Modi govt cannot run away from questions saying ‘Hum Adani ke hain kaun?’:...

The Congress on Sunday (February 5) went all out to grill the Narendra Modi government over its “loud silence” over the allegations against ...
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FIR against former cricketer Vinod Kambli after wife alleges drunken assault

Former Indian cricketer Vinod Kambli has been booked for allegedly assaulting and abusing his wife in a drunken state on Friday. Mumbai Police have registered an FIR though no arrest has been made yet, an official told news agency PTI on Sunday. The alleged incident took place at Kambli’s home in suburban Bandra 1 pm and 1.30 pm on Friday. Kambl...

Explained: What is a ‘spy balloon’ and how it is used?

The United States has accused China of operating a "spy balloon" within its airspace, while Beijing has countered by asserting that it is simply a "civilian airship used for meteorological research." The occurrence has sparked controversy and ignited a political dispute in Washington after the white balloon, reportedly the size of three buses, w...

India’s first hydrogen train on Kalka-Shimla route by December: Vaishnaw

Indian Railways will operate 35 hydrogen trains under “Hydrogen for Heritage” at an estimated cost of ₹80 crore per train and ground infrastructure of ₹70 crore per route on various heritage/hill routes, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw informed the Rajya Sabha. The first hydrogen-powered train will run on the heritage Kalka-Shimla line by Dece...

Centre to ban 138 betting apps, 94 loan apps with Chinese links

Following recommendations of the Union Home Ministry, the Centre has decided to ban and block 138 betting apps and 94 loan lending apps with Chinese links on an urgent and emergency basis. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) carried out the action. Sources said that MeitY has already initiated the process to block thes...

Arunachal cabinet increases upper age limit for gen candidates to 35 in civil service...

The Arunachal Pradesh Cabinet has approved to increase the upper age limit for state civil service examination for general candidates to 35 and scheduled tribes to 40, an official statement said. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Saturday. The cabinet approved the amendments in Rule 3 of Arunacha...

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Chhattisgarh: Elephant found dead in Raigarh; 6th fatality in 4 months

A nearly 70-year female elephant has been found dead at a forest in Chhattisgarhs Raigarh district, with officials suspecting the jumbo died of age-related complications. The carcass was found on Saturday in the forest adjoining Gersa village under Dharamjaigarh forest division, an official said on Sunday. Soon after being alerted, f...

British woman accuses two staffers of Goa airport of extortion

A 62-year-old British national has complained to the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Goa Police against two staff members of the airport at Dabolim in the coastal state of allegedly extorting money from her to provide her wheelchair service, police sources said on Sunday. When contacted, the Goa international airports director SVT Dhan...

Huge opportunity: Sqdn Ldr Avni Chaturvedi on becoming first woman IAF pilot to parti...

Weeks after scripting history by becoming the first woman fighter pilot of the Indian Air Force (IAF) to take part in an aerial wargame abroad, Squadron Leader Avani Chaturvedi says flying combat aircraft is exciting and the sky is the limit for young people wanting to pursue a career in the force. Chaturvedi, a Su-30MKI pilot, was part of the IAF...

Centre likely to hike DA by 4 percentage points to 42%

The central government is likely to increase dearness allowance (DA) for its over one crore employees and pensioners by four percentage points to 42 per cent from existing 38 per cent as per the agreed formula for the purpose. The DA for employees and pensioners is worked out on the basis of the latest Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers...

India to tie up with France, UAE for defence, nuclear energy, tech

India, France and the UAE on Saturday unveiled an ambitious roadmap for cooperation in areas of defence, nuclear energy and technology under a trilateral framework. After a phone conversation among their foreign ministers, a joint statement said the three sides agreed that the trilateral initiative will serve as a forum to promote the design and...

Why Chidambaram thinks a home loan can be part of a savings plan

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Sunday asked Finance Secretary TV Somanathan to re-examine his theory on housing loan. The senior Congress leader was referring to Somanathan’s recent media interview, where he said a housing loan is not a saving from the macroeconomic aspect but “merely a push towards certain things”. The Finance Secr...

Pervez Musharraf, former Pak President who orchestrated Kargil war, dead

Former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf died of prolonged illness at a hospital in Dubai, Pakistan’s Geo News reported on Sunday (February 5). He was 79. He was diagnosed with Amyloidosis in 2018 and was undergoing treatment at Dubai’s American Hospital. Amyloidosis, a rare disease, occurs when an abnormal protein builds up in organs ...

