Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Delhi CM calls for stopping spread of dengue
New Delhi | September 27, 2020 3:12:16 PM IST
To combat the menace of dengue, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday changed the water of the pots in his house following a 10-minute-long inspection that he has planned to carry out every Sunday. ... read..

College student arrested for sending obscene messages on Facebook
New Delhi | September 27, 2020 3:12:15 PM IST
A first-year college student has been arrested by the cyber cell of the Delhi Police for sending obscene messages and harassing women on Facebook. ... read..

India, Japan naval exercise JIMEX-2020 begins in Arabian Sea
New Delhi | September 27, 2020 3:12:13 PM IST
Indian Navy and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ships conducted operations in close formation at JIMEX-2020, the 4th edition of India-Japan Maritime bilateral exercise. ... read..

If RJD comes to power, 10 lakh govt jobs to be approved in first Cabinet: Tejashwi Yadav
Patna (Bihar) | September 27, 2020 2:42:27 PM IST
If the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) forms government in Bihar, then 10 lakh permanent, government jobs will be approved in the first Cabinet meeting itself, said RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Sunday. ... read..

Himachal Pradesh reports 12 fresh COVID-19 cases
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) | September 27, 2020 2:42:25 PM IST
Himachal Pradesh reported 12 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 14,008. ... read..

Jaswant Singh will be remembered for fashioning foreign policy for nuclear India: EAM Jaishankar
New Delhi | September 27, 2020 2:42:19 PM IST
External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar condoled the demise of former Cabinet Minister Jaswant Singh, who passed away on Sunday morning. Jaishankar said that Singh will be remembered for fashioning a foreign policy for a nuclear India. ... read..

West Bengal: BJP 'padyatras' to counter TMC propaganda on farm Bills
By Pragya Kaushika

New Delhi | September 27, 2020 2:42:16 PM IST
Apart from Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will also reach out to farmers in West Bengal through 'padyatras' in order to dispel the misinformation spread by the Opposition parties over the agriculture sector reform Bills. ... read..

BSF foils infiltration bid by terrorists at Samba International Border
Samba (Jammu and Kashmir) | September 27, 2020 2:12:22 PM IST
The Border Security Force (BSF) troops foiled an infiltration attempt at the International Border in Samba sector on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday. ... read..

Chidambaram, Kumaraswamy condole Jaswant Singh's demise
New Delhi | September 27, 2020 2:12:21 PM IST
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Sunday conveyed his condolences to the family after the demise of former union minister Jaswant Singh while terming him as a "gracious gentleman". ... read..

Jaswant Singh: A look into life of Vajpayee era stalwart
New Delhi | September 27, 2020 2:12:18 PM IST
Former Union Minister and veteran BJP leader Jaswant Singh passed away on Sunday morning. ... read..

J-K's tourism department organises sports activities to revive sector on World Tourism Day
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | September 27, 2020 2:12:16 PM IST
On the occasion of World Tourism Day, the Tourism Department of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday organised various activities including water sports and 'Shikara race' in Dal Lake, Srinagar. ... read..

PM Modi pays tributes to Bhagat Singh, calls him symbol of bravery and courage
New Delhi | September 27, 2020 2:12:15 PM IST
A day before the 113th birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tributes to the freedom fighter and called him the symbol of bravery and courage. ... read..

J-K: 10-day camp for NCC cadets begins in Nagrota
Nagrota (Jammu & Kashmir) | September 27, 2020 2:12:13 PM IST
A 10-day training camp has been organised by the National Cadet Corps (NCC) for its cadets in Jammu's Nagrota town. ... read..

No plans to enter politics: Actor Sonu Sood
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 1:45:05 PM IST
Actor Sonu Sood, much in the limelight for the charity work he has been doing during the lockdown, especially in facilitating transport for migrant workers to their native places during the initial days (of the lockdown) is clear that entering politics is ... read..

Karnataka: 7 people, including pregnant woman killed in road accident
Kalaburagi (Karnataka) | September 27, 2020 1:42:16 PM IST
Seven people including a pregnant woman died in an accident when the car they were travelling in crashed into a standing truck near Savalagi village here on Sunday. ... read..

