CBI books ex-VC of Visva Bharati University for alleged corruption

Newdelhi: The CBI has registered an FIR against former Visva Bharati University vice-chancellor Sushanta Duttagupta for alleged corrupt activities du...

PM Modi reviews COVID-19 situation with CMs of 7 states with high tally

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Sudarshan TV violated programme code; show cause notice issued: Centre

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Six held in Karnataka for betting on IPL cricket matches

Bengaluru: Six people were arrested in Bengaluru on Wednesday (September 22) for allegedly betting on Indian Premier League T20 matches being held in UAE and ₹6 lakh was seized from them.

14 days to decide on plea against Palghar lynching TV show: HC to Centre

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday (September 23) asked the Centre to take a decision within two weeks on the complaint against a media house for broadcasting shows related to the Palghar mob lynching in Maharashtra on April 16.

Parliament passes bill to amend Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act

Newdelhi: Parliament on Wednesday approved a bill to make it mandatory for office bearers of NGOs to provide their Aadhaar numbers at the time of registration and also bring various other changes. Amid Opposition boycott of proceedings over suspension of eight MPs, Rajya Sabha unanimously passed The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2020. ...

Maha: Death toll in Bhiwandi building collapse rises to 33

Thane: The death toll in the Bhiwandibuilding collapse in Maharashtra rose to 33 on Wednesday, withthe recovery of eight more bodies overnight, police said. The dead include 15 children in the age group of twoto 15, including three toddlers. Twenty five persons have been pulled out of the debrisalive so far, police said. They are being treated at hospita...

Kerala government launches e-Challan system

Thiruvananthapuram : Modernising the traffic department, the Kerala government on Tuesday launched the e-Challan system, by which those violating traffic rules can remit fines instantly, using debit and credit cards. Inaugurating the new system online, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said complaints regarding the imposition of traffic penalties will be a thing of th...

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The Company Theatre (TCT) hosted the first open-air live performance since Covid-19 lockdown at Kamshet, near Pune, on September 22.

Frequent power outages taking lives of patients in TN hospitals

Chennai: Tamil Nadu has had many incidents of people admitted to hospitals losing lives due to power cuts. This has been happening for years and it seems nothing much has changed over the years.

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MoS Railways Suresh Angadi dies of COVID-19, PM Modi mourns

Union Minister of State for Railways and Karnataka BJP MP Suresh Angadi passed away on Wednesday, days after he tested positive for COVID-19.

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6th round of Sino-India military talks lasts 14 hrs; focus on defusing tensions at fr...

Newdelhi: The sixth round of military talks between India and China that lasted 14 hours focused on ways to defuse rising tensions along the treacherous and high-altitude friction points in eastern Ladakh considering the approaching harsh winter, people familiar with the developments said on Tuesday. The outcome of the marathon talks on Monday was not imme...

HC stays Delhi govt decision to reserve 80 pc ICU beds for COVID-19 patients in 33 pv...

Newdelhi: The Delhi High Court Tuesday stayed the AAP governments order directing 33 big private hospitals to reserve 80 per cent of ICU beds for COVID-19 patients, holding that the decision appeared to be arbitrary and unreasonable. Justice Navin Chawla said prima facie Delhi governments September 13 order is arbitrary, unreasonable and violative of fundam...

Parliament passes bill to protect healthcare workers against violence

Newdelhi: The Parliament on Monday passed the Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill, which provides for up to five years in jail for those attacking healthcare workers fighting the coronavirus or during any situation akin to the current pandemic. The Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill, 2020, was passed by Lok Sabha by a voice vote. It has already cleared Rajy...

Maha: Death toll in Bhiwandi building collapse rises to 17

Thane: The death toll in the Bhiwandibuilding collapse in Maharashtra rose to 17 on Tuesday, withrecovery of four more bodies during the night, police said. The dead include eight children. The body of a girl,Afsana Ansari, 15, was found in the debris during the night,police said. The number of those rescued from the debris has goneup to 23 with three mo...

Snubbed over tea by suspended MPs, RS dy chairman on hunger strike

Newdelhi: Hours after the eight suspended MPs of Rajya Sabha protesting on the lawns of Parliament refused tea offered by deputy chairman Harivansh on Tuesday (September 22), the latter declared that he will go on a 24-hour fast to protest against the “humiliating conduct” against him on Sunday. On Sunday, a ruckus broke out in the upper house of Parliame...

Clone trains to reach destinations 2-3 hours before parent trains: Railways

Newdelhi: With the Railways rolling out 40 clone trains from Monday (September 21), waitlisted passengers on high traffic routes can hope to reach their destinations two-three hours before the corresponding parent train, a senior official said on Sunday. These clone trains -- primarily 3-AC trains with fewer halts, higher speeds and a departure time befor...

