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DGCA bans certain models of MacBook Pro Laptops in airports

New Delhi: The Director-General of Civil Aviation on Monday asked passengers to not carry models of 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops, for which Apple had issued...

Allowing economic activities, but strange temples closed, says SC

A bench comprising Chief Justice S.A. Bobde and Justices A.S. Bopanna and V. Ramasubramanian told the state counsel that the Maharashtra government is willing to take the so-called risk where the money is involved, but talks about COVID-19 and risks thereof if it involves religion.

Delhi government allows reopening of 66 private liquor shops

According to the department, the shops can operate between 9 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. on alternate days. The L-7/L-9 shops were only allowed to resume sale subject to certain conditions.

SC notice on plea for CAA pleas’ transfer from HCs to...

A bench of Chief Justice S.A. Bobde and Justices B.R. Gavai and Surya Kant issued notices to all petitioners and scheduled the hearing on January 22, along with other anti-CAA petitions.

Vikas Dubey now carries a bounty of Rs 5 Lakh

The state government has been increasing the reward on the gangster who is responsible for the killing of eight policemen in Kanpur on July 3, from the initial Rs 50,000 to Rs one lakh which was then increased to Rs 2.5 lakhs and now Rs 5 lakh.

Medha Patkar ends nine-day long hunger strike

Bhopal: Social activist and pioneer of the 'Save Narmada' movement, Medha Patkar on Tuesday ended her nine-day long hunger strike in Madhya Pradesh following the...

Rahul Gandhi to address anti-CAA rally in Jaipur on January 28

Congress General Secretary and Rajasthan in-charge Avinash Pandey here on Monday discussed with Gandhi the broad outline of the rally. He will also highlight the plight of farmers and the unemployed.

I am proud of my son, says martyred Colonel’s mother

Commanding Officer Santosh Babu, who along with two jawans was killed in the face-off between the two armies during the de-escalation in Galwan Valley, hailed from Suryapet district in Telangana.

No decision taken over teaching Hindi in non-Hindi speaking States: Prakash...

New Delhi: Prakash Javedkar, on Saturday, clarified that no final decision had been taken on teaching Hindi in non-Hindi speaking states. He added that the...

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.

Congress hits out at Vijayvargiya on ‘poha’ remark

Congress said, "this is the real face of the government which is watching your eating habits."

No decision on NRC at national level, says govt

Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai replied that so far the government has not taken any decision on the NRC.

Protestors heading for anti-CAA rally detained in Hyderabad

The Left parties and various Muslim organisations have called for a rally from the Exhibition Grounds to State Legislative Assembly building. Police, however, denied permission for the same.

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.

Karnataka lockdown only on Sundays, shops to reopen from Tuesday

"Total lockdown will be enforced only on Sundays across the state. Standalone shops, including salons, will reopen from Tuesday in all areas, except Covid-19 hotspots and containment zones," Yediyurappa told reporters after an emergent meeting here on the Centre's latest guidelines on the lockdown extended till May 31.

Court seeks status report on Nirbhaya convict application

Additional Sessions Judge A.K. Jain directed jail authorities to file the report by 10 a.m. on Friday.

8 Migrant workers die in accident in Madhya Pradesh’s Guna

The injured have been admitted to a nearby hospital for treatment. The incident took place in the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday.

DDMA allows reopening of Delhi hotels, weekly markets on trial basis

The decision was taken in the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) meeting chaired by Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal. In the meeting, it was also decided that the weekly markets will reopen on a trial basis.

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).

Nirbhaya case: Delhi court may pass strong order

Additional Sessions Judge Satish Kumar Arora had on the last date of hearing said that the court is not bound to wait for the legal remedies to be exhausted to pass an order.

Other routes to Shaheen Bagh intentionally blocked, Chandrashekhar Azad moves plea...

Delhi: Seeking an intervention in the petition filed before the Supreme Court concerning the removal of anti-CAA protesters at Shaheen Bagh, Bhim Army Chief Chandra...

