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SC to hear Swamy's plea to declare 'Ram Sethu' as national heritage monument on Apr 26
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Thursday said it will hear BJP leader Subramanian Swamy's plea on April 26 seeking a direction to the Centre to declare 'Ram Sethu' as a national heritage monument. ... read..


India's knitwear hub Tiruppur faces shut down amid Covid
Chennai | Friday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
The garment manufacturers of Tamil Nadu's Tiruppur, the knitwear hub of the country, are a worried lot as the second wave of Covid pandemic sweeps across the world. Export orders worth millions of dollars stand cancelled as many European countries see shu ... read..


Shopian Encounter: Brother of terrorist, local Imam sent inside mosque to persuade terrorists to surrender
Shopian (Jammu and Kashmir) | April 9, 2021 4:13:48 AM IST
In an ongoing encounter between security forces and terrorists in Shopian on Thursday where terrorists are holed up inside a mosque, the Jammu and Kashmir police late night have sent the brother of one terrorist and a local Imam inside the mosque to persu ... read..


Security to be beefed up for women candidates in Bengal
Kolkata | Friday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
A couple of days after two women candidates - one from the BJP and the other from the Trinamool Congress - were physically assaulted during the third phase of Assembly elections in West Bengal, the Election Commission is thinking of increasing the securit ... read..


K'taka govt's 'inefficiency' behind transport workers' strike: Siddaramaiah
Bengaluru | Friday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
Former Karnataka Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah on Thursday said that the state government's "inefficiency and false promises" are the primary reasons behind the indefinite strike call by the Karnataka State Road Transport Employee ... read..


EC resolves 99% complaints received during Assam polls
Guwahati | Friday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
The Election Commission has resolved 99 per cent of the 1,374 complaints it had received during the three-phase Assembly elections in Assam which concluded on April 6, officials said on Thursday. ... read..


Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation halts vaccination drive due to no doses available
Pune (Maharashtra) | April 9, 2021 3:43:51 AM IST
Pune's Municipal Corporation has temporarily halted its vaccination drive for today as there is no stock of vaccines available with the corporation. ... read..


SC Collegium meets, but no name of new apex court judge finalised
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
The Supreme Court Collegium, headed by Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde met on Thursday, but did not finalise any names for appointment of new judges in the apex court. ... read..


Clear Rs 937 cr projects relating to Guru Tegh Bahadur: Punjab CM asks PM
Chandigarh | Friday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to clear the state governments proposal for launching various projects worth Rs 937 crore, including the development of Anandpur Sahib as a Smart City, to pay tributes to ... read..


CoBRA commando Manhas released by Maoists, family rejoices (Lead)
Raipur/Jammu | Friday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
CRPF commando Rakeshwar Singh Manhas, who was held captive by the Maoists in Chhattisgarh for over 100 hours after the April 3 gun battle, was released on Thursday evening, the CRPF said. ... read..


SC declines to free Rohingyas but says no deportation without due process (Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Thursday declined to release nearly 150-170 Rohingya refugees held in a sub-jail in Jammu while ordering they should not be deported unless the procedure prescribed is followed. ... read..


3 terrorists killed in Shopian encounter (Ld)
Srinagar | Friday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
Three unidentified terrorists have been killed in an ongoing encounter in south Kashmir's Shopian district on Thursday, officials said. ... read..


CRPF trooper's family celebrates news of release
Jammu | Friday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
Family members of CRPF commando Rakeshwar Singh Manhas on Thursday celebrated the news of his release by Maoists. ... read..


Strict surveillance, drones on strategic locations to be in place for Amarnath Yatra 2021
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | April 9, 2021 3:43:55 AM IST
Several security measures including drones at strategic locations, strict surveillance along with CCTVs will be put in place for the upcoming Amarnath Yatra-2021. ... read..


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


Jagan calls for completing pending irrigation works before monsoon
Amaravati | Friday, 2021 2:45:05 AM IST
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Wednesday directed officials to complete pending irrigation works in time before the onset of the rainy season. ... read..


Vaccine scarcity: MVA slams Centre, Fadnavis hits back
Mumbai | Friday, 2021 2:45:05 AM IST
Amid a severe shortage of Covid vaccine, Maharashtra's ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) leaders on Thursday slammed the Centre alleging "stepmotherly treatment" in providing vaccine doses, while Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis lashed out at the state ... read..


