Highlights: 'Seized my computer, phone…we're not afraid', says Sisodia after CBI's 14-hour-long raid at his house ends
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Aug 19, 2022 11:04 PM IST
‘Seized my computer, phone…We’re not afraid': Sisodia after CBI's 14-hour-long raid at his house ends
After 14-hour-long raid at his residence by the CBI, Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said that the agency seized his “computer and personal phone”. “We (his family) cooperated with them. CBI is being misused. It is being handled from above. We have not done any corruption and we are not afraid,” he added.
Aug 19, 2022 10:43 PM IST
CBI officials leave Sisodia's house after 14-hour-long raid
CBI officials leave Delhi deputy chief minister and AAP leader Manish Sisodia's house after a 14-hour-long raid there in the alleged excise policy scam. The federal agency has also name Sisodia along with 15 others in an FIR pertaining to the case.
Aug 19, 2022 10:07 PM IST
On Jalore incident, Gehlot says ‘immediate action’ taken in Rajasthan like nowhere else in India
Amid backlashes from the opposition over the Jalore incident where a nine-year-old Dalit boy was allegedly beaten to death by his teacher for touching a water pot, Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot said on Friday that the way “immediate action” is taken in the state, it does not happen anywhere else in India. “They (BJP) will call it 'Jungle Raj' but people understand everything and are supporting us,” he told ANI.
Aug 19, 2022 09:42 PM IST
Delhi witnesses drop in daily Covid count after 1,417 infections
Delhi on Friday witnessed a dip in fresh Covid cases after 1,417 people tested positive for the virus as opposed to 1,964 from Thursday. Fresh deaths also dipped from eight yesterday to three in the last 24 hours, and so did the case positivity rate from 9.42 per cent to 7.73 per cent, according to the health bulletin data.
Aug 19, 2022 08:05 PM IST
Putin-Macron phone call: Presidents agree on need for IAEA to send team to Zaporizhzhia
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron discussed the situation in Ukraine in a phone call on Friday, the Kremlin said. Putin said about shelling in Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in southern Ukraine, and blamed the same on Kyiv, saying it created a risk of “large-scale catastrophe”. Both presidents agreed on the requirement for the International Atomic Energy Agency to send a team to the plant.
Aug 19, 2022 07:29 PM IST
INS Tarkash deployed in South America, first time in two decades
The Indian Navy carried out naval exercise with South America for the first time in last two decades. Indian warship INS Tarkash participated in an exercise with Brazilian Naval Ship ‘Uniao’. The two ships conducted multifaceted operations like cross-deck landing&replenishment at sea.
Aug 19, 2022 07:05 PM IST
Maharashtra's Covid tally rises by 485 to 2,285, active count at 11,733
Maharashtra on Friday reported as many as 2,285 new Covid-19 cases and five fatalities, according to the state health bulletin data. The active caseload has grown to 11,733. On Thursday, the state logged 1,800 fresh Covid infections.
Aug 19, 2022 06:42 PM IST
Centre extends Union home secretary's term by one year
The central government has extended Union home secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla's term by one year, news agency ANI reported.
Aug 19, 2022 05:32 PM IST
Sisodia, 14 others named as accused in FIR on alleged excise scam
The CBI has named Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, and 14 others as accused in an FIR on the alleged excise scam, news agency PTI reported.
Aug 19, 2022 05:09 PM IST
Retired justice appointed commission of inquiry in Haryana DSP mow down case
Haryana government has appointed a commission of inquiry to look into the circumstances that led to the murder of DSP Surender Singh in Nuh last month. Retired Justice LN Mittal of Punjab and Haryana high court has been appointed for the role. Singh was mowed down while conducting raid on illegal mining activities.
Aug 19, 2022 05:05 PM IST
CBI officials leave from Anand Tiwari's residence in Delhi
CBI officials leave from the residence of deputy excise commissioner Anand Tiwari in Delhi. The officials are conducting searches at 21 locations in NCR, including deputy CM Manish Sisodia's residence in connection with the national capital's excise policy case.
Aug 19, 2022 03:40 PM IST
JD(U) to hold national executive meeting on Aug 29, reports ANI
The Janata Dal (United) - JD(U) will hold its national executive meeting on August 29, ANI reported. The meeting will comprise discussions on the current political situation. This comes after the party's exit from the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), and forming a new regime with the RJD and others, in Bihar.
Aug 19, 2022 03:18 PM IST
Nitish Kumar's helicopter makes emergency landing in Gaya
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar's helicopter made an emergency landing in Gaya on Friday owing to bad weather conditions, ANI reported. The CM went out to survey the drought situation in the state. Read more.
Aug 19, 2022 02:37 PM IST
Kerala gold smuggling case: HC dismisses prime accused Swapna Suresh's plea to quash conspiracy cases against her
Kerala high court on Friday dismissed a petition by gold smuggling prime accused Swapna Suresh, seeking to quash two conspiracy cases filed against her. These cases were lodged on charges of provocation to cause a riot and criminal conspiracy, and one of them was registered on a complaint by CPI(M) leader KT Jaleel, ANI reported.
