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2 terrorists killed in encounter in J-K's Kulgam
Kulgam (Jammu and Kashmir) | May 30, 2020 11:11:42 AM IST
Two terrorists were killed in an encounter that broke out between terrorists and security forces in Wanpora area of Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district on Saturday, Jammu and Kashmir Police said. ... read..


One year of NDA 2.0: PM Modi recollects achievements, hurdles faced by his government
New Delhi | May 30, 2020 11:11:41 AM IST
As the NDA government completes one year of its second term, Prime Minister Narendra Modi listed several achievements and initiatives taken by his government in the past year in an audio message addressed to the people of the country. ... read..


Shortage of labour, lack of demands hits Industries in Uttarakhand
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | May 30, 2020 10:41:44 AM IST
Industries in Dehradun are unable to increase their production due to labour shortage and lack of demand in the market amid the lockdown imposed to curb COVID-19. ... read..


Swarms of locusts reach Rajasthan's Churu, authorities spray insecticides to curb menace
Churu (Rajasthan) | May 30, 2020 10:41:42 AM IST
Fresh swarms of locusts invaded villages in Churu district here on Thursday night. ... read..


Delhi breathes clean air as overall AQI drops to 77
New Delhi | May 30, 2020 10:41:41 AM IST
The quality of air in Delhi on Saturday improved slightly with the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) standing at 77 at 9 am on Saturday, according to the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR). ... read..


COVID lockdown: First commercial flight arrives at Agartala airport from Kolkata with over 160 passengers
Agartala (Tripura) | May 30, 2020 10:41:39 AM IST
The first aircraft with over 160 passengers from Kolkata arrived at Agartala airport on Friday after the resumption of commercial flight amid COVID-19 induced nationwide lockdown. ... read..


With highest spike of 7,964 in last 24 hrs, India's COVID-19 tally reaches 1,73,763
New Delhi | May 30, 2020 9:41:42 AM IST
India witnessed the highest ever spike of 7,964 coronavirus positive cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 1,73,763, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. ... read..


Vadodara's Sayaji Baug Zoo makes arrangements for inmates to beat the heat
Vadodara (Gujarat) | May 30, 2020 9:11:46 AM IST
As the mercury soars and heatwave intensifies, the Sayaji Baug Zoo at Vadodara has made arrangements for the inmates to beat the heat. ... read..


Heavy traffic movement at Delhi-Gurugram border; Police check passes, IDs of commuters
New Delhi | May 30, 2020 9:11:44 AM IST
As the Haryana government has sealed borders with the national capital due to increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, heavy traffic movement was seen at Delhi-Gurugram border on Saturday morning. ... read..


Police recovers 823 Kgs of tobacco, pan masala in Visakhapatnam
Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) | May 30, 2020 9:11:41 AM IST
As much as 823 kilograms of tobacco and pan masala have been recovered from a lorry in Sabbavaram area of Visakhapatnam on Friday, said Sabbavaram Circle Inspector Chandrasekhar. ... read..


COVID-19: Lockdown violators in Indore made to do sit-ups for loafing around
Indore (Madhya Pradesh) | May 30, 2020 8:41:43 AM IST
In order to punish those who were out on streets unnecessarily during the lockdown, Madhya Pradesh police made them do sit-ups in Indore on Friday. ... read..


HP to resume public transport services from June 1, buses to ply with 60 pc capacity
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) | May 30, 2020 8:41:41 AM IST
Public transport services will resume in Himachal Pradesh from June 1, said State Transport Minister Govind Singh Thakur. ... read..


Kyrgyzstan Ambassador meets Kyrgyz nationals lodged in Saharanpur jail
Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh) | May 30, 2020 8:41:38 AM IST
Kyrgyzstan's Ambassador to India, Asein Isaev, met 21 Kyrgyz nationals lodged at Saharanpur jail on Friday and expressed satisfaction over the arrangements for the inmates here. ... read..


