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Bengal: 3 killed, several injured in blast near venue of TMC’s Abhishek Banerjee’s rally

Contai (WB), Dec. 3 (PTI): At least three people were killed and several others injured in a blast near the venue of senior Trinamool Congress leader Abhishek Banerjee’s rally in West Bengal’s Purba Medinipur district, police said on Satu...

03 Dec 2022

Existing collegium system should not be derailed, don’t want to comment on what former judges say — SC

New Delhi, Dec. 2 (PTI): The Supreme Court said on Friday the existing collegium system should not be derailed on the basis of statements of “some busybody”, asserting the top court is one of the most transparent institutions. Amid divisi...

02 Dec 2022

Detained in US, Moosewala murder mastermind Goldy Brar will definitely be brought to India— Punjab CM

Ahmedabad, Dec. 2 (PTI): Punjab Chief Minister said here on Friday that gangster Goldy Brar, the mastermind behind the brutal murder of singer Sidhu Moosewala has been detained in the US, and he will “definitely be brought to India” and b...

02 Dec 2022

21 uninhabited Andaman and Nicobar islands named after decorated soldiers

Port Blair, Dec. 2 (PTI): The government has named 21 uninhabited islands in the union territory of Andaman & Nicobar after recipients of Param Vir Chakra , the country’s highest wartime gallantry award. Out of the 21 islands, 16 are locate...

02 Dec 2022

Amarinder Singh, Sunil Jakhar made BJP national executive members

New Delhi, Dec. 2 (PTI): The BJP on Friday appointed ex-Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh and Sunil Jakhar as well as its former Uttar Pradesh president Swatantra Dev Singh as members of its national executive. It also appointed former Congress s...

02 Dec 2022

Prioritise regional languages in court activities — Law Minister Rijiju

Chennai, Dec. 2 (PTI): Union Law and Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju on Friday batted for the use of regional languages in the curricular activities of the courts in the country and said he was opposed to “imposition” of one language. Rijij...

02 Dec 2022

India assumes G-20 Presidency; Modi calls for ‘fundamental mindset shift’ to benefit humanity

New Delhi, Dec. 1 (PTI): India on Thursday assumed the Presidency of the G-20 with Prime Minister Narendra Modi making a strong pitch for “fundamental mindset shift” to benefit humanity as a whole and saying the country will work to furth...

01 Dec 2022

Mehrauli killing: Accused Aaftab Poonawala’s narco test successful — officials

New Delhi, Dec. 1 (PTI): Shraddha Walkar murder accused Aaftab Amin Poonawala underwent a narco analysis test for almost two hours at a hospital in Rohini on Thursday as part of the ongoing investigation in the case, officials said. They said Poonawa...

01 Dec 2022

Over 30 lakh pensioners used digital life certificates — Centre

New Delhi, Dec. 1 (PTI): More than 30 lakh Central government pensioners used digital life certificates (DLCs), the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare (DoPPW) said on Thursday. Submission of life certificates is an important activi...

01 Dec 2022

59.2 per cent turnout till 5 pm in first phase of Gujarat Assembly elections

Ahmedabad, Dec. 1 (PTI): An average 59.24 per cent voter turn-out was recorded as of 5 pm on Thursday across 89 Assembly seats in the first phase of Gujarat elections, election officials said. While voting began at 8 in the morning and ended at 5 pm,...

01 Dec 2022

Mumbai police nab two for hounding South Korean girl

Mumbai, Dec. 1 (IANS): The Mumbai Police on Thursday arrested two youth for harassing and attempting to molest a South Korean national in the suburban Khar area, officials said here. The incident occurred just before midnight on Tuesday — four ...

01 Dec 2022

India’s G-20 Presidency will be consultative, collaborative, decisive — Jaishankar

New Delhi, Dec. 1 (PTI): As India assumed the presidency of G-20, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday said New Delhi’s endeavour would be to make consensus on key global issues more relevant through a wider process of consultatio...

