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UP BJP to celebrate Ambedkar Jayanti as 'Samrasta Diwas'
Lucknow | Friday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
After the Samajwadi Party announced that it would celebrate 'Dalit Diwali' on Ambedkar Jayanti, the Uttar Pradesh BJP has declared that it would celebrate the occasion as the 'Samrasta Diwas' ( Social Harmony Day) at the booth level. ... read..


Two daughters of BSP leader killed in accident
Shahjahanpur (Uttar Pradesh) | Friday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
Two daughters of a Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader died after the scooter they were riding was hit by an unidentified vehicle. ... read..


Scientists predict 2nd Covid wave to peak between April 15-20
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) | Friday, 2021 3:15:05 PM IST
Scientists are now working on a mathematical model to examine the Covid-19 spread and have predicted that the current second wave will peak somewhere between April 15-20 and then see a decline. ... read..


Kuldeep Senger's wife is BJP candidate in Panchayat polls
Lucknow | Friday, 2021 3:15:05 PM IST
Almost one-and-a-half-years after he was expelled from the BJP on charges of rape, former MLA Kuldeep Singh Senger's wife, Sangeeta Senger has been made party candidate for the upcoming panchayat elections. ... read..


2 terrorists killed in Pulwama encounter (Ld)
Srinagar | Friday, 2021 3:15:05 PM IST
Two terrorists were killed in an encounter at Tral in South Kashmir's Pulwama district on Friday, officials said. ... read..


New terror outfits plan revenge attacks on security forces in Kashmir
By Ankur Sharma

New Delhi | April 9, 2021 3:14:11 PM IST
Newly-floated terror outfits, entrusted with the task of gaining ground in Kashmir valley by Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and Hizbul Mujahideen are planning revenge attacks by targeting ground commanders and troops of security forces in Kashmir involved in the m ... read..


Nothing wrong in giving ticket to Sengar's wife for UP local body election: Shiv Pratap Shukla
By Amit Kumar

New Delhi | April 9, 2021 3:14:10 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and its Chief Whip in the Rajya Sabha Shiv Pratap Shukla strongly supported the decision of the Uttar Pradesh state unit to give a ticket to former party MLA Kuldeep Sengar's wife Sangeeta Sengar. ... read..


Having a supportive partner minimises negative impacts of an individual's depression: Study
Washington | April 9, 2021 3:14:08 PM IST
Having a responsive and supportive partner minimises the negative impacts of an individual's depression or external stress on their romantic relationship, according to a new research. ... read..


Facebook's Clubhouse rival app Hotline has started beta testing
Washington | April 9, 2021 3:14:05 PM IST
American technology conglomerate Facebook has now launched an experimental web app called Hotline as a part of its public beta test. The app allows users to speak to an audience, who can ask questions by text or audio. ... read..


SC defers hearing in matter relating to priority Covid-19 vaccination of lawyers, judges for two weeks
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 3:14:01 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday deferred the hearing in the matter relating to the inclusion of lawyers, judges and court staff in the priority list for the Covid-19 vaccine for two weeks. ... read..


Reports on vaccine shortage incorrect; all states provided adequate doses: Amit Shah
Kolkata (West Bengal) | April 9, 2021 3:13:58 PM IST
Refuting reports regarding COVID vaccine shortages in various states, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday said all states are being provided with an adequate number of vaccine doses. ... read..


Indian Army strengthens mountain strikes corps looking after China border
By Ajit Dubey

New Delhi | April 9, 2021 3:13:53 PM IST
Further strengthening its deployments along the Northern borders, the Indian Army is adding around 10,000 more troops to its only mountain strike corps responsible for looking after offensive operations along the China border. ... read..


Amid slowdown, scientists assess changes in marine life behaviour
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 2:45:05 PM IST
Travel and economic slowdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic have combined to put the brakes on shipping, seafloor exploration, and many other human activities in the ocean, creating a unique moment to begin a time-series study of the impacts of sound on mar ... read..


Delhi Court directs police to lodge FIR against Dwarka SHO under SC/ST Act
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 2:44:05 PM IST
A Delhi Court has directed Delhi Police to lodge a First Information Report (FIR) against the Dwarka Police Station House Officer (SHO) under the provisions of the Scheduled Castes or the Scheduled Tribes Act (SC/ST Act) for levelling several serious fals ... read..


