Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Sex CD case: CBI seeks transfer of case involving Chhattisgarh CM to Delhi

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
The CBI on Monday urged the Supreme Court to transfer the alleged sex CD case, where Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel is an accused, to Delhi.... read..

BJP MP blames Rajiv Gandhi for Chinese construction in Arunachal, slams Cong policies for current situation

By Pragya Kaushika

New Delhi | January 19, 2021 11:43:09 AM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Arunachal Pradesh Tapir Gao on Tuesday claimed that it was during Congress' regime China occupied Sumdorong Chu Valley in Tawang and added that the then Army Chief planned an operation but former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi ... read..

Unsold residential units may get extended tax break

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2021 4:15:06 AM IST
The real estate sector may be in for further bonanza with the government looking to extend tax free status of income accruing from unsold residential units by another year.... read..

Delhi misses target by 56%, 17% less inoculation on Day 2

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2021 4:15:06 AM IST
Delhi recorded around 17 per cent lesser vaccination than the previous session, on the second day of the immunisation drive against Covid-19, on Monday.... read..

Dad backed Siraj, even when he'd miss exams, says brother

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2021 4:15:06 AM IST
Mohammed Siraj and his elder brother Ismail are grateful to their late father because he wouldn't erupt in anger when exam results would reveal that the pace bowler was skipping them to play cricket matches. He would instead encourage him to play good cri... read..

Sonowal first choice as Assam CM: Survey

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2021 3:45:06 AM IST
BJP leader and Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal is the most "suitable" politician whom the voters want to elect again to rule the state after the upcoming Assembly elections, as per the IANS C-Voter Battle for the States survey.... read..

In poll-bound Bengal, anti-incumbency maximum against Mamata regime

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
The anti-incumbency factor in poll-bound West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam and Puducherry is working maximum against the incumbent governments, as per the IANS C-Voter Battle for the States survey.... read..

From original tunes to western beats, IAF Ashok Kumar to lead band contingent on Republic Day

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
From original compositions of martial tunes to western beats, Indian Air Force Warrant Officer Ashok Kumar has been leading the force band contingent for the last 13 years. He has been part of the Republic Day parade for the last 25 years, first as part o... read..

No CM face in Kerala as Cong pitches for collective leadership, Chandy to head election management committee

New Delhi | January 19, 2021 3:42:59 AM IST
After a brainstorming session in the national capital with its senior leaders and top leadership, Congress has strategically decided to go with collective leadership in the upcoming Kerala Assembly polls rather than projecting a chief ministerial face in ... read..

Hero Motors acquires stake in Hewland Engineering

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
Auto component manufacturer Hero Motors Company (HMC) on Monday announced that it has acquired a strategic stake in UK's transmission design technology leader Hewland Engineering Ltd.... read..

Survey predicts clean sweep for NDA in Assam Assembly polls

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
As the political parties gear up for the forthcoming Assam Assembly elections, the ruling BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is predicted to get majority of the seats, leaving its political opponents far behind, as per the IANS C-Voter Battle for ... read..

Indiamart Intermesh logs 29% growth in Oct-Dec

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
Indiamart Intermesh on Monday reported a 29 per cent increase in its consolidated net profit for the October-December quarter on a year-on-year (YoY) basis to Rs 80 crore.... read..

Vijayan remains first choice for CM's post in Kerala

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
Sitting Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan remains the first choice for the Chief Minister's post in the poll-bound state, as per the IANS C-Voter Battle for the States survey.... read..

Mamata ahead in Bengal, DMK set for comeback in TN

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
Mamata Banerjee is projected to win the West Bengal Assembly elections although with a reduced number of seats with the BJP set to make big gains, while in Tamil Nadu the DMK is set to make a strong comeback to power with a comfortable majority, toppling ... read..

AIADMK to receive massive jolt in TN Assembly polls, DMK clear winner

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
The ruling AIADMK-led NDA alliance will face a major setback in the Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu scheduled later this year, as the DMK-led UPA is predicted to win 162 seats in the 234-member Assembly, as per the IANS C-Voter Battle for the States survey.... read..

Despite defections, Trinamool to hold fort in Bengal

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
Despite facing defections by the party leaders, the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamul Congress would manage to retain its fort in West Bengal as it is predicted to win 158 out of the 294 seats in the Assembly polls scheduled later this year, while the BJP will... read..

Mamata remains No. 1 choice for CM in Bengal

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
Trinamul Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee remains the first choice of people to lead West Bengal, while BCCI chief and former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly, who is yet to announce his entry into politics, is placed at number three, as per the IANS ... read..

