Sunday, March 26, 2023

Lok Sabha passes Budget Demands for Grants amid din
New Delhi | March 24, 2023 1:34:24 AM IST
The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed Demands for Grants authorising expenditure of about Rs 45 lakh crore for 2023-24 by voice vote amid protests by opposition members over their demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into the Adani issue. ... read..

AAP appoints new national joint secretaries
New Delhi | March 24, 2023 1:34:22 AM IST
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday appointed five national joint secretaries. ... read..

Mahim Dargah Trust refutes Raj Thackeray's claims, says 'no mazaar' on islet (Roundup)
Mumbai | Friday, 2023 1:15:09 AM IST
In a significant development, the Pir Makhdum Saheb Charitable Trust (PMSCT) -- which runs the famed Hazrat Makhdum Fakih Ali Mahimi Dargah in Mahim -- has refuted the contentions of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray of a purported 'mazar ... read..

G20 Presidency: India will be hosting around 200 meetings in over 50 cities
New Delhi | Friday, 2023 1:15:09 AM IST
During its ongoing G20 Presidency, India will be hosting around 200 meetings across the country in more than 50 cities, the Parliament was told on Thursday. ... read..

Medium Power Radar 'Arudhra' and Radar Warning Receivers worth Rs 3,700 cr for IAF
New Delhi | Friday, 2023 1:15:09 AM IST
To further improve the capabilities of the Indian Air Force, Medium Power Radar 'Arudhra' and 129 DR-118 Radar Warning Receivers worth Rs 3,700 crore will be purchased for the IAF. These will enhance surveillance, detection, tracking and electronic warfar ... read..

Appropriation Bill passed in LS, finance bill to be taken up Friday
New Delhi | Friday, 2023 1:15:09 AM IST
The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed the Appropriation Bill 2023 through voice vote, before the house was adjourned for the day. ... read..

Organisational change in Rajasthan: BJP lures Brahmins, tries to fill in void in Mewar
Jaipur | Friday, 2023 1:15:09 AM IST
Finally, BJP has announced Rajasthan MP CP Joshi as state president. By making CP Joshi the state president, BJP has tried to fill in the void in Mewar which appeared after Gulab Chand Kataria was appointed as Assam Governor. ... read..

CPI-M leader's wife got college teacher's job without clearing exam: Trinamool
Kolkata | Friday, 2023 1:15:09 AM IST
A senior Trinamool Congress leader on Thursday made an explosive allegation claiming that the wife of a senior CPI-M leader in West Bengal secured a non-teaching job in a reported Kolkata college without appearing or qualifying for the examination on this ... read..

'Can't assert right on land': SC on SCBA plea for land allotment for lawyers' chambers (Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2023 1:15:09 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Thursday said the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) cannot assert a right to the entirety of the land measuring 1.33 acres which was allotted by the Centre for housing the apex court archives for converting it into a chamber block ... read..

Telangana Cong MP meets PM Modi amid protests over Rahul Gandhi's conviction
Hyderabad (Telangana) | March 24, 2023 12:06:56 AM IST
Telangana Congress leader and MP K Venkat Reddy on Thursday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital. ... read..

Mock drills help identify outbreak or surge in Covid cases: Dr Randeep Guleria
New Delhi | March 24, 2023 12:06:52 AM IST
Supporting the Centre's decision to order fresh mock drills in hospitals across the country to test their Covid preparedness, amid rising cases, former director of AIIMS, Delhi, Dr Randeep Guleria on Thursday said the drills would be a timely test of the ... read..

Night bus service in Srinagar to start soon
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | March 24, 2023 12:06:49 AM IST
In first, Night Bus Service to start in Srinagar on different routes to facilitate the general public. ... read..

Centre rejects Odisha govt claim that UDISE+ report on high drop out rate is unreliable
New Delhi | March 24, 2023 12:06:47 AM IST
The Central government on Thursday countered the Odisha government's claim that the report of UDISE+ on high drop-out rate among school students was not reliable and trustworthy. ... read..

