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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

TN salons, beauty parlours to open from Sunday, except Chennai

In a statement issued here, Palaniswami said barbershops and beauty parlours in all areas other than ones falling under the Greater Chennai Corporation will be allowed to open from Sunday onwards.

Theatre artists march through Kolkata streets against CAA

Playwrights, theatre directors and actors, both old and young, walked from Rashbehari Mukta Angan to the Academy of Fine Arts extending support to the country student movement against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

SC Collegium gets woman member after over a decade

Before her, Justice Ruma Pal, one of the longest-serving women SC judges, was the part of the Collegium system for three years until her retirement on June 4, 2006. She had been appointed apex court judge on January 28, 2000.

“How Many Wickets Down?”, Bihar Minister At Meeting On Child Deaths

Bihar: Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey couldn't hold the urge to ask for the updates of India- Pakistan cricket match, during a meeting held to...

Rajasthan Government sends third proposal to Governor on special Assembly session

The Gehlot team drafted its reply and sent the letter to the Governor for the third time requesting him to call the session on July 31. It is now waiting for Raj Bhavan's answer.

No dispute after SC decision, says litigant Iqbal Ansari

Speaking to IANS exclusively, Iqbal Ansari asserted: "Now, no dispute is remaining after the Supreme Court's November 9, 2019 verdict. Whoever wants to say anything, let him speak."

Andhra HC orders status quo on state capital till August 14

Taking up for hearing petitions challenging the Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority Repeal Bill, 2020 and the Andhra Pradesh Decentralisation and Inclusive Development of All Regions Bill, 2020, the court adjourned the hearing till August 14 after the state government sought 10 days time to file a counter to the petitions.

Centre Withdraws Manmohan Singh’s SPG security cover

Delhi: The central government has withdrawn the  Special Protection Group security cover and will now be receiving the security from Central Reserve Police Force. “The current security...

Adarsh Shastri joins Congress after denied ticket by AAP

He along with a large number of followers joined the party in the presence Delhi Congress chief Subhash Chopra and Delhi party in-charge P.C. Chacko.

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...

Over 52K Covid cases for the first time in 24 hours...

Till date, a total of 34,968 people have lost their lives to the virus that originated from China's Wuhan and gripped the entire world.

Border issue with China can lead to serious situation, says Manmohan

Endorsing party chief Sonia Gandhi's view that the face-off at the Line of Actual Control in Laddakh is a full-blown crisis, Manmohan Singh said: "The crisis on the border, which if not tackled firmly, can lead to a serious situation."

Jagan Mohan Reddy to appear in CBI court in illegal assets...

The court, which had reserved its order on his petition on October 18, pronounced it on Friday.

Priyanka administers ‘Save Constitution’ oath to party workers

She is the first from the Nehru-Gandhi family to hoist the party flag at the UP Congress headquarters.

LSAT-India entrance exam goes online amid COVID-19 pandemic

The move from a paper and pencil test to an online examination will enable candidates to take the test from the convenience of their home or other respective settings without worrying for their health and safety.

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.

Jamia plans legal action against TV channel for offensive promo

"We have called a meeting to discuss the next course of action against the TV channel for airing mala fide content. Every student of Jamia's Residential Coaching Academy who has cleared the UPSC exam should file an FIR against the channel for its hateful content," Najma Akhtar, Vice-Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia, told IANS.

UP probe panel unravels huge land scam in Sonebhadra

The gruesome carnage went on for more than 30 minutes. When the firing stopped, bodies of victims were seen littered on the ground. Those who witnessed it were too horrified to describe the scene.

Jamiat-Jamia-Deoband to hold meeting to allay CAA fears

According to the RSS-affiliate Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) spokesperson, Nafees Hussain, Jamiat president Suhaib Qasmi will chair the meeting at Constitution Club here with leaders of the Deoband seminary, Ahle Hadith, Bareilly Sharif and Nizamuddin Dargah.

With 445 deaths India records worst spike in daily toll, Covid...

Out of the total number of confirmed cases, 1,743,87 are currently active, and 2,371,95 have recovered. 13,699 people have succumbed to the deadly disease.

