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  • Jun 25, 2022 09:47 PM IST

    Mumbai Police to summon suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma as she failed to appear today for the same

    The Mumbai Police will soon send a summon to suspended Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Nupur Sharma for 2nd time to appear at Pydhonie PS for enquiry as she failed to appear today for the same. Earlier, Mumbai police summoned Nupur Sharma but they didn't receive any reply from her, ANI reported.

  • Jun 25, 2022 09:13 PM IST

    Ukraine's Severodonetsk 'fully occupied' by Russian army: mayor

    Ukraine's Severodonetsk was "fully occupied" by the Russian army, its mayor said on Saturday, after weeks of fighting over the key eastern city.

  • Jun 25, 2022 08:06 PM IST

    Maharashtra reports 1,128 fresh Covid19 cases today; Active caseload at 24,333

    Maharashtra reported 1,128  new Covid cases in the last 24 hours taking the total number of active cases in the state to 24,333.

  • Jun 25, 2022 07:34 PM IST

    DGCA stops flying operations at two flying training schools in MP & Maharashtra

    Civil Aviation Regulator DGCA has stopped Flying operations at two Flying Training schools located in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra respectively because of serious safety concerns, ANI reported.

  • Jun 25, 2022 06:41 PM IST

    US president Joe Biden signs country's first significant gun control law in decades

    President Joe Biden on Saturday signed the most sweeping gun violence bill in decades, a bipartisan compromise that seemed unimaginable until a recent series of mass shootings, including the massacre of 19 students and two teachers at a Texas elementary school, AP reported. 

  • Jun 25, 2022 06:20 PM IST

    Gujarat: Fire in Ahmedabad children's hospital, 13 infants among 75 people saved

    A massive fire broke out in a children's hospital in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad on Saturday. Fortunately, no casualties were reported and 75 people, including 13 newborns, were rescued by firefighters from the facility located on the third floor of a four-storey building near the city's Parimal Garden crossroads. Read more

  • Jun 25, 2022 05:48 PM IST

    Gujarat ATS detains Teesta Setalvad, day after SC ruling on 2002 riots

    The Gujarat ATS on Saturday detained activist Teesta Setalvad's house in connection with a foreign fund case related to her NGO. Teesta Setalvad was a co-petitioner in the Supreme Court against the clean chit to then-CM Narendra Modi, 63 others in 2002 riots case.

  • Jun 25, 2022 04:36 PM IST

    Delhi sees nearly 70% jump in Covid containment zones since Jun 17

    With a rise in Covid cases, the city's containment zones have increased from 190 on June 17 to 322 on June 24, an increase of about 70 per cent, according to official data, PTI reported.

  • Jun 25, 2022 03:43 PM IST

    Sri Lanka to use USD 70 million from Indian credit line to import food

    Sri Lankan government had given its approval to make the use of another USD 70 million from the USD 1 billion Line of Credit (LoC) extended by India during the ongoing crisis to import essential food items, ANI reported.

  • Jun 25, 2022 02:25 PM IST

    Arvind Kejriwal along with Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann hold  roadshow in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu

  • Jun 25, 2022 01:44 PM IST

    Covid cases in Britain jumped by 23% in a week, says report

    Fresh cases of Covid in Britain jumped by 23% in a week, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). In the week ending June 18, around 1,740,000 new cases were detected nationwide, up from more than the 1.4 million the previous week, the ONS added. 

  • Jun 25, 2022 01:19 PM IST

    Oslo shooting suspect is  Norwegian of Iranian descent: Police

    The suspect who has been arrested following the deadly shootings in Norway's capital Oslo is a Norwegian of Iranian descent, news agency AFP reported on Saturday citing the police. 

    “The man was known to domestic intelligence services and had had brushes with the law for minor infractions like knife and drug possession,” the police said during a press conference. 

  • Jun 25, 2022 12:40 PM IST

    Air Force continues flood relief ops in Assam and Meghalaya

    The Indian Air Force (IAF) said on Saturday that it is continuing flood relief operations in Assam and Meghalaya. “IAF has utilised C-130, An-32 , Mi 17V5, Mi 171V ,Mi17s & ALH extensively. This is the fourth day and IAF has flown more than 65 HADR missions and dropped 140 Ton of relief material till today," it said. 