Uttarakhand: Dhami govt completes one year; CM announces several schemes
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | March 24, 2023 12:06:46 AM IST
On the completion of one year term of the BJP government in Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Thursday presented a development booklet, "Ek Saal Nai Misal", published by the Information and Public Relations Department during a program at ... read..

Meta introduces new WhatsApp app for windows
Los Angeles | March 24, 2023 12:06:44 AM IST
Meta has come up with a new WhatsApp app for Windows that is similar to the mobile version of the app ... read..

Crackdown against Amritpal: 207 arrested so far, says IGP Sukhchain Gill
Chandigarh (Punjab) | March 24, 2023 12:06:42 AM IST
Punjab's Inspector General of Police (IGP), Headquarters, Sukhchain Singh Gill on Thursday said that a total of 207 persons have been arrested for disturbing peace and harmony in the state, of which, 30 have been found in substantive criminal activities, ... read..

Parliament resumes access to Central Hall for Governors, Chief Ministers, former MPs
By Payal Mehta

New Delhi | March 24, 2023 12:06:34 AM IST
The Lok Sabha Secretariat on Thursday issued revised guidelines for entry to Central Hall of Parliament, saying it has been decided that the entry of Governors, Chief Ministers and former MPs has been permitted to the Central Hall of Parliament in view of ... read..

BSF recovers huge dump of explosives of Maoists in Odisha's Malkangiri
Malkangiri (Odisha) | March 24, 2023 12:06:33 AM IST
The Border Security Force (BSF) on Thursday unearthed a huge dump of arms and explosives of the Maoists in Malkangiri, Odisha. ... read..

Rahul Gandhi defies every democratic institution, says Piyush Goyal, demands apology for "irresponsible statements"
New Delhi | March 24, 2023 12:06:31 AM IST
Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday alleged that Rahul Gandhi disrespects every democratic institution of the country and added that the Congress leader should come out of his "dynastic mindset". ... read..

20 mobile veterinary units inaugurated in J-K's Samba
Samba (Jammu and Kashmir) | March 24, 2023 12:06:29 AM IST
Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Agriculture Production Department, Atal Dulloo, on Thursday inaugurated 20 Mobile Veterinary Units (MVUs) during a function organized at Samba district. ... read..

Teli community to stage protest against Rahul Gandhi over 'Modi surname' remarks
New Delhi | March 23, 2023 11:34:54 PM IST
The Teli community will stage a nationwide protest against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his alleged remarks against the Modi community, the case in which he was convicted by Surat court on Thursday. ... read..

"Statewide protests to be held over Rahul's remark using Modi surname": BJP Maharashtra chief Bawankule
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | March 23, 2023 11:34:52 PM IST
The BJP's Maharashtra chief, Chandrashekhar Bawankule, on Thursday accused Rahul Gandhi of making a personal remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying his party will launch statewide protests against the Congress MP. ... read..

Navjot Singh Sidhu's wife diagnosed with stage 2 cancer, pens heartfelt note for him
New Delhi | March 23, 2023 11:34:45 PM IST
Former cricketer and Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu's wife, Navjot Kaur Sidhu, revealed that she has been diagnosed with stage 2 cancer and underwent surgery on Thursday. ... read..

Sushil Modi-led House panel interacts with CJI Chandrachud on functioning of Legal Services Authority
By Payal Mehta

New Delhi | March 23, 2023 11:34:43 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party MP Sushil Modi-led Standing Committee for Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice on Thursday conducted a field visit to the Supreme Court of India. ... read..

Study shows mindfulness activities can play important role in improving mental health
Washington | March 23, 2023 11:34:40 PM IST
According to study, normalizing mindfulness practices can improve emotional well-being of a graduate student. ... read..

Amritpal Singh's associates shifted out of Punjab after intelligence report on possible jail break
By Saurabh Trivedi

New Delhi | March 23, 2023 11:05:55 PM IST
Pro-Khalistan supporters and associates of Amritpal Singh were shifted out of Punjab after Central Intelligence agencies raised concerns over possible jailbreak and repeat of the Ajnala incident. ... read..