Stalin condemns police action on anti-CAA protesters

He also said the state government should permit holding of democratic peaceful protests.

The case is as good as dead, says Rahul on Davinder...

Rahul Gandhi raised objections to the NIA chief and alleged that "the case is as good as dead."

End caste based discrimination in Universities, Radhika Vemula and Abeda Tadvi...

New Delhi: The mothers of Rohith Vemula and Payal Tadvi have moved the Supreme Court seeking to end caste discrimination in universities and other higher...

Blind officer takes over charge as Collector in Jharkhand

Rajesh Kumar Singh on Wednesday took over as the new Deputy Commissioner of Bokaro, thus becoming the first visually impaired official to get charge of a district. He was handed over the charge at the Bokaro Collectorate by the outgoing District Collector Mukesh Kumar.

Andhra to pay full salaries to government employees for May

The decision was taken by Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy at a review meeting.

Delhi court grants bail to Chandrashekhar Azad

Additional Sessions Judge Kamini Lau while granting bail to Azad ruled that Azad cannot stay in Delhi or hold any dharna till Delhi elections are over.

We are descendants of ‘Rishis’ says BJP MP Satyapal Singh

Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party MP Satyapal Singh on Friday once again questioned Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, reported PTI. “It is our belief that we...

After hours of waiting, Kejriwal files nomination

Kejriwal, who reached the office of the Returning Officer (RO) at Jamnagar House to file his nominations at around 12.30 p.m., stepped out at around 7 p.m. He was number 45 in the queue.

Rahul says future Harvard studies will be held on Modi’s failed...

Gandhi said that these policies will be studied by the Harvard Business School. "Future HBS case studies on failure: 1. Covid19. 2. Demonetisation. 3. GST implementation," he tweeted.

Priyanka Gandhi vacates government bungalow at Lodhi Estate

A top source close to Priyanka said that she has vacated the house at Lodhi Estate.

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.

Priyanka slams UP government after court stays teachers recruitment

Priyanka Gandhi said, "69000 teachers recruitment once again has been stalled. This is due to negligence on the part of the UP government and it's a systemic failure."

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.

Counting of nearly 1.24 crore ballots begin in Haryana

Amid reports of minor skirmishes, 68.31 per cent voting was recorded on October 21.

Maharashtra will be most affected by Cyclone ‘Nisarga’, warns IMD

The IMD said that the depression in the Arabian Sea is slated to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm 'Nisarga' and cross north Maharashtra and Gujarat coasts between Harihareshwar in Raigad district and Daman on June 3.

Sacked IPS Officer Sanjiv Bhatt Sentenced to Life in 30-year-old Custodial...

Ahmedabad:Former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt has been sentenced to life imprisonment in a 30-year-old custodial death case. The case was heard by a Jamnagar court on...

India gets second consular access to Kulbushan Jadhav

Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said: "India has been requesting for an unimpeded, unhindered and unconditional consular access to Kulbushan Jadhav. On the basis of assurances provided, our officials have proceeded for the meeting today."

SC cancels summer vacation, will continue work till June 19

Chief Justice S.A. Bobde held a full court meeting, where a consensus was reached to continue working during the summer vacation.

Police arrests JNU scholar Sharjeel Imam in connection with Delhi riots

On Sunday, he was brought back to Delhi from Assam on the production warrant.

Ayodhya Hearing: It will be difficult to rebut the belief of...

The case has been going on for decades with both Hindu and Muslim groups claiming a right to the title of the land. Till 1992, this space was occupied by Babri Masjid, until it was demolished by Hindu fanatics led by RSS and BJP. 

SC reserves order on recovery of AGR dues from insolvent telcos

A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra is likely to pronounce the judgment on three counts: Staggered payment schedule, where the Centre said it is fine with the 20-year arrangement to recover AGR dues; Can spectrum be transferred or sold by companies under IBC; and, additional liabilities, if any, on Jio, Airtel for the past dues of RCom, Videocon, and Aircel.

