Monday, April 12, 2021

109 vaccination centres remained shut in Pune due to vaccine shortage: NCP's Supriya Sule
Pune (Maharashtra) | April 8, 2021 5:13:49 AM IST
Lok Sabha MP and Nationalist Congress Party leader on Wednesday alleged that about 109 vaccination centres remained shut in Pune due to a shortage of Covid-19 vaccines. She also alleged that several people had to return home without getting vaccinated. ... read..

Pak smuggler shot dead along border; 22 kg heroin seized (Ld)
Chandigarh | Thursday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
Punjab Police in a joint operation with the Border Security Force (BSF) busted a major narco-terror module and neutralised one Pakistani smuggler at the border outpost in Kakkar forward area in Amritsar district early on Wednesday, officials said. ... read..

Assembly poll results crucial for Rahul who led Cong campaign
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
Along with the candidates, the outcome of the Assembly elections in Kerala, Assam and Tamil Nadu and the Union Territory of Puducherry where polling ended on Tuesday will be crucial for Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who spear-headed his party's campaign. ... read..

EC issues notice to Mamata for seeking votes on 'communal' ground
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
The Election Commission on Wednesday issued a show cause notice to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, directing her to submit a written clarification explaining her open demand for votes on communal grounds for her party Trinamool Congress in the ... read..

Refund passengers who cancelled flights in last year's lockdown, Govt reprimands airlines
By Ashoke Raj

New Delhi | April 8, 2021 4:43:45 AM IST
The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) on Wednesday expressed dissatisfaction over airline companies defaulting on refunds to passengers over flight tickets that were booked for travel during the lockdown last year but got cancelled. ... read..

China can launch cyber attacks, India getting ready for it: Gen Bipin Rawat
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
China can disrupt systems by launching cyber attacks on India and a mechanism is being readied to combat any such move, Chief of Defence Staff(CDS), General Bipin Rawat, said at an event here on Wednesday. ... read..

Assam records over 82% turnout across three-phase poll
Guwahati | Thursday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
Over 82 per cent of the 2,33,74,087-strong electorate cast their votes in the three phase election to the 126-member Assam Assembly, officials said on Wednesday. ... read..

Andhra HC clears deck for MPTC, ZPTC polls
Amaravati | Thursday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
A day after a single judge bench of the Andhra Pradesh High Court stayed the MPTC and ZPTC polls, a larger bench srtuck off that order on Wednesday, paving the way for conducting the polls as scheduled on Thursday. ... read..

Stay election process in view of COVID-19 surge, lawyers request Supreme Court
New Delhi | April 8, 2021 3:43:50 AM IST
A petition filed by lawyers -- Vishal Thakre and Aditya Yadav -- before the Supreme Court, seeks a direction to stay the election process in the country citing surge in coronavirus cases in the country. ... read..

SLP in SC challenges Bombay HC order quashing FIR against recovery agent
New Delhi | April 8, 2021 3:43:49 AM IST
The widow of a man who died by suicide has filed a Special Leave Petition (SLP) before the Supreme Court challenging an order of the Bombay High Court, which quashed an FIR against a recovery agent for the offence of abetment of suicide. ... read..

CCTV footage reveals staff connivance in prisoners' escape from Raj prison
Jaipur | Thursday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
The CCTV cameras installed in the jail premises have revealed the behind-the-scenes story about the escape on Monday night of 16 prisoners from Phalodi jail in Rajasthan's Jodhpur district by putting chilli powder in the prison staff's eyes. ... read..

BJP shifts focus to remaining 203 seats in West Bengal
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
After the Assembly elections concluded in Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry on Tuesday, the BJP has now shifted all its focus to the remaining 203 seats in West Bengal, where three of the eight-phase polling have been conducted so far. ... read..

AICC Incharge of West Bengal, Jitin Prasada tests Covid-19 postive
Kolkata (West Bengal) | April 8, 2021 3:13:45 AM IST
All India Congress Committee in charge of West Bengal, Jitin Prasada on Wednesday announced that he had tested positive for Covid-19. ... read..