Farms bills 'detrimental' to lawyers, litigants: Bar Council of Delhi
New Delhi | September 27, 2020 1:42:13 PM IST
Bar Council of Delhi (BCD) has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding the jurisdiction of Civil Courts, which have been ousted from the new farm bill and said that the bill is more detrimental to lawyers and litigants. ... read..

Nagaland sculptor recreates village landscape on wooden table
Dimapur (Nagaland) | September 27, 2020 1:12:14 PM IST
Life-like panoramic scenes from a village complete with huts, a bridge and even a gushing waterfall have been recreated on a block of wood fashioned into a glass top dining table by a sculptor in Nagaland. ... read..

Agriculture sector has freed itself from shackles, strong farmers will lay foundation of 'Atmanirbhar Bharat': PM Modi
New Delhi | September 27, 2020 12:42:18 PM IST
Farmers and the farm sector needs to be strong to lay a strong foundation of "Atmanirbhar Bharat", said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday. ... read..

Mali teacher Seydou Dembele's love for India, Bollywood comes up in 'Mann Ki Baat'
New Delhi | September 27, 2020 12:42:14 PM IST
At the 69th edition of the 'Mann Ki Baat' programme aired on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an "interesting" reference to Seydou Dembele from Mali. ... read..

Karnataka Congress leader Dinesh Gundu Rao tests positive for COVID-19
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | September 27, 2020 12:42:13 PM IST
Congress leader and Karnataka Legislative Assembly member Dinesh Gundu Rao tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday. He will quarantine himself for the next 10 days. ... read..

There can be ideological differences but we are not enemies: Sanjay Raut after meeting Fadnavis
New Delhi | September 27, 2020 12:12:19 PM IST
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Sunday said that he met former Maharashtra chief minister and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday to discuss certain issues and that both of them could have ideological differences but there was no enmity between the duo. ... read..

PM Modi urges storytellers to include inspirational stories from 1857-1947 period
New Delhi | September 27, 2020 12:12:16 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged storytellers to include all inspirational stories from the period of foreign rule as the country will celebrate 75 years of independence next year. ... read..

Western Railway to run 6 additional suburban level trains, 2 ladies special to avoid overcrowding
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | September 27, 2020 12:12:12 PM IST
In order to maintain social distancing and to avoid overcrowding, Western Railway has taken the decision to increase the number of daily special suburban services by adding 6 more services including two Ladies Special trains from Monday. ... read..

With low key Navratri, businesses suffer in Gujarat
Ahmedabad (Gujarat) | September 27, 2020 11:42:17 AM IST
The local vendors of Gujarat have raised concerns over losses to their business as Navratri celebration will be kept low-key due to COVID-19 pandemic this year. ... read..

Akali Dal left NDA due to 'political compulsions': BJP
Ludhiana (Punjab) | September 27, 2020 11:42:16 AM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Anil Sarin on Sunday said that Shiromani Akali Dal has quit National Democratic Alliance (NDA) out of "political compulsions" over the passage of farm Bills in the Parliament. He further slammed the Opposition for alleg ... read..

'Where there is a soul, there's a story': PM Modi hails role of modern-day story-tellers
New Delhi | September 27, 2020 11:42:13 AM IST
Where there is a soul, there is a story, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hailing the role played by modern-day story-tellers in the country. ... read..

Odisha to hold 'Radio Pathashala' for school students in view of COVID-19
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | September 27, 2020 11:42:11 AM IST
Following the closure of schools due to the COVID-19, Odisha Government has come up with an idea to hold "Radio Pathashala" to teach students of Class 1 to 8 in the state. ... read..

Coast Guard rescues 12 crew from sinking cargo vessel off Gujarat coast
Ahmedabad (Gujarat) | September 27, 2020 11:12:18 AM IST
The Coast Guard has rescued 12 crew members from the sinking cargo vessel MSV Krishna Sudama in the Arabian Sea, about 18 kilometers from Okha on the coast of Gujarat, officials said on Sunday. ... read..

Assam Rifles seize drugs worth Rs 6.4 crore in Manipur's Chandel district
Chandel (Manipur) | September 27, 2020 11:12:15 AM IST
The Assam Rifles on Saturday intercepted a huge narcotics consignment near Moltuk in Chandel district here, Inspector General of Assam Rifles said. ... read..

