challenging a stay on its order directing private hospitals to reserve 80 per cent beds for COVID patients. ... read..


Maharashtra: Fire breaks out at building in Andheri, no casualties
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | September 28, 2020 2:12:25 PM IST
A fire broke out at a building in Andheri area of Mumbai on Monday. ... read..


Kochi: Special NIA court sentences Subahani Moideen to life for supporting ISIS activities
Kochi (Kerala) | September 28, 2020 2:12:23 PM IST
A special NIA court in Kochi on Monday sentenced Subahani Haja Moideen to life imprisonment, who was arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), for supporting the activities of the terror outfit Islamic State (ISIS). ... read..


Andhra govt releases water into Krishna canals from Prakasam Barrage following incessant rain
Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) | September 28, 2020 2:12:20 PM IST
The Andhra Pradesh Irrigation Department has released water from Vijayawada's Prakasam Barrage -- which has received around 1 lakh cusec of floodwaters following incessant rainfall in the past few days -- into the Krishna canals, the state government said ... read..


Sushant's friends to go on hunger strike from Oct 2 demanding justice in death case
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | September 28, 2020 1:42:18 PM IST
Claiming that there have been no updates from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case, the late actor's friends -- Ganesh Hiwaker and Ankit Acharya -- on Monday announced that they are going on a hunger strike from ... read..


BJP leader Uma Bharti tests COVID-19 positive, admitted to AIIMS Rishikesh
Rishikesh (Uttrakhand) | September 28, 2020 1:42:15 PM IST
Uma Bharti, Bharatiya Janata Party national vice-president, was admitted to AIIMS, Rishikesh, after testing positive for the novel coronavirus. She also complained of a high fever on Sunday night. ... read..


Supreme Court allows COVID positive aspirant to take CLAT exam in isolation
New Delhi | September 28, 2020 1:12:27 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Monday allowed a COVID-19 positive aspirant to take the Common Law Admission Test, 2020 (CLAT) examination in isolation today. ... read..


COVID-19: Delhi HC issues notice on plea to stop stubble burning in Punjab, Haryana, UP
New Delhi | September 28, 2020 1:12:26 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Monday issued notice to all the respondents on a plea seeking directions to authorities to take immediate steps to prevent stubble burning in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh in the view of COVID-19 situation. ... read..


Dharmendra Pradhan slams Congress over setting tractor on fire in Delhi today
New Delhi | September 28, 2020 1:12:24 PM IST
Congress has shown its real face in Delhi today, said Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday as Punjab Youth Congress workers had set a tractor on fire near India Gate earlier in the morning. ... read..


J-K: Administrative block of GMC Rajouri likely to be inaugurated by November
Rajouri (Jammu and Kashmir) | September 28, 2020 1:12:20 PM IST
The upcoming administrative block of the government medical college in Rajouri district is likely to be inaugurated in October or November this year, a junior engineer said on Monday. ... read..


Alapan Bandyopadhyay replaces Rajiva Sinha as West Bengal's chief secretary
Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 28, 2020 1:12:18 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced that Alapan Bandyopadhyay has been named as the new chief secretary of the state, replacing Rajiva Sinha who has been shifted to West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation. ... read..


New agri laws are death sentence for farmers: Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi | September 28, 2020 1:12:17 PM IST
Days after agriculture Bills were passed in the Parliament leading to protests by a number of farmer organisations and political parties in various states, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday called it 'a death sentence'. ... read..


Not possible to further defer civil services exams: UPSC tells SC
New Delhi | September 28, 2020 12:42:20 PM IST
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) submitted before the Supreme Court on Monday that it is impossible to defer the civil services exams any further. ... read..


Andhra Pradesh: Contract lab technicians fear job loss, protest at DMHO office in Kadapa
Kadapa (Andhra Pradesh) | September 28, 2020 12:12:28 PM IST
Fearing job loss, a group of contractual lab technicians protested at the office of district medical and health officer (DMHO) in Kadapa on Sunday, following a government notification on filling up vacancies. ... read..


Fire at trauma centre of Kolhapur govt medical college, no casualties
Kolhapur (Maharashtra) | September 28, 2020 12:12:23 PM IST
A fire broke out at the Trauma Care Centre of Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Government Medical College in Kolhapur on Monday. ... read..