Fire breaks out at building in Thane's Ghodbunder Road, 20 rescued
Thane (Maharashtra) | April 9, 2021 2:44:02 PM IST
Around 20 people were rescued safely from a massive fire that broke out at a building in Ghodbunder Road, Thane on Friday. ... read..


PM Modi is serious, proactive about our issues: Mumbai Mayor on vaccine shortage claims
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | April 9, 2021 2:43:58 PM IST
A day after Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said the state is facing a COVID-19 vaccine crunch and demanded 40 lakh doses every week from the Centre, Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar on Friday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is serious and proactiv ... read..


Reports about migrant workers going home due to COVID-19 not correct, Northern Railway
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 2:43:56 PM IST
Reports in a section of media about migrant workers going home due to COVID-19 are not correct, said Deepak Kumar, Chief Public Relation Officers (CPRO) Northern Railway. ... read..


There will be 1946 Calcutta Killings like situation if Mamata gets another term in Bengal: BJP veteran
Kolkata (West Bengal) | April 9, 2021 2:43:55 PM IST
There will be a 1946 Calcutta Killings like situation if Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee gets another term to rule West Bengal, said veteran BJP leader Samarendra Prasad Biswas, whom Union Minister Amit Shah will meet on Friday during his Kolkata visit. ... read..


India administers over 9.43 cr COVID-19 vaccine doses
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 2:43:52 PM IST
The cumulative number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in India crossed 9.43 crore on Friday, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. ... read..


Covid surge: PMO's top priority to prevent reverse migration of workers this time
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 2:15:06 PM IST
With a sudden surge in Covid-19 cases in India, preventing another reverse migration of workers, particularly from key industrial areas, seems to be the top most priority of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO). ... read..


Encounter erupts in Kashmir's Pulwama district
Srinagar | Friday, 2021 2:15:06 PM IST
An encounter erupted between terrorists and security forces in the South Kashmir's Pulwama district on Friday, officials said. ... read..


Crowd seen outside closed vaccination centre in Mumbai
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | April 9, 2021 2:14:03 PM IST
A gathering of people were seen outside Mumbai's BKC Jumbo vaccination centre following its closure after vaccines ran out of stock there. ... read..


PM Modi lauds contribution of tribal community to nation's freedom struggle
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 2:14:00 PM IST
Remembering the contribution of Odisha's tribal community in India's freedom struggle, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the tribals never allowed a moment of peace to the 'foreign hukoomat' (regime). ... read..


Over 6.45 cr COVID-19 doses exported to 84 countries, says Union Health Minister
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 2:13:58 PM IST
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Friday informed that the country has, so far, exported 6.45 crores COVID-19 vaccine doses to as many as 84 countries. ... read..


Sale of platform tickets stopped at 6 railway stations of Mumbai
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | April 9, 2021 2:13:57 PM IST
In view of rising COVID-19 cases, the Central Railway on Friday has stopped the sale of platform tickets at six train stations, including Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, with immediate effect. ... read..


Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel takes his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine
Raipur (Chhattisgarh) | April 9, 2021 2:13:54 PM IST
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Friday took his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial Medical College in Raipur. ... read..


Karnataka CM urges KSRTC, BMTC employees to end strike
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | April 9, 2021 2:13:50 PM IST
Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Friday appealed to the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) and Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) employees to end the strike and get back to work. ... read..


My concern is to protect farmers from COVID-19 at Haryana border: Anil Vij
Ambala (Haryana) | April 9, 2021 1:43:56 PM IST
Haryana Home and Health Minister Anil Vij on Friday said the state will work on the guidelines given by the Prime Minister, but he is concerned about how to protect the protesting farmers at the Haryana border from COVID-19. ... read..


Bengal polls: 'Is Mamata pushing people towards anarchy', asks Shah
Kolkata (West Bengal) | April 9, 2021 1:43:54 PM IST
Hitting out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her remarks on the Central Forces, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday questioned whether she was pushing people towards anarchy. ... read..


