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No takers for Delhi libraries without children
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 8:15:06 PM IST
Amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, private libraries across the national capital have lost their prime audience -- children who used to throng there in huge numbers. ... read..


Tata v/s Mistry: Status quo on pledging, transferring of Tata Sons shares till Oct 28
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
In the Tata-Mistry tussle, the Supreme Court on Tuesday restricted further fund raising by Shapoorji Pallonji group from pledging or transferring Tata Sons shares owned by them till October 28. ... read..


Akali Dal to hold 'chakka jam' in Punjab on Sept 25
Chandigarh | Tuesday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), an NDA ally, on Tuesday announced to undertake 'chakka jam' for three hours across Punjab on September 25 to protest against the farm bills passed by both the Houses of Parliament. ... read..


Security forces recover drone dropped arms, ammunition from J&K's Akhnoor
Jammu | Tuesday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
Security forces on Tuesday recovered a large cache of drone dropped arms and ammunition in Akhnoor border area of J&K's Jammu district. ... read..


NIA conducts raids at multiple locations in Baramulla in connection with cross-border trade case
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | September 22, 2020 8:12:37 PM IST
National Investigation Agency (NIA) has said that it conducted searches at multiple locations in Baramulla, Uri, and one location in Srinagar on Tuesday in connection with Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Naveed Babu case and cross-border trade case. ... read..


Opposition parties boycott Rajya Sabha BAC meeting
New Delhi | September 22, 2020 8:12:35 PM IST
Opposition parties on Tuesday boycotted the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) meeting of Rajya Sabha. The meeting was chaired by Deputy Chairman Harivansh. ... read..


MP CM transfers Rs 800 cr to cooperative banks to be given as interest-free loans
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) | September 22, 2020 8:12:32 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday transferred Rs 800 crore to cooperative banks to be given as zero per cent interest loans to farmers in the state. ... read..


Farm Bills will not affect farmers: Tamil Nadu CM
Madurai (Tamil Nadu) | September 22, 2020 8:12:31 PM IST
The agriculture-related sector Bills that have been brought by the Central Government will not affect the farmers, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami said on Tuesday. ... read..


EPCA writes to Chief Secretaries of Punjab, UP and Haryana to take action on early stubble burning
New Delhi | September 22, 2020 8:12:29 PM IST
The Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) wrote to the chief secretaries of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to take stock of the situation and take action after early burning of crop residue was brought to notice on Tuesday. ... read..


COVID-19: SC dismisses plea of Medha Patkar for interim release of prisoners charged under Special Acts
New Delhi | September 22, 2020 8:12:22 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the Bombay High Court order whereby all such convicted prisoners who are undergoing punishment under the Special Acts were refused to be released on interim bail in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. ... read..


RBI appoints AK Dixit as new administrator of PMC Bank
New Delhi | September 22, 2020 8:12:20 PM IST
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has appointed AK Dixit, ex-General Manager of Union Bank of India as the new administrator of Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank with effect from September 23. ... read..


Bank deposit may not be taken as collateral for stock market transactions
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
Your bank fixed deposit may no longer be accepted as collateral for trading in the stock market with clearing corporations, the entities that handle settlement and delivery of trade on the bourses, are looking to remove this instrument for being used as ... read..


HCs across states witness surge in abortion cases
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
High Courts across the nation are currently witnessing a substantial increase in abortion cases, revealed a legal report on Tuesday. ... read..


B'luru serial blasts: Key accused held from Kerala after 12 years of chase
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
In a major breakthrough in 2008 Bengaluru serial blasts case, ... read..


Time to be future-ready, future-fit: PM to IIT grads
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
Pointing out that a nation's future depends on what its youths think today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said it was time for them to be future-ready and future-fit. ... read..


CM Relief Fund scam: Andhra govt to take call on probe agency
Guntur | Tuesday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh's Guntur rural police has sent the file related to Rs 117-crore CM Relief Fund scam to the DGP office to decide whether the CID or the ACB will take up the case for investigation, a senior police officer said on Tuesday. ... read..