'India: It's Time to Move Away From Meat'
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 8:15:05 AM IST
As the world continues to experience the deadly effects of COVID-19, PETA India has urged everyone to help stop another pandemic saying "India: It's Time to Move Away From Meat". ... read..


7 Karnataka special trains ferry 10,954 migrants home
Bengaluru | Saturday, 2020 8:15:05 AM IST
The South Western Railway (SWR) zone has ferried 10,954 migrants home to Bihar, West Bengal and Odisha in seven Shramik special trains, an official said. ... read..


Tripura West BJP MP performs 'havan' to combat COVID-19
Agartala (Tripura) | May 30, 2020 8:11:40 AM IST
BJP MP, Pratima Bhowmik from Tripura West, participated in puja and havan organised to save the world from COVID-19 pandemic, in Agartala on Friday. ... read..


Encounter breaks out between terrorists, security forces in J-K's Kulgam
Kulgam (Jammu and Kashmir) | May 30, 2020 8:11:38 AM IST
An encounter has broken out between terrorists and security forces in Wanpora area of Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district on Saturday. ... read..


PM Modi writes to citizens on first anniversary of NDA 2.0 govt, says their affection has given new energy
New Delhi | May 30, 2020 7:11:38 AM IST
As his government completes one year of its second term, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a letter to the people of the country listed out several initiatives, achievements and big decisions taken by his government, while expressing confidence of victory i ... read..


Rajya Sabha MP Veerendra Kumar cremated with full state honours in Wayanad
Wayanad (Kerala) | May 30, 2020 6:41:40 AM IST
Rajya Sabha MP Veerendra Kumar was cremated with full state honours in Kalpetta, Wayanad on Friday evening. ... read..


JeM outfit member behind failed Pulwama attack
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 6:15:06 AM IST
Security agencies in Jammu and Kashmir have found that Mohd Ismail Alvi, a member of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), had plotted the major attack Pulwama that was averted on Wednesday night. The investigators found that Ismail is allegedly a bomb maker and also a ... read..


Bats die in UP's Bareilly in blistering heat due to brain haemorrhage
Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh) | May 30, 2020 6:11:39 AM IST
Several bats died in Bareilly after they suffered brain haemorrhage due to high temperatures, an official said. ... read..


87 new COVID-19 cases in Indore
Indore (Madhya Pradesh) | May 30, 2020 5:41:40 AM IST
As many as 87 new COVID-19 positive cases have cropped up in Indore on Friday, according to Chief Medical and Health Officer Praveen Jadia. ... read..


Jharkhand's COVID-19 count up by 45 to 521
Ranchi (Jharkhand) | May 30, 2020 5:41:39 AM IST
Forty-five new coronavirus cases and one death have been reported in Jharkhand, the state health department said on Friday. ... read..


CBI files charge sheet against J&K cop for murdering his wife
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 5:15:05 AM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday filed a charge sheet against Jammu and Kashmir Police Inspector Vivek Bassan for allegedly murdering his wife with his service pistol in February 2018. ... read..


FIR against 17 organisations for spreading rumours on fire in Uttarakhand forests
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | May 30, 2020 5:11:39 AM IST
FIRs have been registered against 17 organisations for allegedly spreading rumours about the fire in forests of Uttarakhand on social media, an official said. ... read..


Karnataka govt committed to provide world-class healthcare for all, says Medical Education Minister
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | May 30, 2020 4:41:42 AM IST
The Karnataka government will soon launch a project to maintain the health database of all its citizens, said Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar on Friday. ... read..


177 new COVID-19 cases in Assam, state tally crosses 1,000 mark
Guwahati (Assam) | May 30, 2020 4:41:38 AM IST
As many as 177 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Assam on Friday, according to the state health department. ... read..


Strong tremors felt in Delhi-NCR as earthquake hits Haryana (Lead)
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 4:15:06 AM IST
An earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale, in Haryana's Rohtak district, jolted the national capital and its surrounding regions on Friday evening. ... read..


