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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,...

Uttar Pradesh: Govt bans use of mobile phones in colleges and...

A circular to this effect has been issued by the Directorate of Higher Education in Uttar Pradesh. The circular mentions a blanket ban on the use of mobile phones inside universities and colleges.

R.S Prasad introduces bill on triple talaq in parliament

Delhi: Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, on Friday, introduced the parliament a fresh bill on Triple Talaq. The new Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on...

‘China border incursions due to perceptional differences’

New Delhi: Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday accepted in the Lok Sabha that transgressions occur from both sides on the India-China border on...

Centre lifts ban on export of personal protective equipment

According to a notification by Directorate General of Foreign Trade, PPE medical coveralls for Covid-19 have been moved to the 'restricted' list for exports from the 'prohibited' list.

Union cabinet approves ban on e-cigarettes

After the cabinet meeting, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said vaping or e-cigarettes appear cool but a lot of health concerns had been raised against them. "The decision has been taken keeping in mind health of the youth," she said citing recommendations of premier medical institutes.

“NEP is a good document but there is no road map...

New Delhi: "The draft for the Centre's National Education Policy (NEP) is a good wishful document but there is no roadmap for how the changes...

Congress delegation detained at Manguluru airport

"Our party leaders, who had gone to see the situation, have been detained in Manguluru Airport. I condemn this act to silence us," said former Karnataka Chief Minister and top Congress leader Siddaramaiah.

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.

Uddhav takes oath as Maha CM, 6 Ministers also sworn in

Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari administered the oath of office and secrecy at 6.40 pm to Thackeray - who sported a striking saffron coloured kurta-pyjama, the Sena's colour.

Centre willing to make non-payment of salaries to medics criminal offence

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing the Centre, made a statement before the apex court that the Centre is willing to make non-payment of salary a criminal offence under the Disaster Management Act.

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.

Film, TV production activities to resume with SOP, says I&B Minister

"The new SOP will be like a 'Sanjeevani' for the media production industry. Social distancing and masks will be an integral part of this SOP. The general principle behind the Standard Operating Procedure would help create a safe working environment for both the cast and the crew," Javadekar said.

Allahabad High Court grants bail to Bulandshahr violence accused

Justice Siddhartha allowed the bail application of Yogesh Raj on Wednesday.

Congress raises slogans, banner in Parliament over Maharashtra issue

The Congress MPs gathered in front of the Gandhi statue and raised slogans of "Modi government shame shame" and "save our democracy". Party president Sonia Gandhi also joined the protest.

“No liquidity crisis, demand to pick up” says Finance Minister

Bankers also told the Finance Minister that there were impressive possibilities in the services sector, which dominates the Indian economy.

MP Cong forms committee to probe Guna Dalit beating case

The committee members will visit Guna on Friday and will submit a report to MPCC president Kamal Nath who has condemned the use of force against the Dalit couple and demanded action against those responsible for it.

Karnataka Crisis; Supreme Court will interfere

Tomorrow the Supreme Court will pass an order on the resignation of rebel MLAs from Karnataka. “I will decide on the disqualification and resignation...

Lockdown in Himachal’s industrial hub till Tuesday morning

An order by the District Magistrate says the movement of people would be completely restricted till 6 a.m. on July 28.

School kids accuse teacher of making casteist slur

The incident took place in Shankarpur government primary school in Rae Bareli district and the students went to the office of Superintendent of Police Swapnil Mamgain and complained about a woman 'shiksha mitra' who had made the remarks.

Goa: Striking lifeguards demand regular jobs, steady pay

"Lifeguards should be employed either as part of a society or a government corporation, because right now they have neither job security nor regular payment," local politician Siddesh Bhagat, a spokesperson for the striking lifeguards said.

Bengal CM says free food grains to be given till June...

"We will give free ration till June 2021. The quality of ration is better than that of the Centre," the CM said minutes after Modi's address to the nation in the afternoon.

