Saturday, September 26, 2020Terrorism, clandestine nuclear trade Pak's 'only crowning glory' for 70 years: India at UN

United Nations, Sep 26: The "only crowning glory" that Pakistan has to show to the world for the last seven decades is terrorism, ethnic cleansing, majoritarian fundamentalism and clandestine nuclear trade, India said in a scathing response on Friday, slamming Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan's "incessant rant" and "venom" in the UN General Assembly.

"This august forum witnessed a new low o


Saturday, September 26, 2020India feels absence of a PM with depth of Manmohan Singh: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi: India feels the absence of a PM with the depth of Manmohan Singh, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said on Saturday as he wished the former prime minister on his birthday.

Singh, who headed the UPA coalition government between 2004 and 2014, turned 88 on Saturday.

“India feels the absence of a PM with the depth of Dr Manmohan Singh. His honesty, decency and dedication are a source of


Saturday, September 26, 2020Laws drafted to benefit farmers: PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that for the first time in decades, the Union government has framed laws that benefit farmers, workers, women and other marginalised sections.
In the backdrop of protests from a section of farmers and the Opposition parties’ criticism of the recently passed farm bills, PM Modi lashed out at the Opposition for “misleading” the farmers.


Saturday, September 26, 2020Three phase Bihar polls begins Oct 28

New Delhi: Elections to the 243-member Bihar Legislative Assembly would be held in three phases on October 28, November 3 and 7 with votes counted on November 10, the Election Commission of India announced here on Friday.
This will be the largest election in the world since the COVID-19 pandemic as over 7.6 crore voters are eligible to exercise their franchise across nearly 42,000 polling statio


Saturday, September 26, 2020LAHDC polls: Seek permission before organizing programmes, Apex body told


The administration in Ladakh has asked the apex body for 6th schedule to seek prior permission for organizing any gathering across Leh in view of the code of conduct.
Addressing a joint press conference, the leaders of the apex body in Leh, said that the authorities have directed them to get permission prior to organizing any gathering in view of the code of conduct enforced by the e


Saturday, September 26, 2020India not to discuss LAC dispute with China at UN

United Nation: India has said it would not discuss the ongoing border dispute with China over LAC at the United Nations and both sides are mature enough to deal with such issues bilaterally through the existing confidence building measures.
India's permanent representative to the UN, T S Tirumurti, told Sputnik that "Both sides have the maturity to deal these issues bilaterally through the exist


Friday, September 25, 2020ED attaches Rana Kapoor’s London flat worth Rs 127 crore in money laundering case

The property was purchased by Kapoor in 2017 for Rs 93 crore, says ED official

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday said it has issued a provisional attachment order under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) to seize Rs 127-crore London flat of Yes Bank co-promoter Rana Kapoor in connection with a money laundering probe against him and others.

According to officials in the agency, the attachment order was issued for the property—Apartment 1, 77 Sou


Friday, September 25, 2020CBI registers FCRA violation case in Kerala govt’s Life Mission project, conducts searches

The opposition has alleged that there was corruption involved in the selection of the contractor by Red Crescent

New Delhi/Kochi: The CBI on Friday conducted searches at two locations in Kochi after registering a case of alleged violation of the Foreign Contribution (Regulations) Act in the Kerala government’s Life Mission project for providing houses for the poor, officials said.

The CBI has booked Santhosh Eapan of Unitac Builders, which bagged the contract of the project, and carried out searches at h


Friday, September 25, 2020CAG finds deficiencies in Gujarat mid-day meal implementation

Says there is higher reporting in respect of coverage of students under the scheme to the Centre

Gandhinagar: From incorrect data about beneficiary students to non-utilisation of kitchen equipment, the CAG has found a host of gaps in implementation of the Centrally-sponsored mid-day meal scheme in Gujarat.

In its report tabled in the Assembly here on Friday, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) noted that "there was higher reporting in respect of coverage of students to the


Friday, September 25, 2020India's COVID-19 recoveries close to 48 lakh

Maharashtra continues to lead with more than 17,000 new recoveries

New Delhi: India's total COVID-19 recoveries have surged to over 47.5 lakh with 10 states and union territories including Maharashtra, Delhi and West Bengal accounting for 73 per cent of the new recovered cases, the Union health ministry said on Friday.

A total of 81,177 patients have recuperated from COVID-19 in a span of 24 hours taking the total recoveries to 47,56,164 and pushing the recov


Friday, September 25, 2020PM Modi, Japan’s Suga Yoshihide speak over phone; agree to boost ties

Outgoing Japanese PM Shinzo Abe had held a digital bilateral summit with Modi as a mark of deep friendship before demitting office

New Delhi: In a signal of close bilateral ties between India and Japan, PM Narendra Modi had a phone call on Friday with Japan’s new Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide.

