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Tuesday, October 20

From Nov 1, you will need OTP for home delivery of LPG cylinder

New Delhi, Oct 20: From November 1, you will need a one-time password (OTP) to get your gas cylinder delivered at your doorstep. As per state-oil entities, with effect from November in order to avoid incidences of theft and ensure the

Durga Puja organisers’ forum to seek review of 'pandals no-entry zones' order today

Kolkata, Oct 20: Durga Puja organisers in Kolakata are likely to file a review petition on Tuesday against the Calcutta High Court order declaring pandals "no-entry zones" for visitors As per the reports, the organisers will approach the court as par....

Monday, October 19

Mukesh Ambani pitches for push to manufacturing

New Delhi, Oct 19: India's most valuable company Reliance Industries was once fined for producing more than its licensed capacity, its owner and richest Indian Mukesh Ambani ‎said on Monday as he pitched for a push to manufacturing to make

19-year-old woman gangraped at knifepoint in Bihar, 3 arrested

Kishanganj (Bihar), Oct 19: A 19-year-old woman has been gangraped at knifepoint allegedly by three brothers in Bihar's Kishanganj district, police said on Monday. All the three accused have been arrested and sent to jail after medical examination,

Bihar Elections 2020: One vote for JD(U) can spoil future of Bihar, says Chirag Paswan

Patna, Oct 19: LJP leader Chirag Paswan on Monday launched a fresh salvo at Nitish Kumar said that a single vote for the JD(U) can spoil the future of the entire state. Taking to twitter, the LJP chief said "Going by

Sushant Singh Rajput case: NCB arrests brother of Arjun Rampal's South African girlfriend

Mumbai, Oct 19: In a recent development in Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death probe, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Sunday arrested the brother of actor Arjun Rampal's girlfriend Gabriella Demetriades. The drug law enforcement agenc....

Sunday, October 18

26 lakh covid cases per month? Govt panel says 'laxity in festive season can lead to spike'

New Delhi, Oct 18: India may see an exponential increase of 26 lakh cases in a month because of the festival season if precautions are not followed, according to a government-appointed committee chaired by IIT Hyderabad professor M Vidyasagar.

Delhi’s water supply to be affected for next 4-5 days due to maintenance work

New Delhi, Oct 18: Water supply will be affected in parts of Delhi for the next four to five days due to the closure of the Upper Ganga canal for annual maintenance, the Delhi Jal Board said on Sunday. The canal

Subservient to family says J P Nadda on Opposition

Dehradun, Oct 18: BJP president JP Nadda on Saturday accused the Congress and other opposition parties of becoming subservient to families, and said his own party was the only one for which the organisation came first. Nadda was addressing

What has AAP done on Delhi’s air pollution asks BJP

New Delhi, Oct 18: The BJP on Saturday said local factors are the main reason behind air pollution in Delhi and accused the city government of trying to shift the blame to the Centre with its suggestion that stubble burning in

Saturday, October 17

Bihar Election: Ravi Shankar Prasad safe after chopper blade damage at Patna airport

New Delhi, Oct 17: The rotor blade of the helicopter that flew Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to a poll rally in Bihar was damaged at the Patna airport on Saturday after he disembarked from the aircraft, his office said. The

What did Lalu Yadav do except make wife chief minister: Nitish Kumar

Patna, Oct 17: Taking a swipe at Lalu Prasad Yadav, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday asked what did the government do for the upliftment of women during 15 years of RJD rule in the state except for anointing Lalu

Amid COVID-19 shadow, Dasara festivities begin in Mysuru

Mysuru, Oct 17: The famous 10-day long Dasara festivities commenced in this palace city on Saturday with religious fervour, amid the shadow of COVID-19 pandemic. Celebrated as 'Nada Habba' (state festival), the festivities began with Dr C N Manjunath....

NEET 2020: Why was Soyeb Aftab declared topper even as Akanksha scored 720/720?

New Delhi, Oct 17: Odisha's Soyeb Aftab created history by securing a perfect 100 per cent score in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), results of which were announced by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on Friday. Akanksha Singh, fro....

