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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


JKPC disassociates with ex-Mayor Mattu
Srinagar | Sunday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
The Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Conference (JKPC) on Saturday said that it has disassociated itself from former Srinagar Mayor Junaid Mattu. ... read..


Andhra's 'Mission Punganuru' to revive dwindling dwarf cow population
Amaravati | Sunday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
Aimed at arresting the dwindling numbers of Punganuru cow, a dwarf bovine offering A2 milk rich in medicinal values and endemic to southern Andhra Pradesh, the state government has launched 'Mission Punganuru' recently. ... read..


Centre took steps to ensure right price to farmers for produce, says Rajnath
New Delhi | September 27, 2020 2:12:42 AM IST
The central government has taken steps to ensure that farmers get the right price for their produce, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturday. ... read..


No morality involved, it was just desperate case of political compulsion: Punjab CM as SAD quits NDA
Politics | September 27, 2020 2:12:40 AM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has termed the Shiromani Akali Dal's (SAD) decision to quit the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) as nothing more than a "desperate case of political compulsion" for the Badals. ... read..


COVID-19 sample testing crosses five lakh mark at KGMU
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | September 27, 2020 2:12:41 AM IST
King George's Medical University on Saturday achieved yet another milestone as the number of total COVID-19 samples tested by the Department of Microbiology, crossed 5 lakh mark. ... read..


West Bengal allows jatras, cinemas to reopen from Oct 1
Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 27, 2020 2:12:37 AM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday announced that certain entertainment avenues can reopen from October 1. ... read..


Odisha: Ahead of monsoon session, MLAs, PSOs, Assembly staff to undergo COVID-19 test
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | September 27, 2020 2:12:34 AM IST
MLAs, PSOs (personal security officers), and assembly staff underwent the COVID-19 test at the Odisha Assembly in Bhubaneswar, ahead of Assembly's monsoon session that is scheduled to begin from September 29. ... read..


Goa BJP hails PM Modi, NDA on completion of one year after coming to power
Panaji (Goa) | September 27, 2020 2:12:31 AM IST
The Goa unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday congratulated PM Narendra Modi and the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) for successful completion of one year after a decisive mandate in 2019 Lok Sabha election. ... read..


Two held for illegally transporting liquor bottles in Andhra Pradesh
Krishna (Andhra Pradesh) | September 27, 2020 2:12:29 AM IST
The Krishna district Police arrested two people and seized liquor bottles that were illegally transported from Telangana to Andhra Pradesh, near Jujjuru road in Kanchikacherla village. ... read..


Rahul Sinha sulks over BJP's new team
Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 27, 2020 2:12:25 AM IST
BJP leader Rahul Sinha on Saturday expressed his resentment over the new list of office-bearers and said that he will announce the future course of action after 12 days. ... read..


'No longer the NDA envisioned by Vajpayee, Badal sahab': Harsimrat after Akalis quit from alliance
Chandigarh (Punjab) | September 27, 2020 2:12:24 AM IST
After her party pulled out of the coalition at the Centre over farm bills, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Saturday hit out at the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), which is led by the BJP, for taking a rigid stance on the pains ... read..


PM Modi pledged that every poor person will have a roof over their head by 2022: Rajnath Singh
New Delhi | September 27, 2020 2:12:22 AM IST
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pledged that by 2022 every poor person in the country will have a roof over their head. ... read..


Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa wins trust vote in state assembly
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | September 27, 2020 2:12:15 AM IST
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has won the trust vote in the state Assembly against the no-confidence motion by the Congress against his government. ... read..


Delhi reports 3,372 new COVID-19 cases, 46 deaths
New Delhi | September 27, 2020 2:12:13 AM IST
Delhi has reported 3,372 new cases of coronavirus and 46 deaths, the health department said on Saturday. ... read..


None from TN on BJP national office-bearers' list
Chennai | Sunday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
The BJP's list of national office-bearers came as a surprise for many in the party's Tamil Nadu unit as no state leader figures in it. ... read..


Income Tax department searches in Jharkhand, Bengal
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
The Income Tax department has carried out search and survey operations at around 20 residential and business premises of a prominent group having operations in Jharkhand and West Bengal. ... read..


Adar Poonawalla: Will Govt have 80,000 crores available over the next one year?
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
Rs 80,000 crore will be the cost of vaccinating everyone in India with the Covid-19 vaccine whenever it is available. ... read..


Delhi air to worsen in next 3 days, thanks to stubble burning
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
It's that time of the year in Punjab-Haryana-NCR. ... read..


