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Updated on Oct 15, 2022 11:29 PM IST

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  • Oct 15, 2022 10:11 PM IST

    MP sees 28 COVID-19 cases, 17 recoveries; active tally now 111

    The COVID-19 tally in Madhya Pradesh reached 10,54,545 on Saturday after the detection of 28 cases at a positivity rate of 0.8 per cent, a health official said.

  • Oct 15, 2022 09:01 PM IST

    Pakistan summons US envoy over Biden 'most dangerous nation' remark

    Pakistan on Saturday summoned the US ambassador for an explanation after President Joe Biden described the South Asian country as "one of the most dangerous nations in the world" and questioned its nuclear weapons safety protocols.

  • Oct 15, 2022 07:56 PM IST

    180 Hindu groups write open letter to PM Liz Truss

    180 Hindu groups write open letter to PM Liz Truss on hate crimes against the community in UK

  • Oct 15, 2022 07:49 PM IST

    Delhi's air quality 'moderate', max temp settles at 31.6 deg C

    With clear skies during the day, the maximum temperature in the national capital on Saturday settled at 31.6 degrees Celsius, one notch below the season's average.

    At 18.8 degrees Celsius, the city's minimum temperature was also recorded one notch below the normal, an India Meteorological Department (IMD) bulletin said.

  • Oct 15, 2022 07:29 PM IST

    Jaishankar discusses Ukraine conflict, Indo-Pacific with his Egyptian counterpart

    External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry here on Saturday and the two leaders discussed regional developments and exchanged views on the Ukraine conflict and the Indo-Pacific.

    Jaishankar is in Egypt on a two-day visit at the invitation of his Egyptian counterpart Shoukry.

  • Oct 15, 2022 06:51 PM IST

    India rejects Global Hunger Index ranking

    India rejects Global Hunger Index ranking, says it's a 'consistent effort to taint country's image'.

    India ranked 107 out of 121 countries in the Global Hunger Index 2022 with its child wasting rate at 19.3 per cent, being the highest in the world.

  • Oct 15, 2022 06:36 PM IST

    NGT directs Karnataka govt to pay 2,900 cr for improper solid, liquid waste management

    The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Karnataka government to pay 2,900 crore as environmental compensation for improper management of solid and liquid waste.

  • Oct 15, 2022 06:08 PM IST

    Covid cases in UK are rising again: 1 in 35 people in England now infected

    Coronavirus cases are rising in the UK with infections increasing in all regions in England in the last week, except the northeast, Sky News reported quoting government experts. This marks the fourth consecutive increase in infections in England as the estimated number of people testing positive for Covid was 1,513,700, equating to 2.78 per cent of the population.

  • Oct 15, 2022 05:37 PM IST

    Death toll rises to 40 in Turkey coal mine explosion

    Funerals for miners killed in a coal mine explosion in northern Turkey began Saturday as officials raised the death toll to at least 40 people.

  • Oct 15, 2022 05:11 PM IST

    Assam court directs case against cop over custodial torture

    A court in Assam's Karimganj district has directed that a case be registered against a police officer after two suspected thieves was allegedly tortured in custody, an official said on Saturday.

  • Oct 15, 2022 04:26 PM IST

    China says it reserves right to use force over Taiwan

    China reserves the right to use force over Taiwan as a last resort in compelling circumstances, though peaceful reunification is its first choice, a Communist Party spokesman said on Saturday.

  • Oct 15, 2022 03:38 PM IST

    PM Modi chairs CSIR society meeting

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Society here on Saturday.

    Union Ministers Piyush Goyal and Jitendra Singh were present at the meeting.

    The CSIR is a Society under the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Ministry of Science and Technology and the Prime Minister is the Society's President.

