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Sunday, February 27

Problems, disagreements best resolved through dialogue: Dalai Lama on Ukraine crisis

Dharamshala, Feb 28: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Monday expressed anguish over the Ukraine crisis, and said that problems and disagreements are best resolved through dialogue. War is outdated and non-violence is the only way, the Nobel....

Karnataka Bajrang Dal activist murder: Shivamogga limps back to normalcy; Schools, colleges reopen amid prohib

Bengaluru, Feb 28: Schools and colleges in Karnataka's violence-hit Shivamogga district reopened amid prohibitory orders on Monday. The district administration had imposed curfew in the district and closed schools and colleges after the murder of Baj....

Saturday, February 26

Wearing masks not mandatory in private cars in Delhi from Monday

New Delhi, Feb 26: The Delhi government on Saturday said no penalty will be imposed on them if found without masks, in a relief to people travelling together in private vehicles in the national capital. The penalty for not wearing

India 'only country' that never usurped an inch of another country's land: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi, Feb 26: India is the only nation that has never attacked or usurped an inch of any other country's land, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturday, asserting that its power is meant for the common good and not to

Friday, February 25

Drizzle in Delhi likely today, says IMD

New Delhi, Feb 26: The national capital recorded 10 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours along with hailstorm in several parts, the India Meteorological Department said. The minimum temperature was recorded at 13.4 degrees Celsius, one notch above the se....

PM Modi inaugurates Post Budget webinar of health ministry

New Delhi, Feb 26: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the post Union Budget webinar of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. This is fifth webinar in the series of post budget webinars addressed by the Prime Minister. Union Ministers, healthca....

Mughal Gardens to remain open for general public till March 16

New Delhi, Feb 25: The Mughal Gardens will remain open for the general public till March 16, 2022 (except on Mondays which are maintenance days and March 1, 2022 - Gazetted Holiday) between 1000 hrs to 1700 hrs (last entry at

Ahead of UNSC vote on resolution on Russia, Jaishankar receives phone call from Ukrainian foreign minister

New Delhi, Feb 25: Ahead of the crucial vote at the UN Security Council on the Russian attack on Ukraine, the country's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on Friday spoke to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and shared his assessment of the

Thursday, February 24

International hacking collective Anonymous declares war on Putin

New Delhi, Feb 25: An international hacking collective Anonymous which has conducted cyberattacks against governments and corporations appear to declare war against Vladimir Putin and Russia due to military operations in Ukraine. Anonymous is curren....

Explained: What is Payroll Reporting in India

New Delhi, Feb 25: The National Statistical Office (NSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has released the press note on Employment Outlook of the country covering the period September, 2017 to December, 2021 based on the administ....

Russia-Ukraine war: Indian Embassy in Kyiv writes to Ukraine govt for safety, security of Indian students

New Delhi, Feb 24: Amid rising tensions in Ukraine after Russian troops waged war early on Thursday, Indian Embassy in Kyiv has written to Ukraine government for the safety and security of Indian students in the country. Over 15

Russia-Ukraine crisis: Safety of stranded Indian nationals topmost priority, says govt

New Delhi, Feb 24: Amid rising tensions in Ukraine after Russian troops waged war early on Thursday, Foreign Secretary Harsh V Shringla said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stated that the topmost priority of the government is the safety and

Wednesday, February 23

Ukraine crisis: Air India plane enroute to Kyiv called back

New Delhi, Feb 24: An Air India plane that took off for Kyiv in Ukraine on Thursday morning to bring back Indians from the eastern European nation is returning to Delhi due to the closure of Ukrainian airspace amid the Russian

This budget suggests 7 steps to make farmers modern & smart: PM Modi

New Delhi, Feb 24: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that the agriculture budget has increased manifold in the last six years. In a webinar on budget announcements in agriculture sector, PM Modi said, "Agriculture budget has increased

India reports 14,148 fresh Covid-19 cases with 302 deaths

New Delhi, Feb 24: India on Thursday recorded 14,148 fresh Covid-19 cases with 302 deaths, Union Health Ministry data said. With 30,009 patients recuperating from the illness, the total number of recoveries in the country since the beginning of the p....