Delhi HC bids 'virtual farewell' to Justice Sangita Sehgal
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 4:15:05 AM IST
While the country is under lockdown due to the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus and all public gatherings prohibited, the Delhi High Court on Friday bid a first-of-its-kind "virtual farewell" to Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal. ... read..


Drunk man climbs tower in Andhra's Chittoor
Chittoor (Andhra Pradesh) | May 30, 2020 4:11:46 AM IST
A person, who was in an inebriated condition, climbed a cell tower at Ramakuppam here on Friday, alleging that police have colluded with his creditor. ... read..


Railways running 'Corona Express' in name of Shramik trains: Mamata
Kolkata (West Bengal) | May 30, 2020 4:11:44 AM IST
In the name of Shramik Express, Indian Railways is running "Corona Express", said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday while alleging that social distancing is not being maintained in special trains transporting migrant workers and other p ... read..


Odisha increases overtime limit for factory workers from 75 to 115 hrs per quarter
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | May 30, 2020 4:11:41 AM IST
The Odisha Cabinet on Friday approved as many as 22 proposals including amending the Factories Act 1948 and allowing the workers to work 115 hours overtime in three months by enhancing the time limit. ... read..


SC dismisses Congress leader's plea seeking quashing of FIR registered against him over tweet
New Delhi | May 30, 2020 4:11:38 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the petition filed by Congress leader from Haryana, Pankaj Punia, seeking quashing of the FIRs registered against him in Noida, Lucknow and Madhya Pradesh's Shivni in connection with his alleged vulgar tweet. ... read..


TikTok app needs to be regulated: Orissa HC
Cuttack | Saturday, 2020 3:45:06 AM IST
The Orissa High Court has said that the popular TikTok mobile app needs to be properly regulated as it often demonstrates a degrading culture and encourages pornography. ... read..


Covid cash aid to K'taka taxi drivers in 2-3 days: Official
Bengaluru | Saturday, 2020 3:45:06 AM IST
The Karnataka government's Covid-19 relief aid of Rs 5,000 each to taxi and autorickshaw drivers will be disbursed in 2-3 days, said an official on Friday. ... read..


Maha govt to announce COVID-19 package soon, says Deputy CM Pawar
Pune (Maharashtra) | May 30, 2020 3:41:37 AM IST
Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Friday said that the Maharashtra government will announce a package soon to deal with the situation arising out due to COVID-19 outbreak. ... read..


Ajit Jogi -- brilliant bureaucrat, outstanding politician
Raipur | Saturday, 2020 3:15:05 AM IST
Chhattisgarh slipped into shock on Friday following passing away of Ajit Pramod Kumar Jogi. ... read..


Case registered against SP MLA Abu Azmi, 45 others for flouting lockdown norms
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | May 30, 2020 3:11:38 AM IST
Police have registered a case registered against Samajwadi Party (SP) MLA Abu Azmi and 45 others for violating COVID-19 lockdown rules during a protest in Mumbai. ... read..


B'luru civic body gets tough on Swiggy over faulty waste disposal
Bengaluru | Saturday, 2020 2:45:06 AM IST
City civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has levied a fine of Rs 50,000 on food delivery startup Swiggy for irresponsibly disposing waste, an official said on Friday. ... read..


Noida Police nabs man who assaulted Chinese woman over stray dog
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 2:45:06 AM IST
Noida Police has arrested a man who allegedly thrashed a Chinese woman living in a condominium there for allegedly fostering a stray dog which bit his own pet dog. ... read..


Grains under PMGKAY for May not yet given in Delhi, Bengal: Paswan
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 2:45:06 AM IST
Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan, said on Friday that several states and UTs have already distributed 100 per cent quota of food grains for May under the PMGKAY but Delhi and West Bengal were yet to start ... read..


Centre reshuffles 23 officers in different ministries, offices
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet on Friday approved transfers of four Additional Secretaries, 16 Joint Secretaries and two Directors. ... read..


