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Oct 28, 2021 10:41 PM IST
NCB writes to Mumbai police urging Prabhakar Sail to appear for recording his statement
The NCB's deputy director general Gyaneshwar Singh, currently heading the special enquiry team probing allegations against agency officer Sameer Wankhede in the drugs-on-cruise case, writes to Mumbai Police urging to ask Prabhakar Sail to appear tomorrow for recording his statement and submit evidences, reports ANI.
Oct 28, 2021 10:04 PM IST
Delhi police begins clearing blockades at Tikri border to resume traffic in one carriageway
The Delhi Police said that the process of removing blockades at the Tikri border on the Delhi side has been initiated to resume traffic on one carriageway. However, no confirmation on when the when the movement of vehicles woudl actually begin.
Oct 28, 2021 09:47 PM IST
'Modi's first visit to Rome as PM, first in-person meeting with Italy's Draghi', says Indian ambassador to Italy
Indian ambassador to Italy Neena Malhotra said that PM Modi's visit to Rome would be his first after taking office, reports ANI. She also said that the visit was the first by an Indian PM in almost 12 years.
Oct 28, 2021 09:04 PM IST
Covid-19 vaccination drive: Cumulative doses cross 104-crore mark
The cumulative number of doses administered under the country's Covid-19 vaccination drive crossed the 104-crore mark, the Union health ministry said. So far, 1,047,352,837 doses of the vaccine have been administered.
Oct 28, 2021 08:38 PM IST
Nepal army chief to visit India from November 9 to 12
Nepal Army Chief General Prabhu Ram Sharma to visit India between November 9 and 12, reports ANI.
"During his visit, General Sharma will be conferred upon the honorary rank of General of Indian Army. He will also meet his counterpart General MM Naravane and other service chiefs," the Nepali army said.
Oct 28, 2021 08:06 PM IST
Commerce minister Piyush Goyal says working with G20 members to prepare for PM Modi's visit to Rome
Union minister of commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal said that the ministry is “actively working with G20 members to prepare for PM Narendra Modi’s visit to Rome for leaders summit.”
He also said that several multilateral and bilateral meetings were held with the emerging economies, EU, UK, Germany, France etc to “highlight India’s stand.”
Further, Sherpa meeting would be held from October 28 to 30 to prepare for the leaders summit.
Oct 28, 2021 07:45 PM IST
Maharashtra reports 1,418 new Covid-19 cases, 36 deaths
Maharashtra reported 1,418 new Covid-19 cases and 36 deaths as the state's tally reached 6,607,954 and the death toll climbed to 140,134. Mumbai added 324 new cases and six deaths to the tally.
Oct 28, 2021 07:40 PM IST
Shah Rukh Khan's fans celebrate outside his residence after bail granted to Aryan Khan
Elated fans of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan celebrated outside his residence after the Bombay High Court granted bail to the actor's son Aryan Khan in the drugs case, reports ANI.
Oct 28, 2021 07:09 PM IST
India celebrated 2022 as India-ASEAN friendship year to mark partnership with group, says PM Modi
PM Modi said that India celebrated 2022 as India-ASEAN friendship year to commemorate the partnership with the group after attending the 18th ASEAN-India summit.
Oct 28, 2021 06:46 PM IST
Kerala sees 7,738 new Covid-19 cases, 57 deaths in last 24 hours
Kerala reported 7,738 new Covid-19 cases and 57 deaths in last 24 hours. The active caseload stood at 78,122.
Oct 28, 2021 06:18 PM IST
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee reaches Goa, to stay there for 3 to 4 days
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has arrived in Goa and is expected to stay in the state for the next three to four days, reports ANI.
Oct 28, 2021 06:06 PM IST
Delhi reports 42 Covid-19 cases, no new related deaths in last 24 hours
With 42 new Covid-19 cases and no related deaths in the last 24 hours, Delhi's total caseload reached 1,439,751 and the death toll climbed to 25,091, a health department bulletin showed.
Oct 28, 2021 05:46 PM IST
Thane court issues non-bailable warrant against Param Bir Singh in extortion case
A court in Thane has issued non-bailable warrant against former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh in the extortion case, reports ANI.
Oct 28, 2021 05:38 PM IST
Arvind Kejriwal interacts with farmers in Mansa, Punjab
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal interacted with farmers in Mansa, Punjab and said, “It pains everyone when we hear about farmers dying by suicide. After 70 years of Independence, if our farmers are dying by suicide it is a shame for us,” reports ANI.