Farm Bills well-intentioned, but why the haste: Sharad Pawar
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
Announcing a day's token fast in support of the suspended Opposition MPs, Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar on Tuesday asked why the government was in such a hurry to pass the Farm Bills. ... read..


TN man accused of raping UK tourist goes 'missing' in Goa prison
Panaji | Tuesday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
Prison authorities at North Goa's Colvale Central Jail on Tuesday launched a massive search operation, after a 31-year-old undertrial accused of raping a 48-year-old British national in the beach village of Canacona in 2018, went missing. ... read..


Bengaluru banana leaf vendors bear brunt of COVID-19 crisis
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | September 22, 2020 7:42:29 PM IST
With no functions and events taking place due to COVID-19 induced restrictions, banana leaf vendors in Bengaluru are going through tough times making ends meet. ... read..


20 new disciplines eligible for central government jobs under sports quota
New Delhi | September 22, 2020 7:42:28 PM IST
As many as 20 new disciplines including baseball, body-building, rugby, motorsports have been introduced for Central Government jobs under the sports quota, said Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju. ... read..


Sonia, Rahul return to Delhi; unclear about Parliament presence from tomorrow
By Siddharth Sharma

New Delhi | September 22, 2020 7:42:25 PM IST
Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who had left the country earlier this month for a routine medical check-up, along with her son Rahul Gandhi, returned to Delhi on Tuesday morning. ... read..


'Country's first' solar power-run auto unveiled in Tamil Nadu
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | September 22, 2020 7:42:23 PM IST
At a time when the world is grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, timely treatment can save lives of even critical patients with comorbidities. But most remote rural areas in India face a problem of timely availability or unavailability altogether of ambu ... read..


Court rejects Kerala govt's plea to withdraw case over LDF legislators' 2015 protest in Assembly
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | September 22, 2020 7:42:20 PM IST
A Kerala court has rejected the state government's plea to withdraw a case in connection with the ruckus created by Left Democratic Front (LDF) legislators inside the Kerala Assembly on March 13, 2015, during a budget speech. ... read..


Designating enemies and pointing out targets will be my job: Navy woman officer picked as 'Observer'
New Delhi | September 22, 2020 7:42:19 PM IST
Sub Lieutenant Riti Singh who has been selected to join as one of the "Observers" (airborne tacticians) in the helicopter stream, said that deciding, designating enemies, and pointing out targets will be her job. ... read..


Researchers find nature conservation, tourism can coexist despite conflicts
Washington | September 22, 2020 7:42:17 PM IST
The concept of sustainable nature tourism plays a key role in mediating conflicts between tourism and nature conservation, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. ... read..


IIT-M develops AI model to process text in 11 Indian languages
Chennai | Tuesday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST
The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) on Tuesday said its faculty and AI4Bharat have developed artificial intelligence (AI) models and datasets to process texts in 11 Indian languages. ... read..


J-K: Security forces recover drone dropped arms, ammo from Akhnoor sector, initial probe suggests JeM hand
Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) | September 22, 2020 7:12:31 PM IST
Two consignments of arms and ammunition, which had been drone dropped by terrorists, have been recovered in the Akhnoor sector, police said on Tuesday. ... read..


NCB busts International drug trafficking module, arrests 8
New Delhi | September 22, 2020 7:12:29 PM IST
In a continuous operation from September 1 to September 16, Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has busted an international module of drug trafficking and arrested eight including the handler of the syndicate in India, while seizing around 8 kilograms of heroi ... read..


LS Speaker meets opposition leaders after they announce boycott of proceedings
By Pragya Kaushika

New Delhi | September 22, 2020 7:12:27 PM IST
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Tuesday met leaders of Congress and some other opposition parties after Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury announced their boycott of proceedings in solidarity the opposition members of Rajya Sabha who boycotted the proceedings earlier i ... read..


J-K administration issued over 18.52 lakh domicile certificates till Sept 21
Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) | September 22, 2020 7:12:26 PM IST
As per the consolidated figures coming from across twenty districts of the Union Territory, a total of 21,99,513 persons applied for seeking the Domicile Certificate, of which 20,87,815 applications were found complete in all respects, while rest 1,11,698 ... read..


