Sunday, March 26, 2023

"I want to contribute Rs 5.11 cr for inmates' welfare": Sukesh Chandrasekhar writes to DG Prisons
New Delhi | March 22, 2023 12:34:44 PM IST
Incarcerated conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar on Wednesday wrote a letter to the Director General of Prisons, seeking permission to contribute a demand draft of Rs 5.11 crore from him towards the welfare of inmates and their families who are not able to pay f ... read..

Bilkis Bano case: SC agrees to constitute new bench to hear plea against early release of 11 convicts
New Delhi | March 22, 2023 12:34:42 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that it will constitute a bench to hear a plea challenging the pre-mature release of 11 convicts who had gang-raped Bilkis Bano and murdered her family members during the 2002 Godhra riots. ... read..

Madhya Pradesh Cabinet approves establishment, upgradation of 184 health institutions
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) | March 22, 2023 12:05:28 PM IST
A cabinet meeting, chaired by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, on Tuesday evening approved the establishment and upgradation of 184 health institutions with an aim to improve the health facilities in the state. ... read..

Guwahati shopkeeper buys scooty using coins saved over 5-6 years
Guwahati (Assam) | March 22, 2023 11:34:54 AM IST
In an inspiring story, a small shopkeeper of Guwahati, Md. Saidul Hoque finally fulfilled his dream after buying a new scooty using his stored coins. ... read..

Membership of MPs, MLAs with "fake caste certificates" should be cancelled: VHP
New Delhi | March 22, 2023 11:34:49 AM IST
Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has demanded cancellation of membership of all those "fraudulent" MPs and MLAs who won reserved seats by submitting "fake caste certificates." ... read..

Ugadi 2023: All you need to know about this festival
By Heena Mishra

New Delhi | March 22, 2023 11:34:46 AM IST
Ugadi is mostly celebrated in the states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Maharashtra to mark the beginning of the 'New Year'. It takes place on the first day of the Chaitra month as per the Hindu calendar, which typically falls during March o ... read..

"Congress making fake promises," says CM Bommai as campaigning for assembly polls intensifies
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | March 22, 2023 11:06:31 AM IST
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday hit out at the Congress for "trying to fool people" by making "fake" promises in its bid to return to the helm of the state after a gap of five years. ... read..

Chaitra Navratri 2023: Try out these easy-to-make snacks during nine-day fasting
By Heena Mishra

New Delhi | March 22, 2023 11:06:22 AM IST
Chaitra Navratri is a nine-day festival that usually falls in the months of March or April, depending on the Hindu lunar calendar. It is celebrated with great fervour and devotion across India. The festival is also known as 'Vasant Navaratri' as it is obs ... read..

Gujarat: Fire breaks out at packaging company in Bharuch
Bharuch (Gujarat) | March 22, 2023 10:35:34 AM IST
A massive fire broke out at a packaging company in Bharuch (Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation) GIDC, Gujarat on Wednesday. ... read..

Rajasthan at number two in terms of economic development: CM Ashok Gehlot
Jodhpur (Rajasthan) | March 22, 2023 10:35:30 AM IST
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday highlighted Rajasthan's economic growth at the International Exhibition Festival and said that the state is at number two in terms of economic development. ... read..

Mumbai Police arrest close aide of bookie Anil Jaisinghani in extortion case of Fadnavis' wife
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | March 22, 2023 10:35:28 AM IST
Mumbai Police said they have arrested Nirmal Jaisinghani, a close aide of bookie Anil Jaisinghani, in connection with the blackmail and extortion case filed by Amrita Fadnavis, wife of Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis. ... read..

Kerala Governor presents maiden 'Kerala Puraskarngal' awards, M T Vasudevan Nair awarded state's highest civilian honour
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 22, 2023 10:05:01 AM IST
Kerala Governor Arif Muhammad Khan has presented maiden 'Kerala Puraskarngal', the state awards to the eminent personalities who have made an outstanding contribution in various spheres of social life. ... read..

Nikki murder case: Court directs preservation of call detail record of accused
New Delhi | March 22, 2023 10:04:57 AM IST
Delhi's Dwarka court on Tuesday directed to preserve the Call Detail Record (CDR) along with the mobile location of one of the accused Lokesh Yadav in the Nikki Yadav murder case. ... read..

