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  • Mon, 20 Sep 2021 09:48 PM

    PM Modi discusses bilateral cooperation, regional situation with Saudi Arabia's foreign minister

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed the ongoing bilateral cooperation initiatives and regional situation with Saudi Arabia's foreign minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud.

  • Mon, 20 Sep 2021 08:54 PM

    Canadians vote in country's 44th federal election

    Canadians began voting in the country’s 44th Federal elections on Monday, following a 36-day campaign.

    While the Liberal Party of Canada had 31.9% vote share, which translate to 148 seats, their rivals, the Conservative Party of Canada had 31.4% vote share or 125 seats, according to tracking website 338 Canada.

    Also, CBC’s poll tracker gives Trudeau's ruling party a 57% chance of forming a minority Government but just 17% for a majority.

  • Mon, 20 Sep 2021 08:40 PM

    Baby Rani Maurya and Dilip Ghosh appointed BJP's vice president

    BJP on Monday appointed former Uttarakhand governor Baby Rani Maurya and party's former West Bengal president Dilip Ghosh as the vice president of the party.

  • Mon, 20 Sep 2021 08:33 PM

    BJP appoints Sukanta Majumdar its Bengal chief

    Bharatiya Janata Party (JP) has appointed MP Sukanta Majumdar its West Bengal unit president, a party statement quoting national president JP Nadda read.

  • Mon, 20 Sep 2021 08:17 PM

    US to ease travel restrictions, passengers must either be fully jabbed or test Covid negative within 3 days

    The US has planned to ease travel restrictions and the passengers must now either be fully vaccinated or test negative for Covid-19 within three days of flight, reports AP.

  • Mon, 20 Sep 2021 08:15 PM

    Mobile internet services suspended in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri after infiltration attempt at LoC

    Following an infiltration attempt at the Line of Control, mobile internet has been suspended in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir. Operations underway after a group of infiltrators sneaked in Uri. 

  • Mon, 20 Sep 2021 07:53 PM

    UK says working with India to expand recognition of vaccine certificate to those jabbed in India

    A British High Commission spokesperson said, “The UK is committed to opening up international travel again as soon as is practicable and this announcement is a further step to enable people to travel more freely again, in a safe and sustainable way, while protecting public health. We are engaging with the Government of India to explore how we could expand UK recognition of vaccine certification to people vaccinated by a relevant public health body in India.”

  • Mon, 20 Sep 2021 07:35 PM

    Intensity of rain to slow down in Kolkata from tomorrow: IMD Kolkata head

    Head of IMD, Kolkata, Sanjib Bandyopadhyay said that the intensity of the rains will start slowing down from tomorrow in Kolkata and the situation will improve, reports ANI. 

  • Mon, 20 Sep 2021 07:28 PM

    PM Modi, US President Joe Biden to have bilateral meeting on Sept 24: White House

    The White House has confirmed that US President Joe Biden would participate in a bilateral meeting with PM Modi on September 24, reports ANI. 

  • Mon, 20 Sep 2021 07:15 PM

    5 people killed in shooting with police in Almaty, Kazakhstan, reports AFP

    Five people have been killed in a shooting with police in Almaty, Kazakhstan, reports AFP.

  • Mon, 20 Sep 2021 07:13 PM

    IMD issues yellow alert to 12 districts in Odisha, heavy rainfall expected from Sept 26

    Due to a cyclonic circulation that is likely to form over east-central and adjoining northeast of Bay of Bengal on September 25, the IMD has predicted fresh spell of heavy rains in Odisha from September 26. Also, 12 districts have been issued yellow alert, reports ANI. 

  • Mon, 20 Sep 2021 06:59 PM

    Protesting farmer unions didn't present their proposal, says Union agriculture minister Tomar

    Union agriculture minister Narendra Tomar said that the protesting farmers unions didn't present their proposal even after 11 rounds of talks, reports ANI. 

  • Mon, 20 Sep 2021 06:27 PM

    Uttarakhand Covid-19 curfew extended till 6am on October 5

    The Covid-19 curfew in Uttarakhand have been extended till 6am on October 5 from 6am September 21, reports ANI. 

