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Sep 29, 2021 11:03 PM IST
Tamil Nadu reports 1,624 new Covid-19 cases, 24 deaths
Tamil Nadu reported 1,624 new Covid-19 cases and 24 deaths as the state's death toll reached 35,550. The active caseload stood at 17,192, reports ANI.
Sep 29, 2021 10:52 PM IST
'We want Rahul Gandhi to visit our districts too', says Chhattisgarh MLA Brihaspati Singh in Delhi
Chhattisgarh Congress MLA Brihaspati Singh said that seven to eight MLAs have come to Delhi and also 15 to 16 MLAs would visit the national capital to meet the party's Chhattisgarh in-charge PL Punia. He also said that the MLAs want Rahul Gandhi, who is scheduled to visit the Bastar region, to visit their districts too, reports ANI.
Sep 29, 2021 08:25 PM IST
Amarinder Singh discussed farmers' protest with home minister: Captain's media advisor
Amarinder Singh's media advisor said that the former Punjab chief minister discussed farmers' protest with Union home minister Amit Shah and urged him to repeal farm laws to resolve the crisis urgently.
Sep 29, 2021 07:37 PM IST
Nitish says demand for special status to Bihar continue
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar said on Wednesday that the demand for special status to Bihar would continue, days after a senior JD(U) minister stated otherwise.
Sep 29, 2021 07:14 PM IST
Schools in Mumbai for classes 8 to 12 to reopen from October 4
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) announced that all schools in Mumbai, public and private, for classes 8 to 12 will reopen from October 4.
Sep 29, 2021 07:01 PM IST
Maken says Sibal, others shouldn't degrade party that gave them an identity
Congress leader Ajay Maken said Sonia Gandhi had ensured that Kapil Sibal becomes a minister in Union Cabinet despite not having organizational background. “Everyone in the party is being heard. Want to tell Mr Sibal others that they shouldn't degrade the organization that gave them an identity,” ANI quoted Maken as saying.
Sep 29, 2021 06:18 PM IST
Former Punjab CM arrives at home minister Amit Shah residence in New Delhi
Former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh has reached the residence of Union home minister Amit Shah in New Delhi. Singh is meeting Shah a day after Navjot Singh Sidhu resigned as Punjab Congress chief.
Sep 29, 2021 05:31 PM IST
‘No new Nipah virus cases in Kerala’: Health minister Veena George
No new Nipah virus cases have been recorded in Kerala, state health minister Veena George said. “NIV Pune has informed us that in some samples collected from bats from a particular place the presence of antibodies against Nipah virus has been found. ICMR is doing further studies on this,” she also said, reports ANI.
Sep 29, 2021 05:26 PM IST
Covid-19: Over 91% in Kerala given first dose, ‘focus now on second doses’ says state health minister
Kerala health minister Veena George said that more than 91% of the state's population has been administered the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. “We are now focusing on the second dose: Kerala Health Minister Veena George,” she said, reports ANI.
Sep 29, 2021 04:51 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee welcomes Luizinho Faleiro to TMC
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee welcomed Luizinho Faleiro to the Trinamool Congress. “Together we will stand up for every Goan, fight divisive forces and work towards ushering in a NEW DAWN for Goa,” she tweeted.
Sep 29, 2021 04:44 PM IST
Former Goa CM Luizinho Faleiro joins TMC in Kolkata
Former Goa chief minister Luizinho Faleiro joins the Trinamool Congress in Kolkata.
Sep 29, 2021 04:34 PM IST
3.5-magnitude earthquake strikes 62km northwest of Assam
An earthquake of magnitude 3.5 on the Richter scale was recorded at 62km west-northwest of Tezpur, Assam at 4.12pm, reports ANI citing the National Center for Seismology (NCS).
Sep 29, 2021 04:26 PM IST
Former Goa CM Faleiro meets West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee
Former Goa chief minister Luizinho Faleiro, who recently quit the Congress party, met with West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, reports ANI.
Sep 29, 2021 04:21 PM IST
Those who left Cong should come back; we must introspect how to strengthen party, says Kapil Sibal on Punjab crisis
Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal said that people who have left the party should come back, regarding the crisis in Punjab. “This happening in a border state can be exploited by forces across the border,” he said.
“We have to introspect how to strengthen party,” he added.
Sep 29, 2021 04:10 PM IST
Former cop Sachin Vaze's plea for house custody dismissed
A Sessions Court on Wednesday rejected the house custody plea of dismissed police official Sachin Vaze who has been arrested by NIA in Antilia Bomb Scare Case and Mansukh Hiren murder case.
The court however allowed him home food, and to be kept in hospital facility for a month at the Taloja Jail.
Sep 29, 2021 03:46 PM IST
‘Safe festivities will be a determining factor’: Dr VK Paul on fight against Covid-19
Dr VK Paul, Niti Aayog member, health, said that safe festivities would be a determining factor in country's fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, reports ANI.
Sep 29, 2021 03:23 PM IST
Union cabinet approves doubling of Nimach-Ratlam, Rajkot-Kanalus railway lines
Union cabinet has approved the doubling of Nimach-Ratlam railway line at a cost of ₹1,095.88 crore and Rajkot-Kanalus railway line at a cost of ₹1,080.58 crore, reports ANI.