Mumbai tipplers being cheated in online liquor purchase
Mumbai | Saturday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
The Mumbai Police has released a black-list of fraudulent helpline numbers on which tipplers placing online orders for liquor have been cheated, mostly by scamsters operating in Rajasthan, Assam and Haryana, an official said on Friday. ... read..


38-year-old coronavirus patient dies in Kerala's Alappuzha
Alappuzha (Kerala) | May 30, 2020 2:41:46 AM IST
A 38-year-old man who had tested positive for coronavirus died at TD Medical College Hospital here on Friday. ... read..


GVL Narasimha Rao welcomes Andhra HC's verdict on re-instating Ramesh Kumar as SEC
Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) | May 30, 2020 2:41:45 AM IST
BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao on Friday welcomed the Andhra Pradesh High Court's verdict on re-instating Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar as the State Election Commissioner (SEC). ... read..


Telangana reports 100 new COVID-19 cases
Hyderabad (Telangana) | May 30, 2020 2:41:42 AM IST
Telangana on Friday reported 100 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of cases in the state to 2,008. ... read..


NC rejects delimitation commission, will not be its part
Srinagar | Saturday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
A day after a delimitation commission was announced by the Centre to re-draw the Lok Sabha as well as Assembly constituencies of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and the northeastern states, J&K National Conference on Friday rejected the process a ... read..


India's FY20 fiscal deficit at 4.5% of GDP, higher than revised target
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 2:15:05 AM IST
India overshot the revised fiscal deficit target for 2019-20, as it came in at 4.59 per cent of GDP, higher than the 3.8 per cent estimated in the revised estimates of the Budget, on account of revenue shortfall. ... read..


NIA chargsheet against slain KLF terrorist in narco-terror case
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 2:15:05 AM IST
Almost five months after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) took over the probe into the drug smuggling case involving Pakistan-based Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) chief Harmeet Singh aka PHD, who is believed to be dead, the anti-terror probe agen ... read..


Gangster gunned down in broad daylight by rivals in Gurugram
Gurugram | Saturday, 2020 2:15:05 AM IST
A gangster who was a close aide of another dreaded criminal was gunned downed in broad daylight by around a dozen armed men in Gurugram's Feroze Gandhi Colony on Friday, police said. ... read..


Questions raised over delay in implementation of grant of organised service to CRPF cadre officers in DG's Sainik Sammelan
New Delhi | May 30, 2020 2:11:43 AM IST
Director-General (DG) of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) AP Maheshwari on Friday faced questions over the delay in implementation of grant of organised service status to cadre officers of the paramilitary force. ... read..


AIADMK acting like 'autocratic government', says Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | May 30, 2020 2:11:38 AM IST
Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar on Friday alleged that the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK)-led government in Tamil Nadu is acting like an "autocratic government." ... read..


Rahul condoles death of former Chhattisgarh CM Ajit Jogi
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday condoled the death of Chhattisgarh's first Chief Minister Ajit Jogi. ... read..


Ladakh standoff will be resolved bilaterally: India tells US
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and US Secretary of Defence Mark T Esper on Friday discussed the emerging security challenges posed by China in the last one month in Asia, sources said. ... read..


'PM has hands on nuclear button, yet can't be trusted to appoint judges?'
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, making an observation on the Supreme Court Collegium system, said the Prime Minister has his finger on the nuclear button, "but the Prime Minister assisted by the Law Minister cannot be trusted to appoint a fair and ... read..


ED attaches properties worth Rs 385 cr of middleman Rajiv Saxena
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
Tightening its noose around AgustaWestland deal's alleged middleman Rajiv Saxena, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday said it has attached his properties to the tune of Rs 385 crore, including a villa in Palm Juberiah in Dubai, in connection with t ... read..


Need to scale down domestic flights to contain COVID-19: Punjab Health Minister
Chandigarh (Punjab) | May 30, 2020 1:42:01 AM IST
Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu on Friday said that domestic flights need to be scaled down, especially from Mumbai and Ahmedabad where higher numbers of COVID-19 cases have been reported. ... read..


