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Sep 27, 2021 10:45 PM IST

6 dead in lightning strikes in Dewas, Madhya Pradesh; CM Chouhan announces ₹4 lakh ex-gratia

Six people were dead in Dewas in Madhya Pradesh and chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced an ex-gratia of 4 lakh for the family of the deceased, reports ANI.

Sep 27, 2021 10:43 PM IST

BJP's S Selvaganapathy elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha from Puducherry

BJP candidate S Selvanganapathi was elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha for the lone seat from Puducherry, reports ANI. 

Sep 27, 2021 9:57 PM IST

Union health minister Mandaviya congratulates nation after yet another day of administering 10 million+ doses 

Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya congratulated the nation after the country records yet another day of over 10 million doses being administered. 

“Under PM @NarendraModi ji, India delivers a punch to Corona - Record of 1+ crore vaccines achieved for the 5th time,” he tweeted.

Sep 27, 2021 9:18 PM IST

Newly sworn-in UP cabinet ministers assigned portfolios; Jitin Prasada gets technical education

Portfolios have been allocated to all the seven new ministers who were sworn in on Sunday following the UP cabinet expansion. Jitin Prasada has been given the technical education portfolio.

Sep 27, 2021 9:10 PM IST

2 trekkers dead, 14 stranded in Khemenger Glacier in Lahaul Spiti due to bad weather, rescue operation launched

Due to bad weather, two trekkers have died while 14 others are stranded in the Khemenger glacier in Lahaul Spiti in Himachal Pradesh, reports ANI citing Lahaul Spiti deputy commissioner Neeraj Kumar. Also, the ITBP and the Army have launched a rescue operation.

Sep 27, 2021 8:55 PM IST

US President Biden to get Covid-19 booster shot on Monday, reports AFP

US President Joe Biden is expected to receive his Covid-19 vaccine booster dose on Monday, reports AFP citing the White House.

Sep 27, 2021 8:25 PM IST

Telangana High Court to function virtually from Sept 28 to 30 due to heavy rains in Hyderabad

All benches of the Telangana High Court would function virtually for three days between September 28 and 30 due to the heavy rainfall in Hyderabad, reports ANI. 

Sep 27, 2021 8:07 PM IST

PM Modi to dedicate 35 crop varieties with special traits to the nation on Sept 28

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate 35 crop varieties with special traits to the nation tomorrow via video conferencing, reports ANI citing Modi's office.

Sep 27, 2021 7:59 PM IST

‘I see absolutely no hope or even the will to prevent the collapse of the party’: Luizinho Faleiro in letter to Sonia Gandhi

Former Goa chief minister and MLA Luizinho Faleiro, in his resignation letter to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, wrote “I see absolutely no hope or even the will to prevent the collapse of the party and change for the better,” reports ANI. 

Sep 27, 2021 7:35 PM IST

Tamil Nadu logs 1,657 new Covid-19 cases, 19 deaths in last 24 hours

Tamil Nadu logged 1,657 new Covid-19 cases and 19 deaths in the last 24 hours. The death toll climbed to 35,509 and the active caseload stood at 17,261, reports ANI.

Sep 27, 2021 7:34 PM IST

Madhya Pradesh CM Chouhan dances with locals during event in Khargone

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan danced with a group of locals during his visit to Khargone as part of his Jandarshan Yatra, reports ANI. 

Sep 27, 2021 6:48 PM IST

CBI granted 7 days custody of Anand Giri, Aadya Prasad, Sandeep Tiwari in Mahant Narendra Giri death case

The CJM court on Monday allowed the CBI's application for remand of Anand Giri, Aadya Prasad and Sandeep Tiwari who are accused in the suspicious death of Mahant Narendra Giri and granted seven days custody to the agency.

Sep 27, 2021 6:22 PM IST

Suvendhu Adikari files application at Calcutta High Court seeking dismissal of Mukul Roy from MLA post 

West Bengal assembly's leader of opposition Suvendhu Adikari filed an application at the Calcutta High Court seeking the dismissal of Mukul Roy from the post of MLA under the anti-defection law, reports ANI. Roy had quit the BJP and joined the TMC earlier in June.

Sep 27, 2021 6:10 PM IST

EDMC mayor suspends 17 AAP members for alleged misconduct in House, reports PTI

East Delhi Mayor Shyam Sunder Aggarwal suspends 17 AAP members of East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) for 15 days for alleged misconduct in the house, reports PTI citing an official.

Sep 27, 2021 6:08 PM IST

Facebook pauses Instagram for children app after widespread criticism

Facebook has paused its plan to develop a version of the Instagram mobile app for children under 13 following widespread criticism, the company's head of Instagram Adam Mosseri said in a statement. 

Sep 27, 2021 5:42 PM IST

'Tired of demanding special status': Bihar minister says state will not seek special status from Centre

Bihar's minister for planning and development Brijendra Yadav (JD-U) said that the government would no more seek special status from Centre and it has become tired of demanding special status for state. 