Urdu Bulletin: Night curfews, fresh restrictions in several cities after COVID-19 spike covered prominently
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 1:14:06 PM IST
Various Urdu newspapers in the national capital comprehensively covered the COVID-19 situation and the resulting restrictions, partial lockdowns and night curfews in several cities of the country. ... read..


Delhi: Two men arrested for using monkeys to rob people
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 1:14:03 PM IST
Delhi Police arrested two men on Friday for allegedly robbing people by using monkeys. ... read..


Odisha reports 1,282 new COVID-19 cases
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | April 9, 2021 1:14:00 PM IST
Odisha reported 1,282 new COVID-19 cases and 228 recoveries and one death on Thursday, according to the state health bulletin. ... read..


West Bengal polls: BJP candidate's convoy attacked in Howrah
Howrah (West Bengal) | April 9, 2021 1:13:58 PM IST
The convoy of BJP candidate from Howrah Dakshin Rantideb Sengupta was allegedly attacked by unidentified persons on Thursday. ... read..


Necessary that Odisha's comprehensive, diverse history reaches country: PM Modi
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 1:13:53 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the Hindi translation of the book 'Odisha Itihaas' written by 'Utkal Keshari' Dr Harekrushna Mahtab on Friday. ... read..


Priyanka Gandhi slams CBSE over exam plans amid COVID-19 spike in India
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 12:44:09 PM IST
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday slammed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for holding exams amid the COVID-19 spike in the country and said the exams should either be cancelled or rescheduled. ... read..


Want to see implementation of Uniform Civil Code during my lifetime, says veteran BJP leader ahead of meet with Amit Shah
By Pragya Kaushika

Kolkata (West Bengal) | April 9, 2021 12:44:08 PM IST
As part of series of visits to veteran leaders of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to acknowledge their contribution to the party, the Union Home Minister Amit Shah is scheduled to meet Samrendra Prasad Biswas, one of its stalwarts in the poll-bound West Beng ... read..


Lucknow: KGMU to conduct screening of various departments after 30 doctors test positive for COVID-19
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | April 9, 2021 12:44:05 PM IST
The King George Medical University (KGMU) in Lucknow has decided to conduct screening of various departments after 30 doctors tested positive for COVID-19. ... read..


5 terrorists killed by security forces in J-K's Shopian
Shopian (Jammu and Kashmir) | April 9, 2021 12:44:00 PM IST
A total of five terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian. ... read..


SC dismisses plea seeking direction to control religious conversion
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 12:43:59 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking direction to take steps to control religious conversion by intimidating, threatening or deceivingly luring unwitting individuals with gifts or monetary benefits or ... read..


'Yamraj' creates awareness about COVID-19, social distancing in UP's Moradabad
Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh) | April 9, 2021 12:43:56 PM IST
A local artist dressed up as Yamraj, the God of death, and visited various localities of Moradabad city on Friday to create awareness about COVID-19 and the need to follow health and sanitation norms. ... read..


High-stake 'Khela' in Bengal: Top leaders, celebrities in Phase-IV battleground
Kolkata (West Bengal) | April 9, 2021 12:43:54 PM IST
From heavyweight leaders to celebrities, stakes are high in the fourth phase of the West Bengal Assembly elections that will be held on Saturday. ... read..


Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind chief Imtiyaz Shah among 2 terrorists killed in J-K's Tral encounter
Awantipora (Jammu and Kashmir) | April 9, 2021 12:43:53 PM IST
Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind (AGuH) chief terrorist Imtiyaz Shah was killed in the encounter between terrorists and security forces at Nowbugh in the Tral area of Awantipora district in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. ... read..


Three day-old student passes Class 8, shows Bihar school certificate
Patna | Friday, 2021 12:15:05 PM IST
A Transfer Certificate issued by a Bihar school shows that a three day-old student passed Class 8 exams. As per the TC, the student was born on March 20, 2007 while he passed the exam on March 23, 2007. ... read..


Pune: Case registered against at least 50 traders for violating COVID-19 norms during protest
Pune (Maharashtra) | April 9, 2021 12:14:04 PM IST
Pune police have registered a case against at least 50 traders at Vishrambaug Police station for violating COVID-19 guidelines during their protest on Thursday against restrictions imposed by the state government in view of rising COVID-19 cases. ... read..