Night curfew to be imposed in Bengaluru, 6 other cities in Karnataka from April 10 between 10 pm to 5 am
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | April 9, 2021 2:43:50 AM IST
In view of the surge in the coronavirus cases, a night curfew will be enforced in Bengaluru and six other cities in Karnataka from 10 pm to 5 am starting Saturday, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa announced. ... read..


Deshmukh probe: CBI questions Vaze, Param Bir Singh, summons DCP (Lead)
Mumbai | Friday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday questioned arrested Mumbai Police officer Sachin Vaze, former city Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh and two others in connection with the preliminary enquiry it registered for the probe into allegat ... read..


K'taka bus strike enters 2nd day; notices sent to over 3K staff
Bengaluru | Friday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
The commuters across Karnataka continued to face hardships as the call for indefinite strike given by the Karnataka State Road Transport Employees League (KSRTEL) entered the second day on Thursday. ... read..


Beating Covid blues, Army successfully holding recruitment drives in Raj
Jaipur | Friday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
Committed to its promise of providing jobs to the deserving aspirants despite the woes caused by the pandemic, the Indian Army has been successfully conducting recruitment rallies in Rajasthan following all the Covid protocols such as wearing masks, maint ... read..


Schools in Haridwar to remain closed till April 15
Haridwar (Uttarakhand) | April 9, 2021 1:43:49 AM IST
Schools and other educational institutions in Uttarakhand's Haridwar will remain closed from April 9 to 15 in view of ongoing Kumbh Mela and the rise in cases of COVID-19. ... read..


Deshmukh probe: CBI records statement of Vaze, Param Bir Singh
Mumbai | Friday, 2021 1:15:05 AM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday questioned arrested Mumbai Police officer Sachin Vaze, former city Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh and two others in connection with the preliminary enquiry it registered for the probe into allegat ... read..


'Allegations serious': SC turns down Maha, Deshmukh's pleas against CBI probe (Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 1:15:05 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Thursday declined to entertain petitions by the Maharashtra government and former state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, challenging the Bombay High Court order directing a preliminary enquiry by the CBI into corruption allegations level ... read..


Congress leader files poll code breach complaint against Vijayan
Thiruvananthapuram | Friday, 2021 1:15:05 AM IST
Congress' Kannur assembly seat candidate Sateeshan Pacheni on Thursday filed a complaint with the Chief Electoral Officer against Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan for violating the model code of conduct. ... read..


Odisha CM urges Centre to ensure state has at least 10 days vaccine stock
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | April 9, 2021 1:13:51 AM IST
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has said that the state has requested the Centre to ensure at least 10 days stock of COVID-19 vaccines. ... read..


37 doctors test positive for COVID-19 at Delhi's Sir Gangaram Hospital
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 12:43:48 AM IST
At least 37 doctors of Delhi's Sir Gangaram Hospital have tested positive for coronavirus, as per the hospital sources on Thursday. ... read..


Pak sponsored narco-terror module busted in Kashmir
Srinagar | Thursday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
Huge quantity of heroin was recovered after a Pakistani sponsored terror module was busted by Jammu and Kashmir police in North Kashmir's Kupwara district on Thursday, officials said. ... read..


'Arhtiyas' to get interest on dues: Haryana CM
Chandigarh | Thursday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday said all those 'arhtiyas' whose commission and labour wage dues have been pending since the last procurement season would get interest on them for the delayed amount. ... read..


No notice for payment of service tax/GST to be issued to lawyers: Orissa HC
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
The Orissa High Court has directed the Commissioner GST to issue clear instructions to all the officers in the GST Commissionerates in Odisha that no notice demanding payment of service tax/GST will be issued to lawyers rendering legal services. ... read..


Author, literary translator Sara Rai to head jury for JCB Prize for Literature 2021
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
Noted author, literary translator Sara Rai will head the five-member jury for the Rs 25 lakh JCB Prize for Literature 2021, one of India's most coveted literary awards, it was announced on Thursday. ... read..


Priyanka slams Yogi for holding rallies despite Covid contact
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday took a swipe at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for holding public meetings in West Bengal even after coming in contact with a Covid-19 positive person. ... read..


PM Modi to hold web meeting with his Dutch counterpart
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a virtual summit with the Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Friday. ... read..