Oct 28, 2021 05:30 PM IST
Kiran Gosavi, NCB witness in cruise ship drug case, sent to police custody till Nov 5
Pune court remands Kiran Gosavi, NCB witness in cruise ship drug seizure case, in police custody till November 5 in a cheating case, reports PTI.
Oct 28, 2021 05:26 PM IST
Govt to launch ‘Har Ghar Dastak’ door-to-door vaccination campaign on Nov 2: Report
The 'Har Ghar Dastak' door-to-door vaccination campaign would be launched on November 2 on the occasion of Dhanwantri Diwas, reports ANI citing official sources.
Oct 28, 2021 04:44 PM IST
Aryan Khan, Munmun Dhamecha, Arbaaz Merchant granted bail
Aryan Khan, Munmun Dhamecha and Arbaaz Merchant were granted bail by the Bombay High Court. The court also said that a detailed order would follow tomorrow. Aryan and other two won't be released from Arthur road jail till the detail order comes.
Oct 28, 2021 04:21 PM IST
ASG Anil Singh says Aryan Khan found in conscious possession of drugs, difficult to prove conspiracy
ASG Anil Singh said that Aryan Khan was found in “conscious possession” of drugs and he was connected with drug peddlers and it was of commercial quantity. “The arrest cannot be said to be illegal. Four hours cannot be called a delay. Conspiracy is difficult to prove. Only conspirators know how they have considered. We have WhatsApp chats which we will place on record,” Singh said. “They have all conspired together and is difficult to prove conspiracy only the conspirator knows everything,” he added.
Oct 28, 2021 04:05 PM IST
‘Metropolitan Magistrate has seen the arrest grounds, no illegality in arrest’, says ASG
“The Metropolitan Magistrate have seen our remand application and given us police custody. He has seen the arrest grounds and that there were no illegality in arrest,” ASG Anil Singh said about the NCB's arrest of Aryan Khan.
“There are three orders of remand they have not challenged and now they can't say the arrest was illegal,” Singh added.
Oct 28, 2021 03:56 PM IST
Drugs-on-cruise case: ASG says no recovery of drugs doesn't mean no offence committed
ASG Anil Singh said that no recovery of drugs did not mean that the person has not committed the offence, during the hearing on Aryan Khan's bail plea in Bombay HC.
Oct 28, 2021 03:54 PM IST
PM Modi to call on Pope Francis in Vatican, unsure meeting one-to-one or delegation level: Foreign secretary Shringla
Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will call on Pope Francis in Vatican. However, it is not confirmed if the meeting would be one-to-one or at delegation level, reports ANI.
Oct 28, 2021 03:46 PM IST
Drugs-on-cruise case: Bail is not a rule but exception under NDPS act, says ASG Anil Singh
ASG Anil Singh, appearing for the NCB in the drugs-on-cruise case, said that bail was not a rule under the NDPS act but an exception. “They have argued bail is a rule. Bail is not a rule. The Supreme court Judgements say under NDPS act, bail is not the rule but exception,” Singh said.
“SC says it’s a heinous crime worse than culpable homidcide and has to be dealt with stringently,” he added.
Oct 28, 2021 03:35 PM IST
Drugs-on-cruise case: ASG Singh says Aryan Khan was aware of possession of drugs
ASG Anil Singh said that the accused had initially claimed that they were not found in possession of contraband substances and later said they possessed small quantity.
“Arbaaz has been found in possession accused number two. Aryan has knowledge, he was aware and it was consumption for both. They specifically said it was for cruise journey.”
Oct 28, 2021 03:32 PM IST
‘Can’t keep mindlessly thriving towards development' says Aditya Thackeray
“Cannot keep mindlessly thriving towards development, we need to rethink highways, mines and railway lines through forests and biodiversity rich areas,” says Aditya Thackeray.
Oct 28, 2021 03:28 PM IST
Aditya Thackeray says climate change affects vulnerable people
“Greatest inequity of climate changes is that it impacts people who are the most vulnerable. Famines, droughts and other climate change impacts hits mostly people who are from the poor regions of the planet, pollution impacts working class people. We are also looking towards helping in achieving net zero emission and also focus on our own habits to help the world fight climate change. We have the power to become a solar energy powerhouse in the world. We need sustainable development,” Aditya Thackeray said.