  • Oct 15, 2022 03:36 PM IST

    Akasa Air flight from Mumbai to Bengaluru suffers bird hit, diverted back

    Akasa Air flight QP 1103 flying from Mumbai to Bengaluru on Friday diverted back to Mumbai due to odour in the cabin resulting from a bird hit, spokesperson of Akasa Air said in a statement.  The statement confirmed that the aircraft landed safely in Mumbai and all passengers were deboarded. Read more

  • Oct 15, 2022 03:18 PM IST

    J&K LG Manoj Sinha condemns terrorist killing Kashmiri Pandit

    Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha condemned the terrorist killing of a Kashmiri Pandit in Shopian. "I assure the people that the perpetrators and those aiding and abetting terrorists will be severely punished," he said to ANI.

  • Oct 15, 2022 02:43 PM IST

    Investigation over Kerala's human sacrifice case, experts & cadaver specialist dogs at site

    Experts and cadaver specialist dogs on Saturday reached the site of human sacrifice spot in Elanthur in Kerala's Pathnamthitta. Two cadaver specialist dogs sniff parts of Bhagaval Singh 's huge plot. Two JCBs also summoned. Inspection started at 2 pm. All three accused are also at the spot. One of the sniffer dogs mark a spot and first accused Mohammad Shafi brought to the spot. Police said there is a strong suspicion that more people might have sacrificed like earlier two and all three accused are trying to cover many things.

  • Oct 15, 2022 02:16 PM IST

    Nitish Kumar's boat collides with JP Setu

    Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar's boat collided with a pillar of JP Setu in the state on Saturday as he was inspecting the Chhath Ghat situated on the bank of Ganga River. All onboard, including the chief minister, were safe, news agency ANI reported.

  • Oct 15, 2022 02:12 PM IST

    Kashmiri pandit shot dead by terrorists in J&K's Shopian district

    A Kashmiri pandit was shot dead in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Saturday, police said. The victim has been identified as Puran Krishan Bhat, and he was fired upon while on his way to the orchard at Choudhary Gund in Shopian. Soon after the gunshot, he was rushed to a hospital, but he succumbed to his injuries. Read more.

  • Oct 15, 2022 12:42 PM IST

    SC suspends Bombay HC's order to acquit ex-DU professor

    In a special hearing, Supreme Court suspends October 14 order of the Nagpur bench of Bombay HC that acquitted former Delhi University professor GN Saibaba and others in an alleged Maoist links case. Read more.

  • Oct 15, 2022 12:16 PM IST

    J&K: Five govt employees terminated for terror links, reports ANI citing govt sources

    In Jammu and Kashmir, five government employees have been terminated from service for terror links on Saturday. They were allegedly running narco-terror syndicate and aiding proscribed outfits to carry out terror attacks, news agency ANI reported citing government sources.

  • Oct 15, 2022 10:51 AM IST

    Modi calls for using lucid languages while making laws in India

    PM Modi said that while making laws in India, it should be kept in mind that lucid and layman languages are used so that people from all strata of life can understand them and their relevance. He also said that law education should be allowed in mother tongue.

  • Oct 15, 2022 10:45 AM IST

    Trust on Constitution among citizens increases when justice is delivered: PM at law conference

    In his speech at the All India Conference of Law Ministers and Secretaries, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urges to find solutions to better India's legal system in a way that when citizens see justice being delivered, they build trust in the Indian Constitution.

  • Oct 15, 2022 10:28 AM IST

    Bomb Disposal Squad neutralises IED in J&K's Bandipora | Video

    The Bomb Disposal Squad on Saturday neutralised an IED detected on Bandipora-Sopore road between Badyara and Kanbathi villages in Jammu & Kashmir's Bandipora district. Earlier in the day, officials said that vehicular movement on the stretch was halted after security forces detected the IED.

  • Oct 15, 2022 09:39 AM IST

    India's Covid tally drops for 2nd successive day with 2,430 cases

    India on Saturday recorded another drop in its daily Covid-19 count - second straight day - after 2,430 people tested positive for the infection, health ministry's bulletin updated at 8am showed. The active caseload of the country has now reached 26,618. The death toll rose to 528,874 after 16 fatalities were logged, of which nine were reconciled by Kerala. Therefore, seven deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.