Indian Army geared up for battling both China, harsh winters in Eastern Ladakh
By Ajit K Dubey And Sahil Pandey

Chumar-Demchok (Ladakh) | September 27, 2020 11:12:14 AM IST
Engaged in a conflict with China for almost five months, the Indian Army's armoured regiments are ready to take on the Chinese Army at altitudes of over 14,500 feet in the area which is the world's highest battlefield for tanks and infantry combat vehicle ... read..

Yogi Adityanath, Ashok Gehlot condole Jaswant Singh's demise
New Delhi | September 27, 2020 10:42:16 AM IST
Several Chief Ministers, including Yogi Adityanath, Pramod Sawant and Ashok Gehlot, on Sunday condoled the demise of former Union Minister Jaswant Singh. ... read..

Mizoram reports 30 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours
Aizawl (Mizoram) | September 27, 2020 10:42:13 AM IST
Mizoram reported 30 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours on Sunday, according to the State Government. ... read..

Om Birla condoles demise of Jaswant Singh
New Delhi | September 27, 2020 10:12:23 AM IST
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Sunday condoled the demise of former union minister Jaswant Singh. ... read..

Journalist alleges assault by Congress workers in Chhattisgarh's Kanker, video goes viral
Kanker (Chhattisgarh) | September 27, 2020 10:12:22 AM IST
A journalist in Kanker has alleged that he was assaulted by aides of Congres MLA Shishupal Shorey in Kanker of Chhattisgarh on Saturday. ... read..

To resolve water crisis, MP village women cut hill to make way for water into pond
Chhatarpur (Madhya Pradesh) | September 27, 2020 10:12:20 AM IST
Around 250 women from Angrotha village painstakingly cut a hill over a period of 18 months to build a path for water to make its way into a pond in the village, which was struggling to deal with water shortage. ... read..

India reports 88,600 fresh COVID-19 cases, tally mounts to 59,92,533
New Delhi | September 27, 2020 10:12:17 AM IST
With a single-day spike of 88,600 new COVID19 cases, India's COVID-19 case count neared 60-lakh mark, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday. ... read..

Over 1,200 litre liquor recovered, 9 illegal storage seized in Punjab
Chandigarh (Punjab) | September 27, 2020 10:12:14 AM IST
Punjab police on Saturday said it has seized nine illegal liquor storage and distribution points in Majitha, Ajnala and Attari sub-divisions in Amritsar district and recovered 1,230.79 litre liquor. ... read..

Case against villagers for beating up couple in Jharkhand
Sahibganj (Jharkhand) | September 27, 2020 9:42:18 AM IST
A couple was allegedly beaten up by the villagers after they were caught in a 'compromising position' at a village in Sahibganj district here. A case has been registered against the people involved in the incident. ... read..

Bhupesh Baghel inaugurates several development projects in Kondagaon
Raipur (Chhattisgarh) | September 27, 2020 9:42:15 AM IST
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel inaugurated various development projects in Kondagaon via video conferencing, yesterday. ... read..

J-K: Upgradation work of District Hospital Handwara in full swing
Kupwara (Jammu and Kashmir) | September 27, 2020 9:42:12 AM IST
The administration has started upgradation work of the District Hospital Handwara in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir. This was a long pending demand by locals to improve the facilities as they were facing difficulties with an influx of patients. ... read..

PM Modi to address nation through 'Mann Ki Baat' today
New Delhi | September 27, 2020 9:12:17 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation through his monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat' today. ... read..

Gujarat: Vadodara sets up rainwater harvesting projects in 1,000 govt schools
Vadodara (Gujarat) | September 27, 2020 9:12:16 AM IST
In a bid to conserve water, Vadodara administration has successfully set up rainwater harvesting projects in 1,000 government schools in the district. ... read..

PM Modi, Rajnath condole demise of former Union Minister Jaswant Singh
New Delhi | September 27, 2020 9:12:13 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday mourned the demise of former Union Minister Jaswant Singh. ... read..

