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PUDR fact finding team says 2 attacks on Jamia protesters

The PUDR report said, "that ahead of December 15 the police stopped the protesters on 13th and lathi-charged and tear-gassed them while they were trying to march towards Parliament."

Government admits to cyber attack on TN N-plant’s admin block

Responding to a query of a lawmaker in Lok Sabha, the Minister said that the attack was only confined to the "administrative office" of the KKNPP, a government-owned Tamil Nadu-based plant.

Ex-BJP MLA cries love jihad, daughter counters in video

Singh lodged an FIR on October 17 saying that his daughter, Bharati, was missing and that she was mentally disturbed. He claimed that Bharati was on a treatment for a medical condition for the past four years.

Mamata warns BJP not to use state repression

"She said the agitation for protecting one's rights will continue, even if "one has to give one's life for that."

Corona warriors of Hindu Rao to protest over salary delay

Tejinder Singh, president of the Paramedical technical staff welfare association, said that the corporation is forcing the employees to go on a protest when they are needed the most. "The government hails us as Corona warriors but do not treat us like one," he commented.

Your work is to improve economy and not run a comedy...

"BJP leaders are busy undermining the achievements of others instead of doing the work they have been assigned. The man who won the Nobel prize did his work with honesty and then won the award," she said.

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

NIA files charge sheet against suspended DySP Davinder, 5 others

Others named are Naveed Mushtaq alias Naveed Babu, Irfan Shafi Mir, Rafi Rather, Tanveer Ahmad Wani, and Syed Irfan.

DMK poll affidavit says it gave money to CPI, CPM

The CPI(M) submitted its affidavit on September 13 and July 10. The party claimed that its total expenditure is approximately Rs 7.2 crore. The CPI has not submitted its expenditure.

29% Indians feel women’s safety should be focus in 2020

The survey from YouGov also revealed that less than half of this number feel the economic condition (12 percent) and job market (11 percent) should receive attention in the New Year.

Pak terrorist killed in encounter in Jammu

The incident took place at around 5.45 a.m. when a police team was randomly checking vehicles near the Nagrota toll post on the Jammu-Srinagar highway and intercepted a Srinagar-bound truck.

Muslim litigants may file curative petition on Ayodhya judgement

The curative petition is the last judicial resort available for redressal of grievances in court which is normally decided by judges in-chamber. It is only in rare cases that such petitions are given an open-court hearing.

BJP government privatising airports, alleges Congress

New Delhi: Congress party on Sunday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi led BJP government at the Centre is privatising airports by setting aside the...

Punjab, Haryana procure 185 lakh tonne wheat

The wheat procurement in Punjab is almost double than its neighbouring Haryana.

Ayodhya Commissioner denies permission to VHP to light lamps at Ram...

This followed a meeting here between a delegation of VHP leaders, including 'sants', and the Commissioner, but the official reportedly declined permission saying, "no religious activity beyond the Supreme Court's mandate on the issue will be allowed."

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...

Children of Indian citizens not to go to detention centres says...

The advocate appearing for the families of nearly 60 children excluded from Assam NRC submitted before a bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde that the children were excluded despite showing all documents connected with the NRC process, and on the contrary, parents were included.

Law student from UP accuses former Union Minister for harassment

Shajahanpur: An LLM student of SS Law College from Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh accused former union minister and BJP leader, Swami Chinmayanand, of harassment and “destroying...

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.

RS adjourned till noon over delays in GST dues

Members had given notice for raising the GST issues but it was not considered by House Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu. The protest resulted in the adjournment of the upper House till noon.

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,...

Parties with communal intentions trying to stoke violence, says Mamata

"Once again I appeal to all not to resort to violence and disturb public order, tranquillity and peace," Banerjee said in a statement, where she reiterated her opposition to CAB and NRC.

Dalit man killed by his upper-caste wife’s relatives in Gujarat

Ahmedabad: A Dalit man was allegedly hacked to death by his upper-caste wife’s relatives in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad district on Monday night, PTI reported. Eight men,...

J&K govt asks students to use social media cautiously

"The students are requested to use the social media cautiously and refrain from any such activity which can disturb peace and harmony," a J&K government statement said. "Students are further advised not to pay heed to any of the rumors."

Your work not in vain, Rahul Gandhi to ISRO

New Delhi: Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday hailed ISRO for their incredible work on the Chandrayaan-2 mission saying their passion and dedication is...

SC seeks response from Centre on plea challenging NCMEI Act

The petitioner argued that the rights of minorities in these states under Articles 29-30 is being siphoned off illegally to the majority community in the State because Centre has not notified them 'minority' under the NCMEI Act.

PM calls all-party meet on June 19 over India-China issue

The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) in a tweet on Wednesday said that the meeting will be held at 5 p.m. on June 19 in which issues related to the face-off between the Indian forces and Chinese People's Liberation Army soldiers at patrolling point number 14 in eastern Ladakh will be discussed.

Spurious liquor tragedy toll reaches 21, Punjab CM orders probe

Five more deaths were reported on Friday in Batala. One person was admitted to the hospital in a critical condition.

