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Apr 19, 2022 10:31 PM IST
Naresh Kumar to be Delhi’s new chief secretary
Naresh Kumar, chief secretary of Arunachal Pradesh, appointed new chief secretary of Delhi: Ministry of home affairs (MHA)
Apr 19, 2022 10:17 PM IST
‘Congress party has lost but is not dead’: Navjot Singh Sidhu
Congress party has lost but is not dead. Congress will play the role of a constructive opposition in Punjab. We will work to provide the solution to the problems of people in Punjab. The govt should be accountable in the state: Navjot Singh Sidhu, former Punjab Congress chief
Apr 19, 2022 09:56 PM IST
Partygate scandal: Boris Johnson apologises
Ahead of India visit, British PM Boris Johnson apologises for ‘partygate’ during lockdown, reports AP.
Apr 19, 2022 09:14 PM IST
Centre writes to 5 states on rising Covid cases
Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan writes to Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Maharashtra, and Mizoram on the increasing Covid-19 positivity rate and cases.
Apr 19, 2022 08:21 PM IST
Delhi logs 632 new Covid-19 cases, no new death
Delhi reports spike in daily Covid-19 cases with 632 infections, positivity rate dips to 4.42%. City sees no fresh fatality.
Apr 19, 2022 07:41 PM IST
IMF revises India’s growth projection to 8.2% for FY 23
International Monetary Fund (IMF) revises India’s growth projections to 8.2% for the current financial year 2022-23 (FY23) from its earlier estimate of 9% in January.
Apr 19, 2022 07:05 PM IST
1 killed in Sri Lanka as police open fire at protesters: Report
Sri Lanka police shoots protester dead amid anti-govt agitation, reports AFP quoting officials. 10 others reportedly injured in same protest at Rambukkana.
Apr 19, 2022 06:21 PM IST
Maharashtra reports 137 new Covid-19 cases and 3 deaths
Maharashtra reports 137 new Covid-19 cases, as against 59 a day ago. State also sees three new deaths, while no fatality took place on Monday.
Apr 19, 2022 05:51 PM IST
Jahangirpuri violence: 4-day police custody for accused Yunus
Delhi’s Rohini court sends accused Yunus alias Sonu to four days of police custody in connection with the Jahangirpuri violence case.
Apr 19, 2022 05:25 PM IST
Laskhar commander Sheikh Sajad designated as terrorist
MHA has designated Sheikh Sajad, one of the commanders of the terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba, as terrorist under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967: Ministry of home affairs
Apr 19, 2022 05:17 PM IST
Jahangirpuri riots prime accused Ansar is a ‘BJP man’: Atishi
Ansar, the main accused in the Jahangirpuri riots case, is associated with the BJP, says AAP’s Atishi in her ‘explosive revelation.’
Apr 19, 2022 05:15 PM IST
Lt Gen Manoj Katiyar to be new DGMO
Lieutenant General Manoj Kumar Katiyar appointed as the next Director-General of Military Operations (DGMO, will assume charge on May 1.
Apr 19, 2022 04:44 PM IST
Jahangirpuri riots: AAP’s Atishi teases ‘explosive revelation’
I will be making an explosive revelation about the Jahangirpuri riots at 5pm! Watch this space!: Atishi, AAP MLA
Apr 19, 2022 03:54 PM IST
Raisina Dialogue 2022: European Commission President to be chief guest
President of European Commission Ursula Von Der Leyen will be on an official visit to India on 24-25 April. During her visit, she will hold bilateral talks with PM Narendra Modi. She will also meet President Ram Nath Kovind and other dignitaries. She has been invited as the chief guest for this year’s edition of Raisina Dialogue and will address the inaugural session on 25 April: Ministry of external affairs (MEA)
Apr 19, 2022 03:39 PM IST
Current situation in Jahangirpuri peaceful: Delhi Police
The situation is peaceful. Talks were held with Aman committee. The investigation is taking place in a fair manner. Can’t reveal the matter of investigation (on PFI involvement). The investigation is in its initial phase: Dependra Pathak, Joint CP, Law & Order, Delhi Police
Apr 19, 2022 03:06 PM IST
Jahangirpuri violence: Accused Yunus being taken to court
In Jahangirpuri violence case, accused Sonu alias Imam alias Yunus being taken to Rohini court.