Friday, October 16

Next 2.5 months crucial in fight against coronavirus: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi, Oct 16: The next two-and-a-half months are going to be crucial in the fight against coronavirus because of the winter season and festivals, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Friday. Vardhan, who is also Science and

75% of Bengal's Rs 50,000 puja grant to be used on COVID-19 equipment: High Court

Kolkata, Oct 16: The Calcutta High Court has directed the community Durga Puja organisers in the state to spend 75 per cent of the Rs 50,000 grant given by the West Bengal government on the procurement of Covid protection equipment and

PM Modi releases commemorative coin of Rs 75 to mark FAO's 75th anniversary

New Delhi, Oct 16: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has released a commemorative coin of Rs 75 denomination on the occasion of 75th Anniversary of Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on Friday to mark the long-standing relation of India with Food and....

Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA's aide 'shoots man dead', officials to be suspended

Ballia, Oct 16: AUttar Pradesh Police has said that a man was shot dead in front of local officials on Thursday in Uttar Pradesh's Ballia over a dispute after which Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath ordered suspension of officials present.

Thursday, October 15

Women have right to stay at in-laws’ house: SC revises judgement on Domestic Violence Act

New Delhi, Oct 15: Terming the 2005 law on protection of women from domestic violence as a “milestone”, the Supreme Court Thursday said such offences against them is “rampant” in this country and face “violence in some f....

Metro cities serve as prime destinations for narcotics; NCB taking action: MHA

New Delhi, Oct 15: Metro cities in India serve as prime destinations for contraband and the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), in synchronised operations in Mumbai and other parts of the country, has made various seizures and arrests which have ramifica....

Shocking: Husband locks wife inside washroom for more than a year in Haryana, rescued

Karnal, Oct 15: A 35-year-old woman was allegedly locked to a washroom by her husband for around one-and-a-half-years in Rishpur village in Haryana's Panipat. The incident came to light on Tuesday and the woman was rescued from the washroom by DWPO

The best quotes from A P J Abdul Kalam that you should not miss

New Delhi, Oct 15: Leaders from all spectrums paid their tributes to Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam today on his birth anniversary. Popularly called the "Missile Man" of India, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam rose from humble beginnings and earned the

Wednesday, October 14

Govt to carry out review of military talks with China on border standoff

New Delhi, Oct 14: The China Study Group (CSG) is expected to carry out a comprehensive review of the military talks between India and China on the over five-month-long border standoff in eastern Ladakh, government sources said on Wednesday, as a

India lampoons Pakistan at Commonwealth foreign ministers' meet for raising Kashmir issue

New Delhi, Oct 14: India on Wednesday lampooned Pakistan at a virtual meeting of the Commonwealth foreign ministers, calling it a promoter of state sponsored terrorism "masquerading" as an alleged victim of the menace. Without directly naming Pakist....

Bihar Elections 2020: What about the terror of unemployment asks Yadav

Patna, Oct 14: RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav has asked what the government has to say about the terror of unemployment. He was reacting to a statement by Nityanand Rai, Minister of State for Home who said that terrorists will escape from

Bihar Elections 2020: LJD chief Sharad Yadav's daughter Subhashini to join Congress today

New Delhi, Oct 14: Ahead of the assembly elections in Bihar, Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) chief and former union minister Sharad Yadav's daughter Subhashini Raj Rao is all set to join the Congress party today. She is set to contest the

Tuesday, October 13

392 festival special trains to run between October 20-November 30

New Delhi, Oct 13: The Railways on Tuesday announced that it will operate 392 festival special trains between October 20 and November 30 in view of the upcoming festive season. The decision was taken as the national carrier is

47 per cent COVID-19 deaths in India aged below 60 years: Centre

New Delhi, Oct 31: About 47 per cent of the COVID-19 deaths in the country have been recorded among those aged below 60 years, the Centre said on Tuesday and cautioned against any laxity towards taking precautions, stating that respiratory diseases

COVID-19 vaccine expected in early 2021: Harsh Vardhan

Patna, Oct 13: India is likely to have a vaccine against the coronavirus by early next year. It is likely to come from several sources. Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said in a meeting on Tuesday that a vaccine would

PM Modi to launch Autobiography of Dr Balasaheb Vikhe Patil today

New Delhi, Oct 13: Prime Minister Narendra Modi to release the autobiography of Dr Balasaheb Vikhe Patil and rename Pravara Rural Education Society as ‘Loknete Dr. Balasaheb Vikhe Patil Pravara Rural Education Society', via video conferencing. ....

