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Will close Italian Marines case only after compensation deposited: SC (Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 11:15:05 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Centre to deposit Rs 10 crore compensation, received from the Italian government to be paid to the families of fishermen killed by the two Italian marines, with the court within a period of one week. ... read..


Fake manufacturing unit raided in Gurugram, one arrested
Gurugram (Haryana) | April 9, 2021 11:13:47 PM IST
One person was arrested in Gurgaon on Friday after a unit in Gurugram manufacturing fake products was raided. Several fake products were also recovered from the unit. ... read..


Congress-led alliance in Assam shifts some candidates to Jaipur to prevent 'poaching'
By Siddharth Sharma

Jaipur (Rajasthan) | April 9, 2021 10:44:11 PM IST
With polling over in Assam for assembly polls, the Congress-led Mahajot has shifted some of its candidates to a hotel in Jaipur on Friday as a "precautionary measure against any attempts at poaching". ... read..


SC asks Republic of Italy to deposit Rs 10 cr compensation amount with MEA
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 10:44:07 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Republic of Italy to deposit a compensation amount of Rs 10 crore with the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), after which, a decision would be taken to pay this amount to the families of two Kerala fishermen killed b ... read..


J&K an integral part of India, we are capable of solving our problems: Naidu
Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) | April 9, 2021 10:44:00 PM IST
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and the country is capable of solving its problems. ... read..


Delhi sees 8,521 new COVID-19 cases, highest this year
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 10:43:54 PM IST
Delhi on Friday recorded 8,521 new COVID-19 cases, the highest daily spike this year. ... read..


Fire breaks out on Ahmedabad's school premises, no casualties
Ahmedabad (Gujarat) | April 9, 2021 10:43:52 PM IST
A massive fire that broke out at Ankur International School premises in Gujarat's Ahmedabad on Friday has been brought under control, sources said. ... read..


Rahul writes to PM, questions Covid-19 vaccination exports
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that the Indian scientific community had worked overtime to develop a solution, but their efforts are undermined by the Centre's poor implementation and "oversi ... read..


CBI nabs 2 Mumbai IT officials for graft
Mumbai | Friday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has nabbed two Income Tax Department officials for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 15 lakh, an official said here on Friday. ... read..


Development projects in J&K get wings post August 5, 2019
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
In November 2015, Narendra Modi in his second public meeting in Kashmir after becoming the Prime Minister had announced Rs 80,000 crore development package for J&K's development. ... read..


Rafale row: India cheated to tune of Rs 21,000 crore, alleges Congress
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 10:15:06 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..


Madhavan Mukund to be next head of Chennai Mathematical Institute
Chennai | Friday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
The Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI), a deemed to be university, on Friday announced the appointment of Prof Madhavan Mukund as its Director effective May 1, 2021. ... read..


Rafale row: Sushen Gupta legal team breaks silence over alleged payments, dubs reports "baseless"
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
Days after a French news portal alleged that a middleman was paid several million euros by Dassault Aviation, makers of Rafale fighter jets, businessman Sushen Mohan Gupta's legal team broke its silence and denied all the allegations as "fabricated and b ... read..


Order for closure of schools from April 5 to 11 extended by one week: Bihar CM
Patna (Bihar) | April 9, 2021 10:13:46 PM IST
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said that the order for the closure of schools from April 5 to April 11 has been extended by one week. ... read..


Training at College of Defence Management will enable officers to bridge execution gaps: Air Chief Marshal
Secunderabad (Telangana) | April 9, 2021 10:13:43 PM IST
Acumen reinforced by quantitative rationale acquired in the Higher Defence Management Course (HDMC) at College of Defence Management (CDM) will enable officers to bridge execution gaps in assignments, said Air Chief Marshal, Indian Air Force RKS Bhadauria ... read..


Public roads must not be blocked to harass people, says SC (Ld)
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday said free flow of traffic on public roads cannot be blocked. The observation was made by the top court during the hearing of a plea by a woman resident of Noida seeking direction to ensure the roads between Noida to Delhi shou ... read..


2 days after taking jab, Omar Abdullah tests positive for Covid
Srinagar | Friday, 2021 9:45:05 PM IST
Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has tested positive for Covid-19. Taking to Twitter on Friday, Omar said he is asymptomatic and self-isolating. ... read..


Delhi: Five arrested for kidnapping a 3-year-old child
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 9:43:53 PM IST
As many as five people were arrested in Delhi for allegedly kidnapping a 3-year-old child, the police said on Friday. ... read..


