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Saturday, September 25, 2021BJP to sweep the Vidhan Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh: Anurag Thakur

Hamirpur (HP), September 25: Union Information-cum-Broadcasting Minister, Anurag Thakur expressed optimism that the BJP would once again sweep the Vidhan Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh and form the government on its own in the state, it was reported on Saturday.

A spokesman of the state unit of the party told on Saturday that the Union Minister claimed that the youth wing, women and people


Saturday, September 25, 2021India logs 29,616 new COVID-19 cases, 290 fatalities

New Delhi, Sept 25: India logged 29,616 new coronavirus infections, taking the total tally of cases to 3,36,24,419, while the active cases rose by 1,280 to reach 3,01,442, according to Union Health Ministry data updated Saturday.
The death toll climbed to 4,46,658 with 290 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.
The active cases now constitute 0.90 per cent of the total infections, w


Saturday, September 25, 2021NIA Planning Fresh Raids Against Jamaat-e-Islami Cadres In Jammu And Kashmir Next Week

New Delhi, Sept 25: In its ongoing investigation against the outlawed Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) group in a terror funding case, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has been planning another series of raids against its cadres in Jammu and Kashmir next week.
These raids would be in continuation to the 61 search operations conducted by the anti-terror agency’s sleuths on August 8 and August 9 in Sr


Saturday, September 25, 2021Traffic resumes on Srinagar-Leh highway

Srinagar, Sep 25: Traffic resumed on Saturday on the national highway, the only road connecting the Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh with the Kashmir valley.

Traffic was allowed on both sides of the highway after remaining suspended on Friday for weekly maintenance and repair at Zojila pass, a traffic police official told UNI this morning.

He said Kashmir bound vehicles will be allowed in the


Saturday, September 25, 2021Pakistan an arsonist disguised as firefighter, a suppressor of minorities: India hits back at Imran Khan

New York, Sep 25: India slammed Pakistan as an “arsonist disguising itself as a firefighter” and a country that nurtures terrorists in its backyard as a matter of state policy which has led the entire region and world to suffer, in reply to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s tirade against the country at the UN General Assembly.

Sneha Dubey, First Secretary in India's UN Mission, in a scathi


Saturday, September 25, 2021Anurag Thakur inaugurates Himalayan Film Festival at Leh

Leh: Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur on Friday inaugurated the Himalayan Film Festival at Leh in Ladakh, an official statement said.
The five-day film festival is a part of the celebrations of 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' commemorating 75 years of India's independence.
"Keeping in view the PM's call for 'Jan Bhagidhari', the film festival will have active participation


Saturday, September 25, 2021PM holds 1stbilateral meeting with US Prez

Washington: US President Joe Biden said on Friday that the relationship between India and the US, the world's two largest democracies, is destined to be "stronger, closer and tighter , as he hosted Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House for the first bilateral meeting and discussed a wide range of priority issues, including combating COVID-19, climate change, trade and the Indo-Pacific.


Friday, September 24, 2021Twitter appointed officers in compliance with new IT Rules, Centre tells Delhi HC

Jammu, September 24: The Centre has informed the Delhi High Court that Twitter has appointed Chief Compliance Officer (CCO), Resident Grievance Officer (RGO), and Nodal Contact Person in compliance with the new IT Rules.

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY), in a short affidavit, said Twitter has acknowledged that the personnel (CCO, Nodal Contact Person, and RGO) are


Friday, September 24, 2021Vice President Kamala Harris to host meeting with Quad leaders

Washington, September 24: US Vice President Kamala Harris would host a separate meeting with the prime ministers of three Quad countries - India, Australia and Japan - at the White House to discuss with them the important factors for democracies to go forward, officials said.

President Joe Biden will host the three prime ministers -- Narendra Modi, Scott Morrison from Australia and Yoshihide S


Friday, September 24, 2021Indian women's football team to travel abroad for international matches

Jammu, September 24: The Indian women's football team will play multiple international friendlies, starting next week in the UAE, as part of its preparation for the 2022 AFC Asian Cup at home.

According to the itinerary unveiled by the All India Football Federation (AIFF), the women's team, which has been training in a camp in Jamshedpur for around a month, will play two friendlies against the


Friday, September 24, 2021Rupee slips 4 paise to close at 73.68 against US dollar

Jammu, September 24: The Indian rupee slipped 4 paise to close at 73.68 (provisional) against the US dollar on Friday, following weaker Asian peers against the American currency.

At the interbank foreign exchange market, the local currency opened at 73.77. It touched an intra-day high of 73.61 and a low of 73.78 during the day.

