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Friday, April 09

Coronavirus cases: Bengaluru Archbishop suspend prayer services in churches, chapels

Bengaluru, Apr 09: With rising coronavirus cases, the Archbishop of Bengaluru Rev Peter Machado ordered the suspension of public liturgical services in churches, chapels and institutions of Bengaluru urban and rural districts from April 7 to 20. "In....

Will affect the mental health of our children: Priyanka Gandhi on board exams

New Delhi, Apr 09: Congress leader, Priyanka Gandhi slammed the authorities on their decision to conduct the board exams, while adding that the education system needs to drastically alter its attitude. She said while corona is ravaging our country

Thursday, April 08

Anti-Romeo squads in Bengal if BJP is voted to power Yogi Adityanath

Kolkata, Apr 8: Senior BJP leader Yogi Adityanath Thursday said that anti-Romeo squads will be formed in Bengal if the party is voted to power in the state. Bengal is not a safe place for women under the

After Lucknow, night curfew imposed in 7 more UP districts

Noida/Allahabad (UP), Apr 8: The authorities in Uttar Pradesh's Gautam Buddh Nagar, Allahabad, Meerut and Ghaziabad imposed night curfew to tackle the spiralling coronavirus cases. In Bareilly, the night curfew will be imposed from Friday, while sim....

Farmers' Protest: Deep Sidhu was not there when protests turned violent, says lawyer

New Delhi, Apr 08: In a recent development, Punjabi actor-turned-activist Deep Sidhu's lawyer said that the actor is not behind the violence that erupted in the Capital on January 26. Deep Sidhu only posted a video on social media, for which

Mamata Banerjee likely to skip PM's Covid-review meet with CMs

New Delhi, Apr 08: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee is unlikely to attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Covid-review meet with chief ministers of all states and UTs. The virtual meeting is scheduled for today. The Prime Minister had last interacted wi....

Wednesday, April 07

Compensate farmers for crop damage by animals in hilly areas: Rakesh Tikait

Shimla, Apr 07: BKU leader Rakesh Tikait said on Wednesday that the government should compensate farmers of hilly areas for the damage to crops caused by wild animals.Tikait said the government should also make arrangements for transporting the ....

COVID-19: BMC allows home delivery of food, essentials 24x7 during curbs

Mumbai, Apr 07: The Mumbai civic body on Wednesday issued an order, allowing home delivery of food and essential supplies through online service providers 24 hours on all days of the week during the ongoing state-wide coronavirus-induced restric....

Central agencies being misused to target political rivals: Shiv Sena

Mumbai, Apr 07: The Shiv Sena on Wednesday claimed that the law and central investigation agencies were being misused to corner political rivals. An editorial in the Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana' said the Bombay High Court had pulled up senior police off....

Next India-China military commander level talks likely on May 9

New Delhi, Apr 07: The next round of the Indo-China military commander level talks are likely to take place on April 9. This would be the 11th round of the military commander level talks between the two sides. While the Indian

Tuesday, April 06

Pariksha Pe Charcha: PM Modi to interact with students, teachers, parents

New Delhi, Apr 07: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Wednesday interact with students, teachers and parents during 'Pariksha Pe Charcha 2021' via video conferencing. The event will be held at 7 pm today and will be held in virtual mode

How the urban eco-system of 'liberals' helped naxals become a Rs 2,500 crore network

New Delhi, Apr 07: Naxalites have for years managed to procure sophisticated weapons have used them to battle security forces. In the recent attack at Chhattisgarh, 22 security personnel were martyred by by naxalites. Some 10-12 Naxals are also belie....

FM Nirmala Sitharaman calls for greater coordination among BRICS on IMF's quota review

New Delhi, Apr 6: India on Tuesday pitched for greater coordination among BRICS nations on the issue of the 16th general review of quotas of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to give more say to developing countries. As per an IMF

COVID-19 spreading at fast pace, next 4 weeks critical: Centre

New Delhi, Apr 6: An increase in the intensity of the pandemic has led COVID-19 to spread at a faster pace than last year and the next four weeks are very critical, the Centre said on Tuesday as it stressed on

Monday, April 05

Injustice: Sasikala's name 'deleted' from voters list, says her legal counsel

Chennai, Apr 5: The name of V K Sasikala, confidante of late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, has been ''removed'' from the voters list and it is an ''injustice,'' her legal counsel said here on Monday. She was sad about it and

Maharashtra amends Covid-19 lockdown guidelines, Petrol pumps, fruit vendors, security services exempted

Mumbai, Apr 05: Petrol pumps, government and private security services, and fruit vendors among others have been added to the list of essential services being exempted from the ambit of the strict curbs that came into force in Maharashtra from Monday....

Param Bir Vs Anil Deshmukh: Bombay HC gives CBI 15 days to conduct preliminary inquiry

Mumbai, Apr 05: The Bombay High Court on Monday directed CBI to conduct preliminary inquiry within 15 days into corruption allegations made by Param Bir Singh against Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh. The bench ordered the Director ....

Nemom contest: The battle for the BJP’s Kerala fortress

New Delhi, Apr 05: Nemom, a tiny suburb located on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram is set to witness one of the toughest triangular fights in its history. The seat holds significance as the major political fronts-BJP-NDA, Congress-led UDF and CPI....

Sunday, April 04

New security camps to be set up, more ops against Maoists: CRPF Chief

Raipur, Apr 04: Maoists are "frustrated" because security camps have been set up in remote areas of Chhattisgarh and this process will be speeded up now to launch more serious operations against them, CRPF Director General Kuldiep Singh said her....

Maoists likely used looted weapons in Chhattisgarh attack: Report

Raipur, Apr 04: A group of around 400 Maoists, armed with light machine guns (LMGs), had ambushed security forces deployed for a special operation in Chhattisgarh, killing at least 22 personnel and injuring 30 others, besides decamping with over a do....

Friday, April 02

Ruckus in Assam after poll panel members hitch ride in BJP candidate’s car: 4 suspended

New Delhi, Apr 02: A team of the poll panel's decision to hitch a ride in a private car to transport an ECM at the end of polling sparked violence in the Barak Valley region of Assam on Thursday. 4 EC

Down with COVID-19, Sachin Tendulkar hospitalised as precautionary measure

Mumbai, Apr 02: Former India captain and batting icon Sachin Tendulkar has been hospitalised as a precautionary measure, six days after he tested positive for COVID-19. The 47-year-old took to twitter to announce the development on Friday. "Thank you....

Rang Panchami 2021: Wishes, quotes, messages and greetings to share with your friends, family

New Delhi, Apr 02: The much-awaited Rang Panchami is observed on the fifth day after Holika Dahan, a ritual that precedes Dhulendi or Rangwali Holi. It can be seen that Rang Panchami celebrates colours on the Panchami Tithi (fifth day). {image-holi-1....

Stalin’s son-in-law raided by Income Tax department

Chennai, Apr 02: The Income Tax Department is conducting raids on the son-in-law of DMK chief M K Stalin. Tamil Nadu will go to polls on April 6 and counting of votes will be held on May 2. Raids are taking

Thursday, April 01

Matter of immense joy Thalaiva: PM Modi on Rajini’s Dada Saheb Phalke Award

New Delhi, Apr 01: Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his wishes to superstar Rajinikanth after it was announced that he would be conferred with the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award for 2020. Popular across generations, a body of work

Assam elections 2021: Women turn out in large numbers in morning hours, situation peaceful

Guwahati, Apr 01: Long queues were seen outside most of the booths as women stepped out in large numbers during the early hours of polling at 39 seats in the second phase of the assembly elections in Assam. Though