Monday, October 12

Bihar polls: BJP cracks down on rebels, expels 9 leaders including those contesting on LJP tickets

Patna, Oct 12: The BJP in Bihar on Monday expelled its nine leaders, including a sitting member of the outgoing assembly and two former MLAs, for entering the fray against official NDA candidates, mostly as nominees of the Lok Janshakti Party

Nitish launches poll campaign, ridicules RJD over 10 lakh job sanction claim

Patna, Oct 12: Launching poll campaign for the JD(U), Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday ridiculed the RJD''s claim of approving 10 lakh government jobs at the very first cabinet on coming to power and wondered whether cabinet meetings were

Why make even murder of a Dalit girl into a national Tamasha

A Dalit girl in Hathras district, UP suffered grievous injuries on September 14 and died two weeks later. She was just 19, she was a Dalit and allegedly involved with a local Rajput boy. Her rape and murder thus appeared to

Supreme Court to work with pre-pandemic strength from today through video conferencing

New Delhi, Oct 12: The Supreme Court will work with its full strength from October 12 as its 12 Benches with about 30 judges would assemble through videoconferencing daily. Five Benches of two to three judges in different combinations had been

Sunday, October 11

PM Modi to release commemorative coin on Vijaya Raje Scindia's birth centenary

New Delhi, Oct 11: The Union government will release a commemorative coin of Rs 100 on Monday as part of Vijaya Raje Scindia''s birth centenary celebrations. She was a Jana Sangh leader and one of the founding members of the BJP.

Delhi Assembly panel to resume hearing on complaints against Facebook

New Delhi, Oct 11: The Peace and Harmony Committee of the Delhi Assembly will resume its hearing of witnesses on complaints against social media giant Facebook on Monday. The committee has called Prabir Purkaystha, editor of online portal NewsClick, ....

PM Modi launches physical distribution of property cards under SVAMITVA scheme

New Delhi, Oct 11: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches distribution of property cards under the Survey of Villages And Mapping With Improvised Technology In Village Areas (SVAMITVA) scheme at 11am on Sunday. These cards are physical copies of prop....

PM Modi pays tributes to JP, Nanaji Deshmukh on their birth anniversary

New Delhi, Oct 11: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid rich tributes to socialist icon Jayaprakash Narayan and RSS stalwart Nanaji Deshmukh on their birth anniversary, saying India is proud that legends like them were born in this land.

Saturday, October 10

Unlock 5.0: Schools in UP to reopen for class 9 to 12 students from Oct 19

Lucknow, Oct 10: The Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday said schools for students of classes 9 to 12 will reopen from October 19, after remaining shut for over six months in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. Classes will be

Punjab stares at power crisis with 2 days' coal left amid farmer protest

Chandigarh, Oct 10: The ongoing rail blockade has severely impacted coal supply for the thermal power plants in Punjab, officials said on Saturday, as fear of severe power outages rises in the state. Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal appealed

Rahul Gandhi takes a jibe at PM Modi, says non-bulletproof truck for jawans, Rs 8400 crore plane

New Delhi, Oct 10: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday shared a video targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In the video, some soldiers were sitting inside a truck alleged that their officer was playing with their lives by sending them in

Bihar Elections: NDA in current form, a formidable alliance says Amit Malviya

New Delhi, Oct 10: The Bihar Elections 2020 are round the corner and it would be a keenly watched contest. The BJP is contesting the elections with the JD(U) and Nitish Kumar is the chief ministerial candidate. Another factor this time

Friday, October 09

Top govt panel discusses Ladakh situation ahead of 7th round of Corps Commander talks

New Delhi, Oct 09: The top military brass on Friday reviewed the security situation in eastern Ladakh as well as strategies for the seventh round of Corps Commander-level talks with the Chinese PLA which is scheduled on October 12, people familiar

DU likely to announce admission cut-off list tomorrow; check details here

New Delhi, Oct 09: The Delhi University is likely to release its first cut-off list on Saturday for admission to nearly 70,000 seats up for grabs. Varsity officials warned students against visiting colleges for the admission process, saying no one wi....