182 Indians returns from Ukraine in Special UIA flight as Russia announces military operation

New Delhi, Feb 24: The Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) carrying 182 Indian nationals landed at the Delhi airport on Thursday at around 7:45 am, ANI reported. "A special flight of Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) landed at Delhi Airport from ....

Monday, February 21

Bajrang Dal activist's murder: 3-4 more detained in Shivamogga, cops suspect personal enmity

Shivamogga(KTK), Feb 22: The Shivamogga cops have taken three to four people into custody in connection with the murder of a 28-year-old Bajrang Dal activist, Dr K Thiyagarajan, DIG Eastern range of Shivamogga, said. The cops have already arrested th....

Raj Kundra pornography case: 4 more accused arrested by Mumbai cops

Mumbai, Feb 22: Four more accused have been arrested by the property cell of the Mumbai Crime Branch in a pornography case. Naresh Ramavatar Pal, 29, Salim Sayyed, 32, Abdul Sayed, 24, Aman Barnwal, 22 have been arrested by the

SC-appointed panel submits interim report in Pegasus snooping case

New Delhi, Feb 21: The Pegasus panel, appointed by the Supreme Court, is learnt to have submitted an interim report appraising the apex court about the progress on the probe. According to sources familiar with the development, the panel has submitted....

Punjab polls 2022: Voter turnout nearly 72 pc, lowest compared to last three assembly polls

Chandigarh, Feb 21: A voter turnout of nearly 72 per cent was recorded in Punjab where polling for 117 assembly seats was held on Sunday. According to data shared by the office of Punjab's chief electoral officer (CEO) on Monday evening,

Sunday, February 20

CPI(M) worker murdered in Kerala

New Delhi, Feb 21: A CPI(M) worker was stabbed to death in Kannur district Kerala early Monday. The police sad that Haridas (54), a fisherman was attacked while he was returning home from work at around 2.30 pm. The

Akhilesh Yadav humiliated father to capture party, now pleading to save his seat: PM Modi

Unnao (UP), Feb 20: Prime Minister Narendra Modi targeted Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday for bringing in his ailing father and SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav to an election campaign. The PM said that Akhilesh Yadav is "insecure" which made him

Raking up Ahmedabad blast case BJP’s poll strategy: Akhilesh Yadav

Etawah, Feb 20: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday termed the BJP's allegation that his party has links with the father of an Ahmedabad terror strike case convict as part of a "strategy" in the state assembly polls.

UP Election 2022: Shivraj Singh Chouhan compares Akhilesh to Aurangzeb

Lucknow, Feb 20: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday slammed former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, comparing him to Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. "Akhilesh is tod....

Saturday, February 19

Air India to operate 3 flights from India to Ukraine next week

New Delhi, Feb 20: Air India will operate three flights between India and Ukraine on the 22nd, 24th and 26th of this month in view of tensions between Ukraine and Russia. Air India said, seats are available on these flights and

India reports 19,968 fresh Covid infections: 4 States recording 1000+ daily cases

New Delhi, Feb 20: The daily Covid-19 cases in the country dropped to less than 20,000 in the last 24 hours as the country recorded 19,968 fresh infections, Union Health Ministry data said. The active case load, at 0.52 per

Friday, February 18

To check price rise, Centre releases buffer stock of onion

New Delhi, Feb 19: To check any sharp jump in retail onion prices, the Centre on Friday said it has started offloading the buffer stock in a calibrated and targeted manner to states where prices are increasing over the previous months,

Woman lodged in Bengaluru jail given Pakistan citizenship

New Delhi, Feb 19: Pakistan has issued a citizenship certificate to a woman held in a jail in Bengaluru, paving the way for her return to the country with her four-year-old daughter, a media report said on Friday. Interior Minister

AAP-SFJ nexus allegations will be probed, Amit Shah tells Punjab CM Channi

New Delhi, Feb 18: The Centre has taken "serious" note of a pro-Khalistan group's letter extending support to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Friday as the controversy over the letter created a flutter on

PM Modi to inaugurate Bio-CNG plant in Madhya Pradesh's Indore on Saturday

New Delhi, Feb 18: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday will inaugurate a Bio-CNG plant in Madhya Pradesh's Indore via video conferencing, his office said in a statement. He had recently launched the Swachh Bharat Mission Urban 2.0, with the over....