North East Delhi riots: Court frames charges against Tahir Hussain, others for murder of Ankit Sharma
New Delhi | March 23, 2023 11:05:53 PM IST
A Delhi Court on Thursday framed charges against ex-MCD councillor and ten others in a case related to the alleged murder of Ankit Sharma during the North East Delhi riots. ... read..

Govt is examining Supreme Court order on appointment of ECs and CEC: Kiren Rijiju
By Payal Mehta

New Delhi | March 23, 2023 11:05:52 PM IST
Responding to a question asked by a Congress MP whether the Government has any plans to enact a law for the appointment of Election Commissioners (ECs) and the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) to conduct free and fair elections, Law Minister Kiren Rijiju ... read..

J-K Entrepreneurship Institute director visits EDII, Ahmedabad to explore collaborative programs
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | March 23, 2023 11:05:43 PM IST
A team of senior officers of Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) led by Ajaz Ahmad Bhat, Director, JKEDI visited the Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII) Ahmedabad regarding exploring the collaborative progra ... read..

Wish fulfilment: 9-year-old lauds 'Swachh Bharat Mission' during interaction with PM Modi
By Payal Mehta

New Delhi | March 23, 2023 11:05:42 PM IST
It was a moment of wish fulfilment for 9-year-old Aryaveer Yadav on Thursday, as he got to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the flesh and tell him about the impact that the 'Swachh Bharat Mission', a flagship cleanliness campaign of the Centre pioneer ... read..

Rahul Gandhi convicted for Modi surname remark, faces seven defamation cases across the country
New Delhi | March 23, 2023 10:37:00 PM IST
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was convicted by a Surat court on Thursday in a defamation case for his four-year-old remark which allegedly hurt the sentiments of the Modi community. ... read..

West Bengal: BSF, customs seize gold worth Rs 2.82 crore near Bangladesh border
New Delhi | March 23, 2023 10:36:58 PM IST
In a joint operation, teams of the Border Security Force (BSF) and Customs arrested two persons and seized 40 pieces of gold worth Rs 2.82 crore along the India-Bangladesh border. ... read..

Efforts are on to inaugurate AIIMS Guwahati during PM Modi's visit on April 14: CM Sarma
Guwahati (Assam) | March 23, 2023 10:05:35 PM IST
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday visited the construction site of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Guwahati and took stock of the progress. ... read..

"Rahul Gandhi is not afraid of BJP tactics," says CM Sukhu on his conviction
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) | March 23, 2023 10:05:33 PM IST
Reacting to the conviction of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi by a Surat court, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu on Thursday said that he is not afraid of BJP tactics. ... read..

MP CM Chouhan launches Youth Policy
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) | March 23, 2023 9:36:30 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday launched a youth policy for their welfare. ... read..

Students protesting against revised recruitment policy clash with police in Jharkhand's Ranchi
Ranchi (Jharkhand) | March 23, 2023 9:36:28 PM IST
Clashes broke out between police and students protesting against the state government's revised recruitment policy in Ranchi on Thursday. ... read..

Earthquake of 3.8 magnitude strikes Manipur's Moirang
Moirang (Manipur) | March 23, 2023 9:36:25 PM IST
An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.8 on the Richter Scale hit 60km east-southeast of Moirang, Manipur on Thursday, informed National Centre for Seismology (NSC). ... read..

Delhi Police nabs peon of MCD school for raping 10-yr-old girl
New Delhi | March 23, 2023 9:36:22 PM IST
Delhi Police on Thursday arrested a 54-year-old person for raping a 10-year-old minor girl along with his associates. ... read..

Amicus in SC says extension of ED Director tenure not valid
New Delhi | March 23, 2023 9:36:20 PM IST
Amicus Curiae KV Vishwanathan on Thursday submitted before the Supreme Court that the Committee failed to consider the availability and suitability of other officers before taking a decision on the extension of tenure of the director of Enforcement Direct ... read..

