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Sep 29, 2022 10:37 PM IST
Hurricane Ian could be 'deadliest' in Florida's history, warn US President Biden
United States President Joe Biden warned on Thursday that Hurricane Ian could be the deadliest in Florida's history. Ian is nearing hurricane strength again over the Atlantic Ocean. The coast of South Carolina is now under a hurricane warning.
Sep 29, 2022 10:02 PM IST
Russia annexations in Ukraine have no place in modern world: UN chief
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday that Russia's annexations in war-torn Ukraine had no place in the modern world.
"Any decision to proceed with the annexation of Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions of Ukraine would have no legal value and deserves to be condemned," Guterres said in a statement.
Sep 29, 2022 09:09 PM IST
Air India cuts down senior citizen, student concessions from 50% to 25%
Air India on Thursday reduced its senior citizen and student concessions from 50% to 25%.
“Considering the overall market situation and dynamics, we have decided to rationalise our fares in line with the broad industry trend. Even after this adjustment, Air India's discount on base fares for both students and senior citizens will be nearly double when compared to other private airlines,” an Air India spokesperson said.
Sep 29, 2022 08:40 PM IST
Maharashtra adds 453 new Covid cases, 2 more deaths
Maharashtra on Thursday added 453 new Covid cases and two more deaths, which pushed the caseload and death toll to 81,20,954 and 1,48,338 respectively, according to the state health department.
Sep 29, 2022 08:04 PM IST
At 36th National Games inauguration, PM Modi says Indian athletes now participate in over 300 global events
Sep 29, 2022 07:39 PM IST
DCGI allows export of malaria vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute
The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) on Thursday allowed the export of 2 lakh doses of the first produced-in-India vaccine against malaria. The vaccine was developed by scientists at the University of Oxford and manufactured by Serum Institute of India (SII).
Sep 29, 2022 07:11 PM IST
PM Modi inaugurates 36th National Games in Ahmedabad
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday inaugurated the 36th National games in Ahemedabad.
Sep 29, 2022 06:53 PM IST
Centre orders blocking 67 pornographic websites
The Centre has ordered internet companies to block 67 pornographic websites following court orders and for violating the new IT rules that were issued last year.
"MeitY in compliance of the said (Uttarakhand High court) order read along with rule 3(2)(b) of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, and in view of certain obscene material available in the below mentioned website that tarnish the image of modesty of women, has directed to immediately take down (block) the ... websites/URLs," according to a letter issued by the Department of Telecom (DoT) few days back.
Sep 29, 2022 06:26 PM IST
India rises to 40th position in the Global Innovation Index 2022
Sep 29, 2022 05:41 PM IST
3 offices of banned outfit PFI sealed in Assam
Three offices of the Popular Front of Assam were sealed in Assam on Thursday and a strict watch is being maintained on its members, a police official told news agency PTI.
Sep 29, 2022 04:55 PM IST
Maharashtra deputy CM orders probe in Rapid Response Vehicles bought by previous govt
Maharashtra deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday ordered a probe in 18 Rapid Response Vehicles (RRVs) that were purchased by the previous Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) led state government at an inflated price of ₹3 crore each.
Sep 29, 2022 04:15 PM IST
Odisha government failed to fulfil people's aspirations: JP Nadda
Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP's) national president JP Nadda hit out at the Biju Janata Dal (BJD)-led Odisha government by saying it failed to fulfil the aspirations of people.
Addressing a rally in Bhubaneswar, Nadda alleged misrule under the BJD regime and said, "There is corruption in the implementation of PMAY, MGNREGA and other schemes."
Sep 29, 2022 03:51 PM IST
Maharashtra government issues order for compliance of ban on PFI
The Eknath Shinde-led Maharashtra government on Thursday issued an order for complying on the ban on the Popular Front of India (PFI).
"Maharashtra government home department has issued an order using powers under section 42 of UAPA and with the previous approval of MHA Central government. All the Powers under Sections 7 and 8 of UAPA will be exercised by Police commissioners and District magistrates against the PFI and other related associations," sources from the state home department told ANI.
Sep 29, 2022 03:25 PM IST
Second India-Zimbabwe foreign office consultations held in Delhi
The second India-Zimbabwe foreign office consultations were held in Delhi on Thursday.
"Both sides undertook a comprehensive review of bilateral relations and expressed their desire to further advance these relations for the mutual benefit of both countries," the ministry of external affairs said in a statement.