Law student who accused Chinmayanand of sexual misconduct brought to court

Shahjahanpur:   The law student who has accused BJP leader and former Union Minister Swami Chinmayanand with sexual misconduct was brought to a court here in...

No community transmission in Goa, says Official

Mohanan also said that only two persons from the family of five based in Vasco in South Goa had tested positive, adding that the presence of the cases do not indicate community transmission in the state.

9-year-old to launch book at JLF this year

The festival, according to Sanjoy Roy, Managing Director of Teamwork Arts, is especially important for children since they are the harbingers of change for issues being faced by the world today.

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.

Stop transferring public property to your relatives, Mamata Banerjee to councillors

West Bengal: Addressing 3000 councillors of various government bodies, Mamta Banerjee asked them to stop converting the ic property to private ones. “There is a tendency...

‘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...

CBI searches 169 places in bank frauds worth Rs 7,000 cr

The official said the agency has registered around 35 cases related to bank frauds involving Rs 7,000 crore.

Congress releases 19 candidate list for Jharkhand

The party has named Purnima Neeraj Singh from Jharia Assembly constituency. Neeraj Singh was shot dead on the evening of March 21, 2017 near steel gate area in city.

“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...

Chinmayanand case: Victim was to be eliminated by plotters?

A senior UP police officer, requesting anonymity, said, "It's possible that at some point both parties might be exposed as the victim and accused. In that situation, the biggest problem will be for the SIT, which could be helped by the Allahabad High Court's Division Bench."

Pakistan claims Kulbhushan Jadhav refuses to file review petition

"On June 17, 2020, Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav was invited to file a petition for review and reconsideration of his sentence and conviction. Exercising his legal right he refused to file a petition for review and reconsideration of his sentence and conviction," Pakistan Additional Attorney General Ahmed Irfan claimed on Wednesday.

Senior JD-U leader wants Nitish to oppose CAA-NPR-NRC

The CAA and the NRC were aimed at dividing Hindus and Muslims, and create social instability, he said. "It will also create great hardship to Indians," Varma wrote.

SC says Chief Justice Office under RTI Act

However, the top court used a rider, saying the information commissioner should apply a test of proportionality while acting on applications seeking information from the office of Chief Justice, bearing in mind the right to privacy and independence of the judiciary.

Delhi Police blocks Baba Gang Nath Marg

The Baba Gang Nath Marg, leading to JNU main entrance gate, had been mostly closed by the police after the January 5 violence in the university campus, a Delhi Traffic Police official told media.

Delhi CM appeals to cured Covid patients to donate plasma

Addressing a press conference, Kejriwal said that since the demand of plasma is more and the supply is less, so people should come forward and donate.

TN government increases retirement age to 59 years

In a statement issued here, the government said the retirement age of government employees, teachers working in government and government-aided schools, and state government undertakings has been increased.

UGC recommended 20 institutes for ‘Institute of Eminence’ status

New Delhi: The IITs Madras and Kharagpur, Delhi University, University of Hyderabad, Amritha Vishwa Vidyapeetham and VIT are among the 20 institutions recommended for the...

Air India bars jeans and t-shirts for employees

In a circular issued on August 25, Air India has prescribed that "Employees must at all times look well groomed, professional and should not wear casual clothes like shorts, T-shirts, polos, jeans, slippers, sandals, ripped jeans, flip flops, too tight, too flowy, short, low cut or transparent clothes".

Smriti attacks Rahul, says he must be punished for ‘Rape in...

She demanded strong action against the former Congress chief and not just an apology. "This is the first time in the history of India that a leader is giving a loud call that Indian women should be raped. Does he mean that all men in India want to rape women? Is this Rahul Gandhi's message to the people of the country?" she said.

Punjab bans all public gatherings

These were among the revised guidelines issued in line with the announcement made by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.

Rosatom completes one steam generator for Kudankulam N-plant 4

India's atomic power company Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) is building four plants of 1,000 MW units each - Units 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Trial of 46 foreigners in Markaz case to commence from August...

Lawyers Ashima Mandla, Fahim Khan, and Ahmed Khan, who represent the foreign nationals, said that 46 accused have claimed trial in the case.