NCB conducts raids across Mumbai, 4 drug peddlers held
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | April 9, 2021 12:14:02 PM IST
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested four drug peddlers after conducting raids at several locations in Mumbai on Thursday night. ... read..


700 garbage pickers employed by Indore Municipal Corporation
Indore (Madhya Pradesh) | April 9, 2021 12:14:00 PM IST
Indore Municipal Corporation has employed around 700 city's garbage pickers on its trenching ground giving them hope for the future. ... read..


0.46 pc COVID-19 patients on ventilators, 2.31 pc in ICU: Harsh Vardhan
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 12:13:52 PM IST
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Friday informed that 0.46 per cent of active COVID-19 patients are on ventilators and 2.31 per cent are in ICU. ... read..


EC issues notice to Mamata, seeks explanation on statements against Central forces
Kolkata (West Bengal) | April 9, 2021 11:44:07 AM IST
The Election Commission issued a notice to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee asking her to explain her stand by April 10 regarding her statements against Central forces on March 28 and April 7. This is the second notice issued to her by the Elect ... read..


Karnataka govt nullifies Mysuru DC's orders on COVID-19 restrictions
Mysuru (Karnataka) | April 9, 2021 11:44:06 AM IST
The restrictions and guidelines including negative COVID-19 reports announced by Deputy Commissioner Rohini Sindhuri were taken down by the Karnataka government on Thursday evening. ... read..


Delhi's Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital suspends all non-COVID-19 services
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 11:44:03 AM IST
In view of the surge of COVID-19 patients, Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital in Delhi suspended all the non-COVID-19 services with immediate effect till further orders. ... read..


Karnataka Transport Dept warns of action against KSRTC, others over strike
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | April 9, 2021 11:43:58 AM IST
The Karnataka Transport Department on Friday said that they can take action against Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) and Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) employees and two other organisations who are supporting a strik ... read..


YS Sharmila likely to float new political party today
Telangana (Hyderabad) | April 9, 2021 11:43:57 AM IST
YS Sharmila, sister of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, is likely to float a new political party in today's 'Sankalpa Sabha' in Telangana's Khammam. ... read..


Mumbai police seizes 272 Remdesivir injections, 2 arrested
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | April 9, 2021 11:43:54 AM IST
The Crime Branch of Mumbai Police on Friday recovered as many as 272 injections of Remdesivir from a shop in Mumbai's Andheri area, allegedly stocked up for sale in the black market, according to Mumbai Police. ... read..


COVID-19 surge: Calcutta High Court to hold hearings through hybrid mode till April 30
Kolkata (West Bengal) | April 9, 2021 11:43:52 AM IST
In view of the recent surge in the COVID-19 cases, the Calcutta High Court, on the recommendation of its Covid Committee, on Thursday decided to hold hearings through hybrid mode (both physical and virtual) from April 12 to 30, 2021 at principal seat at K ... read..


Cong leaders offer blank cheque to Indore DM, urge him to arrange Remdesivir
Indore (Madhya Pradesh) | April 9, 2021 11:14:02 AM IST
Congress leader Sajjan Singh Verma and other party leaders on Thursday offered a blank cheque to the district magistrate of Indore and asked him to arrange an adequate supply of Remdesivir injection for the economically challenged people of Madhya Pradesh ... read..


BJP workers accuse TMC workers of vandalising party office in Durgapur
Durgapur (West Bengal) | April 9, 2021 11:13:56 AM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers in Durgapur accused Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers of vandalising the party office in Basudha area of the city on Thursday. ... read..


Covid negative report or final vaccination certificate mandatory for entry into Odisha
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | April 9, 2021 11:13:54 AM IST
The new guidelines issued by the Odisha government on Friday in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases, make it mandatory for people coming to the state to produce either a negative RT-PCR test report obtained within 72 hours of entry or final vaccination cert ... read..


Kerala: Air India Express flight makes emergency landing in Kozhikode following fire warning
Kozhikode (Kerala) | April 9, 2021 11:13:52 AM IST
Following a fire warning in the Cargo compartment, an Air India Express flight made an emergency landing at Kozhikode in Kerala on Friday. ... read..