Sep 29, 2022 03:05 PM IST
Won't contest Congress presidential polls: Ashok Gehlot
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot said on Thursday that he won't contest the Congress presidential polls next month.
"I met Rahul Gandhi in Kochi and requested him to fight in the Congress presidential polls. When he didn't accept, I said I'll contest but now with the Rajasthan political crisis, I've decided not to contest the elections," Gehlot said.
Sep 29, 2022 02:56 PM IST
Action will be taken: Bihar CM on state officer's ‘free condom’ rebuke
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday took note of IAS officer Harjot Kaur Bamhrah 'free condom' rebuke and said that action will be taken.
"I've immediately called a meeting. We're helping to empower women. I'm monitoring each & everything. Action will be taken," Kumar was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Sep 29, 2022 02:50 PM IST
Centre to mandate minimum 6 airbags in M1 category passenger cars from Oct 2023
Union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday that it has been decided to implement a proposal mandating a minimum of six airbags in passengers cars (M1) category with effect from October next year.
Sep 29, 2022 02:16 PM IST
CBI conducts campaign to dismantle illicit drug trafficking networks
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday conducted a special campaign “Operation Garuda” to dismantle illicit drug trafficking networks. The agency led a global operation in close coordination with the Interpol, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) and the police forces of several states and Union Territories (UTs) resulting in arrest of around 175 persons & seizure of a huge quantity of narcotics.
Sep 29, 2022 02:04 PM IST
Akhilesh Yadav seeks BJP’s removal from power as he is re-elected SP chief
Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday asked the people to remove the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from power in the 2024 national polls and help Samajwadi Party (SP) become a national party in the next five years as he was re-elected its national president for the third time. Read more
Sep 29, 2022 12:55 PM IST
Zerodha co-founder Nikhil Kamath says Rupee at 82 ‘isn’t such a bad thing'
Online brokerage and trading app Zerodha's co-founder Nikhil Kamath has said rupee at 82 isn't a bad thing. He also tweeted an infographic to compare rupee against other currencies like US dollar, Yen, Pound Sterling and Euro. Read more
Sep 29, 2022 10:59 AM IST
Forceful pregnancy of a married woman can be treated as rape forabortion purposes, rules SC
Sexual assault by husbands can take form of rape, & the meaning of rape must include the meaning of marital rape under the MTP Act and Rules for the purposes of abortion, rules the Supreme Court. Read more
Sep 29, 2022 10:06 AM IST
Two injured in explosions on passenger buses in J&K’s Udhampur
A screenshot of a now-deleted tweet by Pakistan's Canadian Embassy which was a reply to a tweet of the Popular Front of India is doing the rounds on social media. Read more
Sep 29, 2022 09:24 AM IST
India reports 4,272 new Covid cases; active caseload at 40,750
4,272 new Covid infections reported in a day, pushing India's Covid-19 case tally to 4,45,83,360; death toll reaches 5,28,611.
Sep 29, 2022 08:49 AM IST
Can Lalu Yadav say he's a PFI member? BJP on call for RSS ban
Reacting to the demand for a similar ban on RSS as that has been imposed on the Popular Front of India, BJP leaders said the difference is that they can call themselves 'proud RSS workers'.
But can the opposition leaders who are raising the demand to ban RSS say that they are PFI members, the BJP leaders asked. Read more
Sep 29, 2022 07:24 AM IST
Jaishankar on ties with China: 'Continue to strive for relationship built on...'
Foreign minister S Jaishankar has said India will maintain a relationship with China that is based on "mutual" sensitivity, respect, and interest. His remarks came during a media briefing on Wednesday as he responded to a question on the relationship between the two countries. Also read
Sep 29, 2022 05:44 AM IST
New CDS a border expert, collector of masks, keen golfer
The country’s new chief of defence staff (CDS), Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan (retd), is known to be an authority on border-related issues, has one of the best collections of masks from around the world in the armed forces, and has a solid golf swing, according to people who have known him from his younger days. Read more
Sep 29, 2022 05:42 AM IST
Russia's annexation of four Ukrainian regions expected within days
Moscow was poised on Wednesday to annex a swath of Ukraine, releasing what it called vote tallies showing support in four partially occupied provinces to join Russia, after what Kyiv and the West denounced as illegal sham referendums held at gunpoint. Read more