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.

Fire at printing press in Delhi

The fire was reported at 2.38 a.m., Delhi Fire Service chief Atul Garg told IANS, adding his department extinguished the fire by around 8 a.m.

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.

Congress MP Vasanthakumar dies of Covid-19

Vasanthakumar, who was also the promoter of Vasanth & Co consumer durable retail chain, was admitted in Apollo Hospital here sometime back after testing positive for coronavirus.

Police chargesheet says Shahrukh Pathan part of riots’ conspiracy

On Tuesday, the investigating agency will file three charge sheets in three different cases before various courts. The three cases are Maujpur Chowk riot case, Kardampuri Pulia riot case and the Kardampuri government dispensary riot case.

I will not bear this at any cost, I will get...

Mumbai: Shweta Bhatt, wife of former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt said he was being targeted for speaking against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. She was addressing media and...

Ayodhya case: SC to hear contempt plea of Rajeev Dhavan

Delhi: Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi on Monday agreed to hear the contempt petition moved by the lawyer of the Babri Masjid Action...

25 Delhi-bound trains delayed to fog in north India

25 trains were running late by over two hours to six-and-a-half hours. Rewa-Anand Vihar Express was delayed by over six hours and 30 minutes followed by Katihar-Amritsar Express, which was running behind schedule by over four hours and 30 minutes while the Brahmaputra Express was delayed by over four hours and 35 minutes.

Congress party seeks disqualification of Rae Bareli MLA Aditi Singh

The petition has been filed by Congress Legislature Party leader Aradhana Mishra before the Speaker of Vidhan Sabha.

Anti-CAA protests: CPI(M) worker, who set himself afire, dies

Prajapati was an activist of the CPI(M), and the party has said that it was a step taken by him in frustration.

Corona death toll surges past 50K, India’s tally crosses 26 lakh

Out of the total 2,647,663 cases, recoveries have surged to 1,751,555 with a record 57,584 more people recuperating in the past 24 hours, taking the recovery rate to nearly 72.51 per cent. The actual caseload of the country is the active cases, which currently stand at 6,76,900.

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...

Covid-19: Bengaluru’s Basilica goes virtual for Novena fest

"This year, all the grandeur and fervour of this festival has been snatched away by the cruel intervention of dreaded coronavirus. We have made alternative arrangements to celebrate this festival spiritually and meaningfully through digital and other social media networks," said Peter Machado, Catholic Archbishop of Bengaluru.

Delhi Cong recalls Dikshit’s policies as air turns ‘severe’

Under Dikshit's rule a campaign was launched, which improved the green cover of the city and helped in controlling pollution. "The 'My Delhi, Green Delhi' campaign, started by the Congress under Dikshit's leadership, had improved the green cover and reduced pollution. But during the Kejriwal government, millions of trees were cut and today Delhi has serious air pollution problems," the Congress said.

JMM’s Rabindra Nath Mahto elected Jharkhand Assembly Speaker

Mahto had filed a nomination on Monday. Six sets of nomination papers were filed on Monday. Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren had filed the first set of nomination papers which was seconded by JMM legislator Champai Soren.

‘Islamophobia is not a monopoly of far-right’ : Umar Khalid

This, he said was an attack on the dignity of Muslims, an attempt to denigrate Islam and sort of to “show the Muslims their place.”. “And that “place” is being shown on a daily basis be it through violence, lynchings, ministers felicitating lynching convicts, rabidly communal statements being made by even high-profile ministers, and this is an extension of the same where you openly start mocking,” Umar Khalid said while responding to The Woke Journal.

No interviews for government jobs now in Andhra Pradesh

He has directed the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) to do away with the existing system of conducting interviews for the recruitment. He asked it to conduct only the written examination to ensure transparency in the recruitment process.

SC asks Centre to file response on plea seeking Mosque entry...

A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S.A. Bobde and S.A. Nazeer sought a response from the government and listed the matter for November 5.

Opposition raises Farooq’s detention at All Party meet

Farooq Abdullah is under detention along with two other former Chief Ministers Omar Abdullah and PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti since the abrogation of Article 370 and re-organisation of the state.

SC says no stay on CAA, next hearing on Jan 22

A bench headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde orally instructed Attorney General K.K. Venugopal to publicize the aims and objects of the amended Act as people don't know about it.

Terrorists can’t claim privileges of privacy, says Centre

Representing the Centre, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told a bench of Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose that no intermediary can claim to be safe and secure if they fail to provide details of terrorists and anti-national people.

Budget ‘will boost India’s development in 21st century’, says Narendra Modi

New Delhi:PM Narendra Modi appreciated the budget presented by Nirmala Sitharaman and called it “citizen friendly, development friendly, and future oriented”. He said that...

Odisha CM inaugurates Covid Plasma Bank

With this, Odisha joins a select club of states which have introduced Convalescent Plasma Therapy for the treatment of serious COVID patients.

Internet, Metro to remain suspended in Jaipur on Sunday

All internet services ranging from 2G to 4G shall remain suspended on Sunday. Data mobile internet, bulk SMS-MMS, Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media through internet service providers shall remain suspended. Police commissioner Anand Shrivastav's letter said.