India reports highest single-day spike with over 1.31 lakh new Covid-19 cases
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 10:43:59 AM IST
For the third consecutive day, India witnessed the highest single-day spike of new Covid-19 cases after reporting over 1.31 lakh cases on Friday. ... read..


UP panchayat poll: BJP nominates rape convict Kuldeep Sengar's wife
Unnao (Uttar Pradesh) | April 9, 2021 10:43:58 AM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party's list of candidates for the Zila Panchayat poll in five districts of Uttar Pradesh includes the name of rape convict and former BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar's wife, Sangeeta Sengar. ... read..


Vaccinate all frontline workers within week, says Telangana CM
Hyderabad (Telangana) | April 9, 2021 10:13:54 AM IST
In view of the rising Covid-19 cases in the state, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao said that all the front-line workers should be vaccinated and the entire process should be completed in a week's time. ... read..


'Acche Din' for Varanasi's wooden toy industry post mention in PM Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat'
Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) | April 9, 2021 10:13:52 AM IST
Varanasi's wooden toy industry is witnessing 'Acche Din' as sales have gone up after Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned the industry in his monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat' in September last year. ... read..


WB: TMC worker accuses BJP of attacking its candidate from Mathabhanga
Cooch Behar (West Bengal) | April 9, 2021 9:43:57 AM IST
Girindra Nath Barman, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) candidate from Mathabhanga, was attacked by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers while he was returning from election campaign on Thursday, alleged TMC workers. ... read..


CCB arrests 12 'rowdy sheeters' in Bengaluru
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | April 9, 2021 9:43:53 AM IST
The Central Crime Branch (CCB) of Karnataka Police arrested 12 rowdy sheeters from Bengaluru, informed Sandeep Patil, Joint Commissioner of police on Thursday. ... read..


Tral encounter: 2 terrorists killed by security forces in J-K's Awantipora
Awantipora (Jammu and Kashmir) | April 9, 2021 9:13:52 AM IST
At least two unidentified terrorists were killed in an ongoing encounter between terrorists and security forces at Nowbugh in the Tral area of Awantipora district in Jammu and Kashmir. ... read..


Indian Army donates Rs 1 lakh for pucca shade to Dargah in Poonch
Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir) | April 9, 2021 9:13:51 AM IST
Indian Army on Thursday organised a felicitation ceremony in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch to promote communal harmony in the region and donated Rs 1 lakh for a pucca shade to the "Pir Baba Dargah" at Sune Gali. ... read..


Cong urges EC to deploy Central forces along with officials to collect postal ballot from disabled, voters over 80 years
Kolkata (West Bengal) | April 9, 2021 9:13:49 AM IST
West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee President Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury wrote to the Election Commission (EC) requesting the deployment of Central forces personnel to accompany polling officers who will go to houses of disabled persons and people above 80 ... read..


Night curfew adversely affects wedding business in UP
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | April 9, 2021 9:13:48 AM IST
Amid the surge in COVID-19 cases in the state, the administration has imposed strict restrictions like night curfew and restrictions on attendees at weddings, but this has adversely affected the event industry which is still recovering from the aftermath ... read..


3 terrorists killed by security forces, two trapped in J-K's Shopian
Shopian (Jammu and Kashmir) | April 9, 2021 9:13:46 AM IST
At least three terrorists were killed in an ongoing encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian where two other terrorists are holed up inside a mosque. ... read..


Ministry to roll out planning exercise of Jal Jeevan Mission
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 8:45:06 AM IST
Ministry of Jal Shakti is going to roll out the annual planning exercise of the Jal Jeevan Mission with States and UTs from Friday. ... read..


90 students of IIT Roorkee test positive for COVID-19, hostels sealed
Roorkee (Uttarakhand) | April 9, 2021 8:43:55 AM IST
A total of 90 students have tested positive for COVID-19 at Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) Roorkee in the last few days, said IIT Roorkee media cell in-charge Sonika Srivastava on Thursday. ... read..