The rupee finally settled at 73.68 against the American currenc


Friday, September 24, 2021Sensex scales historic 60K-mark; Nifty tops 17,850

Jammu, September 24: Equity benchmark Sensex jumped 163 points to end above the 60,000-mark for the first time ever on Friday, led by strong gains in HDFC Bank, Infosys and Asian Paints.

The 30-share BSE index rose 163.11 points or 0.27 per cent to its lifetime closing high of 60,048.47. Similarly, the NSE Nifty advanced 30.25 points or 0.17 per cent to record finish of 17,853.20.

It took a


Friday, September 24, 2021Gold declines Rs 365; silver gains marginally

Jammu, September 24: Gold in the national capital on Friday declined by Rs 365 to Rs 45,141 per 10 grams reflecting an overnight plunge in international precious metal prices, according to HDFC Securities.

In the previous trade, the precious metal had settled at Rs 45,506 per 10 grams.

Silver gained marginally by Rs 21 to Rs 59,429 per kilogram from Rs 59,408 per kilogram in the previous tr


Friday, September 24, 2021Three dead in shootout at Delhi's Rohini court

New Delhi, Sep 24: Three people including gangster Jitendra Gogi died in a firing incident Friday at Delhi's Rohini court, police said.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Rohini) Pranav Tayal said the assailants were in the uniform of advocate when they fired at Gogi.

Police team also fired in return, the DCP said.

Further details are awaited.


Friday, September 24, 2021WHO recommends antibody treatment for critical Covid patients

Jammu, September 24: COVID-19 patients at high risk of hospitalisation or those with severe disease should be given a combination of two antibody treatments, according to latest World Health Organization guidelines published in The BMJ on Friday.

The WHO Guideline Development Group (GDG) panel recommends treatment combining casirivimab and imdevimab for two specific groups of patients with COV


Friday, September 24, 2021Paddy residue not liability anymore: Kejriwal

Jammu, September 24: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said paddy straw is not a liability anymore and urged neighbouring states to make the Pusa bio-decomposer available to their farmers for on site management of crop residue.

He also said the microbial solution, which can turn stubble into manure, will be sprayed over 4,300 acres belonging to 844 farmers in Delhi. Last year, 310


Friday, September 24, 2021C-295 aircraft project great step in opening up aviation, avionics sector: Ratan Tata

Jammu, September 24: Tata Trusts Chairman Ratan Tata on Friday hailed the finalisation of a contract by India to procure 56 C-295 transport aircraft under an Airbus-Tata project, describing it as a "great step" forward in the opening up of the aviation and avionics sector in the country.

His comments came hours after the deal to procure the aircraft to replace the Avro-748 planes of the IAF wa


Friday, September 24, 2021Indian Army to procure 118 Main Battle Tanks Arjun Mk-1A worth Rs 7,523 crore

Jammu, September 24: The Ministry of Defence today placed an order with Heavy Vehicles Factory, Avadi in Chennai for supply of 118 Main Battle Tanks, MBTs Arjun Mk-1A for the Indian Army.

The order worth seven thousand five hundred 23 crore rupees will further provide a boost to the Make in India initiative in defence sector and is a big step towards achieving Aatmanirbhar Bharat envisioned by


Friday, September 24, 2021CBI to probe death of Mahant Narendra Giri

Jammu, September 24: The Centre has given its approval for a CBI probe into the death of Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad president Mahant Narendra Giri in Allahabad, officials said on Friday.

The seer, who was the president of the largest organisation of sadhus in India, was found hanging by his disciples at the Baghambari Mutt in Allahabad on Monday.

The Department of Personnel and Trainin


Friday, September 24, 2021Delhi Capitals aim for consolidation, RR hope to keep winning momentum going

Jammu, September 24: Operating like a well-oiled unit, Delhi Capitals will be eager to consolidate their top spot when they clash with a resurgent Rajasthan Royals, who will be keen to keep the winning momentum going in the Indian Premier League here on Saturday.

The Rishabh Pant-led side had a sensational first leg, winning six games in eight outings. They started the second phase on a high b


Friday, September 24, 2021UK backbench MPs debate Kashmir motion, India condemns abusive language

London, September 24: Members of Parliament from the UK's All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Kashmir have tabled a motion on Human rights in Kashmir for a debate in the House of Commons, drawing a strong reaction from India which said any assertion made in any forum on a subject related to an integral part of the country needs to be duly substantiated with authentic verifiable facts.



Friday, September 24, 2021Active COVID-19 cases in country lowest in 188 days

Jammu, September 24: India logged 31,382 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,35,94,803, while the active cases declined to 3,00,162, the lowest in 188 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday.

The death toll climbed to 4,46,368 with 318 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.