Outgoing Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, in a special gesture, held a digital bilateral summit with Modi as a mark of deep friendship before demitting office due to ill-health. That the new Japanese PM puts India high up on his dialing list


Friday, September 25, 2020Nearly 15 lakh tests conducted in last 24 hours; COVID recovery rate reaches 81.74 pct

NEW DELHI: The nation achieved another milestone in COVID testing by conducting nearly 15 lakh tests in the last 24 hours. With a cumulative testing figure of around 7 crores, India continues to be one of the countries across the world conducting highest daily testings. Starting from just one testing lab at National Institute of Virology, Pune in January this year, the country today has one thous


Friday, September 25, 2020Bihar Assembly polls in 3 phases from Oct 28 to Nov 7, counting on Nov 10

New Delhi, Sep 25: The elections for the 243 Assembly seats of Bihar will take place in three phases between October 28 and November 7. The counting of votes will be on November 10, the Election Commission said on Friday.

Addressing a press conference here, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said, "The Bihar elections will be held in three phases. Elections for the first phase will take p


Friday, September 25, 2020PM flays Oppn for misleading people on agri and labour reforms

New Delhi, Sep 25: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday lashed out at the opposition parties for misleading the people of the country for their petty political gains while the NDA government, he said, has introduced reforms for the welfare of farmers and labourers.

Addressing BJP Karyakartas on Jana Sangh Founder Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya's 104th Jayanti, Mr Modi said, 'The previous govern


Friday, September 25, 2020Delhi Police tightens security amid farmers' protest

New Delhi: The Delhi Police have tightened the security at the border areas in the wake of the Bharat Bandh called by over two dozen farmer organisations on Friday.

Barricades have been put in areas bordering Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, and the vehicles entering Delhi are being checked. The Delhi Police and paramilitary forces have been deployed at the Singhu border and Karnal road (Haryana) as


Friday, September 25, 2020PM praises Afshan Ashiq

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday praises J&K woman footballer Afshan Ashiq for her performance in sports.
"You have done very well in football. Mostly, football fans say 'Bend it like Beckham', but now they will say 'Ace it like Afshan," PM Modi told J&K woman footballer Afshan Ashiq while interacting with fitness experts and influencers from across the country to mark the o


Friday, September 25, 2020India hits out at Pakistan for raising Kashmir issue at CICA meet

New Delhi; India on Thursday hit out at Pakistan for raising the Kashmir issues at a virtual meeting of multilateral grouping CICA, and advised Islamabad to cease its "overt and covert" support to cross-border terrorism.
In a sharp reaction, the Ministry of External Affairs said Pakistan has misused another forum by continuing its "spurious narrative" about India.
Pakistan raised the Kashmir i


Friday, September 25, 2020Will decide about LAHDC polls after talks with party leaders: Ram Madhav

Leh: Amid high drama over the poll boycott for LAHDC, Leh polls in the union territory union territory, BJP’s national general secretary Ram Madhav Thursday reached Leh to hold talks with the party leaders to decide about the LADHC election.
In a very brief conversation with media on arrival in Leh, Ram Madhav said that he will first talk to all the party leaders only then he can tell about the


Friday, September 25, 2020India’s Covid-19 recovery rate at 81.55%

New Delhi: India's COVID-19 caseload raced past 57 lakh, while over 46 lakh people have recovered from the disease pushing the national recovery rate to 81.55 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.
The total coronavirus cases mounted to 57,32,518 with 86,508 people testing positive in a day while the death toll climbed to 91,149 with 1,129 people succumbing to


Thursday, September 24, 2020Will declare Class-12 compartment exam results by Oct 10, CBSE tells SC

UGC says admission process will end by Oct 31; students will get enough time to apply for college admissions

New Delhi: Ending uncertainty over future of students appearing in Class 12 compartmental examinations, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Thursday told the Supreme Court that it will declare the results by October 10, giving enough time to them to apply for college admissions.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) -- which was earlier restrained from releasing it's academic c


Thursday, September 24, 2020Cops deployed outside Deepika Padukone's residence

Padukone's manager Karishma Prakash was summoned to join the investigation

Mumbai: Police personnel have been deployed outside the residence of Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone, who is expected to arrive here from Goa on Thursday ahead of her appearance before the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), an official said.

The NCB, which is probing an alleged Bollywood-drugs nexus, has summoned Padukone on Friday to record her statement.

A team from the Dadar police station


Thursday, September 24, 2020Rail roko agitation to severely affect movement of essential items, foodgrains: Railways

New Delhi: The railways on Thursday said the ‘rail roko’ agitation in Punjab over farm Bills will severely impact loading of foodgrains and other essential goods as well as movement of passengers travelling on special trains, mostly on an urgent basis.

