Kanhaiya Kumar joins Cong to ‘save country’; Mevani extends solidarity

The country cannot be saved without saving the Congress, said former student leader Kanhaiya Kumar as he joined the Congress party today.
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Pondy registers 88 new COVID-19 cases, one death

Puducherry posted 88 fresh coronavirus cases on Tuesday raising the total infection count to 1,26,215.The new cases were identified at the end of examination of 4,856 samples and spread over Puducherry 55, Karaikal 25 and Mahe 8.One more fatality was reported in Mahe, taking the toll to 1,839. The deceased had co morbidities including Parkinsons ...

Ambassadors of 24 countries participate in the Diplomatic Conclave at Chandigarh Univ...

(Eds: Disclaimer: The following press release comes to you under an arrangement with PRNewswire. PTI takes no editorial responsibility for the same.) With a vision to make India Vishwa-Guru in Higher Education; Chandigarh University offers to mentor 24 countries in 6 domains including Space Technology, Curriculum Development and Faculty Training ...

Huge blast at Balanga Police Station in Puri, no casualty

A massive explosion inside the Balanga police station in Odishas Puri district last night damaged the building severely, the police said Tuesday. A portion of the roof and walls of the police station building caved in due to the high intensity blast.There were cracks all along the wall of the police station building. There was no cas...

Cal HC dismisses petition on Bhabanipur by-election, polls to be held as scheduled

The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition on the by-election to the Bhabanipur assembly seat, ordering that polls will be held as scheduled on September 30. A division bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal and Justice R Bharadwaj said it was inappropriate on the part of the West Bengal chief secretary to have written ...

Voting for bypolls to Rajasthans Dhariyavad, Vallabhnagar Assembly seats to be held o...

Voting for the bypolls to Rajasthans Dhariyavad and Vallabhnagar Assembly seats will be held on October 30.  The Election Commission (EC) announced the schedule for the bypolls on Tuesday. The election notification for both the seats will be issued on October 1. Nominations can be filed till October 8. Polling will be held on October 30, while the...

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Anil Deshmukh money laundering case: Maha minister Anil Parab appears before ED

Maharashtra Transport Minister Anil Parab appeared before the Enforcement Directorate here on Tuesday in connection with a money laundering case registered against former state minister Anil Deshmukh and others, an official said. The ED had on Saturday issued summons for the second time to Parab, 56, who also holds the parliamentary affai...

PM greets Lata Mangeshkar on her 92nd birthday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended birthday greetings to legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar on Tuesday. He called up Mangeshkar, the iconic singer and inspiration for generations of singers who turned 92, in the morning to wish her, officials said.  In a tweet, the prime minister said, "Birthday greetings to respected Lata Didi. Her melodious voi...

India’s vaccination coverage crosses 86 Cr; 1 Cr shots given for 5th time

India on Monday reached a significant milestone after the cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses given in the country crossed 86 crore. The same day, the country also administered more than 1 crore vaccines to its population for the fifth time. “The vaccination exercise as a tool to protect the most vulnerable population groups in the count...

King of antics: The life and lies of Kerala con artist Monson

Monson Mavunkal calls himself a doctor, a billionaire engaged in the business of antique products, a passionate archaeologist, a traveller, vlogger and a YouTuber. The last one is definitely true as he has been running a YouTube channel of his own. Currently, Monson is in judicial custody, arrested by the Kochi unit of the Kerala Crime Branch on...

Kerala High Court quashes govt’s move to ban online rummy

The Kerala high court has quashed a move of the Pinarayi Vijayan government to ban online rummy in the state, according to Gateway to Gaming, a website run by gaming lawyer Jay Sayta, who was present during the virtual court session.

Young doctors are not footballs to be played around: SC tells Centre

The court asked the Centre to meet with the National Medical Commission and National Board of Examination to discuss the issue of last-minute changes in the exam pattern of NEET SS 2021

Why ‘locals’ are upset over Indian Railways’ recruitment drive

Locals are being bypassed by the Indian Railways to fill up 51 vacancies for the post of assistant loca pilots (ALPs) in Southern Railway and the jobs were being allotted to candidates selected through the Railways Recruitment Board (RRB) of the Gorakpur-based North Eastern Railway. This is being done even as 60 candidates picked by the RRB of Chennai are waiting in line through a stand-by panel to be placed in these jobs.