The active cases comprise 0.89 per


Friday, September 24, 2021Sensex zooms over 350 pts to hit 60K for first time; Nifty crosses 17,900

Jammu, September 24: Equity benchmark Sensex rallied over 350 points to hit the 60,000-mark for the first time in opening trade on Friday, led by strong gains in index majors Infosys, HDFC Bank and TCS.

The 30-share Sensex was trading 359.29 points or 0.60 per cent higher at its lifetime high of 60,244.65. Similarly, Nifty soared 100.40 points or 0.56 per cent to its intra-day record of 17,923


Friday, September 24, 2021Hate speech case: Delhi HC grants bail to organiser of Jantar Mantar event

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday granted bail to Preet Singh, one of organisers of an event at Jantar Mantar where communal slogans were allegedly raised last month.

The petition is allowed. The petitioner has been granted bail, said Justice Mukta Gupta.

Singh, who was remanded to judicial custody on August 10 after his arrest, is accused of creating enmity between different groups


Friday, September 24, 2021Biden to host Indo-Pacific leaders as China concerns grow

Jammu, September 24: President Joe Biden is set to host the first in-person gathering of leaders of an Indo-Pacific alliance known as " the Quad on Friday, wrapping up a tough week of diplomacy in which he faced no shortage of criticism from both allies and adversaries.

Biden's meeting with leaders from India, Japan and Australia at the White House gives the US president a chance to put the sp


Thursday, September 23, 2021Three killed in powerful Bengaluru blast, police investigations are on

Bengaluru: A blast at a storage facility in New Tharagupet area of Bengaluru earlier today (September 23) has reportedly claimed at three lives, injuring several others.
DCP (South) Harish Pandey told, "Two people killed, three others injured in a blast at a firecracker storage facility in New Tharagupet area of Bengaluru earlier today."


Thursday, September 23, 2021Vaccine certification for travel must meet ‘minimum criteria’, working closely with India: UK

Jammu, September 23: The UK government has assured that it is working with India on “a phased approach” to its international travel norms. The development came after the UK government said that Covishield, the Serum Institute of India manufactured Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, has qualified as an approved vaccine.
London: Amid concerns over non-recognition of vaccination certification issued by I


Thursday, September 23, 2021Hurriyat leader released from Tihar jail on parole for six hours fortnight after mother's death

Jammu, September 23: Hurriyat leader Mehrajd-ud-din Kalwal, who is serving detention since 2017 in a Delhi prison, was Thursday allowed to visit home for six hours on parole in the wake of death of his mother a fortnight ago.
Quoting an official, news agency KNO reported that the Hurriyat leader, a resident of Hamzah Colony BK Pora in Srinagar, presently under NIA detention at a Delhi jail since


Thursday, September 23, 2021RCB seek return to winning ways against resilient CSK

Jammu, September 23: Star-studded Royal Challengers Bangalore would look to shrug off the crushing defeat in the previous outing and get their mojo back when they take on Mahendra Singh Dhoni's resilient Chennai Super Kings in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match, here on Friday.

While RCB will look to start afresh, CSK got a confidence-boosting 20-run win against defending champions Mumba


Thursday, September 23, 2021Mandaviya releases national comprehensive guidelines on post-Covid management

NEW DELHI: The Union Health Ministry on Thursday released Post-COVID Sequelae Modules, National comprehensive guidelines on Post-COVID management to guide on the long-term health issues of the COVID-19 infection.

These modules will help in building the capacity of the doctors, nurses, paramedics and community health workers across India to deal with the long-term effects of COVID.

Taking to


Thursday, September 23, 2021Three police jawans were killed in a road accident in Una of Himachal Pradesh

Hamirpur/Una (HP), September 23: Three jawans of Himachal Pradesh police were killed in a motorcycle collision with a speeding truck at Ashapuri near Gagret town of Una district in Himachal Pradesh late on Wednesday night, police said on Thursday.

Una Superintendent of Police Arijit Sen Thakur said the three jawans belonged to the 4th Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) at Jangleberi in Hamirpur di


Thursday, September 23, 2021SC to pronounce order next week on pleas seeking independent probe into Pegasus row

NEW DELHI, Sept 23: The Supreme Court on Thursday orally observed that it would be setting up a technical expert committee to inquire into the Pegasus snooping matter, and an order will be passed next week on a batch of pleas seeking an independent probe into the issue.
A bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana said the order, which was to be pronounced earlier, will now be delivered next week.


Thursday, September 23, 2021HP: Four die in road mishaps in Una and Mandi

Shimla, Sep 23: Four people were killed and three others injured in separate incidents which occurred in Una and Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh in last 24hrs state official said on Thursday.