From Indira Gandhi to Rahul Gandhi, Congress has supported leaders facing adverse court orders
Surat (Gujarat) | March 23, 2023 9:36:15 PM IST
A Surat court on Thursday sentenced Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to two years imprisonment in a defamation case filed against him over his 'Modi surname' remark with the Congress leaders rallying in his support. ... read..

Ghazwa-e-Hind case: NIA interrogates suspect in MP's Gwalior
Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh) | March 23, 2023 9:36:13 PM IST
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday reached Madhya Pradesh's Gwalior district and interrogated a suspect in connection with its ongoing probe in the Ghazwa-e-Hind case which is linked to the radicalisation of impressionable youth over vari ... read..

LIFE mission case: Court extends ED custody of Santosh Eapen till Mar 27
Kochi (Kerala) | March 23, 2023 9:36:05 PM IST
Special PMLA Court on Thursday sent Santosh Eapen, the managing director of Unitac Builders, to Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody till March 27, Monday, in connection with the alleged LIFE Mission scam case. ... read..

Indian Navy, Coast Guard ALH Dhruv chopper fleets continue to remain grounded
New Delhi | March 23, 2023 9:05:46 PM IST
More than two weeks after an accident off the Mumbai coast, the Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard have continued to keep their ALH Dhruv chopper fleets grounded as thorough checks are being carried out on specific parts of the indigenous helicopters. ... read..

Ministry of Defence inks Rs 3,700 crore contracts with BEL to increase operational capabilities of IAF
New Delhi | March 23, 2023 9:05:44 PM IST
In a bid to enhance the operational capabilities of the Indian Air Force (IAF), the Defence Ministry on Thursday signed two separate contracts with Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), at a total cost of over Rs 3,700 crore. ... read..

Launch of Sagar Manthan dashboard a positive development towards Digital India vision of PM Modi: Sarbananda Sonowal
New Delhi | March 23, 2023 9:05:40 PM IST
Union Minister for Port Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal virtually launched the Real-time Performance Monitoring Dashboard of MoPSW 'Sagar Manthan' - Digital platform having all the integrated data related to the ministry and other subsidiaries. ... read..

Telangana CM announces Rs 10,000 per acre compensation to farmers for crop losses due to unseasonal rains
Khammam (Telangana) | March 23, 2023 9:05:39 PM IST
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao announced compensation of Rs 10,000 per acre to farmers for loss of crops due to recent unseasonal rains and hailstorms in some districts. ... read..

Opposition parties raise concerns over EVM use in electoral process, to meet Election Commission
New Delhi | March 23, 2023 9:05:37 PM IST
The opposition parties held a meeting at NCP chief Sharad Pawar's residence in the national capital in which the parties decided to seek answers from the Election Commission of India regarding the efficacy of Remote Electronic Voting Machine in the electi ... read..

Delhi HC directs DCP to form SIT to trace 12-year-old girl, missing since August 2022
New Delhi | March 23, 2023 9:05:35 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Thursday directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP-Crime) to form a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to trace a 12-year-old girl, missing since August 2022, within a week. ... read..

"PM Modi also commented on Nehru surname": AAP MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj comes out in support of Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi | March 23, 2023 8:35:47 PM IST
AAP leader and Delhi minister Saurabh Bhardwaj hit out at the Centre over the conviction of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in a defamation case, saying while the Congress leader's remark using the 'Modi' surname was wrong, it was unfair to single him out as ... read..

Arunachal Pradesh: ED conducts raids in Papumpare over paper leak case
New Delhi | March 23, 2023 8:35:46 PM IST
Enforcement Directorate (ED) has carried out multiple search operations in Arunachal Pradesh's Papumpare district under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002, officials said on Thursday. ... read..

