Highlights: 3 drowned today in J&K while extracting sand, says police
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Sep 18, 2021 11:55 PM IST
France accuses Australia, US of 'lying' in 'serious crisis'
France accuses Australia, US of 'lying' in 'serious crisis'.
Sep 18, 2021 11:18 PM IST
At least 3 drowned in J&K today while extracting sand: Police
The additional SP of Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur, Anwaar Ul Haq on Saturday told news agency ANI that at least three people drowned earlier in the day while extracting sand. “Rescue operation [is] underway by [the] SDRF,” he was quoted as saying by ANI.
Sep 18, 2021 10:47 PM IST
Saudi Arabia's foreign minister Al Saud arrives in Delhi
Al Saud is in India for a three-day visit to have talks on the ongoing crisis in Afghanistan, which recently fell into the hands of Islamist militant group Taliban.
Sep 18, 2021 10:01 PM IST
‘Babul Supriyo should’ve told BJP before leaving': Suvendu Adhikari
Supriyo said that he is going to meet TMC chief and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday. Read more here.
Sep 18, 2021 09:59 PM IST
Kerala schools to reopen from Nov 1; some classes to commence from Nov 15
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday decided to reopen schools on November 1, even as the state continues to report a high number of daily Covid-19 cases. The decision was taken at the core committee meeting on the pandemic chaired by the CM. Read more here.
Sep 18, 2021 08:16 PM IST
Odisha colleges to resume offline classes for UG 1st yr students from Sept 20 onwards
Colleges in Odisha will resume physical classes for 2020-21 undergraduate first year students from September 20 onwards.
Sep 18, 2021 07:49 PM IST
‘No talks with anyone’: Ex-Punjab CM on whether he's joining BJP
Singh also said that Congress chief Sonia Gandhi said ‘I am sorry Amarinder’ after he spoke with her over his decision to resign from the top post.
Sep 18, 2021 06:52 PM IST
‘Incompetent, disaster’: Capt Amarinder Singh on Sidhu as the next Punjab CM face
In an exclusive interview with ANI, former Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh said that Navjot Singh Sidhu, the party's state president, is an “incompetent man, [and] he is going to be a disaster.” “I will oppose his name for the next CM face. He has a connection with Pakistan. It will be a threat to national security,” he was quoted as saying by the news agency.
Sep 18, 2021 06:06 PM IST
‘New LPG connections being given to 5 lakh women today': Amit Shah
Union home minister Amit Shah launched the 'Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana 2.0' Madhya Pradesh's Jabalpur on Saturday. He said that as many as five lakh women are being given new LPG connections today, news agency ANI reported.
Sep 18, 2021 06:03 PM IST
‘States, UTs should strengthen health infra’: Cabinet secy Rajiv Gauba
Union cabinet secretary Rajiv Gauba on Saturday said that all states, and UTs should undertake in-depth analysis of their Covid-19 situation and strengthen health infrastructure, stock essential medicines and augment human resources, according to news agency PTI.
Sep 18, 2021 05:27 PM IST
Saudi foreign minister to meet Jaishankar tomorrow; will call on PM Modi on Sept 20: MEA
Saudi Arabia's foreign minister Al Saud visit is expected to have discussions on the situation in Afghanistan, which recently fell back into the hands of Islamist militant group Taliban.
Sep 18, 2021 04:59 PM IST
‘Whoever party has faith in can become next CM’: Capt after resignation
Captain Amarinder Singh also said that he will remain in Congress, and will consult his “supporters” before deciding the “next course of action.”
Sep 18, 2021 04:55 PM IST
‘Felt humiliated’: Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh after resignation
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday said that he “felt humiliated” as he was unable to run the state government “smoothly.”
Sep 18, 2021 04:43 PM IST
Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh met Guv and submitted his and council of ministers' resignation: Raveen Thukral, Capt's media advisor
Singh is set to address a press briefing at Raj Bhavan shortly. Read more here.
Sep 18, 2021 04:11 PM IST
India administered over 80 crore Covid vaccine shots: Mandaviya
Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Saturday took to Twitter to mention that India has administered 80 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses so far.
Sep 18, 2021 03:42 PM IST
‘Process will go on’: TMC spokesperson Kunal Ghosh on ex-BJP MP Babul Supriyo joining party
TMC spokesperson Kunal Ghosh on Saturday said that many BJP leaders are in communication with the TMC leadership as they are not satisfied with the former party. “One (Babul Supriyo) joined today, another wants to join tomorrow. This process will go on. Wait and watch,” he was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Sep 18, 2021 02:56 PM IST
Former BJP MP Babul Supriyo joins Trinamool Congress
Former BJP MP Babul Supriyo, who had quit the party after the recent cabinet rejig, has joined Trinamool Congress (TMC).