Punjab: 154 people arrested for 'disturbing' peace as fugitive Amritpal continues to evade police
Chandigarh | March 22, 2023 9:35:01 AM IST
As fugitive Amritpal Singh continues to evade police for the fifth consecutive day, Punjab Police on Tuesday said they have arrested 154 people for disturbing 'peace and harmony' in the state, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Headquarters Sukhchain Gill ... read..

Delhi: 6 arrested for putting up objectionable posters against PM Modi
New Delhi | March 22, 2023 9:07:11 AM IST
More than 100 FIRs have been registered and six people have been arrested in connection with objectionable posters, including those with derogatory remarks against the Prime Minister, across the national capital. ... read..

Outbreak of disasters can be minimized only by proactive approach: Uttarakhand CM
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | March 22, 2023 7:34:38 AM IST
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Tuesday inaugurated the "International Conference on Use of Modern Technology for Disaster Management" in Dehradun. ... read..

Resolve problems raised by MLAs regarding constituencies without delay: Uttarakhand CM directs officials
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | March 22, 2023 7:34:36 AM IST
Reviewing ongoing works and developmental schemes of the Legislative Assemblies, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Tuesday instructed officers to solve the problems being raised by the MLAs of their constituencies quickly. ... read..

Atal Innovation Mission launches 'Stories of Change' for promoting grassroots innovations
New Delhi | March 22, 2023 7:06:40 AM IST
Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) under NITI Aayog on Tuesday launched the Stories of Change - a series of captivating journeys of 15 change-makers from grassroots. ... read..

Chaitra Navratri begins, devotees offer prayer at Delhi's Jhandewalan Temple
New Delhi | March 22, 2023 6:35:08 AM IST
Marking the first day of Chaitra Navratri, early morning 'aarti' was performed at the famous Jhandewalan Temple in Delhi on Wednesday. ... read..

"Will teach BJP lesson at appropriate time": BRS MLA on K Kavitha's questioning by ED
Hyderabad | March 22, 2023 6:05:09 AM IST
With Enforcement Directorate (ED) grilling Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao's daughter K Kavitha in connection with the Delhi excise policy case, Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) MLA Danam Nagender lashed out at Centre saying the BRS will teach B ... read..

Lookout circular, non-bailable warrant against Amritpal Singh
Chandigarh (Punjab) | March 22, 2023 6:05:08 AM IST
Punjab Police issued a lookout circular (LOC) and non-bailable warrant (NBW) against 'Waris Punjab De' chief Amritpal Singh, the fugitive Khalistani sympathiser. ... read..

Karnataka govt started irrigation projects worth Rs 2,800 cr in Krishna basin: CM Bommai
Bagalakote (Karnataka) | March 22, 2023 5:34:12 AM IST
With the aim to facilitate farmers of the Krishna basin, the Karnataka government has started irrigation projects worth Rs 2,800 crores, said Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday. ... read..

Himachal CM launches awareness campaign to eradicate lantana, prevention of forest fire
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) | March 22, 2023 5:34:08 AM IST
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu today launched the 'Hategi Fulnu, Lautegi Charagah' campaign on the occasion of World Forestry Day, which aims to sensitize people about forest fire prevention and ecosystem restoration in lantana-inf ... read..

Gang duped 300 people in 4 months on pretext of providing visa; two held
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2023 5:15:09 AM IST
With the arrest of two men, Delhi Police have busted an international gang of fake visa providers in West Delhi, who had duped around 300 people, an official said on Tuesday. ... read..

'Take off judicial work, send for training': SC on magistrates who don't follow court's order on bail
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2023 5:15:09 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Tuesday observed that magistrates, who pass orders passed in bail matters in breach of its guidelines and the law, may be taken off judicial work and sent to academies for skill upgrade. ... read..

TSPSC paper leak: Telangana SIT summons state BJP chief
Hyderabad | Wednesday, 2023 5:15:09 AM IST
The Telangana government's Special Investigation Team (SIT), probing the Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) question paper leak, on Tuesday summoned state BJP President Bandi Sanjay Kumar to appear before it on March 24 and submit evidence ... read..

Delhi govt issues directions to ensure unhindered admission in EWS category in schools
New Delhi | March 22, 2023 5:03:59 AM IST
To remove the hassle in the process of Economically Weaker Section (EWS) admissions in entry classes and avoid inconvenience to the parents and children allotted seats in the draw, the Directorate of Education on Tuesday chalked out a four-point action pl ... read..