Apr 19, 2022 02:22 PM IST
Maha Police begin taking action those with communal dispute cases
Maharashtra Police started taking preventive action on those having cases regarding communal disputes & under IPC sec 153 (A) and 295 (A) against them. People found giving provocative speeches will be arrested. Guidelines on media’s reportage on such issues might also come: Police
Apr 19, 2022 02:01 PM IST
Setback for actor Dileep: Kerala HC refuses to cancel fresh conspiracy case
Big setback for actor Dileep as the high court rejected his plea to quash the fresh conspiracy case against him. Crime branch can go ahead with its probe, single bench of Justice Ziyad Rahman ruled.
His plea to handover the probe to CBI also rejected. Fresh case surfaced after disclosure of Malayalam film director that Dileep and his relatives hatched a conspiracy to harm officials who investigated the actor assault case of 2017.
Besides Dileep, his two relatives and three friends are also accused in the new case. Director Balachandra Kumar said he is happy the court allowed probe based on his disclosure.
Apr 19, 2022 01:26 PM IST
Sri Lanka says IMF to consider request for rapid aid
The International Monetary Fund will consider providing quick financial assistance to debt-burdened Sri Lanka following representations by India, Sri Lanka’s finance ministry said on Tuesday, as quoted by Reuters.
A delegation headed by Sri Lanka’s Finance Minister Ali Sabry kicked off formal talks with the IMF in Washington on Monday for a programme the government hopes will help top up its reserves and attract bridge financing to pay for essential imports of fuel, food and medicines.
Apr 19, 2022 01:14 PM IST
WHO director-general Tedros Ghebreyesus to attend inauguration of WHO global centre in Jamnagar
WHO DG Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus will attend the inauguration of the WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in Gujarat, later today.
This is the first of its kind center that’ll help the whole world to invest in traditional medicine, he says at an event in Delhi.
Apr 19, 2022 12:16 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh Congress meet party national chief Sonia Gandhi over poll strategy, recent political issues
Madhya Pradesh Congress president Kamal Nath and party leaders Digvijaya Singh, Mukul Wasnik, KC Venugopal meet party president Sonia Gandhi at her residence in Delhi to discuss strategy for Madhya Pradesh political situation and upcoming polls.
Apr 19, 2022 11:13 AM IST
Apr 19, 2022 11:13 AM IST
Maharashtra DGP to hold meeting over loudspeakers in public places today
Maharashtra DGP to hold a meeting via video conference with all police commissioners, IGs and SPs today on the issue use of loudspeakers in public places.
Apr 19, 2022 10:50 AM IST
Sri Lanka’s petrol prices surge, to cost LKR 338 per litre
Sri Lanka’s state-run Ceylon Petroleum Corporation has raised the price of 92 octane petrol to LKR 338 per litre – an increase of LKR 84, news agency PTI said. Read full story
Apr 19, 2022 09:56 AM IST
Centre notifies merger of 3 municipal corporations in Delhi into one, to appoint special officer soon
Apr 19, 2022 08:50 AM IST
UP govt allows up to 1 month extension of casual leave for employees who get Covid
Uttar Pradesh Govt in a letter dated April 18, issued instructions to sanction special casual leave for employees
“Employees infected with Covid can be given a maximum of a 1-month casual leave,” reads the official letter.
Apr 19, 2022 08:43 AM IST
1,247 new Covid cases in India, day after 90% jump; only 1 death
India records 1,247 new Covid cases on Tuesday, a day after the country saw 90% jump in daily numbers; only one death logged in 24 hours. Read full story
Apr 19, 2022 07:40 AM IST
Earthquake of magnitude 6.0 strikes in Indonesia
An earthquake of magnitude 6.0 occurred at around 6:53am, 779 km NNE of Kotamobagu, Sulawesi, Indonesia today: National Center for Seismology
Apr 19, 2022 05:53 AM IST
PM Modi to inaugurate WHO Global Centre for traditional medicine today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in Gujarat on Monday for his three-day visit, will inaugurate WHO Global Centre for traditional medicine at Jamnagar today.
The WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine, the first of its kind in the world, will be inaugurated on April 19 in Jamnagar. The Centre aims to channel the potential of traditional medicine, by integrating it with technological advancements and evidence-based research. While Jamnagar will serve as the base, the new Centre aims to engage and benefit the world.
