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  • Aug 18, 2022 10:26 PM IST

    Mumbai reports 1,201 new Covid cases, highest since June 30; 2 deaths

    Mumbai on Thursday reported 1,201 new coronavirus infections, highest since June 30, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.

  • Aug 18, 2022 08:52 PM IST

    Delhi reports 1,964 new Covid cases, 8 deaths; positivity rate at 9.42%

    Delhi on Thursday registered 1,964 new Covid cases and eight related fatalities, the positivity rate dropped to 9.42%, according to the health department's latest bulletin.

  • Aug 18, 2022 07:55 PM IST

    Union minister Nitin Gadkari called on veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan

    Union minister of road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari called on legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan in Mumbai to seek the veteran actor's support to champion the cause of the National Road Safety Mission in India.

  • Aug 18, 2022 07:09 PM IST

    'Dahi Handi' gets adventure sport tag in Maha; payouts announced for injuries

    The Maharashtra government has decided to accord adventure sport status to 'Dahi Handi', a popular festival in which a human pyramid is formed to break an earthen pot filled with curd hanging mid-air, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde announced in the Assembly on Thursday.

  • Aug 18, 2022 06:57 PM IST

    Cong's Halla Bol rally in Delhi rescheduled

    The Congress' mega rally against price rise at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan is being rescheduled from August 28 to September 4 in view of the Covid-19 pandemic situation, said the party's key spokesperson and Rajya Sabha MP Jairam Ramesh on Thursday.

  • Aug 18, 2022 05:35 PM IST

    Security arrangements made in Mathura for Shri Krishna’s birthday

  • Aug 18, 2022 05:07 PM IST

    Congress to fight alone in 2024 Assembly constituencies: Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar

    There will be no coalition. Congress will fight alone in 224 Assembly constituencies and we are confident that we'll form the govt with a thumping majority of over 130+ seats, said Karnataka Congress Chief DK Shivakumar to ANI

  • Aug 18, 2022 05:02 PM IST

    Odisha: CM Naveen Patnaik conducts aerial survey of flood-affected areas 

    Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik today conducted an aerial survey of flood-affected areas of Khurdha, Puri, Cuttack Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapara districts.

  • Aug 18, 2022 04:51 PM IST

    Anurag Thakur slams Arvind Kejriwal, says he distributed 'Revdis' to Rohingyas

    Union Minister Anurag Thakur slammed the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government on Thursday for distributing "Revdis" to Rohingyas and said why Kejriwal could not agree to detention centres for them. 

    “Rohingyas who live here & are illegal migrants are given free water, electricity, ration; now even flats were to be given to them by Delhi govt... they have lied again, distributed 'Revdis'... why could he (CM Kejriwal) not ready detention centers”, Thakur was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

  • Aug 18, 2022 04:20 PM IST

    Woman withdraws plea from Delhi HC to stop friend from flying for euthanasia

    A 49-year-old Bengaluru-based woman on Thursday withdrew a plea which she had filed in the Delhi high court last week seeking to stop her friend from travelling to Switzerland for active euthanasia on account of his debilitating inflammatory disease. Read more

  • Aug 18, 2022 04:17 PM IST

    Boat with Ak-47s, 10 boxes of bullets found off Maharashtra coast belongs to Australian, says deputy CM Fadnavis

    Three AK 47 rifles were found on the boat. The boat in a half-broken condition came towards Kokan coast due to high tide. Central agencies have been informed. No possibilities of any consequences would be taken lightly: Maharashtra deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis told news agency ANI.

  • Aug 18, 2022 03:50 PM IST

    Ex Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee, aide Arpita Mukherjee sent to judicial custody till Aug 31 in SSC scam case, reports ANI

    Former West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee and Arpita Mukherjee have been sent to Judicial Custody till August 31 in the SSC Scam case.

  • Aug 18, 2022 03:40 PM IST

    AAP releases second list of 9 candidates for Gujarat Assembly polls

    The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday released its second list of nine candidates for the Gujarat Assembly elections due later this year, PTI reported. 