ITBP top official discusses security arrangements at LAC with Arunachal Governor
Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh) | March 22, 2023 5:03:57 AM IST
Inspector General, North Eastern Frontier Headquarters, Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Abdul Ghani Mir called on Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt General KT Parnaik (Retd) at Raj Bhavan in Itanagar on Tuesday. ... read..

Major quake shakes north India, triggers panic
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2023 4:45:08 AM IST
Strong tremors, lasting for several seconds, shook most of north India on Tuesday evening, creating panic among the people. ... read..

BJP's attempt to polarise Vokkaliga votes by 'Tipu killers' narrative suffers setback
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2023 4:45:08 AM IST
BJPs mission to capture south Karnataka, especially the Vokkaliga vote bank, by extending the claims of Hindu activists that erstwhile Mysuru ruler Tipu Sultan was killed by Uri Gowda and Nanje Gowda, and not by the Britishers, have suffered a setback. ... read..

Earthquake tremors spark panic among residents of Delhi, other parts of North India
New Delhi | March 22, 2023 4:34:29 AM IST
The earthquake tremours on Tuesday evening caused panic among people across several cities in North India. ... read..

Karnataka govt to provide drinking water to 4.64 lakh houses in Vijayapura: CM Bommai
Vijayapura (Karnataka) | March 22, 2023 4:34:23 AM IST
Karnataka government has set a target of providing drinking water to 4.64 lakh households in Vijayapura district and has already given the connection to 2.87 lakh houses, said Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday. ... read..

UP IT and Electronics Dept providing investors to young entrepreneurs to promote innovation
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | March 22, 2023 4:34:22 AM IST
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is trying his best to make the state a hub of innovation and to achieve this end he is providing investors to young entrepreneurs. On the instructions of the CM, the UP IT and Electronics Department is motivati ... read..

Unseasonal rains cause widespread crop loss in Telangana
Hyderabad | Wednesday, 2023 4:15:09 AM IST
Unseasonal rains and hailstorm in parts of Telangana have damaged standing crops in more than 1.50 lakh acres, according to initial estimates by the state government. ... read..

Hry: Now, MLAs can spend Rs 2 cr for development works in urban areas
Chandigarh | Wednesday, 2023 4:15:09 AM IST
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in his reply on the budget speech in the Vidhan Sabha on Tuesday announced that now MLAs can spend Rs 2 crore being given under the Vidhayak Adarsh Gram Yojana for development works in the urban areas as well. ... read..

Andhra government issues gazette notification for new zone in Amaravati
Amaravati | Wednesday, 2023 4:15:09 AM IST
In a controversial move, the Andhra Pradesh government on Tuesday declared a new zone R-5 in Amravati. ... read..

Teachers' scam: Manik Bhattacharya's judicial custody extended till May 18
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2023 3:45:09 AM IST
A special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court here on Tuesday sent Trinamool Congress legislator and the West Bengal Board of Primary Education's former President Manik Bhattacharya to judicial custody till May 18 in connection with the multi- ... read..

Bihar's Class 12 board results declared, pass percentage 83.70
Patna | Wednesday, 2023 3:45:09 AM IST
The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) on Tuesday issued the result of Class 12 board exams. ... read..

Delhi LG launches plantation drive for restoration of Yamuna floodplains
New Delhi | March 22, 2023 3:35:18 AM IST
On the occasion of International Day of Forests, Delhi Lt. Governor, VK Saxena along with Union Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Bhupender Yadav on Tuesday launched the plantation drive for restoration of the Yamuna floodplains on the ... read..

HP signs MoU with French Agency to improve drinking water, sanitation services in 5 towns
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) | March 22, 2023 3:35:16 AM IST
To improve drinking water and sanitation services in five towns of Himachal Pradesh, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of Rs 817.12 crore project has been signed by the State Government with the French Development Agency Agence Francaise de Developpment ... read..

'Principles of natural justice not violated': SC upholds abolition of Odisha Administrative Tribunal
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2023 3:15:09 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Centre's decision to abolish the Odisha Administrative Tribunal (OAT), saying its abolition does not leave litigants without a remedy or without a forum to adjudicate the dispute and also does not violate the fundamenta ... read..

Two Russian cops injured while trying to break up cat-dog fight
Moscow | Wednesday, 2023 3:15:09 AM IST
Two policemen in Russia's Moscow region were reportedly injured when they came to the defence of a police dog attacked by a vicious assailant - a feral cat. ... read..