Aug 19, 2022 01:42 PM IST
Maha | Whale vomit worth 1.6 crore seized from Thane
Two persons were arrested with ambergris or whale vomit worth ₹1.6 crore in Dombivili town of Maharashtra's Thane district, police said on Friday.
Ambergris weighing 0.750 gm was seized from the accused, Nandu Kisandev Rai (28) and Arjun Harishchandra Nirmal (26), he said.
Aug 19, 2022 01:32 PM IST
‘BJP & PM Modi are scared,’ AAP MP Raghav Chadha on raids at Sisodia's residence
Seeing the public support & rising popularity of Arvind Kejriwal, the BJP & PM Modi are scared. They've unleashed agencies like CBI on our people & leaders. There is only one goal - finish Kejriwal: AAP MP Raghav Chadha
Aug 19, 2022 01:16 PM IST
4-storey building collapses in Mumbai's Borivali West, reports ANI
Aug 19, 2022 12:48 PM IST
10 crore rural households connected to facility of clean water through pipes: PM Modi
Today 10 crore rural households of the country have been connected to the facility of clean water through pipes. This is a big success of the govt's campaign to deliver water to each house. This is a great example of Sabka Prayas: PM Modi at ‘Har Ghar Jal Utsav’ being held in Goa
Aug 19, 2022 12:37 PM IST
‘BJP has two hands - CBI and ED,’ says TMC MP on raids on Sisodia
BJP has two hands, CBI and ED. They did the same in Bengal and Maharashtra. There were raids on Satyendar Jain as well. This is a tactic to suppress the opposition. Nothing has been found in the raids: TMC MP Saugata Roy on CBI raids at the residence of Delhi Dy CM Manish Sisodia
Aug 19, 2022 12:10 PM IST
'Give a missed call...': Kejriwal's appeal to '130 crore people of country' after CBI raids on Sisodia
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal launches ‘missed call’ number - 9510001000 - to appeal to 130 crore people of the country to "join the mission to make India no.1".
Aug 19, 2022 12:06 PM IST
Kejriwal addresses presser, says NYT article on Sisodia ‘huge feat’ for India
The New York Times article lauding Manish Sisodia as the world's best education minister is a huge feat, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal says.
Aug 19, 2022 11:50 AM IST
Imran Khan's close aide Shahbaz Gill produced in Islamabad court in sedition case
A close aide of former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, Shahbaz Gill, who was arrested in a sedition case, was presented in Islamabad court after being deemed "fit" by medical board.
Gill was arrested last week in Islamabad for allegedly making controversial remarks against the Pakistan Army on a private TV channel, local media outlet GeoNews reported. He was eventually booked on charges of sedition and inciting members of state institutions against the Pakistan Army.
Aug 19, 2022 11:41 AM IST
Manisha Kalyan becomes first Indian to play in UEFA Women's Champions League
Young striker Manisha Kalyan,20, has become the first Indian footballer to play at the UEFA Women's Champions League when she made her debut for Apollon Ladies FC in the European Club competition in Engomi, Cyprus.
Aug 19, 2022 10:57 AM IST
Misuse of probe agencies help corrupt get away: Congress
The Congress on Friday said the “relentless misuse” of agencies against political rivals erodes their credibility and gives an opportunity even for the corrupt to get away.
Soon after CBI raids were conducted at the residence of Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera said the honest end up paying the price in such processes.
Aug 19, 2022 10:29 AM IST
Maha: Two proprietors of firms held for input tax credit fraud worth more than ₹20 crore
fficials of the Central Goods and Services TAX (CGST) commissionerate have arrested two proprietors of firms based in Bhiwandi in Maharashtra's Thane district for allegedly fraudulently availing Input Tax Credit (ITC) collectigvely worth more than ₹20 crore.
The arrests were made on Thursday after the fraudulent activities of the two firms were unearthed, the CGST Bhiwandi commissionerate in Mumbai zone said.
Aug 19, 2022 10:14 AM IST
Ex-Bihar MLA, on the run for over two decades, arrested near India-Nepal border
Former Bihar MLA Ranjan Tiwary, absconding for over two decades, was arrested in Raxaul near the India-Nepal border, police said. The accused, wanted by Uttar Pradesh Police for opening fire on police personnel, was carrying a bounty of ₹25,000 on his head, they said.
Aug 19, 2022 09:49 AM IST
CBI raid reward for good performance: Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said the CBI raid at his junior colleague’s house was the result of their good performance which is being appreciated globally.
He said there were CBI raids before and nothing will come this time as well.
Aug 19, 2022 09:17 AM IST
India logs 15,754 fresh infections; 47 deaths in 24 hours
India sees nearly 25% rise in daily Covid cases with 15,754 fresh infections; 47 deaths in 24 hours.