Sep 29, 2021 02:52 PM IST
Delhi govt extends Mangu Singh's tenure as DMRC MD till March 31, 2022
The Delhi government has extended the tenure of Mangu Singh as the managing director of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) till March 31, 2022, reports PTI citing an official order.
Sep 29, 2021 02:37 PM IST
‘We will soon announce’: Kejriwal on AAP's CM candidate in Punjab.
Arvind Kejriwal said that the AAP would soon announce the party's chief ministerial candidate for the Punjab assembly polls next year. “We will soon announce and you all will be proud of him,” he said.
Sep 29, 2021 02:30 PM IST
Arvind Kejriwal says Punjab CM Channi should full Amarinder Singh's promises
AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal said that whatever is happening in Punjab is very unfortunate. He also said that Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi should fulfill the promises made by Captain Amarinder Singh.
Kejriwal was speaking at Chandigarh International Airport, before leaving for Ludhiana
Sep 29, 2021 01:59 PM IST
North Korea missile launches pose threat to region, US to stick to diplomatic path: Envoy
North Korea's test-firing of a newly developed hypersonic missile is a threat to the stability of the region but the United States will not be deterred from pursuing a diplomatic path forward, a top US envoy said on Wednesday.
Sep 29, 2021 01:49 PM IST
Heavy rainfall in Paschim Medinipur causes waterlogging
Heavy rainfall in Paschim Medinipur causes waterlogging in various parts of the district.
Sep 29, 2021 01:34 PM IST
DDMA allows Dussehra, Durga Puja celebrations this year
Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) allows Dussehra and Durga Puja celebrations this year but with restrictions such as crowds in venues cannot exceed total seats, no eateries, no fairs, 100% mask compliance, separate entry-exit points. Phased re-opening of remaining classes in schools to begin on November 1, the DDMA decided today. The modalities of the phased re-opening of remaining classes in schools will be decided in first DDMA meeting after Dussehra.
Sep 29, 2021 01:12 PM IST
Weather likely to improve from tomorrow: IMD Kolkata
Well marked low pressure rea now lies over western parts of Gangetic West Bengal, neighborhood and associated cyclonic circulation extends upto midtropospheric levels. Rainfall likely to continue over districts of South Bengal today. Weather likely to improve from tomorrow: IMD Kolkata
Sep 29, 2021 12:58 PM IST
Taliban regime urges India to resume passenger flights to Kabul, request under review
Taiban's Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan writes to DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) to resume commercial flights to Afghanistan (Kabul). Letter is under review by Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA). India had stopped all commercial flight operations to Kabul post August 15, reports ANI.
Sep 29, 2021 12:56 PM IST
North Korea Says New Missile has hard-to-stop hypersonic glider
North Korea said its latest rocket launch was a successful test of a “hypersonic missile,” suggesting the regime had come closer to putting nuclear warheads in high-speed gliders that can evade US missile defenses.
Sep 29, 2021 12:37 PM IST
UP CM launches "Nirbhaya - Ek Pahal" programme under Mission Shakti
CM Yogi Adityanath launches "Nirbhaya - Ek Pahal" programme under Mission Shakti - Phase 3 in Lucknow
"75,000 women would get connected with state banks, get loans at cheaper interest rates and get benefits of state subsidies under PM Mudra Yojana for 3 months," he says.
Sep 29, 2021 12:30 PM IST
Boeing 737 MAX test flight for China's regulator a success
Boeing Co's 737 MAX test flight for China's aviation regulator last month was successful and the planemaker hopes a two-year grounding will be lifted this year, the head of Boeing's China business said on Wednesday.
Sep 29, 2021 12:18 PM IST
I-T dept asks taxmen to accept applications till Sep 30 for settlement before Interim Board
The Income Tax department has issued an order asking taxmen to accept till September 30, applications for settlement of pending tax cases.
Sep 29, 2021 11:40 AM IST
Japan ruling party elects Fumio Kishida leader, next PM
Japan ruling party elects Fumio Kishida leader, next PM, repors AFP.
Sep 29, 2021 11:22 AM IST
ED summons Shiv Sena MP Bhavana Gawali on Oct 4 in money laundering case
Enforcement Directorate summons Shiv Sena MP Bhavana Gawali for Monday- October 4, in a money laundering case, reports ANI.
Sep 29, 2021 11:19 AM IST
Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi holds a state cabinet meeting
Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi holds a state cabinet meeting in Chandigarh.
Sep 29, 2021 11:18 AM IST
Would stand by my commitment for betterment of Punjab: Navjot Singh Sidhu
A day after he resigned as president of Punjab Congress, Navjot Singh Sidhu uploaded a video on Wednesday, in which he obliquely criticised the appointment of induction of tainted MLAs into the Channi cabinet and appointments of DGP and advocate general. “ l will not misguide the high command or let anyone do so” he asserted, saying he would stand by his principles and commitments for the betterment of Punjab.
Sep 29, 2021 11:16 AM IST
Mehbooba Mufti claims she has been put under house arrest again
Mehbooba Mufti claims she has been put under house arrest again, was planning to visit village in Tral.