State Emergency Operation Centre spokesperson Mr Sudesh Mokta said that in the first incident a vehicle skidded of the road near Ashapure Barrier in Gagret Tehsil of Una district last night at 2230hrs,


Thursday, September 23, 2021Taliban's commitment not to allow Afghan soil for terrorism should be implemented: EAM

New York, Sep 23: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar stressed on Tuesday that the Taliban’s commitment not to allow use of Afghanistan's soil for terrorism in any manner should be implemented.

In his address to the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Afghanistan, Jaishankar also said that the international community must come together in response to the humanitarian needs in the country.


Thursday, September 23, 2021India logs 31,923 new COVID-19 cases, 282 fresh fatalities

New Delhi, Sep 23: India added 31,923 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,35,63,421, while the active cases declined to 3,01,640, the lowest in 187 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,28,15,731, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.33 per cent


Thursday, September 23, 2021PM Modi arrives in Washington to exuberant welcome from Indian diaspora

Washington, Sep 23: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the US to an enthusiastic welcome from the Indian diaspora community.

He was received at the Andrew Airbase by T.H. Brian McKeon, Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources, on behalf of the Government of the USA, and by Indian Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu. The Indian tricolour was fluttering at the Andrews Airbase alo


Thursday, September 23, 2021Union Minister Irani for more deployment of women officers

PM aim to serve nation on mission mode: Ajay Kumar Mishra

Srinagar: Hailing the role of Jammu and Kashmir Police in maintaining peace and rendering their services despite challenging circumstances, Union minister Smriti Irani said that asked the personnel to increase the visibility of women officers' deployment at important places taking into account the equality and empowerment of women in the force.
Union minister Smriti Irani interacted with senior


Thursday, September 23, 2021PM for mutual recognition of vaccine certificates

Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that international travel should be made easier through mutual recognition of vaccine certificates, amid several countries adopting different sets of rules to allow foreigners to enter their territory in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In his video remarks at the Global COVID Summit hosted by US President Joe Biden, Modi also said Ind


Thursday, September 23, 2021Ladakh standoff || Army rose to occasion: Naravane

New Delhi: The India Army troops rose to the occasion to the challenges along the northern border as likely contingencies and possible options were war-gamed beforehand, Army Chief Gen MM Naravane said on Wednesday, referring to the eastern Ladakh standoff with China.
He also said that while focusing on the situation in eastern Ladakh, the Army did not ignore the rest of India's borders as suffi


Wednesday, September 22, 2021Women’s entry into NDA can’t be deferred by a year, says Supreme Court

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday turned down the Centre's request to postpone till May next year the entry of women into the National Defence Academy (NDA) - hitherto open to men alone.

"No, it has to be from this session only. We find it difficult to postpone everything by a year. After we have given a hope (to women aspirants) we don't want to deny the hope," a Bench led by Justice


Wednesday, September 22, 2021Willie Garson, 'Sex and the City' star, dies at 57 following cancer battle

Jammu, September 22: Actor Willie Garson, best known for popular TV series Sex and the City and White Collar, has passed away. He was 57.

Garson died after a battle with cancer, his longtime manager John Carrabino confirmed to Deadline.

The actor's adopted son, Nathen Garson, shared the news of his father's passing on Instagram on Tuesday.

"I love you so much papa. Rest In Peace and I'm


Wednesday, September 22, 2021Apple, Google raise new concerns by yanking Russian app

Jammu, September 22: Big tech companies that operate around the globe have long promised to obey local laws and protect civil rights while doing business.

But when Apple and Google capitulated to Russian demands and removed a political-opposition app from their local app stores, it raised worries that two of the world’s most successful companies are more comfortable bowing to undemocratic edic


Wednesday, September 22, 2021UK adds Covishield to approved vaccines list in updated travel advisory

Jammu, September 22: The UK government on Wednesday added Covishield, the Indian-manufactured Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, to an updated international travel advisory.

The move follows widespread condemnation of the Serum Institute of India manufactured vaccines not being included in a list of eligible COVID-19 vaccines recognised under Britain's reviewed international travel norms, ef


Wednesday, September 22, 2021Will ensure justice in sacrilege case: Punjab CM Channi

Amritsar, Sep 22: Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Wednesday paid obeisance at the Golden Temple here, and said he will ensure justice in the 2015 sacrilege case.

It was his first visit to the holy city after becoming chief minister.

Channi, who was accompanied by his two deputies, Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and OP Soni, and state Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu, also visite


Wednesday, September 22, 2021Islamic scholar arrested in conversion case

Meerut/ Lucknow, Sep 22: Islamic scholar Maulana Kaleem Siddiqui has been arrested by the Urtar Pradesh ATS team from Meerut in connection with the religious conversion.
Kaleem's activities were suspected to be suspicious and was under police custody, ATS sources here on Wednesday confirmed.
Kalim, who was in touch with the main accused Umar Gautam, was arrested in the
conversion case, for hi


Wednesday, September 22, 2021PM Modi leaves for US visit

New Delhi, Sep 22: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday embarked on a four-day visit to the US, where he will attend the first in-person Quad summit, besides holding important bilateral meetings with US President Joe Biden, and with his counterparts from Australia and Japan, as well as address the UN General Assembly.