Four arrested, four 100-gm gold bars seized at Delhi airport
New Delhi | March 23, 2023 8:04:57 PM IST
Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) arrested 2 members of ECPL, an outsourced company engaged in construction and development activities at Delhi airport, and 2 international passengers arriving from Riyadh with 4 gold bars weighing 100 grams each to ... read..

2019 Jamia violence case: Delhi HC reserves order on plea challenging discharge of Sharjeel Imam and 10 others
New Delhi | March 23, 2023 8:04:52 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Thursday reserved the order on the plea challenging discharge of Sharjeel Imam, Safoora Zargar, Asif Iqbal Tanha and eight others in Jamia violence case of 2019. ... read..

Surat court sentences Rahul Gandhi to two years' imprisonment over 'Modi surname' remark; Congress leaders rally in his support
Surat (Gujarat) | March 23, 2023 7:35:58 PM IST
A Surat court on Thursday sentenced Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to two years imprisonment in a defamation case filed against him over his 'Modi surname' remark made in 2019 during an election rally for Lok Sabha elections. ... read..

"Waris Punjab De chief Amritpal Singh's last location in Haryana": Punjab IGP
Chandigarh | March 23, 2023 7:35:56 PM IST
In a major breakthrough in the ongoing manhunt for fugitive pro-Khalistan leader and radical preacher Amritpal Singh, Punjab's Inspector General of Police (IGP), Headquarters, Sukhchain Singh Gill, on Thursday revealed that the Waris Punjab De chief's las ... read..

Efforts on to increase hydropower potential of J-K; two hydropower projects underway
Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) | March 23, 2023 7:35:54 PM IST
Jammu and Kashmir is rich in hydropower potential. So far, only 11,567 MW of potential has been identified, of which only 29 per cent has been tapped. ... read..

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat files criminal defamation case against Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot: Delhi Court reserves order on summons
New Delhi | March 23, 2023 7:35:51 PM IST
The Delhi court on Thursday reserved the order on the point of issuance of summons in a Defamation complaint filed by Union Minister Gajendra Singh Sekhawat against Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot for his alleged remarks about the Sanjeevani scam. ... read..

Ajnala court sends Amritpal Singh's associates to 2-day police custody over clash with cops
Amritsar (Punjab) | March 23, 2023 7:05:20 PM IST
Ajnala court in Punjab on Thursday sent 10 associates of Waris Punjab De, headed by fugitive pro-Khalistan leader Amritpal Singh, to two-day police custody in connection with the Ajnala incident where pro-Khalistan supporters clashed with police. ... read..

WB: Police detain Congress workers protesting against conviction of Congress MP Rahul Gandhi by Surat court
Kolkata (West Bengal) | March 23, 2023 7:05:15 PM IST
West Bengal Police on Thursday detained Congress workers, protesting against the conviction of Congress MP Rahul Gandhi by the Surat district court over his 'Modi surname' remark. ... read..

Delhi Police arrest two men for beating rape accused to death in Paharganj
Delhi | March 23, 2023 7:05:13 PM IST
The Delhi Police have arrested two men for beating to death a man who was out on parole in a rape case in Delhi's Pagarganj, police said. ... read..

Hyderabad Police busts "biggest" cyber theft, apprehends 6 for selling personal data worth Rs 16.8 cr
Hyderabad (Telangana) | March 23, 2023 7:05:12 PM IST
Cyberabad Police apprehended a gang involved in committing theft, procuring and selling of sensitive and confidential data of the Government and important organisations and also personal and confidential data of 16.8 crore citizens. ... read..

Another witness turns hostile in 2008 Malegaon blast case
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | March 23, 2023 6:35:28 PM IST
Another witness in the 2008 Malegaon blast case was declared hostile after he did not support the prosecution's case on Thursday. ... read..

100 years ago even the Britishers did not arrest anyone for putting up posters: CM Kejriwal
New Delhi | March 23, 2023 6:35:21 PM IST
A 100 years ago, even the Britishers did not arrest anyone for putting up posters, said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal while addressing the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) public rally at Jantar Mantar in the national capital on Thursday. ... read..