  • Aug 18, 2022 03:15 PM IST

    Service charge can be continued for now, Delhi HC seeks stand of restaurants on CCPA appeal

    Restaurants across the country would continue to levy service charge, even as the Delhi high court on Thursday observed that eateries are under a legal obligation to pay their employees but the cost cannot be put on the consumers.

  • Aug 18, 2022 02:59 PM IST

    Who took the decision, asks Sisodia amid row over resettling Rohingyas in Delhi

    Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said on Thursday that he had written to Union home minister Amit Shah urging him to clarify the Centre's stand on shifting of Rohingya Muslims to EWS flats in the national capital. Read more

  • Aug 18, 2022 02:55 PM IST

    Boat with weapons, explosives found off Maharashtra's Raigad coast, investigations on, say reports

    A suspicious boat with weapons and explosives was found in the sea off the Maharashtra coast in Raigad.

  • Aug 18, 2022 02:17 PM IST

    Ghulam Nabi Azad calls on Jagdeep Dhankhar at Vice President's House in Delhi

    Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad called on Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar at Vice President's House in Delhi.

  • Aug 18, 2022 01:40 PM IST

    Nitish Kumar on party MLA's objection to cabinet expansion: ‘Not possible…’

    Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday hit back after one of his party colleagues expressed discontentment over the cabinet expansion carried out earlier this week. Read More

  • Aug 18, 2022 01:32 PM IST

    Dalit boy death: AAP stir outside Cong HQ after party announces 20 lakh aide

    Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday said that the matter of giving a job to a family member of the Dalit student - who died last month after he was allegedly thrashed over touching a water pot - is now being fast-tracked. Read More

  • Aug 18, 2022 01:14 PM IST

    BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain moves SC in appeal against Delhi high court ordering FIR against him in alleged rape case

    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shahnawaz Hussain moves Supreme Court in appeal against Delhi high court ordering FIR against him in alleged rape case.

  • Aug 18, 2022 12:44 PM IST

    SC stops panel of administrators from taking over Indian Olympic Association

    The Supreme Court on Thursday restrained a committee of administrators (CoA) from taking charge of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) while ordering a status quo on a Tuesday order of the Delhi high court. Read More

  • Aug 18, 2022 11:31 AM IST

    Centre bans 8 YouTube channels

    Centre bans 8 YouTube channels - 7 Indian, 1 Pak-based - for spreading 'disinformation' over national security, foreign relations.

  • Aug 18, 2022 11:18 AM IST

    In Gujarat, ATS recovers 225kg of mephedrone worth 1,125cr; six detained

    In a major drug haul, Gujarat’s anti-terrorist squad (ATS) officials seized 225kg of mephedrone worth 1,125crore, during a raid at an under-construction factory near Vadodara city on Tuesday and detained six people in connection with the matter.  Read More

  • Aug 18, 2022 11:08 AM IST

    CCTV footage shows man shooting Bihar girl, cops suspect 'love affair fallout'

    In a shocking incident, the daughter of a vegetable vendor was shot in the neck on Wednesday in Patna near a busy road. The attack took place at the Indrapuri area. The girl is said to be critical and undergoing treatment in a private hospital. Cops suspect that the attack was a fallout of a love affair, news agency ANI reported. Read More

  • Aug 18, 2022 10:40 AM IST

    Ghulam Nabi Azad’s move caught Congress brass off guard

    Former Jammu & Kashmir chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad’s refusal to accept new responsibilities in the state Congress has shocked several central leaders of the party who contended that he was consulted extensively before reorganising the party panels in J&K, and his suggestions were considered by Congress president Sonia Gandhi. Read More

  • Aug 18, 2022 10:33 AM IST

    'Precaution dose necessary': Top Covid expert amid concern over spike

    Booster dose is necessary to take, Dr VK Paul, who is one of the top Covid experts in the country, has said. “Covid is still there. The number of cases have increased in recent days,” said Dr Paul. His remarks come amid concern over laxity among people about taking the third shot of the vaccine. Read More

  • Aug 18, 2022 10:23 AM IST

    India Covid update: 12,608 new cases; 72 deaths recorded, Punjab, Kerala revise data

    India on Thursday saw an uptick in the daily Covid-19 tally as the country clocked 12,608 new infections in the last 24 hours, according to the health bulletin by the ministry. For the last two consecutive days, the tally was hovering below the 10,000-mark. 