Oct 28, 2021 03:17 PM IST
Bombay HC disposes Wankhede's petition, says he will be given three-days time before any coercive action
The Bombay High Court disposed NCB's Sameer Wankhede's petition for interim relief from coercive action and said Wankhede will be given three working days notice before any coercive action.
Oct 28, 2021 03:16 PM IST
Aryan Khan regular consumer of drugs, in touch with peddlers, says ASG Anil Singh arguing for NCB
Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh said that Aryan Khan was not the first time consumer but a regular consumer of drugs and said Khan was also in touch with peddlers.
“Aryan Khan was found in conscious possession of contraband. He has accepted in his statement and panchanama. If a person might have not committed a crime but attempted it itself is a crime,” Singh said.
Oct 28, 2021 03:12 PM IST
'Concerned about healthcare', says Aditya Thackeray on Maharashtra's cautious approach
“We have been slow on opening up because we are concerned about healthcare, we do not want people to fall ill. This is why we are stressing on double vaccination and other Covid-19 preventative measures,” says Maharashtra tourism minister Aaditya Thackeray.
Oct 28, 2021 03:11 PM IST
Maharashtra tourism minister Aditya Thackeray sees V-shaped recovery for tourism sector
Maharashtra tourism minister Aditya Thackeray said that he sees a V-shaped recovery for tourism sector while speaking to Hindustan Times, during the Tourism Conclave.
Oct 28, 2021 03:08 PM IST
NCB's Sameer Wankhede says ‘feeling personally attacked by state’, demands interim protection against coercive action
NCB's Sameer Wankhede, after moving the Bombay HC against Maharashtra state government's inquiry against him, said that he was being “personally attacked” by the state.
“My apprehension is they will arrest me. I want interim protection in the form of no coercive action,” he said. He also wanted the state inquiry to be transferred.
The government through Public Prosecutor said, “We have received four applications. We are just doing preliminary enquiry.”
Oct 28, 2021 03:01 PM IST
NCB's Sameer Wankhede moves Bombay HC against Maharashtra state govt's inquiry
NCB's Mumbai zonal director Sameer Wankhede has moved the Bombay High Court questioning the inquiry by the Maharashtra state government following the allegations against him by NCP leader and state minister Nawab Malik.
Mumbai Police, which has begun an inquiry against Wankhede, based on the complaint of Prabhakar Sail, recorded Sail’s statement on Wednesday.
Oct 28, 2021 02:50 PM IST
Delhi's sero-prevalence at 97% after sixth sero survey, says health minister Jain
Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain said that the sero prevalence in the national capital after the sixth round of sero survey was found to be at 97%, reports ANI.
Oct 28, 2021 02:28 PM IST
Lakhbir Singh's family submits memorandum to Union home ministry, asks for compensation, CBI probe into murder
The family members of Lakhbir Singh, victim of the murder at Singhu border October 15, gave a memorandum to the OSD to Union home minister Amit Shah in Delhi.
The family is demanding a compensation of ₹50 lakhs, job assurance and a CBI probe, reports ANI.
Oct 28, 2021 02:21 PM IST
Aryan Khan's counsel Mukul Rohatgi, Satish Maneshinde reach Bombay HC
Aryan Khan's counsel Mukul Rohatgi and Satish Maneshinde reached the Bombay High Court. On Wednesday, Aryan Khan's bail plea hearing was adjourned to post-lunch session today.
Oct 28, 2021 02:14 PM IST
Mumbai Police summons BJP's Manish Bhanushali, witness in drugs-on-cruise case
The Mumbai Police has summoned BJP's Manish Bhanushali for questioning in connection with the drugs-on-cruise case, in which he is one of the witnesses, reports ANI.
Oct 28, 2021 01:52 PM IST
Russia sees record spike in daily Covid tally at 40,096 new cases
Russia on Thursday saw a record spike in its daily tally of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) after 40,096 new cases and 1,159 more deaths were reported.
Oct 28, 2021 01:32 PM IST
3 killed after ambulance rams into stationary truck in MP's Jabalpur
Three people were killed while three others were injured after an ambulance rammed into a stationary truck on a national highway in Jabalpur district of Madhya Pradesh on Thursday.