‘Machali Mata Yatra’ suspended due to security reasons

Sri Nagar: ‘Machail Mata Yatra’ which long for 43-days, in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir was suspended due to security reasons, officials said yesterday....

Railways to start bookings for 200 special trains from May 21

A Railway Ministry spokesperson, in a statement, said that Indian Railways, in consultation with Ministries of Health & Family Welfare, and Home Affairs, has decided that train services will be further partially restored with effect from June 1.

J&K Panchayat by elections to be held in March

He said the elections would be held in eight phases beginning March 5.

No fresh bankruptcy for 1 year, special insolvency framework for MSMEs

The government had earlier suspended any fresh admission for six months.

Sheila Dikshit passed away

Delhi: The experienced Indian politician Sheila Dikshit (81), New Delhi’s longest-serving chief minister, died on Saturday after a prolonged illness. Dikshit died at a hospital in...

Yamuna to cross danger mark, flood alert in Delhi

Delhi: The water level of the Yamuna river crossed the warning mark to hit 204.70 metres on Monday after more than 8 lakh cusecs of...

Telangana CM proposes for a National Energy Policy

Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has recommended for comprehensive energy policy at the national level that will allow the supply of quality power...

Fire guts IT server room of BBK bank in Mumbai

According to the BMC Disaster Control, the blaze was reported at around 5.30 am from the foreign bank branch premises on the ground floor of the 14-floor building.

Nirbhaya case: SC dismisses mercy rejection plea of Mukesh

With this decision by the top court, Mukesh has exhausted the last legal remedy available to him against the death sentence.

Karnataka ‘drops’ chapter on Tipu Sultan in Class 7

"The chapter on Tipu Sultan for Class 7 has been dropped to reduce the syllabus by 30 per cent for this academic year due to delay in reopening of schools due to no let-up in coronavirus spread," Karnataka Text Book Society Director Madde Gowda told reporters here.

Six cities rated 5-star, Indore retains cleanest city tag

The announcement was made during the Swachh Survekshan awards declared by Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri. It is meant to monitor the performance of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, launched in 2014. The survey was conducted in 4,242 cities, 62 cantonment boards and 92 Ganga towns and was completed in 28 days.

Need to keep corona warriors happy, SC on doctors’ salary

A bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, Sanjay Kishan Kaul and M.R. Shah said: "It is kind of war. You do not keep soldiers unhappy during the war. So travel the extra mile to make the corona warriors feel safe."

Little impact of trade unions strike in Bengaluru

"No effect of shutdown in the city though banking operations are affected as bank staff are supporting the trade unions," a state official told media here.

Fact Check: PM Modi wins obscure website ‘British Herald’ readers’ poll

Delhi: BJP leaders and BJP leaning TV channels had been celebrating the news of Modi winning the reader's poll of an apparently U.K based website...

“Muslim women dominate red-light areas” says BJP leader BC Sethi

Bhubaneswar Bharatiya Janata Party deputy leader - BC Sethi said that “Muslim women dominate red-light areas of Mumbai and Kolkata”, in the Odisha Assembly. He justified...

Shiv Sena will rule Maharashtra for 25 years, says Sena MP...

In his media chat, Raut was asked about the crucial Chief Minister's post, to which he declared: "Why only five years? We will rule Maharashtra for 25 years..."

Proud of our scientists, says S&T Minister Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi: Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday said ISRO's efforts on Chandrayaan-2 were a defining moment of courage for the entire...

Seven Maoists killed by Security forces

Bastar: Security forces killed seven suspected Maoists in a gunfight in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar district on Saturday, PTI reported. Deputy Inspector General of Police (anti-Naxal operations) Sundarraj...

Shah behind the poaching of MLAs in Karnataka, says Congress

Referring to a video which surfaced on Friday, the Congress alleged that in it Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa claimed that the rebel MLAs, who were disqualified by the then Karnataka Speaker, will get relief from the Supreme Court and thus the party will approach the apex court with the new evidence.

Economic slowdown structural, Centre has no solution Says Chidambaram

New Delhi: A day after the Supreme Court granted bail to former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, the Congress leader attacked the Central government for the...