5,647 more test corona positive in Tamil Nadu
Chennai | Sunday, 2020 1:45:05 AM IST
As many as 5,647 more coronavirus cases were detected in Tamil Nadu over the past 24 hours, taking its total tally to 575,017, the Health Department said on Saturday. ... read..


1217 more people test positive, J&K COVID tally crosses 71,000
Srinagar | Sunday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
One thousand two hundred and seventeen people tested positive in J&K on Saturday as the total number of people infected with COVID-19 crossed 71,000 in the Union Territory. ... read..


LG Manoj Sinha meets Rajnath, discusses law and order in Valley
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha on Saturday appraised Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh about the prevailing law and order situation in the Valley. ... read..


DU admissions 2020: First cut-off list to release on Oct 12
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
As the admissions for various courses in Delhi University affiliated colleges were postponed by nearly three months owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, DU has released the schedule for the under-graduate and post-graduate courses admissions to various college ... read..


3 arrested for betting on IPL match
Gurugram | Sunday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
The Gurugram Police on Saturday said they have arrested three persons for online betting on an Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket match. ... read..


Refusal to quit NDA shows Akalis' greed: Punjab CM
Chandigarh | Saturday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
Taking a jibe at the SAD and the BJP for what he called a "public spectacle" of the blame game between the two long-time allies over the controversial Farm Bills, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday said the continued refusal of the Akalis t ... read..


Indian Army lauds sacrifices of animal transport warriors
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
The Indian Army on Saturday observed Animal Transport Remembrance Day to honour the valour, courage and sacrifices of animals in various military campaigns and operations. ... read..


CBI files chargesheet against 9 for custodial death of father-son (Ld)
Chennai/New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday filed a chargesheet against nine then officials of the Tamil Nadu Police in connection with two cases it registered over the custodial deaths of father-son duo P. Jeyaraj and J. Benniks. ... read..


Unable to repay Rs 4,000, Haryana man killed and body dumped in canal
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
A 35-year-old man was allegedly kidnapped, bludgeoned to death and his body thrown into a canal just because he was unable to repay Rs 4000 that he owed to a local meat seller. ... read..


Team Nadda: Why Ram Madhav, Muralidhar Rao, Uma Bharti were excluded
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
While BJP's Team Nadda has given additional thrust to its Gen-Next, it has also meant making space for them by removing some veterans like Ram Madhav and Muralidhar Rao, provoking speculation whether some of them may find a space in the Cabinet in the muc ... read..


'Swadeshi' push: Khadi outlet for PM Modi's bodyguards
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
In another push for "Swadeshi", the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has roped in the Special Protection Group (SPG) -- a specialised security wing responsible for the protection of Prime Minister Narendra Modi -- as the biggest brand ambass ... read..


By Sumit Kumar Singh
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
The government has not yet approved setting up of two special units -- human rights and vigilance - for the armed forces to look into any rights violations and corruption, even though defence ministry had given a go-ahead a year ago. ... read..


SAD decides to pull out of NDA over agriculture bills
Chandigarh | September 26, 2020 11:42:26 PM IST
Days after quitting the union cabinet, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has now decided to pull out of the BJP-led NDA alliance over "Centre's stubborn refusal to give statutory legislative guarantees to protect assured marketing of farmers crops on MSP". ... read..


MP CM performs bhoomi poojan of Rs 2,400 cr Narmada irrigation project
Indore (Madhya Pradesh) | September 26, 2020 11:42:23 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan performed the Bhoomi Pujan of the Rs 2,400 crore-Narmada Irrigation Project at a function in Sanwar, Indore district on Saturday. ... read..


Seat-sharing talks being held with RJD, says Congress leader
Patna (Bihar) | September 26, 2020 11:42:21 PM IST
Congress is fully prepared for the upcoming Bihar elections and talks are being held with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) to decide the number of seats to be fought by allies in Mahagathbandhan, Avinash Pande, chairman of the screening committee of the pa ... read..


Madhya Pradesh CM launches scheme on lines of PM-Kisan
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) | September 26, 2020 11:42:13 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday inaugurated 'Mukhyamantri Kisan Kalyan Yojna' on the lines of Centre's Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) Scheme. ... read..


131 youngsters join Ladakh Scouts regiment
Srinagar | Saturday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
The Indian Army on Saturday said an attestation parade was held at the Ladakh Scouts Regimental Centre in Leh to mark the entry of 131 well-trained recruits into the Ladakh Scouts regiment. ... read..


Toxic waste dumping in Gurugram village hurting environment
Gurugram | Saturday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
The lack of facilities for proper disposal of biological waste is a challenge in India and contributes a lot to pollution and contamination of ground water resources. One such instance has come to light in a Gurugram village, with frightening consequences ... read..