World not yet free from COVID, return to precautionary measures: Dr Naresh Trehan
Gurugram (Haryana) | March 23, 2023 6:35:18 PM IST
Amid the concerns over the rising COVID cases in the country, a senior health expert on Thursday urged the people to readopt to COVID-appropriate behaviour and fight the battle this time the same way it was fought during the earlier waves. ... read..

Logjam continues; Rajya Sabha faced 15th adjournment for the 8th day in a row
New Delhi | March 23, 2023 6:05:29 PM IST
The logjam continued in the Upper House for the eighth day in a row resulting in adjournment of the Rajya Sabha for the day on Thursday amid ruckus created by both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Opposition parties. ... read..

Ramzan 2023: Food items to relish during Iftar
New Delhi | March 23, 2023 6:05:23 PM IST
Ramzan, which is considered to be the holiest month in the religion of Islam, has finally arrived. It marks the beginning of the month-long fasting period. ... read..

PM Modi's 'mission rozgar' to provide wings to youths' dreams: CM Yogi
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | March 23, 2023 6:05:14 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday said that his government has given jobs to over 5.5 lakh youth in the last six years with complete fairness and transparency. ... read..

BJP appoints new State chiefs for Bihar, Odisha, Rajasthan, Delhi
New Delhi | March 23, 2023 5:35:26 PM IST
BJP president JP Nadda on Thursday appointed party chiefs for four States of Rajasthan, Odisha, Delhi and Bihar. ... read..

Andhra Pradesh: Governor, CM condole demise of ex-chairman of AP Press Academy Srinath Reddy
Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) | March 23, 2023 5:35:25 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh Governor S. Abdul Nazeer has expressed his profound grief over the passing away of Devireddy Srinath Reddy, former chairman of Andhra Pradesh Press Academy in Hyderabad on Wednesday. ... read..

Amit Shah to stress on ways to curtail drug trafficking through maritime route in Karnataka meeting
New Delhi | March 23, 2023 5:35:23 PM IST
Union Home Minister Amit Shah will focus on aspects like ways to curtail drug trafficking through maritime routes, and stringent punitive action on drug traffickers resulting in zero tolerance in the Regional Conference on 'Drug Trafficking and National S ... read..

Anti-Corruption Bureau arrests former Haryana DSP in graft case
Chandigarh (Haryana) | March 23, 2023 5:35:17 PM IST
Anti-Corruption Bureau Haryana spokesperson informed the media that as part of its ongoing drive against corruption, ACB has arrested Phool Singh, a former Haryana Police officer of the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police in a criminal case registered ... read..

Mumbai Police finds UK link to threat email sent to Salman Khan, probe on
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | March 23, 2023 5:35:14 PM IST
Mumbai Police probing the threat e-mail case received by actor Salman Khan have found a British link. The e-mail ID though which the mail was sent did not reveal much but it has been found the mail was linked to a mobile number based in the UK, according ... read..

Fresh countrywide mock drills at hospitals soon to test Covid preparedness: Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan
By Shalini Bhardwaj

New Delhi | March 23, 2023 5:35:10 PM IST
Amid the spike in influenza cases in the country and the uptick in Covid-19 cases over the past couple of weeks, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Thursday said a mock drill will be done soon in all the states and Union Territories to assess their ... read..

Security beefed up at Dibrugarh Central Jail where Amritpal Singh aides are lodged
Dibrugarh (Assam) | March 23, 2023 5:35:05 PM IST
Multi-layered security arrangements have been made in Dibrugarh Central Jail where members of pro-Khalistan group 'Waris Punjab De' -- the Amritpal Singh-led outfit -are lodged after getting arrested. ... read..

Bihar Governor, Chief Minister pay tribute to freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, Rajguru
Patna (Bihar) | March 23, 2023 5:05:18 PM IST
Bihar Governor Rajendra Vishwanath, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav, Minister Vijay Chaudhary, Sheela Mandal and other dignitaries paid tributes to freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru on Martyrs' day (Shahe ... read..

