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Sep 16, 2021 10:56 PM IST
1 dead, 6 injured in 'mysterious blast' in J&K's Kupwara district,
One girl died while six other members of the family were injured after a mysterious blast occurred in a house in Taratpora, Handwara area of Kupwara district of north Kashmir. Police said they are verifying the cause of the blast and have started an investigation. More details awaited.
Sep 16, 2021 10:32 PM IST
RSS chief to visit Jammu on Oct 1, first time since August 2019
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat will be on a three-day visit to Jammu from October 1, his first visit to Jammu and Kashmir since August 5, 2019, when the Centre revoked Article 370 and 35A. Speaking to news agency PTI, a sangh functionary said that the three day visit of Bhagwat is a routine tour.
Sep 16, 2021 10:28 PM IST
RSS chief to visit Jammu on Oct 1, first time since August 2019
Sep 16, 2021 10:21 PM IST
Expert suggests opening all gates of metro stations, DDMA yet to take a call
During a recent meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), the director of the National Centre for Disease Control, Dr Sujit Kumar Singh suggested that all gates of Delhi Metro stations should be opened in order to reduce congestion for passengers, PTI reported. Read more
Sep 16, 2021 09:18 PM IST
24 ministers inducted in Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel’s cabinet. Check portfolios
Gujarat chief minister Bhupendra Patel, who took charge of the top post just a few days back, inducted 24 new ministers into his cabinet on Thursday, a year ahead of the assembly elections in the state. No ministers from former CM Vijay Rupani’s ministry have been included in Patel's cabinet. Read more
Sep 16, 2021 08:19 PM IST
World Bank to discontinue 'Doing Business' reports after data irregularities found
The World Bank has decided to discontinue 'Doing Business' reports after data irregularities were found in the 2018 and 2020 reports, news agency Reuters reported on Thursday.
Sep 16, 2021 07:27 PM IST
Gujarat CM keeps home ministry, Kanubhai Desai new finance minister
Gujarat chief minister Bhupendra Patel will also be the state's home minister while Kanubhai Desai has been appointed as the new finance minister.
Sep 16, 2021 06:54 PM IST
Ex-AIADMK minister Veermani raided
Officials of Tamil Nadu’s Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) carried out searches at 28 locations linked to former AIADMK minister KC Veeramani on charges of assets disproportionate to his known sources of income. Read more
Sep 16, 2021 06:49 PM IST
Kerala sees major rise in daily Covid tally with 22,182 new cases
Kerala's daily tally of the coronavirus disease went up again on Thursday as 22,182 new cases and 178 more deaths were recorded.
Sep 16, 2021 05:45 PM IST
Centre also setting up India Debt Resolution Company Limited: Nirmala Sitharaman
Union finance minister Sitharaman also said on Thursday that along with the National Asset Reconstruction Company Limited (NACRL), the Centre is also setting up an India Debt Resolution Company Limited.
Sep 16, 2021 05:29 PM IST
Union cabinet clears proposal for govt guarantee for bad banks
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Thursday that the Union cabinet has approved a government guarantee of ₹30,600 crores for security receipts issued by the National Asset Reconstruction Company Limited (NACRL).
The NARCL will pay up to 15% of the agreed value for the loans in cash and the remaining 85 per cent would be government-guaranteed security receipts.
Sep 16, 2021 05:10 PM IST
PM Modi to take part in Quad leaders' summit in Washington on Sept 24: MEA
The ministry of external affairs said on Thursday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the first in-person Quad leaders' summit in Washington on September 24. The next day (September 25), Modi will address the UN general debate of the UN General Assembly at its 76th session. The MEA also said that the Prime Minister will hold a bilateral meeting with United States President Joe Biden.
Sep 16, 2021 05:00 PM IST
CBI questions Bengal CM Mamata’s election agent in Nandigram in post-poll violence probe
Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Sheikh Sufiyan, who was chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s election agent in the Nandigram assembly election in East Midnapore in April, was questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for more than four hours on Thursday in connection with post-poll violence in the district. Read more
Sep 16, 2021 03:54 PM IST
Two killed in Islamic State attacks in Iraq
Security sources told news agency Xinhua on Thursday that a civilian and a soldier were killed, while three members of paramilitary Hashd Shaabi forces were injured in separate attacks by terrorists of the Islamic State in Iraq.