Justice Bobde takes oath as 47th CJI

Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi on October 18 had recommended Justice Bobde, the second senior-most Judge of the apex court, as his successor.

Jharkhand rejected BJP’s narrative of CAA, Art 370 says Congress

Congress Secretary Pranav Jha said, "The people have rejected the national narrative built by the BJP in the state over the issues of Article 370, Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and voted for the local issues."

Chidambaram’s statement on J&K irresponsible and provocative says BJP

New Delhi: Commentary on Jammu Kashmir issue made by P. Chidambaram was criticized by BJP. They called it as "very irresponsible and provocative." Chidambaram opinioned...

Youth Cong to hold torchlight procession in Jamia support

Condemning the assault on the Jamia students, the Youth Congress in a statement said: "This raises the basic question among the masses that how the state suppresses political activities among the universities and how police have become a tool for mass suppression and acts as a deterrent for the rising voice of dissent."

Palghar lynching: SC rejects plea seeking case against policemen

A bench headed by Ashok Bhushan said the top court had already taken cognizance of the Palghar incident, and there is no need to multiply petitions originated from the same issue.

Rahul questions Modi’s silence

"The Chinese have walked in and taken our territory in Ladakh. Meanwhile, the Prime Minister is absolutely silent and has vanished from the scene," Rahul Gandhi tweeted.

Congress terms PM’s speech disappointing, disturbing

The Prime Minister announced an extension of the PM Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana (PMGKAY) till November 20.

Triple Talaq Bill will be in Rajya Sabha today

New Delhi: The government has listed the contentious Triple Talaq Bill, which aims to curb the controversial Islamic practice of instant divorce, for consideration and...

Special drive to curb spurt in crime in Delhi launched

Expressing concern over rising street crimes, former Delhi Police Commissioner Ajay Raj Sharma said criminals would turn reckless if they felt the police were not in pro-active.

Rajesh Bhushan appointed new Union Health Secretary

The 1987-batch Bihar cadre officer will succeed Preeti Sudan, given a three-month extension in April, when she demits office on July 31.

‘Grave concern’ over US military assistance to Pakistan, says India

New Delhi: India expressed its "grave concern" over the US decision to supply military assistance to Pakistan on Thursday. Ministry of External Affairs said that it...

UP Assembly session begins under Covid shadow

The Assembly session will have only two working days since the duration of the session has been curtailed because of the pandemic.

BHU’s Muslim professor in Sanskrit gets AMU support

While the students of the BHU are opposing his appointment because he is a Muslim, the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) students have come out in his support.

Amaravati farmers write to President, seek mercy killing

The farmers, who have been protesting for the last two weeks, wrote to the President that they were betrayed on the issue of the state capital and if justice can't be ensured to them they be allowed to kill themselves.

Rahul Gandhi to hold first rally in Jharkhand on Monday

The rally, coming two days after the first of the five-phase polling, is scheduled at 1.30 p.m. at Bazartand Ground, College Road in Simdega.

DRDA handover “Netra” to Indian Air Force

  New Delhi: The Defence Research Development Organization (DRDO) handed over the second airborne warning plane, Netra, to the Indian Air Force on Wednesday. The indigenously-built aircraft...

AAIB forms panel to probe AI Express crash in Kozhikode

The Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) will probe and determine the probable cause and contributory factors leading to the accident, which left 18 persons dead.

Key conspirator in Vyapam case gets 10 years in jail

The conviction was announced on November 21 and the quantum of sentence was reserved for Monday. Those convicted include 12 examinees, 12 fake candidates or solvers (who took the exam in place of original candidates) and seven middlemen.

Will march to Parliament 10 times if demands not met, says...

The students, who are demanding the resignation of JNU Vice-Chancellor Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar, have alleged that Delhi Police are "trying to break the backbone" of the protests by taking union members into detention.

Amethi woman, who attempted immolation, dies

Safia (50) had suffered over 70 per cent burns while her daughter Gudiya (28) suffered 35 per cent burns. Both were admitted to the Civil Hospital.