Drugs worth Rs 6.4 crore seized in Assam
Chandel (Assam) | September 27, 2020 8:42:15 AM IST
The Assam Rifles on Saturday intercepted a huge narcotics consignment near Moltuk in Chandel district, Inspector General of Assam Rifles said. ... read..

Hyderabad: Devnar school for blind submerged in water following heavy rains
Hyderabad (Telangana) | September 27, 2020 7:42:18 AM IST
As rainwater has entered the premises of its campus, the Devnar School for Blind here in Telangana has appealed to the state government to look into the problem. ... read..

Cong has betrayed trust of farmers, women, youth of MP: Jyotiraditya Scindia
Indore (Madhya Pradesh) | September 27, 2020 7:42:16 AM IST
Hitting out at Congress for calling him a "traitor", BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia on Saturday said that the opposition party has betrayed the trust of farmers, women and youth of the state. ... read..

Krishna Janmabhoomi dispute resolved in 1968, why revive it now?: Asaduddin Owaisi
Hyderabad (Telangana) | September 27, 2020 7:42:13 AM IST
In the backdrop of a suit filed in a Mathura court to "reclaim" the entire Krishna Janmabhoomi, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday said that the dispute between Shri Krishna Janmasthan Seva Sangh and Shahi Idgah Trust was settled in 1968 and questio ... read..

Over 5 lakh PPEs being manufactured per day in India: Dr Harsh Vardhan
New Delhi | September 27, 2020 7:12:20 AM IST
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Saturday said that over 5 lakh personal protective equipment per day are being produced by the 110 PPE manufacturers in the country. ... read..

Devendra Kumar Sharma joins as chairman of HPERC
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) | September 27, 2020 7:12:15 AM IST
Devendra Kumar Sharma joined as Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC) Chairman on Saturday, an official spokesman said. ... read..

More than 18 people arrested in Bollywood drug case: NCB
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | September 27, 2020 7:12:13 AM IST
More than 18 people have been arrested so far by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in connection with Bollywood drug case, Mutha Ashok Jain, Deputy DG, South-Western Region of NCB said on Saturday. ... read..

Paddy procurement to commence in Punjab from today
Chandigarh (Punjab) | September 27, 2020 7:12:12 AM IST
In view of advance arrival of paddy in the state mandis, the Punjab government has ordered to start procurement from September 27, 2020, instead of October 1. ... read..

K'taka CM, Opposition leader exchange heated arguments (Lead)
Bengaluru | Sunday, 2020 6:15:06 AM IST
Accepting the Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa's challenge, the leader of the Opposition Siddaramaiah on Saturday asserted that if the Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by a Supreme Court judge fails to prove the charges, he would resign t ... read..

BJP ready to contest on all seats in Punjab: Former minister
Chandigarh | Sunday, 2020 6:15:06 AM IST
Minutes after the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) decided to quit the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on differences over the three 'controversial' farm sector Bills passed by the Parliament, senior BJP leader Madan Mohan Mittal said the party is rea ... read..

Flood alert sounded for Hyderabad's Musi river
Hyderabad | Sunday, 2020 6:15:06 AM IST
Authorities have sounded flood alert in Musi river here as the water levels in the two reservoirs upstream have reached to the brim following heavy rains in catchment areas. ... read..

Two women from Telugu states make it to Nadda's team
Hyderabad | Sunday, 2020 6:15:06 AM IST
Two women leaders from the Telugu states who had crossed over to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from Congress have found place in the list of new office bearers announced on Saturday. ... read..

B'luru riots pre-planned, no innocent held: K'taka govt (Ld 2)
Bengaluru | Sunday, 2020 6:15:06 AM IST
Rejecting the Opposition party's allegations, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister J. C. Madhuswamy on Saturday affirmed that Bengaluru riots were pre-planned and the police had not arrested any innocents till date in this case. ... read..

Will ensure Congress sits in oppn for next 10 yrs: K'taka CM (Ld 1)
Bengaluru | Sunday, 2020 6:15:06 AM IST
Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa on Saturday asserted his dream is to ensure BJP's victory in next Assembly elections and make Congress to sit in Opposition for 10 years in a row. ... read..