Farmers in Punjab on Thursday began their three-day ‘rail roko’ agitation to protest against the three farm Bills while the Ferozepur railway d


Thursday, September 24, 2020Woman murdered for refusing to convert in UP: Police

Sonbhadra (UP): A 23-year-old woman was murdered as she allegedly refused to convert after marriage, police said here on Thursday.

Police have arrested her husband and one other person in this regard.

SP Ashish Srivastava said the woman’s beheaded body was found in a forest area near Preet Nagar under the Chopan police station area on Monday.

Police tried to know her identity through soc


Thursday, September 24, 2020Jharkhand new hotspot of illicit opium cultivation: NCB

The contraband produced there is high in demand in Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana and western UP

New Delhi: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has claimed that Jharkhand has become a major hotspot in the country for illicit cultivation of opium and the contraband produced in the tribal state has been in high demand in states like Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana and western parts of Uttar Pradesh.

A senior NCB official said high quality opium illicitly cultivated in Jharkhand has been finding n


Thursday, September 24, 2020Looking forward for virtual meet with Rajapaksha: Modi

New Delhi, Sep 24: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that he was looking forward to a virtual meeting with his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa aimed at strengthening ties between the two neighbours.

Slated for September 26, it will be the first meeting between Mr Modi and Mr Rajapaksha after the change of government in the island nation. 'Thank you, PresRajapaksa! I too lo


Thursday, September 24, 2020Salman Khurshid, Prashant Bhushan named in Delhi riots charge sheet's disclosure statements

NEW DELHI, SEP 24: From politicians to lawyers and activists, names of various prominent personalities have come up in the charge sheet filed by the Delhi Police in the Delhi riots case. This includes the name of Congress leader Salman Khurshid and advocate Prashant Bhushan.

Their names have come up in the disclosure statement of the former Congress councillor Ishrat Jahan and one accused Khal


Thursday, September 24, 2020Modi asks Kohli about Yo-Yo test

New Delhi, Sep 24: Skipper Virat Kohli explained how the Yo-Yo test helped the Indian cricketers achieve high-level fitness when Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked him about the mandatory running aerobic fitness routine.

Prime Minister Modi was interacting with fitness experts and influencers from across the country to mark the one-year anniversary of the 'Fit India Movement.'

Modi was keen


Thursday, September 24, 2020Class 12 compartment exams results by Oct 10: CBSE to SC

New Delhi, Sep 24: The CBSE informed the Supreme Court on Thursday that it will declare the results of class 12th compartment exams on or before October 10 keeping in mind the students'' interest.

A bench headed by Justice A M Khanwilkar was also informed by the University Grants Commission (UGC) that it will commence the academic calender for undergraduate courses from October 31 and by that


Thursday, September 24, 2020"Govt has made torture easier": Priyanka on Labor Bills

Lucknow, Sep 24: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday took a jibe at the three Labor Reform Bills approved in the Parliament.

In a tweet, Ms Vadra said, "This difficult time demands that nobody loses their job and that everyone's livelihood is protected. Take a look at the BJP government's priority. The BJP government has now brought such a law through which it has beco


Thursday, September 24, 2020NCB summons actors Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan, Rakul Preet Singh for questioning in Bollywood-drugs nexus

MUMBAI: Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has summoned actors Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan and Rakul Preet Singh for questioning in an alleged Bollywood-drugs nexus.

NCB’s Deputy Director (Operations) KPS Malhotra said that Deepika Padukone has been summoned tomorrow while Shraddha Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan will record their statements on the next day. Rakul Preet will have to


Thursday, September 24, 2020SC recues traders facing 200 pc customs duty on imports from Pak post-Pulwama attack

New Delhi; The Supreme Court on Wednesday came to the rescue of certain traders who were asked to pay enhanced custom duty of 200 per cent on imported goods from Pakistan due to sudden increase in the tariff by the Centre following the 2019 Pulwama terror attack and ordered that they will have to pay the duty under the older tariff.
The top court dismissed the appeal of the Centre against a Punj


Thursday, September 24, 2020Azad meets President

New Delhi: Congress MP and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad met President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday evening amid growing dissent over passage of farm bills passed by Parliament.
Azad met the President and handed over a memorandum, urging him to not give his assent to the farm bills cleared by Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.
“There was no division of votes, no voice voting. C


Thursday, September 24, 2020Militants target SF’s Vehicle

Srinagar: Militants opened fire on vehicle carrying security personnel in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Wednesday, police said.
There were no casualties in the incident, they said.
The militants opened fire on the security forces' vehicle at Chatpora in Pulwama around noon, a police official said.
They fled from the spot after the firing, the official said.