Assam to move SC for Aadhaar cards to persons whose biometrics locked for NRC
Nearly 2.8 million people from Assam have not been able to get their Aadhaar cards as their biometrics was locked during the process of updating the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
Published on Apr 21, 2022 02:19 AM IST
Power shortage hurts Goa’s industry. CM agrees to buy power at higher rate
Goa’s industries bodies have complained that industries have been facing acute power shortage due to constant load restrictions of up to 12 hours per day
Updated on Apr 21, 2022 01:06 AM IST
Khadse and I were labelled ‘anti-social’ elements to tap our phones: Sanjay Raut
The allegedly illegal phone-tapping exercise was carried out when IPS officer Rashmi Shukla was Commissioner of Pune police between March 31, 2016 and August 3, 2018, and later, when she held the post of the Commissioner of the State Intelligence Department (SID) from 2018 to 2020.
Updated on Apr 21, 2022 12:56 AM IST
Prashant Kishor again meets Cong’s brass, Gehlot calls him a brand in himself
The meeting, held at Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s residence in Delhi, was also attended by party leaders, including Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and KC Venugopal, besides chief minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot and Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel.
Updated on Apr 21, 2022 02:44 AM IST
Attempts to use TN guv for politics won’t succeed: Stalin
Targeting the AIADMK, Tamil Nadu CM Stalin said, “they saw this as a chance to do politics which is normal for political parties” and that separate statements from party Coordinator O Panneerselvam and joint coordinator Palaniswami on the matter was proof enough of it as they generally issued joint statements on various matters.
Published on Apr 21, 2022 12:36 AM IST
, ChennaiPress Trust of India
Dalit man made to rub nose in his own spit in Odisha, sarpanch booked
The incident took place when Chameli Ojha, sarpanch of Tikhiri village, visited Gurucharan Mallick’s house, seeking donation for the temple. When Mallick said that he had already donated for the deity, the sarpanch allegedly abused him and his wife, Rekha, police said.
Updated on Apr 21, 2022 01:14 AM IST
, BhubaneswarDebabrata Mohanty
May go for alliance if Muslim League snaps Congress ties: LDF
The Muslim League, however, dismissed Jayarajan’s remarks, saying the party had no plan to exit the UDF and join LDF as of now.
Published on Apr 21, 2022 12:34 AM IST
Foreigners run drug smuggling ring in Himachal, Nigerians top list: Police data
From 2017 to 2021, a total of 72 foreign nationals have been arrested for their involvement in narcotics trade in the hill state. Of these, 36 were Nigerian nationals, followed by 15 from other African countries, 14 Europeans, four Americans, two from the Middle East while one from an Asian country.
Updated on Apr 21, 2022 02:26 AM IST
Telangana governor’s remarks are painful: Minister
Soundararajan took potshots at the K Chandrashekhar Rao-led Telangana government and said Puducherry is an example of how much the people will benefit if the Governor and Chief Minister cherish cordial ties between them.
Published on Apr 21, 2022 12:34 AM IST
Madras HC grants bail to Siva Sankar Baba in Pocso case
With the Madras high court granting the relief in the eighth case, Siva Sankar Baba is all set to walk out free from the prison shortly. He had already obtained bail in seven other cases.
Published on Apr 21, 2022 12:33 AM IST
Leaked evidence discussed on TV interferes with trial, says SC
The court’s observations were made on Tuesday as it acquitted four people accused of committing dacoity at a Bengaluru residence in 1999. Although a trial court in Karnataka awarded death penalty to the accused in 2010, the Karnataka high court in 2017 commuted the punishment to life sentence.
Updated on Apr 21, 2022 01:27 AM IST
, New DelhiAbraham Thomas
Punjab Police book ex-AAP leaders Vishwas, Lamba for remarks on Kejriwal
Though the case against former AAP leader Kumar Vishwas was registered on the complaint of an AAP worker at Rupnagar’s Sadar police station on April 12, the matter came to light on Wednesday when a Punjab Police team reached his Ghaziabad house to summon him to join investigation within 48 hours.
Updated on Apr 21, 2022 12:48 AM IST
Six TRS men held over suicide of realtor, mother in Telangana
“After three days of intense search, we arrested six out of the seven persons named by the deceased in their suicide note. The arrested were produced before a local court in Kamareddy, which send them to judicial custody,” Kamareddy deputy superintendent of police M Somanatham told reporters.
Published on Apr 21, 2022 12:31 AM IST
Sasikala to be quizzed in 2017 Kodanad case
People familiar with the developments in Chennai said that Sasikala is likely to be questioned on her role in the Kodanad estate and information about the assets in the property.
Published on Apr 21, 2022 12:30 AM IST
BJP protests TRS ‘excesses’, demands action over suicides in Telangana
BJP Telangana president alleged that a BJP worker had died by suicide in Khammam district unable to bear the harassment by the police at the behest of the TRS leaders.
Published on Apr 21, 2022 12:30 AM IST