After long Covid break, Andhra schools set to reopen from August...

During the course of a video conference, the Chief Minister instructed all the district collectors to take an active role and evaluate the daily progress of the works completed under the scheme.

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.

China finally admits it lost ‘less than 20’ soldiers in clash...

Until now, even as New Delhi had officially announced that 20 of its soldiers were killed in a clash with the PLA in Ladakh's Galwan valley, Beijing had remained tight-lipped about its casualties.

11500 new cases take corona tally to 3.30 lakh in India

According to the ministry, at least 11,502 fresh cases were recorded in the last 24 hours -- the fourth consecutive day showing an increase of over 10,000 cases.

Ganderbal in Kashmir welcomes restoration of 4G internet

Internet was suspended across Jammu and Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5 last year. While 2G internet was later restored in a phased manner, the high speed 4G internet continued to remain blocked.

India sees highest single day spike of over 49k Covid cases...

According to the latest data, the total number of cases in India reached 14,35,453 of which 32,771 people have died while 9,17,568 people have recovered. The total number of active cases are 4,85,114. The recovery rate further improved to 63.92 per cent.

Maharashtra Chief Minister launches World’s largest Plasma Therapy trial centre

"This trial centre will help formulate definite treatment guidelines for the entire country in managing critical Covid-19 patients... and will be a milestone during the pandemic," said Thackeray at the video-conferencing launch.

Over 700 new corona cases in Jharkhand, Congress MLA tests positive

After Congress legislator Deepika Pandey Singh tested positive along with her family members, they were put in isolation in their house.

First 5 Rafale fighters arriving in New Delhi on Wednesday

In a statement, the embassy of India in France said that the move has enabled India to take a significant step in strengthening its air power and defence preparedness. This also marks a new milestone in the strong and growing India-France defence cooperation, the French embassy said.

MCD official puts Delhi’s Covid-19 death toll at 2,098

Speaking to IANS, Jai Prakash, Chairperson of the Standing Committee of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC), said, "From March till June 10, including all the three MCDs of Delhi, there have been 2,098 cremations of Covid-19 patients."

Wrapped in tricolour, jawan Rajesh Orang reaches home in Bengal

Wrapped in the tricolour, the body came to the village of Belgoria in Birbhum's Mohammed Bazar area from Panagarh Indian Air Force (IAF) base in Burdwan district.

Court sends Congress leader DK Shivakumar to ED custody till September...

New Delhi: A court here on Wednesday sent Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody for 10 days, a day after the...

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.

S. Nalini gets parole for attending daughter’s marriage

Chennai: S. Nalini, 52, one of the seven life convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, was released on a month’s parole on Thursday, to...

Leaders condole soldiers’ death, TN CM announces Rs 20 Lakh assistance

In a statement issued here, Chief Minister K. Palaniswami said that he was pained to hear about the death of soldier K. Palani, hailing from Kadukkalur village in Ramanathapuram district, and conveyed his grief to the bereaved family.

After JNU, IIMC joins demand for fee hike rollback

New Delhi: After JNU, the protest over fee hike in public-funded institutes reached the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, as the students of the institute...

Congress raises objection to Kerala Governor’s statements

"Repeated statements by the Home Minister and the BJP-appointed Governors to force the states to implement the CAA and are preposterous and against the very concept of constitutional federalism," said Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala in a statement here on Sunday.

Supreme Court will consider Ayodhya case from today

New Delhi: A Constitution Bench led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi will commence hearing on Ayodhya appeals from August 6 on a day-to-day...

INX media case: Chidambaram petitions SC for early hearing on bail...

The Enforcement Directorate has also filed a money laundering case against Chidambaram.

Lack of safety gear for manual scavengers, SC raps govt

A three-judge bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra criticised the governments and said that caste discrimination, unfortunately, continues to prevail in society even after 70 years of Independence.