As demand for 'gamcha' mask worn by PM Modi surges, UP town's weavers get fresh lease of life
Barabanki (Uttar Pradesh) | May 30, 2020 1:41:58 AM IST
Inspired by the captivating red and white 'gamcha' that Prime Minister Narendra Modi used as a face mask during his address to the nation to announce lockdown 2.0, handloom weavers in Uttar Pradesh's Baranbaki are a busy lot with demand for the traditiona ... read..


Centre reshuffles senior officers in different ministries
New Delhi | May 30, 2020 1:41:57 AM IST
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) on Friday approved the transfer of four Additional Secretaries, 16 Joint Secretaries and two Directors. ... read..


Telangana CM inaugurates Markook pump house and releases water to Kondapochammasagar in Siddhipet district
Siddipet (Telangana) | May 30, 2020 1:41:55 AM IST
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Friday inaugurated the Markook pump house and released the water to Kondapochammasagar in Siddipet district. The is yet another milestone in the multi-stage Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme(KLIS). ... read..


Lanka Dinakar hails Andhra HC for re-instating Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar as SEC
Hyderabad (Telangana) | May 30, 2020 1:41:52 AM IST
BJP leader Lanka Dinakar on Friday hailed the Andhra Pradesh High Court's verdict on re-instating Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar as the State Election Commissioner. ... read..


Locust operations conducted in 15 locations in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh
Rajasthan/Madhya Pradesh | May 30, 2020 1:41:51 AM IST
Several locust operations were conducted at 15 locations in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh on Friday by Locust Control Offices (LCOs), in the wake of locust swarm in those regions. ... read..


Harsimrat Kaur Badal seeks probe into intra-State seed scam
Chandigarh (Punjab) | May 30, 2020 1:41:49 AM IST
Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal has urged Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh to depute a central team to Punjab to conduct an impartial probe into the intra-State seed scam. ... read..


371 departures, 324 arrivals till 5 pm on Day 5 of domestic flight resumption: Hardeep Singh Puri
New Delhi | May 30, 2020 1:41:48 AM IST
Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Friday said that on day five of the resumption of domestic flights in the country, there have already been 371 departures and 324 arrivals, and the numbers continue to grow. ... read..


'1 year of mass destruction': TDP chief slams YSRCP
Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) | May 30, 2020 1:41:43 AM IST
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday called YSRCP's one year of the rule as the year of 'mass destruction' in Andhra Pradesh. ... read..


Halting hydroxychloroquine trials based on faulty Lancet study is 'knee jerk reaction', say CSIR, IGIB, CMI
By Suchitra Mukherjee

New Delhi | May 30, 2020 1:41:42 AM IST
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Director-General Shekhar Mande, Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB) Delhi Director Anurag Agarwal and Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI) Chennai Director Rajeev Karandikar have writte ... read..


Attack on Salahuddin blows lid off 'homegrown' militancy in Kashmir
Srinagar | Saturday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
The reported attack on Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin in Islamabad on May 25 could have far reaching consequences on what has been called 'homegrown' militancy in Kashmir. ... read..


Punjab CM assures operationalisation support to industry
Chandigarh | Saturday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday assured industry of his government's full support to ensure 100 per cent operationalisation over the next few days, pointing to the huge opportunity they had to grow in view of the increasing number of compa ... read..


71 Shramik Special trains diverted between May 21-24: Chairman
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
Facing criticism over diverting the Shramik Special trains through longer routes without intimating the passengers, Chairman Railway Board V.K. Yadav on Friday refuted the claims that the trains "lost" their ways and said that 71 trains were diverted out ... read..


Govt, non-govt offices to reopen from June 8 in Bengal: CM
Kolkata | Saturday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
As the fourth phase of Covid-19 lockdown draws to a close in India, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced that all government and non-government offices will resume their operations from June 8 across the state. ... read..