“A visit of enormous significance!

“PM @narendramodi embarks on a vi


Wednesday, September 22, 2021Post Feb Ceasefire pact, Gurez peaceful; people living without fear: Lt Gen D P Pandey

Gurez, Sep 22 : General officer Commanding (GoC) of Srinagar based army’s 15 Corps Lieutenant General D P Pandey Wednesday said that post new ceasefire pact between Indian and Pakistani army in February this year, Gurez Valley in northern district of Bandipora is peaceful and people are living without any fear.

Talking exclusively on the side-lines of a function titled combine annual training


Wednesday, September 22, 2021Number of people injured in Russia's Perm University shooting climbs to 43 - Ministry

Yekaterinburg, Russia, Sep 22: The number of people injured in the recent shooting in Russia's Perm State University reached 43, all of them are in satisfactory condition except for the attacker, the regional health ministry said on Wednesday.

A student opened fire on Monday on the university campus, killing six people. The suspect resisted the police during the detention and was wounded.



Wednesday, September 22, 2021Nationwide vaccination Drive: 82.65 Cr. vaccine doses administered so far

NEW DELHI: 82.65 Cr.vaccince doses have been administered so far under Nationwide vaccination Drive, Ministry of health said today.

In a recent tweet Ministry of Health said that," there are 3,27,83,741 total recoveries across the country so far were current rate of recovery is at 97.77%".

Beside 34,167 patients have been recovered during last 24 hours.

India reports 26,964 new cas


Wednesday, September 22, 2021India logs 26,964 new COVID-19 cases, 383 fresh fatalities

New Delhi, Sep 22: India logged 26,964 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,35,31,498, while the active cases declined to 3,01,989, the lowest in 186 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,27,83,741 and the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.33 per cent


Wednesday, September 22, 2021My US visit will help consolidate relations with US, Japan, Australia: PM Modi

New Delhi, Sep 22: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who embarks on Wednesday on a four-day visit to the US to participate in the Quad Leaders’ summit and also address the UN General Assembly, said his visit would be an occasion to strengthen the Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership with the US and also consolidate relations with strategic partners Japan and Australia and take forward their col


Wednesday, September 22, 2021New airport terminal at Leh by Dec 2022:Scindia

Leh: The new airport terminal in Leh is likely to become operational by December next year, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said on Tuesday.
This was conveyed by Scindia to Ladakh Lieutenant Governor R K Mathur during a virtual meeting with him to discuss the progress of ongoing and new civil aviation projects for better air connectivity in the region.
"The new airport terminal at


Tuesday, September 21, 2021Cong demands CBI inquiry into death of Mahant Narendra Giri

Hamirpur (HP), Sep 21: While expressing shock over the sad demise of Mahant Narendra Giri of the Akhara samaj, the senior spokesman of the HP Congress party, Deepak Sharma Tuesday demanded a CBI inquiry into his death.

In a statement Tuesday, he said the entire nation was shocked by the death of Mahant Narendra Giri, President of Akhara Parishad. He was not a common man but had a unique person


Tuesday, September 21, 2021PM Modi to visit US, to attend QUAD meeting, UN General Assembly

New Delhi, Sep 21: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the US from September 22 to 25, where he will hold a bilateral meeting with President Joe Biden, attend a meeting of the QUAD and also address at the UN General assembly.

During the visit that comes after Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, the situation the the country and its impact on the region are on the agenda, Foreign Secretary Ha


Tuesday, September 21, 2021Raj Kundra walks out of Mumbai jail after bail in pornographic films case

Businessman Raj Kundra today walked out of a Mumbai jail, a day after a magistrate court here granted bail to the key accused in a pornographic films case in which he was arrested two months ago.

Kundra was released from the Arthur Road jail shortly after 11.30 pm, a jail official said.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate SB Bhajipale on Monday allowed Kundra's bail application on furnishing a


Tuesday, September 21, 2021Over 79.74 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses provided to states, UTs: Centre

NEW DELHI: More than 79.74 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been provided to states and UTs so far, the Union Health Ministry said today.

Further, 33 lakh doses are in the pipeline.

Over 5.34 crore balance and unutilised COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered, the ministry said.

The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availabili


Tuesday, September 21, 2021Bihar: 30 arrive from Delhi test Covid+

Patna, Sep 21: Cases of Covid-19 can rise again in Bihar, officials fear after 30 fresh cases were detected in north Bihar's Madhubani district.