PM Modi condoles demise of Dr V Shanta

New Delhi | January 19, 2021 10:13:21 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the demise of Dr V Shanta (93), senior oncologist and chairperson of the Adyar Cancer Institute, who passed away in the early hours on Tuesday morning.... read..

Urdu Bulletin: Farmers' protest, bhoomi poojan of Gujarat Metros covered prominently

New Delhi | January 19, 2021 11:43:06 AM IST
Various Urdu publications on Tuesday continued with coverage of farmers protest and reported about Supreme Court asking Delhi Police to take a decision on the proposed farmers' tractor rally on Republic Day.... read..

Over 10,000 new COVID-19 cases in India, 17,411 fresh recoveries

New Delhi | January 19, 2021 11:43:07 AM IST
As many as 10,064 new COVID-19 infections were reported in the country in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative caseload to 1,05,81,837 on Tuesday, the Union Health Ministry said.... read..

Indian, French Rafales to be part of Desert Knight-21 war games in Jodhpur

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
For the first time, French and Indian and Rafale jets would be flying and exercising together during the Desert Knight-21 war games scheduled between January 20 and 24 in Jodhpur, a government source said.... read..

Avian influenza confirmed in five states for poultry birds, culling operations underway

New Delhi | January 19, 2021 6:13:07 AM IST
The central government on Monday informed that avian influenza (AI) has been confirmed in five states for poultry birds and in nine states for crow, migratory and wild birds till January 18.... read..

Delhi air quality 'Very Poor', likely to deteriorate further

New Delhi | January 19, 2021 9:43:13 AM IST
Delhiites again woke up to a foggy morning with dense fog in pockets on Tuesday the led to a dip in visibility. Visibility levels were recorded at 200 meters at Safdarjung and Palam in the early hours today.... read..

15 killed in Surat accident, PM Modi announces Rs 2 lakh ex gratia

New Delhi | January 19, 2021 9:43:11 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed condolences over the accident in which 15 people died in Gujarat's Surat and also announced ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to the kin of the deceased from the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF).... read..

NCPCR writes to MP DGP, seeks appropriate action against Cong MLA over comment on girls

By Joymala Bagchi

New Delhi | January 19, 2021 9:13:00 AM IST
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on Tuesday forwarded the matter of Congress MLA Sajjan Singh Verma's statement on minor girls, to the Madhya Pradesh Director General of Police for appropriate action.... read..

Students in Delhi schools not allowed to enter premises without parents consent

By Aiman Khan

New Delhi | January 19, 2021 8:43:06 AM IST
Just a day after schools in national capital reopened, several schools in the national capital on Tuesday did not allow students to enter school premises without the letter of consent from parents.... read..

17-year-old stabbed to death over cricket match scuffle

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2021 8:15:08 AM IST
A 17-year-old boy has been stabbed to death following a scuffle during a cricket match in Outer Delhi's Nangloi area, the police said.... read..

Talks between govt, farmer leaders postponed to Jan 20

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2021 6:45:05 AM IST
The Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare on Monday said that the meeting between a group of ministers and farmer unions scheduled for January 19 has been postponed to January 20.... read..

SC seeks response from parties on Chardham road widening project

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2021 6:45:05 AM IST
On the issue of road widening in the Chardham highway project, the Supreme Court on Monday asked the parties to submit their responses on the report of the high-powered committee, which is monitoring this project.... read..

Panel suggests provision for NCD issuance by LLPs

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2021 6:15:06 AM IST
The Company Law Committee on Decriminalisation of the Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008, has recommended the inclusion of a provision in the Act for issuance of non-convertible debentures (NCD) by LLPs.... read..

SC Bar Association urges Law Minister to extend the COVID-19 vaccination program to judges, lawyers, judicial staff

New Delhi | January 19, 2021 4:42:56 AM IST
The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) on Monday wrote a letter to Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and asked him to extend the COVID-19 vaccination drive to judges, lawyers, and judicial staff.... read..

Third quarter has been best performing in recent years: Mindtree CEO

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2021 6:15:06 AM IST
Mindtree, a global technology services and digital transformation company guiding its clients to achieve faster business outcomes, announced its consolidated results on Monday for the third quarter ended December 31, 2020, as approved by its board of dire... read..

Avian influenza in poultry birds confirmed in 5 states: Govt

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
The Centre said on Monday that outbreak of Avian Influenza has been confirmed in 5 states for poultry birds and in 9 states for crows/migratory/wild birds till date.... read..