Bhima-Koregaon case: Before arrest, Stan Swamy claims 'fake evidence planted in his computer'

New Delhi, Oct 09: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested social activist Father Stan Swamy from his residence near Jharkhand's Ranchi in connection with the Bhima-Koregaon case on Thursday. It is reportedly said that fake evidence had been....

Man beheads wife suspecting infidelity in UP's Banda, carries head to police station

Banda (UP), Oct 09: In a horrifying incident, a man on Friday decapitated his wife suspecting infidelity and walked with her severed head to the police station where he surrendered. According to police, the accused - Chinnar Yadav had

Thursday, October 08

7 Indians kidnapped in Libya; govt in touch with Libyan authorities to rescue them: MEA

New Delhi, Oct 08: Seven Indians, hailing from Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, were kidnapped in Libya last month and India is in touch with authorities in the African nation to secure their release, the Ministry of External Affairs....

Ram Vilas Paswan -- a kingmaker who outlasted many kings

New Delhi, Oct 8: In politics people you support may forget you sometimes but if you attack a group, then they will never forget and forgive you, Ram Vilas Paswan once said in an informal get-together when someone prodded him

Wednesday, October 07

DGCA issues detailed refund guidelines after Supreme Court verdict

New Delhi, Oct 07: Aviation regulator DGCA issued detailed guidelines on Wednesday regarding a refund of the ticket price for the flights cancelled amid the coronavirus-triggered lockdown. The guidelines came six days after the Supreme Court directe....

LJP Walkout: BJP warns of FIR over use of PM Modi's photo

Patna, Oct 07: The BJP on Wednesday warned that it would lodge an FIR against any non-NDA party, if it uses the photographs of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the Bihar assembly elections, an assertion seen as a snub to the

Tuesday, October 06

Nirmala Sitharaman mounts veiled attack on Congress over MSP

Bhopal, Oct 06: The BJP on Tuesday declared its much-awaited list for the crucial assembly bypolls in Madhya Pradesh, fielding all loyalists of former Union minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, including six Congress ministers, who quit with him to join th....

NDA power equation may go for a reset in Bihar after elections

New Delhi, Oct 06: With the BJP and the JD(U) contesting nearly equal number of seats in the Bihar assembly polls, the saffron party is looking at the prospect of emerging as the ''big brother'' in their about 25-year-old alliance, except

SOPs for cinema halls: From Face masks to one-seat distance, all details here

New Delhi, Oct 06: After seven months of shut down due to COVID-19, cinema halls will reopen on October 15 with 50 per cent capacity and one-seat distance between the viewers, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said Tuesday.

Sandalwood drugs case: CCB raids Ricky Rai's residence in connection with drug case

Bengaluru, Oct 06: Officials of the Central Crime Branch (CCB), investigating the drug case, carried out searches at various premises belonging to Ricky Rai and in other parts of the state, police said on Tuesday. Ricky Rai is the son of

Monday, October 05

Mahadayi water dispute: Goa govt to file contempt petition in SC against Karnataka

Panaji, Oct 05: Goa will file an application in the Supreme Court against Karnataka for "diverting" Mahadayi river water, said Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday. "From 2002 till 2020, the Mahadayi water dispute is going on between Goa,

'Unnecessary comments by an external agency': India on UN official's remarks on Hathras

New Delhi, Oct 05: India on Monday termed "unwarranted" the UN Resident Coordinator's statement on the alleged rape and murder in Uttar Pradesh''s Hathras and Balrampur, and asserted any "unnecessary comments by an external agency are best avoid....