  • Jun 25, 2022 11:51 AM IST

    Rahul Gandhi's office in Wayanad vandalised: Police begun taking action against those involved, says Yechury

  • Jun 25, 2022 11:02 AM IST

    Maharashtra: Thane bans political procession, gathering, sloganeering till June 30

    The Thane district in Maharashtra has banned any kind of political procession, gathering and sloganeering till June 30 amid the ongoing political crisis in the state. 

  • Jun 25, 2022 10:36 AM IST

    Basic reason for Gujarat riots was Godhra train burning: Amit Shah

    Union home minister Shah said on Saturday that the basic reason for the 2002 Gujarat riots was the Godhra train burning incident. “Basic reason for the riots was Godhra train burning. Fifty-nine people, including a 16-day-old child, were set on fire...No parade was done, it is false. They were taken to Civil Hospital and bodies were taken by families to their homes in closed ambulances,” Shah told ANI. 

  • Jun 25, 2022 10:27 AM IST

    Supreme Court judgement on Gujarat riots significant for BJP: Amit Shah

    Amit Shah told ANI on Saturday that the Supreme Court's judgement on the Gujarat riots is very significant for the BJP. “My colleagues were victimised... accept judgement on behalf of every BJP worker, not just Modiji,” Shah said. 

  • Jun 25, 2022 10:22 AM IST

    Sting operation on Gujarat riots politically motivated: Amit Shah

    “Court said in judgement today that riots after burning of train (Godhra) weren't pre-planned but self-motivated. It dismissed Tehelka's sting operation because when the footage before and after it came to light, it was found that the sting op was politically motivated,” Union home minister Shah told ANI on Saturday. 

  • Jun 25, 2022 10:16 AM IST

    SC Gujarat riots verdict: BJP's rivals, politically motivated interests & some NGO's publicised allegations, Amit Shah tells ANI

    Union home minister Amit Shah told news agency ANI on Saturday that Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP's) rivals, poltically motivated interests and some NGO's publicised the allegations. 

  • Jun 25, 2022 10:10 AM IST

    Modi didn't do drama before SIT: Amit Shah tells ANI after Gujarat riots verdict

  • Jun 25, 2022 10:01 AM IST

    Presidential polls: Mayawati announces support to NDA's candidate Droupadi Murmu

    Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati on Saturday announced support to NDA's candidate for presidential polls Droupadi Murmu. "We support a woman from tribal community," Mayawati told reporters in Lucknow. 

  • Jun 25, 2022 09:36 AM IST

    Minimum temperature in Delhi at 24.3°C

    The minimum temperature in Delhi on Saturday settled at 24.3 degrees Celsius, four notches below the season's average, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). The IMD added that relative humidity at 8:30 am was recorded at 58 per cent.

  • Jun 25, 2022 08:38 AM IST

    India's daily Covid tally declines with 15,940 new cases, 20 more deaths added

    India on Saturday saw a decline in its daily Covid tally after 15,940 new cases were recorded in the last 24 hours, which pushed the caseload to 4,33,78,234, according to the Union health ministry's dashboard. Twenty more people died and the toll has climbed to 5,24,974. The active cases, on the other hand, stand at 91,779. 

    On Friday, the country recorded 17,336 new cases and 13 more deaths. 

  • Jun 25, 2022 08:16 AM IST

    Mizoram reports 35 new Covid cases, active caseload at 142

    Mizoram reported 35 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, which pushed the caseload to 2,28,840, according to the health department's bulletin. The active cases in the state have now climbed to 142. 

  • Jun 25, 2022 07:29 AM IST

    Still committed to reproductive rights globally: US Secretary of State after Supreme Court ruling on abortion

    United States Secretary Antony Blinken said that the Joe Biden administration is still committed to reproductive rights globally, hours after the Supreme Court struck down the right to abortion in the country. 

    "Under this Administration, the State Department will remain fully committed to helping provide access to reproductive health services and advancing reproductive rights around the world," Blinken said in a statement. 

  • Jun 25, 2022 07:01 AM IST

    Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit Hong Kong, says report

    Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Hong Kong to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the city's handover to China, news agency AFP reported on Saturday citing the Xinhua News Agency. 

  • Jun 25, 2022 06:31 AM IST

    Presidential polls: Yashwant Sinha calls up PM Modi, Rajnath Singh, seeks support for candidature

    Yashwant Sinha, the joint opposition's candidate for the upcoming Presidential elections, reached out to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and defence minister Rajnath Singh on Friday, seeking their support for his candidature. 