Sep 18, 2021 02:50 PM IST
Seven girls drown in a Jharkhand pond
As many as seven girls drowned in a pond in Jharkhand during 'Karma Puja' immersion, news agency PTI reported.
Sep 18, 2021 02:22 PM IST
Congress' Sidhu and Pargat Singh received Harish Rawat, Ajay Maken and Harish Choudhary at Chandigarh airport
Punjab Congress' president Navjot Sidhu and party's state general secretary Pargat Singh has received party leaders Harish Rawat, Ajay Maken and Harish Choudhary at the Chandigarh airport. A CLP meeting for Punjab is scheduled today.
Sep 18, 2021 02:04 PM IST
Security heightened at all major railway stations in Mumbai
Security was heightened at all major railway stations in Mumbai following an operation by the Delhi Police Special Cell, which led to the arrest of 6 terror suspects. Around 7,000 security cameras have been installed at the railway stations and certain entry and exit points have also been closed, reported news agency ANI on Saturday.
Sep 18, 2021 01:39 PM IST
Punjab ministers arrive at party office as Congress aims to solve leadership crisis
Chandigarh: Punjab ministers Tripat Rajinder Singh Bajwa, Charanjit S Channi, Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, and Assembly Speaker Rana KP Singh arrive at the party office.
A CLP meeting of the party has been called today.
Sep 18, 2021 01:36 PM IST
Delhi CM, Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri inaugurate the Dhansa Bus Stand-Najafgarh section of Delhi Metro
Sep 18, 2021 12:35 PM IST
RN Ravi takes oath as governor of Tamil Nadu
RN Ravi, former governor of Nagaland, took oath as the governor of Tamil Nadu in Chennai on Saturday, reported ANI. "I am looking forward to being at the service of the people of Tamil Nadu, to the best of my ability and the space that the Constitution gives me," Ravi told reporters at the oath taking ceremony.
Sep 18, 2021 12:04 PM IST
2 injured in IED explosion at Kabul's police district 13
Sep 18, 2021 11:53 AM IST
Actor Sonu Sood, associates evaded ₹20 crore in tax, says income tax dept
Income tax department said on Saturday that Bollywood actor Sonu Sood and his associates evaded tax worth ₹20 crore. IT department searched multiple premises in Mumbai, Nagpur and Jaipur linked to the actor while investigating allegations of tax evasion against Sood.
Sep 18, 2021 11:20 AM IST
BJP names Sarbananda Sonowal, L Murugan for RS seats
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) nominated Union shipping minister Sarbananda Sonowal from Assam and minister of state L Murugan from Madhya Pradesh for Rajya Sabha seats.
Sep 18, 2021 10:13 AM IST
India's Covid-19 cases climb for 4th day in a row; 35,662 new infections reported
India reported 35,662 new Covid-19 infections on Saturday, marking a 3.5% rise from yesterday's Covid-19 tally of 34,403. A total of 33,798 recoveries have also been recorded in the last 24 hours, according to the Union health ministry.
Sep 18, 2021 10:06 AM IST
Over 78.02 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs so far: Govt
Government of India announced on Saturday that over 78.02 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs so far through free of cost channel and direct state procurement, and more than 33 lakh doses are in the pipeline.
Sep 18, 2021 09:50 AM IST
No deduction of tax on payments made by a Scheduled bank to a member of a Scheduled Tribe
The Ministry of finance announced on Saturday that no deduction of tax on payment in the nature of interest, other than interest on securities, made to a member of any Scheduled Tribe residing in a specified area as referred to in s.10(26) of IT Act, by a Scheduled bank located in a specific area.
Sep 18, 2021 08:47 AM IST
Schools, residential hostels in Leh to remain closed for next 15 days
All schools, residential hostels in Leh to remain closed for next 15 days, starting from September 18 to October 2, subject to Covid-19 review, the Ladakh administration said on Saturday. Online classes will continue with Covid-appropriate SOPs.
Sep 18, 2021 08:06 AM IST
Dehradun district Magistrate warns officials of action if their phones are switched off
Dehradun district Magistrate released an order on Saturday warning all district-level officials of action under the Disaster Management Act if their phones are switched off, unless in cases of personal emergency. This was done in the wake of landslides and the coronavirus pandemic, reported ANI.
Sep 18, 2021 07:21 AM IST
WHO approval for Covaxin likely to be delayed till Oct 5
World Health Organisation's (WHO) approval for the emergency use authorisation (EUA) for India-manufactured Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin is likely to be delayed till October 5, reported ANI on Saturday.