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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 9:59 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 8:16 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 7:49 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 6:52 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 6:06 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 6:03 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 5:27 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 4:59 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 4:55 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 4:43 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 4:11 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 3:42 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 2:56 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 2:50 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 2:22 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 2:04 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 1:39 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 1:36 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 9:50 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 8:47 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 8:06 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 7:21 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.

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 9:50 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 8:47 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 8:06 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 7:21 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.