Terrorist held by NIA in Jammu part of J-K Gazanavi Force
Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) | April 9, 2021 8:43:54 AM IST
The terrorist Shahid Naveed arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) from Jammu airport was part of the terrorist organisation--Jammu and Kashmir Gazanavi Force. ... read..


Encounter underway between terrorists, security forces in J-K's Awantipora
Awantipora (Jammu and Kashmir) | April 9, 2021 8:43:51 AM IST
An encounter is currently underway between terrorists and security forces at Nowbugh in the Tral area of Awantipora district in Jammu and Kashmir. ... read..


Bus strike: K'taka seeks help from Armed forces, police
Bengaluru | Friday, 2021 8:15:06 AM IST
Karnataka announced slew of measures including offering honorarium to retired drivers and conductors besides roping in private players to silence its employee rebellion in the state. ... read..


Migrant labourers leave Mumbai in packed trains fearing lockdown
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | April 9, 2021 7:43:50 AM IST
Amid the surge in COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra, trains at Mumbai's Lokmanya Tilak Terminus were seen packed with migrant workers as they feared an impending lockdown. ... read..


COVID-induced night curfew hampers wedding season in Delhi
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 7:43:48 AM IST
The night curfew imposed in the national capital amid the resurgence of Covid-19 has adversely affected the businesses of several wedding halls. ... read..


Amit Shah to hold 4 public programs in West Bengal today
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 7:13:44 AM IST
Ahead of West Bengal's phase IV elections, Union Home Minister Amit Shah will hold four public programs in the state on Friday. ... read..


Jagan writes personalised letter to woo Tirupati voters
Tirupati | Friday, 2021 6:45:06 AM IST
At a time when stars are descending on the Tirupati Lok Sabha constituency to canvass for votes for the April 17 bypoll, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday wrote personalised letters to the constituency's residents, listing h ... read..


Guj: Amid spike in Covid cases, Cong, AAP urge SEC to postpone GMC polls
Gandhinagar | Friday, 2021 6:45:06 AM IST
Amid the spiralling Covid-19 cases, the Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) have appealed to the State Election Commission (SEC) to postpone the Gandhinagar Municipal Corporation (GMC) elections, slated for April 18. ... read..


Mother strangulates 3-yr-old daughter to death in B'luru
Bengaluru | Friday, 2021 6:45:06 AM IST
A 26-year-old woman strangulated her three-year-old daughter to death using her 'dupatta' (veil) after the minor reportedly took the side of her father during a tiff over who should watch TV, the police said. ... read..


ED attaches properties of former UP minister worth Rs 36.94 cr
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 6:45:06 AM IST
The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday said it has attached properties of former Uttar Pradesh Minister Gayatri Prajapati and his family members, to the tune of Rs 36.94 crore, under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. ... read..


PM Modi to release hindi version of 'Odisha Itihaas' by Dr Harekrushna Mahtab today
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 6:43:49 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release the Hindi translation of the book 'Odisha Itihaas' written by 'Utkal Keshari' Dr Harekrushna Mahtab on Friday at 12 noon from Ambedkar International Center, Janpath, New Delhi. ... read..


Nadda to hold 3 roadshows in West Bengal today
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 6:43:46 AM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party national chief Jagat Prakash Nadda will hold three roadshows in poll-bound West Bengal on Friday. ... read..


Tackle human trafficking with victim-centred approach: Andhra Guv
Amaravati | Friday, 2021 6:15:06 AM IST
Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan has stressed on the need to tackle the menace of human trafficking with a victim-centred approach. ... read..


Shift to Assam, recruit from state, ULFA-I warns tea company
Guwahati | Friday, 2021 6:15:06 AM IST
The anti-talk ULFA-I on Thursday demanded Kolkata-based Amalgamated Plantation Pvt Ltd relocate its administrative offices to Assam and recruit only indigenous people of the state in various positions, otherwise it would take action. ... read..


BJP to train guns on Cong in remaining phases of Bengal polls
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 6:15:06 AM IST
To ensure division of non-BJP votes among the ruling Trinamool Congress and the 'Samyukta Morcha', the saffron party will start attacking the Congress in the remaining fives phases of Assembly elections in the state. ... read..