Kejriwal announces India’s first plasma bank in Delhi

Addressing a virtual press conference, Kejriwal said, "Today I am announcing the plasma bank in Delhi. Plasma bank will solve the problems of Covid-19 patients."

JNU: Today my daughter, tomorrow maybe me, says Aishe Ghosh’s father

"The situation of the entire country is volatile. We are afraid. My daughter has been attacked, tomorrow someone else will be beaten up. Who knows, even I may be beaten up tomorrow," Ghosh's father said, hours after his daughter was brutally beaten up inside the varsity campus.

Assam NRC: One lakh people belonging to the Gorkha community excluded

Guwahati: The Bharatiya Gorkha Parisangha on Saturday claimed that over one lakh people belonging to the community have been excluded from the final National Register...

Lahore HC allows to shift case against Hafiz Saeed from Gujranwala...

During the proceedings, a lawyer for the government said that they had no objection to shifting the case.

Odisha CM announces Rs 25 lakh each for kin of martyred...

As many as 20 Indian Army jawans and an officer were martyred at Galwan Valley along the India-China border following a clash with Chinese PLA soldiers on Monday night.

Priyanka writes to Uttar Pradesh CM, demands release of Kafeel Khan

In her letter to the UP Chief Minister, she said that she wanted to raise the issue of Kafeel Khan who has spent around 450 days in jail. Khan has selflessly served the people in tough times.

4 Kerala Express Passengers die due to extreme heat in Jhansi

Jhansi: Four passengers of Kerala express died in extreme heat at Jhansi on Tuesday. The passengers were heading towards Coimbatore, their hometown, in a non-AC...

ED questions PFI, RFI members over anti-CAA protest funding

According to the ED officials, PFI's state president Mohammed Parvez Ahmed and RFI's Shahid Abu Bakr appeared for questioning at the financial probe agency's headquarters in south Delhi's Khan market area.

Bharat Ratna for Mahatma Gandhi: SC refuses to issue directive

Chief Justice S.A. Bobde observed that Gandhi is the 'Father of the Nation', and the people hold him in high esteem, which is far beyond any formal recognition.

Ruckus in LS over onion prices, remarks on PM, Nirmala

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Tuesday witnessed an uproar followed by cross allegations between the treasury and opposition benches, mainly the Congress, on issues...

External Affairs Minister will visit China next week

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will visit China on August 11 for the second informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese...

NHRC notice to UP government over alleged starvation death

The NHRC has asked the Chief Secretary to respond within four weeks on the incident and also the relief and rehabilitation measures taken for the family.

With nearly 55k new COVID-19 cases, India crosses 17 lakh mark

A total of 853 deaths were also reported in this period.

Woman, who moved SC to fly home, delivers baby, unaware husband...

But, sadly she is unaware that her husband, Nithin, a 28-year-old mechanical engineer passed away back in the UAE on Monday following cardiac arrest, said Congress legislator and state Youth Congress President Shafi Parambil.

We never know, we may hear – ‘hey I am here’...

Thiruvananthapuram: CEO of ICT Academy Kerala, Santhosh Kurup posted on Facebook about the setback of Chandrayaan-2, India's Mission to the Moon. "We lost the communication to...

Air India ends services of trainee cabin crew citing aviation scenario

As per sources, the new crew and trainee pilots might reduce contracts from five years to one year. Sources said Air India is terminating 1,200 crew and employees who are more than 55-yr-old including 190 trainee pilots.

Karnataka to test high risk COVID state passengers at Rs 650

"The state has decided to test certain specific groups of passengers to minimize the spread of COVID. Further, the capacity available with private labs could be utilized to the maximum extent," ordered Health and Family Welfare Commissioner Pankaj Kumar Pandey.

Rajasthan HC defers hearing in Pilot disqualification case

The petition was filed by P.R. Meena, an MLA from Pilot group on behalf of 18 other MLAs who were slapped notice for not attending two CLPs meetings called in recently.