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Delhi L-G withdraws 5-day institutional quarantine order

The Lieutenant Governor had on Friday ordered five-day mandatory institutional quarantine for every Covid-19 patient under home isolation.

SC will hear PIL against Shaheen Bagh protesters after Delhi polls

On a lighter note, the court, deferring the petition, said: "Let the cat be out of the bag."

NCP meets to discuss govt formation in Maharashtra

Prior to the meeting, Ajit Pawar indicated that if the NCP managed to get the magic figure of 145 in the 288-member Assembly, it could form the government, but cautioned: "Have patience".

MDMK, DMK leaders demand regional bench of Supreme Court

Vaiko said that people from the southern parts of the country face many problems such as language barrier, exorbitant fees, long travel time in approaching the Supreme Court and hence a regional bench should be established in Chennai.

Jamia firing: Shooter’s FB post on ‘ending’ CAA protest

The man, who goes by the name of Rambhakt Gopal on Facebook, has written several posts that he would "end the protest" at Shaheen Bagh by January 31.

Centres in Maharashtra, Karnataka too for Goa Board exams, says CM

"Permissions are being taken from the Maharashtra administration and the local MLA for holding of exams," Sawant said.

Lockdown continues for boatmen in UP

Around 3,000 boatmen in Prayagraj and over 5,000 in Varanasi are not being allowed to take their boats into the river.

IB busts Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) of Pakistan’s ‘honey-trap’ used in luring...

The ISI-backed call centre was using Indian SIM cards, seized by Pakistan customs from Indian travelers, mostly women, visiting their relatives in Pakistan. Over 100 Indian SIM cards have been traced as the Delhi Police along with the police of a few other states launched a nationwide investigation into a sensational honey-trap scandal.

Fresh protest in Delhi’s Seelampur over CAA

As per reports, stones were pelted by the protesters and many buses of DTC have been damaged. Locals say that police have resorted to lathi-charge and used tear gas shells against the protesters.

Bengal Trinamool MLA dies after testing positive for Covid

Ghosh was tested Covid-19 positive in May. He was admitted in a hospital ever since the sources added.

Delhi: Centre withdraws rule on assessment of Covid patients at government...

According to the new rule, medical teams will visit the patients at their residence to assess whether they need to be home isolated or be sent to the hospital.

TDP MLC quits over three-capital move

The former minister sent his resignation to Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu.

ECI seeks report on condition of states; will then decide on...

The ECI has written a letter to the State Election Commissioners of states like Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat asking the condition of the states and how elections can be conducted amidst the challenge of coronavirus. The report has been summoned with suggestions related to social distancing at the booths.

False election affidavit: Set back for Fadnavis, SC orders probe

A complaint was filed by Satish Ukey against Fadanvis in the magistrate's court seeking his prosecution for not disclosing all the details of pending criminal cases.

AMU to reopen from January 13 in phased manner

The winter break had been extended following violence during the anti-CAA protests on the campus.

Cow is the only animal which inhales and exhales oxygen said...

Uttarakhand: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has kicked up a row by claiming that cow is the only animal which inhales and exhales oxygen,...

Merging of banks will not affect the job opportunities, Nirmala Sitharaman

New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday allayed fears of job losses following the proposed merger of public sector banks, saying that not even...

Kamal Nath seeks action against Pragya Thakur

His tweet follows the Bhopal Lok Sabha member Pragya Thakur's repeated mention of Godse as a patriot.

“If There’s No Phone For 10 Days, So Be It”: J&K...

Srinagar: Defending the narrative of the central government, Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik on Sunday said that there is no shortage of anything...

FIR filed against 10 people for poem criticising NRC

Assam: Assam police filed an FIR against 10 people, for writing poetry on the issues of citizenship in the state. The complaint mentions a poem...

CJI calls for curbing felling of heritage trees

The observation came during the hearing of a petition opposing the felling of hundreds of heritage trees by the West Bengal government near Kolkata for the construction of a railway overbridge (ROB) and for widening the road to the Bangladesh border.

Maharashtra seeks additional security forces for Eid

The Corona pandemic and resultant lockdown have seen the police forces stretched as they work in extremely challenging conditions for long hours of the day or night, the minister said.