"There is limit to it. Now we will seek special assistance in every field," said Yadav, a senior minister in the Nitish Kumar government.

Sep 27, 2021 5:03 PM IST

Delhi logs 32 new Covid-19 cases, posivity rate at 0.06%

Delhi logged 32 new Covid-19 cases and no new fatalities and the positivity rate was recorded at 0.06%, PTI reported.

Sep 27, 2021 4:25 PM IST

Bengaluru police extend Covid-19 restrictions till Oct 11

Bengaluru city police commissioner extended the Covid-19 restrictions, including the night curfew, until October 11, reports ANI. 

Sep 27, 2021 4:20 PM IST

Thunderstorm with light to moderate rains expected in Delhi, adjoining areas in next 2 hrs, says IMD

IMD predicted light to moderate rains with thunderstorm in Delhi and its adjoining areas in the next 2 hours. 

Sep 27, 2021 4:15 PM IST

BJP leader Dilip Ghosh allegedly manhandled during campaigning for Bhabanipur bypoll

BJP leader Dilip Ghosh was allegedly manhandled during his campaign for BJP candidate Priyanka Tibrewal for the bypoll in Bhabanipur assembly constituency. Also, BJP MP Arjun Singh faced ‘go back’ chants by TMC workers, reports PTI. 

Sep 27, 2021 4:04 PM IST

Pune Police arrest 2, recovers ₹92 lakh from 2 locations after raids based on information about IPL betting

Pune Police Commissioner Amitabh Gupta said that two people have been arrested and 92 lakh have been recovered following raids at two locations for IPL betting, reports ANI. 

Sep 27, 2021 2:57 PM IST

Cyclone Gulab weakened into deep depression 

Vishakapatnam IMD chief said cyclone Gulab's intensity has reduced and weakened into a deep depression. “Light to moderate rainfall to continue in Andhra Pradesh & heavy rainfall in 1-2 isolated places of coastal Andhra, fishermen advised not to go into sea today,” the IMD said, reports ANI.

Sep 27, 2021 2:27 PM IST

Delhi govt launches mobile app for tourists

A mobile application containing information about historic and famous places in Delhi and with ticket booking feature has been launched by the Delhi government. Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal expressed hope that the app would help promote tourism in the city, reports ANI. 

Sep 27, 2021 1:50 PM IST

Building collapses in Bengaluru

An incident of building collapse was caught on camera in Bengaluru today. No casualties or injuries reported thus far as officials rush to collapse site.

Sep 27, 2021 1:24 PM IST

BJP's Rajya Sabha candidate from Maharashtra withdraws nomination

Sanjay Upadhyay, BJP's candidate from Maharashtra for the Rajya Sabha elections, withdraws nomination. “Being an obedient worker, I'm following the decision of our leaders,” says Upadhyay.

Sep 27, 2021 12:49 PM IST

SC grants TN Election Commission four months to hold local body polls

Supreme Court grants four months to Tamil Nadu State Election Commission to hold elections to urban local bodies. The state poll panel has sought time till April 2022.

Sep 27, 2021 12:18 PM IST

Dombivali gang-rape: 1 more accused arrested

Another accused arrested in connection with Dombivli gang-rape case. All 33 accused, including two minors, have been arrested: Police

Sep 27, 2021 11:44 AM IST

ED raids: Shiv Sena leader Anandrao Ansul rushed to hospital

Shiv Sena leader Anandrao Ansul taken to hospital after his health deteriorated during raids by the ED at his residence in connection with an alleged fraud case.

Sep 27, 2021 11:24 AM IST

PM Modi launches Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission via video conferencing.

Sep 27, 2021 10:50 AM IST

ED raids underway at Shiv Sena leader Anandrao Rao Ansul's residence in Mumbai

Enforcement Directorate reportedly raids residence of Shiv Sena leader Anandrao Ansul in Mumbai.

Sep 27, 2021 10:11 AM IST

Cyclone Gulab to weaken into depression in next 12 hours: IMD

Cyclone Gulab is likely to move nearly westwards and weaken further into a depression during the next 12 hours: IMD Bhubaneswar

Sep 27, 2021 9:38 AM IST

Train coaches derail in Maharashtra's Lonawala

Two trolleys of rear two coaches of Indore-Daund special train derail at Maharashtra's Lonawala station while entering platform. No casualties/injuries reported so far. Railway relief van reaching the spot. 

Sep 27, 2021 9:09 AM IST

With 26,041 fresh infections, India's daily Covid cases below 30,000 for 3rd straight day

India reports 26,041 new Covid-19 cases, 29,621 recoveries and 276 deaths. Tally rises to 33,678,786 as fresh infections remain below 30,000 for thrid straight day.

Sep 27, 2021 8:55 AM IST

WHO to revive Covid-19 origins probe: Report

The Wall Street Journal has reported that the World Health Organization (WHO) is looking at reviving its probe into the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sep 27, 2021 8:25 AM IST

Extortion case against former Mumbai police chief Param Bir Singh transferred

Extortion case registered by Thane Police against eight, including former Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh, transferred to Maharashtra Crime Investigation Department (CID). 