  • Jun 25, 2022 06:14 AM IST

    Assam floods: People in Nagaon district forced to take shelter in embankments, highways

    Several people in Assam's Nagaon district have been forced to take shelter in embankments and highways as several areas in the district continue to remain inundated.

  • Jun 25, 2022 05:46 AM IST

    Two dead, several wounded in shooting at nightclub in Norway's capital Oslo

    Two people were killed and several others severely wounded in a shooting at a nightclub in Norway's capital Oslo, Norwegian police said early on Saturday.

  • Jun 25, 2022 05:44 AM IST

    Never threatened anyone with nuclear weapons: Russia

    Amid Russia's ongoing war in Ukraine, Russian foreign ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said that her country never threatened anyone with nuclear weapons. 

    "The statements made one day before the Conference of the [TPNW] States Parties in the context of the Ukrainian conflict regarding 'mutual threats to use nuclear weapons,' as well as individual statements from the rostrum of the conference about Russia's alleged 'nuclear blackmail' cannot but arouse bewilderment. We emphasize again: no 'nuclear threats' have ever been and are not heard from Russia," Zakharova said in a statement. 

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Canada-based gangsters may be labelled as ‘individual terrorists’

Published on Nov 27, 2022 12:42 AM IST

The NIA is planning to declare several wanted gangsters based in Canada as “individual terrorists” under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), people familiar with the development said.

During a high-level meeting of the NIA recently, discussions revolved around including in the UAPA list the names of gangsters such as Satinderjit Singh alias Goldy Brar.
During a high-level meeting of the NIA recently, discussions revolved around including in the UAPA list the names of gangsters such as Satinderjit Singh alias Goldy Brar.

‘Can tie mundu better than any of them’: Kerala guv takes pot shots at state

Published on Nov 27, 2022 12:40 AM IST

Khan was speaking during the valedictory function, where he was the chief guest, to commemorate completion of ‘Goa Sampurna Yatra’ in all the villages undertaken by the governor of Goa over the last one-and-a-half-year.

Governor Arif Mohammed Khan (ANI)
Governor Arif Mohammed Khan (ANI)

G20 members briefed on priorities for India’s presidency

Published on Nov 27, 2022 12:37 AM IST

Heads of missions and senior diplomats of the G20 members and nine guest countries invited to the G20 Summit in 2023 and representatives of international organisations such as the United Nations were part of the briefing held at Swaraj Dweep in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands

G20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant and chief coordinator Harsh Vardhan Shringla arrived at Swaraj Dweep in South Andaman on Friday. (ANI)
G20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant and chief coordinator Harsh Vardhan Shringla arrived at Swaraj Dweep in South Andaman on Friday. (ANI)

Panel finalises the design of Ram Temple sanctum sanctorum

Published on Nov 27, 2022 12:37 AM IST

A team of experts has finalised the design of the under-construction sanctum sanctorum of Ayodhya’s Ram Temple, which is likely to be opened for public in December 2023, people familiar with the matter said.

The Ram temple is likely to be opened for public in December 2023. (PTI)
The Ram temple is likely to be opened for public in December 2023. (PTI)

Isro places OceanSat-3, eight other nanosatellites in space

Published on Nov 27, 2022 12:30 AM IST

The Isro on Saturday successfully launched the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), carrying OceanSat-3 along with eight nanosatellites, the space body said.

PSLV-C54 takes off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on Saturday. (PTI)
PSLV-C54 takes off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on Saturday. (PTI)

Telangana govt plans to table resolution against governor

Published on Nov 27, 2022 12:28 AM IST

The Telangana government is contemplating introducing a resolution against the alleged recalcitrant attitude of governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan towards several bills adopted by the state legislative assembly.

Telangana governor Tamilisai Soundararajan. (ANI)
Telangana governor Tamilisai Soundararajan. (ANI)

‘Non-eligible voters may have been added’: J&K opposition on net rise in electoral roll

Published on Nov 27, 2022 12:25 AM IST

The Opposition parties in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday said they were apprehensive that “non-eligible” people might have been added as voters in the region’s final electoral roll and they were in the process of going through the entire list.