Prime Minister says exams are not last chance to prove yourself
| Thursday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking on "Pariksha par Charcha" on Wednesday said that "Exams are not the last chance to prove yourself", but it is an opportunity to take your first steps towards your dreams. ... read..

Polling percentage in 3rd phase of Bengal polls better than Lok Sabha elections
Kolkata | Thursday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
The people of the 31 assembly constituencies in West Bengal have voted overwhelmingly in the third phase of election conducted on April 6. The final percentage data released by the commission shows that the overall percentage in the 31 assembly constituen ... read..

Not a one stop solution for every problem in the country, says SC
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to entertain a plea filed by BJP leader Okram Henry Singh seeking direction to the Election Commission to hold the pending bypoll for Manipur's Wangkhei Assembly constituency. ... read..

Bus strike: Normal life disrupted in Karnataka
Bengaluru | Thursday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
In the wake of the Karnataka State Road Transport Employees League (KSRTEL) calling for an indefinite strike demanding their salaries be brought on par with other government employees, normal life was disrupted across the state on Wednesday. ... read..

SC to hear Maha, Deshmukh's pleas against HC order on Thursday
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Thursday will hear petitions filed by Maharashtra government and former state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh challenging the Bombay High Court order directing a CBI preliminary enquiry into corruption allegations levelled by former Mumb ... read..

Active Covid cases breach 13k mark in Andhra Pradesh
Amaravati | Thursday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday reported 2,331 new Covid-19 cases, pushing the tally over 9.13 lakh, while the state's active cases breached the 13,000 mark to reach 13,276. ... read..

Vaze opens Pandora's box for MVA, accuses Deshmukh, Parab of asking him to extort money (Ld)
Mumbai | Thursday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
Spelling fresh trouble for the Maha Vikas Aghadi government (MVA) in Maharashtra, arrested Mumbai Police crime branch officer Sachin Vaze has opened up a Pandora's Box by accusing former Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and Tr ... read..

TDP's presence in Telangana Assembly comes to end
Hyderabad | Thursday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
The Telugu Desam Party's presence in the Telangana Assembly came to an end on Wednesday with both party MLAs urging Speaker Pocharam Srinivas Reddy to merge them with ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS). ... read..

Covid-19: Night curfew in Uttar Pradesh cities of Lucknow, Varanasi, Kanpur
New Delhi | April 8, 2021 2:43:51 AM IST
In view of rising cases of Covid-19, a night curfew has been imposed in Uttar Pradesh's capital Lucknow, Kanpur and Varanasi with effect from Thursday night. ... read..

AstraZeneca legal notice to SII over delays
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
Adar Poonawalla's Serum Institute of India (SII) has been served a legal notice by AstraZeneca over delays in supplying the Covid vaccine. ... read..

Sachin Vaze was Mumbai ex-top cop Singh's privileged, blue-eyed boy: Report (Ld)
Mumbai | Thursday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
The controversial arrested-suspended police official Sachin Vaze was apparently a privileged and blue-eyed boy of former Mumbai top cop Param Bir Singh, as per a report submitted by Mumbai Commissioner of Police Hemant Nagrale to the Maharashtra Home Depa ... read..

Andhra Police crack Gogunuru temple attack case in 24 hours
Gogunuru (Andhra Pradesh) | Thursday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
The police in Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor district have cracked a temple attack case at Gonuguru village within 24 hours of the incident on Wednesday. ... read..

Top cops jittery as NIA grills 'encounter king' Pradeep Sharma in extortion racket
Mumbai/New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
Seen close to the Shiv Sena leadership and regarded as the 'encounter king of Mumbai' for eliminating over 300 criminals, former Senior Police Inspector Pradeep Sharma was quizzed by the National Investigation Agency(NIA) over his series of meetings wi ... read..

Coal smuggling case: CBI summons alleged kingpin Majhi again
Kolkata | Thursday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has summoned the illegal coal smuggling case's alleged kingpin Anup Majhi aka Lala for questioning for the fourth time on Thursday, officials said. ... read..

