Delhi MCD elections: 50% voter turnout recorded across 250 wards

Nearly 50% turnout was recorded till 5.30 pm in the high-stakes election to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) on Sunday (December 4)....
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Man going to meet daughter at Rajasthan coaching centre killed in gang war

A bypasser was killed on Saturday (December 3) after being caught up in a gang war in Rajasthan’s Sikar in which a notorious gangster was also shot dead. One person was also injured in the firing. The incident happened when a group of four people fired at notorious gangster Raju Theth near his house in Piprali Road in Sikar city in the mornin...

Why Kejriwal’s promise of giving more power to RWAs is untenable

A day after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that resident welfare associations in the National Capital will be given the status of 'mini-councillors' if the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is voted to power in the city civic polls, presidents of prominent residents' welfare bodies downplayed the promise terming it a mere 'poll slogan' almost imposs...

2023 Karnataka polls: BJP govt in a fix as fresh quota demands pile up

The ruling Basavaraj Bommai government in Karnataka is feeling the heat of ‘caste reservations’, with the Vokkaligas, Panchamasalis, Kurubas and Edigas stepping up the demand to either increase their reservation percentage or include them in other categories. Vokkaligas are demanding a hike in their reservation from 4 to 12 per cent and the Panc...

Mumbai: BEST to launch double-decker e-buses from January 14

The Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) will launch its premium e-bus service in December 2022 and roll out double-decker e-buses in January 2023, an official said. The approvals for double-decker e-buses are in the final stages and will be completed soon, BEST general manager Lokesh Chandra told media persons on Friday (Decembe...

‘Khela hobe,’ BJP uses Mamata’s slogan back at her, hints at early polls

Seeking to use the Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's popular slogan 'khela hobe' (there will be a game) back at the ruling party in the state, the BJP has said that games will be played by both in the coming elections. Asserting that the BJP believes in non-violence, the party's West Bengal president Sukanta...

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Kerala: Writer kicks up a row over usage of ‘Higuita’ as title for film

For every football lover in the world, the name ‘Higuita’ is connected only with a person, René Higuita, the legendary Colombian goalkeeper and his spectacular scorpion kick. But for the Malayali crowd swearing by football and fiction, Higuita is not only the name of one of the craziest goalkeepers in the history of football, but also of a celebrat...

Bengal: Two killed, several injured in blast near venue of TMC leader’s rally

At least two people were killed and several others injured in a blast near the venue of senior TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee's scheduled rally in West Bengal's Purba Medinipur district, police said on Saturday (November 3). The incident took place in Bhupatinagar area, only 1.5 km from Contai town where TMC national general secretary Abhishek Ban...

Division of state: BJP’s old promise comes to haunt Nagaland

In the 60th year of its statehood, the spectre of disintegration looms over Nagaland as the BJP’s old promise came to haunt the state. The seven Naga tribes, inhabiting six remote districts, have now geared up for a final showdown to achieve their demand for a separate state, which the BJP had promised to grant them 10 years ago. The tribes under...

BJP testing waters in Muslim votebank via Pasmanda outreach in Bihar

BJP’s hope of winning the support of Pasmandas emanates from the fact that they are economically, socially, and politically weak and impatient with the hegemony of upper-caste Muslims, or Ashrafs

Delhi MCD polls: BJP deploys big guns to blunt AAP campaign

The civic polls in Delhi have become a prestige battle for both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the former has come out all guns blazing — especially with big guns — to attack the latter and woo the voter.

Karnataka HC issues contempt notice to Rahul, other Congress leaders over ‘KGF&...

Admitting a petition against Congress MP Rahul Gandhi and party leaders Jairam Ramesh and Supriya Shrinate for contempt of high court orders, a divisional bench of Karnataka Chief Justice Prasanna B Varale and Justice Ashok S Kinagi issued notice to the Congress leaders asking them to respond to the petition. The contempt petition has been filed...

Paresh Rawal apologises for ‘cook fish for Bengalis’ jab at Gujarat rally...

Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal, who faced a severe backlash for his culinary jab on fish-eating Bengalis while campaigning in Gujarat, has now apologised. At a rally in Valsad in Gujarat while tackling the sensitive issue of the skyrocketing prices of gas cylinders, Rawal had said the people of Gujarat would tolerate inflation but never "Banglades...