Andhra CM boards flight to Delhi, likely to meet Amit Shah
Krishna (Andhra Pradesh) | September 22, 2020 7:12:24 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy on Tuesday boarded a flight to Delhi from Gannavaram airport. ... read..


Special court sends six alleged Al-Qaeda terrorists to four-day NIA custody
New Delhi | September 22, 2020 7:12:23 PM IST
A special NIA court on Tuesday sent six alleged Al-Qaeda terrorists, who were recently arrested from West Bengal and Kerala, to four-day custody of the National Investigation Agency (NIA). ... read..


Rape and kidnapping of Mumbai models: Woman among 4 held
General News | September 22, 2020 7:12:21 PM IST
Indore (MP) [India] September 22 (ANl): Vijay Nagar police of Indore arrested four people, including a woman, on Monday night in connection with the rape and kidnapping of two Mumbai models. ... read..


No shortage of oxygen supply for treatment of COVID-19 patients: Health Secy
New Delhi | September 22, 2020 7:12:20 PM IST
As the requirement for oxygen support is one of the key treatment procedures for COVID-19 patients, the Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Tuesday informed that the government has made all efforts to ensure the availability of oxygen supply in vario ... read..


iPhone's latest change helps users set Gmail as default email client
California | September 22, 2020 7:12:18 PM IST
Tech giant Google has updated its latest version of Gmail, adding the option for it to become the default email option on iPhones. ... read..


Academic calendar for first year of UG, PG students for session 2020-21 announced
New Delhi | September 22, 2020 7:12:16 PM IST
Union Minister for Education Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Tuesday announced the University Grants Commission (UGC) guidelines on academic calendar for the first year of under-graduate and post-graduate students of the universities for the session 2020-21 i ... read..


Govt lists 4 Bills for passage in LS on Tuesday
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 6:45:06 PM IST
The Central government has listed three Labour Bills and one Finance Bill for passage in the Lok Sabha during the ongoing session of Parliament on Tuesday. ... read..


PM Modi comes in defence of Harivansh, shares letter to Prez
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
After openly coming in support of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday shared a letter written to President Ram Nath Kovind by the Deputy Chairman over the Upper House ruckus issue. ... read..


Bombay HC allows Kangana Ranaut to add Sanjay Raut as party in office demolition case
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | September 22, 2020 6:42:26 PM IST
The Bombay High Court on Tuesday allowed Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut to add Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut and the officer who passed the order for the demolition of her Mumbai office as parties in the case. ... read..


Study reveals physical, cognitive function have improved meaningfully in 30 years
Helsinki | September 22, 2020 6:42:25 PM IST
The functional ability of older people is nowadays better when it is compared to that of people at the same age three decades ago, suggest the findings of a new study conducted at the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Jyvaskyla, Fi ... read..


Metro, DTC faced huge financial losses due to northeast Delhi violence: chargesheet
New Delhi | September 22, 2020 6:42:20 PM IST
The public transport -- Delhi Metro and Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) -- suffered huge financial losses due to the northeast Delhi violence that took place in February, the Delhi Police said in its latest chargesheet in the matter. ... read..


Information of 420 cases of child abuse received by NCPCR from March 1 till August 31: Smriti Irani informed Rajya Sabha
New Delhi | September 22, 2020 6:42:18 PM IST
As per the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), information of 420 cases of child sexual abuse has been received by it from March 1, 2020, till August 31, 2020, said Union Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Irani informe ... read..


8 suspended RS members end 'dharna', join session's boycott
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 6:15:06 PM IST
Eight suspended members of the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday ended their day-long protest after a request from opposition leaders who also urged them to join in the boycott of the ongoing Monsoon Session. ... read..


Renewable sector in India attracts $10-20bn of investment: IEEFA
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 6:15:06 PM IST
While the pace of renewable energy growth has slowed in India, positive outcomes in recent auctions suggest there remains plenty of appetite among domestic and foreign investors to build renewable infrastructure, a new IEEFA briefing note said on Tuesday. ... read..