"BJP has turned away from Baniyas": Former CM Rabri Devi on saffron party naming new Bihar chief
Patna (Bihar) | March 23, 2023 5:05:16 PM IST
Former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi on Thursday scoffed at the BJP's decision to appoint Samrat Chowdhary as the party's new state chief saying it seems that the saffron party has drifted from its core vote bank, the Baniyas (traders). ... read..

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann pays tribute to freedom fighter Bhagat Singh
Chandigarh (Punjab) | March 23, 2023 5:05:14 PM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann paid tribute to freedom fighter Bhagat Singh in Khatkar Kalan on the occasion of the Shaheed Diwas on Thursday. ... read..

92 Eco-Sensitive Zones, 2 Ecologically Sensitive Areas notified in 13 states
New Delhi | March 23, 2023 5:05:12 PM IST
Union Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey informed Rajya Sabha on Thursday that 92 Eco-Sensitive Zones (ESZ) and 2 Ecologically Sensitive Areas (ESA) have been notified in 13 states of the Indian Himalayan region ... read..

Mobile, Internet services to remain suspended till Friday in Tarn Taran, Ferozepur
Chandigarh (Punjab) | March 23, 2023 5:05:10 PM IST
Punjab government on Thursday extended the suspension of mobile Internet and SMS services in Tarn Taran and Ferozepur districts till March 24. ... read..

IIT Roorkee delegation visits University of Potsdam to accelerate partnerships in higher education, research, collaborations
Roorkee (Uttarakhand) | March 23, 2023 5:05:07 PM IST
An Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IITR) delegation, led by Director Prof KK Pant, visited the University of Potsdam (UP) in Germany to discuss and accelerate their partnership in higher education, research and collaborations. ... read..

Rain, hailstorm likely in parts of Madhya Pradesh, says Met
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) | March 23, 2023 4:35:51 PM IST
The Meteorological Department has once again expressed the possibility of rain and hailstorm in some parts of the state due to western disturbance getting active from March 24 in Northern India. ... read..

Special Task Force to be formed to curb drug mafia : Himachal CM Sukhu
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) | March 23, 2023 4:35:49 PM IST
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu on Thursday said that necessary amendments in the law would be carried out to take stringent action against the drug peddlers with a provision to confiscate the property of the culprits. ... read..

MP: Lawyers go on 3-day strike in Gwalior against HC's new policy on resolving cases
Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh) | March 23, 2023 4:35:47 PM IST
A group of lawyers went on a three-day strike protesting against the Madhya Pradesh High Court's new policy for case resolutions in Gwalior district from Thursday. ... read..

Karnataka: Shravanabelagola Jain Mutt seer Charukeerthi Bhattaraka passes away, condolences pour in
Bengaluru (Karnatka) | March 23, 2023 4:35:43 PM IST
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Thursday offered condolences on the demise of Charukeerthi Bhattaraka Swamy of the Shravanabelagola Jain Mutt who passed away on Thursday. He was 74. ... read..

Opposition MPs hold protest march demanding JPC over Adani issue
New Delhi | March 23, 2023 4:05:28 PM IST
Opposition MPs on Thursday staged protest at Parliament seeking a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) investigation into the Adani-Hindenburg issue. ... read..

Rahul Gandhi's conviction by Surat Court: Lawyer files complaint with Speaker, seeking his disqualification from Lok Sabha
New Delhi | March 23, 2023 4:05:23 PM IST
Vineet Jindal, activist and Supreme Court lawyer, on Thursday filed a complaint with Lok Sabha Speaker, seeking disqualification of Congress leader and MP Rahul Gandhi from the house. ... read..

Khanna police arrest Amritpal Singh's gunman in Punjab
Ludhiana (Punjab) | March 23, 2023 4:05:21 PM IST
Khanna police arrested an associate of Waris Punjab De chief Amritpal Singh, said the police on Thursday. ... read..