British PM Rishi Sunak joins UK-India NSA meeting

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in a "special gesture" briefly joined a meeting here between Indias National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and his UK counterpart Tim Barrow and assured his governments full support to deepen bilateral strategic partnership in sectors like trade and defence. Doval and Barrow met at the UK Cabinet Office, a departme...

Delhi records minimum temperature of 9.8 degrees Celsius

The minimum temperature in the national capital on Sunday settled at 9.8 degrees Celsius, a notch above the seasons average, the India Meteorological Department said. The relative humidity recorded at 8:30 am was 88 per cent, the IMD said. The weather department has forecast mainly clear skies for the day, with the maximum temperature expected to ...

3 more members of banned PFI arrested in MP for conspiracy against govt

The Madhya Pradesh Police have arrested three members of the banned outfit Popular Front of India (PFI) on charges of conspiring against the government and indulging in unlawful activities, an official said on Sunday. With this, the police have taken into custody four members of the banned outfit in the last couple of days. In the la...

Stage set for BRS public meeting in Nanded

The stage is set for Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao-led BRS party to hold its first meeting outside the state at Nanded in Maharashtra on Sunday. Rao is expected to reach Nanded at 12.30 pm and address the meeting titled BRS Charikala Sabha at 1.30 pm , CMO sources said today. He will garland the Chhatrapati Shivaji sta...

Child marriage: AIUDF claims crackdown without framing rules; Cong questions failure ...

The AIUDF on Saturday alleged that the Assam government is carrying out a crackdown on child marriage under provisions of the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act (PCMA) without framing the requisite rules. The Congress too questioned the BJP-led government for failing to act against agencies which are mandated to protect child rights. In a crackdo...

Newborn lion cub dies at Etawah safari in UP

A five-day-old cub of a lioness died at the Etawah Lion Safari here, officials said on Sunday. A K Singh, deputy director of Etawah Lion Safari, said lioness Jessica gave birth to a cub on February 1 and it died on Saturday. The body has been sent for post-mortem examination and the cause of death will be known once the report comes, he said.(Exce...

Several landlords booked for not providing details of tenants to police in J-Ks Reasi...

Eight cases have been registered against land owners, including hoteliers, for not providing details of tenants to police in Jammu and Kashmirs Reasi district, an official said. The verification process was initiated after several instances of anti-national elements staying in residential areas in the guise of tenants and domestic helps came to th...

Fire breaks out in house in UP village, girl charred to death

Kaushambi (UP), Feb 5 (PTI ) A three-year-old girl was burnt alive when the thatched roof of her house caught fire here, police said on Sunday. Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP), Samar Bahadur Singh, said, "A fire broke out in the thatched house of one Rambabu, a resident of Bahadurpur village. Rambabus three-year-old daughter Nandini was s...

Chile wildfires spread amid heat wave as death toll rises

Chile extended an emergency declaration to yet another region on Saturday as firefighters struggled to control dozens of raging wildfires that have claimed at least 22 lives amid a scorching heat wave that has broken records. The government declared a state of catastrophe in the La Araucanía region, which is south of Ñuble and Biobío, two central-...

PM Modi to address Jaipur sport meet participants

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the participants of the Jaipur Mahakhel on Sunday via video conferencing. The Prime Ministers Office said the event is being organised in the Rajasthan capital by Lok Sabha MP from Jaipur Rural and former Union minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore. The Mahakhel (mega sport), which is focussing on Kabaddi c...

India biggest exporter of vaccines, mobile phones: Union Minister Thakur

India is now the hub of the startup ecosystem in the world, ranking third with 90,000 startups and 107 unicorn companies worth 30 billion dollars, Union Minister Anurag Singh Thakur has said He also said the country is now the biggest exporter of vaccines, mobile phones and defence equipment. The Minister for Information and Broadcasting, and ...

China balloon: Many questions about suspected spy in the sky

What in the world was that thing? The massive white orb that drifted across US airspace this week and was shot down by the Air Force over the Atlantic on live television Saturday triggered a diplomatic maelstrom and blew up on social media. China insists the balloon was just an errant civilian airship used mainly for meteorological research that w...

Ex-Cong MLA dies in road accident in Odisha

Former Congress MLA Arjun Charan Das died on Saturday after a truck hit his motorcycle in Odishas Jajpur district, police said. The accident occurred on the Kharasrota bridge of the district, when the ex-legislator from Binjharpur assembly constituency was mowed down by the goods vehicle, Sadar Police Station inspector-in-charge Manas Ranjan Cha...
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