Sep 29, 2021 11:06 AM IST
Suicide reported at Delhi high court precincle
An information has been received that one constable of Rajasthan Armed Constabulary, deployed in Delhi high court security, has reportedly committed suicide by his service weapon. He is company from Kotkasim Alwar and is 30-year-old. Today morning he came on duty around 9.30am. He had joined duty today after coming back from leave: Delhi Police.
Sep 29, 2021 11:04 AM IST
Rahul Gandhi on 2-day visit to Kerala amid reports of infighting in state Congress unit
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrived in Kerala on Wednesday for a two-day visit amid growing dissent in the party's state unit.
Sep 29, 2021 10:59 AM IST
No personal rivalry with anyone: Navjot Singh Sidhu
No personal rivalry with anyone; 17 years of my political career has been for a purpose, to make difference, to take a stand and to make people's lives better. This is my only religion...: Navjot Singh Sidhu who resigned as Punjab Congress chief, yesterday.
Sep 29, 2021 10:20 AM IST
Earthquake of 4.3 magnitude strikes Sikkim's Lachung
An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 on the Ritcher scale struck the Lachung area of North Sikkim district on Wednesday. The earthquake struck around 9:04 am.
Sep 29, 2021 09:58 AM IST
US senator lauds India’s decision to resume Covid-19 vaccine export
A top Republican senator has welcomed India’s decision to resume the export of Covid-19 vaccines and asked the country to increase its production to meet its international obligations.
Sep 29, 2021 09:17 AM IST
India logs 18,870 fresh Covid-19 cases 378 deaths in last 24 hours
India recorded 18,870 new cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the last 24 hours, which pushed the nationwide tally to 33,716,451, while the death toll climbed to 447,751 with 378 daily fatalities, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare on Wednesday.
Sep 29, 2021 08:52 AM IST
US administers 391.2 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines: CDC
The United States has administered 391,152,574 doses of Covid-19 vaccines as of Tuesday morning and distributed 472,646,105 doses, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
Sep 29, 2021 08:49 AM IST
60 students test Covid-19 positive in Bengaluru boarding school
In Bengaluru boarding school, 60 students test Covid-19 positive.
Sep 29, 2021 08:30 AM IST
North Korea tests new hypersonic missile as it ramps up weapon systems
The projectile North Korea fired off its east coast on Tuesday was a newly developed hypersonic missile, state news media KCNA reported on Wednesday, the latest in a series of new weapons tested by the reclusive state.
Sep 29, 2021 08:05 AM IST
5 killed in attack on Malian army convoy
Five people were killed and four others wounded in an attack on an army-escorted convoy in western Mali, the Malian Armed Forces (FAMa) said on Tuesday on their official website.
Sep 29, 2021 07:16 AM IST
Arvind Kejriwal's Punjab visit begins today; 'big announcements' expected
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal will begin his two-day visit to Punjab from Ludhiana on Wednesday. The party said on Tuesday that Kejriwal will make "big" announcements" during the visit, which comes just few months ahead of the assembly elections in the states.
Sep 29, 2021 06:38 AM IST
SAD protest march from Mohali to Chandigarh today over land compensation
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) plans to hold a protest march in Punjab on Wednesday from Mohali to the chief minister's residence in Chandigarh over demands for greater compensation for farmers whose lands have been acquired by the government to develop various road projects which will pass through 19 districts of the state.
Sep 29, 2021 06:09 AM IST
Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC IPO to open today; sets price band at ₹695-712/share
The three-day initial public offering (IPO) of Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC will open for subscription on Wednesday and end on October 1, the company had announced in a virtual press conference on Friday.
Sep 29, 2021 05:43 AM IST
Bombay HC to hear today Anil Deshmukh's plea against ED summons
The Bombay high court will on Wednesday hear the plea filed by Maharashtra's former home minister Anil Deshmukh against summons issued to him by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in an alleged money laundering case.
Sep 29, 2021 05:32 AM IST
DDMA likely to decide today on Ramlilas, reopening of schools for classes 6-8
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) is scheduled to hold a meeting on Wednesday where it is expected to take a call on allowing Ramlilas during the Navratri and reopening of schools for junior classes, news agency PTI reported quoting officials.
Sep 29, 2021 05:01 AM IST
Gang clash at Ecuador prison kills 24 inmates and injures 48
A riot in a penitentiary in coastal city of Guayaquil killed 24 inmates and injured 48 more Tuesday, Ecuadorian officials said.
Sep 29, 2021 05:01 AM IST
1 in 4 Indians fully vaccinated
India’s mass inoculation programme closed in on a yet another major milestone on Tuesday, with almost one in every four eligible Indians (24.8%) having been fully vaccinated by the end of day. Another 43.5% have been party vaccinated.
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- Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Neeraj Chopra spend time with students and kids at a school in Ahmedabad where he shared tips on throwing the javelin.
- He also claimed that the Omicron variant has not increased the fatality rate so far. "No one in South Africa, infected with the Omicron variant, has been put on oxygen. It has not increased the fatality rate so far,” the minister said.