  • Oct 15, 2022 09:03 AM IST

    Kharge joins Rahul Gandhi for ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ in Karnataka

    Congress presidential candidate Mallikarjun Kharge joins Rahul Gandhi for ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ in Karnataka's Ballari district. Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel is also present.

  • Oct 15, 2022 07:41 AM IST

    Fire breaks out at a manufacturing firm in Gurugram

    Fire has broken out at an auto parts manufacturing company in Bilaspur Industrial area, Gurugram. Fire engines are currently at the spot.

  • Oct 15, 2022 07:23 AM IST

    Modi to address inaugural session of law conference All India Conference of Law Ministers and Law Secretaries today

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address the inaugural session of the All India Conference of Law Ministers and Law Secretaries via video conference at 10.30am on Saturday. The two-day conference is being hosted by the law ministry in Ekta Nagar, Gujarat.

  • Oct 15, 2022 06:25 AM IST

    Saudi Arabia announces $400mn humanitarian aid for Ukraine

    Saudi Arabia has announced $400million humanitarian aid for war-gripped Ukraine, AFP reported on Saturday citing SPA news agency. This comes shortly after the US announced a $725million in fresh military aid package for the east European nation that has been fighting the Russian invasion since February this year.

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Supreme Court doubts verdict that rejected ‘guilty by association’ doctrine

Published on Feb 09, 2023 12:41 AM IST

The Supreme Court on Wednesday called into question its 2011 judgments that ruled that mere membership of a banned organisation cannot be a crime, observing that there was no challenge to the law when the doctrine of “guilt by association” was rejected, nor was the Union government heard before the verdict.

New Delhi, Jan 10 (ANI): A view of the Supreme Court building, the apex judicial body of India, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI Photo) (ANI)
New Delhi, Jan 10 (ANI): A view of the Supreme Court building, the apex judicial body of India, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI Photo) (ANI)
By, New Delhi

Registration for Char Dham Yatra set to begin from February 20

Updated on Feb 09, 2023 12:39 AM IST

Online and offline registration for the Char Dham Yatra will begin on February 20 and the pilgrimage process is expected to be smoother than in previous years, an Uttarakhand government official said

Last year, a record 4.6 million pilgrims reached Char Dham shrines and more pilgrims are expected to reach this year. (Archive)
Last year, a record 4.6 million pilgrims reached Char Dham shrines and more pilgrims are expected to reach this year. (Archive)

Shah counters Adhir on ‘Chinese incursions’

Published on Feb 09, 2023 12:34 AM IST

A back-and-forth broke out between Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Union home minister Amit Shah, and law minister Kiren Rijiju over the India-China border situation in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

Union home minister Amit Shah. (ANI)
Union home minister Amit Shah. (ANI)
ByAnish Yande, New Delhi

Spending increased to enhance border roads along China: EAM Jaishankar

Updated on Feb 09, 2023 03:18 AM IST

India and China have been locked in a border row for almost 33 months, with ongoing negotiations resulting in disengagement from a few friction points along the LAC (line of actual control) but the overall resolution of the dispute is still not in sight.

Indore, Jan 09 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar speaks at the 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention, in Indore on Monday. (ANI Photo) (ANI)
Indore, Jan 09 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar speaks at the 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention, in Indore on Monday. (ANI Photo) (ANI)

The significance of Erode bypoll for Tamil Nadu politics

Updated on Feb 09, 2023 03:24 AM IST

EPS also faces an uphill task of reviving the AIADMK nearly six months after he was elected party’s interim general secretary on July 11 last year, and close to two years after his party was defeated by the Stalin-led DMK alliance.