Sep 27, 2021 7:50 AM IST

Another member of Brazil's UN delegation tests Covid-19 positive

Pedro Guimaraes, a member of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's delegation to the United Nations, has tested positive for Covid-19. Fully vaccinated, Guimaraes, is the fourth member of the delegation to test positive.

Sep 27, 2021 7:26 AM IST

Farmers block Punjab-Haryana Shambhu border

In view of the SKM's bandh call, farmers close Punjab-Haryana Shambhu border.

Sep 27, 2021 6:54 AM IST

Bharat Bandh: No traffic movement from  towards Ghazipur border

Traffic movement has been closed from UP towards Ghazipur due to protest, tweets Delhi Traffic Police.

Sep 27, 2021 6:42 AM IST

China reports 35 new Covid-19 cases

China reports 35 new cases of Covid-19, up from 29 on September 25. Tally rises to 96,050 while toll stays unchanged at 4636.

Sep 27, 2021 6:20 AM IST

Cyclonic storm Gulab has weakened into a deep depression: IMD

The cyclonic storm Gulab over north Andhra Pradesh and adjoining south Odisha, weakened into a deep depression at 2:30 hours IST of 27th September over north Andhra Pradesh. It is likely to continue to move west-northwestwards and weaken further into a Depression during next 6 hours: India Meteorological Department (IMD)

Sep 27, 2021 12:49 PM IST

SC grants TN Election Commission four months to hold local body polls

Supreme Court grants four months to Tamil Nadu State Election Commission to hold elections to urban local bodies. The state poll panel has sought time till April 2022.

Sep 27, 2021 12:18 PM IST

Dombivali gang-rape: 1 more accused arrested

Another accused arrested in connection with Dombivli gang-rape case. All 33 accused, including two minors, have been arrested: Police

Sep 27, 2021 11:44 AM IST

ED raids: Shiv Sena leader Anandrao Ansul rushed to hospital

Shiv Sena leader Anandrao Ansul taken to hospital after his health deteriorated during raids by the ED at his residence in connection with an alleged fraud case.

Sep 27, 2021 11:24 AM IST

PM Modi launches Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission via video conferencing.

Sep 27, 2021 10:50 AM IST

ED raids underway at Shiv Sena leader Anandrao Rao Ansul's residence in Mumbai

Enforcement Directorate reportedly raids residence of Shiv Sena leader Anandrao Ansul in Mumbai.

Sep 27, 2021 10:11 AM IST

Cyclone Gulab to weaken into depression in next 12 hours: IMD

Cyclone Gulab is likely to move nearly westwards and weaken further into a depression during the next 12 hours: IMD Bhubaneswar

Sep 27, 2021 9:38 AM IST

Train coaches derail in Maharashtra's Lonawala

Two trolleys of rear two coaches of Indore-Daund special train derail at Maharashtra's Lonawala station while entering platform. No casualties/injuries reported so far. Railway relief van reaching the spot. 

Sep 27, 2021 9:09 AM IST

With 26,041 fresh infections, India's daily Covid cases below 30,000 for 3rd straight day

India reports 26,041 new Covid-19 cases, 29,621 recoveries and 276 deaths. Tally rises to 33,678,786 as fresh infections remain below 30,000 for thrid straight day.

Sep 27, 2021 8:55 AM IST

WHO to revive Covid-19 origins probe: Report

The Wall Street Journal has reported that the World Health Organization (WHO) is looking at reviving its probe into the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sep 27, 2021 8:25 AM IST

Extortion case against former Mumbai police chief Param Bir Singh transferred

Extortion case registered by Thane Police against eight, including former Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh, transferred to Maharashtra Crime Investigation Department (CID). 

Sep 27, 2021 7:50 AM IST

Another member of Brazil's UN delegation tests Covid-19 positive

Pedro Guimaraes, a member of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's delegation to the United Nations, has tested positive for Covid-19. Fully vaccinated, Guimaraes, is the fourth member of the delegation to test positive.

Sep 27, 2021 7:26 AM IST

Farmers block Punjab-Haryana Shambhu border

In view of the SKM's bandh call, farmers close Punjab-Haryana Shambhu border.

Sep 27, 2021 6:54 AM IST

Bharat Bandh: No traffic movement from  towards Ghazipur border

Traffic movement has been closed from UP towards Ghazipur due to protest, tweets Delhi Traffic Police.

Sep 27, 2021 6:42 AM IST

China reports 35 new Covid-19 cases

China reports 35 new cases of Covid-19, up from 29 on September 25. Tally rises to 96,050 while toll stays unchanged at 4636.

Sep 27, 2021 6:20 AM IST

Cyclonic storm Gulab has weakened into a deep depression: IMD

The cyclonic storm Gulab over north Andhra Pradesh and adjoining south Odisha, weakened into a deep depression at 2:30 hours IST of 27th September over north Andhra Pradesh. It is likely to continue to move west-northwestwards and weaken further into a Depression during next 6 hours: India Meteorological Department (IMD)