  • Aug 18, 2022 08:42 AM IST

    US officials to hold trade talks with Taiwan in new show of support

    The US government has announced talks with Taiwan on a trade treaty in a new sign of support for the self-ruled island democracy claimed by China's ruling Communist Party as part of its territory.

  • Aug 18, 2022 08:40 AM IST

    ‘Not consulted by Centre for rehab plan’: Manish Sisodia on Rohingyas

    Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday said the central government has prepared a blueprint to permanently settle Rohingya in flats meant for people from the economically weaker sections in Bakkarwala in Outer Delhi. Read More

  • Aug 18, 2022 08:33 AM IST

    'Living with Covid doesn't mean....': WHO chief as deaths rise by 35% in 4 weeks

    With the pandemic in its third year, it has been repeated multiple times by leaders and experts that the world has to learn to live with Covid. But in a warning against dropping guards, WHO chief Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus has said that this does not mean that “we pretend it’s not there”. “It means we use all the tools we have to protect ourselves, and protect others,” he said. Read More

  • Aug 18, 2022 08:32 AM IST

    1.5% interest rebate on short-term farm loans gets Cabinet approval

    The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an interest subvention (or a rebate) of 1.5% on short-term agriculture loans of up to 3 lakh provided by all lending institutions for the current and next financial years, a move aimed at ensuring easier credit flow to the farm sector, information and broadcasting minister Anurag Thakur said after a Cabinet meeting. Read More

  • Aug 18, 2022 07:25 AM IST

    Delhi tops list of world’s most polluted cities, Kolkata close 2nd

    Delhi and Kolkata are the two most polluted cities in the world in terms of average annual population-weighted PM 2.5 exposure, according to a new report, Air Pollution and Health in Cities, released by the Health Effects Institute’s (HEI) State of Global Air Initiative. Read More

  • Aug 18, 2022 06:30 AM IST

    India was never defensive about stand on Russian oil: Jaishankar

    External affairs minister S Jaishankar on Wednesday justified India’s decision to buy discounted Russian oil by saying it is aimed at overcoming shortages and cushioning the people from high energy prices, even as his Ukrainian counterpart criticised India’s move. Read More

  • Aug 18, 2022 05:37 AM IST

    1.5% interest rebate on short-term farm loans gets Cabinet approval

    The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an interest subvention (or a rebate) of 1.5% on short-term agriculture loans of up to 3 lakh provided by all lending institutions for the current and next financial years, a move aimed at ensuring easier credit flow to the farm sector, information and broadcasting minister Anurag Thakur said after a Cabinet meeting. Read More

  • Aug 18, 2022 05:34 AM IST

    Cabinet clears 50,000-crore boost for hospitality sector

    The Union Cabinet on Wednesday enhanced the corpus of sovereign-guaranteed credit facility for small enterprises, Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS), from 4.5 lakh crore to 5 lakh crore, exclusively for the hospitality sector. Read More

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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

Published on Feb 09, 2023 12:32 AM IST

NEW DELHI The government has increased budgetary allocations and spending to enhance border road infrastructure to bolster security along India’s border with China as well as to give a fillip to ties between New Delhi and other neighbours by improving connectivity to enhance trade and people-to-people ties, Union minister for external affairs S Jaishankar said on Wednesday

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 state’s politics

Published on Feb 09, 2023 12:31 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)

Mining on non-forest land before final nod approved

Published on Feb 09, 2023 12:29 AM IST

An environment ministry panel has allowed state governments to permit commencement of mining operations for all minerals on non-forest land contiguous with a forest, even before the final clearance is accorded

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

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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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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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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)
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