Charge sheet in minister murder case will be filed on time: Odisha CM
Bhubaneswar | Wednesday, 2023 3:15:09 AM IST
The charge sheet in the murder of minister Naba Kishore Das will be filed within prescribed time frame, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik told the Odisha Assembly on Tuesday. ... read..

Amit Shah to visit Karnataka twice in next 5 days
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2023 3:15:08 AM IST
Union Home Minister Amit Shah is frequently visiting Karnataka as the BJP's election campaign picks up pace. Shah is set to visit the state twice in the next five days. During his visit on March 26, Shah will be unveiling three statues. ... read..

'Bharat Gaurav' train flagged off, to explore the beauty of NE region
New Delhi/Guwahati | Wednesday, 2023 3:15:08 AM IST
The Bharat Gaurav train was launched by the Indian Railways on Tuesday for the northeast to explore the beauty of the picturesque mountainous region. ... read..

Bihar govt to compensate farmers for crop loss
Patna | Wednesday, 2023 3:15:08 AM IST
The Bihar government on Tuesday said that it has decided to compensate farmers for their crop loss they suffered due to hailstorms in several districts. ... read..

Government to promote AYUSH treatment through health tourism
New Delhi | March 22, 2023 3:05:24 AM IST
The Ministry of Ayush signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India to work together for the promotion of Medical Value Travel in Ayurveda and other tradition ... read..

Coal scam: ED summons Bengal Law Minister Malay Ghatak to Delhi
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2023 2:45:09 AM IST
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday issued fresh summons to West Bengal Law Minister Malay Ghatak for questioning in connection with the multi-crore coal scam in the state. ... read..

J&K and Ladakh trade fair in Mumbai paves way for socio-economic links with Maha
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2023 2:45:09 AM IST
A five-day trade fair cum expo of the Union Territories of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh is likely to pave the way for establishing a socio-economic corridor with Maharashtra, and also to promote them afresh as a Bollywood shooting destination, organisers sai ... read..

Unseasonal rain: MP govt announces compensation for damaged crops
Bhopal | Wednesday, 2023 2:45:09 AM IST
Unseasonal rain and hailstorms played havoc with farmers in Madhya Pradesh as their standing crops were damaged. Rain accompanied by gusty winds has been pounding the western and northern parts of the state for the last four days at intervals. ... read..

Tell Mumbai Police to lodge FIR in Solanki's death: IIT-B students to Fadnavis
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2023 2:45:09 AM IST
At least three IIT-Bombay students' associations have written to Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, urging him to direct the Mumbai Police and the SIT to accept a complaint by the parents of Darshan Solanki, a Dalit student who ended his ... read..

Calcutta HC tells Bengal to prepare guidelines on civic volunteers' role in police duty
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2023 2:45:09 AM IST
The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday has directed the West Bengal government to define the role of civic volunteers in assisting regular police forces in maintaining law & order problems and prepare detailed guidelines on this count. ... read..

EC holds meeting to review national party status of NCP, Trinamool, CPI
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2023 2:45:09 AM IST
The Election Commission on Tuesday held a meeting to review the national party status of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), the Trinamool Congress, and the Communist Party of India. ... read..

Cattle scam: Anubrata to be lodged in Tihar jail, Trinamool says 'petty matter'
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2023 2:45:09 AM IST
With the Rouse Avenue Courts in the national capital on Tuesday sending Trinamool Congress strongman Anubrata Mondal, the prime accused in the multi-crore cattle smuggling scam in West Bengal, to judicial custody till April 3, the once 'Tiger of Birbhum' ... read..

JD-U's new Executive Committee announced, K.C. Tyagi not in list
Patna | Wednesday, 2023 2:15:09 AM IST
After a long time, Janata Dal United (JD-U) on Tuesday announced a new national Executive Committee and senior leader Mangni Lal Mandal has been given the post of national Vice President of the party. ... read..

NIA files supplementary chargesheet against Hizbul militant in J&K conspiracy case
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2023 2:15:09 AM IST
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed its first supplementary chargesheet against an overground worker of the proscribed terrorist organisation Hizb-ul-Mujahideen in the J&K terrorism conspiracy case. ... read..

Parliamentary panel asks govt to adhere to strict timelines for rooftop solar projects
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2023 2:15:09 AM IST
A Parliamentary panel has expressed concern over the fact that against the overall target of 40 GW, only 7.40 GW of rooftop solar projects have been installed in the country, and has asked the government to adhere to strict timelines while approving appli ... read..