We will give salaries to the employees before Diwali, says BSNL...

"We will give salaries to the employees before Diwali from our own resources on accruals. We generate Rs 1,600 crore a month revenues from services," BSNL chairman and MD P.K. Purwar told IANS.

Bengal evacuates people in coastal areas as Amphan intensifies

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has already directed the state disaster management authorities to transport the evacuees to temporary cyclone centres for safety. Three coastal districts of East Midnapore, South 24-Parganas and North 24-Parganas are expected to be the worst affected in the cyclonic spell.

Allahabad HC grants bail to Kafeel Khan

The court asked Khan to submit two sureties of Rs 60,000 each and an undertaking that he will not repeat the offence. The state government had opposed his release on the ground that he would again make provocative speeches and vitiate the atmosphere.

Kejriwal tests negative for Covid-19

"Kejriwal has tested negative for Covid-19," a party source told IANS.

Serological survey to be conducted in Delhi every month

Addressing a press conference, Jain said, "The Delhi government has decided to conduct serosurvey every month. It will be done from the first day of the month till 5th of every month." The next survey will be conducted on August 1, the minister said, adding that more samples will be taken this time as compared to the last.

Government decodes TDS/TCS rate reduction, leaves many out

Also, the TDS has not been reduced on salary income, cash withdrawal of over Rs 1 crore from bank accounts and foreign remittances, according to a top Finance Ministry official, here on Thursday.

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.

CBI quizzing Rajasthan CM’s OSD in SHO suicide case

"A team of CBI officials from Delhi are questioning Saini in Jaipur in connection with the suicide of Churu district's Rajgarh Police Station House Officer (SHO) Vishnu Dutt Vishnoi," Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sources in Delhi told IANS.

PM Modi Reconstitutes Niti Aayog; Amit Shah and 3 Other Ministers...

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Thursday, has approved the reconstitution of the policy think tank of the government, NITI Aayog, ahead of...

Court reserves order on Sengar’s sentence

Terming the Unnao victim's case "an extraordinary one", where the court has to "consider her continued suffering", the CBI's Additional Special Public Prosecutor on the previous date of hearing had asked for maximum punishment to be awarded to expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, who was convicted on Monday for the rape of a minor in 2017.

Bengal falls a small step behind Kerala on CAA, says Sougata...

Kerala is ruled by Trinamool's bete noire CPI-M-led Left Democratic Front.

EPF money invested in DHFL in whose interest, asks Priyanka

In a tweet, she said, "The BJP government in Uttar Pradesh invested the money from the provident fund of the state's power corporation personnel in a defaulting company like DHFL.

Tablighi Jamaat case: ED raids multiple locations in Delhi, Mumbai

According to top ED sources, the raids were at 20 locations, including seven in Delhi, five in Mumbai, four in Hyderabad, and three in Kerala.

‘Man Vs Wild’, will soon feature Prime Minister Narendra Modi; trailer...

New Delhi: Popular television show ‘Man Vs Wild’, will soon feature Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Renowned survivalist, adventurer and host of the show Bear Grylls...

Vikas Dubey ‘surrenders’ in Ujjain’s Mahakaal temple

According to sources, Dubey reached the temple around 8 a.m and then informed the security men about his identity and asked them to inform the police.

Supreme Court dismisses Vaiko’s plea seeking Farooq Abdullah’s release

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said that 'nothing survives' in the petition after taking note of his detention under the provisions of Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act.

TDP members suspended from Andhra Assembly amid din

Speaker Tammineni Seetharam announced the suspension of the TDP legislators after Minister for Legislative Affairs B. Rajendranath Reddy moved a motion in this regard.

Give money directly to people to revive economy, Abhijeet Banerjee tells...

Speaking about the migrants, in particular, Banerjee said: "One of the ideas that was mooted in the last years of the UPA but also embraced by the current government was the idea that the Aadhaar would be made national and therefore would be used for Public Distribution System and other things. Aadhaar-based claims on PDS would make one eligible wherever they are. That would have been wonderful to have right now."

Submit your CV, JNU to Romila Thapar

New Delhi: The Jawaharlal Nehru University has allegedly asked eminent historian Romila Thapar to submit her CV to decide if she should continue as professor...