Andhra: In attempt to foil proposed protest, CPI-M leader put under house arrest in Vijayawada
Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) | September 28, 2020 12:12:21 PM IST
Police here placed under house arrest Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader CH Babu Rao on Monday morning in a bid to foil a proposed protest on Monday. ... read..


SC adjourns to Oct 5 hearing on pleas seeking extension of moratorium period, waiver of interest
New Delhi | September 28, 2020 12:12:18 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned to October 5 hearing on two public interest litigations (PILs) seeking an extension of the moratorium period and waive off interest on the repayment of the loan amount in view the COVID-19 pandemic. ... read..


3,235 new COVID-19 cases, 16 deaths reported in Odisha
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | September 28, 2020 12:12:16 PM IST
As many as 3,235 new COVID-19 cases were recorded while 16 people died in the last 24 hours, said the Health Department of Odisha. ... read..


COVID-19: Meerut Police penalises commuters found not wearing masks
Meerut (Uttar Pradesh) | September 28, 2020 12:12:14 PM IST
The Meerut police on Monday conducted a checking drive and penalised commuters who were not wearing masks or violated other COVID-19 norms in public. ... read..


Punjab CM Amarinder to hold sit-in against Farm Acts
Chandigarh | September 28, 2020 11:42:25 AM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh will hold a sit-in on Monday at Khatkar Kalan, the ancestral village of freedom fighter Shaheed Bhagat Singh, against the three farm bills passed by the Parliament. ... read..


Delhi: Man beaten to death after altercation over Rs 20, two held
New Delhi | September 28, 2020 11:42:23 AM IST
A man was allegedly beaten to death after an altercation over Rs 20 in the Burari area of the national capital. The police have arrested the two accused. ... read..


Congress will pay heavy price for taking anti-farmer stand, says Kiren Rijiju over India Gate incident
New Delhi | September 28, 2020 11:42:17 AM IST
The Congress will pay a very heavy price for misleading people and taking an anti-farmers' stand, said Union Minister Kiren Rijiju over the incident which took place on Monday morning in New Delhi. ... read..


Stories of Bhagat Singh's indomitable courage, valour still awaken patriotism in youth: Nadda
New Delhi | September 28, 2020 11:42:13 AM IST
BJP National President Jagat Prakash Nadda on Monday paid tributes to Shaheed Bhagat Singh on his birth anniversary and stated that stories of his "indomitable courage and valour still awaken the patriotism in the youth". ... read..


SC to hear plea today by UPSC aspirants seeking postponement of exam
New Delhi | September 28, 2020 11:12:24 AM IST
The Supreme Court will today hear a plea filed by UPSC aspirants seeking postponement of the upcoming Civil Services exam. ... read..


Sand artist Pattnaik pays tribute to Shaheed Bhagat Singh on his 113th birth anniversary
Puri (Odisha) | September 28, 2020 11:12:22 AM IST
Internationally renowned and Padma Shri Awardee sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik on Monday created a sand sculpture of Shaheed Bhagat Singh to pay tribute to the freedom fighter on his 113th birth anniversary. ... read..


Shaheed Bhagat Singh's stories of bravery, courage will inspire countrymen for years: PM Modi
New Delhi | September 28, 2020 11:12:17 AM IST
The stories of bravery and courage of Shaheed Bhagat Singh will inspire the people of the country for centuries, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday remembering the freedom fighter and revolutionary on his 113th birth anniversary. ... read..


Five people detained for torching tractor at India Gate
New Delhi | September 28, 2020 11:12:14 AM IST
Five people were detained in connection with the burning of a tractor near India Gate in the national capital on Monday, Police said. ... read..


Delhi: Punjab Youth Congress workers set tractor on fire, protest at India Gate
New Delhi | September 28, 2020 10:42:22 AM IST
Close to 15-20 unidentified people belonging to the Punjab Youth Congress gathered at the India Gate on Monday morning and set a tractor on fire. ... read..


KSRTC buses ply in Mangaluru despite bandh called by farmers in Karnataka
Mangaluru (Karnataka) | September 28, 2020 10:42:21 AM IST
Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) buses continue to ply on roads in Mangaluru despite a statewide bandh being observed by various farmers' organisations on Monday against the amendments to the agricultural produce market committee (APMC), ... read..


India's COVID-19 tally crosses 60-lakh mark
New Delhi | September 28, 2020 10:42:18 AM IST
India's COVID-19 tally crossed the 60-lakh mark with a spike of 82,170 new cases and 1,039 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Monday. ... read..


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