  • Mon, 20 Sep 2021 06:22 PM

    Punjab CM Channi to visit protesting farmers at Delhi border

    Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi said he would visit the protesting farmers at Delhi border, to express his solidarity. He also said that the Union government must take back anti farmers law.

  • Mon, 20 Sep 2021 06:01 PM

    Rajya Sabha by-election: Congress fields Rajani Patel from Maharashtra

    Congress fielded Rajani Patel in the Rajya Sabha by-election from Maharashtra, reports ANI. 

  • Mon, 20 Sep 2021 05:53 PM

    AAP to contest all 68 seats in Himachal Pradesh assembly elections next year

    The Aam Aadmi Party's Himachal Pradesh in-charge Ratnesh Gupta said that the party would contest from all 68 seats for the state assembly elections in 2022, reports ANI.

  • Mon, 20 Sep 2021 05:28 PM

    Actor Shilpa Shetty's husband Raj Kundra, his coworker Ryan Thorpe granted bail in pornographic movie production case

    A Metropolitan Magistrate Court on Monday granted bail to businessman Raj Kundra and his Information Technology (IT) Head Ryan Thorpe on a surety of 50,000. Mumbai Crime branch had arrested actress Shilpa Shetty's husband Kundra in July and filed a charge-sheet against him last week.

  • Mon, 20 Sep 2021 05:27 PM

    Himachal Pradesh orders schools to stay shut till Sept 25 in view of Covid-19

    Himachal Pradesh government has ordered all schools, except residential schools, to stay shut till September 25 in view of the Covid-19 pandemic, reports ANI. 

  • Mon, 20 Sep 2021 05:13 PM

    Cabinet meeting in Punjab scheduled for 8pm today, says deputy CM Randhawa

    Punjab's deputy CM Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa said that a formal cabinet meeting has been scheduled for 8pm today, reports ANI. 

  • Mon, 20 Sep 2021 05:01 PM

    Delhi HC stays proceedings in trial court against Gautam Gambhir in alleged illegal stocking of Covid drugs case

    Delhi HC stays the proceedings in trial court against Gautam Gambhir and his foundation in the case related to the alleged illegal stocking of Covid-19 medicines, reports PTI. 

  • Mon, 20 Sep 2021 04:32 PM

    Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine safe for children between 5, 11, reports AFP 

    The Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine was found safe for children aged five to 11 after clinical trials, reports AFP citing the two companies. The vaccine makers also said they would seek regulatory approval shortly in the US, EU and around the world “as soon as possible.”

  • Mon, 20 Sep 2021 04:02 PM

    India to resume Covid-19 vaccine exports from October

    India's Covid-19 vaccine export under the Vaccine Maitri initiative from October.

  • Mon, 20 Sep 2021 03:28 PM

    ‘Peace, tranquility in border areas essential for development of relationship’: Foreign secretary Shringla on India-China ties

    Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said that peace and tranquility in border areas is essential for the development of ties with China, reports ANI. “Development of India-China relationship can only be based on ‘three mutuals’-mutual respect, mutual sensitivity and mutual interests,” he said.

  • Mon, 20 Sep 2021 03:24 PM

    ‘Congress or foreign agents’ sponsoring farmers protest, says Karnataka CM Bommai

    Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai said that the Congress or the foreign agents in the country are the sponsors of the protests by farmers in Delhi borders and other areas, reports ANI. 

  • Mon, 20 Sep 2021 02:34 PM

    2 bodies of people who went missing at Versova beach in Mumbai found, search on for 3rd person

    Two bodies have been recovered after three people went missing during Ganapati immersion at Versova beach in Mumbai yesterday while the search continued for the third, reports ANI. 

    Initially five children drowned and locals had saved two and the search operations were continuing since yesterday for the remaining three.

  • Mon, 20 Sep 2021 02:24 PM

    ‘Full steam ahead’: IAEA chief on North Korea's nuclear programme

    Director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Mariano Grossi has said that North Korea's nuclear programme is going “full steam ahead,” reports Reuters.