Kejriwal seeks time to meet Shah

"I am very worried about the deteriorating law and order situation here. Peace should be restored immediately - and for this, I have sought time from Shah for a meeting," said Kejriwal.

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.

UP journalist booked for filming kids eating salt-roti

Mirzapur: The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has filed a case against the journalist, who shot the video of school children being served roti...

Evacuation flight from Dubai lands at Mangaluru

"The IX 0814 Boeing 737-8HG from Dubai landed at the Bajpe airport at 7:38 p.m., with 178 passengers, including 99 men, 67 women, 11 children and an infant," an Air India Express official told IANS.

INS Jalashwa evacuates 687 Indians stranded in Iran

The evacuation is part of 'Operation Samudra Setu' under the 'Vande Bharat Mission' to bring back Indians stranded across the world in the wake of the cancellation of flights amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Pranab Mukherjee cremated with military honours amid Covid-19 precautions

His son Abhijit Mukherjee performed the final rites accompanied by a 21-gun military salute. Only close family members were allowed to enter the crematorium unlike previous cremation ceremonies of such dignitaries, and those handling the mortal remains of Mukherjee wore PPE kits.

SC issues notice to Centre, Constitution bench to hear petitions about...

Delhi: Hearing a bunch of petitions challenging the centre's unilateral decision to abrogate article 370 and bifurcate the state, the Supreme Court referred the cases...

Officer who quit IAS over Kashmir restrictions asked to return to...

Delhi: IAS officer Kannan Gopinathan who had resigned from the service owing to the restrictions imposed on Jammu and Kashmir was asked to return to...

Delhi Health Minister’s condition improves after plasma therapy

On Friday, the 55-year-old leader's health deteriorated after he developed pneumonia during the ongoing treatment for COVID-19 at the Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality hospital.

Building collapsed in Himachal Pradesh

Shimla: A  four-storey building collapsed in Himachal Pradesh's Solan district and  seven people, including six Army personnel, were killed and 28 injured after, the police...

Ensure uniformity in Covid-19 testing rates across country, SC to Centre

A bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, Sanjay Kishan Kaul and M.R. Shah directed the Centre to set up a committee to fix Covid testing rates state-wise.

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury takes a jibe at new Army chief

General Naravane in his recent interview had indicated that the Indian Army is ready to integrate Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) with India if Parliament orders so.

AFSPA extended for 6 months in Assam

An official of Assam Home Department said that the AFSPA has been extended in view of the recent terror attacks on security forces in the northeastern region, and recovery of illegal arms and ammunition from different areas of Assam.

DCW sends notice to police, DMRC in molestation case

The incident was reported by a woman passenger on Wednesday on social media in a series of tweets. She alleged that while she was travelling in a metro on Yellow Line, a man flashed his private parts facing her.

Kejriwal has fever, cough; will get tested for Covid

It is learnt that Kejriwal had symptoms of fever from Sunday.

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.

Tap water samples from 11 parts of Delhi fail parameters

The Delhi Jal Board comes directly under the Delhi government with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as its Chairman

Priyanka Gandhi vacates government bungalow at Lodhi Estate

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

Pilot camp MLA moves HC demanding NIA probe

Sharma on Tuesday moved the court demanding the transfer of the investigation to the NIA from the SOG of the Rajasthan Police, the current agency investigating the case.

Economic stimulus package announced by the Centre is a big zero,...

She said that the economic activities and the lives of common people have virtually come to a standstill across India, but there was nothing in the stimulus package.

India’s first private train all set to roll

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will flag off the Lucknow-Delhi Tejas Express on October 4.The train will cover the journey between the cities...

JNU tension continues, students plan to occupy admin block

The students have also called for "occupying" the administration block of the varsity, popularly known as the 'Pink Palace'.

Drunk woman’s bomb threat forces flight to return to Kolkata

The AirAsia flight I5316, with 120 passengers on board, took off at 10.09 p.m. from the NSCBI Airport on Saturday but had to return after an inebriated Mohini Mondal threatened the crew member that an explosive tied to her body, which might explode any moment.

Lucknow poet says Shah violated section 144 in rally

"My daughters Sumaiya and Fauzia have been booked for violating prohibitory orders but what about Amit Shah who addressed a rally of thousands in the state capital on Tuesday? Surely there were more than four people in the rally. How can there be two sets of the same law for different people?" he asked.

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.

AIMPLB wants Muslims to be included in CAA

Maulana said: "The CAA is not right for the country and the community. Because of this Act, the country is witnessing disturbances. Keeping Muslims out of its ambit amounts to damaging the secular nature of India".

FIR against Bhim Army chief for lockdown violation

The FIR comes following a public gathering at a residential colony on the Delhi Road under the Sadar Bazar police station to commemorate the foundation day of the "Bhim Army Bharat Ekta Mission" on Tuesday.

Rajasthan becomes 5th state to cross 10000 Covid cases

The state has become fifth in the country to cross the figure of 10,000 after Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Gujarat.