PM hails social service by Sikhs, calls for proper research
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
Hailing the social service by Sikh community and Gurudwaras all over the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday stressed the need to do "proper research and documentation" on this aspect of the Sikh tradition. ... read..


Gunfight breaks out in South Kashmir's Shopian district
Srinagar | Thursday, 2021 10:15:05 PM IST
An encounter broke out between the terrorists and security forces in South Kashmir's Shopian district on Thursday, officials said. ... read..


Akhilesh to celebrate 'Dalit Diwali' on Ambedkar Jayanti
Lucknow | Thursday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav has said that he and his party will celebrate Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar's birth anniversary on April 14 as 'Dalit Diwali'. ... read..


MPTC, ZPTC polls underway in Andhra after HC nod
Amaravati | Thursday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
Mandal Parishad Territorial Constituency (MPTC) and Zilla Parishad Territorial Constituency (ZPTC) elections are underway in Andhra Pradesh on Thursday, following a green signal from the High Court. ... read..


IIIT to launch 2 online management courses in pandemic
Lucknow | Thursday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
The Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Lucknow is launching two online full-time management courses considering the Covid-19 pandemic. ... read..


Rohingyas detained in Jammu won't be deported without following law: SC
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Thursday said Rohingyas, detained in Jammu, will not be deported to Myanmar without following law. ... read..


Police harassing TDP cadres in temple attack case: Naidu
Amaravati | Thursday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) supremo and former chief minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu wrote to Andhra Pradesh director general of police (DGP) Gautam Sawang alleging that police are harassing the opposition party cadres in the latest temple attack case. ... read..


Goa cabbies on strike, seek withdrawal of app-based taxis (Ld)
Panaji | Thursday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
Goa's tourist taxi operators on Thursday went on a day-long strike demanding the withdrawal of the services of app-based taxis operating in the state, even as Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that the deadlock would be resolved soon. ... read..


'People not wearing masks, need to create atmosphere of fear'
Panaji | Thursday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
As Covid-19 cases reached a six month high of 527 on Wednesday in Goa, state BJP president Sadanand Shet Tanavade on Thursday urged government agencies to trigger an atmosphere of fear to some degree, in order to make people wear masks and maintain Covid- ... read..


Shibasish Sarkar-led International Media Acquisition Corp targets acquisitions
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
International Media Acquisition Corp led by Shibasish Sarkar is focussing on investments across the media, entertainment, and related technology markets. ... read..


Kerala HC refuses to stay ban on online rummy gaming
Kochi | Thursday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
A few online gaming companies on Thursday got a jolt, when the Kerala High Court refused to stay the state government's February 23 notification under Section 14A of the Kerala Gaming Act, 1960 clarifying that online rummy when played for stakes does not ... read..


3 mobile phones seized from Patna central jail
Patna | Thursday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
Patna district administration on Thursday conducted a surprise raid at Beur central jail and recovered 3 mobile phones and chargers, an official said. ... read..


Mukhtar Ansari remains under Yogi govt's scanner
Lucknow | Thursday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
Bahujan Samaj Party MLA and mafia don Mukhtar Ansari is now lodged in the Banda jail but he remains under the scanner of the Yogi Adityanath government round-the-clock. ... read..


5 killed in explosion in illegal cracker unit in UP
Bijnor (UP) | Thursday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
Five persons were killed and four others were critically injured in an explosion in an illegal cracker factory in Bijnor district of Uttar Pradesh. ... read..


New wheat varieties high in nutrition, low on sugar
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) | Thursday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
A genetic scientist at Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Science (SHUATS), in Prayagraj has developed two new varieties of wheat that are very high in nutrition, need less water, are resistant to extremes of weather and also has ... read..


India, China to hold 11th round of talks for disengagement
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 8:45:05 PM IST
India and China will hold 11th round of Corps Commander talks on Friday at Chushul to iron out differences for the next phase of disengagement in Eastern Ladakh. ... read..


Convergence in 2 Central Ministries to benefit masses
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 8:15:05 PM IST
In a move aimed at optimising the utilisation of resources and maximising the benefits to the masses, Centre's key ministries -- Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) and Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) -- have decided to converge their vari ... read..


Property rates in Gurugram rise as circle rates hiked
Gurugram | Thursday, 2021 8:15:05 PM IST
Buyers in Gurugram now will have to spend extra money while purchasing properties in upscale condominiums, licensed colonies and builder floors at the Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP) sectors. The district administration has increased the circle r ... read..