3-day-old girl found in garbage bin in Delhi's Nangloi
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2023 2:15:09 AM IST
A three-day-old girl was found lying abandoned in a garbage bin in Outer Delhi's Nangloi area on Tuesday morning, an official said. ... read..

NIA chargesheets 12 alleged members of Khalistani outfits
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2023 2:15:09 AM IST
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday filed its first chargesheet against 12 accused, found to have links with pro-Khalistani outfits and Pak-based conspirators, in one of the three terror-gangster nexus cases it is investigating. ... read..

TN announces overseas training programme for 150 farmers
Chennai | Wednesday, 2023 2:15:08 AM IST
Tamil Nadu Agriculture Minister M.R.K. Panneerselvam, in his agriculture budget for the financial year 2023-23 on Tuesday, proposed that 150 farmers from the state would be provided overseas training in new farming techniques. ... read..

BJP, Congress exchange barbs as parliament logjam continues; Rahul Gandhi writes to Speaker for permission to respond to allegations
New Delhi | March 22, 2023 2:05:14 AM IST
The disruptions in parliament continued for the seventh day on Tuesday with no indications yet of the logjam ending soon as both BJP and the opposition sharpened their attack on each other. ... read..

Mizoram: Two women apprehended with drugs worth Rs 60 lakh in Aizawl
Aizawl (Mizoram) | March 22, 2023 2:05:07 AM IST
Foiling a smuggling bid, Assam Rifles recovered heroin worth Rs 60 lakh from Aizawl and apprehended two women. ... read..

PM Modi to inaugurate ITU Area Office, launch 'Call before u dig' App today
New Delhi | March 22, 2023 2:05:05 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the new International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Area office and Innovation Centre in India at a programme in Delhi's Vigyan Bhawan on Wednesday. ... read..

Border clash: Mukhroh village part of Meghalaya, claims CM Conrad Sangma
Shillong | Wednesday, 2023 1:45:09 AM IST
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma refuted his Assam counterpart's assertion on Tuesday in the state assembly, insisting that Mukroh village, on the contentious interstate border with Assam, where a violent skirmish claimed six lives last year, is ... read..

Raj Thackeray to address large gathering at Shivaji Park on Wed
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2023 1:45:09 AM IST
The President of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), Raj Thackeray, will address a large rally at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Park in Dadar on Wednesday, coinciding with the 'Gudi Padwa' festival. ... read..

'Indian diplomatic service perhaps most short-staffed compared to many other countries'
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2023 1:45:09 AM IST
A Parliamentary Panel on External Affairs noted that India's diplomatic service is perhaps the most short-staffed in comparison to many other countries whose economy and stature is much leaner than that of the country. ... read..

UAPA Tribunal upholds Centre's PFI ban decision
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2023 1:45:09 AM IST
The Unlawful Activities Prevention Act Tribunal (UAPA Tribunal), presided by Justice Dinesh Kumar Sharma of the Delhi High Court, on Tuesday upheld the Centre's decision to impose a five-year ban on Popular Front of India (PFI) and its affiliate organisat ... read..

ED attaches assets worth Rs 63 cr of Lamjingba Group in Ponzi scheme case
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2023 1:45:09 AM IST
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday said they have attached immovable and movable properties worth Rs 63,18,52,275 belonging to Sanasam Jacky Singh, chairman cum managing director of Lamjingba Group of Companies, and his associates in connection w ... read..

Desi hull-mounted sonar for Indian Navy's ASW SWC
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2023 1:45:09 AM IST
The 16 Anti-Submarine Shallow Water Craft (ASW SWC) being built for the Indian Navy by the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) Ltd and Cochin Shipyard Ltd (eight each) will have 'desi' hull-mounted sonar. ... read..

Parl panel asks govt to provide subsidy to farmers under PM-KUSUM scheme
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2023 1:45:09 AM IST
A high-level Parliamentary panel has raised concern over under-achievement of targets under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthan Mahabhiyan or the PM-KUSUM scheme, which was launched in March 2019. ... read..

'Not concerned who belongs to BJP or Congress': SC on pleas against ED Director's extension
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2023 1:45:09 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Tuesday orally observed that it is not concerned with the political affiliations of the petitioners, who have challenged the third extension given to ED Director S.K. Mishra and also the CVC Amendment Act 2021. ... read..