India, UAE sign free trade agreement on Friday

New Delhi, Feb 18: India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) inked a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) on Friday to boost trade ties even as both sides firmed up a roadmap for future expansion of cooperation, following a virtual summ....

HM Shah orders strengthening of security grid to ensure zero infiltration into JK

New Delhi, Feb 18: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday directed that the security grid in Jammu and Kashmir should be further strengthened to ensure zero cross-border infiltration and to eliminate terrorism. The directive came at a high-level mee....

Tuesday, February 15

Unknown person tries to enter NSA Ajit Doval's residence, detained

New Delhi, Feb 16: An unknown person tried to enter NSA Ajit Doval's residence. He was stopped by security forces and detained. According to the primary investigation, he seems to be mentally disturbed. He was driving a rented car. He is

For practising black magic 6 get 4 years in jail

New Delhi, Feb 16: A court in Jharkhand's West Singhbhum district sentenced four persons to six years imprisonment for killing a woman for practising black magic. Additional District and Sessions Judge on Tuesday sentenced the four persons all resid....

Actor Deep Sidhu, accused in Republic Day violence, killed in road accident

New Delhi, Feb 15: Punjabi actor Deep Sidhu was reportedly killed in a road accident near Sonipat in Haryana on Monday, Police confirmed.As per Haryana Police, he rammed his car into a standing truck near Pipli toll at Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP)

Punjab polls: 75 pc quota in jobs for locals, expansion of MSP in SAD-BSP poll manifesto

Chandigarh, Feb 15: Making a strong pitch for "Punjab for Punjabis", the SAD-BSP alliance on Tuesday released its poll manifesto, promising 75 percent reservation in jobs in government and private sectors for domiciled youths and MSP on fruits, veget....

245 crorepatis, 135 with criminal background in UP’s phase 3 elections

New Delhi, Feb 15: In the third phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections 135 of the 623 candidates have pending criminal cases against them. 103(17%) have declared serious criminal cases against themselves, according to a report by the Associati....

UP elections: SP booth agent shot dead

New Delhi, Feb 15: A booth agent of the Samajwadi Party was allegedly shot dead on Tuesday by a rival group in a village over a dispute during polling in Tilhar constituency, police said, according to PTI. A villager was also

Saturday, February 12

COVID-19 restrictions to be lifted in Bihar

Patna, Feb 12: The Nitish Kumar government in Bihar on Saturday announced that it would lift "all restrictions" that had been imposed in the wake of the recent COVID-19 surge. The chief minister, who chaired a meeting of the

KCR demands PM Modi to sack Assam CM for remarks on Rahul Gandhi

Hyderabad, Feb 12: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Saturday demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi sack Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for his alleged remarks on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. Addressing a public m....

Friday, February 11

Motivated comments on our internal issues not welcome: India on countries reacting to Hijab row

New Delhi, Feb 12: India on Saturday responded to comments made by some foreign countries over the Hijab controversy in Karnataka, saying the issue is under "judicial examination" and motivated comments on the country's internal issues are not welcom....

Full text of PM’s reply to Motion of Thanks in Lok Sabha

New Delhi, Feb 12: Prime Minister Narendra Modi rendered the motion of thanks to the speech by the President both in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha. Here is the full text of the PM's speech in the

Will chase away Modi from power in Delhi: KCR

Hyderabad, Feb 11: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Friday said if the NDA government fails to extend support for the state's development, Modi will be chased out of power. Speaking at public meeting in Yashwantpur in Janga....

TMC calls emergency meet amid rift over 'One Person One Post', I-PAC

Kolkata, Feb 11: Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee has called an emergency party meeting at her Kalighat residence in Kolkata on Saturday. The meeting comes a time when the apparent rift between party leaders loyal to Abhi....