Shashi Tharoor gives privilege notice against BJP MP

The Thiruvananthpuram MP alleged that Dubey posted such remarks on social media over his decision to summon the panel's meeting to discuss the alleged "misconduct" of Facebook.

KVIC expects 100,000 new jobs in the agarbatti industry

It would strengthen the incense stick as well as the bamboo industries, said KVIC Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena.

Maharashtra crosses 2 million Covid tests-mark

As per the official data, the state has conducted 20,21,437 tests -- 10,21,063 in government laboratories and 10,00,374 in private labs. Of these, only 407,877 (20.18 per cent) turned positive.

Keep middle seats vacant if capacity allows, DGCA tells airlines

If the middle seat was occupied owing to passenger load, additional protective equipment, like 'wrap around gowns', be provided to people occupying those seats in addition to the three-layered face mask and face shield, the aviation regulator said in a circular.

Communication link lost with moon lander Vikram: ISRO

Bengaluru: In a last stage snag, the communication link between India's moon lander Vikram and the moon orbiter got snapped as the former was descending...

Andhra Pradesh: Former speaker and TDP leader Kodela Siva Prasada Rao...

Hyderabad:   Former Andhra Pradesh Assembly Speaker Kodela Siva Prasada Rao died allegedly after attempting to commit suicide at his house in Hyderabad on Monday. He...

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.

COVID-19: Total tally in India mounts to 1,06,750, death toll 3,303

The total includes 61,149 active cases, 3,303 fatalities, and 42,298 patients cured of the disease, the Ministry said.

States entitled to decide fees for vehicle registration number, says SC

A bench of Justices L. Nageswara Rao and S. Ravindra Bhat said: "This court, therefore, holds that the assignment of 'distinctive marks' i.e. registration numbers to motor vehicles (which includes the power to reserve and allocate them, for a specific fee) is a distinct service for which states or their authorities (such as the registering authorities, in this case) are entitled to charge a prescribed fee."

Close to 39K fresh cases, India crosses 10.77 lakh

Karnataka is the new hotspot state nearing 60,000 cases, as Maharashtra remained the worst-hit state, with 3,00,937 cases and 11,596 casualties.

Protests in Bengaluru against CAA

"We have another freedom movement... to free India from the real 'tukde tukde' gang dividing Indians based on identity," tweeted Congress Rajya Sabha member Rajeev Gowda.

Delhi HC puts off Sharjeel Imam’s bail hearing as police seek...

A single-judge bench of Justice V Kameshwar Rao, who was hearing the matter through video conferencing, posted the matter for hearing on June 25 after Additional Solicitor General Aman Lekhi, appearing for the prosecution, requested for 10 days time to file a response.

Madhubala Mandal, Assamese woman mistakenly arrested 3 years back released

Assam: In 2016, Assam police had arrested a 56-year-old woman who used to work as a domestic help in Silchar. She was taken to a...

For first time in 700 years, no ‘tazia’ processions in Delhi

"Even during the Partition in 1947, there was no ban on 'tazia' processions in the dargah, but this time due to the corona pandemic, Delhi and the Central government have not allowed processions to be held in a mass religious programme."

Nirbhaya parents seek fast-tracking of rapists’ execution

Nirbhaya's parents on Thursday approached the Patiala House Court to expedite the procedure for the hanging of the four rapists, as the two judges hearing the case earlier were transferred.

Andhra HC orders status quo on 3 capitals till September 21

While extending the status quo, a three-judge bench of the high court agreed to hear the case on a day-to-day basis from September 21.

Maharashtra Governor invites NCP to form govt

"Our delegation has been invited by the Governor and the indication is that a letter of invitation will be given to us. Tomorrow we shall discuss with the Congress on the ways and means to form the next government," Malik told newspersons.

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.

Congress suspends 2 Pilot camp MLAs, demands FIR against Shekhawat

Soon after releasing purported audio which captured an alleged conversation between three people, which Congress claimed were its MLA Bhanwarlal Sharma, Union Minister Shekhawat and a Jaipur resident Sanjay Jain, the party took the step.