Senior Congress leaders to meet Shivakumar in Tihar jail

Shivakumar has been on the radar of the Income Tax Department and the ED since demonetisation in 2016. An I-T search at his New Delhi flat on August 2, 2017 led to the seizure of Rs 8.59 crore of unaccounted cash. The I-T Department lodged cases against him and his four associates under sections 277 and 278 of the I-T Act, 1961 and sections 120(B), 193 and 199 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

‘Chandrayaan-2’ captured the first image of moon

Sriharikota: Chandrayaan 2 captured the first image of the moon. ISRO tweeted the image. According to the reports from ISRO, the image of the moon...

Prohibitory orders, internet suspended after clashes in Bengal

The prohibitory orders were clamped in Deganga, Amdanga and Duttapukur areas of the district, police sources said while describing the situation as "under control". The police would review the situation before resuming the internet services or relaxing the orders enforced under section 144 of the Indian Penal Code, sources said.

JNU violence akin to 26/11 Mumbai attack, says Thackeray

"Why were the attackers face covered? Why are they hiding? I was reminded of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks... They are cowards," Thackeray said condemning the violence strongly.

De-radicalisation centres in Kashmir will be welcome: DGP

Replying to a media question here on Monday about General Rawat's remark on setting up of de-radicalization centers, Singh said Pakistan and its agencies had been trying to radicalize Kashmir, affecting many youths.

PM kicks off Indian Science Congress in Bengaluru

"Along with plastic waste, we also need new technology, new solutions to remove and reuse the metal from electronic waste," Modi.

Ex-Haryana Cong chief Ashok Tanwar quits party ahead of polls

Haryana is going to polls on October 21.

Rahul mocks Niti Aayog over zero COVID case prediction

"The geniuses at Niti Aayog have done it again. I'd like to remind you of their graph predicting the government's national lockdown strategy would ensure no fresh COVID-19 cases from tomorrow, May 16," the former Congress President tweeted.

Locust attack: Delhi issues advisory for spraying pesticides

Rai said in view of the increasing threat of locusts in north India, the Agriculture Department of the Delhi government will run awareness programmes to make the people and farmers of Delhi aware of this new threat.

Andhra Pradesh issues order, authorising bureaucrats to sue media houses for...

Two weeks after the state cabinet took the controversial decision to gag media and ignoring the protest from journalist fraternity and other quarters, the government issued orders empowering secretaries of the respective departments to sue media houses.

Darjeeling Himalayan Railways under threat; UNESCO seeks report

Baku: UNESCO has asked the Indian Railways to submit a report by next February on the state of conservation of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railways (DHR)...

Over half of Maharashtra MLAs have criminal cases, ADR

The average assets per MLA for BJP MLAs is Rs 11.45 crore, Shiv Sena MLAs is Rs 6.83 crore, Congress MLAs is Rs 8.36 crore, 39 NCP MLAs is Rs 10.56 crore and 6 Independent MLAs have average assets of Rs 12.80 crore.

NASA tweet on Vikram Lander finds trends on Twitter

New Delhi: #VikramLander and Chandrayaan2 trended on Twitter on Tuesday after a NASA tweet that its mission had located the Indian Chandrayaan2 lander Vikram.A post...

Assam flood crisis worsens, death toll at 24

Officials of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said that in the current wave of floods since early last week, nine persons have so far died in Barpeta, Dhemaji, Udalguri, Goalpara and Dibrugarh districts taking the total death toll to 24 in the floods and 23 more people were killed in separate landslides since May 22.

Thousands gather for Tiranga rally in Hyderabad

Led by All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi, the rally began from the historic Mir Alam Eidgah.

Jio Fiber may disrupt the broadband market in India

New Delhi: The launch of Jio Fiber from the Reliance stable may disrupt the broadband market in India even as it impacts DTH operators, cinema...

Allahabad High Court denies Law student’s plea to stay arrest in...

The court said that this was a special bench monitoring the probe by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) and the petitioner could file a similar petition in a regular court.

Attack on JNU students fascist surgical strike: Mamata

"This is a fascist surgical strike. We have never seen anything like this before. Everywhere this is going on, be it Lucknow, or Moradabad. They are doing whatever they feel like," she said.

