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Rahul Gandhi offers floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Badanavalu of Mysuru.

Rahul Gandhi offers floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi in Mysuru amid Bharat Jodo Yatra

On the 3rd day of Bharat Jodo Yatra in Karnataka, Rahul Gandhi offered floral tributes to the Mahatma Gandhi statue on the 153rd birth anniversary of the 'Father of the Nation'. He attended an event at Khadi Gramodyog at Badanavalu of Mysuru and paid his respects to Mahatma Gandhi along with Karnataka Congress leaders. At the Khadi Gramodyog event, Rahul Gandhi interacted with the women workers and asked them about their daily work and income.

BSP chief Mayawati posted a series of tweets on Karnataka assembly polls on March 27. (HT file)

BSP to go solo in K’taka assembly polls

The BSP will contest the upcoming Karnataka assembly elections on its own. The party has finalised the names of 60% candidates and will announce them in local meetings. The BSP had formed an alliance with the JD (S) in 2018 and had joined the HD Kumaraswamy government, but later withdrew due to the JD (S)'s alliance with the Congress. The BSP's rapport with the JD (S) was revived after Danish Ali joined the BSP.

Cricketer Kedar Jadhav with his father Mahadev Sopan Jadhav.

Cricketer Kedar Jadhav’s father Mahadev goes missing in Pune

Mahadev Sopan Jadhav, father of cricketer Kedar Jadhav, has been missing since Monday morning from Pune's Kothrud area. Pune Police has launched a search for the 75-year-old, who is suffering from Dementia and was last seen wearing a white shirt and grey pants. A police complaint has been lodged in the Alankar Police station.

Yogi Adityanath reviewed Covid, influenza situation in the state at a high-level meeting on March 27. (HT photo)

Test Covid preparations in all hospitals via mock drills: U.P. CM

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has instructed officials to identify Covid-dedicated hospitals in every district and provide immediate treatment to Covid and influenza patients. He also directed the officials to conduct mock drills in hospitals across the state and raise awareness among people to wear masks at crowded places. He emphasized on increasing the number of Covid tests and suggested special vigilance in Lucknow, Ghaziabad and Gautam Budh Nagar districts. He also instructed the officials to ensure oxygen plants are functional and deploy paramedical staff and anaesthetists wherever necessary.

The shooting took place on Sunday around 2:30pm at the Gurdwara Sacramento Sikh Society, according to Sacramento county sheriff’s office spokesman Sgt Amar Gandhi. (Representational Photo (Getty Images/iStockphoto) )

2 injured after fight sparks shooting at US gurdwara

Two men were involved in a shootout at a gurdwara in California on Sunday, resulting in two people being hospitalised with non-life threatening injuries. According to the Sacramento county sheriff?s office, the incident was not related to a hate crime and was a confrontation between two men who knew each other. The second man involved in the fight remains at large.

The CM’s nod to developmental projects comes in the wake of forthcoming Jalandhar Lok Sabha by-elections. (HT Photo)

In Jalandhar: Bhawant Mann gives go ahead to projects worth 100-cr

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann approved development projects worth nearly ?100 crore in Jalandhar in preparation for the Lok Sabha by-elections. He dedicated a new plant, inaugurated a smart school, and laid the foundation stone of roads and street lights. He also announced 25% increase in crop loss compensation to farmers and criticized the Union government for "step-motherly treatment" of states governed by other parties. He was accompanied by local government minister Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjar, who announced ?6.64 crore for development works in Bilga and Lohian Khas Nagar panchayats.

Speaking at Dr Mohan Dharia Nation Building Award ceremony held in Nagpur, Nitin Gadkari said there is a lot of scope for experiments in areas such as water conservation, climate change and use of waste land. “I like to do them and sometimes do them forcefully. I have already told people it’s enough now; vote for me if you agree and don’t if you think otherwise,” he said. (ANI)

Is Nitin Gadkari hinting at retirement from politics?

Union minister Nitin Gadkari has implied that he is considering retirement from active politics, with his remarks on spending more time on soil conservation, climate change and waste land. His relations with the BJP top brass have been strained recently, and his comments are seen as an indication of this. A close aide has warned against incorrect inferences, asserting that Gadkari is not planning to retire.