Thursday, September 24, 2020RS adjourned sine dine

New Delhi; The Rajya Sabha was adjourned sine die on Wednesday, leading to the closure of the Monsoon session, which was scheduled to go on till October 1, over COVID-19 pandemic concerns.
Minister of State (MoS) for Parliamentary Affairs, V Muraleedharan read out the recommendation for the adjournment of the house."We are concluding the 252nd session of the Rajya Sabha today, this session has b


Thursday, September 24, 2020MoS Railways Suresh Angadi dies of Covid-19

New Delhi: Minister of State for Railways Suresh Chennabasappa Angadi on Wednesday became the first union minister to die of Coronavirus complications at AIIMS Hospital here where he was being treated, hospital sources said.
He was 65. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.
He was found to be Covid positive on September 11 and was undergoing treatment at AIIMS.
Sources said that he brea


Wednesday, September 23, 2020Railway targets to complete 100 % electrification of its broad gauge routes by 2023

NEW DELHI: Railways have planned for 100 per cent electrification of its broad gauge routes by 2023. This was stated by the Railway Minister Piyush Goyal in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

The Minister informed that around 63 per cent broad gauge lines have already been electrified out of a total 63 thousand 631 route kilometers as on 1st of April this year. He said, a total of 23 t


Wednesday, September 23, 2020India slams Turkish President's Kashmir remark at UNGA

New Delhi, Sep 23: Slamming Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his remarks on Kashmir during United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session, India on Tuesday said his statement is unacceptable and he should learn the sovereignty of other nations.

“We have seen the remarks by President of Republic of Turkey on the Indian Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. They constitute a gross inte


Wednesday, September 23, 2020Parliament passes Jammu and Kashmir Official Languages Bill, 2020

New Delhi, Sep 23: Parliament on Wednesday passed a Bill for inclusion of Kashmiri, Dogri and Hindi in the list of official languages in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, in addition to the existing Urdu and English.

The Jammu and Kashmir Official Languages Bill, 2020 was passed by Rajya Sabha through voice vote. Lok Sabha had cleared the legislation on Tuesday.

Replying to a debate


Wednesday, September 23, 2020Inside J-K's SOG hqs: From tracking social media for terror activity to planning ops

Srinagar, Sep 23: Dubbed Cargo, the headquarters of Jammu and Kashmir's elite Special Operations Group buzzes with activity as various teams work 24X7 to track terrorist activity, suss out the ground situation in the Valley and plan operations.

With each team working on a dedicated task, the SOG is moving full steam ahead with its efforts to hit out at terrorists trying to make Srinagar their


Wednesday, September 23, 202014 states, UTs have higher tests per million, lower positivity than national average: Centre

New Delhi, Sep 23: India's total tests for detection of COVID-19 has reached over 6.6 crore and tests per million have risen to 48,028 as on date with the national cumulative positivity rate being recorded at 8.52 per cent, the Union health ministry said on Wednesday.

The country's testing capacity has surged to more than 12 lakh tests daily. Up to September 22, a total of 6,62,79,462 samples


Wednesday, September 23, 2020'Parliament's seal on Bilateral Netting bill imp for financial stability', says Sitharaman

New Delhi, Sep 23: Parliament on Wednesday passed the Bilateral Netting of Qualified Financial Contracts Bill, 2020 which allows for enforcement of netting for qualified financial contracts after the Rajya Sabha cleared it by a voice vote.

The Bill will be returned to the Lok Sabha.

Replying to the debate on the Bill, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the Bill was "absolutely cr


Wednesday, September 23, 2020Amid Opposition boycott Parliament passed bill to amend Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act

NEW DELHI: Parliament today 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.

Replying to debate on the bill, Minister o


Wednesday, September 23, 2020Turkish President Erdogan's remarks on J&K at UNGA 'completely unacceptable': India

JAMMU: India has termed as “completely unacceptable” references to Jammu and Kashmir by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his address to the high-level debate at the UN General Assembly, saying Ankara should learn to respect the sovereignty of other nations and reflect on its own policies more deeply.

“We have seen remarks by President of Turkey on Indian UT (Union Territory) of Ja


Wednesday, September 23, 2020India with over 56L Covid cases, goes past 90K death

New Delhi: India's tally on Wednesday crossed 56 lakh cases following a spike of 83,347 fresh coronavirus infections reported in 24 hours, according to data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

There were 1,085 new deaths as the toll in past more than eight months reached 90,020 and the total cases mounted to 56,46,010.

India is the second worst hit country by the pandemic just b


Wednesday, September 23, 2020Torrential rains paralyse Mumbai

Mumbai: Heavy overnight rains lashed Mumbai and districts in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, seriously disrupting road and rail traffic, and affecting movement of people manning essential services, officials said here on Wednesday.

According to IMD, the city recorded over 12.20 cms rain while the suburbs notched over 27.50 cms rain most of it during the night.