Anyone picking arms against country will be neutralised if he does not surrender: Lt Gen DP Pandey
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | April 9, 2021 9:43:48 PM IST
General-Officer-Commanding (GOC) of Srinagar-based 15 Corps Lieutenant General Devendra Pratap Pandey said on Friday that anyone who picks arms against the State will be neutralized if he does not surrender. ... read..


Anyone picking up arms against country will be neutralised if he does not surrender: Lt Gen DP Pandey
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | April 9, 2021 9:43:45 PM IST
General-Officer-Commanding (GOC) of Srinagar-based 15 Corps Lieutenant General Devendra Pratap Pandey said on Friday that anyone who picks arms against the State will be neutralized if he does not surrender. ... read..


South Central Railway ships 1st inter-state fish feed consignment
Vijayawada | Friday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
The South Central Railway (SCR) zone shipped its first consignment of inter-state fish feed rake to Assam from Gudivada. ... read..


This family fights against each other in UP panchayat polls
Hathras (UP) | Friday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
The family that fights together, also contests together - this seems the case in the panchayat polls in Hathras. ... read..


Production, design of textiles will be the next big thing: Smriti Irani
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | April 9, 2021 9:13:49 PM IST
Production and design of textiles will be the next big thing, said Union Textiles Minister Smriti Zubin Irani on Friday while presiding over the first convocation of the National Institute of Fashion Technology at the Sher-i-Kashmir International Conferen ... read..


Breakthrough discovery could speed up bone implant recovery
Melbourne | April 9, 2021 9:13:47 PM IST
An international research team led by Monash University has uncovered a new technique that could speed up recovery from bone replacements by altering the shape and nucleus of individual stem cells. ... read..


Gehlot writes to PM Modi about 'COVID-19 vaccine shortage', seeks 30L doses
Jaipur (Rajasthan) | April 9, 2021 9:13:46 PM IST
The Rajasthan government has written to the Centre about the shortage of COVID-19 vaccines and has sought 30 lakh doses to continue with the inoculation drive. ... read..


Roads should not be blocked: SC
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 8:45:05 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday said free flow of traffic on public roads cannot be blocked. The observation was made by the top court during the hearing of a plea by a woman resident of Noida seeking direction to ensure the roads between Noida to Delhi shou ... read..


'Casteist media shying away from writing, debating TDP merger'
Amaravati | Friday, 2021 8:45:05 PM IST
Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) leader and Rajya Sabha member V. Vijayasai Reddy on Friday alleged that media houses aligned to the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) are shying away from reporting on TDP's merger into the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (T ... read..


Tweet helps DCW rescue Jharkhand minor girl in Delhi
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 8:45:05 PM IST
The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has rescued a 16-year-old girl from Channa Market in New Delhi's Karol Bagh area. The girl hails from Gumla district in Palkot block of Jharkhand. ... read..


20 AIIMS doctors test positive for COVID-19
By Joymala Bagchi

New Delhi | April 9, 2021 8:43:53 PM IST
Twenty doctors of AIl India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi, including 18 residents doctors and two faculty members, have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past few days, official sources said. ... read..


Delhi court seeks CBI reply on anticipatory bail plea in peacock feather smuggling case
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 8:43:52 PM IST
A Delhi Court on Friday asked CBI to file a reply on the anticipatory bail plea filed by Ayaz Ahmed in the peacock feather smuggling case. ... read..


Mediapersons exempt from carrying e-pass during night curfew: DDMA
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
People working with electronic and the print media will not require e-passes for travelling in the national capital during the night curfew between 10 pm to 5 am. ... read..


Panchayat campigning 'going to dogs', literally (IANS Special)
Lucknow | Friday, 2021 8:15:05 PM IST
Campaigning in the Uttar Pradesh panchayat elections is going to dogs -- literally so. ... read..


3 wheat procurement centres opened in Delhi, 158 quintals purchased this season: Food Corporation of India
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 8:14:18 PM IST
With three centres opened in Delhi for the procurement of wheat, the Food Corporation of India (FCI) has purchased 158 quintals of wheat from farmers this season, informed Sudhir Kumar, General Manager of the FCI, Delhi Region on Friday. ... read..


Delhi schools to remain shut for all classes amid COVID surge: Kejriwal
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 8:14:16 PM IST
The Delhi government on Friday announced that all schools will be shut given the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the national capital. ... read..