Bhiwandi building collapse incident: Death toll rises to 21
Bhiwandi (Maharashtra) | September 22, 2020 6:12:35 PM IST
Twenty-one people have died so far in the building collapse incident in Bhiwandi here, according to Thane Municipal Corporation. ... read..


2G scam case: Delhi HC reserves order on plea for early hearing on appeal against acquittal
New Delhi | September 22, 2020 6:12:32 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday reserved its order on the applications filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) seeking early hearing in the appeal against the order in the 2G scam case. ... read..


Around 1,000 acres of land identified for film city in Gautam Buddh Nagar
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | September 22, 2020 6:12:28 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday held a meeting with representatives of the Bollywood fraternity over constructing a film city in the state and approximately 1,000 acres of land has been identified for the project. ... read..


Article 370 should be restored for peace in J-K: Farooq Abdullah
New Delhi | September 22, 2020 6:12:25 PM IST
National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah said on Tuesday that revocation of Article 370 should be taken back and Jammu and Kashmir's statehood restored for bringing "peace". ... read..


PIL in Delhi HC seeks directions to waive off CBSE exam fee for class 10, 12 students
New Delhi | September 22, 2020 6:12:23 PM IST
A public interest litigation (PIL) was on Tuesday filed in the Delhi High Court seeking directions to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to completely waive off exam fee for classes 10, 12 students for the current academic year. ... read..


NCW receives 13,410 complaints of violence against women in the last 6 months
General News | September 22, 2020 5:42:29 PM IST
The National Commission for Women (NCW) has received a total of 13,410 complaints of violence, including 1,443 through WhatsApp, since March this year, Union Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Zubin Irani informed the Rajya Sabha in a written ... read..


Congress, opposition parties boycott Lok Sabha proceedings, seeks withdrawal of farm bills
New Delhi | September 22, 2020 5:42:24 PM IST
Congress and some other opposition parties on Tuesday boycotted the proceedings of Lok Sabha, hours after they boycotted the proceedings in the Rajya Sabha, over the government "not agreeing" to opposition suggestions on the agriculture bills. ... read..


Two hurt as cylinder of truck bursts in Delhi's Dwarka
New Delhi | September 22, 2020 5:42:21 PM IST
Two people were injured after the cylinder of a truck blasted during filling at a gas station in the Dwarka area of Delhi on Tuesday. ... read..


India has highest recoveries in world, says Union Health Ministry
New Delhi | September 22, 2020 5:42:20 PM IST
India has reported the highest rate of COVID-19 recoveries in the world, which has crossed 80 per cent-mark, said Union Health Ministry here on Tuesday. ... read..


Man killed in UP over Rs 300
Bijnor (Uttar Pradesh) | Tuesday, 2020 5:15:07 PM IST
Apparently in a drunken stupor, three men killed their neighbour with a wooden stick, fitted with nails, following a dispute over Rs 300. The police claimed that all of the accused were in an inebriated state. ... read..


Rajya Sabha passes National Forensic Sciences University Bill 2020
New Delhi | September 22, 2020 5:12:31 PM IST
Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed the National Forensic Sciences University Bill 2020. Lok Saha has already passed this Bill. ... read..


Fire department conducts safety audit, mock drills at COVID-19 dedicated facilities across Odisha
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | September 22, 2020 5:12:29 PM IST
A day after a fire broke out at a COVID-19 dedicated hospital in Cuttack here, officials of the fire department conducted safety audits and mock drills at COVID-19 dedicated hospitals and COVID-19 care centres across Odisha on Tuesday. ... read..


Three months posting at district hospital is must for PG medical student
By Priyanka Sharma

New Delhi | September 22, 2020 5:12:24 PM IST
The Board of Governors in Super-session of Medical Council of India have framed fresh rules for all postgraduate students pursuing MD/MS in broad specialities in all medical colleges or institutions-- they shall undergo a compulsory residential rotation o ... read..