Court rejects Chinmayanand’s bail petition; sends him back to jail from...

Two days after his arrest on September 20, Chinmayanand was shifted to the hospital after he complained of high blood pressure and chest pain. Later, he complained of urinary problems.

Pre-monsoon floods hit three lakh people in 11 Assam districts

Officials of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said that roughly 20,000 people are taking shelter at relief camps at Nalbari, Goalpara and Tinsukia districts while other affected people have made their own makeshift arrangements at higher places.

CBSE examination results by August 15, government to consider opening schools...

However, the decision to open schools will be taken after August keeping in mind the current COVID-19 situation. At present, the Ministry of Human Resource Development has not set any date for reopening schools.

10 arrested for arson during Jamia university protest

"Out of the 10 arrested, three are bad characters of the area. They were identified and put under arrest," said a senior police officer.

No govt ration if one fails to pay electricity bills

No application relating to any welfare scheme of government including distribution of subsidised ration would be entertained if the resident has not paid his/her electricity bill

MTNL crosses VRS target, nearly 14,000 have applied, says Chairman

"About 13,988 employees of MTNL have applied for VRS as on today. Our employee strength is 18,200. Out of this, 16,372 are eligible for VRS, I am expecting another 500 to be in VRS, so up to 14,500, VRS applicants can go. Our target was 13,500", Kumar told media here.

Court accepts terror-funding chargesheet against Yasin Malik

The court directed the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to supply the charge sheet to accused and extended their judicial custody till November 17, the next date fixed for hearing.

Delhi Police identifies WhatsApp group in JNU attack

According to a senior Delhi Police officer heading the investigation, they are not ruling out ABVP activists' involvement in the mob attack.

People in containment zone not allowed air travel

The Ministry of Civil Aviation on Thursday came up with a detailed guideline for the airlines and passengers, where it said passengers would have to certify their status in terms of coronavirus infection through the Aarogya Setu app or a self-declaration form.

Karnataka allows women to work in night shifts

"The labour department has issued a notification with 24 pointers for employers to adhere to hire women in the night shift," a chief minister office official told IANS.

Chaotic, says Kejriwal on Centre’s Covid order

The Central Government had, last week, issued an order making it compulsory for new patients to visit care centres for clinical assessment to ascertain whether they should be kept in home isolation or be hospitalized.

President promulgates ordinances for agriculture market reforms

The Union Cabinet had on Wednesday cleared Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion & Facilitation) Ordinance 2020 and Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Ordinance 2020 which were notified on Friday.

Family members allowed to meet Omar, Mehbooba

Srinagar: The family members of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti on Monday met them for the first time as...

President nod for Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, turned Act

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 of "Parliament received the assent of the President on December 12, 2019, and hereby published for general information".

Fadnavis, Ajit Pawar quit after 80 hours in power

"Ajit Pawar handed in his resignation to me this morning on personal grounds. So, now we don't have the requisite numbers to continue. Accordingly, I have decided to resign. I shall meet the Governor and submit my resignation today," Fadnavis told a crowded media conference this afternoon.

26 Airports are unused in India, says Minister

Delhi: 26 airports under the Airports Authority of India (AAI) are unutilized, the government said on Wednesday.“While the AAI earns no revenue from these airports...

General Bipin Rawat takes charge as first Chief of Defence Staff

Besides Rawat, Army Chief Manoj Mukund Naravane, Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria and Navy Chief Karambir Singh and other senior officers were also present during the guard of honor.

No justice if such leaders are in power, says brother of...

"Where do we go to find justice, if people like Gopal Kanda are allowed to run constituencies? What about the slogan we have in Haryana - Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao - if we are giving the responsibility of women to a hooligan?" Ankit Sharma told a TV channel.

Unnao case: Blood samples of accused taken for DNA matching

Unnao: The Uttar Pradesh Police has collected blood samples of the five accused in the rape and burn case of a 23-year-old woman who was...

Madhya Pradesh: CBI court convicts 31 people in Vyapam recruitment scam

The Vyapam scam refers to irregularities in exams held by the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) for admission in professional courses and state services over several years. The scam hit national headlines in 2013.