Exercise, healthy childhood diet ensure bigger brains in adults, less anxiety
California | April 9, 2021 8:14:09 PM IST
Exercise and a healthy diet in childhood lead to adults with bigger brains and lower levels of anxiety, according to new UC Riverside research on mice. ... read..


India's COVID-19 vaccination drive underway in full swing: MoS G Kishan Reddy
Hyderabad (Telangana) | April 9, 2021 8:14:04 PM IST
The COVID-19 vaccination drive in India is underway in full swing, said Minister of State G Kishan Reddy, adding that with the help of both that Centre and states vaccines were being made available to the common people. ... read..


Non-uniformity of Himalayas could result in significantly large earthquake events, says study
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 8:14:03 PM IST
Scientists have found that the Himalayas are not uniform and assume different physical and mechanical properties in different directions - a property present in crystals called anisotropy which could result in significantly large earthquake events in the ... read..


5 terrorists killed in encounter in Shopian, says IGP Kashmir
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | April 9, 2021 8:14:00 PM IST
A total of seven militants were killed in twin encounters in south Kashmir on Friday, said Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar. ... read..


Delhi court convicts AAP MLA Akhilesh Pati Tripathi in 2013 unlawful assembly case
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 8:13:56 PM IST
A Delhi court on Friday convicted Aam Aadmi Party MLA Akhilesh Pati Tripathi in connection with a 2013 unlawful assembly case. ... read..


No cases of COVID-19 among protesting farmers, claim doctors at Singhu border
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 8:13:55 PM IST
Doctors and NGOs running medical camps at the Singhu border have claimed that no farmers protesting here have been tested positive for COVID-19 yet and they are safe due to their strong immunity power. ... read..


Three crore vaccinations administered to beneficiaries aged 60 plus: Harsh Vardhan
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 8:13:53 PM IST
Over three crore vaccinations have been administered to beneficiaries aged 60-plus, and more than 9.43 crore doses have been given till 9 am on Friday, said Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan while addressing 24th meeting of the high-level Group of Minis ... read..


20 AIIMS doctors test positive for COVID-19, three of them had got first dose of vaccine
By Joymala Bagchi

New Delhi | April 9, 2021 8:13:52 PM IST
Twenty doctors of AIl India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi, including 18 residents doctors and two faculty members, have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past few days, official sources said. ... read..


EC removes Mamata's Banerjee security officer ahead of phase IV polls
Kolkata (West Bengal) | April 9, 2021 8:13:50 PM IST
The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Thursday removed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's security officer Ashok Chakraborty with immediate effect. ... read..


Mumbai's Girgaum Chowpatty wears deserted look after new BMC norms
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | April 9, 2021 8:13:49 PM IST
The Girgaum Chowpatty beach in Mumbai wore a deserted look on Friday as the BMC ordered that all beaches in the city will remain shut till April 30 owing to the increase in COVID-19 cases. ... read..


Kerala: Cong to probe how its posters landed in scrap shop
Thiruvananthapuram | Friday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
In a case of serious callousness by a section of the Congress workers here, the party has decided to conduct a probe on how unused election posters landed in a scrap shop. ... read..


Winds of change blowing across Bikru village
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) | Friday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
The winds of change are finally blowing through the Bikru village that witnessed the massacre of eight policemen in July last year. ... read..


Italy asked to deposit Rs 10cr for Kerala fishermen's families
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday asked Italy to deposit Rs 10 crore, that would be paid to the families of two Kerala fishermen killed by Italian marines, in an account specified by the Ministry of External Affairs. ... read..


Public roads should not be blocked in protests: Supreme Court
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 7:44:16 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday hearing a plea against the ongoing farmer protest on Delhi borders has said that public roads should not be blocked during protests. ... read..


Education Minister launches NanoSniffer Explosive trace detector developed jointly by IIT Delhi, Bombay
By Amit Kumar

New Delhi (ANI) | April 9, 2021 7:44:11 PM IST
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Friday launched NanoSniffer, the world's first Microsensor-based Explosive Trace Detector (ETD) developed Jointly by IIT Delhi and IIT Bombay in the presence of officials in the Ministry. ... read..


Lokayukta finds Kerala minister KT Jaleel guilty of abuse of power, favoritism, nepotism
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | April 9, 2021 7:44:08 PM IST
The Lokayukta on Friday found KT Jaleel, Kerala Minister for Higher Education and Minority Welfare guilty of 'allegations of abuse of power, favouritism, nepotism and violation of Oath of Office' and ordered that he should 'not continue to hold the post h ... read..