Majhi appears before CBI in illegal coal smuggling case
Kolkata | Thursday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
Anup Majhi a.k.a. Lala the alleged kingpin of the illegal coal smuggling case once again appeared before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday for questioning for the fourth time. ... read..


60-hour lockdown in MP's urban areas from Friday evening
Bhopal | Thursday, 2021 7:45:05 PM IST
Owing to the rising cases of coronavirus, the Madhya Pradesh government has decided to put all urban areas under lockdown from 6 p.m. on Friday evening to 6 a.m. on Monday morning. ... read..


New letter-writing trend is political conspiracy: Sena
Mumbai | Thursday, 2021 7:45:05 PM IST
A new trend of letter-writing by accused in jails has started in Maharashtra which is a political conspiracy intended to defame and destabilize the Maha Vikas Agadhi government, Shiv Sena MP and Chief Spokesperson Sanjay Raut said here on Thursday. ... read..


Kalinga Literary Festival institutes annual book awards
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 7:45:05 PM IST
The Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF) has instituted the annual book awards from this year to recognise brilliant literary work at different levels. ... read..


Telangana's daily Covid count crosses 2,000 mark
Hyderabad | Thursday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
Telangana's daily Covid count crossed 2,000 mark on Thursday as the state continues to see massive surge in new infections. ... read..


Activists plea election officer over poor facilities at booths
Chennai | Thursday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
Activists have petitioned the Tamil Nadu Chief Electoral officer Satyabrata Sahoo over the poor facilities provided to the differently abled people at the polling booths across Tamil Nadu. ... read..


Common man cannot pay steep fines under new MVA: Goa BJP
Panaji | Thursday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
Two days after the Goa government notified penalty tariff under the central Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Act, 2019, state BJP president Sadanand Shet Tanavade on Thursday said that the common person in Goa would not be in a position to pay the steep fines. ... read..


CBI arrests 2 accused in Rs 10 lakh bribery case
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday said that it has arrested two private persons in an alleged bribery case of Rs 10 lakh. ... read..


Oil refueling is no less than an exam, says Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Thursday took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the fuel prices and said that he should also discuss it and not just the exams. ... read..


Goa cabbies on strike, seek withdrawal of app-based taxis
Panaji | Thursday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
Goa's tourist taxi operators on Thursday went on a daylong strike demanding the withdrawal of the services of app-based taxis operating in the state. ... read..


Oommen Chandy likely to be shifted to hospital
Thiruvananthapuram | Thursday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST
Two time former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy who has been suffering from fever for the past two days is likely to be shifted to a hospital in the state capital city. ... read..


Covid: All hostels in Bhopal closed indefinitely
Bhopal | Thursday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST
The Madhya Pradesh government is taking all precautionary measures to contain the rising infections due to coronavirus. The government has now decided to close all hostels in the state capital Bhopal indefinitely. ... read..


Delving into the sub-conscious to heal physical manifestations of disease (IANS Interview)
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
The physical manifestations of diseases in our present life can be linked to cellular memories from the past, including even childhood or early stages of our present life especially when the stored memories area negative or traumatic, says Natwar S ... read..


India reports record 1,26,789 new Covid cases, 685 deaths
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
India recorded 1,26,789 Covid-19 cases on Thursday, the highest single day surge after the pandemic outbreak last year. With this, India's total tally rose to 1,29,28,574, according to health ministry's data. ... read..


Post election murder, Kannur continues to be tense
Thiruvananthapuram | Thursday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
Following the brutal murder of a Muslim League worker that took place at Kuthuparamba, near Kannur, hours after the Tuesday's assembly election, the bastion of the CPI-M continues to be tense. ... read..


Accused held in nuns' harassment case released on bail
Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh) | Thursday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
Three right wing leaders, including an Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) member, involved in harassing two nuns and their two students recently, have been granted bail by the city magistrate's court. ... read..


Mulayam's niece opts for BJP ticket in Panchayat polls
Lucknow | Thursday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
In a major setback to the first family of the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh, Sandhya Yadav, niece of party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav, will be contesting the Zila Panchayat elections on a BJP ticket from Mainpuri, a stronghold of the Samajwadi Party ... read..