BJP could drop 40-50% of Uttarakhand MLAs ahead of Assembly polls

The BJP means business. The party has made news this year for changing its chief ministers in Karnataka, Uttarakhand and more recently Gujarat, where it swore in an entirely new cabinet after the resignation of Vijay Rupani. It may just do the same in Uttarakhand and drop at least 40-50 per cent of sitting MLAs ahead of Assembly elections for 70...

German elections decoded: Who will succeed Angela Merkel and how?

Once dubbed as Germany's "eternal" Chancellor, 67-year-old Angela Merkel is set to leave the stage, bringing to end an uninterrupted stint of 16 years in power in which she came to be called “the leader of the free world”. Despite being in power for so long, Merkel defied anti-incumbency and leaves with her popularity so resilient, she could lik...

Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission: Here’s 14-digit Health ID in a nutshell

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission, under which a digital Health ID containing health records will be given to every Indian. The poor and the middle class are expected to benefit the most from the initiative. The Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission, launched on August 15, is being implemented in a pil...

Mumbai Indians loses three games in a row: Skipper Rohit has this to say

Mumbai are seventh on the points table with eight points from 10 outings. They are on the threshold of an early exit from the IPL 2021

Give one, take two: China responds to Canada’s ‘exchange’ offer

Hours after Canada declared it will release Huawei Technologies Chief Finance Officer, Meng Wanzhou, detained in 2018 for financial frauds, China said it will set free two Canadians, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, without giving reasons for letting them go. Wanzhou returned to China on Saturday evening, while Kovrig and Spavor reached Canada...

Bharat Bandh: Farmers block rail, road traffic in North India, Delhi chokes

Farmers and their supporters blocked highways and railway tracks at several places in the country on Monday (September 27, 2021) as part of the Bharat Bandh protests called by the farmers' unions against the Centre's farm laws. Security was beefed up in Delhi and along its borders at Gurgaon, Ghaziabad and Noida, leading to slow movement of traf...

Tamil Nadu police on high alert after series of caste killings

Tirunelveli will hold local body elections on October 6 and 9. Political parties have called upon the police to ensure that the law and order situation improves

88academics India raises $3 mn funding from Aarin Capital Partners, others

Edtech firm 88academics on Monday said it has raised equity financing of about USD 3 million (about Rs 22.1 crore) in funding, led by Aarin Capital Partners. The pre-series A round also saw participation from Piyush Gupta (DBS Group CEO), Vinod Gupta (VG Learning Destination MD), P S Jayakumar (ex-MD and CEO of Bank of Baroda), Ramesh Swaminathan...

HarperCollins India to release Bestselling Author Preeti Shenoys brand new book, The ...

(Eds: Disclaimer: The following press release comes to you under an arrangement with PRNewswire. PTI takes no editorial responsibility for the same.) Sometimes, its not easy to find the silver lining. The Magic Mindset helps one do exactly that.NEW DELHI, Sept. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- HarperCollins India is delighted to announce the upcoming relea...

Toyota to stop selling sedan Yaris in India

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) on Monday said it will stop selling its mid-sized sedan Yaris in India with immediate effect as part of its product strategy to cater to the evolving needs of customers. The company had launched the Yaris in May 2018 at a price range of Rs 8.75 lakh and Rs 14.07 lakh (ex-showroom), competing with the likes of Honda Ci...

Former Goa CM Luizinho Faleiro resigns as Cong MLA, likely to join TMC

Former Goa chief minister and Congress leader Luizinho Faleiro resigned as member of the state Legislative Assembly on Monday and is likely to join the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC). Minutes before resigning, Faleiro praised West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC head Mamata Banerjee and said the country needs a leader like her ...

Strong quake rattles Greek island of Crete

A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 struck the southern Greek island of Crete Monday, sending residents into the streets. There was no immediate information on injuries, but local media reported some damage to buildings in villages near the epicentre. The Athens Geodynamic Institute said the quake struck at 9:17 am local time ...

Hike in sugarcane prices by UP govt a joke: Rakesh Tikait

Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait has termed the increase in the purchase price of sugarcane announced by the Uttar Pradesh government as a big joke on farmers. His remarks have come in the wake of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announcing a Rs 25 per quintal hike in the purchase prices of sugarcane in the state taking...
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