The IMD Mumbai has forecast an


Wednesday, September 23, 2020'Over 1.26 cr AB-PMJAY beneficiaries got free treatment in 2 yrs'

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said the Ayushman Bharat scheme has provided free treatment to more than 1.26 crore beneficiaries since its launch in September 2018.

Over 23,000 hospitals have been empanelled so far and more than 12.5 crore e-cards have been issued, a health ministry statement said.

Also, 57 per cent of the total amount utilised under the Ayushman Bharat Prad


Wednesday, September 23, 2020RS bids farewell to retiring members

New Delhi, Sep 23: The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday bid farewell to 11 members from UP and Uttarakhand, who are set to retire in November.

Soon after laying of papers, Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu said, 'the House is bidding farewell to some members from UP and Uttarakhand today, as they are set to retire in November. They include Chattrapal Singh Yadav, Ravi Prakash Verma, Raja Ram, Vir Singh, P L P


Wednesday, September 23, 2020Seeking protection of identity, Ladakh ups ante, vow to boycott Council polls

JAMMU: Barely a year after separation from Jammu and Kashmir and gaining long desired independent identity of a Union Territory, the Himalayan plateau of Ladakh has taken a unanimous stand to boycott a due democratic process –election to the Hill Development Council –to press for protection of its land and culture under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution.
In a major development, the recent


Tuesday, September 22, 2020Protests against Farm Bills: Congress plans nationwide agitation; Punjab Bandh on Sept 25

Punjab and Haryana have seen widespread protests against the Bills in the past few days. The protests intensified today, with the farmers holding several demonstrations in Bengaluru and Uttar Pradesh.

New Delhi: A day after the Parliament passed contentious farm sector bills amid ruckus in the Rajya Sabha, the Congress Monday said it will launch a nationwide agitation against them, and also initiate a campaign to collect two crore signatures of farmers and the poor against these proposed legislations. Congress leader Randeep Surjewala said a series of press conferences will be organised agains


Tuesday, September 22, 2020Man jumps off motorcycle, saves toddler rolling down hill; incident goes viral

Seconds later, a woman—presumably the child's mother or caregiver—appears running at the scene

Chandigarh: A video of a man jumping off his motorcycle in order to save a baby rolling down a steep road in a walker has gone viral.

The video has been massively shared on all social media platforms. The man noticed the toddler rolling down the steep slope at high speed while still secured to its walker.

Without wasting time, he halts his bike in the middle of the road, throws his bags


Tuesday, September 22, 2020Lok Sabha to be adjourned sine die on Wednesday ahead of schedule amid COVID fears

25 MPs test positive, including 17 from LS

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha will be adjourned sine die on Wednesday ahead of the October 1 schedule in the midst of rising COVID cases and looming fear of infection.

In the recent tests conducted to ensure safety of MPs and other people visiting Parliament for the Monsoon session, 25 MPs had tested positive, including 17 from Lok Sabha.

Ministers Nitin Gadkari and Prahlad Patel tested positiv


Tuesday, September 22, 2020LS adjourned for hour after Ravneet Bittu alleges assault by Delhi Police on Punjab MPs

Ludhiana MP says he and other MPs sustained severe injuries

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha was adjourned for an hour moments after it assembled on Tuesday at 3 pm, following a grave allegation of police assault by Congress MP from Ludhiana Ravneet Singh Bittu.

Speaking in the house, Bittu alleged that hundreds of Delhi police personnel “brutally assaulted” him and his three MP colleagues from Punjab Santokh Singh Choudhary, Jasbir Singh Gill and Gurjeet Sing


Tuesday, September 22, 2020Sonia Gandhi, Rahul return from abroad after her medical check-up

Rahul Gandhi had accompanied his mother Sonia to the United States for a routine medical check up on September 12

New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi returned from abroad early Tuesday, sources said.

Gandhi, 73, had gone to the United States for her routine medical check up on September 12, two days ahead of the Monsoon session of Parliament. Rahul Gandhi had accompanied her during the visit.

Sources had said her medical check-up was overdue and was delayed due to the CO


Tuesday, September 22, 2020Swiggy delivery executives on strike in Hyderabad; Company says no disruption in service

75 per cent from over a 1,000 delivery partners stated that they would like to resume deliveries

Hyderabad: A section of delivery partners of Swiggy are on strike in the city, claiming that their base payment has been reduced by the aggregator, for the past few days and held a protest in Madhapur here on Tuesday.

The food delivery App firm, however, said a large number of its partners have understood the strong earning potential, as a result of which more 3,700 partners out of about 5,000


Tuesday, September 22, 2020ABVP alleges signboard of road named after Swami Vivekananda vandalised in JNU

Police said they have received a complaint and are looking into the matter.

