Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Gang duped 300 people in 4 months on pretext of providing visa; two held

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

Bilkis Bano case: SC agrees to constitute new bench to hear plea against early release of 11 convicts

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

Women's World Boxing C'ships: Nikhat, Nitu lead Indian charge into the quarters (Ld)

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2023 3:15:09 AM IST
Indian boxers Nikhat Zareen, Nitu Ghanghas, Manisha Moun and Jaismine continued with their dazzling show as they reached the quarterfinals with dominating victories in the Mahindra IBA Wome's World Boxing Championships here on Tuesday.... read..

Parl panel pulls up Power Ministry for 'laggard approach' in smart meters installation

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2023 3:15:09 AM IST
A Parliamentary panel has pulled up the Power Ministry for poor implementation of the Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme (RDSS), under which 25 crore smart meters are to be installed by 2025-26.... read..

Delhi LG launches plantation drive for restoration of Yamuna floodplains

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

SPVs formed by pvt parties for execution of PPP projects not subject to govt audit

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2023 3:45:09 AM IST
The Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) formed by private parties for the execution of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects are not subject to government audit.... read..

Delhi reports 83 fresh Covid infections, positivity rate rises to 5.83%

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2023 4:15:08 AM IST
Delhi on Tuesday reported 83 fresh Covid infections and one death in the last 24 hours, as per the government health bulletin.... read..

25,119 projects sanctioned by AIF, Rs 11,722 crore disbursed

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2023 4:15:09 AM IST
A total 25,119 projects of Rs 17,624 crore have been sanctioned from the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (AIF) in the country and Madhya Pradesh has a maximum 5,567 projects worth Rs 4,275 crore, the Parliament was told on Tuesday.... read..

Chennai pitch will favour Team India, Starc might not be as effective due to lack of swing: Wasim Jaffer

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2023 4:15:09 AM IST
Ahead of the ODI series decider against Australia, former India opener Wasim Jaffer has claimed that the Chennai pitch will favour India, adding that Aussie pacer Mitchell Starc might not be as effective due to lack of swing at the venue.... read..

Earthquake tremors spark panic among residents of Delhi, other parts of North India

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

Major quake shakes north India, triggers panic

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

Amit Shah to visit Karnataka twice in next 5 days

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

'Take off judicial work, send for training': SC on magistrates who don't follow court's order on bail

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2023 5:15:09 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Tuesday observed that magistrates, who pass orders passed in bail matters in breach of its guidelines and the law, may be taken off judicial work and sent to academies for skill upgrade.... read..

'Bharat Gaurav' train flagged off, to explore the beauty of NE region

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

Chaitra Navratri begins, devotees offer prayer at Delhi's Jhandewalan Temple

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

Atal Innovation Mission launches 'Stories of Change' for promoting grassroots innovations

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

Delhi: 6 arrested for putting up objectionable posters against PM Modi

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

Lok Sabha okays Rs 1.18 lakh cr Budget for Jammu & Kashmir

New Delhi | March 22, 2023 9:07:13 AM IST
The Lok Sabha has passed the Rs 1.18 lakh crore Budget of the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir for 2023-24 and the Supplementary Demands for Grants for Jammu & Kashmir for 2022-23, amid the din created by the opposition members demanding constit... read..

Nikki murder case: Court directs preservation of call detail record of accused

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

PM Modi extends wish for Ugadi, Gudi Padwa

New Delhi | March 22, 2023 10:35:24 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended good wishes for the people of the country on the occasion of Gudi Padwa and Ugadi on Wednesday.... read..

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

By Heena Mishra

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

Ugadi 2023: All you need to know about this festival

By Heena Mishra

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

Membership of MPs, MLAs with "fake caste certificates" should be cancelled: VHP

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

Finance Minister Kailash Gahlot to present Delhi Budget at 11 am

New Delhi | March 22, 2023 11:34:52 AM IST
Delhi Finance Minister Kailash Gahlot will present the Budget of the Union Territory on Wednesday at 11 am.... read..

