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Nov 17, 2021 12:09 AM IST
Schools, colleges in Delhi to remain closed until further orders
Schools and colleges in Delhi, NCR will remain closed till further notice, orders Centre’s panel on air pollution. Teaching will be held only through online classes from Wednesday.
Nov 16, 2021 10:53 PM IST
‘Doctor at heart’: PM Modi applauds after MoS Bhagwat Karad helps patient on flight
Minister of state for finance and a doctor by profession, Bhagwat Karad helped a fellow passenger in an IndiGo flight who complained of giddiness and is a hypotension patient. Karad immediately rushed and helped him out. The co-passenger appreciated the Minister's gesture.
Nov 16, 2021 10:03 PM IST
Rajasthan cuts VAT on petrol and diesel prices, new rates effective midnight
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday said that the state cabinet had decided to reduce the value-added tax (VAT) on petrol and diesel prices by ₹4 and ₹5, respectively. The new prices will be effective from midnight of November 16, the chief minister added. Read More
Nov 16, 2021 10:03 PM IST
Rajasthan gives nod to allocation of land for new greenfield airport in Kota
Rajasthan Cabinet gives nod to the allocation of free land for a new greenfield airport in Kota, reports ANI.
Nov 16, 2021 09:52 PM IST
BJP leader Vishwajit K Rane joins AAP in Goa in presence of Kejriwal
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Vishwajit K Rane joined Aam Aadmi Party in the presence of its National Convener and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal in Sattari, North Goa.
Nov 16, 2021 09:29 PM IST
Preparations on for Kartarpur border reopening tomorrow
Ahead of reopening of Kartarpur Corridor, Land Ports Authority of India Chairman Aditya Mishra today visited Dera Baba Nanak Integrated Check Post and held a meeting with other stakeholders like Bureau of immigration, Customs & BSF to felicitate movement of pilgrims.
Nov 16, 2021 09:03 PM IST
CBI conducts 76 raids for crackdown on online child sexual abuse
CBI says it is conducting searches at around 77 locations in 14 states in connection with 23 separate cases registered against 83 accused on November 14 as part of a nationwide coordinated crackdown on crimes related to online child sexual abuse material. Read more
Nov 16, 2021 09:00 PM IST
Delhi minister suggests temporarily shutting factories to curb pollution
Temporarily shutting down industries in Delhi and neighbouring cities could help reduce a toxic smog, Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai said on Tuesday, a day before the Supreme Court reconvenes on plans to combat air pollution.
The government has also favoured extending a ban on construction and letting people continue to work from home to help reduce toxic air pollution.
Nov 16, 2021 07:22 PM IST
Rajasthan cabinet expansion soon, says CM Ashok Gehlot
The expansion of the State Cabinet would happen soon, said Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot at an event in Jaipur.
Nov 16, 2021 06:36 PM IST
Newly-appointed US envoy in Afghanistan meets NSA, foreign secy in Delhi, discusses ongoing crisis
Newly appointed US Special Representative for Afghanistan, Thomas West visited New Delhi today. He called on the national security advisor and the foreign secretary. Discussions were focused on the current developments in Afghanistan, news agency ANI quoted official sources.
Topics included recently held Regional Security Dialogue of NSAs on Afghanistan in Delhi, movement of people in and out of Afghanistan, coordinating global efforts on humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan, regional security issues and other bilateral and international issues of mutual interest, sources said.
Nov 16, 2021 06:24 PM IST
India's Akasa Air orders 72 737 MAX aircraft from Boeing, reports AFP
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala-backed Indian airline Akasa Air has ordered 72 737 MAX aircraft from Boeing, news agency AFP quoted an official statement.
Nov 16, 2021 05:52 PM IST
Body of Naxal commander found two days after encounter in Maharashtra
Two days after an encounter in Gadchiroli, Maharashtra, the body of Naxal commander Sukhlal Parchaki (33) has been found at the encounter site. He was carrying a reward of ₹25 lakhs. With this, the number of Naxals killed in the encounter reached 27.
Nov 16, 2021 05:22 PM IST
Pfizer announces global licensing deal for Covid-19 treatment
Pfizer Inc said on Tuesday it will allow generic manufacturers to supply its experimental antiviral Covid-19 pill to 95 low- and middle-income countries through a licensing agreement with the international public health group Medicines Patent Pool (MPP).