New Delhi: The JNU unit of the RSS-affiliated ABVP has filed a police complaint alleging that the signboard of a road named after Swami Vivekananda in the campus has been vandalised.

Police said they have received a complaint and are looking into the matter.

Calling the vandalism "a pre-planned attack on the ideologically diverse nature of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus", the


Tuesday, September 22, 2020Rajya Sabha passes Indian Institute of Information Technology Laws (Amendment) Bill 2020

NEW DELHI: Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed a Bill to declare five newly established Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) as institutions of national importance.

The Bill--Indian Institutes of Information Technology Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020-- seeks to declare five IIITs in Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mode at Surat, Bhopal, Bhagalpur, Agartala and Raichur as institutions of


Tuesday, September 22, 2020Farm Bills: Youth Cong members detained during protest march towards Parliament

New Delhi, Sep 22: Some youth Congress members were detained by the police on Tuesday when they were trying to march towards the Parliament building in protest against the recently passed farm Bills.

Speaking during the protest march, Indian Youth Congress president Srinivas BV said these Bills will make farmers dependent on corporate houses and were also against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's


Tuesday, September 22, 2020Suspended Opposition RS MPs end sit-in

New Delhi: Eight suspended Opposition Rajya Sabha MPs on Tuesday ended their overnight sit-in inside the Parliament House complex after the Opposition decided to boycott the remaining session in the Upper House.

“All the opposition parties have boycotted the rest of the session (in Rajya Sabha), nobody is attending the session. They appealed to us to withdraw the dharma and since nobody is att


Tuesday, September 22, 2020SC asks CBSE, UGC to ensure admission of students giving compartment exams

New Delhi, Sep 22: The Supreme Court Tuesday suggested that the CBSE declare the results of compartment examination expeditiously and asked the UGC to ensure that students get admission in colleges saying these are exceptional times .

The top court asked CBSE and UGC to work in tandem to ensure that the careers of two lakh students giving the compartment exams, from September 22 to 29, are not


Tuesday, September 22, 2020Opposition to boycott Rajya Sabha till suspension of 8 members revoked: Azad

NEW DELHI: Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tuesday said the opposition will boycott the proceedings of the House till the suspension of eight members is revoked.

Speaking after the Zero Hour, Azad also demanded that the government brings a bill which should ensure private players don”t procure food grains below the minimum support price (MSP) fixed by the government.


Tuesday, September 22, 2020India records highest single day COVID-19 recovery of over one lakh people; recovery rate improves to 80.86 %

New Delhi: The country has achieved a record high of over one lakh recoveries from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. The recovery rate has further improved and now it reached 80.86 per cent.

In all, one lakh one thousand 468 COVID patients have recovered and were discharged from the hospitals during the last 24 hours. The Health Ministry said, the total number of recoveries has reached 44 lak


Tuesday, September 22, 2020 India summons Pak HC official over abduction of Sikh girl in Pakistan

New Delhi, Sep 21 : Taking cognisance on the issue of abduction of a Sikh girl in Pakistan's Punjab province, the Ministry of External Affairs on Monday summoned a senior Pakistan High Commission official.

Few days back, Gurdwara Panja Sahib's head granthi's daughter was abducted in Pakistan.

Sikh community protested outside the Pakistan High Commission’s office here, in the wake of abducti


Tuesday, September 22, 2020Today’s challenges cannot be fought with outdated structures: Modi on 75th years of UN

New Delhi, Sep 22: Vouching for reformed multilateralism in the contemporary world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said today’s challenges cannot be fought with outdated structures.

He also praised the United Nations and said, “world was a better place” because of the UN.

While praising the UN, in his message to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the signing of the United Nations


Tuesday, September 22, 2020HM Amit Shah welcomes Cabinet decision to hike MSP of rabi crops

New Delhi: Home Minister Amit Shah has welcomed the Union Cabinet decision to hike the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of six rabi crops. Expressing gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Mr Shah, in a series of tweets, said that every day and every moment of Modi Government has been devoted towards welfare of farmers and the poor.

He said, Modi Government has once again reiterated its resolve


Tuesday, September 22, 2020PM lauds Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman for serving tea to suspended MPs

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today lauded Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh for serving tea to suspended MPs who are protesting in Parliament House premises against their suspension.

Mr. Modi, in a series of tweets said, for centuries, the great land of Bihar has been teaching the values of democracy and in line with that wonderful ethos, MP from Bihar and Rajya Sabha Deputy Ch


Tuesday, September 22, 2020India, China hold 6th round of talks on border standoff

New Delhi: Senior army commanders of India and China on Monday held talks on implementing a five-point agreement reached between the two countries on disengagement of troops and de-escalation of the tense situation in eastern Ladakh, government sources said.