Delhi govt issues directions to ensure unhindered admission in EWS category in schools

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

Women's World Boxing C'ships: Nikhat, Nitu and Manisha enter quarters

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2023 1:45:09 AM IST
Indian boxers Nikhat Zareen, Nitu Ghanghas and Manisha Moun continued with their dazzling show at the Mahindra IBA Women's World Boxing Championships as they progressed into the quarterfinals with dominating victories here on Tuesday.... read..

Delhi HC issues notice to AAG in case of detention of interfaith couple by UP police

New Delhi | March 22, 2023 10:05:22 PM IST
The Delhi High Court recently issued a notice to the Additional Advocate General (AAG) of Uttar Pradesh to appear before it in a matter related to taking away an interfaith couple without informing Delhi police and alleged detention by the Uttar Pradesh P... read..

I am eyeing gold medal in Asian Games 2022: Indian squash player Sourav Ghosal

New Delhi | March 22, 2023 12:04:38 AM IST
Indian ace squash player Sourav Ghosal has his eyes set on clinching a gold medal in the Asian Games 2022, which will be held in China this year from September to October.... read..

"Kejriwal's objective is to stage a drama": BJP over Delhi Budget row

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

H3N2 virus: How to protect children?

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2023 1:15:08 AM IST
Amid the rising number of flu infections caused by H3N2 virus, children have been particularly affected, said doctors on Tuesday.... read..

Hindenburg: From Bofors to Data Protection, JPCs were constituted

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

'Can't be said no possibility of reformation', SC commutes death penalty of murderer of 7-yr-old

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2023 1:15:09 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Tuesday commuted the death sentence of a man, convicted for kidnapping and killing a seven-year-old boy in Tamil Nadu in 2009, to 20-year imprisonment without remission.... read..

Part of Army's ALH Dhruv helicopter fleet resumes operations

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

India, US working on information sharing agreement between air forces: US Air Force secy Frank Kendall

New Delhi | March 22, 2023 1:36:43 AM IST
In a significant development amid tensions between India and China, a top American military official on Tuesday said the US and India were working on an information-sharing agreement between air forces.... read..

Strong tremors felt in Delhi, parts of north India

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

Total 6,199 Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process started, 611 successful: Govt

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2023 1:45:09 AM IST
Since the provisions relating to Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process (CIRP) came into force on December 1, 2016, a total of 6,199 CIRPs have started, as on the end of December 2022, the Parliament was informed on Tuesday.... read..

'Principles of natural justice not violated': SC upholds abolition of Odisha Administrative Tribunal

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

'Not concerned who belongs to BJP or Congress': SC on pleas against ED Director's extension

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

'Indian diplomatic service perhaps most short-staffed compared to many other countries'

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

Parl panel asks govt to provide subsidy to farmers under PM-KUSUM scheme

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

UAPA Tribunal upholds Centre's PFI ban decision

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

PM Modi to inaugurate ITU Area Office, launch 'Call before u dig' App today

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

BJP, Congress exchange barbs as parliament logjam continues; Rahul Gandhi writes to Speaker for permission to respond to allegations

New Delhi | March 22, 2023 2:05:14 AM IST
The disruptions in parliament continued for the seventh day on Tuesday with no indications yet of the logjam ending soon as both BJP and the opposition sharpened their attack on each other.... read..

NIA chargesheets 12 alleged members of Khalistani outfits

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

3-day-old girl found in garbage bin in Delhi's Nangloi

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

Parliamentary panel asks govt to adhere to strict timelines for rooftop solar projects

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

NIA files supplementary chargesheet against Hizbul militant in J&K conspiracy case

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

EC holds meeting to review national party status of NCP, Trinamool, CPI

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

Government to promote AYUSH treatment through health tourism

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

MEA remains among least funded Central Ministries, notes Parl panel

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

RRR: Norwegian dance group Quick Style grooves to Oscar-winning song 'Naatu Naatu'

New Delhi | March 22, 2023 8:06:32 PM IST
Norwegian dance group Quick Style paid a tribute to the 'RRR' team by shaking a leg on the Oscar-winning song 'Naatu Naatu'... read..
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