No shortage of train services, no plan to stop them: Railway Board Chairman
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 7:44:01 PM IST
There is no shortage of train services and no plan to stop them and the services will continue to be provided as per demand, Chairman and CEO of Railway Board Suneet Sharma said on Friday. ... read..


Uttarakhand CM says determined to conduct Haridwar Kumbh Mela safely
Haridwar (Uttarakhand) | April 9, 2021 7:43:56 PM IST
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat on Friday said that the state government is determined to conduct Haridwar Kumbh Mela safely. ... read..


Pokhriyal launches made in India explosive trace detector that will reduce dependence on imports
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 7:43:54 PM IST
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' on Friday launched the world's first Microsensor-based Explosive Trace Detector (ETD) called the NanoSniffer and said this affordable device will reduce our dependence on imported ones. ... read..


Cong wants Kerala CEO to look into postal ballot issue
Thiruvananthapuram | Friday, 2021 7:15:05 PM IST
Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala on Friday asked the Chief Electoral officer (CEO) T.R. Meena to ensure that transparency was maintained with regards to the postal ballots after complaints of improper handling had surfaced. ... read..


Treat your loved ones with these 5 sweet vermicelli dishes on Eid-al-Fitr
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 7:13:55 PM IST
Ramadan, also known as Ramazan or Ramzan, is just around the corner! It is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is observed by people belonging to the Muslim community all around the world. ... read..


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

Hooghly (West Bengal) | April 9, 2021 7:13:53 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..


AGuH terror outfit wiped out in J&K
Srinagar | Friday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
With the killing of seven terrorists of Ansar Gazwat-ul-Hind (AGuH) in two different operations in Shopian and Pulwama districts of South Kashmir in the last 24 hours, the proscribed terrorist outfit has been wiped out in Kashmir, top police officials tol ... read..


Sharmila leaves for Khammam to unveil political plans
Hyderabad | Friday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy's sister Y.S. Sharmila left Hyderabad for Khammam on Friday in a big convoy of vehicles to address a public meeting, where she is likely to announce her political plans. ... read..


Lower cut off for RT-PCR test will lead to missing infections: ICMR to Maha
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has informed the Maharashtra government that it is not at all advisable to use a lower cycle threshold (CT) parameter in RT-PCR tests as it will lead to missing several infectious persons and increase disease ... read..


Deshmukh case: CBI questions Vaze again
Mumbai | Friday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday continued the questioning of arrested Mumbai Police officer Sachin Vaze for the second consecutive day in connection with the preliminary enquiry it registered for a probe into allegations of corruption ... read..


The farmers' da Vinci of K'taka who swears by the Sun
Vijayapura (Karnataka) | Friday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
A self-made inventor from a rural background, Girish Badragond's innovations are giving farmers in Karnataka, a fighting chance at making agriculture a winning proposition. ... read..


AGuH chief among 2 killed in Pulwama encounter
Srinagar | Friday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
Chief of proscribed terror outfit Ansar Gazwat-ul-Hind (AGuH) was among the two militants killed during an encounter at Tral in South Kashmir's Pulwama district on Friday, officials said. ... read..


Delhi court directs police to lodge FIR against public servant under SC/ST act
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 6:44:02 PM IST
A Delhi Court has directed Delhi Police to lodge a First Information Report against a public servant under the provisions of the Scheduled Castes or the Scheduled Tribes Act (SC/ST Act). ... read..


5 terrorists killed in Kashmir's Shopian district
Srinagar | Friday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
Five terrorists have been killed in an ongoing encounter between the terrorists and security forces in South Kashmir's Shopian district, police said on Friday. ... read..


EC issues another show cause notice to Mamata
Kolkata | Friday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
The Election Commission (EC) has again issued a show cause notice to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, seeking a written explanation for her "attempt to berate and vilify the central forces by making false, provocative and intemperate statements ... read..


As political leaders relax, it's time for voters to open gift boxes
Chennai | Friday, 2021 6:15:05 PM IST
As the leaders and cadres in Tamil Nadu are relaxing after the rough and tough days of elections and are waiting for the results on May 2, the voters are happy with the 'gift boxes' given to them by the political parties. ... read..


