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Sunday, December 4, 2022Mallikarjun Kharge makes strong pitch for fixing accountability in Congress organisation at key meet

NEW DELHI: Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Sunday strongly pitched for organisational accountability from top to bottom, and said those unable to fulfil their responsibilities will have to make way for their colleagues.
In his opening remarks at the first meeting of the Congress steering committee constituted by him, Kharge asked state in-charges to submit a roadmap for movement on peo

 

Sunday, December 4, 2022"Nation is proud of Indian Navy's valour, courage, commitment...", Rajnath Singh's greetings on Navy Day

NEW DELHI: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday extended greetings on Navy Day, saying the nation is proud of the Indian Navy's valour, courage, commitment and professionalism. "Greetings to all @IndianNavy personnel on #NavyDay.
The Indian Navy is at the forefront of keeping our country safe by ensuring impeccable maritime security. The nation is proud of Indian Navy's valour, courage, com

 

Sunday, December 4, 2022Bharat Jodo Yatra is "democratic" voice against PM's "loot tantra": Rahul Gandhi slams Centre

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday took a swipe at the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and questioned the government why the prices of petrol, diesel and gas cylinders have not come down even after the Crude Oil and LPG price have been slashed in the international market.
Taking to Twitter, Gandhi said that the global LPG and crude oil prices had been slashed by 40% and 25%

 

Saturday, December 3, 2022Pak summons Afghan diplomat to convey anguish over attack on its envoy in Kabul

Islamabad, Dec 3: Pakistan has summoned Afghanistan's Charge d'Affaires in Islamabad and conveyed to him its deep concern over the attack on the country's Head of Mission in Kabul, it emerged on Saturday.

Ubaid-ur-Rehman Nizamani survived an attack on Pakistan's embassy in Kabul on Friday, drawing immediate condemnation and a demand for a probe from Islamabad.
Nizamani was targeted by unident

 

Saturday, December 3, 2022Govt has taken many initiatives to create opportunities for persons with disabilities: PM

New Delhi, Dec 3: On International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said his government has taken many initiatives to create opportunities for them so as to enable them to shine.

He also praised the fortitude and accomplishments of the 'divyang' people.

"Our government is equally focused on accessibility, which is reflected in the flagship programme

 

Saturday, December 3, 2022BSF recovers 7.5 kg heroin, arms, ammunition from Pakistan drone

PUNJAB: The Border Security Force (BSF) once again foiled a nefarious attempt by anti-national elements to smuggle contraband on Saturday early morning with the recovery of suspected heroin, arms and ammunition that were being smuggled by a drone entering from the Pakistani side in the area near Churiwala Chusti village in Fazilka district of Punjab.

According to the BSF, they recovered three

 

Saturday, December 3, 2022Bharat Jodo Yatra resumes from Mahudiya village of Madhya Pradesh, Computer Baba joins Rahul Gandhi

MAHUDIYA: Congress MP Rahul Gandhi, along with party leaders and workers, on Saturday morning, resumed 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' from Mahudiya village of Madhya Pradesh.

Senior party leader Kamal Nath and Namdev Das Tyagi, popularly known as Computer Baba, also joined the Yatra.

The Yatra entered the 87th day, and the second-last day in Madhya Pradesh.

The Yatra, which entered Madhya Pradesh o

 

Saturday, December 3, 2022India's envoy to US hands over Padma Bhushan to Sundar Pichai

India's Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu handed over the Padma Bhushan, one of the country's highest civilian Awards, to Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai in San Fransisco.

Taking to Twitter, Sandhu said, "Delighted to hand over Padma Bhushan to CEO @Google & Alphabet @sundarpichai in San Francisco. Sundar's inspirational journey from #Madurai to Mountain View, strengthening Ind

 

Saturday, December 3, 2022'Twitter Files' released by Elon Musk detailing censorship and suppression of information at Twitter

Twitter CEO Elon Musk released the internal 'Twitter Files' on Friday that showed the company responded to a request "from the Biden team" during the 2020 election -- shortly after the company cracked down on Hunter Biden, son of US President Joe Biden's laptop story.

Musk tweeted a link to the account of independent journalist and author Matt Taibbi, who began posting a series of tweets revea

 

Saturday, December 3, 2022Umran Malik to replace Mohd Shami in India's ODI squad

Mumbai, Dec 3: Fast bowler Mohd Shami sustained a shoulder injury during a training session in the lead up to the ODI series against Bangladesh. He is currently under the supervision of the BCCI Medical Team at the NCA, Bengaluru and will not be able to take part in the three-match series.

The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Umran Malik as Shami's replacement.

India's squad f

 

Friday, December 2, 2022India ready to take its place at global top tables: Kamboj

WASHINGTON: India is ready to take its place at the global top tables including G-20 and the UN Security Council presidency as the country is willing to bring solutions to the table, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ruchira Kamboj said on Friday.

During the press briefing, when asked about UNSC reforms and India’s permanent seat at the security council, Kamboj said, “India is ready t

 

Friday, December 2, 2022Markets fall in early trade after 8 days of rally

Equity benchmark indices began the trade on a bearish note on Friday, halting their eight-day rally, amid a weak trend in global markets.

After beginning the trade on a negative note, the 30-share BSE Sensex further declined 305.61 points to 62,978.58. The broader NSE Nifty dipped 79.65 points to 18,732.85.