BJP will form govt in Assam: Baijayant Panda
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
A day after polling for the 126-member Assam Assembly ended on Tuesday, BJP's National Vice President and state in-charge Baijayant Jay Panda asserted on Wednesday that the saffron party will form the government in the northeastern state for a second term ... read..

High turnout to favour Congress in Puducherry: Narayanasamy
Chennai | Thursday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
Senior Congress leader and former Puducherry Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy on Wednesday expressed confidence that the high voter turnout in the Tuesday's Assembly election is a positive factor for his party. ... read..

AIADMK upbeat after rural areas outshine urban centres in TN polls
Chennai | Thursday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
The ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) is upbeat after the rural areas in Tamil Nadu witnessed a higher voter turnout as compared to urban voting centres during the Assembly elections held on April 6. ... read..

IYC protests against alleged corruption in Rafale deal
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
Indian Youth Congress (IYC) activists on Wednesday staged a protest here over the reports of alleged corruption in the Rafale defence deal. ... read..

Goa unveils new penalties for traffic offences; Opposition cries foul
Panaji | Thursday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
Chief Minister Pramod Sawant-led government's decision to notify rules for the central Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Act, 2019, which mandates heavy penalties for traffic related offences has triggered a new flashpoint between the Opposition and the BJP-led c ... read..

Did not breach model code by remarks on Swaraj, Jaitley, says leader Udhayanidhi Stalin
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | April 8, 2021 1:43:49 AM IST
DMK leader Udhayanidhi Stalin on Wednesday denied that he had breached the Model Code of Conduct during the poll campaign for the just concluded Tamil Nadu Assembly elections by making some remarks about late Bharatiya Janata Party leaders Sushma Swaraj a ... read..

China ahead of India only in Cyber Offensive capability: CDS Gen Bipin Rawat
New Delhi | April 8, 2021 1:43:47 AM IST
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat on Wednesday said that China is ahead of India only in the domain of Cyber Offensive capability. ... read..

Assam woman writer held for sedition for questioning martyrs' on FB
Guwahati | Thursday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
The Assam police have arrested Guwahati based writer Sikha Sarma for allegedly making controversial comments against Martyrs on social media, police said on Wednesday. ... read..

Despite losing father, Howrah DM returned to conduct polls next day
Kolkata | Thursday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
Howrah's District Magistrate and District Election Officer Mukta Arya was congratulated by chief secretary Alapan Bandopadhyay and the Election Commission of India for her exceptional performance in conducting the polls of the seven assembly constituencie ... read..

Vaze opens Pandora's box for MVA, says Deshmukh asked him to extort money from bars
Mumbai | Thursday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
Arrested Mumbai Police crime branch officer Sachin Vaze has opened up a Pandora's Box for the Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra, accusing former Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, Transport Minister Anil Parab and others of pressuring him to extort mo ... read..

Locals laud construction of new Public Health Centre in J-K's Tailwani village
Anantnag (Jammu and Kashmir) | April 8, 2021 12:44:07 AM IST
Locals of Anantnag's Tailwani village in South Kashmir have lauded the construction of a new type of Primary Health Centre (PHC). ... read..

Union Minister Harsh Vardhan launches tribal health collaborative 'Anamaya'
New Delhi | April 8, 2021 12:44:05 AM IST
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday launched the Tribal Health Collaborative 'Anamaya' through a video conference. ... read..

India sees over 1.15 lakh new COVID-19 cases, highest rise daily number
New Delhi | April 8, 2021 12:44:02 AM IST
With 1,15,736 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, India recorded its daily highest spike on Wednesday. ... read..

Indore faces shortage of Remdesivir, oxygen supplies
Indore (Madhya Pradesh) | April 8, 2021 12:44:01 AM IST
Madhya Pradesh's Indore is facing a shortage of Remdesivir injection and oxygen supplies due to an increase in Covid-19 cases. ... read..