 BJP looks at plan B after LJP chief Chirag Paswan decides to go solo

Patna, Oct 05: The BJP will take a fresh look at its Bihar candidates after ally Chirag Paswan's move to go solo has recast political calculations ahead Bihar assembly polls. Reports suggest that the party plans to tweak its strategy and

Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad booked for violating Section 144

New Delhi, Oct 05: Uttar Pradesh police booked Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad, who on Sunday visited the family of the victim in Hathras, for violating Section 144. Along with Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad, around 400 others, who are yet

Sunday, October 04

Indian, Chinese army likely to hold high level talks on October 12: Report

New Delhi, Oct 04: The seventh round of Corps Commander-level talks between armies of India and China is expected to be held on October 12 with a specific agenda of firming up a roadmap for disengagement of troops from the friction

Shooter Shreyasi Singh joins BJP, may contest Bihar assembly polls

New Delhi, Oct 04: Commonwealth Games gold medallist shooter Shreyasi Singh, whose father Digvijay Singh was a seasoned socialist leader from Bihar, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday and may fight the state assembly elections. She joined t....

State of mind to commit crime must be visible to prove offence says SC

New Delhi, Oct 04: State of mind to commit a particular crime "must be visible" to determine the culpability for offence of abetment, the Supreme Court has said while setting aside the conviction of a man who was accused of abetting

India-Bangladesh navies hold joint drill

New Delhi, Oct 04: The navies of India and Bangladesh held a mega military exercise in the Bay of Bengal on Saturday in sync with their growing operational coordination, officials said. A variety of maritime drills and operations were

Saturday, October 03

Rafale fighter aircraft to feature in 88th Air Force day parade on October 8

New Delhi, Oct 03: The newly-inducted Rafale fighter aircraft will feature in the Air Force Day parade on October 8, an Indian Air Force (IAF) official said on Saturday. The Air Force Day is celebrated to mark the day the IAF

Railways allows takeaway sale of cooked food at catering, vending units

New Delhi, Oct 03: In a huge relief for passengers ahead of the festive season, the Railways has allowed the sale of cooked food at its catering and vending units on stations for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak, but

Bihar Assembly election 2020: LJP to decide if NDA would stay on its side or not today

New Delhi, Oct 03: Bihar's Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Chirag Paswan is all set to address a meeting of the party's parliamentary board on Saturday to decide whether the party goes solo or remains with the National Democratic Alliance (NDA)

Reliance raises Rs 7,350 crore from 2 investors

Mumbai, Oct 03: Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries Ltd on Friday announced to raise Rs 7,350 crore from two investors -- Singapore's sovereign wealth fund GIC and Global alternative asset firm TPG -- by selling a stake in group's retail ....

Friday, October 02

Dr Reddy's seeks DCGI nod to conduct phase-3 clinical trial of Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V

New Delhi, Oct 2: The Hyderabad-based Dr Reddy's Laboratories has applied to the Drugs Controller General of India for permission to conduct phase-3 human clinical trials of the Russian vaccine Sputnik V against COVID-19 in India, sources said. The

Mamata Banerjee to lead protest march against Hathras rape on Saturday

Kolkata, Oct 02: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will lead a protest march in the city on Saturday to protest against the alleged gang rape and death of the 19-year-old woman at Hathras in Uttar Pradesh, TMC sources said.

Gandhi Jayanti: Farmers protesting farm laws will be successful, says Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi, Oct 02: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday expressed confidence that protests by her party and farmers against the central government's three farm laws will be successful as she issued a video message on the birth anniversaries of M....

PM Modi wishes Donald Trump, Melania speedy recovery from Covid-19

New Delhi, Oct 02: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday wished US President Donald Trump a speedy recovery from COVID-19. Both Donald and Melania Trump have tested positive hours after the US President's close aide Hope Hicks was tested positive wi....

Thursday, October 01

Mumbai firm all set to sell Indian Navy's former aircraft carrier INS Viraat for Rs 100 crore

Ahmedabad, Oct 02: The new owner of decommissioned warship INS Viraat has sought Rs 100 crore from a Mumbai-based firm which is making last ditch efforts to save the warship from being dismantled and to convert it into a museum. {image-viraat-1601609....

Hathras case: Demand to impose President’s rule in UP

Ghaziabad, Oct 02: Amid the widespread outrage over the alleged gang-rape and murder of a 19-year-old Dalit woman in Hathras and her forcible cremation subsequently, scores of Ghaziabad lawyers on Thursday demanded imposition of President Rule in Utt....