MEA remains among least funded Central Ministries, notes Parl panel
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2023 1:45:09 AM IST
A Parliamentary Committee has noted that despite its challenging mandate in making India into a leading power and influential entity among the nations of the world, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) remains one amongst the least funded Central Ministries ... read..

LIFE Mission case: Court extends Kerala CM's former Principal Secy Sivasankar's judicial custody till April 4
Kochi (Kerala) | March 22, 2023 1:36:52 AM IST
A Special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court on Tuesday extended the judicial custody of M Sivasankar, former Principal Secretary to the Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, in connection with the LIFE Mission scam case till April 4. ... read..

Strong tremors felt in Delhi, parts of north India
New Delhi | March 22, 2023 1:36:48 AM IST
People in north India including in Delhi and adjoining areas felt earthquake tremors on Tuesday evening with many people coming to open spaces as a precautionary measure. ... read..

Punjab Police releases photos of Amritpal Singh, seeks help for arrest
Chandigarh (Punjab) | March 22, 2023 1:36:47 AM IST
As part of its efforts to arrest 'Waris Punjab De' chief Amritpal Singh, Punjab Police released his pictures on Tuesday. ... read..

Part of Army's ALH Dhruv helicopter fleet resumes operations
New Delhi | March 22, 2023 1:36:29 AM IST
After being grounded for over 10 days, some of the ALH Dhruv helicopters of the Indian Army have resumed operations, said Indian Army officials on Tuesday. ... read..

Chemist killed in broad daylight in Bihar
Patna | Wednesday, 2023 1:15:09 AM IST
Unidentified bike borne assailants killed a prominent chemist and dealer in medical equipment in Bihar's Bettiah city in West Champaran district on Tuesday afternoon. ... read..

Fugitive Amritpal escaped on bike after changing clothes in gurdwara: Police
Chandigarh | Wednesday, 2023 1:15:09 AM IST
Explaining how fugitive and Khalistan ideologue Amritpal Singh is still absconding while over 150 people have been arrested in connection with the March 18 crackdown, Punjab Police's Inspector General Sukhchain Singh Gill said here on Tuesday that he esca ... read..

Threats to Fadnavis' wife: Thane bookie, kin sent to seven-day police custody
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2023 1:15:09 AM IST
A Mumbai sessions court on Tuesday shunted arrested bookie from Thane Anil Jaisinghani and his cousin Nirmal Jaisinghani to police custody till March 27. ... read..

'Can't be said no possibility of reformation', SC commutes death penalty of murderer of 7-yr-old
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2023 1:15:09 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Tuesday commuted the death sentence of a man, convicted for kidnapping and killing a seven-year-old boy in Tamil Nadu in 2009, to 20-year imprisonment without remission. ... read..

Cash, arms found in Atiq's office in Prayagraj
Prayagraj (UP) | Wednesday, 2023 1:15:09 AM IST
Police have recovered a huge amount of cash and arms and ammunition from the demolished office of mafia don-turned-politician Atiq Ahmad in Prayagraj. ... read..

Hindenburg: From Bofors to Data Protection, JPCs were constituted
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2023 1:15:09 AM IST
Amid the Opposition demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee to probe the Hindenburg report on the Adani group, there have been several instances when a JPC has been constituted to probe a certain matter. ... read..

MP minister slams Cong over 'no confidence' motion against Assembly Speaker
Bhopal | Wednesday, 2023 1:15:08 AM IST
Senior BJP leader and Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra on Tuesday lashed out at Congress over a 'no confidence' motion against Assembly Speaker Girish Gautam. ... read..

"Kejriwal's objective is to stage a drama": BJP over Delhi Budget row
New Delhi | March 22, 2023 12:04:43 AM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday hit back at the Aam Aadmi Party over the allegations of stalling the Delhi Budget 2023 and said that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's only objective is to stage a drama and not presenting the budget or working for the dev ... read..

"Coming to Wayanad is like coming home": Rahul Gandhi
Wayanad (Kerala) | March 22, 2023 12:04:41 AM IST
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who is currently on a visit to his Lok Sabha constituency Wayanad in Kerala, on Tuesday said it is his top priority to work for the betterment of the people and the place which is like a "home" to him. ... read..

Nagaland govt firm on civic polls on May 16 with women quota
Kohima (Nagaland) | March 22, 2023 12:04:36 AM IST
Advisor to Nagaland Urban Development and Municipal Affairs Zhaleo Rio on Tuesday said that the state government would conduct the Urban Local Body (ULB) election as notified. ... read..