Kerala BJP leader accuses CPI-M of unleashing violence across state
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | April 8, 2021 12:43:59 AM IST
BJP leader and Kattakkada constituency candidate PK Krishna Das has accused the Communist Party of India (Marxist) of unleashing violence across Kerala soon after the Assembly election. ... read..

14 road projects worth Rs 670 crores approved by Centre for Jharkhand: Nitin Gadkari
New Delhi | April 8, 2021 12:43:56 AM IST
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has sanctioned 14 road projects of 127.93 kilometres at the cost of over Rs 670 crores for Jharkhand in 2020-21, informed Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday. ... read..

Damoh bypoll: Resentment against turncoat a headache for BJP
Bhopal | Wednesday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
The bypoll in Madhya Pradesh's Damoh Assembly is turning into a prestige battle for the ruling BJP with growing resentment against its 'turncoat' candidate Rahul Lodhi even as its top state leaders are camping in the constituency to campaign for him. ... read..

Sachin Vaze was Param Bir Singh's blue-eyed boy: Report
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
Controversial suspended police officer Sachin Vaze was apparently a privileged and blue-eyed boy of then Mumbai Police chief Param Bir Singh, as per a report submitted by present Commissioner of Police Hemant Nagrale to the Maharashtra Home Department on ... read..

5 arrested by Bihar police for Madhubani murders
Patna | Wednesday, 2021 11:45:05 PM IST
The Bihar police on Wednesday arrested five persons, including the main accused, allegedly involved in the murder of five persons in Bihar's Madhubani district on Holi, said a police official. ... read..

Former TDP MLA joins ruling YSRCP
Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) | April 7, 2021 11:44:04 PM IST
A former MLA from the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) joined the ruling YSRCP in the presence of Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy at his camp office here on Wednesday. ... read..

WhatsApp rolls out stickers to spread COVID-19 vaccine awareness
California | April 7, 2021 11:44:03 PM IST
WhatsApp has rolled out a new sticker pack named 'Vaccines for All' as a piece of the organisation's endeavours towards spreading mindfulness about the COVID-19 vaccine. ... read..

Punjab CM sanctions Rs 130 crore for flood protection works
Chandigarh | April 7, 2021 11:44:00 PM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday sanctioned Rs 130 crore for the execution of various flood protection works across the state and directed the irrigation and revenue departments to ensure their completion before the onset of the ... read..

Representatives of trade association meet Fadnavis for reconsidering COVID-19 restrictions in Maharashtra
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | April 7, 2021 11:43:57 PM IST
Representatives of traders' associations on Wednesday met Maharashtra former Chief Minister and Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis for reconsidering COVID-19 restrictions. ... read..

Priyanka Chaturvedi writes to Harsh Vardhan, urges opening COVID-19 vaccination to those above 18
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | April 7, 2021 11:43:56 PM IST
Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi has written to Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan urging him to release more COVID-19 vaccines for Maharashtra. ... read..

Kumbh also held in Varanasi, says Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | April 7, 2021 11:43:54 PM IST
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat has once again made a factually incorrect statement by saying that Kumbh Mela is also held in Varanasi. ... read..

Delhi: 12-year-old girl with five kg tumour gets new life after surgery
By Gaurav Arora

New Delhi | April 7, 2021 11:43:53 PM IST
A 12-year-old girl from Delhi got a new life after a team of doctors of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital removed two football-sized tumours weighing five kg from her stomach which she was carrying for the past few years. ... read..

The lockdowns are key in continuing and enabling greatest wealth transfer in human history: Anmol Ambani
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
Anmol Ambani has lashed out at the new round of lockdowns and said "this is about control". ... read..

UP BJP MLA creates ruckus at DM office, video goes viral
Lucknow | Wednesday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA Dheeraj Ojha, on Wednesday, created a ruckus at the office of the district magistrate in Pratapgarh, alleging that the names of his supporters have been deleted from electoral rolls at the behest of the local leaders. ... read..

Congress alleges Health Minister missing in action, demands all party meet
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
The Congress has alleged that there is vaccine shortage in the country as many states have complained about the issue including Maharashtra which has the highest number of Covid cases. ... read..