Covid negative test must to attend Madras varsity convocation
Chennai | Thursday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
The Madras University has made Covid-19 negative test reports compulsory for those who would be attending the 163rd convocation of the varsity in view of the rising coronavirus cases. ... read..


'Unwell' Kerala Speaker not to appear before Customs
Thiruvananthapuram | Thursday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
Kerala Assembly Speaker and senior CPI-M leader P. Sreeramakrishnan for the second time will not appear before the Customs Department at their Kochi office on Thursday, after claiming to be 'unwell'. ... read..


Ground water level improves in Telangana
Hyderabad | Thursday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
With the rising day temperatures, Telangana is heading for scorching summer but on water front there is some good news for the state. ... read..


Mukhtar Ansari may lose his UP Assembly membership
Lucknow | Thursday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is preparing to terminate the UP Assembly membership of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA and mafia don Mukhtar Ansari. ... read..


Night curfew in Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi as Covid cases surge
Lucknow | Thursday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has decided to impose night curfew in Lucknow, Kanpur and Varanasi from Thursday. ... read..


127 labourers from Bihar rescued from UP brick kiln
Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh) | Thursday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
Following a complaint with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), the Aligarh district administration has rescued 127 bonded labourers from a brick kiln located in the Bansali village. ... read..


Talking to the comrade: Gaddar urges negotiations
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 2:15:05 PM IST
Carrying a bullet in his spine for more than two decades now, after he was shot six times, poet, revolutionary ballader and former Naxalite, Gaddar (Gummadi Vittal Rao), met Rahul and Sonia Gandhi when he was in Delhi to support the 'Save the Constitution ... read..


Labourers losing jobs amid Covid-19 resurgence
Patna | Thursday, 2021 9:45:05 AM IST
The labourers have started losing jobs amid the Covid-19 resurgence across the country. ... read..


Elated, memorable moment, say nurses after administering 2nd COVID-19 jab to PM Modi
New Delhi | April 8, 2021 8:43:47 AM IST
Sister Nisha Sharma, the nurse who administered the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said it was a memorable moment for her to meet the PM and vaccinate him. ... read..


LJP sole MLA who promised to send Nitish Kumar in jail, joins JD-U
Patna | Thursday, 2021 8:15:06 AM IST
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) MLA Raj Kumar Singh who contested against the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) claiming that he will send Nitish Kumar to jail during 2020 Assembly elections, had joined the JD-U. ... read..


PM Modi receives second dose of COVID-19 vaccine
New Delhi | April 8, 2021 8:13:54 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took his second dose of COVID-19 vaccine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi on Thursday. ... read..


COVID-19: Night curfew in Prayagraj
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) | April 8, 2021 8:13:47 AM IST
Amid a surge of COVID-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj, a night curfew has been imposed from 10 pm to 8 am in the district from Thursday till further notice. ... read..


MP Minister Narottam Mishra takes a dig at West Bengal CM, BSP leader Mukhtar Ansari with 'wheelchair' remark
Asansol (West Bengal) | April 8, 2021 7:43:53 AM IST
Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra on Wednesday said "the wheelchair is in a peculiar position" in an apparent jibe at the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Bahujan Samajwadi Party leader Mukhtar Ansari. ... read..


In Jodhpur, challans to be sent to homes of those who flout COVID norms
Jodhpur (Rajasthan) | April 8, 2021 7:43:52 AM IST
Faced with a surge in Covid-19 cases, Jodhpur Police Commissioner, J Mohan said that challans will be sent to the homes of those who flout Covid-19 norms. ... read..


Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik felicitates national-level cyclist
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | April 8, 2021 7:43:50 AM IST
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik felicitated National record holder and Odisha's cycling sensation, Swasti Singh for her outstanding achievements in cycling. ... read..


Kumbh Mela: Uttarakhand CM seeks report on naming ghats after saints
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | April 8, 2021 7:13:55 AM IST
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat on Wednesday instructed Kumbh Magistrate to allot land to "Akhadas" as was done in the year 2010. The Chief Minister has also asked for an immediate report regarding demand over naming ghats after saints. ... read..


Fearing lockdown, several migrant workers in Delhi head for native places
New Delhi | April 8, 2021 7:13:50 AM IST
Amidst lockdown fears triggered by the imposition of night curfew in the national capital following a surge in Covid-19 cases, several migrant workers were seen leaving Delhi and heading towards their native places. ... read..