For the chief minister MK Stalin-led DMK, a win in the February 27 bypoll will reaffirm its popularity among the voters (Agencies)
For the chief minister MK Stalin-led DMK, a win in the February 27 bypoll will reaffirm its popularity among the voters (Agencies)
By, Chennai

Mining on non-forest land before final nod approved

Updated on Feb 09, 2023 03:28 AM IST

The Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) decided in October 2021 to approve coal mining on non-forest land adjoining a forest, when mining activity extends to both areas, even before a forest clearance is granted; the recent nod has been given for all minerals.

Mining on non-forest land before final nod approved
Mining on non-forest land before final nod approved
ByJayashree Nandi, New Delhi

Rijiju targets Rahul, dismisses allegations levelled against govt

Published on Feb 09, 2023 12:28 AM IST

Holding up an image showing Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot with Adani Group chief Gautam Adani, Union law minister Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday countered several allegations made by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in the Lok Sabha the previous day.

Union minister Kiren Rijiju. (PTI)
Union minister Kiren Rijiju. (PTI)
ByAnish Yande, New Delhi

Justice Gowri to be in Madurai division bench

Published on Feb 09, 2023 12:27 AM IST

Justice Gowri will take up writ petitions, writ appeals, public interest litigations (PILs) from 2022 and criminal contempt appeals relating to orders in contempt proceedings and all other division bench civil appellate side matters from the 2021.

Justice Lekshmana Chandra Victoria Gowri. (ANI)
Justice Lekshmana Chandra Victoria Gowri. (ANI)
By, Chennai

India behind me, Opposition charges absurd: Modi in Parliament

Published on Feb 09, 2023 12:24 AM IST

New Delhi The blessings of India’s 1

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Agri exports in first 3 quarters hit record $20bn in 12.6% jump

Published on Feb 09, 2023 12:24 AM IST

India has also emerged as a net exporter of farm products, whose exports touched an all-time high of US$ 50.2 billion in 2021-22, according to official data

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By, New Delhi

No cut in proposed cess on petrol, diesel in Kerala

Published on Feb 09, 2023 12:24 AM IST

There were strong speculations that the minister will reduce it to ₹1 but he made it clear that the state “cannot afford such a decision at this juncture”.

Police detain Youth Congress members during their protest over the Kerala budget, in Kochi. (PTI)
Police detain Youth Congress members during their protest over the Kerala budget, in Kochi. (PTI)
By, Thiruvananthapuram

PM Modi did not reply to opposition’s questions: Rahul

Published on Feb 09, 2023 12:23 AM IST

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not answer any of the Opposition’s questions in his reply to the President’s speech in Parliament and, instead, deflected blame over corruption.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. (ANI)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. (ANI)
BySaptarshi Das, New Delhi

Plot twist in Bengal: Guv heaps praise on govt as BJP walks out

Published on Feb 09, 2023 12:23 AM IST

In another incident highlighting the turnaround in the hostility that existed between the Raj Bhavan and chief minister’s office for three years, new West Bengal governor CV Ananda Bose kicked off the Budget session of the state assembly on Wednesday with a glowing speech of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) government’s achievements, even as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders sloganeered and walked out in protest

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By, Kolkata

State of the Economy, as the MPC would have seen it

Published on Feb 09, 2023 12:22 AM IST

The latest meeting of the Reserve Bank of India’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) is the first after the presentation of the Union Budget

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Modi speech in Parliament: ‘Vaccines to startups to sport, India rising on all fronts’

Published on Feb 09, 2023 12:20 AM IST

Modi speech in Parliament today: There is an atmosphere of trust, positivity and hope in India and its global standing is rising, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi replies to the Motion of Thanks on the President’s address, in Lok Sabha during Budget session of Parliament, in New Delhi on Wednesday. (PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi replies to the Motion of Thanks on the President’s address, in Lok Sabha during Budget session of Parliament, in New Delhi on Wednesday. (PTI)
By, New Delhi
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