Thursday, February 10

When will Jadavpur University shift from online to offline classes

Kolkata, Feb 11: Shifting from online to offline classes in Jadavpur University will take some time as many students are in faraway places and they need to arrive on the campus, a teachers' body in the institution has said.

Govt contained retail inflation at 6.2 pc despite biggest contraction in economy: FM Sitharaman

New Delhi, Feb 11: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said the government has been able to contain retail inflation at 6.2 per cent despite the Indian economy suffering the biggest contraction due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Replying t....

Arunachal BJP MP urges govt for release of youth taken away by China's PLA in 2015

New Delhi, Feb 10: A BJP MP from Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday raised the issue of a youth reportedly taken away by China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) in 2015 and urged the government for his release. Raising the matter during

UP polls: Elderly man dies outside Mathura polling booth after voting

New Delhi, Feb 10: Shortly after casting his vote, a 71-year-old man passed away at a polling booth in Mathura on Thursday morning, police said. Nathi Lal Baghel, a resident of Nagla Pipri, was at the polling booth along with

Wednesday, February 09

Sheena Bora murder case: Indrani Mukerjea files bail plea in Supreme Court

New Delhi, Feb 10: Indrani Mukerjea who is in Judicial custody of Special CBI court in connection with the Sheena Bora murder case filed a bail plea in Supreme Court on Thursday. The matter has been adjourned for Monday (14th February)

SC orders reinstatement of MP judge who alleged sexual harassment by HC judge

New Delhi, Feb 10: The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered reinstatement of a former Madhya Pradesh woman judicial officer, who resigned in 2014 following an inquiry into her allegations of sexual harassment against a high court judge. A bench

Punjab polls: PM Modi to address three election rallies on February 14, 16, 17

Chandigarh, Feb 9: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address public rallies in Punjab on February 14, 16 and 17, covering all three regions of Malwa, Doaba and Majha, a BJP leader said on Wednesday. State BJP general secretary Subash Sharma

Hijab controversy: Three-judge panel comprising CJ Ritu Raj Awasthi formed

Bengaluru, Feb 9: The Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court Ritu Raj Awasthi on Wednesday constituted a full bench comprising himself, Justice Krishna S Dixit and Justice J M Khazi which will look into the Hijab issue on Thursday. After

Tuesday, February 08

Hijab row: Bikini, ghoonghat or jeans- It is woman's right to wear what she wants,' says Priyanka Gandhi

New Delhi, Feb 09: Amid the ongoing hijab row in Karnataka, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday said that whether it is a bikini, a 'ghoonghat', a pair of jeans or a 'hijab', it is a woman's right to decide

2008 Ahmedabad Serial Blasts: Court to pronounce quantum of punishment today

Ahmedabad, Feb 09: In Gujarat, a special court in Ahmedabad will today pronounce the quantum of punishment against 49 convists in the 2008 Ahmedabad serial blast case. Special Judge AR Patel yesterday convicted 49 persons in the case, while acquitted....

Goa polls: All political parties except BJP have become 'family parties', says J P Nadda

Panaji, Feb 08: All parties from ''north to south'' in India have become ''family parties'' and the Congress has turned into ''Indian family party'', BJP president J P Nadda said on Tuesday canvassing for the February 14 Goa Assembly elections. Addre....

China-Pak friendship goes back to Nehru era, grew during Congress regimes: Rajnath        

Dehradun, Feb 08: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday countered Rahul Gandhi's allegation over the China and Pakistan friendship, saying the bond between the two countries exits since the days of Jawaharlal Nehru and grew during subsequent Cong....

Monday, February 07

Journalists can lose PIB accreditation over morality, national security

New Delhi, Feb 08: Journalists acting in a manner prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of India could end up losing their accreditation. The new rules notified by the Press Information Bureau lists out 10 conditions for the loss of accreditat....