Colon, a 15-year New Haven Police Department (NHPD) veteran, was sworn in as the city’s third assistant police chief in a ceremony on Friday, the New Haven Independent newspaper reported. (Image/PTI)

Manmeet Colon 1st Sikh woman to take charge as Connecticut’s asst police chief

Lt. Manmeet Colon, a 37-year-old Indian-origin Sikh woman, has become the first-ever Asian assistant police chief in Connecticut. Colon, a 15-year veteran of the New Haven Police Department, was sworn in on Friday. She immigrated to the US at 11 and graduated from the police academy in 2008. She joins fellow assistant chiefs in what Board of Police Commissioners Chair Evelise Ribeiro called a "dream team". Colon said: "With great power comes great responsibility and ever greater accountability."

Later, a delegation of protesters met the minister and shared their problems with him. (Sourced)

U.P.: Teacher aspirants protest outside minister’s residence in Lucknow

Hundreds of candidates protested outside the official residence of the UP minister of state for basic education over not being selected in the appointment of 69,000 assistant teachers. The protesters accused the state of discrimination against the reserved category and met with the minister. The minister asked for 20 days and promised a decision in their favour. The court had directed the state to prepare a revised list of 69,000 teachers due to irregularities in fixing the quota for their appointment.

Police had on March 25 arrested Balbir Kaur, a resident of Hargobind Nagar on Sirhind Road in Patiala, for arranging Amritpal and Papalpreet’s stay at her residence on March 19. (Representational Photo (Getty Images/iStockphoto) )

Two women arrested for harbouring Amritpal, aide sent to judicial custody

Two women accused of providing shelter to pro-Khalistan leader Amritpal Singh and his aide Papalpreet have been sent to judicial custody. Five men were arrested for providing logistics to Amritpal, with one accompanying him from Jallupur Khera. They were booked under IPC and Arms Act.

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. (HT file)

U.P. CM to gift projects worth 6K crore to Gorakhpur, Kushinagar

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath will gift projects worth Rs 6,000 crore to Gorakhpur and Kushinagar districts during his three-day visit starting Tuesday. He will lay foundation stone/inaugurate 147 projects worth Rs 3,838 crore in Gorakhpur and launch projects worth Rs 2,000 crore in Kushinagar on Wednesday. He will also flag off 119 garbage collection vans.

Gavel aLast week, the police had informed the court that the National Security Act has been invoked against Gur Aujla considered to be the social media handler of Amritpal Singh. (Representational Photo (Getty Images/iStockphoto) )

Allow radical leader’s aide to contact kin: Plea in HC

Brother of social media handler of pro-Khalistan leader Amritpal Singh, Surinderpal Singh Aujla, moved the Punjab and Haryana high court demanding that Gurinder Pal alias Gur Aujla be allowed to contact family and meet a lawyer of his choice. Court will also take up plea regarding efforts to nab radical leader.

With blaring music and loud horns, a multitude of cars with Khalistani flags and LED mobile billboard trucks displaying photos of Amritpal criss-crossed the streets near the venue. (HT File Photo)

Khalistan supporters protest at Times Square in New York

Khalistan supporters staged a protest in Times Square, NYC, with a car rally and LED mobile billboard trucks. There was a heavy police presence and the rally came a day after similar protests in Washington. India expects action against perpetrators of vandalism and the host governments to prevent recurrence of such incidents.

The DM said prima facie it seemed that some poisonous substance was mixed in khichdi. (For Representation)

23 fall ill after taking khichdi at community feast in U.P.’s Baghpat

At least 23 people fell ill after consuming khichdi at a religious community feast in Baghpat district on Sunday. District officials rushed to the village and those who fell ill were taken to the district hospital. A case has been registered and an investigation is underway to determine how the khichdi was poisoned.

In a letter, Indian embassy in Kathmandu has requested Nepal not to allow the radical leader flee (HT File Photo)

Amritpal believed to be hiding in Nepal: Report

India has requested Nepal to not allow fugitive radical preacher Amritpal Singh to flee to a third country and arrest him if he attempts to escape using Indian passport or any other fake passport. The letter and Amritpal's personal details have been circulated to all agencies concerned. He has been on the run since March 18.

Mann said he is keeping day-to-day progress in the manhunt on Amritpal and is holding daily meetings with top officials to get daily updates in the matter. (HT File Photo)

Have directed DGP to release youth taken in preventive custody: Bhagwant Mann

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann said the state government and Punjab Police are working as per law in the crackdown against Amritpal Singh, chief of Waris Punjab De. 207 persons have been arrested, of which 44 have been released. Bhagwant Mann ruled out any leaks in the information and said the law will take its own course. Former SAD MP Prem Singh Chandumajra demanded immediate release of 12 youth from SBS Nagar district.

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