Sep 16, 2021 03:28 PM IST
MS Dhoni, Anand Mahindra part of expert panel to review NCC
The Union defence ministry said on Thursday that it has constituted a high-level expert committee, under the chairmanship of former MP Baijayant Panda, for a comprehensive review of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) in order to make it more relevant in changing times. Former Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Mahindra group chairman Anand Mahindra will be members of the committee.
Sep 16, 2021 02:48 PM IST
Schools for classes 1-3 to reopen in Haryana from Sept 20
Haryana education minister Kanwar Pal Gujjar announced on Thursday that schools for classes 1-3 will reopen in the state from September 20, adding, that students will have to get a written consent from their parents. “They will have the option of attending the classes either offline or online,” Gujjar said.
Sep 16, 2021 02:16 PM IST
24 ministers inducted in Gujarat's new cabinet
A total of 24 ministers have been sworn in the new cabinet, in the presence of Gujarat chief minister Bhupendra Patel and former chief minister Vijay Rupani.
Sep 16, 2021 02:02 PM IST
GST Council to meet on Friday; rate review, tax concession to 11 Covid drugs on cards
The GST Council, chaired by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, will meet on Friday, which among other things may review tax rate of over four-dozen items and extend till December 31, tax concessions on 11 Covid drugs.
Sep 16, 2021 01:45 PM IST
Rajendra Trivedi, Jitu Vaghani, Raghavji Patel sworn in Gujarat ministers
Rajendra Trivedi, Jitu Vaghani, Rushikesh Patel, Purnesh Modi, Raghavji Patel sworn in Gujarat ministers.
Sep 16, 2021 01:25 PM IST
Electricity will be given for 24 hours in Uttar Pradesh: Manish Sisodia
We will be giving 300 units of electricity for free within 24 hours of our election to power. Electricity will be given for 24 hours in Uttar Pradesh: AAP leader and Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia in Lucknow months ahead of state Assembly elections in 2022.
Sep 16, 2021 01:01 PM IST
UN chief urges ''rapid'' emission cuts to curb climate change
The head of the United Nations called Thursday for “immediate, rapid and large-scale” cuts in greenhouse gas emissions to curb global warming and avert climate disaster.
Sep 16, 2021 12:41 PM IST
Sensex hits 59,000, Nifty scales lifetime high, nears 17,600
The blue-chip NSE Nifty 50 index was up 0.13% at 17,541.85 by 0440 GMT, having earlier hit a peak of 17,576.9. The benchmark S&P BSE Sensex was 0.15% higher at 58,813.62 after touching a record high of 58,908.18.
Sep 16, 2021 12:25 PM IST
Clash erupts between supporters of AIADMK leader and former Tamil Nadu minister KC Veeramani
Clash erupts between supporters of AIADMK leader and former Tamil Nadu minister KC Veeramani outside his residence in Vellore following Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) searches at the minister's premises.
Sep 16, 2021 12:09 PM IST
Fire breaks out in a factory near Bhau Industrial Estate in Pune
Fire breaks out in a factory near Bhau Industrial Estate at Nanded Phata; one body recovered, fire fighting underway.
Sep 16, 2021 12:00 PM IST
Vladimir Putin says 'several dozen' people in his circle have coronavirus
Russian President Vladimir Putin says 'several dozen' people in his circle have coronavirus, reports AFP.
Sep 16, 2021 11:56 AM IST
All sitting ministers in Vijay Rupani cabinet dropped
All sitting ministers in Vijay Rupani cabinet dropped, assembly Speaker resigns ahead of cabinet swearing-in.
Sep 16, 2021 11:40 AM IST
PM Modi launches 'Central Vista' website
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches 'Central Vista' website.
Sep 16, 2021 11:38 AM IST
Delhi HC asks CBI to file reply on bail plea of Abhishek Tiwari in alleged corruption case
Delhi High Court asks CBI to file reply on the bail plea of CBI sub-inspector Abhishek Tiwari, in connection with an alleged corruption case regarding leaking information of a separate case against former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.
Sep 16, 2021 11:14 AM IST
PM Modi inaugurates Defence Offices Complexes in Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates Defence Offices Complexes at Delhi's Kasturba Gandhi Marg and Africa Avenue. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, CDS General Bipin Rawat, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, Army chief General MM Naravane also present.
Sep 16, 2021 10:44 AM IST
Earthquake of magnitude 4.3 on Richter scale hit Myanmar at 10.19am
An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 on the Richter scale hit Myanmar at 10.19 am today: National Center for Seismology.