Kerala HC upholds Centre's decision to bar telecast of Malayalam news channel MediaOne

Kochi, Feb 7: The Kerala High Court on Tuesday upheld Centre's decision to bar telecast of Malayalam news channel MediaOne. Justice N. Nagaresh held that after perusing the files from the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, it has been

PM Modi cites Nehru to counter Opposition's inflation charge

New Delhi, Feb 07: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 100-minute reply in the Lok Sabha to the debate on Motion of Thanks on President's Address referred to Jawaharlal Nehru and quoted him extensively as he targeted the Congress. Taking on the

Congress strengthening separatism, has become 'leader of tukde-tukde gang': PM Modi

New Delhi, Feb 07: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched a scathing attack on the Congress, accusing it of strengthening separatism in the country and becoming the "leader of the tukde-tukde gang" by following the Britisher's policy of "div....

Friday, February 04

G-23 leaders Azad, Tewari not among Congress' star campaigners for Punjab

New Delhi, Feb 4: Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Manish Tewari are not part of the list of star campaigners for the upcoming assembly elections in Punjab. Azad and Tewari are among the prominent members of the G-23 who

Chinese bridge on Pangong lake in illegally-held area: Govt in Parliament

New Delhi, Feb 4: A bridge being constructed by China across the Pangong Lake in eastern Ladakh is in an area that is under the illegal occupation of that country since 1962, the government told Parliament on Friday. Minister of

Thursday, February 03

Haryana moves SC after HC stays 75% job quota for locals

New Delhi, Feb 04: The Haryana government has moved Supreme Court against the high court order to halt 75% quota in private jobs for locals. The state government in its plea argued that the high court passed its decision after

Why so angry: Speak with love, TMC MP told

New Delhi, Feb 04: Told to speak with love and not anger by the chair in the Lok Sabha on Thursday, TMC MP Mahua Moitra hit out on social media against presiding officer Rama Devi, saying she is not the "moral

Pak PM Khan arrives in Beijing to attend Winter Olympics ceremony, meet Chinese leadership

Beijing, Feb 3: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived here on Thursday on a four-day visit with a huge delegation to attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing and hold talks with the country's top leadership, including

UP elections: Aparna Yadav faces SP protest while on campaign trail

Barabanki, Feb 3: Samajwadi Party workers protested against Aparna Yadav, the daughter-in-law of Mulayam Singh Yadav, who recently joined the BJP, during campaigning for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections here on Thursday.  The incid....

Wednesday, February 02

UP elections: Criminal cases against 25 pc of candidates in fray for phase I, says ADR

Noida/New Delhi, Feb 2: Twenty-five per cent of candidates in the fray for the first phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections have criminal cases against them, including 12 who are accused of crimes against women and six charged with murder,

No other PM except Modi so sensitive to farmers' issues: Rajnath tells Lakhimpur gathering

Lakhimpur Kheri/Pilibhit (UP), Feb 2: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday claimed that no other prime minister has been as sensitive to farmer issues as Narendra Modi who announced the repeal of the agri laws because "some farmer brothers dis....

Tuesday, February 01

Row erupts over FM Sitharaman’s ‘UP type’ remark; Congress demands apology

Lucknow, Feb 02: Political row erupted after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman described an answer as "UP type" during a press briefing after the presentation of the Union Budget 2022 on February 1. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi yesterday alleged th....

Ramp up Covid vaccination for teens: Centre tells states

New Delhi, Feb 02: Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan has written to State governments for accelerating the second dose vaccination coverage among due beneficiaries aged 15-18 years. The National Covid Vaccination Programme of India has been....

Budget 2022: Tourism sector gets Rs 2400 cr in Budget; some relief for hospitality sector

New Delhi, Feb 1: The Ministry of Tourism has been allocated Rs 2,400 crore in the Union Budget which is 18.42 per cent higher than the allocation for the financial year 2021-22, bringing some relief to a sector ravaged by the

Budget 2022: India to boost infrastructure in villages along China border

New Delhi, Feb 1: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday announced a scheme to strengthen infrastructure in villages along the border with China. The move comes in the backdrop of the lingering border standoff in eastern Ladakh and concerns i....