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Sep 23, 2021 11:08 PM IST
PM Modi holds bilateral meeting with Australian counterpart
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a bilateral meeting with Australian PM Scott Morrison in Washington, reports ANI.
Sep 23, 2021 10:12 PM IST
CDS Rawat attends conference of Chiefs of General Staff of SCO member states in Russia
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat attended the conference of the Chiefs of General Staff of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) countries in Orenburg at Russia, as part of his two-day visit to the country, reports ANI citing the Indian army.
Sep 23, 2021 08:52 PM IST
Discussed continued investment in innovation in India, says Adobe's Narayen on meeting PM Modi
Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen said that he discussed the company's continued investment in innovation during his meeting with PM Modi. “He said he believes that technology is the way to help move things forward,” Narayen said, reports ANI.
Sep 23, 2021 08:10 PM IST
Covid-19 vaccination drive: Over 840 million doses administered in India
More than 840 million Covid-19 vaccine doses have been delivered in India so far and over 6.5 million doses have been delivered as of 7pm today.
Sep 23, 2021 07:42 PM IST
IMD predicts more showers in next 4 days as heavy rains lash parts of Gujarat
The India Meteorological Department has predicted more rains in the next four days as heavy rains lashed parts of Gujarat, where 103 roads have been shut due to the rains, reports PTI.
Sep 23, 2021 07:38 PM IST
PM Modi meets Qualcomm CEO Cristiano R Amon
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with the president and CEO of Qualcomm Cristiano R Amon in Washington, reports ANI.
Sep 23, 2021 06:17 PM IST
Kerala reports 19,682 new Covid-19 cases, 152 deaths in last 24 hours
Kerala logged 19,682 new Covid-19 cases and 152 deaths in the last 24 hours. The state's death toll was recorded at 24,191 and the active caseload stood at 160,046, reports ANI.
Sep 23, 2021 05:00 PM IST
Over 62% Covid-19 cases last week were from Kerala, says Centre
Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan said that over 62% of the Covid-19 cases reported in India last week were from Kerala, reports ANI.
Sep 23, 2021 04:57 PM IST
3 terrorists eliminated by Indian Army in J&K's Rampur sector
Three terrorists were eliminated in a brief operation in the early hours today in the Hathlanga forest in Rampur sector, Jammu and Kashmir, reports ANI.
Sep 23, 2021 04:20 PM IST
SC to pass order on Centre's guidelines recommending ex-gratia to kin of Covid victims on Oct 4
The Supreme Court said that it considers the Central government’s guidelines recommending ₹50,000 ex-gratia payment to the kin of people who died due to Covid-19 and would pass an order on Oct 4, reports ANI.
“We have to take judicial notice of the fact that what India has done, no other country could do,” the bench observed during the hearing.
Sep 23, 2021 03:32 PM IST
Nobel science, literature prizes to be awarded in winners' home countries
The Nobel prizes for science and literature would be awarded in the winners' home countries, reports AFP.
Sep 23, 2021 02:56 PM IST
Army jawan shoots himself dead with service rifle in J&K's Kupwara district, reports PTI
An army jawan shot himself dead with service rifle in the Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, reports PTI citing officials.
Sep 23, 2021 02:33 PM IST
‘Requested fire crackers to be banned in neighbouring states also’: Delhi environment minister
Delhi's environment minister Gopal Rai said that the has requested Union environment minister that fire crackers should be banned in Delhi's neighbouring states too, during Diwali, reports ANI.
Sep 23, 2021 01:47 PM IST
At least 3 dead in godown explosion in Bengaluru, officials probing cause
Three people died and one was injured after an explosion was reported in a godown of a transport company in Bengaluru on Thursday. Officials are probing the cause.
More details awaited.
Sep 23, 2021 01:34 PM IST
Man held for spreading communal messages ahead of Bhabanipur bypoll
The Bengal police said on Thursday that they have arrested a man from Birbhum district for allegedly spreading communally sensitive messages and obscene materials through WhatsApp groups, days ahead of the Bhabanipur bypoll.
"In the wake of the Bhabanipur bypoll, a number of WhatsApp groups was created. The admin of the groups, who was arrested, along with others used them to post communal messages. They also posted some obscene materials containing sexually explicit acts," a policer officer told news agency PTI.