IGP Mukesh Singh reviews border security grid in J-K
Samba (Jammu and Kashmir) | September 27, 2020 6:12:15 AM IST
Inspector General of Police, Jammu Zone, Mukesh Singh on Saturday reviewed the border security grid and national highway security while urging the police force to further strengthen relations with people of border areas to foil the nefarious designs of an ... read..

NEP focuses on quality education, good values for every child: Haryana Min
Chandigarh (Haryana) | September 27, 2020 6:12:13 AM IST
Haryana Education Minister Kanwar Pal on Saturday said the recently announced New Education Policy (NEP) emphasises that no child of the country should be deprived of education whether the child is homeless or lives in a slum area or living in the city or ... read..

Combat COVID-19: Kerala Health Ministry gets automatic hand sanitsing machine 'SANICAFE'
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | September 27, 2020 5:42:15 AM IST
Amid the continuous surge in COVID-19 cases, Centre for Development in Advanced Computing, Thiruvananthapuram under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, has donated an automatic hand sanitising machine 'SANICAFE' to the state health dep ... read..

Time to exert more pressure on terrorists, their supporters: J-K DGP
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | September 27, 2020 5:42:13 AM IST
It is time to exert more pressure on the terrorists and their supporters, said Director-General of Police (DGP) Jammu and Kashmir, Dilbag Singh here on Saturday. ... read..

Akali decision to quit NDA political compulsion: Amarinder
Chandigarh | Sunday, 2020 5:15:06 AM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday termed the Shiromani Akali Dal's (SAD) decision to quit the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) as nothing more than a desperate case of political compulsion for the Badals, who were effectively left with ... read..

NIA offers reward for arrest of Arunachal MLA's killers
Itanagar | Sunday, 2020 5:15:06 AM IST
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has announced cash reward of Rs 3 lakh each for the arrest of two NSCN-IM cadres involved in the killing of MLA Tirong Aboh in Arunachal Pradesh in May last year, officials said here on Saturday. ... read..

Malaysia PM silent on Kashmir, warns against terror resurgence
United Nations | Sunday, 2020 5:15:06 AM IST
Pakistan lost Malaysia's public support on its Kashmir stand as Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin made no mention of it in his speech on Saturday at the high-level meeting of the UN General Assembly, reversing last year's volatile stand of Mahathir Mohamad. ... read..

K'taka Congress demands release of 'innocents' in B'luru riots
Bengaluru | Sunday, 2020 5:15:06 AM IST
Karnataka's Leader of Opposition Siddaramaiah on Saturday appealed to the state government to take immediate steps to release "innocents" who were arrested in connection with the Bengaluru riots. ... read..

AP wants tourism as income generating entity: Srinivas
Amaravati | Sunday, 2020 5:15:06 AM IST
Andhra Pradesh Tourism Minister Avanti Srinivas has said the state government is striving to revive tourism to make it an income generating entity amid the Covid-19 pandemic. ... read..

Bihar polls: Cong gearing up for 'Mahila Kranti Sammelan' to be addressed by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra
By Siddharth Sharma

New Delhi | September 27, 2020 5:12:14 AM IST
As women have been hailed as the 'silent force' behind Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's electoral victories in Bihar, the Congress party has decided to woo them by launching 'Mahila Kranti Sammelan' ahead of the State Assembly polls. ... read..

SAD snaps ties with NDA on differences over farm Bills
Chandigarh | Sunday, 2020 4:45:06 AM IST
Ahead of the 2022 Assembly elections in Punjab, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), one of the oldest allies of the BJP, quit the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on Saturday after differences over the three 'controversial' farm sector Bills passed by the Pa ... read..

K'taka passes Land Reforms, APMC Bills amid opposition walkout
Bengaluru | Sunday, 2020 4:45:06 AM IST
On the last day of the Assembly session on Saturday, the Karnataka Assembly was witness to unruly scenes when the Congress members tore up papers and staged a walkout over the Land Acquisition Bill in the morning and another walkout over the APMC Bill in ... read..