The final electoral roll for J&K was released on Friday with the net addition of around 772,872 names. (ANI)
The final electoral roll for J&K was released on Friday with the net addition of around 772,872 names. (ANI)

Judiciary, legislature, executive should unite for citizens: Prez Murmu

Published on Nov 27, 2022 12:24 AM IST

Speaking during the 73rd Constitution Day celebrations at the Supreme Court, President Droupadi Murmu struck an emotional cord with the judges and lawyers regarding the plight faced by prisoners whose trial takes years to be decided while they remain incarcerated for years without being aware of their fundamental rights, Preamble of the Constitution and Directive Principles

President Droupadi Murmu in a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Saturday. (PTI)
President Droupadi Murmu in a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Saturday. (PTI)

‘Seriously’ considering Uniform Civil Code: Karnataka CM

Published on Nov 27, 2022 12:17 AM IST

The Karnataka government is “seriously” considering implementation of the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in the state to ensure equality, chief minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Saturday.

The Karnataka government is “seriously” considering implementation of the Uniform Civil Code in the state to ensure equality, chief minister Basavaraj Bommai said. (PTI)
The Karnataka government is “seriously” considering implementation of the Uniform Civil Code in the state to ensure equality, chief minister Basavaraj Bommai said. (PTI)

Supreme Court order on remuneration to imams a violation of Constitution: CIC

Published on Nov 27, 2022 12:14 AM IST

The Central Information Commission (CIC) on Friday said the Supreme Court’s 1993 order to pay remuneration to imams of mosques was in “violation of the Constitution”.

The CIC on Friday said the Supreme Court’s 1993 order to pay remuneration to imams of mosques was in “violation of the Constitution”. (ANI)
The CIC on Friday said the Supreme Court’s 1993 order to pay remuneration to imams of mosques was in “violation of the Constitution”. (ANI)

Top court judge SK Kaul stresses need for promoting ‘deliberative democracy’

Published on Nov 27, 2022 12:13 AM IST

According to justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, while the courts can rightly be seen to be upholding their constitutional duty by evolving a comprehensive rights-based jurisprudence and deciding a range of varied cases, the mission of enhancing access to justice requires a more collective effort

Supreme Court judge Sanjay Kishan Kaul. (PTI)
Supreme Court judge Sanjay Kishan Kaul. (PTI)

Gujarat elections: Kejriwal reaches out to traders, says won’t be intimidated under AAP govt

Published on Nov 27, 2022 12:09 AM IST

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday alleged the BJP in Gujarat was intimidating traders and assured the community would be safe if the AAP is voted to power in next month’s assembly elections.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kerjiwal while campaigning for the AAP for the Gujarat elections. (ANI)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kerjiwal while campaigning for the AAP for the Gujarat elections. (ANI)

CJI: Making justice accessible is judiciary’s paramount challenge

Published on Nov 27, 2022 12:08 AM IST

Speaking at the Constitution Day celebrations held at the Supreme Court where the Prime Minister was also present, CJI Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud pointed out that “an institution thrives with time only when it functions democratically” and therefore, it is crucial for the judiciary to strengthen itself with the knowledge and understanding of the diverse section of people who are part of the institution

President Droupadi Murmu being felicitated by Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud, in New Delhi on Saturday. (PTI)
President Droupadi Murmu being felicitated by Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud, in New Delhi on Saturday. (PTI)

Gujarat elections: Shah steps up attack on Congress over internal security, vote bank politics

Published on Nov 27, 2022 12:06 AM IST

Gujarat elections: Union home minister Amit Shah on Saturday stepped up his attack on the Congress, alleging that terror strikes were rampant under the party’s rule at the Centre and it never condemned them due to “vote bank politics”.

Union home minister Amit Shah speaks during a public meeting ahead of Gujarat assembly elections, in Ahmedabad, on Saturday. (PTI)
Union home minister Amit Shah speaks during a public meeting ahead of Gujarat assembly elections, in Ahmedabad, on Saturday. (PTI)

Family of man who died after SpiceJet turbulence says waiting for aid

Updated on Nov 27, 2022 12:01 AM IST

Two months after a 48-year-old man died due to injuries sustained during severe turbulence in a SpiceJet flight on May 1, his family has said the airline has refused to provide them with compensation.

The Mumbai-Durgapur SpiceJet flight encountered severe turbulence during its descent on May 1. (ANI)
The Mumbai-Durgapur SpiceJet flight encountered severe turbulence during its descent on May 1. (ANI)
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