Samajwadi Party won't contest Bihar polls, will support RJD
Lucknow | Tuesday, 2020 4:45:05 PM IST
In a significant development, the Samajwadi Party (SP) has announced that it will not contest the Bihar Assembly elections but will instead support the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD). ... read..


Rajya Sabha passes Rashtriya Raksha University Bill 2020
New Delhi | September 22, 2020 4:42:26 PM IST
Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed the Rashtriya Raksha University Bill 2020, which seeks to establish Rashtriya Raksha University as an institution of national importance by upgrading Raksha Shakti University, Gandhinagar. ... read..


Kashmir's first NAT-PCR facility a lifesaver for residents
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | September 22, 2020 4:42:24 PM IST
Kashmir's first Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT-PCR) facility at the Government Medical College (GMC) here is an addition to the long list of development initiatives in the Union Territory by the Central government. ... read..


NCP chief Sharad Pawar to observe fast in support of suspended Rajya Sabha MPs
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | September 22, 2020 4:42:21 PM IST
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar will observe fast for a day to show support to the eight suspended Rajya Sabha MPs. ... read..


Kashi to be a model for development: Yogi
Lucknow | Tuesday, 2020 4:15:06 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced that the entire Kashi area would be developed as a model of development and tourism. ... read..


Opp to boycott Monsoon session if MPs' suspension not revoked: Azad
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 4:15:06 PM IST
The opposition in the Rajya Sabha led by Congress' Ghulam Nabi Azad demanded immediate revocation of the suspension of eight MPs, failing which he threatened to boycott the remaining monsoon session. ... read..


Thane building crash death toll mounts to 20
Thane (Maharashtra) | Tuesday, 2020 4:15:06 PM IST
The overnight death toll in the building crash in Maharashtra's Bhiwandi town shot up to 20 with seven more bodies recovered from the debris, officials said here on Tuesday. ... read..


Farmers need many thousand markets, not one: Chidambaram
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 4:15:06 PM IST
Taking a jibe at the advertisement released by the Centre defending the Farm Bills, former Finance Minister P.Chidambaram on Tuesday said that the farmers need many thousand markets all over the country and not just one. ... read..


RS Dy Chairman to fast in protest of unruly behaviour of MPs
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 4:15:06 PM IST
Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha Harivansh has announced that he will observe one day fast in protest of the unruly behaviour exhibited by the members on Sunday. ... read..


Delhi HC stays trial court order restraining publication of book on Asaram Bapu's conviction
New Delhi | September 22, 2020 4:12:29 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday set aside a trial court order restraining the publication of a book that claims to be the "true story" behind the conviction of self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, who is serving a life sentence in a rape case. ... read..


During Trump's India visit there was no requirement of COVID-19 test: Muraleedharan
New Delhi | September 22, 2020 4:12:27 PM IST
During US President Donal Trump's India visit in February this year there was no requirement of mandatory COVID-19 test for travellers from foreign countries as the disease was not given pandemic status at that time, said V Muraleedharan, Minister of Stat ... read..


Lok Sabha adjourned for an hour following sloganeering by Opposition MPs
New Delhi | September 22, 2020 4:12:25 PM IST
Lok Sabha on Tuesday was adjourned for an hour following an uproar in the House. ... read..


NIA raids several locations in Kashmir in ex-DSP Davinder Singh case
New Delhi/Srinagar | Tuesday, 2020 3:45:06 PM IST
Tightening its noose in the suspended Deputy Superintendent (DSP) Davinder Singh and Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Naveed Babu case, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday carried out searches at several locations in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramull ... read..


India, China discuss border disputes for 14 hours
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 3:45:06 PM IST
India and China held a 14-hour long diplomatic-military talks in Moldo to resolve border disputes in Eastern Ladakh. The details of the deliberations between both the countries' delegates are yet to be announced. ... read..


RS Deputy Chairman brings tea for protesting suspended MPs
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 3:45:06 PM IST
The suspended eight MPs of the Rajya Sabha, who were all night sitting in the Parliament premises to protest against their suspension, had a surprise visitor on Tuesday morning. The Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha Harivansh Narayan Singh brought tea an ... read..