Sep 23, 2021 01:16 PM IST
Former Delhi Police Commissioner Y S Dadwal passes away at 70
Former Delhi Police Commissioner Y S Dadwal died at the age of 70 following prolonged illness, officials told news agency PTI on Thursday. A senior police officer said Dadwal died on Wednesday night in Delhi. Dadwal, a 1974-batch IPS officer became the Delhi Police Commissioner in 2007.
Sep 23, 2021 01:14 PM IST
Bihar: Bike-borne criminals abduct 12-year-old girl, demand ₹5 lakh
A 12-year-old girl was kidnapped by motorcycles-borne criminals from Bihar’s Muzaffarpur. The abductors demanded ₹5 lakh for her safe release, officials said. Read more
Sep 23, 2021 11:52 AM IST
SC to set up technical expert panel to inquire into Pegasus row
The Supreme Court will set up a technical expert committee to inquire into the Pegasus snooping row, Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana said on Thursday.
The issue came into light in July after an international investigative consortium said that many important figures in the country including ministers, opposition leaders, journalists, businessmen etc were the potential targets of an Israeli firm NSO Group’s phone hacking software called Pegasus.
The monsoon session of Parliament has witnessed widespread protests from opposition leaders over the alleged surveillance of citizens.
Sep 23, 2021 11:37 AM IST
Anirudh Tewari appointed as new Punjab chief secretary
The Punjab government on Thursday appointed Anirudh Tewari as the state's new chief secretary. Tewari is a 1990-batch IAS officer.
Sep 23, 2021 10:47 AM IST
'Covid-19 lockdown in New Zealand can be lifted if…,' says PM Jacinda Ardern
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday that the lockdown imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), can be dropped if the rate of vaccination is more than 90%, news agency Reuters reported. Read more
Sep 23, 2021 10:44 AM IST
70 teaching staff of Kabul Univ resign after Taliban sack V-C
Nearly 70 teaching staff of the Kabul University resigned after the Taliban on Wednesday sacked vice-chancellor Muhammad Osman Baburi, a PhD holder and replaced with Muhammad Ashraf Ghairat, who only has a BA degree, news agency ANI reported on Thursday. The appointment of Ghairat has led to protests on social media. Critics highlighted a tweet by Ghairat in 2020 where he justified the killing of journalists.
Sep 23, 2021 09:20 AM IST
India sees rise in daily Covid tally with nearly 32,000 new cases
India's daily tally of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) saw a major rise on Thursday as 31,923 cases were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the caseload to 33,563,421, according to the Union health ministry's dashboard. As many as 282 patients died and 31,990 recovered from the viral disease, taking the cumulative count of deaths and recoveries to 446,050 and 32,815,731 respectively. The active cases in the country stand at 301,640.
Sep 23, 2021 09:02 AM IST
Somaiya files complaint against state govt, Mumbai police over his detention
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kirit Somaiya on Wednesday filed a complaint against the Maharashtra government and the Mumbai police at Navghar Mulund East Police Station over his alleged detention at Karad Railway Station. Read more
Sep 23, 2021 08:09 AM IST
Update: Militant killed in encounter with forces in J-K's Shopian
Security forces on Thursday morning killed a militant in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Kashwa village in Zainapora area of the district following information about presence of militants there, officials told news agency PTI.
Sep 23, 2021 07:12 AM IST
JNU to reopen classes for 3rd-year PhD scholars from today
As the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) situation improves in Delhi, the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has decided to hold classes for third-year PhD scholars from Thursday. The university said in a statement on Wednesday that final year MBA and MSc students can attend physical classes from September 27 (next Monday). Read more
Sep 23, 2021 07:01 AM IST
Encounter breaks out at Kashwa area in J-K's Shopian
An encounter has broken at the Kashwa area in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, the J-K Police said on Thursday, adding, police and security forces are undertaking the operation.
Sep 23, 2021 06:17 AM IST
Bengal leader Mainul Haque, who quit Congress, likely to join TMC today
Veteran Congress leader from West Bengal Mainul Haque, who resigned from the party on Tuesday, is likely to join the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Thursday. Speaking to news agency PTI, Haque had said after resigning that he had sent the interim letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi. Read more
Sep 23, 2021 06:06 AM IST
Covid-19: US authorizes Pfizer booster for elderly and high-risk people: Report
The United States on Wednesday authorized the use of boosters of Pfizer's vaccine against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) for people aged over 65, people at high-risk of severe disease and those in high-exposure settings to the virus.