The sixth round of Corps commander-level talks began at around 9 AM in Moldo on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) acro


Tuesday, September 22, 2020GoI hikes MSPs for rabi crops

New Delhi: The Union government on Monday announced higher minimum support prices (MSPs) for a range of winter-sown or rabi crops, setting them at 50% over costs of cultivation, a move aimed at allaying concerns among farmer groups that a set of farm-sector reforms undertaken by the government could weaken the MSP regime.

The decision on rabi MSPs was taken at a meeting of the Cabinet Committe


Tuesday, September 22, 20208 RS MPs suspended over chaos on farm bills

New Delhi: Eight opposition lawmakers in the Rajya Sabha, including Trinamool Congress’ Derek O’Brien, were on Monday suspended for a week for “unruly behavior” that took place as the House passed two controversial agriculture sector related bills on Sunday.

The government moved a motion for their suspension for “bringing disrepute” to the House for the rest of the monsoon session of Parliame


Monday, September 21, 2020Govt 'releases' Soz: Freed only verbally, says former Union Minister

SRINAGAR: After being under house detention for more than a year, former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Saiffudin Soz was allowed to move from his residence by the Jammu Kashmir government. However, he claimed that he did not receive any official order about his release.

Talking to news agency, Soz said he was verbally informed by a security guard on August 5 last year that he had b


Monday, September 21, 202086,961 new COVID-19 cases in India, tally reaches 54,87,580; death toll mounts to 87,882

New Delhi, Sep 21: India's COVID-19 tally reached 54.88 lakh with 86,961 people being infected in the past 24 hours, while 43,96,399 people have recuperated so far pushing the national recovery rate to 80.12 per cent on Sunday, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

The total coronavirus cases mounted to 54,87,580, while the death toll climbed to 87,882 with the infection claiming 1,130


Monday, September 21, 2020Govt’s arrogance has brought economic disaster: Rahul on suspension of Oppn MP from RS

New Delhi, Sep 21: Slamming the BJP-led NDA government over suspension of eight Opposition MPs from the Rajya Sabha for their unruly behaviour yesterday, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that the government's arrogance has brought economic disaster for entire country:

In a post on the social media, Mr Gandhi accused the government of 'muting of Democratic India' by initially silenci


Monday, September 21, 20202 Women Officers To Be Posted On Indian Navy Warship In Historic First

New Delhi: In a move that will redefine gender equality in the Indian Navy, Sub Lieutenant Kumudini Tyagi and Sub Lieutenant Riti Singh will be the first women officers who will be deployed on Navy warships as part of the ship's crew. Though the Indian Navy does employ several women officers in its ranks, women have, thus far, not been embarked on warships for lengthy durations due to a host of r


Monday, September 21, 202082,575 cases of cyber crimes reported in country between 2014 & 2018: G. Kishan Reddy

NEW DELHI: Cyber crimes are increasing in the country and a total of 82 thousand 575 cases of cyber crimes have been reported in the country during the year 2014 to 2018. This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs G. Kishan Reddy in the Rajya Sabha today.

The Minister informed that a maximum number of 27 thousand 248 cases have been reported in the year 2018 followed by 21 thous


Monday, September 21, 2020Govt committed for MSP to farmers, says PM; Condemns opposition for misleading country on farm bills

NEW DELHI: The Prime Minister also urged the people of the country not to lower their guard in the fight against coronavirus and maintain the precautions to prevent its spread.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the passage of the farm bills in the Parliament , saying these bills will revolutionise the agriculture sector.

The Prime Minister pointed out that the farming sector in India is i


Monday, September 21, 2020PM condoles loss of lives in Bhiwandi building collapse

New Delhi, Sep 21: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed his condolences at the loss of lives in a building collapse at Bhiwandi in Maharashtra.

The PM said that rescue operations are underway and all possible assistance is being provided to the affected.

'Saddened by the building collapse in Bhiwandi, Maharashtra. Condolences to the bereaved families. Praying for a quick recover


Monday, September 21, 2020Rajya Sabha adjourned fourth time amid Opposition uproar

New Delhi, Sep 21: The Rajya Sabha on Monday adjourned for the fourth time till 1200 hrs following Opposition uproar over the suspension of eight Members.

Soon after the House reassembled at 1110 hrs, Vice-Chairman Bhubaneswar Kalita asked the eight suspended MPs to leave the House as per the direction of the Chair upon which majority of the Opposition Members stood at their seats raising slog


Monday, September 21, 2020Sixth Corps Commander-level talks between India & China today

New Delhi: India & China are scheduled to hold their sixth Corps Commander-level talks on Monday at the Chinese side of the Chushul/Moldo meeting point in the Eastern Ladakh sector to address the ongoing military standoff there.

According to sources, Naveen Srivastava, Joint Secretary (East Asia) of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), will also attend the Commanders' Conference today.