Delhi Police Commissioner inaugurates wellness centre in Dwarka
New Delhi | September 26, 2020 11:12:23 PM IST
Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava on Saturday inaugurated a wellness centre in police colony in Dwarka, Sector-23. ... read..


With 260 new COVID-19 cases, Manipur's tally reaches 10,051
Imphal (Manipur) | September 26, 2020 11:12:20 PM IST
Manipur has reported 260 new COVID-19 cases, 79 recoveries and one death on Saturday, taking the total cases of the state to 10,051, said State Government. ... read..


Lance Naik Manjeet Singh honoured posthumously for saving life of boy who fell into well
Ambala (Haryana) | September 26, 2020 11:12:17 PM IST
Lance Naik Manjeet Singh was honoured with Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak (posthumous), almost two years after he saved the life of an 18-year-old boy who had accidentally fallen into an unused well. ... read..


COVID-19: Kerala reports 7,006 new cases, 21 deaths today
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | September 26, 2020 11:12:12 PM IST
As many as 7,006 new COVID-19 cases and 21 deaths were reported in Kerala today, while 3,199 patients recovered from the pandemic, the state government said. ... read..


CBI files chargesheet against 9 for custodial death of father-son
Chennai | Saturday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday filed a chargesheet against nine then officials of the Tamil Nadu Police in connection with two cases it registered over the custodial death of father-son duo P. Jeyaraj and J. Benniks. ... read..


Bengal rights body is 'patient on life support': Guv
Kolkata | Saturday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Saturday Said that human rights is the biggest casualty in the state. ... read..


Temp GST compensation retention isn't 'diversion' of cess: Fin Min sources
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 10:45:05 PM IST
Reacting to the CAG report regarding 'diversion of funds' meant for GST compensation, Finance Ministry sources said on Saturday that the time taken in reconciliation of compensation receipts can't be termed as 'diversion of GST Cess Fund' when dues to sta ... read..


Telangana CM to launch Dharani portal on Dussera
Hyderabad (Telangana) | September 26, 2020 10:42:27 PM IST
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao announced on Saturday that he would launch the Dharani Portal on the forthcoming Dussera and asked the officials to keep the software, hardware and bandwidth of the Dharani website ready before the launch. ... read..


India's COVID-19 tally crosses 59-lakh mark with spike of 85,362 new cases
New Delhi | September 26, 2020 10:42:23 PM IST
India's COVID-19 case tally crossed 59-lakh mark with a spike of 85,362 new cases, said Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday. ... read..


Ram Madhav, Uma Bharti replaced in BJP's new team, Tejasvi Surya made chief of party's youth wing
By Kumar Gaurav

New Delhi | September 26, 2020 10:42:21 PM IST
BJP President JP Nadda on Saturday announced his new team of office-bearers that saw some major inclusions such as of Tejasvi Surya as the chief of party's youth wing while Ram Madhav, P Muralidhar Rao, Saroj Pande and Anil Jain were replaced as general ... read..


Maharashtra Police reports 191 new COVID-19 cases among its force
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | September 26, 2020 10:42:18 PM IST
As many as 191 police personnel have been tested positive for COVID-19, taking total cases to 22,460 in the force, Maharashtra Police said on Saturday. ... read..


Watch out! Those sensual midnight messages might be a honey trap
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
An anonymous sensual message at midnight may even lure a rational person into a trap meticulously set by a woman and her accomplices in order to blackmail the victim. ... read..


BJP's Team Nadda declared, BJP readying next-gen
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
The much-anticipated Team Nadda has been declared finally. Three ex-Chief Ministers have been accommodated as BJP Vice Presidents while there has been a major overhaul among national general secretaries with many significant names dropped and new faces gi ... read..


Statue of Unity sculptor to install Vajpayee's statue in Shimla
Shimla | Saturday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet on Saturday decided to hire the sculptor behind the Statue of Unity for installing the statue of BJP stalwart and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the historic Ridge in Himachal Pradesh capital. ... read..


Haryana to start paddy procurement from Sep 27
Chandigarh | Saturday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
Keeping in view the interests of farmers, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday decided that the procurement of paddy would start in the state from September 27. ... read..


Boarding burning oil tanker saved marine environment: Coast Guard
Chennai | Saturday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
Boarding the burning as well as intermittently exploding 'MT New Diamond' - a very large oil tanker holding about 300,000 tonnes of crude - and connecting it to a tow to arrest its drift towards the Sri Lankan coast and positioning it into the wind was th ... read..


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