Andhra Pradesh CM launches Ragi Malt drink into govt schools' menu under 'Jagananna Gorumudda' scheme
Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) | March 22, 2023 12:04:34 AM IST
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday formally announced to incorporate an additional nutrient supplement, Ragi Malt drink, in the menu of government school students, at a cost of Rs86 crore, officials said. ... read..

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan ready to welcome pilgrims on Chaitra Navratra
Katra (Jammu and Kashmir) | March 22, 2023 12:04:33 AM IST
Adorned with thousands of multi-hued flowers, the holy cave shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi is all set to host pilgrims expected to visit it in large numbers during the ensuing nine-day Navratra beginning from March 22. ... read..

TSPSC paper leak: SIT summons Telangana BJP chief Bandi Sanjay
Hyderabad (Telangana) | March 22, 2023 12:04:28 AM IST
The Special Investigation Team, Hyderabad investigating the Telangana State Public Service Commission exam paper leak case has summoned Telangana BJP chief Bandi Sanjay to appear before it on March 24. ... read..

Strong adolescent-parent relationships lead to better health outcomes in young adults: Study
Washington | March 21, 2023 11:35:03 PM IST
A study has found that people who invest their time in improving parent-adolescent relationships could help improve general health, mental health, and sexual, health while also reducing substance use in young adulthood. ... read..

Cashless facility in all government hospitals from June 1: Chhattisgarh Health minister
Raipur (Chhattisgarh) | March 21, 2023 11:34:52 PM IST
Chhattisgarh TS Singh Deo on Tuesday announced that a cashless facility in all government hospitals of the state will be implemented from June 1. ... read..

Delhi: 3-day-old baby found abandoned in dump yard, investigation underway
New Delhi | March 21, 2023 11:34:47 PM IST
A three-day-old baby was found abandoned in a dump yard in Nangloi area of the national capital, Delhi Police officials said on Tuesday. ... read..

Conspiracy of 'fake' CD scandal to be exposed soon: BJP spokesperson Rajesh Munat
Raipur (Chhattisgarh) | March 21, 2023 11:34:44 PM IST
Launching a fresh attack against Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, BJP spokesperson Rajesh Munat alleged that the CM, who is accused in the CD case, always targets him and he is confident that the court will pass a judgment in his favour. ... read..

ED attaches property of Rajamahal Silks partner in Karnataka illegal mining case
New Delhi | March 21, 2023 11:06:32 PM IST
Directorate of Enforcement (ED) has issued a provisional attachment order attaching a residential plot worth Rs 1.10 crore of Aslam Pasha, partner of Rajamahal Silks in connection with the case related to illegal mining and trading of iron-ore at Hospet, ... read..

Amritpal Singh abandoned car, changed clothes, escaped on bike: Punjab Police preliminary probe
Chandigarh/Jalandhar | March 21, 2023 11:06:21 PM IST
Punjab Police said on Tuesday that they were receiving full cooperation from central agencies and other states in their efforts to arrest 'Waris Punjab De' chief Amritpal Singh and noted that according to preliminary probe he visited a Gurdwara in Jalandh ... read..

Delhi liquor policy case: BRS MLC K Kavitha leaves ED office after close to 10 hours of questioning
New Delhi | March 21, 2023 11:06:18 PM IST
Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) MLC K Kavitha on Tuesday left the Enforcement Directorate (ED) office in the national capital after close to 10 hours of questioning in the Delhi liquor policy case. ... read..

India highly values traditional knowledge, wisdom of local people: Bhupendra Yadav
New Delhi | March 21, 2023 11:06:16 PM IST
Union Environment minister Bhupender Yadav on Tuesday said India highly values the traditional knowledge and wisdom of local people and follows a participatory approach in forest management along with gender equity. ... read..

Earthquake tremors felt in Delhi, adjoining areas
New Delhi | March 21, 2023 11:06:15 PM IST
Earthquake tremors were felt in the national capital and adjoining areas on Tuesday evening. ... read..

North Bengal University Vice Chancellor gets extension for two months
Siliguri (West Bengal) | March 21, 2023 10:36:40 PM IST
The West Bengal Governor CV Ananda Bose has reappointed Prof Om Prakash Mishra as Vice Chancellor of North Bengal University for an interim period of two months. ... read..

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