Heavy rains force evacuation of 200 people in AP's Nandyal
Nandyal (Andhra Pradesh) | Sunday, 2020 4:45:06 AM IST
As many as 200 people have been evacuated from Nandyal town and its vicinity in Andhra Pradesh's Kurnool district following heavy rainfall even as the district officials appealed to people to abandon low-lying areas and seek refuge in government shelters. ... read..

Haryana to procure cotton from Oct 1
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
Cotton will be procured through the Cotton Corporation of India from October 1 in Haryana at the minimum support price (MSP). ... read..

K Laxman appointed President of BJP's National OBC Morcha
Hyderabad (Telangana) | September 27, 2020 4:42:18 AM IST
Former BJP's Telangana unit President Dr K Laxman has been appointed as President of the National OBC Morcha of the party. ... read..

Assam: Three held in connection with leakage of question paper for recruitment of SI-UB
Guwahati (Assam) | September 27, 2020 4:42:14 AM IST
The Crime Investigation Department (CID) of Assam Police arrested two more persons in connection with the leakage of question paper for recruitment of Sub-Inspector Unarmed Branch (SI-UB) in the Assam Police. So far the CID has arrested 3 persons in this ... read..

Ahead of Bengal polls, snubbed Rahul Sinha hints at rebellion
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 4:15:06 AM IST
Barely a few hours after being shunted out, BJP's former National Secretary and ex-Bengal President Rahul Sinha hinted at rebellion on Saturday. ... read..

BSY, Siddaramaiah involved in verbal duel in Assembly
Bengaluru | Sunday, 2020 4:15:06 AM IST
The Karnataka Assembly on Saturday witnessed a verbal duel between Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and Congress leader Siddaramaiah over corruption charges against the former. ... read..

Sawant will lead BJP in 2022 Goa Assembly polls: Official
Panaji | Sunday, 2020 4:15:06 AM IST
Chief Minister Pramod Sawant will lead the Goa BJP into the 2022 state Assembly polls, state Bharatiya Janata Party President Sadanand Shet Tanavade said on Saturday. ... read..

Bollywood drug case: Actor Rakul moves Delhi HC seeking to restrain media reporting against her
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | September 27, 2020 4:12:11 AM IST
Bollywood Actor Rakul Preet Singh, whose name also surfaced in the Bollywood drug case, has moved the Delhi High court seeking an interim direction to the respondents to ensure that the media does not broadcast any programme or publish, print or circulate ... read..

Cong terms farm Bills black laws, to launch online campaign
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
Terming the Monsoon Session of the Parliament undemocratic and truncated, the Congress party on Saturday said it ran a nationwide online campaign -- "Speak Up For Farmers" -- against the Central Government's dubiously and undemocratically passed anti-farm ... read..

State CPI-M fumes over CBI probe into Kerala project
Thiruvananthapuram | Sunday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
The CPI-M state leadership on Saturday claimed that the Centre had violated basic guidelines while ordering a CBI probe a day earlier into Life Mission project, calling it a "political move". ... read..

No Ram Lila but 'virtual' Deepotsav in Ayodhya (Ld)
Ayodhya | Sunday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
The Ayodhya administration has denied permission for Ram Lila in Ayodhya due to the coronavirus pandemic, however the administration has started preparations to organise a grand star-studded 'virtual Deepotsav' on the occasion of Diwali. ... read..

PM Modi presented strong representation of India's culture, thinking to UN: JP Nadda
New Delhi | September 27, 2020 3:42:14 AM IST
Welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address at the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), BJP President Jagat Prakash Nadda on Saturday said that the former presented a strong representation of India's culture and thinking to the ... read..

Floods hit 1.79 lakh people in Assam, one dies
Guwahati | Sunday, 2020 3:15:06 AM IST
After over a month-and-a-half, fresh floods in five Assam districts have affected 1.79 lakh people besides killing one person, officials of Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said on Saturday. ... read..

Punjab Police bust nine illegal liquor storage centres
| Sunday, 2020 3:15:06 AM IST
Continuing their crackdown on illegal liquor, Punjab Police have seized nine illegal liquor storage and distribution centres in Majitha, Ajnala and Attari sub-divisions and recovered 12,30,800 ml liquor. ... read..

Shivraj uses Covid pun to target Congress
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 3:15:06 AM IST
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday sent out a defeat Congress messaging by using the sanitiser analogy and the Congress election symbol of the hand. ... read..