New waterways linking NE India, B'desh to start in 3 months
Agartala | Friday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
New waterways between Tripura and Bangladesh would start within three months and it would boost trade and numerous economic activities, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said on Friday. ... read..


Centre approves Rs 445 cr for Chhattisgarh under Jal Jeevan Mission
New Delhi | May 29, 2020 11:41:53 PM IST
The Union Government has approved Rs 445 crore for the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in Chhattisgarh during 2020-21. ... read..


CBI files charge sheet against J-K Police Inspector in murder case
New Delhi | May 29, 2020 11:41:52 PM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday filed a charge sheet against an inspector of the Jammu and Kashmir Police in a case related to the alleged murder of his wife with his service pistol. ... read..


FIR against Hindutva leader Sambhaji Bhide for breaching lockdown orders
Kolhapur (Maharashtra) | May 29, 2020 11:41:49 PM IST
An FIR has been registered against Hindutva leader Sambhaji Bhide for breaching lockdown orders. ... read..


302 new COVID-19 cases in Pune, 11 deaths in 24 hours
Pune (Maharashtra) | May 29, 2020 11:41:47 PM IST
A total of 302 new COVID-19 cases and 11 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours in Pune, Dr Bhagawan Pawar, District Health Officer said on Friday. ... read..


Kerala well prepared to handle increasing number of new COVID-19 cases, says CM
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | May 29, 2020 11:41:46 PM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday said that the state is well prepared to handle the increasing number of new COVID-19 cases which was expected with a large number of people coming back from other places. ... read..


Educational, training institutions to remain closed in J-K till June 15
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | May 29, 2020 11:41:44 PM IST
All educational and training institutions will remain closed in Jammu and Kashmir till June 15 as part of steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19. ... read..


Madhya Pradesh: Woman police constable accuses another constable of rape, case registered
Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh) | May 29, 2020 11:41:43 PM IST
A rape case has been registered against a police constable, here at Bahodapur police station based on the complaint of a woman constable on Friday, police said. ... read..


Congress steps up attack on Centre over reduction in interest rates of saving instruments
New Delhi | May 29, 2020 11:41:40 PM IST
The Congress on Friday stepped up its attack on the BJP-led government at the Centre over the reduction in interest rates of saving and fixed deposit instruments and the decision to discontinue RBI Bond, saying the middle class and lower middle class are ... read..


Uttarakhand government employees to give one day salary for COVID-19 fund
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | May 29, 2020 11:41:38 PM IST
Uttarakhand Cabinet on Friday decided that one day salary of all the government employees will be deposited for COVID-19 fund. ... read..


Odisha govt announces Rs 17K cr livelihood package
Bhubaneswar | Friday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
The Odisha government on Friday announced a special package to provide employment opportunities for migrant workers and people affected due to Covid-19 pandemic in the rural areas. ... read..


Chhattisgarh's first CM Ajit Jogi passes away (Lead)
Raipur | Friday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
Chhattisgarh's first Chief Minister Ajit Jogi succumbed to cardiac arrest in a hospital here on Friday, doctors said. He was 74. ... read..


Ajit Jogi passes away
Raipur | Friday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
Chhattisgarh's first Chief Minister Ajit Jogi succumbed to cardiac arrest in a hospital here on Friday, doctors said. He was 74. ... read..


Goa minister wants 15-day ban on travellers from Maharashtra
Panaji | Friday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
Goa's Ports Minister Michael Lobo on Friday said that the state government should ban the entry of persons coming to Goa from Maharashtra for a minimum period of 15 days on account of the spike in COVID-19 cases. ... read..


DGCA issues circular informing aviation fraternity of risks posed by locust swarms
New Delhi | May 29, 2020 11:11:50 PM IST
Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Friday issued guidelines for all airlines staff including pilots informing them of the risks posed by locust swarms hitting aircraft on landing or take-off and how to avoid flying through ... read..


Jharkhand reported 476 COVID-19 cases so far
Ranchi (Jharkhand) | May 29, 2020 11:11:47 PM IST
Jharkhand has so far reported 476 cases of COVID-19 in which 212 have recovered and five persons have died. ... read..