Bihar floods worsen, 38 lakh people affected in 12 districts

Meanwhile, the government is claiming relief and rescue work is on.

Congress’ Delhi list on Friday, to give four seats to RJD

The Congress aims to neutralize BJP leader Manoj Tiwari's influence among Delhi voters by roping in the RJD. There is a sizeable number of voters from Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh in the national capital.

Chennai, Ahmedabad Airports Fail in DGCA Safety Inspection; Show Cause Notices...

Chennai/Ahmedabad:Aviation regulator DGCA on Tuesday issued show cause notices to the directors of the Chennai and Ahmedabad airports, after it found that some critical...

Siddaramaiah barred from entering Mangaluru

Criticizing the police for not allowing him to visit Mangaluru, Siddaramaiah said it was his duty to assess the situation and console the bereaved families of the two victims. He said the police had denied permission to his chartered aircraft to land at the Mangaluru airport on Saturday

Jharkhand Chief Minister in home quarantine after minister tests positive

Banna Gupta had attended a cabinet meeting presided over by the Chief Minister at the state secretariat in Ranchi on Tuesday. Three hours after the cabinet meeting, Banna Gupta's test report was found positive.

Thackeray, others file papers for Maharashtra MLC polls

A host of Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) leaders, including Nationalist Congress Party's Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, state Congress President and Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat and senior Shiv Sena leaders were present.

Migrant workers protest in Chennai

With the news of one train taking migrant workers from Telangana to Jharkhand, a large number of migrant workers in Pallavaram camp protested in that locality demanding train for them to their home state.

Space is hard. We commend ISRO’s attempt to land their #Chandrayaan2...

Washington: NASA on Saturday commended ISRO's attempt to place 'Vikram' lander of Chandrayaan 2 mission on the moon's south pole and said it was inspired...

CBI case against GVK chairman, son for siphoning off Rs 705...

According to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the Airport Authority of India (AAI) had formed a joint venture with the GVK Airports Holdings Limited, promoted by the GVK group under public-private partnership firm Mumbai International Airport Ltd. for upgradation and maintenance of the Mumbai Airport.

Enforcement Directorate grills Chidambaram for 6 hrs in Air India deal...

This is the first time the ED has questioned the senior Congress leader in the Air India deal case.

Want good services, then pay says Nitin Gadkiri

Delhi: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday said that people will have to pay tolls if they are expecting good services. He also made clear...

BJP has violated every rule in statute in Manipur, says Congress

The statement issued by Congress leader Ajay Maken who was special observer appointed by the AICC in Manipur alleged that the speaker acted arbitrarily, and said in total, four MLAs who would have voted for the Congress candidate in Rajya Sabha elections, were disqualified and four who were supporting the BJP, were allowed to retain their seat in Vidhan Sabha.

IIT-Bombay bans ‘anti-national’ activities on Powai campus

Students at the IIT-Bombay campus were stunned to receive the 15-point circular from the authorities which some have labeled as "restrictions" on their freedom and rights.

Now, Mumbai overtakes China in corona deaths and cases

The country's commercial capital, Mumbai currently has 4,938 COVID-19 deaths and 85,724 cases, while China has a total of 4,634 fatalities and 83,565 patients, and stands 22nd on the Worldometer.

Dhananjay Munde tests positive, third from Thackeray’s cabinet

Besides, Munde's two private assistants, two drivers and a domestic help have also tested positive for the COVID-19 and all have been shunted to isolation after their reports were received late on Thursday, an aide told IANS on Friday.

Delhi riot-accused Tahir Hussain no longer a Municipal Councillor

The proposal to sack Hussain was brought to the House as a monthly agenda and was passed unanimously. His membership was scrapped under section 33(2) of the Delhi Municipal Act.

“Modi is trying to divert public attention from real issues” Asaduddin...

  Hyderabad: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is trying to divert public attention from real issues like the economic...

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...