The district administration carried out Covid testing drives at the Madhubani railway station and bus stand on Monday. Thirty passengers arriving from Delhi aboard the Swatantrata Senani express train tested positive, an official said.

"There were


Tuesday, September 21, 2021Yogi pay floral tribute to Narendra Giri

Prayagraj, Sep 21: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath paid his floral tribute to Mahant Narendra Giri, president of the Akhara Parishad here on Tuesday.
CM Yogi Adityanath paid homage to the deoarted secretary of the Niranjani Akhara at Shri Math Baghambri, the residence of Mahant Narendra Giri.
Samajwadi party president Akhilesh Yadav is also slated to visit Prayagraj pn Tuesday afte


Tuesday, September 21, 2021India logs 26,115 new COVID-19 cases, 252 fresh fatalities

New Delhi, Sep 21: India added 26,115 new cases of coronavirus infection taking the total tally to 3,35,04,534, while the active cases declined to 3,09,575, the lowest in 184 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday.

The death toll climbed to 4,45,385 with 252 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.

The active cases comprise 0.92 per cent of the


Tuesday, September 21, 2021COVID-19: Vaccinated passengers from India, other nations can travel to US from November

Washington [US], Sept 21: Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the United States has allowed fully vaccinated flyers from several countries, including India, to enter America from early November.
The US announced that strict protocols will be in place from early November to curb the spread of COVID-19 from international passengers.
According to a senior government official, once the protocol is


Tuesday, September 21, 2021Afghanistan situation, threat of terrorism to figure in bilateral between PM Modi, US President Biden

Washington, Sep 21: Ahead of US President Joe Biden’s bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, the US said it will give the two leaders an opportunity to talk about the threat of terrorism and the situation in Afghanistan, as well as help reinforce and give momentum to the Quad discussion.

“In the bilateral with Prime Minister Modi, the two leaders will have the opportuni


Monday, September 20, 2021‘Vaccination is on…let govt take a call’: SC rejects plea seeking reopening of schools

Jammu, September 20: The Supreme Court on Monday turned down a petition seeking reopening of schools, which were shut down across the country due to the Covid-19 crisis, saying it is a complex issue that should be better left to be handled by the government.

“These issues are fraught with grave complexity. We don’t think we should enter here by judicial mandates,” said a bench of Justices D Y


Monday, September 20, 2021Retro tax to bad bank to telecom: Political call to bite economic bullet

Jammu, September 20: For a government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi sensitive to charges of corporate favouritism, acquiring substantive shareholding in a private company is a leap of faith. Buried in the fine print of the telecom package was this provision that lets the government do exactly that.

Even in the United States, in the wake of the financial meltdown in 2008, emergency legisl


Monday, September 20, 2021Cricketer Yuvraj Singh’s YouWeCan Foundation and Accenture add 50 Critical Care Beds to Government Medical College & Hospital in Srinagar

Srinagar, September 20, 2021: Under its #Mission1000Beds initiative, YouWeCan Foundation, run by international cricketing icon Yuvraj Singh, has set up 50 Critical Care Unit (CCU) beds at the Government Medical College & Hospital in Srinagar, in collaboration with Accenture (NYSE: ACN). Funds contributed by Accenture have also been used by YouWeCan Foundation to provide a range of medical equipme


Monday, September 20, 2021Shooting in Russian university leaves 5 dead, more wounded

Moscow: A gunman opened fire in a university in the Russian city of Perm on Monday morning, leaving five people dead and six wounded, according to Russia’s Investigative Committee.

The Health Ministry of the Perm region reported 14 people wounded. The different numbers couldn’t be immediately reconciled.

The unidentified perpetrator used a non-lethal gun, according to the Perm State Univers


Monday, September 20, 2021National COVID-19 vaccination crosses 81 crore mark; Recovery rate stands at 97.68 per cent

Jammu, September 20: India has crossed yet another milestone in the COVID vaccination drive with the total vaccination crossing the 81 crore mark today. Union Health Ministry has termed it as yet another achievement in its fight against COVID-19.
Over 30 thousand new COVID-19 cases were reported while around 39 thousand people recovered in the last 24 hours. 295 people lost their lives during th


Monday, September 20, 2021Hindu family in Pak tortured, held hostage for fetching drinking water from mosque

Islamabad: Fetching drinking water from a mosque in Pakistan’s Punjab province landed a family of poor farmers from the minority Hindu community in trouble as some people tortured and held them hostage for violating the sanctity of their place of worship, a media report said on Monday.
Alam Ram Bheel, a resident of Punjab’s Rahimyar Khan city, was picking raw cotton along with his other family m


Monday, September 20, 2021India is becoming destination country for healthy food items: Narendra Singh Tomar

Jammu: Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar says government has emphasized on re-introducing traditional food items including millet, other nutritious cereals, fruits and vegetables, fish, dairy and organic products in the diet of the people. He said, their production has been phenomenal in India in recent years and India is becoming a destination country for healthy food


Monday, September 20, 2021Will continue to work with Punjab government for betterment of state’s people: PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated Charanjit Singh Channi on being sworn-in as Punjab chief minister, and said the Centre will continue to work with his government for the betterment of the people of the state.