Cong's Hanumantha Rao slams YS Sharmila for holding public meeting in Khammam amid COVID surge
Hyderabad (Telangana) | April 9, 2021 6:14:15 PM IST
Senior Telangana Congress leader V Hanumantha Rao on Friday slammed YS Sharmila, the sister of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, for hosting huge gatherings by holding public meetings and rallies amid a rise in COVID-19 cases. ... read..


CBI again records statement of suspended police officer Sachin Waze
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | April 9, 2021 6:14:09 PM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday, once again recorded the statement of suspended Mumbai Police officer Sachin Waze in connection with the investigation on allegations levelled by former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh against ... read..


Indian Railways to continue running trains as per demand
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 6:14:06 PM IST
Indian Railways will continue to provide train services as per demand and is, at present, running 1,402 specials train services on an average per day. ... read..


5 hacks to stay fit while fasting during the month of Ramadan
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 6:14:05 PM IST
The holy month of Ramadan will soon be commencing with a spiritual zeal spread across the whole nation. Though it's the time of giving and staying humble in prayer, sometimes fasting during the holy month can take a toll on one's body. ... read..


Johnson & Johnson in talks with India for single-dose Covid-19 vaccine Janssen
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 6:14:02 PM IST
US pharma giant Johnson and Johnson on Friday said it is in discussion with the Government of India to soon begin bridging clinical trials in the country for its single-dose Covid-19 vaccine Janssen. ... read..


SC adjourns plea of Mukhtar Ansari's wife
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 6:13:59 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday adjourned the plea of gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari's wife Afshan Ansari alleging 'grave threat' to the life of her husband, whom the top court had recently directed to be shifted to Uttar Pradesh from a jail in Pun ... read..


SC anguished over plea seeking direction to control religious conversions
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday expressed anguish at a PIL seeking direction to the Centre to take steps and consider a new law to check religious conversions. ... read..


Air India Express flight makes emergency landing at Kozhikode airport
| Friday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST
An Air India Express flight with 17 passengers and crew, which on Friday morning had left for Kuwait from the Kozhikode international airport, made an emergency landing after it was airborne for 30 minutes. ... read..


NITI Aayog to launch Online Dispute Resolution handbook on Saturday
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 5:43:57 PM IST
NITI Aayog will launch the first-of-its-kind Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) handbook in India on Saturday. ... read..


Direct tax collections up due to confidence of taxpayers in I-T dept: CBDT chief
By Shailesh Yadav

New Delhi | April 9, 2021 5:43:56 PM IST
Faceless assessment, faceless appeals and online facilities have provided confidence to taxpayers, so they are discharging their tax obligations and this is the main reason why direct tax collection surpassed revised budget estimate for 2020-21, says Cent ... read..


Karnataka: Villagers restore centuries old water tanks without monetary help from Govt
Shivamogga (Karnataka) | April 9, 2021 5:43:54 PM IST
Locals in Chipli Lingadahalli village in Sagar Taluk of Karnataka's Shivamogga district, claim that they have restored the centuries-old tanks in the village without taking monetary assistance from the government. ... read..


Is it right to export Covid vaccines amid surge in cases: Rahul
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday took potshots at the BJP-led Central government over the export of Covid vaccines and said that the government should help all states without any discrimination. ... read..


Priyanka slams CBSE over exams amid Covid-19
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday slammed the decision of the education boards in the country, including the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), to conduct exams under the deteriorating Covid-19 situation in the country. ... read..


PM Modi releases Hindi version of 'Odisha Itihaas', stresses on study of history
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 5:13:53 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday stressed the need for much wider study of history and said the subject should not only be a lesson of the past but should also be the mirror of the future. ... read..


'Prerna' empowers Punjab farm women as changemakers
Chandigarh | Friday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
Benefiting at the grassroots by gaining economic independence and turning into a changemaker in agriculture, Baljinder Kaur, in her late thirties, is the wife of a marginal farmer who owns two-and-a-half acre of land in the Hulka village in Mohali distric ... read..


Tulips add magical colours to Kashmir's landscape as weather remains dry
Srinagar | Friday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
Thousands of tulip flowers in bloom with myriad colours are adding a magical tinge these days to the already beautiful landscape around Asia's largest tulip garden situated in Srinagar city. ... read..


Unchecked climate change could extinct species like snow leopard
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
Many animals and plants unique to the world's most stunning natural places face extinction if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, according to a new scientific study published in the journal Biological Conservation. ... read..