Syed Mushtaq Ali T20: Punjab, TN, Baroda storm into quarters

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2021 5:15:06 AM IST
Punjab, Tamil Nadu and Baroda on Monday advanced to the quarter-finals of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy after winning their last league games and topping their respective groups.... read..

Former NSEL CEO Anjani Sinha held for fake trading

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2021 5:15:06 AM IST
The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Delhi Police said on Monday that it has arrested former CEO of National Spot Exchange Ltd (NSEL) Anjani Sinha for fictitious trading on the exchange and for creating false stocks.... read..

Farmers' issues fail to strike a chord among people

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2021 5:15:05 AM IST
The IANS C-Voter Battle for the States survey has divulged a surprising pattern about the likeliness of national issues concerning the public at large.... read..

AAP's Sanjay Singh receives death threat call, police complaint lodged

New Delhi | January 19, 2021 5:13:00 AM IST
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh alleged that he has received a death threat and registered a police complaint in this matter.... read..

NIMHANS doctor on Sputnik vaccine advisory board

Moscow/New Delhi |Tuesday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF, Russias sovereign wealth fund) and the National Research Centre for Epidemiology and Microbiology named after N.F. Gamaleya (Gamaleya Centre) has announced the creation of an international scientific advisory boar... read..

SCBA writes to law minister seeking vaccination for legal fraternity

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) on Monday wrote to Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad seeking vaccination for judges, lawyers and judicial staff, which could bring back normalcy to the functioning of the courts at the earliest.... read..

CSC partners Sterlite Technologies to train 1L VLEs

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
The Common Services Centers (CSC) has partnered with Sterlite Technologies Limited (STL) to train one lakh Village Level Entrepreneurs (VLEs) for maintenance of the BharatNet, telecom infrastructure across the country, to strengthen availability of reliab... read..

LDF set to get highest vote share in Kerala

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
The ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) in Kerala is projected to get the highest share of votes in the coming Assembly polls in Kerala scheduled later this year, as per the IANS C-Voter Battle for the States survey.... read..

LS Speaker assures all Covid protocols during Budget Session

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2021 6:15:06 AM IST
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Monday said all necessary arrangements will be made as per the Covid-19 protocols during the forthcoming Budget Session of the Parliament starting from January 29.... read..

India reports 70 lakh burn injuries annually with 1.4 lakh mortality rate, says Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi | January 19, 2021 2:13:00 AM IST
India has at least 70 lakh cases of burn injuries annually with mortality rate as high as 1.4 lakh per year with additional 2.4 lakh patients who end up with severe deformities, Union Minister Dr Harsh said on Monday while inaugurating the newly construct... read..

People who attack Hindu religion do not love India, says BJP MP Satyapal Singh

New Delhi | January 19, 2021 1:13:09 AM IST
Amid the controversy over 'Tandav' web series, the Bharatiya Janata Party MP and former Union Minister Satyapal Singh on Monday said that those who raise questions on Hindu religion do not love India.... read..

CBI nabs 2 more railway engineers in bribery case, total 5 arrested (Ld)

New Delhi/Guwahati |Tuesday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
A day after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested an Indian Railways Engineering Service officer and two others in an alleged graft case of Rs 1 crore, the agency on Monday continued its action as it arrested two more railway engineers, takin... read..

Chinese construction along border, we are watching: India

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
China is undertaking construction work along the border areas, the Indian government said on Monday while categorically stressing that all developments having a bearing on India's security are being closely watched.... read..

Is pH 5.5 really that important for skin?

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
Some recent soap advertisements caught the eye and raised a few questions. Is there a perfect pH product for human skin? What characteristics define a good soap?... read..

'Tandav' controversy: Creator Ali Abbas Zafar says sorry

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
Amid growing dissent over his recent web series Tandav, show creator Abbas Zafar has apologised on behalf of the entire cast and crew, saying they did not intend to offend anyone or insult any religion and political party.... read..

SC asks A-G to finalise issues over quota in promotion

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Monday asked Attorney General K.K. Venugopal to frame issues for decision in the matter connected with the reservation in promotion to the SC/ST employees in different states and in the central government.... read..

Downfall of the BJP govt has started with the farmers protest: Kisan Congress VP (IANS interview)

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
With the farmers agitation continuing for the 54th day and the crucial 10th round of talks of the farmers with the government scheduled on Tuesday, Kisan Congress Vice President Surendra Solanki on Monday said that the downfall of the Narendra Modi-led B... read..

Sitharaman holds pre-budget consultation with state finance ministers

By Union Minister-Budget

New Delhi | January 19, 2021 1:43:13 AM IST
Union Finance Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday held pre-budget consultations with the finance ministers of states and union territories.... read..
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