Monday, September 21, 2020Death toll mounts to 10 in Thane's building collapse incident

Thane, Sep 21: Death toll mounted to 10 after two more bodies were pulled out of the debris of building collapsed in Bhiwandi area of this Maharashtra district on Monday morning, district authorities said.

Meanwhile, 11 people, including a 4-year-old Ubed Qureshi, have been rescued, while many more are feared to be trapped in the debris.

The Chief of the RDMC of the TMC Santosh Kadam said t


Monday, September 21, 2020RS faces repeated adjournments over MPs' suspension

New Delhi, Sep 21: The opposition forced three adjournment of the upper house within an hour after eight Rajya Sabha members were suspended on Monday following their unruly behaviour in Parliament a day ago.

The Rajya Sabha was first adjourned till 10 a.m. When it resumed the opposition lawmakers who were suspended refused to leave the House and resorted to sloganeering laeding to a second adj


Monday, September 21, 2020Pak denies visa to Indian diplomat

New Delhi: Pakistan has denied visa to senior diplomat Jayant Khobragade who was set to be appointed as acting head of Indian High Commission in Islamabad, people familiar with the development said.

It is learnt that Pakistan did not approve his visa on the grounds that he is too senior for the post.

The people said Pakistan was conveyed by India in June about its move to send Khobragade as


Monday, September 21, 2020Farm bills passed amid chaos in RS

New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha on Sunday passed two farm bills, which farmers have been protesting against, amid a ruckus as opposition members shouted slogans and trooped into the well of the House.

The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020, part of the broader farm liberalisation plan, could not be taken up and the House was adjourned.

Members of the Trinamool, including Derek O’Brien


Sunday, September 20, 2020Hong Kong’s first CBD cafe opens its doors to customers

Unlike THC, CBD is typically used to help reduce stress without the high

Hong Kong: 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 said to offer therapeutic effects wit


Sunday, September 20, 2020Bill in Lok Sabha to make receipt, use of foreign funds stringent

Mandatory to submit their Aadhar details for seeking FCRA approvals

New Delhi: The government on Sunday said, that all the religious organisations could receive foreign contributions, as long as, they used these funds for states purposes, and not for 'undermining internal security'.

Minister of State for Home, Nityanand Rai made this statement in the Lok Sabha before the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act Amendment Bill 2020 was introduced through a voice not


Sunday, September 20, 2020Cong to move no-confidence motion against RS Deputy Chairman

Calls his conduct 'undemocratic'

New Delhi: The Congress has alleged that the conduct of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh Narain Singh was "undemocratic" and the party will bring a no-confidence motion on the issue.

Congress leader Ahmed Patel while speaking to the media said, "Our demands for division were not met and the conduct of the Deputy Chairman was not according to democratic norms." "This is a black day as it i


Sunday, September 20, 2020Mosque in Ayodhya may be square-shaped like Kaaba: Trust official

‘Will not be named after any emperor or king’

Lucknow: The mosque to come up in Ayodhya pursuant to the Supreme Court verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi case may be square-shaped like the Kaaba Sharif in Mecca and will not be named after any emperor or king.

Secretary and spokesperson of the Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation (IICF) Athar Hussain told PTI on Sunday, “A mosque measuring 15,000 square feet will be built in Dhannipur village. It w


Sunday, September 20, 2020Nadda congratulates PM for empowering agriculture, ‘freeing farmers from injustice of 70 years’

BJP chief calls as 'irresponsible' the Opposition behaviour in Rajya Sabha

New Delhi: BJP president Jagat Prakash Nadda said Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government has freed farmers “from the injustice of past 70 years”, lashing out at opposition parties.

Those who are against the bill are anti-farmer, he said.

“Instead of being part of the process, Opposition tried to obstruct the liberation of farmers. BJP condemns their act,” he said, adding that the agric


Sunday, September 20, 2020Man held in POCSO case found hanging in lock-up; kin claim he was tortured

New Delhi: A 38-year-old man held in a POCSO case was found hanging in the lock-up of the Samaypur Badli police station in Delhi’s Outer North District on Sunday morning, following which his kin accused police of torturing him to death.

Police, however, claimed that the man hanged himself with a bedsheet in the lock-up.

Accused Dharmendra was detained in a sexual assault case by the Swaroop


Sunday, September 20, 2020'Depressed' woman jumps to death in Noida, man hangs self in Gr Noida

The bodies have been sent for post-mortem

Noida (UP): A 50-year-old woman, undergoing treatment for depression, died after she allegedly jumped off a high-rise building in Noida, while a man allegedly hanged himself after a fight with his wife in Greater Noida, police said on Sunday.

The woman lived in Jaypee Aman society in Noida's Sector-151, where the incident took place around 7.30 am. The floor she jumped from is yet to be confi