Chhattisgarh: Encounter breaks out between Naxals, security forces in Sukma forest
Sukma (Chhattisgarh) | March 23, 2023 4:05:19 PM IST
An encounter broke out in the forests under the Konta Police Station area in Kottalendra on Thursday, Sukma, said Superintendent of Police Sunil Sharma. ... read..

"Water cess doesn't violate rights": CM Sukhu assures neighbouring states
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) | March 23, 2023 4:05:11 PM IST
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu on Thursday clarified that "none of the provisions of the water Cess Act passed by the state violates the water rights of neighbouring states, adding that, "that Water cess has already been imposed by ... read..

Uttarakhand CM Dhami releases booklet 'Ek Saal Nai Misal' as govt completes 1 year
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | March 23, 2023 4:05:09 PM IST
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Thursday released the development booklet 'Ek Saal Nai Misal' at a function held in Dehradun on the completion of one year of the state government. ... read..

Rahul Gandhi being punished for speaking truth: Jairam Ramesh
New Delhi | March 23, 2023 4:05:05 PM IST
Congress Rajya Sabha MP Jairam Ramesh in a tweet on Thursday said that Rahul Gandhi was being punished for speaking the truth and raising his voice against the dictator. ... read..

Bihar: Explosives recovered from train at Siwan railway junction
Siwan (Bihar) | March 23, 2023 4:05:04 PM IST
The Government Railway Police (GRP) in Bihar recovered suspected explosives from multiple bags in a passenger coach of the Gwalior-Barauni Express train at Siwan Junction railway station. ... read..

Haryana CM Khattar pays tributes to Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, Rajguru on Shaheed Divas
Chandigarh (Haryana) | March 23, 2023 4:05:02 PM IST
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday paid tributes to freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru on Shaheed Divas. ... read..

Drunk flyers handed over to CISF, Indigo after Dubai-Mumbai flight ruckus
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | March 23, 2023 3:35:08 PM IST
Indigo Airways in a statement on Thursday expressed their regret for the inconvenience caused to other passengers after two passengers were booked for being drunk and misbehaving with the crew. ... read..

"Words deadlier than weapons," Rajnath Singh on Rahul Gandhi's conviction
New Delhi | March 23, 2023 3:35:06 PM IST
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said that Congress MP Rahul Gandhi should take the Surat Court judgement as a learning that "words are deadlier than weapons." ... read..

"Whenever Rahul Gandhi speaks, it always affects nation": Minister Rijiju after court convicted Congress MP
New Delhi | March 23, 2023 3:34:56 PM IST
After a Court convicted Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in a Modi defamation case, Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju on Thursday said that whatever the former congress chief speaks, it always affects the party and the entire nation in a negative way. ... read..

SC refuses to pass judicial order on bar association's plea relating to chamber blocks for lawyers
New Delhi | March 23, 2023 3:05:40 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to pass any judicial order on the Supreme Court Bar Association's petition seeking to convert the land measuring 1.33 acres allotted to the Supreme Court of India into chamber blocks for lawyers and said that let the ... read..

Delhi BJP MLA Vijender Gupta moves HC against his suspension from assembly for one year
New Delhi | March 23, 2023 3:05:38 PM IST
BJP MLA Vijender Gupta on Thursday moved Delhi High Court against his suspension for one year from Assembly by the Speaker Ram Niwas Goel until the next budget session, for allegedly interfering in the assembly proceedings. ... read..

Amit Shah to visit K'taka tomorrow ahead of assembly polls
New Delhi | March 23, 2023 3:05:33 PM IST
Ahead of Karnataka assembly polls, Union Home Minister Amit Shah will visit Karnataka on Friday. ... read..

'Truth is my God,' Rahul Gandhi quotes Mahatma Gandhi after being convicted for defamation; Congress says will fight as per law
Surat (Gujarat) | March 23, 2023 2:35:31 PM IST
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi quoted Mahatma Gandhi after a Surat court on Thursday pronounced him guilty in a 2019 criminal defamation case over his remarks on Prime Minister's Narendra Modi. ... read..

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