01 Dec 2022

Congress raised ‘Garibi Hatao’ slogan, but poverty actually increased under its rule as it misguided people — PM Modi

Bodeli (Guj), Dec. 1 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday took a swipe at the Congress over its past ‘Garibi Hatao’ campaign, claiming that poverty actually increased under the grand old party’s rule as it only raised slo...

01 Dec 2022

BJP received INR 614.53 cr as contributions in 2021-22, Congress got INR 95.46 cr.

New Delhi, Nov. 29 (PTI): The ruling BJP received INR 614.53 crore as contributions, more than six times the funds garnered by the opposition Congress during fiscal year 2021-22. The Congress received funds to the tune of INR 95.46 crore, according t...

30 Nov 2022

India’s latest earth observation satellite starts serving images

Bengaluru, Nov. 30 (PTI): The Earth Observation Satellite-06 launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation on November 26 has started serving images, the national space agency said on Wednesday. Bengaluru-headquartered ISRO shared on Twitter the...

30 Nov 2022

Congress prez Kharge hits out at Modi govt for stopping scholarships for minority students

New Delhi, Nov. 30 (PTI): Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday asked the Modi government what will it gain by “snatching away” the money from poor students, a day after it stopped scholarships for minority students of classe...

30 Nov 2022

SC to consider listing Bilkis Bano’s plea against remission, release of 2002 rape, murder convicts

New Delhi, Nov. 30 (PTI): Bilkis Bano on Wednesday challenged the remission of sentence and release of convicts in the 2002 rape and murder case filing a plea before the Supreme Court. The top court said it will consider listing the matter for hearin...

30 Nov 2022

I&B Minister Anurag Thakur cautions media on reporting on terror attacks

New Delhi, Nov. 29 (PTI): Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur on Tuesday advised caution while live reporting terror attacks, saying it should not provide clues to attackers and their ill motives. “Media needs to report with res...

29 Nov 2022

Tata group to merge Vistara with Air India; Singapore Airlines to hold 25.1 pc stake in merged entity

New Delhi, Nov. 29 (PTI): In a major consolidation in the Indian aviation space, Tata group on Tuesday announced the merger of Vistara with Air India, and pursuant to the deal, Singapore Airlines will have a 25.1 per cent stake in Air India. The prop...

29 Nov 2022

Congress sacrificed two prime ministers in terror fight, says Mallikarjun Kharge

Ahmedabad, Nov. 28 (PTI): A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused Congress of playing vote bank politics over terrorism, Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge on Monday said his party had sacrificed two prime ministers in the fight against terro...

29 Nov 2022

Gehlot, Pilot are assets of Congress, says Rahul Gandhi

Indore, Nov. 28 (PTI): Amid the power tussle between Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his former deputy Sachin Pilot, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on Monday said both the leaders are assets to the party. Addressing a press conference near Indore...

29 Nov 2022

Needs to shun ‘divide and rule’ strategy, says Modi

Ahmedabad, Nov. 28 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday again targeted the Congress over the participation of Narmada Bachao Andolan activist Medha Patkar in the Bharat Jodo Yatra led by Rahul Gandhi, and said the opposition party must shun ...

29 Nov 2022

Religious freedom does not include right to convert others — Centre

New Delhi, Nov. 28 (PTI): The Centre told the Supreme Court on Monday that religious freedom does not include a fundamental right to convert other people to a particular religion and that it certainly does not embrace the right to convert an individu...

29 Nov 2022

Supreme Court voices anguish over Centre’s delay in clearing names recommended by Collegium

New Delhi, Nov. 28 (PTI): The Supreme Court on Monday expressed anguish over the delay by the Centre in clearing the names recommended by the Collegium for appointment as judges in the higher judiciary, saying it “effectively frustrates” ...

29 Nov 2022

G20 presidency big opportunity for India, must utilise it for global good, says PM Modi

New Delhi, Nov. 27 (PTI): As India readies to assume the presidency of the “powerful” G20, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the country should focus on global good during its term and asserted that it has solutions to the chall...

27 Nov 2022