Among the Sensex pack, Hindustan Unilever, Maruti, UltraTech Cement, Mahindra & Mahi

 

Friday, December 2, 2022Mehrauli killing: FSL team in Tihar for post-narco analysis of accused Aaftab Poonawala

NEW DELHI, Dec 2: A four-member team of the Forensic Science Laboratory here reached Tihar Jail on Friday along with the investigating officer of the Shraddha Walkar murder case for a post-narco analysis session of accused Aaftab Amin Poonawala, officials said.
They said the FSL team and the officer arrived in Central Jail No. 4 for a ‘post-test interview’ with Poonawala.
The interview was expe

 

Friday, December 2, 2022US designates 4 Al-Qaeda, Taliban leaders as global terrorists

WASHINGTON, Dec 2: The Biden administration has designated two leaders of al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and two of the Tehrik i Taliban Pakistan (TTP) movement in Afghanistan as global terrorists, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a press release.
“Yesterday, the Department of State designated four AQIS and TTP leaders as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) und

 

Friday, December 2, 2022SC quashes Kerala HC order granting anticipatory bail to 4 in ISRO espionage case

NEW DELHI, Dec 2: The Supreme Court Friday quashed the Kerala High Court order granting anticipatory bail to four people, including a former Director General of Police (DGP), in a case of alleged frame-up of scientist Nambi Narayanan in the 1994 ISRO espionage matter.
A bench of Justices M R Shah and C T Ravikumar remanded the matter back to the high court and directed it to decide the issue wit

 

Friday, December 2, 2022India records 275 new COVID-19 cases, tally of active infections now 4,672

New Delhi, Dec 2 : India recorded a single-day rise of 275 new coronavirus infections, while the count of active cases has dipped to 4,672, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday.
The total tally of COVID-19 cases in the country now stands at 4.46 crore, it showed.
The death toll due to the disease has climbed to 5,30,624 with one fatality being reconciled by Kerala and one d

 

Friday, December 2, 2022J&K Bank highest income tax payer in Chandigarh circle

New Delhi: Income Tax Department today conducted an Awareness-Cum-Interaction Program on the Importance of Voluntary Compliance to Income Tax Act, 1961 here at J&K Bank's Corporate Headquarters.

The program was attended by Bank's General Managers, Deputy General Managers and senior officers while as Assistant Commissioner Circle Srinagar, Gulzarin Akhtar along with other officers of the depart

 

Thursday, December 1, 2022India’s mfg PMI hits 3-month high in Nov amid expansion in production, slowdown in inflation

New Delhi, Dec 1: Manufacturing activities in India touched a three-month high in November as new orders and exports expanded boosted by demand resilience and substantial easing of cost pressure, according to a monthly survey released on Thursday.
The seasonally adjusted S&P Global India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) stood at 55.7 in November, up from 55.3 in October, signalling

 

Thursday, December 1, 2022Sri Sri Ravi Shankar bestowed with ‘The Emissary of Peace’ award in US city of Memphis

WASHINGTON, Dec 1: Indian spiritual leader and global humanitarian Sri Sri Ravi Shankar was bestowed with the prestigious “The Emissary of Peace” award by the National Civil Rights Museum in the US city of Memphis.
Shankar, 66, addressed by followers with honorifics such a Sri Sri and Gurudev, is the founder of the Art of Living, a volunteer-based, non-Governmental organisation that offers sever

 

Thursday, December 1, 2022China eases some virus controls, searches pedestrians

Beijing, Dec 1: More Chinese cities eased some anti-virus restrictions as police patrolled their streets to head off protests on Thursday while the ruling Communist Party prepared for the high-profile funeral of late leader Jiang Zemin.

Guangzhou in the south, Shijiazhuang in the north, Chengdu in the southwest and other major cities announced they were easing testing requirements and controls

 

Thursday, December 1, 2022SC reserves judgment on plea challenging J-K delimitation

New Delhi, Dec 1: The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its verdict on a plea challenging the government's decision to constitute a delimitation commission for redrawing the Legislative Assembly and Lok Sabha constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir on grounds that it violated constitutional provisions.

A bench of Justices S K Kaul and Abhay S Oka heard the submissions from Solicitor General Tusha

 

Thursday, December 1, 2022India will work to promote universal sense of oneness as G20 President: PM

New Delhi, Dec 1: With India formally assuming the G20 Presidency from Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an article to commemorate the occasion said that the country will work to promote the universal sense of one-ness.

Starting from December 1, India will assume the presidency until November 30, 2023.

"The previous 17 Presidencies of the G20 delivered significant results -- for ens

 

Thursday, December 1, 20221.9 mn attacks on Indian healthcare network from Pak, China this year: Report

New Delhi, Dec 1: As AIIMS struggles to get its servers back to life after a massive ransomware attack, nearly 1.9 million cyber attacks have been recorded on the Indian healthcare network this year, especially from countries like Pakistan, China and Vietnam, a report revealed on Thursday.

The healthcare-based threat intelligence sensors network, deployed by the CyberPeace Foundation and Autob

 

Wednesday, November 30, 2022Promote technical, medical and law education in mother tongue for better understanding: Shah to states

Ahmedabad, Nov 30: Senior BJP leader and Union Home Minister Amit Shah has stressed that states should promote education in Hindi or regional languages in technical, medical and law fields so that the country can utilise the talent of non-English speaking students.
Underlining the importance of education in Hindi and regional languages, Shah said students can develop an original thought process

 

Wednesday, November 30, 2022India sees 279 new Covid-19 cases, 5 deaths in 24 hours: Government

NEW DELHI, Nov 30: India reported a single-day rise of 279 new Covid-19 cases, which pushed its tally of the infection to 4,46,72,347, while the count of active cases has declined to 4,855, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday. The death toll due to the disease has climbed to 5,30,620 with five fatalities being recorded, including two deaths reconciled by Kerala, the data