How an alcohol-addicted village became a model for organic farming
Bahraich | Friday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
From being a village with a high unemployment rate, whose natives were heavily dependent on alcohol, to becoming a model for SRI (System of Rice Intensification) and organic farming, the transformation of Kailashnagar, a tiny forest village in the Bahraic ... read..


Open vaccination program for everyone: Rahul Gandhi in letter to PM Modi
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 4:43:56 PM IST
Highlighting the concerns related to the Covid-19 pandemic, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to open up the country's vaccination program to everyone who needs it. ... read..


SC dismisses plea seeking CBI probe into Mamata's injury incident at Nandigram
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 4:43:50 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a petition seeking a CBI investigation into the alleged incident at Nandigram in West Bengal, which left Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee injured on March 10. ... read..


Farmers in Singur find themselves in Catch-22 situation
By Joymala Bagchi

Hooghly (West Bengal) | April 9, 2021 4:43:47 PM 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..


Desi soaps finally give men the limelight
Mumbai | Friday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
Gone are the days when male actors had nothing substantial to contribute to a story on television soaps. TV has traditionally been an actress' medium, and till not long ago the men before the camera were little more than props, as 'saas' and 'bahu' square ... read..


COVID-19: Bengaluru Archdiocese suspends public religious services till April 20
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | April 9, 2021 4:13:59 PM IST
All public religious services in churches and chapels across Bengaluru Urban and Bengaluru Rural districts of the Archdiocese will be suspended till April 20. ... read..


Amit Shah dines with founding member of BJP in Kolkata
Kolkata (West Bengal) | April 9, 2021 4:13:55 PM IST
Ahead of the fourth phase of the West Bengal assembly elections, Union Home Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Amit Shah on Friday had lunch at the residence of a founding member of the party in Kolkata, Samarendra Prasad Biswas. ... read..


Govt receives around Rs 14.18 crore for rejuvenation of river Ganga
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 4:13:53 PM IST
The Central government has received around 14.18 crore fund for conservation and rejuvenation of river Ganga in the year 2020-21, Ministry of Jal Shakti said on Thursday. ... read..


After FB, LinkedIn now faces massive 500 mn users' data leak
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
While people are yet to digest the huge Facebook data leak of 533 million users (including 6.1 million Indians), Microsoft-owned professional networking platform LinkedIn is now facing a massive data leak of 500 million users that is allegedly being sold ... read..


UP police officer falls prey to cyber frauds
Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh) | Friday, 2021 3:45:05 PM IST
Moradabad's deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Balram Singh fell prey to cyber frauds who created his fake Facebook profile and sent messages to his friends, seeking money to deal with a medical emergency. ... read..


Sunni Board to challenge ASI survey order for Gyanvapi mosque
Lucknow | Friday, 2021 3:45:05 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board has said that it will challenge the Varanasi court order, allowing archaeological survey to take place at the Kashi Vishwanath-Gyanvapi mosque site, in the higher court. ... read..


Delhi HC gives anticipatory bail to journalist Varun Hiremath accused of rape
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 3:44:06 PM IST
The Delhi High court on Friday granted interim anticipatory bail to Mumbai-based journalist Varun Hiremath who is accused of raping a Pune-based model. ... read..


Retailers stage protest against TN govt over closer of shops in Koyambedu
Koyambedu (Tamil Nadu) | April 9, 2021 3:44:04 PM IST
The retail vegetables and fruits shopkeepers of the Koyambedu market staged a protest on Friday against restriction imposed by the Tamil Nadu government on Thursday in view of COVID-19. ... read..


Pawan Kalyan fans vandalise theatre after movie stopped due to technical glitch
Jogulamba Gadwal (Telangana) | April 9, 2021 3:43:53 PM IST
A ruckus ensued at a theatre in Jogulamba Gadwal as the audience vandalised infrastructure after the screening of a movie of actor and Jan Sena chief Pawan Kalyan was stopped due to a technical glitch. ... read..


HC refuses to put off Panchayat polls in Covid surge
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) | Friday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
The Allahabad High Court has refused to postpone UP panchayat elections due to Covid-19 surge, saying that the state has declared that protocol is to be adhered during the poll process. ... read..


Ex-IAS officer lodges case of theft against son
Lucknow | Friday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
A retired IAS officer has filed a complaint against his son and daughter-in-law, accusing them of criminal breach of trust and stealing Rs 24 lakh in cash and several gold ornaments from his flat in Gomti Nagar extension area. ... read..


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