Cong plans to put Scindia under pressure in MP
Bhopal | Tuesday, 2020 3:45:06 PM IST
Congress has started working on a fresh strategy to increase heat on its former Union Minister and current BJP parliamentarian Jyotiraditya Scindia ahead of the by-elections to the Madhya Pradesh Assembly. ... read..


Task Force constituted to examine correlation of age of marriage and motherhood
New Delhi | September 22, 2020 3:42:28 PM IST
The central government on Tuesday said that a task force has been constituted to examine the correlation of age of marriage and motherhood. ... read..


Andhra Pradesh: Man jumps into Krishna river, case registered
Guntur (Andhra Pradesh) | September 22, 2020 3:42:27 PM IST
A 65-year-old man allegedly jumped into river Krishna at Tadepalli on Monday evening, the police said. ... read..


DRDO working on cultivating vegetables under intense winters for Indian Army
By Sahil Pandey

Leh (Ladakh) | September 22, 2020 3:42:24 PM IST
As the troops are set to spend harsh winters at the China border, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is working on cultivating vegetables in the tough conditions here, for the Indian Army, with the technologies like passive greenhous ... read..


Rajya Sabha passes the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill
New Delhi | September 22, 2020 3:42:19 PM IST
The Rajya Sabha passed the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill by a voice vote on Tuesday. ... read..


AIU seizes 1.8 kg gold from Calicut Airport
Malappuram (Kerala) | September 22, 2020 3:42:17 PM IST
Air Intelligence Unit has seized 1.866 kilograms of 24-carat gold from Kerala's Calicut Airport on Tuesday. ... read..


Key accused in 2008 Bengaluru serial blasts case arrested from Kerala
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | September 22, 2020 3:42:16 PM IST
The Anti-Terrorism Cell of Bengaluru Police has arrested a key accused in the 2008 Bengaluru serial blasts case from Kerala, Central Crime Branch Joint Commissioner Sandeep Patil said on Tuesday. ... read..


Militant killed in Kashmir encounter
Srinagar | Tuesday, 2020 3:15:06 PM IST
One terrorist has been killed in an ongoing encounter between militants and security forces at Chrar-i-Sharief in central Kashmir's Budgam district, officials said on Tuesday. ... read..


Rhea Chakraborty, Showik move Bombay HC seeking bail in drug case related to Sushant's death
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | September 22, 2020 3:12:26 PM IST
Bollywood actor Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik on Tuesday moved bail applications in the Bombay High Court in connection with a drug case related to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. ... read..


SC refuses to hear PIL seeking online voting, asks petitioner to move representation before Centre
New Delhi | September 22, 2020 3:12:25 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to entertain a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking directions to allow online electronic voting and asked the petitioner to file a representation before the Government of India. ... read..


HC stays Delhi govt order to reserve 80% ICU beds in big private hospitals for COVID patients
New Delhi | September 22, 2020 3:12:21 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday stayed till the next date of hearing the Delhi government order instructing a group of big private hospitals in the national capital to reserve 80 per cent of their ICU beds exclusively for COVID-19 patients. ... read..


COVID-19: Odisha reports 4,189 new cases, 11 deaths
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | September 22, 2020 3:12:20 PM IST
Odisha on Tuesday reported 4,189 new cases, taking the total number of coronavirus cases in the state to 1,88,311. ... read..


We're protesting for farmers, labourers & country, will fight till those selling country are out of power: TMC MP Dola Sen
New Delhi | September 22, 2020 3:12:18 PM IST
We are protesting on behalf of the farmers, workers, society and the country and we will continue till those who are selling the country are out of power, said Rajya Sabha MP Dola Sen on Tuesday. ... read..


Kerala to have one of the first medical device parks
New Delhi | September 22, 2020 3:12:15 PM IST
Kerala will soon house one of the first medical device parks in the country, focusing on the high-risk medical device sector to provide a full range of services for the medical devices industry like Research and Development (R and D) support, testing, and ... read..