Cong only believes in stalling, delaying and misleading, alleges PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday (December 2) alleged that the Congress only believed in atkana, latkana aur bhatkana (stalling, delaying and misleading), and said those who looted poor people in the country were now abusing him for putting an end to corruption. He also alleged that the previous Congress governments never showed any intere...

As Adani wins makeover bid, a quick guide to Dharavi, Asia’s largest slum

Over the past 15 years, the Maharashtra government made at least four attempts by floating bids for the slum redevelopment; however, the bids never materialised. Finally, the project is all set to take off now

Bharat Jodo Yatra: The yatra, the yatris and all that makes it tick

The first clue that the Bharat Jodo Yatra is going to begin its next leg of the day is when the posse of policemen start fiddling with a thick long doubled-up rope. Then come the drummers, about 10 young men, distinctly local, wearing white T-shirts with Bharat Jodo Yatra emblazoned on the front and back, who group together on the side of the ro...

Gujarat Assembly polls: 60.2% voter turnout in first phase

About 60.20% voter turnout was recorded on Thursday (December 1) across 89 Assembly seats in the first phase of Gujarat elections, according to the Election Commission (EC). While voting began at 8 in the morning and ended at 5 pm. The fate of 788 candidates will be decided in the first phase. Also read: Unemployment a key concern in Gujarat ...

Sidhu Moosewala’s father asks Centre to offer Rs 2 Cr reward for Goldy Brar info

Sidhu Moosewala’s father has demanded the announcement of a Rs 2-crore reward by the Centre for any information leading to the arrest of Canada-based gangster Goldy Brar, who allegedly planned the singer’s murder. Speaking at an event in Amritsar on Thursday, Balkaur Singh said he was ready to pay the reward from his pocket if the government cou...

‘Cheap trick’, says KCR’s daughter Kavitha as ED names her in liquor scam...

TRS leader 'warns' BJP that any attempt to win elections through the Enforcement Directorate will not fructify in the state

Tangedco shifts to cloud computing to speed up Aadhaar linking for TNEB users

With more people coming forward to link their electricity connections with Aadhaar, the shift to cloud computing will ensure more server space, faster linking of Aadhaar and prevent jamming of servers, officials said

Unemployment a key concern in Gujarat even as Modi, BJP remain popular

Gujarat has 3.64 lakh educated and "semi-educated" youngsters registered on employment exchanges, according to figures shared by Labour, Skill Development and Employment Minister Brijesh Merja, even though the ruling BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi remain voters’ favourites.

CBI searches in Delhi, Tiruchirappalli in child sexual abuse material case

The CBI is conducting searches at two locations in Delhi and Tiruchirappalli on Thursday (December 1) in connection with cases related to online dissemination of child sexual abuse material (CSAM), said officials. The agency has registered two separate cases related to CSAM circulation on the basis of inputs provided by Interpol, they said. A...

HC restrains circulation of ‘sexually explicit’ video of judicial officer...

The Delhi High Court has put curbs on the sharing and posting of a "sexually explicit" video of a judicial officer and a woman that surfaced on November 29 and was circulated on social media platforms, saying its circulation would cause irreparable harm to the privacy rights of the plaintiff. Justice Yashwant Varma in a late-night order allowed ...

Gujarat votes today in first phase; 89 seats, 788 candidates in fray

Voting will begin at 8 am, conclude by 5 pm on Thursday (December 1), across 14,382 polling stations, the office of the state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) said in a release

How YS Sharmila has emerged as a serious player in Telangana politics

On May 28, 2010, violence had erupted at Mahabubabad Railway station in the then Warangal district when YS Jaganmohan Reddy had arrived there on a week-long Odarpu (Consolation) yatra. Odarpu yatra was meant to console the families of those who had died of shock after YS Rajasekhara Reddy was killed in a helicopter crash in September 2009. As Ja...

Punjab labourers protest outside CM Bhagwant Mann’s residence in Sangrur

Hundreds of labourers protested against AAP government in support of various demands including 5 marla plots for poor Dalits, representation of labourers in village cooperative societies and allotment of one-third of panchayat land to Dalits
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