Waze's letter 'BJP's plan of to defame Maharashtra ministers', says Anil Parab
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | April 7, 2021 11:14:10 PM IST
Maharashtra Minister Anil Parab on Wednesday denied extortion charge against him in suspended Mumbai Police officer Sachin Waze's letter to the National Investigation Agency (NIA). He also said that BJP is behind the letter and they are trying to defame M ... read..

Chennai Air Customs recovers 1.72 kg gold; one passenger arrested
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | April 7, 2021 11:14:02 PM IST
Chennai Air Customs on Wednesday recovered 1.72 kg gold worth Rs 79.78 lakhs from two passengers in two separate incidents at the Chennai Airport. ... read..

Health Ministry writes to Maharashtra, Punjab, Delhi, calls for corrective actions to improve vaccination drive
New Delhi | April 7, 2021 11:14:01 PM IST
The Health Ministry has written to Maharashtra, Punjab and Delhi governments about the COVID-19 vaccinations done by them and urged them to take "necessary corrective actions immediately for improving the performance of vaccination drive". ... read..

Mansukh Hiran death case: Suspended Mumbai Police constables sent to NIA custody
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | April 7, 2021 11:13:51 PM IST
A National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Wednesday sent suspended Mumbai Police constables Vinayak Shinde and Naresh Dhare to the NIA's judicial custody till April 21 in connection with Mansukh Hiran's death case. ... read..

Implementation of 6th pay commission will be discussed after by-polls: K'taka HM to KSRTC protesters
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | April 7, 2021 10:44:01 PM IST
Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday appealed to Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) workers to not go on strike, saying that the issues implementing the sixth pay commission will be discussed after the by-polls. ... read..

SC to hear plea seeking release, protection of Rohingya refugees in J-K tomorrow
New Delhi | April 7, 2021 10:43:59 PM IST
The Supreme Court will pass its order on a petition seeking release and protection of over 150 Rohingya refugees in Jammu and Kashmir. ... read..

Over 50 lakh COVID-19 vaccines administered in Karnataka
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | April 7, 2021 10:43:56 PM IST
Over 50 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Karnataka across 6,173 distribution sites, state health minister Sudhakar K said on Wednesday. ... read..

West Bengal polls: Ahead of fourth phase, four police inspectors transferred
Kolkata (West Bengal) | April 7, 2021 10:43:53 PM IST
Ahead of the fourth phase of the West Bengal polls, the Kolkata Commissioner of Police on Wednesday ordered four transfers in the ranks of Inspector of Police (I-cadre). ... read..

Navies of India, Saudi Arabia carry out drill in Persian Gulf
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
The India and Saudi Arabia navies carries out a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) in the Persian Gulf on Wednesday. ... read..

GST should be citizen-friendly, provisional attachment draconian: SC
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Wednesday said the taxman cannot see all businesses as fraudulent, as it made sharp observations against the manner in which Goods and Services Tax was implemented by tax authorities. ... read..

West Bengal polls: Jaya Bachchan extends campaign visit till April 11
New Delhi | April 7, 2021 10:13:59 PM IST
Actor-turned-politician Jaya Bachchan, who has been in West Bengal for the last three days campaigning for the Trinamool Congress (TMC), has extended her visit till April 11. ... read..

WhatsApp planning to let users transfer chat history between iOS, Android
Washington | April 7, 2021 10:13:54 PM IST
If you are planning to switch from Android to iPhone but worried about migrating your chat history then this news can be a reason for you to rejoice as the social media giant is planning to let users officially transfer their chat history between the two ... read..

2 ft-tall Azeem finally meets his match
Shamli (Uttar Pradesh) | Wednesday, 2021 9:45:05 PM IST
Azeem Mansuri's dream is finally set to turn into reality. ... read..

Politicisation, criminalisation offshoots of Mamata rule: BJP
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 9:45:05 PM IST
A day after third phase of polling in West Bengal which witnessed incidents of violence, the BJP on Wednesday said that politicisation of administration and criminalisation of politics are two big offshoots of 10 years of Mamata Banerjee's rule in the sta ... read..