Congress leader Channi was sworn in as chief minister of Punjab, making him the first Dalit to hold the top post in the state.

Modi tweeted, “Congratulat


Monday, September 20, 2021Charanjit Singh Channi takes oath as Punjab Chief Minister, two deputies sworn in

Jammu, September 20: Three-time Congress MLA from Chamkaur Sahib, Charanjit Singh Channi on Monday was sworn in as 27th Chief Minister of Punjab in the presence of AICC leader Rahul Gandhi at Punjab Raj Bhawan in Chandigarh. Along with Channi, two MLAs — Sukhjinder Randhawa from Dera Baba Nanak and OP Soni from Amritsar Central — also took oath as Deputy CMs.

Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit


Sunday, September 19, 2021Union Health Minister e-Inaugurates 5 Addiction Treatment Facility Centres from RIHFW B’la

Minister also Felicitates COVID-19 Warriors; Calls them as Real Gems of India

Baramulla, September 19: Giving a major fillip to upgrade the integrated healthcare services, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare and Chemicals and Fertilizers, Shri Mansukh Mandaviya today e-inaugurated 05 Addiction Treatment Facility Centres from Regional Institute of Health and Family Welfare Dhobiwan of Baramulla district.

These 05 ATFs, one each for Budgam, Bandipora, Pulwama, Sh


Sunday, September 19, 2021Mild tremor in Kutch, no casualty

KUTCH: A tremor of 3.1 magnitude hit Gujarat's Kutch district on Sunday, but there was report of any casualty or property loss, officials said.

The tremor was recorded at 8.38 am, with its epicentre 26 km North-North East (NNE) of Dudhai, at a depth of 9.3 km, the Gandhinagar-based Institute of Seismological Research (ISR) said in its update.

There was no report of any casualty or damage


Sunday, September 19, 2021Sonia Gandhi to announce name of new CM

PUNJAB: The meeting of Congress Legislature Party which was to be held this morning at Chandigarh, has been cancelled. The incharge of party Affairs in Punjab Harish Rawat said, Congress National President Sonia Gandhi will announce the name of the new Chief Minister for Punjab.

The names taking rounds for the post of CM are AICC general secretary and Rajyasabha MP Ambika Soni, former State Co


Sunday, September 19, 2021In First Foreign Visit After Taking Over As CDS, Gen Bipin Rawat To Visit Russia, US

New Delhi, Sept 19: In his first visit abroad after taking over as the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Bipin Rawat will be visiting Russia and the US.
Rawat took over his new office as CDS on December 31, 2019, and since then has been declining foreign invitations for focusing on the new assignment of integrating the defence forces as a combined fighting force.
“There is a conference of t


Sunday, September 19, 2021Rahul Gandhi takes dig at Govt over record COVID-19 vaccinations

NEW DELHI, Sept 19: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday took a swipe at the Government over the record COVID-19 vaccinations in a single day, and said the “event” is over now.
He also shared a graph of the vaccination trend in the last 10 days as per data from the Cowin website to show the decline in inoculations after the record.
India vaccinated 2.5 crore people in a single day in Friday t


Sunday, September 19, 2021Security Forces Use Pump Action Guns To Kill Low-Flying Drones

NEW DELHI, Sept 19: Security forces that guard vital installations, airports and even their own camps have been directed to use rubber bullets bearing pump action guns to neutralise low-flying drones till an appropriate technology is found to thwart such aerial attacks, official sources said.
Also, forces like the Border Security Force (BSF) have recently installed an improvised iron pole mounte


Sunday, September 19, 2021EAM Jaishankar holds 'very useful discussions' on Afghanistan, Indo-Pacific with Saudi FM

New Delhi, Sep 19: External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on Sunday met with visiting Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan al Saud here during which both sides had a “very useful exchange of views” on the developments in Afghanistan, the Gulf and the Indo-Pacific and also reviewed the implementation of the bilateral Strategic Partnership Council Agreement.

This is the first


Sunday, September 19, 2021Will support Centre's decision to form one civic body in Delhi: SDMC Mayor

New Delhi, Sep 19: Reacting to the long-standing demand of the MCD employees' unions to end the division of the three civic bodies in Delhi, South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) Mayor Mukesh Suryan has said that he will support the Central government's decision.