Nov 16, 2021 05:11 PM IST
Russian military admits 'destroyed' satellite during test, reports AFP
Russian military has admitted that it 'destroyed' a satellite during test. Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had dismissed accusations by the United States that Moscow blew up one of its own satellites with a missile strike that created a debris cloud threatening the International Space Station.
Nov 16, 2021 04:51 PM IST
Amid pollution emergency, Delhi transport minister asks DDMA to allow standing commuters
Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot has sent a proposal to Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) for allowing standing commuters in DTC and cluster buses and metro trains, and also to hire private buses to increase the frequency.
Nov 16, 2021 03:59 PM IST
West Bengal Assembly passes resolution against Centre’s move to extend BSF jurisdiction
West Bengal Assembly passes resolution against Centre's decision to extend BSF jurisdiction in the state.
Nov 16, 2021 03:17 PM IST
AN-32 lands on airstrip carrying special commandos
Next, AN-32 lands on the airstrip carrying special commandos.
Nov 16, 2021 03:14 PM IST
Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft first to land
Air Force's Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft is the first to land at the event. Mirage 2000 fighter jets have previously participated in Balakot operation and Kargil war.
Nov 16, 2021 03:10 PM IST
Air Force conducts air show on Purvanchal Expressway
The Air Force conducts an Air show at the inaugural event on the 3.20 km long airstrip constructed on the Purvanchal Expressway. The IAF announced that Mirage 2000, Jaguar and Sukhoi fighter aircrafts, along with AN- 32 , Kiran Mk II will participate in the Air show.
Nov 16, 2021 02:44 PM IST
‘People of Bihar will also benefit’: PM at Purvanchal Expressway event
“Now the west and East UP is moving fast on development. The people of Bihar will also benefit. It will not only connect the nine districts but connect the cities which have potential of development,” PM Modi says at the event.
Nov 16, 2021 02:27 PM IST
For previous govts development was limited to their family, native place: PM Modi targets opposition in UP
For previous govts development was limited to their family, native place, says PM Modi targetting the opposition in Uttar Pradesh.
Nov 16, 2021 02:25 PM IST
Area left to mafia now writing script of development in UP: PM Modi
“In UP, the previous governments neglected the development of the eastern region. The area was left to mafia, the same area is now writing the script of the development of UP,” says Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Nov 16, 2021 02:07 PM IST
Purvanchal expressway an 'expressway of UP's growth', says PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that the Purvanchal express way is an expressway of Uttar Pradesh's growth and development. “The expressway will give momentum to development. It is an expressway that will strengthen the state's economy.”
Nov 16, 2021 01:52 PM IST
Kartarpur Corridor to reopen from November 17
Union home minister Amit Shah announced on Tuesday that the Kartarpur Corridor will reopen from Wednesday.
Nov 16, 2021 01:48 PM IST
Purvanchal Expressway to give momentum to UP's development: CM
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath said on Tuesday that the Purvanchal Expressway will give momentum to the state's development.
Nov 16, 2021 01:41 PM IST
PM Modi inaugurates Purvanchal Expressway in Uttar Pradesh
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is currently inaugurating the Purvanchal Expressway in Uttar Pradesh.
Nov 16, 2021 01:37 PM IST
Purvanchal Expressway inauguration: PM Modi lands on Expressway in C- 130J Super Hercules
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday landed on the Karwal Kheri in Sultanpur district of Uttar Pradesh. In some time from now, he will inaugurate the Purvanchal Expressway.
Nov 16, 2021 01:20 PM IST
CBI conducts searches across India on allegations of online child sexual abuse
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is conducting searches at around 76 locations across the country in 14 states and Union territories (UTs) in connection with online child sexual abuse and exploitation. Read more
Nov 16, 2021 12:36 PM IST
Delhi's ‘Red Light On, Gaadi Off’ campaign to extend by 15 days
Nov 16, 2021 12:16 PM IST
Centre trying to steal credit for Purvanchal Expressway, says SP chief Akhilesh
Hours before the inauguration of the Purvanchal Expressway by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav alleged on Tuesday that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Centre is trying to steal the credit for the work done by his party. Read more
Nov 16, 2021 11:41 AM IST
2 cases of Swine flu reported in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore
Two cases of swine flu have been reported in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore. Both patients are undergoing treatment at a private hospital, news agency ANI reported on Tuesday.
Nov 16, 2021 11:24 AM IST
Bengal assembly speaker allows discussion on increasing BSF jurisdiction in state
West Bengal legislative assembly speaker Biman Banerjee has allowed a 1.5 hour-long discussion on the issue of increase in BSF jurisdiction in the state.