Break for polls is temporary: YSRCP on HC order
Amaravati | Wednesday, 2021 9:45:05 PM IST
Senior Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) leader and Rajya Sabha member V. Vijayasai Reddy on Wednesday said the stalling of the Mandal Parishad Territorial Constituency (MPTC) and Zilla Parishad Territorial Constituency (ZPTC) elections was on ... read..

SC to hear Deshmukh plea against Bombay HC's CBI probe order
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | April 7, 2021 9:43:53 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Thursday will hear the petition filed by former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, challenging the Bombay High Court order directing for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)'s preliminary probe against him. ... read..

Rajasthan govt approves age relaxation for EWS category candidates in state services
Jaipur (Rajasthan) | April 7, 2021 9:43:52 PM IST
The Rajasthan government on Wednesday granted relaxation in the maximum age limit to the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) like other reserved classes for appointment to state services. ... read..

Pandemic's second wave threatens to derail jewellery sector in Rajasthan
Jaipur | Wednesday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
The gems and jewellery sector in Rajasthan, already hit hard by the first wave of COVID-19, has now been left worried with the pandemic's second wave hitting harder, being stronger and more intense in nature. Key industry players have therefore decided to ... read..

Rains may have scaled down Uttarakhand forest fires
Dehradun | Wednesday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
Following scattered rainfall in Uttarakhand, forest fires across the hill state on Wednesday slowly began to scale down after creating havoc for the past one week. ... read..

Appoint interlocutor for release of CRPF commando, say Maoists
Raipur | Wednesday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
Three days after the deadly attack on security forces in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district, the Maoists in a communique has declared that the missing CRPF commando is in their 'safe custody' and they are ready to release him only after an interlocutor will ... read..

Former woman bandit to contest Panchayat polls in UP
Kanpur (UP) | Wednesday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
Surekha Diwakar, a former woman bandit and wife of slain dacoit Pahelwan a.k.a. Salim Gurjar, has announced that she will contest for the post of village head in the upcoming panchayat elections in Etawah. ... read..

Use free time to increase curiosity about productive things: PM Modi tells students
New Delhi | April 7, 2021 9:14:02 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday advised students on how to use the free time during studies while interacting with them at 'Pariksha Pe Charcha 2021' via video conferencing. ... read..

Mulayam Singh's niece joins BJP, gets ticket for district panchayat elections
By Kamna Hajela

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | April 7, 2021 9:13:59 PM IST
Sandhya Yadav, niece of former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Mulayam Singh Yadav, has joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and she has been given a ticket for the upcoming District Panchayat elections. ... read..

EC issues notice to Mamata for asking votes on communal grounds, demands explanation within 48 hours
Kolkata (West Bengal) | April 7, 2021 9:13:56 PM IST
The Election Commission on Wednesday issued a notice to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over her remarks on April 3, where she appealed to the Muslim voters to not let their vote be split among different political parties contesting in the ongo ... read..

Quick morning reflection could make you a better leader, finds study
Washington | April 7, 2021 9:13:53 PM IST
Starting your day by thinking about what kind of leader you want to be can make you more effective at work, a new study held by the University of Florida has found. ... read..

Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb tests Covid positive
Agartala | Wednesday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Wednesday tested positive for Covid-19 and went in home isolation. ... read..

Haryana to SC: Delhi causes 79% of pollution in Yamuna waters
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
The Haryana government has unleashed a barrage of allegations against Delhi Jal Board (DJB) in an affidavit in Supreme Court. The affidavit was filed in response to a petition filed by the Delhi Jal Board against the Haryana government seeking to stop di ... read..

More irrigation facilities for small, marginal Andhra farmers
Amaravati | Wednesday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy directed officials to provide drip and sprinkler irrigation facilities to small and marginal farmers. ... read..