  • Mon, 20 Sep 2021 01:32 PM

    8 people die in shooting at a Russian city

    Russia's Investigative Committee says  people died in a shooting at a university in Perm, news agency AFP reported. 

  • Mon, 20 Sep 2021 01:16 PM

    Aam Aadmi's rule established, says new Punjab CM Channi; urges Centre to take back farm laws

    After his oath ceremony, Punjab chief minister Channi says he is "aam aadmi". “I represent the poor. Aam aadmi's rule has been established. Appeals to the centre to take back the three farm laws. Punjab govt is with the farmers in their struggle. I am standing with farmers," he also said.

  • Mon, 20 Sep 2021 01:01 PM

    West Bengal BJP not to contest Rajya Sabha bypolls

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in West Bengal has decided not to contest the Rajya Sabha by-election which is scheduled to be held on October.

  • Mon, 20 Sep 2021 12:06 PM

    Sonu Sood, under scrutiny for tax evasion, breaks silence

    Actor Sonu Sood has issued a statement after an investigation into his finances allegedly revealed discrepancies. The Central Board of Direct Taxes recently alleged that the actor and his associates had evaded tax of 20 crore. Read More

  • Mon, 20 Sep 2021 12:04 PM

    Former bureaucrat Rajiv Aggarwal takes over as Facebook’s public policy head

    Social media giant Facebook on Monday announced that former bureaucrat and Uber executive Rajiv Aggarwal will be taking over as director of public policy. Read More

  • Mon, 20 Sep 2021 09:32 AM

    India reports 30,256 new Covid-19 cases, 295 deaths

    India reports 30,256 fresh cases of Covid-19, 43,938 recoveries, and 295 deaths in the last 24 hours.

  • Mon, 20 Sep 2021 09:26 AM

    Sensex tumbles 355 points, trades at 58,660

    Sensex tumbles 355.27 points to 58,660.62 in opening session; Nifty slumps 108.50 pts to 17,476.65.

  • Mon, 20 Sep 2021 09:16 AM

    UP issues guidelines for Navratri, Dussehra and Chehallum. Details here

    The Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday issued guidelines in view of Shardiya Navratri, Vijayadashami, Dussehra, and Chehallum. The government has asked people to maintain law and order and communal harmony during the time of the festivals. Read More

  • Mon, 20 Sep 2021 08:20 AM

    From Panjshir, stories of resistance from women: 'Fought Taliban with stones'

    In the Taliban blitzkrieg that swept through Afghanistan last month, one province was determined to not let the insurgents succeed. Read More

  • Mon, 20 Sep 2021 08:03 AM

    BJP leader Kirit Somaiya detained at rly station ahead of visit to Kolhapur

    Kirit Somaiya, a senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Lok Sabha member, was detained early on Monday at Karad railway station in Maharashtra’s Satara district and later taken to the Circuit House by Mumbai Police. Read More

  • Mon, 20 Sep 2021 07:16 AM

    Taliban removes Uzbek from official language status

    Contrary to their pledges of forming an inclusive government and respecting all the ethnicities in its Islamic Emirate, the Taliban removed Uzbek from official language status

  • Mon, 20 Sep 2021 06:28 AM

    Opposition parties' 11-day protest against Centre begins today

    From Monday, nineteen opposition parties will hold protests and demonstrations across the country against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government at the Centre. Read More

  • Mon, 20 Sep 2021 06:06 AM

    Covid-19 vaccination drive scaled up in poll-bound states

    Administering at least one Covid vaccine dose to the entire eligible population in election-bound states such as Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand is a priority for the government, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday. Read More

  • Mon, 20 Sep 2021 05:27 AM

    Charanjit Singh Channi appointment doesn’t hurt Sidhu’s CM prospects in Punjab

    The Congress’s Punjab plan went off smoothly with the removal of Captain Amarinder Singh as CM and finding a suitable replacement in Charanjit Singh Channi, 58, who was picked to lead the border state on Sunday, party insiders said.

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