Nov 16, 2021 11:21 AM IST
Stoking Taiwan independence is 'playing with fire,' Xi tells Joe Biden
Chinese president Xi Jinping told his American Joe Biden that stoking Taiwan's independence is playing with fire.
Nov 16, 2021 11:13 AM IST
Myanmar junta charges Suu Kyi with fraud during 2020 polls: Report
The Myanmar junta on Tuesday charged ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi with electoral fraud during 2020 polls, news agency AFP reported. Read more
Nov 16, 2021 11:05 AM IST
'CAG is a heritage, all should cherish it,' says Modi on Audit Diwas
“There are very few institutions that become stronger, more mature and more relevant with the passage of time. Most institutions lose relevance after some decades. But CAG is a heritage and every generation should cherish it. It's a huge responsibility,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on the first Audit Diwas
Nov 16, 2021 11:01 AM IST
PM Modi addresses event to mark Audit Diwas
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated a statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at CAG office. He is here to take part in the programme to mark the first Audit Diwas.
Nov 16, 2021 10:28 AM IST
Shombi Sharp appointed as United Nations' Resident Coordinator in India
United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres has appointed Shombi Sharp as the UN Resident Coordinator in India.
Nov 16, 2021 10:03 AM IST
Delhi's air quality in 'very poor' category for 3rd straight day
The national capital's air quality remained in the 'very poor' category for the third consecutive day on Tuesday, with the air quality index being recorded at 396.
Nov 16, 2021 09:58 AM IST
‘ ₹1.5 crore, not ₹5 crore’: Hardik Pandya clarifies on watch seizure
Team India cricketer Hardik Pandya issued a clarification on Tuesday regarding the seizure of two of his watches by the Mumbai customs department on Sunday night. Pandya said that he voluntarily went to the customs counter of the Mumbai airport to declare the items that he brought and pay the requisite customs duty. Read more
Nov 16, 2021 09:17 AM IST
India's daily Covid tally sees major fall with 8,865 new cases
India's daily tally of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) saw a major fall on Tuesday after 8,865 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours.
Nov 16, 2021 09:09 AM IST
Custom officials seize 2 watches worth ₹5 crore from Hardik Pandya: Report
The Mumbai customs department has seized two watches worth ₹5 crore from Hardik Pandya, saying the cricketer neither had a bill for the watches nor did he declare them as custom items. Read more
Nov 16, 2021 08:55 AM IST
Over 1.1 million samples tested for Covid in India in last 24 hrs
Nov 16, 2021 08:15 AM IST
Nirmala Sitharaman to meet heads of banks, FIs today for credit push
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman will on Tuesday meet heads of banks and financial institutions to remove friction in credit flow to productive sectors of the economy battered by the Covid-19 crisis. Read more
Nov 16, 2021 07:32 AM IST
Tamil Nadu reports 802 new Covid cases, 918 more recoveries
Tamil Nadu reported 802 new cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the last 24 hours, which pushed the caseload to over 2.71 million, according to the health department's bulletin. As many as 918 people were discharged in the last 24 hours, and the total recoveries have climbed to 2,669,848.
Nov 16, 2021 06:58 AM IST
Virtual hearing option open for lawyers during pregnancy: Supreme Court
The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to examine a petition to keep the option of virtual hearings open for the benefit of working women lawyers who have to sacrifice their careers during pregnancy, or while providing maternal care to their newborns. Read more
Nov 16, 2021 06:34 AM IST
Need ‘guardrails’ to prevent any US-China conflict, Biden tells Xi
During the virtual summit, United States President Joe Biden told his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping that both countries need guardrails to prevent any conflict.
Nov 16, 2021 06:30 AM IST
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar to chair review meeting on liquor prohibition today
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar will on Tuesday chair a review meeting on liquor prohibition in the state, which will be held after at least 40 people have died in the state after consuming hooch in recent days, the latest death being reported from Muzaffarpur. Read more
Nov 16, 2021 06:22 AM IST
US Prez Joe Biden opens virtual summit with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping
United States President Joe Biden on Tuesday opened a virtual summit with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. This is the first meeting between the two leaders since Biden assumed office. According to a report by the New York Times, a senior administration official, on the condition of anonymity, said that Biden might address issues of disagreement, including China's human rights abuses, USA's commitment to defending Taiwan, China's support of its state-based industries and its policies regarding cyber-technologies.