Harsh Vardhan lashes out at Maharashtra government, says it has dragged country's efforts against COVID-19
New Delhi | April 7, 2021 8:44:08 PM IST
Noting that vaccination has to be prioritised so long as the supply of vaccines remains limited, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday accused the Maharashtra government of "misgovernance" in tackling COVID-19, saying that it has followed "utt ... read..

Nitin Gadkari flags off 90 basic care ambulances for states, UTs
New Delhi | April 7, 2021 8:44:05 PM IST
Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday flagged off 90 basic care ambulances procured by National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation (NHIDCL) for several states and union territories across the country. ... read..

Exam a perfect opportunity to tighten yourself up: PM Modi
New Delhi | April 7, 2021 8:44:02 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday interacted with students, teachers and parents during 'Pariksha Pe Charcha 2021' via video conferencing wherein he advised students not to give exams under any pressure in order to perform in a better way. ... read..

CDS system in India is evolutionary: General Bipin Rawat
New Delhi | April 7, 2021 8:43:56 PM IST
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat on Wednesday said that the CDS system in the country is "evolutionary". ... read..

2 CBI teams arrive in Mumbai to probe against Deshmukh
New Delhi/Mumbai | Wednesday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
Two teams of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) have arrived in Mumbai to probe the allegations of corruption and misuse of office by former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, sources said on Wednesday. ... read..

Month later, UP Police find that road accident was murder
Shahjahanpur (Uttar Pradesh) | Wednesday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
The 28-year-old man, whose body was found beneath a car in the Tilhar area of Shahjahanpur on March 4 and was said to have died in an accident, was actually murdered by his wife and her paramour. ... read..

Sanjeev Kumar takes over as chairman of Airports Authority of India
New Delhi | April 7, 2021 8:13:55 PM IST
Senior IAS officer Sanjeev Kumar on Wednesday took over as chairman of the Airports Authority of India. ... read..

Centre asks states, UTs to prepare COVID-19 vaccination at workplace from Sunday
By Sahil Pandey And Nishant Ketu

New Delhi | April 7, 2021 8:13:54 PM IST
In order to increase the access of vaccines to people above 45 years of age, COVID-19 vaccination sessions will be organised at public and private workplaces having about 100 eligible and willing beneficiaries by tagging these workplaces with an existing ... read..

Night curfew clamped in 20 Gujarat cities
Gandhinagar | Wednesday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
After the Gujarat High Court's advice to impose lockdown or curfew in Gujarat for 3-4 days to curb the pandemic outbreak, the Gujarat government announced that night curfew will be clamped in twenty other major cities from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. starting Wednes ... read..

Ex-TN Chief Secretary appointed NGT special member
Chennai | Wednesday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
Former Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary, Girija Vaidyanathan, has been appointed as a special member of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) Southern bench here, headed by Justice K. Ramakrishnan. ... read..

UP man set on fire, blames ex-girlfriend
Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh) | Wednesday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
A 26-year-old married man was allegedly set on fire for stalking a woman in the Bahedi area of Bareilly. ... read..

No lockdown in Goa, move will disturb economic activities: CM
Panaji (Goa) | April 7, 2021 7:44:01 PM IST
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday said that the coastal state will not go for a lockdown as the move will disrupt the economic activities in the state. The CM stressed upon vaccination and COVID-19 appropriate behaviour to stem the rise of cor ... read..

President Kovind promulgates Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 2021
New Delhi | April 7, 2021 7:43:58 PM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind promulgated the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 2021 on Sunday, a statement issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs informed on Wednesday. ... read..

Indian Railways achieves highest-ever scrap sale in FY 2020-21, earns Rs 4573 crore
New Delhi | April 7, 2021 7:43:54 PM IST
Indian Railways has achieved the highest-ever scrap sale in the financial year 2020-21 and earned over Rs 4,500 crores. ... read..

Process to form mining corporation has begun: Goa CM
Panaji | Wednesday, 2021 7:15:05 PM IST
The Goa government has started the process of forming a mining corporation, even as the poll-bound state looks to restart mining operations, which have been non-functional for more than two years now. ... read..

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