Aug 19, 2022 09:04 AM IST
CBI raids 21 locations in Delhi-NCR in connection with excise policy case
CBI raids 21 locations in Delhi-NCR in connection with excise policy case, including Delhi’s deputy CM Manish Sisodia's residence, ANI reports citing a CBI official.
Aug 19, 2022 08:46 AM IST
CBI reaches Dy CM Manish Sisodia's residence
The Central Bureau of Investigation reached the residence of Delhi's deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Friday. The minister ‘welcomed’ the CBI and tweeted: “CBI is here. It is welcome. We are extremely honest, making the future of millions of children. It is very unfortunate that those who do good work in our country are harassed like this. That is why our country has not yet become number-1.”
Aug 19, 2022 08:39 AM IST
YouTuber Bobby Kataria to be arrested for his alleged misconduct in Dehradun street
Uttarakhand | A Dehradun court issued a non-bailable warrant against YouTuber Bobby Kataria for drinking alcohol while sitting on a chair & stopping traffic in middle of the road. Teams are being sent to Haryana & other locations to arrest him: SHO, Dehradun Cantt
Aug 19, 2022 08:12 AM IST
PM Modi extends greetings on the auspicious festival of Krishna Janmashtami
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday extended his greetings on the auspicious festival of Krishna Janmashtami and wished ‘prosperity and good fortune’ to all countrymen.
“Hearty greetings to all the countrymen on the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami. May this festival of devotion and gaiety bring happiness, prosperity and good fortune in everyone's life,” he tweeted in Hindi.
Aug 19, 2022 07:58 AM IST
Traffic curbs in Delhi on Janmashtami
Anticipating a huge turnout of devotees at some prominent temples in the city, including the Laxmi Narayan (Birla Mandir) and Iskcon, to celebrate Janmashtami, the birth of Lord Krishna, and religious processions on Friday, the Delhi Police on Thursday said elaborate security and traffic arrangements will be in place to avoid any untoward incidents and traffic chaos that may cause inconvenience to commuters.
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Aug 19, 2022 07:45 AM IST
Bodies of two children found in suitcases bought at auction in New Zealand
New Zealand police are investigating the suspected murder of two children whose remains were found in suitcases bought at an online auction for an unclaimed locker last week.
Police launched a homicide inquiry in Auckland last week after the remains were found by a family going through the contents of a storage locker they had purchased unseen.
The two children were aged between 5 and 10 years and had been dead for some time.
Aug 19, 2022 07:28 AM IST
Assam: 3 nabbed for rhino horn smuggling near Kaziranga
Forest officials in Assam caught three persons for their alleged involvement in the illegal rhino horn trade in Golaghat district on Thursday.
According to the forest officials, the trio have been involved in the smuggling of rhino horns near Kaziranga National Park.
Aug 19, 2022 07:26 AM IST
‘History will blame you…’ Imran Khan’s scathing attack on Pak army
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday made scathing attacks on the country’s army and called on the “neutrals” - the term he uses for the military establishment - and said that “history will blame them for what they did to the country.”
Aug 19, 2022 06:54 AM IST
Pakistan Army Chief, visting US commander discuss bilateral military ties: Report
Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa met with Commander US Centcom General Michael Erik Kurilla and discussed military-to-military ties between the two countries, news agency ANI reported quoting Pakistan's military media wing.
Aug 19, 2022 06:37 AM IST
CM Yogi extends Janmashtami greetings
“Hearty congratulations and best wishes to all the people and devotees of 'Shri Krishna Janmashtami',” tweets UP CM Yogi Adityanath.
Aug 19, 2022 06:31 AM IST
Sri Lanka hopes to reach initial agreement with IMF for help
Sri Lanka's central bank chief said Thursday he hopes the government can reach a preliminary agreement that could lead to a bailout package with the International Monetary Fund when its officials visit the crisis-hit island nation later this month.
Aug 19, 2022 06:15 AM IST
UN chief voices deep concern over series of blasts in Afghanistan
UN chief Antonio Guterres on Friday expressed his deep concern over a series of blasts in Afghanistan that killed and injured more than 250 people this month.
Guterres extended his deepest condolences to the families of the victims as he condemned the most recent attack on August 17 at the Kabul mosque, news agencies reported.
Aug 19, 2022 05:58 AM IST
Kim Jong Un’s sister tells South Korea to ‘stop dreaming’ of talks
The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un rejected a disarmament-for-aid deal offered by South Korea’s president, calling it a “stupid” plan and dismissing the idea of engaging with Seoul.
Aug 19, 2022 05:50 AM IST
At least 2 die after planes collide in California: Officials
Two planes collided in Northern California while trying to land at a local airport Thursday and at least two of the three occupants were killed, officials said.
The collision occurred at Watsonville Municipal Airport shortly before 3 p.m., according to news agency AP's report.
Aug 19, 2022 05:41 AM IST
Xi and Putin to Attend G-20 Summit in Indonesia, Jokowi Says
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian leader Vladimir Putin are both planning to attend a Group of 20 summit in the resort island of Bali later this year, Indonesian President Joko Widodo told Bloomberg.