Hry to implement new industrial, employment policy on Haryana Day: CM
Gurugram | Sunday, 2020 3:15:05 AM IST
The new Industrial and Employment Policy of Haryana, 2020 will come into force from November 1 on the occasion of Haryana Day, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Saturday in Gurugram. ... read..

Venugopal terms Congress' Speak Up For Farmers campaign as 'loud wake-up call for BJP govt'
New Delhi | September 27, 2020 3:12:13 AM IST
As Congress on Saturday ran a nationwide online campaign - "Speak Up For farmers" - against the farm legislations passed by the Parliament recently, party's General Secretary KC Venugopal termed it as a "loud wake-up call for the BJP government which work ... read..

BJP using central agencies to intervene in Kerala politics: CPI-M
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | September 27, 2020 3:12:12 AM IST
After Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan stated that the investigation by the central agencies into gold smuggling case is going in the right direction, CPI(M) on Saturday took a divergent stand, alleging that these agencies are being used to "interve ... read..

SP Balasubrahmanyam must be bestowed with posthumous Bharat Ratna: Puducherry CM
Puducherry | September 27, 2020 3:12:10 AM IST
Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy urged the Central government to bestow the late singer SP Balasubrahmanyam with a posthumous Bharat Ratna. ... read..

5 turncoats in Team Nadda that the BJP is betting big on
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 2:45:06 AM IST
There have been a number of turncoats who've found a place in JP Nadda's brand new team while many non-performer BJP leaders have been shunted out. ... read..

Ram Lila permission denied, virtual Deepotsav in Ayodhya
Ayodhya | Sunday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
The Ayodhya administration has denied permission for Ram Lila in Ayodhya due to the coronavirus pandemic, however the administration has started preparations to organise a grand star-studded 'virtual Deepotsav' on the occasion of Diwali. ... read..

RJD demands Bihar voters' insurance, voting till 7 p.m.
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
A day after the Election Commission announced the dates for the Assembly elections in Bihar, the opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Saturday urged the poll panel to increase voting hours by one hour and insurance to voters in view of the Covid-19 pa ... read..

Rules relaxed for divorced daughters for family pension
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
Now even a daughter of a deceased employee or pensioner would be entitled to family pension even if she had not divorced but filed a petition for the same during the lifetime of her deceased parent, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Saturday. ... read..

Mamata recalls vandalism of Vidyasagar's bust on 200th birth anniv
Kolkata | Sunday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
On the 200th birth anniversary of late Bengali educationist and social reformer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday recalled the incident when his bust was desecrated during a political rally by the Bharatiya ... read..

Telangana to launch portal for online property registration on Dussehra
Hyderabad | Sunday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Saturday announced that the 'Dharani' portal for online registration of properties in the state will be launched on Dussehra. ... read..

Seasoned Kerala BJP leaders left high and dry in new Team Nadda
Thiruvananthapuram | Sunday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
While seasoned Kerala BJP leaders have been left high and dry in the newly constituted Team Nadda, one name which has raised eyebrows is former CPI-M Lok Sabha member and Congress legislator A.P. Abdulla Kutty, who has been given the post of national vice ... read..

NIA arrests accused in Al-Qaida module in West Bengal
Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 27, 2020 2:42:14 AM IST
In pursuance of the investigation of the Al--Qaida module in West Bengal, the anti-terror probe agency NIA in association with STF West Bengal, arrested another accused Samim Ansari on Saturday while probing the case. ... read..

Raje, Rajyavardhan find place in Nadda's team
Jaipur | Sunday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
Former Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has been appointed as national vice president in the new team announced by BJP President J.P. Nadda. ... read..

Team Nadda: Shah says BJP not a party but an 'idea'
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
After the new team of BJP President J.P. Nadda was announced, Union Home Minister and Nadda's predecessor Amit Shah said that "BJP is not a party but an idea" while congratulating the new team members. ... read..

Plea in SC for protection for transgenders from sexual crimes
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court to seek equal protection for the transgenders from sexual crimes under the Indian Penal Code, in the absence of any specific penal provision to protect them against these offences. ... read..

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