Annual fishing ban days reduced to 47

In a statement issued, M. Ilango, Chairperson, NFF said: "Accepting the demands of various coastal state Fisheries Department and the National Fisher Organisations, including National Fisherfolk Forum, the Govt. of India Ministry of Fisheries today issued an order reducing the 61 days annual fishing ban to 47 days."

IT tribunal rejects charitable tag for Young India

The tribunal ratified the Income Tax Order of cancelling the charitable activities exemption certificate for Young India.

Don’t think halting DA at this stage necessary, says Manmohan Singh

In a video message released by the Congress, Manmohan Singh, former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and several other top leaders slammed the government over its decision.

Mob attacks Muslim family at Aligarh railway station

According to victims, around 20-25 people attacked them as they got off the train at the Aligarh station on Wednesday. The men belonged to some organisation as they all had the same type of 'gamcha' (scarves) wrapped around their necks and were carrying identical ID cards, they alleged.

BJP government serving the interests of MNCs, accuses Congress

New Delhi: The Congress criticised the Narendra Modi government for relaxing sourcing rules of local products and permitting online sale in single-brand retail.The Opposition party...

States could consider online sale or home delivery of liquor, says...

The remarks came from a bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, Sanjay Kishan Kaul and B.R. Gavai during the hearing of a PIL through video conferencing. The PIL complained of indiscriminate flouting of all social distancing norms at the liquor vends after they were reopened on May 4.

Madhya Pradesh: Heavy rains wreak havoc; 46,000 affected

Bhopal: Over 46,000 people from Mandsaur and Neemuch districts were shifted to safer places by late Sunday night as heavy rain continued to lash the...

With 299 new cases, Karnataka Covid tally crosses 3000

"New cases reported from Saturday 5 p.m. to Sunday 5 p.m. are 299," said a health official.

No Friday prayers at Asafi mosque in Lucknow, says cleric

He also said that community members can offer individual prayers but 'namaaz' in a congregation cannot be performed as per the conditions set by the government.

Priyanka to lead Cong movement on farmers in UP

According to sources, under the leadership of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the Congress will organise 'Kisan Jan Jagran Abhiyan' at the village level every month highlighting farmers' problems in the state. Later, a massive rally of farmers will be held in the districts of the state.

Jamia, AMU violence echoes in US varsities

Universities of the students/alumni signatories expressed full solidarity with students across Indian universities who were protesting against the recent passing of what they termed as "the unconstitutional and discriminatory" Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

LG overrules Kejriwal decision reserving Delhi hospitals for residents

According to top sources, Baijal has overruled Kejriwal's decision as he is also the Chairman of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority.

SC asks UP govt reply in Noida journalist arrest case

A Bench of Chief Justice S.A. Bobde and Justices B.R. Gavai and Surya Kant issued the notice.

‘We need every drop of water,’ Palaniswami thanks Kerala CM

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami thanked Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan for offering 20 lakh litres of drinking water to the drought-hit state. Earlier,...

MHA says no firing by Delhi Police in Jamia

On the police arresting 10 people for indulging in arson and setting vehicles afire during protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, ministry sources said all 10 persons detained have a criminal background.

Another gas leakage at LG Polymers in Vizag triggers panic

Fumes were seen billowing out of the chemical plant, where the gas leakage in the early hours of the day claimed 11 lives and affected over 300 others.

SC to decide CA Act validity only after violence stops

A bench headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde and comprising Justices B.R. Gavai and Surya Kant said there is already so much violence involved in the protests.

Jama Masjid mosque in Delhi may close again in view of...

The development comes a day after Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari's secretary Amantullah passed away at Safdarjung hospital on Tuesday night due to Covid-19.

Police complaint against former NRC coordinator Hajela

The complaint against Hajela was lodged by an NGO, Assam Public Works, the original petitioner to the Supreme Court about the NRC updation.

Tinsukia becomes India’s 4000th WiFi-enabled railway station

Guwahati:Tinsukia Junction in India's northeast region on Sunday became the 4000th railway station in the country to have free public WiFi.According to the Indian...