Over 1 lakh COVID-19 recoveries recorded in last 24 hours: Health Ministry
New Delhi | September 22, 2020 2:42:33 PM IST
India has registered over 1 lakh COVID-19 recoveries in the last 24 hours, the highest number of single-day recoveries, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) informed on Tuesday. ... read..


Bengaluru: Sudanese national, 4 others held with drugs
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | September 22, 2020 2:42:32 PM IST
Acting on a tip-off, the East Division of Bengaluru City police arrested five alleged drug peddlers, including a Sudanese national, on Monday night for their involvement in selling MDMA crystals and tablets. ... read..


Mangaluru: One held for consuming drugs at dancer Kishore Shetty's party
Mangaluru (Karnataka) | September 22, 2020 2:42:28 PM IST
Mangaluru city police on Monday arrested a woman for allegedly consuming drugs at a drug party organised by dancer Kishore Shetty, informed Vikas Kumar, Police Commissioner, Mangaluru city. ... read..


Schools, colleges re-open in Assam after COVID-19 lockdown
Guwahati (Assam) | September 22, 2020 2:42:27 PM IST
After a six-month-long hiatus due to COVID-19, schools and colleges were reopened in Assam on Monday. ... read..


Rajya Sabha passes Indian Institute of Information Technology Laws (Amendment) Bill 2020
New Delhi | September 22, 2020 2:42:25 PM IST
Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed a Bill to declare five newly established Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) as institutions of national importance. ... read..


BJP workers burn effigy of Civil Supplies minister after remarks on temple attacks
East Godavari District (Andhra Pradesh) | September 22, 2020 2:42:20 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party workers on Monday set ablaze an effigy of the state's Civil Supplies minister Kodali Sri Venkateshwara Rao in the East Godavari district for his remarks over the recent attack on temples. ... read..


Rajya Sabha passes Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2020
New Delhi | September 22, 2020 2:12:29 PM IST
The Rajya Sabha passed the Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2020 on Tuesday. ... read..


Bengaluru violence: NIA takes up investigation in UAPA cases
New Delhi | September 22, 2020 2:12:28 PM IST
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken up investigation of the two cases related to arson and violence in Bengaluru, in which the Karnataka Police has invoked the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. ... read..


Sushant Singh Rajput death case: NCB summons Bollywood talent agency KWAN CEO, 3 others
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | September 22, 2020 2:12:23 PM IST
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), which is probing the drug case linked to Sushant Singh Rajput's death investigation has summoned Bollywood talent agency KWAN Agency's CEO Dhruv Chitgopekar, Head Talent Manager Jaya Saha and Karishma to join the ongoin ... read..


Andhra govt hands over CM Relief Fund fake cheques case to CID
Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) | September 22, 2020 2:12:22 PM IST
The Andhra Pradesh government on Monday handed over the case related to fake cheques of Chief Minister's Relief Fund to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). ... read..


Rajya Sabha passes Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2020
New Delhi | September 22, 2020 2:12:20 PM IST
The Rajya Sabha passed the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill 2020 through a voice vote on Tuesday. ... read..


Tone of Delhi violence conspirators' public utterances show affinity towards violence since 2019 election results: Delhi Police
New Delhi | September 22, 2020 2:12:15 PM IST
The Delhi Police, in its latest chargesheet in connection with the northeast Delhi violence, has alleged that the tone and tenor of the public utterances of the key conspirators have shown a clear streak of affinity towards violence since the declaration ... read..


CBI ACB files chargesheet against Keirao MLA in Manipur University guest house scandal
Imphal (Manipur) | September 22, 2020 1:42:30 PM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (Anti-Corruption Bureau) has filed a chargesheet against Keirao MLA Lourembam Rameshwor, his former manager, and three employees of the Manipur University in connection with the international guest house scandal of the ... read..


PM to review status of COVID response, management in 7 high focus states, UTs tomorrow
New Delhi | September 22, 2020 1:42:28 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a high-level virtual meeting with the Chief Ministers and Health Ministers of seven COVID high burden States/Union Territories (UT) to review the status and preparedness of COVID response and management on Wednesday ... read..


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