The unions of the three municipalities have been asking for the unification the three civic bodies -- the North Delhi Municipal


Sunday, September 19, 2021Anguished at political events of last 5 months, Amarinder wrote to Sonia before quitting

Chandigarh, Sep 19: Hours before he formally submitted his resignation on Saturday to the Governor, Capt Amarinder Singh had written to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, apprising her of his decision, while expressing anguish at the political events of the last about five months, which, he said, were clearly “not based on full understanding of the national imperatives of Punjab and its key concern


Sunday, September 19, 2021Ten-days long Ganesh festival conclude with dull note

Mumbai, Sep 19: The Ten-day long Ganesh Festival today Conclude with the immersion of lord Ganesh Idols in different parts of commercial capital of the country amid tight security arrangements for owing to terror threat and corona pandemic.

Big mandals in the city has started performing pooja as usual at 0800 hrs before proceeding for the immersion of Lord Ganesh Idol in the sea. But, due to t


Sunday, September 19, 2021Government allows airlines to operate 85 per cent of their pre-Covid capacity, eases fare rules also

New Delhi, Sep 18: With Covid situation easing in the country, the Civil Aviation Ministry on Saturday allowed airlines to operate upto 85 per cent of their pre-Covid flight capacity.

It also eased the fare rules giving airlines more pricing power by cutting the 30 days fare cycle to 15 days for applicable minimum and maximum fare bands.

The earlier cap on flight capacity was 72.5 per cent.


Sunday, September 19, 2021Ease-of-doing-biz helped India create 3rd largest startup ecosystem in world: Piyush Goyal

Bengaluru, Sep 19: Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal Sunday said simplification, facilitation and ease-of-doing business has helped India create the third largest startup ecosystem in the world.

"India has been able to create the third largest startup ecosystem in the world since the launch of Startup India in January 2016. This has been possible by focusing on three pillars of reform, eith


Sunday, September 19, 2021Crisis in DU, teachers want UGC to takeover 12 colleges

New Delhi: The future of 12 colleges, which are fully funded by the Delhi government, remains uncertain. Due to the delay in salaries and other irregularities, the UGC is being asked to takeover these colleges. Not only this, the term of the Governing Council in 28 colleges ended this month. But even after the last date passed, the governing body has not even suggested the names of the members.


Sunday, September 19, 2021PM Modi appeals to citizens to take part in mementos auction

New Delhi, Sep 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called upon the citizens to take part in the auction of gifts and mementos received by him.

He said that the proceeds would go to the Namami Gange initiative.

In June 2014, Centre had launched the 'Namami Gange Programme' with the objective of conservation and rejuvenation of river Ganga and its tributaries.

In a tweet, the PM wro


Sunday, September 19, 2021Delhi wakes up to clear sky on Sunday

New Delhi: Clear skies greeted Delhi, but the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted the possibility of thunderstorms later in the day with the sky to remain partially cloudy for most of the day.

Maximum temperature for the day is predicted to rise up to 34 degree Celsius, said the IMD.

The maximum temperature on Saturday was recorded at 33.2 degree Celsius, one notch below nor


Sunday, September 19, 2021Prez Ramnath Kovind pays surprise visit to the Ridge, interacts with the people

Shimla, Sep 18: President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday paid a surprise visit to the Ridge, Shimla and interacted with the people there.
President Kovind who arrived in a small carcade with little security went to the Ridge, Shimla.
He bought popcorn and conversed with the people and tourists present there. President Kovind while remembering his roots as a common man also visited a snacks shop.


Sunday, September 19, 2021India logs 30,773 fresh Covid-19 cases, 309 deaths in past 24 hours

New Delhi, Sep 19: With 30,773 people testing positive for coronavirus infection, India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 3,34,48,163, while the active cases declined to 3,32,158, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.
The death toll climbed to 4,44,838 with 309 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.
The active cases comprise 0.99 per cent of the


Sunday, September 19, 2021Dynamics of development has improved in J&K under PM Modi: Jitendra Singh

Srinagar: Highlighting various initiatives of central government for industrial sector of Jammu and Kashmir, Union Minister of State (MoS) in Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Dr Jitendra Singh said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the culture of work has changed and the dynamics of development has improved in the Union Territory.

He said the new industrial policy will ch


Sunday, September 19, 2021PM holds meeting with officials, stresses on execution of ideas

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a marathon meeting with the secretaries of central government departments on Saturday and wondered why the bureaucrats, despite having vision for development, lacked in the execution, sources said.

The meeting which came months after a major reshuffle of the Union Council of Ministers lasted more than four hours.

Many secretaries shared their vie