New waterway connecting Tripura to Bangladesh within 3 months, says CM Biplab Kumar Deb
Agartala (Tripura) | May 29, 2020 11:11:45 PM IST
Movement of vessels ferrying goods would soon be made operational on the Sonamura-Daudkandi (93 km) stretch of Gomati River under the first Protocol Route of Tripura, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said on Friday. ... read..


Air educational programmes on TV, radio: Maharashtra minister writes to Centre
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | May 29, 2020 11:11:44 PM IST
Maharashtra Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad on Friday wrote a letter to Union Minister Prakash Javadekar asking him to grant 12-hour slot on DD National, 2-hour slot on radio for education of children amid lockdown across the country. ... read..


Odisha govt exempts tax, additional tax of Stage Contract Carriages in state for 3 months
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | May 29, 2020 11:11:42 PM IST
Odisha government on Friday announced that there will be an exemption of the tax and additional tax of Stage Contract Carriages in the state for three months -- April, May and June, on account of the lockdown. ... read..


Andhra Pradesh doing well in containing COVID-19 as compared to national average, says Jagan Mohan Reddy
Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) | May 29, 2020 11:11:41 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has said that the state is doing well in containing COVID-19 as compared to the national average. ... read..


Experts close to unravelling green egg yolk mystery in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram | Friday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
In a curious case, about six hens in a poultry farm in Kerala's Malappuram have laid eggs with green yolks. The hens, belonging to A. K. Shiahbudeen, are being examined by experts, and they are close to unravelling the mystery, said an official. ... read..


Soz always opposed anti-India voices in J&K, free him, wife tells SC
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
Octogenarian Congress leader Saifuddin Soz's wife has moved the Supreme Court challenging his house arrest since August 5 last year. ... read..


Maharashtra records 116 COVID-19 deaths, highest single-day toll
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | May 29, 2020 10:41:54 PM IST
With 116 deaths reported on Friday, Maharashtra recorded the highest number of deaths in a single day. ... read..


3 COVID-19 patients recovered in Goa today
Panaji (Goa) | May 29, 2020 10:41:53 PM IST
Three COVID-19 positive people were cured in Goa on Friday. The state has reported 69 cases of the virus so far, the state health department said. ... read..


Delhi HC directs RBI, PMC Bank to consider needs of depositors
New Delhi | May 29, 2020 10:41:48 PM IST
Delhi High Court has directed the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Punjab Maharashtra Cooperative Bank, and other respondents to consider the needs of the depositors during the coronavirus-induced lockdown. ... read..


Odisha approves Rs 17,000 cr 'Special Livelihood Intervention Plan' to generate rural employment
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | May 29, 2020 10:41:45 PM IST
In a major push to the livelihood support in rural areas, during ongoing public health crisis which has also triggered an economic crisis, Odisha Council of Ministers on Friday approved a 'Special Livelihood Intervention Plan' of Rs 17,000 crore to increa ... read..


114 more COVID-19 cases reported in Uttarakhand
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | May 29, 2020 10:41:44 PM IST
A total of 114 more people were tested positive in the Uttarakhand, taking the total number of cases to 716 in the state. ... read..


J-K govt increases tax on petrol, diesel
Jammu and Kashmir | May 29, 2020 10:41:41 PM IST
Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday increased tax on the sale of petrol and diesel. ... read..


31-Year-Old woman undergoes successful high-risk open-heart surgery at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital
New Delhi | May 29, 2020 10:41:40 PM IST
31-year-old Kirti, a resident of Rohini who was suffering from chronic cardiac ailments for the past four years and had developed severe condition went under high-risk Bentall Procedure at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital here. ... read..


Swamitva Yojana: 10 MP districts selected for survey
Bhopal | Friday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
The Madhya Pradesh government is ready to extend the benefits of the Central government-run 'Swamitva Yojana' or Proprietary Scheme to the state. ... read..


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