Oct 28, 2021 12:37 PM IST
PM Modi addresses 18th India-ASEAN summit
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday attended the 18th ASEAN-India Summit via video conferencing. Addressing the event, Modi said that mutual cooperation will strengthen ties during difficult Covid time.
Oct 28, 2021 12:33 PM IST
Daughter reports murder to police, gets father arrested in Madhya Pradesh
A 35-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday after his 13-year-old daughter informed police that her father allegedly killed a friend after an argument and buried his body in a forest in Madhya Pradesh’s Chhindawara district. Read more
Oct 28, 2021 11:55 AM IST
NCB official Sameer Wankhede's wife writes to Maharashtra CM
Kranti Redkar Wankhede, the wife of NCB official Sameer Wankhede, wrote a letter to chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday where she said that her family were being insulted. Kranti's letter comes amid a slew of allegations levelled against her husband Sameer Wankhede, who is the investigator in the Aryan Khan drugs case.
Oct 28, 2021 11:17 AM IST
SC paves way for declaration of NEET-UG result, admits National Testing Agency’s plea
The Supreme Court on Thursday permitted the National Testing Agency (NTA) to declare the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) results for admission to undergraduate medical courses across India.
Oct 28, 2021 11:09 AM IST
West Bengal governor Dhankar discharged from AIIMS Delhi
West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankar was discharged from AIIMS on Thursday morning, after he was hospitalised with Malaria. “Leaving AIIMS in a state of fitness. Greatly appreciate professionalism by AIIMS Doctors & Nursing Staff. Very commendable,” Dhankar tweeted.
Oct 28, 2021 09:36 AM IST
Maharashtra home minister Dilip Walse Patil infected with Covid-19 for 2nd time
Maharashtra home minister Dilip Walse Patil said on Thursday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). Walse, who is fully vaccinated, added that his condition is stable and he is following the doctor's advice. Read more
Oct 28, 2021 09:31 AM IST
India adds 16,156 new Covid-19 cases; highest single-day rise since October 23
India's daily caseload of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) crossed the 16,000-mark after five days with 16,156 new cases in the past 24 hours, pushing the caseload to 34,231,809, according to the Union health ministry's update at 8am on Thursday. Read more
Oct 28, 2021 08:58 AM IST
‘Europe had most number of Covid cases, deaths last week’: WHO expresses concern
The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed concerns over the worsening coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic situation in Europe. Read more
Oct 28, 2021 08:24 AM IST
Union home minister Shah to visit Dehradun on October 30
Union home minister Amit Shah will visit Uttarakhand's capital city Dehradun on October 30, state minister Dhansingh Rawat said on Wednesday.
"On October 30, Amit Shah will launch the state government's ambitious 'Mukhyamantri Ghasiyari Kalyan Yojana' at Bannu School in Dehradun," Rawat said.
Oct 28, 2021 07:39 AM IST
Kiran Gosavi, witness in cruise drugs case, detained by Pune Police
Kiran Gosavi, a witness in the Mumbai cruise drugs case, has been detained by the police, Pune Police commissioner Amitabh Gupta said on Thursday.
Oct 28, 2021 07:20 AM IST
Assam further relaxes Covid-19 curbs, will come into effect from today
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government in Assam on Wednesday introduced further relaxations in its existing coronavirus disease (Covid-19) restrictions amid an improvement in the pandemic situation. Read more
Oct 28, 2021 07:19 AM IST
Police kill 1 terrorist in J-K's Baramulla district
“Terrorists fired on ADP of Army and Police in Cherdari, #Baramulla. Alert parties retaliated and 1 terrorist killed. #Identification is being #ascertained. 01 pistol, 01 loaded magazine & 01 Pak grenade was recovered from his possession,” the Jammu and Kashmir Police tweeted on Thursday
Oct 28, 2021 06:27 AM IST
Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee to begin 3-day Goa visit from today
West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee will begin her three-day visit to Goa from Thursday, months ahead of the assembly elections in the state. Read more
Oct 28, 2021 06:02 AM IST
PM Modi to attend 18th ASEAN-India summit virtually today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the 18th ASEAN-India Summit on Thursday via video conferencing.
According to an official statement, the East Asia Summit is the premier leaders-led forum in the Indo-Pacific. Since its inception in 2005, it has played a significant role in the strategic and geopolitical evolution of East Asia.
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