Rebel YSRCP MP to file fresh plea for cancelling Jagan's bail
Amaravati | Friday, 2021 6:15:06 AM IST
Rebel YSRCP rebel MP Kanumuru Raghurama Krishna Raju is upping the ante against Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy by approaching the courts to seek cancellation of his bail, alleging that his life is under threat. ... read..


Andhra conducts polling in Odisha's kotia violating Supreme Court order
Koraput (Odisha) | April 9, 2021 6:13:51 AM IST
Andhra Pradesh Government on Thursday conducted elections in two villages under Kotia Gram Panchayat in Koraput district of Odisha despite the areas being declared as containment zones as few villagers were reported corona positive. ... read..


Kerala Assembly polls: KPCC's Kannur district president complains to EC against Vijayan
Kannur (Kerala) | April 9, 2021 5:43:56 AM IST
Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee's Kannur district president Satheesan Pacheni has sent a petition to Chief Electoral Officer Teeka Ram Meena demanding action against Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan alleging he has violated the Model code of condu ... read..


CISF nabs 2 passengers with gold worth approx Rs 44.8 lakh at Hyderabad Airport
Hyderabad (Telangana) | April 9, 2021 5:43:53 AM IST
Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) officials nabbed two passengers who were allegedly smuggling gold in paste form worth approximately Rs 44.80 lakh at Hyderabad Airport on Thursday. ... read..


Karnataka Central Diocese asks churches not to hold worship services till April 30
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | April 9, 2021 5:43:50 AM IST
Karnataka Central Diocese asked churches not to hold worship services from April 11 to April 30 and to open churches on Sundays for 'personal prayers' by individuals. ... read..


MVA's CMP is 'collect money through police', says Javadekar
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 5:15:05 AM IST
A day after arrested-suspended Mumbai cop Sachin Vaze's letter to the Special NIA Court accused the top functionaries of the Maha Vikas Aghadi government of pressuring him to extort money, Union minister Prakash Javadekar said on Thursday that Maharashtra ... read..


Centre betrayed youth for not providing 'jobs and jabs', says Congress
By Siddharth Sharma

New Delhi | April 9, 2021 5:13:54 AM IST
Congress leader Jaiveer Shergill on Thursday attacked the Central government on the issue of the vaccination drive for Covid-19, saying, the Modi government has ignored and betrayed the young generation of the country by not proving the jabs to prevent th ... read..


NIA files supplementary chargesheet in KLF narco-terror case
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 5:13:52 AM IST
The National Investigative Agency (NIA) filed a supplementary charge-sheet in Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) narco-terror case in NIA Special Court in Mohali in Punjab against Amritsar resident Rajender Singh, Parminder Pal Singh and Jasmeet Singh Hakim ... read..


Highlight Guru Teg Bahadur's sacrifice for religious freedom: Kharge
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
The 400th Birth Anniversary (Prakash Purab) of Guru Teg Bahadur should not be looked only as a "religious event" but his sacrifice for the religious freedom should be highlighted, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge said on Thursday. ... read..


Rs 2,000 aid, 25 kg rice to private teachers in Telangana (Lead)
Hyderabad | Friday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
The Telangana government on Thursday decided to provide financial assistance of Rs 2,000 and 25 kg rice every month to each of the teachers and other staff of recognised private educational institutions in the state. ... read..


Animals in Telangana forests flock to saucer pits to quench thirst
Hyderabad | Friday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
Wild animals in the forests of Telangana are flocking to saucer pits dug and filled with water by the forest authorities to quench their thirst in the scorching summer. ... read..


AGuH chief trapped, 3 terrorists killed in Shopian gunfight (2nd Lead)
Srinagar | Friday, 2021 4:15:06 AM IST
Proscribed terror outfit Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind's (AGuH) chief has been trapped in an ongoing encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district in which three unidentified terrorists have been killed on Thursday, officials said ... read..


41 parties put up candidates for Assam polls, 5 more than last time
Guwahati | Friday, 2021 4:15:06 AM IST
In all, 41 political parties, including seven national parties, put up candidates in the recently concluded three-phase elections to the 126-member Assam assembly, five more than the 36 outfits that contested the previous polls in 2016. ... read..


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