Sep 16, 2021 10:37 AM IST
Bombay HC rejects Param Bir Singh's plea challenging probe against him
The Bombay high court today dismissed the petition filed by former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh challenging the preliminary inquiries initiated against him by the Maharashtra government. The HC held that the petition was not maintainable and directed Singh to approach the appropriate forum.
Sep 16, 2021 10:19 AM IST
Fire breaks out at a factory in Delhi's Mayapuri Phase-2 area
Fire breaks out at a factory in Delhi's Mayapuri Phase-2 area. 12 fire tenders rushed to the spot.
Sep 16, 2021 10:18 AM IST
Rupee opens on flat note
Rupee opens on flat note, slips 1 paisa to 73.51 against US dollar in early trade.
Sep 16, 2021 10:00 AM IST
3 killed, 60 injured as 6.0-magnitude earthquake strikes China's Sichuan province
A 6.0-magnitude earthquake jolted China's southwestern Sichuan province on Thursday, leaving at least three persons dead and 60 others injured.
The earthquake struck at 4:33 am (local time) in Luxian county at a depth of 10 kilometres, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
Sep 16, 2021 09:32 AM IST
Sensex jumps 152.58 points to hit new lifetime high of 58,875.78 in opening session
Sensex jumps 152.58 points to hit new lifetime high of 58,875.78 in opening session.
Sep 16, 2021 09:15 AM IST
India logs 30,570 fresh Covid-19 cases, 431 deaths in last 24 hours
India recorded 30,570 new cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the last 24 hours, which pushed the nationwide tally to 33,347,325, while the death toll climbed to 443,928 with 431 daily fatalities, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare on Thursday.
Sep 16, 2021 09:02 AM IST
IMD issues orange alert, warns of heavy rainfall in Delhi
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert warning of moderate to heavy rain in the national capital on Thursday.
Sep 16, 2021 08:48 AM IST
PM Modi to address plenary session of SCO summit in Dushanbe
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead the Indian delegation at the 21st meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) on Friday and virtually join the summit of heads of state via video link.
Sep 16, 2021 07:40 AM IST
Australia PM offers China's Xi 'open invitation' for talks
Australia PM offers China's Xi 'open invitation' for talks after submarine announcement.
Sep 16, 2021 07:19 AM IST
Australia to acquire US Tomahawk cruise missiles: PM
Australia to acquire US Tomahawk cruise missiles, reports AFP.
Sep 16, 2021 07:00 AM IST
Australia's New South Wales reports 12 Covid-19 deaths, 1,351 local cases
Australia's New South Wales state, at the heart of the country's worst coronavirus outbreak, on Thursday reported 12 deaths from Covid-19, the same number as the day before, and 1,351 new locally acquired cases, up from 1,259 on Wednesday.
Sep 16, 2021 06:40 AM IST
Australian nuclear subs will be banned from New Zealand waters: Ardern
New Zealand will not lift a decades-long ban on nuclear-powered vessels entering its waters in the wake of key ally Australia's decision to develop a nuclear submarine fleet, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Thursday.
Sep 16, 2021 06:13 AM IST
China reports 80 new coronavirus cases for Sept 15 vs 73 day ago
China reported on Thursday 80 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the mainland for September 15, compared with 73 a day earlier, according to the National Health Commission.
Sep 16, 2021 06:04 AM IST
PM Modi to inaugurate new Defence Ministry office complexes in Delhi today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the new office complexes built for Defence ministry staff at two different locations in Delhi on Thursday. The two locations are Kasturba Gandhi Marg and Africa Avenue and the event will take place at 11am.
Sep 16, 2021 05:27 AM IST
Fairs, exhibitions to be allowed in Delhi from Thursday
Public fairs and exhibitions will be allowed in Delhi from Thursday, under a phased reopening of economic activities interrupted by the lockdown during the second wave of Covid-19 in the city.
Sep 16, 2021 05:13 AM IST
In first, SpaceX to send all-civilian crew into Earth orbit
SpaceX is preparing to send the first all-civilian crew into Earth's orbit Wednesday evening, capping a summer of private spaceflight with one of the most ambitious tourism missions to date.
Sep 16, 2021 05:05 AM IST
China launches emergency response after magnitude 6 earthquake hits Sichuan
China said on Thursday it had launched an emergency response after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake jolted the southwestern province of Sichuan early in the morning, according to the official Xinhua news agency.