2 held at Mangaluru airport, gold worth Rs 1.3 cr recovered
Mangaluru (Karnataka) | Thursday, 2021 6:15:06 AM IST
Customs officials at the Mangaluru International Airport (MIA) on Wednesday arrested two persons in two separate cases and recovered 2.8 kg gold valued at around Rs 1.3 crore from their possession. ... read..


Special trains in K'tak as bus strike causes disruptions
Bengaluru | Thursday, 2021 6:15:06 AM IST
The South Western Railway (SWR) would operate special trains in Karnataka from April 9-14 to enable people to travel in the state, as the indefinite bus strike has disrupted mobility, an official said on Wednesday. ... read..


Doubts raised by various circles before counting of votes in Assam
Guwahati | Thursday, 2021 6:15:06 AM IST
With the completion of the three-phase Assembly elections in Assam, various quarters, including the principal opposition party Congress, have raised questions and doubts over the poll management and the prevailing law and order situation in the BJP ruled ... read..


Delhi pollution body notice to CETPs for not meeting norms
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 6:15:06 AM IST
The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has issued show cause notice to all 13 Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETPs) in the national capital for not adhering to prescribed standards. ... read..


Patna HC orders CID probe in Munger firing
Patna | Thursday, 2021 6:15:06 AM IST
Patna High Court directed the Bihar government for court monitored CID investigation in the Munger firing case that claimed one life during Goddess Durga idol immersion in September last year. ... read..


Another TDP leader joins YSRCP in Andhra
Amaravati | Thursday, 2021 6:15:06 AM IST
Manthena Anantha Varma, former Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MLA from Bapatla joined the ruling Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) on Wednesday in the presence of Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy at his camp office. ... read..


Telangana sanctions Rs 853 cr to strengthen Hyd's flood control system
Hyderabad | Thursday, 2021 6:15:06 AM IST
To prevent a repeat of the mayhem wreaked on Hyderabad following unprecedentedly heavy rainfall in October last year, the Telangana government has drawn out an elaborate plan to strengthen the existing stormwater drain system in the city. ... read..


Exams for Kerala Class 12, Class10 Board begins today; CM Vijayan wishes students
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | April 8, 2021 6:13:57 AM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has extended his best wishes to the lakhs students appearing for the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) or Class 10 and the Higher Secondary (HSC) or Plus Two/ Class 12 examinations, that begin in the state ... read..


PM Modi to chair meeting to commemorate 400th Birth Anniversary of Guru Tegh Bahadur today
New Delhi | April 8, 2021 6:13:56 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a meeting of the High-Level Committee (HLC) to commemorate the 400th Birth Anniversary (Prakash Purab) of the ninth Sikh Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur on Thursday. ... read..


Odisha urges Centre for supply of at least 10 days stock of COVID vaccine
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | April 8, 2021 5:43:57 AM IST
Odisha Health Minister, Naba Kisore Das has written to Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan requesting the supply of at least 10 days stock (or 25 lakh doses) of Covishield vaccine to the state immediately for effective vaccination of the targeted popu ... read..


Vaccination drive temporarily halted in Maharashtra's Panvel, due to unavailability of COVID-19 vaccines
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | April 8, 2021 5:43:55 AM IST
In an unlikely turn of events, the vaccination drive was temporarily halted in Maharashtra's Panvel, due to the unavailability of Covid-19 vaccines. ... read..


'Once, there was a seed' to germinate at Vadehra
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 5:15:05 AM IST
The Vadehra Art Gallery in the national capital is organising a solo exhibition by artist Sachin George Sebastian, who brings new drawings and cut-out sculptures cast in metal and paper in his latest body of work titled 'Once, there was a seed'. ... read..


A brand-new innings: India's 1st animated spy universe
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 5:15:05 AM IST
Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sakshi Singh Dhoni's production house, Dhoni Entertainment Pvt Ltd, has announced a joint venture with Black White Orange Brands Pvt Ltd (BWO) to create a secret-agent animated universe. The first edition in this universe will be ... read..


No assurance on my husband's safe return, says wife of abducted trooper
Jammu | Thursday, 2021 5:15:05 AM IST
The wife of abducted Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper Rakeshwar Singh Manhas, says that no assurance has been given by the J&K administration or the Central government on bringing back her husband safely. ... read..


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