Flood alert sounded along Bhavani river in Tamil Nadu

Coimbato: A flood alert was sounded on Sunday to the people living on the banks of Bhavani river in and around Mettupalayam in the district following release of surplus water from Pilloor Dam.

No layoffs, salary cuts to be reviewed in Jan 2021, says Vistara CEO

Newdelhi: Vistara, which has implemented various cost-saving measures amid the coronavirus pandemic, will review salary cuts in January but has not laid off any of its nearly 4,000 employees, according to the airlines chief.

Farmers protest against Centre’s new farm bills in Haryana

Chandigarh: Farmers in Haryana began their protest against the agriculture-related farm bills on Sunday. The farmers started to gather at various places in the state amid elaborate security arrangements which have been made to ensure that the event passes off smoothly.

Cannabis illegal, but Hong Kong opens its first cannabidiol cafe

Hongkong: Cannabis may be illegal in Hong Kong, but a new cafe is offering a range of food and drinks that contain parts of the cannabis plant without breaking any local laws. The cafe, named Found, is the city's first to offer a range of coffees, biscuits, beer and fruit juices that contain cannabidiol, or CBD, a substance from the cannabis plant that is...

Magisterial inquiry ordered into ‘custodial death’ of J&K youth

Srinagar: Authorities in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir have ordered a magisterial inquiry into the allegations of custodial death of a youth from Sopore town earlier this week. The inquiry officer on Sunday asked people, including the relatives of the deceased, to record their statements about the incident. Additional District Magistrate, Bar...

Congress MP demands regulation of pvt school fees in Rajya Sabha

Newdelhi: A demand to regulate the fee charged by private schools was made in Rajya Sabha on Sunday by a Congress MP, who said schools were also charging high rates for books and dresses. Raising the issue through a Zero Hour mention, Rajamani Patel of the Congress said "crores of rupees in commission" were being charged on school material and dresses tha...

Karnataka Assembly’s monsoon session to begin Sept 21 amid pandemic

Bengaluru: An eight-day monsoon session of Karnataka legislature will begin on Monday under the shadow of COVID-19 pandemic, amid unprecedented safety measures and restrictions, as several Ministers and legislators have tested positive for the infection.

Kejriwal urges non-BJP parties to vote against farm bills in Rajya Sabha

Newdelhi: National convener of AAP and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday appealed to all non-BJP parties to vote against three agriculture-related bills in the Rajya Sabha, saying farmers in the country wished so. Earlier, Kejriwal had said his party will vote against the three bills and termed them "anti-farmer". "Farmers all over the countr...

Envelope addressed to White House contained ricin

Washington: Federal officials intercepted an envelope addressed to the White House that contained the poison ricin, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Saturday. The letter was intercepted at a government facility that screens mail addressed to the White House and President Donald Trump, the official said. A preliminary investigation ind...

Former Canadian Prime Minister John Turner has died at 91

Toronto: John Turner, a Liberal party politician who served stints as Canadas justice and finance ministers before a very brief turn as the countrys 17th prime minister, has died at age 91, his family reported Saturday. Marc Kealey, a former aide speaking on behalf of Turners relatives as a family friend, said Turner died peacefully in his sleep at home i...

Envelope addressed to White House contained ricin

Washington: Federal officials intercepted an envelope addressed to the White House that contained the poison ricin, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Saturday. The letter was intercepted at a government facility that screens mail addressed to the White House and President Donald Trump, the official said. A preliminary investigation ind...

KVIC forces Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal to remove fake khadi products

Newdelhi: Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) on Saturday said its firmness has forced e-commerce portals like Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal and others to remove over 160 web links selling products in the brand name of Khadi. The development comes in wake of KVIC serving legal notices to over 1,000 firms using Khadi India; brand name to sel...

Communist veteran Roza Deshpande dies

Mumbai: Veteran communist leader andformer Lok Sabha member Roza Deshpande died at her residencehere on Saturday afternoon due to old age, sources said. Deshpande, 91, was the daughter of Shripad AmritDange, one of the founders of the Communist Party of India. She is survived by a son and a daughter. Deshpande had taken part in the Sanyukta Maharashtramov...

No decision on selling only Made in India products in military canteens:Govt

Newdelhi: The defence ministry has not taken any decision on selling only "Made in India" products in military canteens run by it across the country, the government said on Saturday. "No decision has been taken in this regard," Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik said in Rajya Sabha. He was replying to a question on whether the defence ministry wil...
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