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  • Apr 16, 2022 10:13 PM IST

    High alert declared in UP after clashes in Delhi

    In view of the incident in Delhi, we’ve directed field officers to patrol and deploy sufficient force in sensitive areas as well as in areas adjoining Delhi. Strict action to be taken against anti-social elements. We’re sharing real-time info with Delhi Police: Prashant Kumar,ADG, Law and Order, UP

  • Apr 16, 2022 09:19 PM IST

    Delhi clashes: Amit Shah speaks to Delhi top cop

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to Delhi Police commissioner and Special Commissioner (Law and Order) over the Jahangirpuri incident and asked them to maintain law and order: Reports

  • Apr 16, 2022 08:31 PM IST

    Delhi’s daily Covid-19 cases rise to 461

    Delhi reports 461 new Covid-19 cases, two deaths; positivity rate jumps to 5.33% in last 24 hours.

  • Apr 16, 2022 08:20 PM IST

    Clash breaks out in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri during religious procession

    Clashes break out during in Hanuman Jayanti procession in northwest Delhi’s Jahangirpuri. All officers are on the ground and situation is under control

  • Apr 16, 2022 07:21 PM IST

    NIA files supplementary charge sheet against ISIS recruiters

    National Investigation Agency (NIA) today filed a supplementary charge sheet in a special court in Bengaluru against three ISIS recruiters on charges of radicalising and recruiting gullible Muslim youth into fold of ISIS through the “Quran Circle” group: Statement

  • Apr 16, 2022 06:25 PM IST

    Prashant Kishor to join Congress in coming days: Report

    Election strategist Prashant Kishor will be joining Congress in the coming days but has not asked for any specific post in the party: Reports

  • Apr 16, 2022 05:46 PM IST

    Political parties issue statement against recent communal violence

    Leaders of as many as 13 opposition parties, including Congress, issue joint statement condemning recent incidents of communal violence in the country.

  • Apr 16, 2022 05:06 PM IST

    JP Nadda on 2-day Karnataka visit for tomorrow

    BJP national president JP Nadda to undertake a two-day visit to Karnataka from April 17th, will take part in various important programs and visit many historically famous temples.

  • Apr 16, 2022 04:50 PM IST

    Ex-Amnesty India chief can leave India: Delhi court

    Ex-Amesty India chair Aakar Patel free to fly abroad, Delhi court upholds ACMM order which had quashed the LOC against Patel. However the court has set aside the bit where the CBI, Director was asked to tender an apology: Tanveer Ahmed Mir, Patel’s lawyer

  • Apr 16, 2022 04:30 PM IST

    ‘Prashant Kishor gave presentation on 2024 LS polls’

    Prashant Kishor has given a detailed presentation on 2024 polls strategy to the Congress chief. The plan presented by him will be looked after by a group set up by Cong chief and the group will submit report within a week time to party chief for a final decision: KC Venugopal, Congress

  • Apr 16, 2022 03:20 PM IST

    Meeting at Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s residence ends

    Meeting at Congress president Sonia Gandhi, attended by among others, Prashant Kishor, ends after almost four hours.

  • Apr 16, 2022 02:19 PM IST

    There is peace in Khargone: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

    There is peace in Khargone. 10 houses were completely damaged in the vandalisation by rioters. Those houses will be rebuilt with govt support. 70 houses were partially damaged, they will be repaired with govt help. Injured will be provided free treatment: Shivraj Singh Chouhan, chief minister, Madhya Pradesh

  • Apr 16, 2022 01:50 PM IST

    PPP’s Raja Pervaiz Ashraf elected as National Assembly speaker: Report

    Raja Pervaiz Ashraf of the Pakistan Peoples Party has been elected as National Assembly speaker, reported ANI citing local media.

  • Apr 16, 2022 12:54 PM IST

    No increase in electricity tariff for industrial consumers: Mann

    Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann said there will be no increase in electricity tariff for industrial consumers while free power to the farming community will continue.

  • Apr 16, 2022 11:12 AM IST

    PM Modi to unveil a 108 ft statue of Lord Hanuman in Morbi, Gujarat

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to unveil a 108 feet tall statue of Lord Hanuman in Morbi, Gujarat through video conferencing, on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti.

    This statue is the second of the four statues being set up in four directions across the country, as part of Hanumanji Char Dham project.

  • Apr 16, 2022 10:31 AM IST

    Two people die in rush during MaduraiChithirai Festival 2022

    Two people died in the rush during the entry of Lord Kallazhagar into the Vaigai River as part of the Madurai Chithirai Festival, reported ANI quoting Madurai Government Hospital Dean A Rathinavel.

  • Apr 16, 2022 10:02 AM IST

    Five members of a family murdered in UP

    Five members of a family were murdered in Khagalpur village of Nawabganj Police Station area, reported news agency ANI citing Prayagraj Police.

  • Apr 16, 2022 08:56 AM IST

    Security forces foil terror plot by recovering an IED on Rajouri Gurdan road: Police

    Security forces in Rajouri have foiled a terror plot by recovering an Improvised Explosive Devise on Rajouri Gurdan road, reported news agency ANI quoting SSP Rajouri.

  • Apr 16, 2022 08:34 AM IST

    India reports 975 fresh Covid infections, 4 deaths

    India recorded a marginal uptick in daily Covid cases with 975 fresh infections and four related deaths.

  • Apr 16, 2022 07:41 AM IST

    Restoration work of derailed Dadar-Puducherry Express underway

    Restoration work of the derailed Dadar-Puducherry Express is underway near Matunga Station in Mumbai. Fast line traffic will be diverted to the slow corridor between Byculla and Matunga stations till the restoration work continues.

  • Apr 16, 2022 06:59 AM IST

    Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami to visit Delhi today

    Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami will visit Delhi today and, later in the day, will participate in ‘Ayodhya Parv-2022’ organized by Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti at Raj Ghat.

Eshwarappa shares picture with seers in bid to show strength

The delegation of seers from Chitradurga was seen felicitating the embattled former Karnataka minister Eshwarappa who faces accusations of corruption and abetting the alleged suicide of Santosh Patil, a Belagavi-based contractor.

KS Eshwarappa, the former minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, on Saturday shared a picture with him surrounded by influential seers who represent several backward classes in Karnataka. (ANI)

KS Eshwarappa, the former minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, on Saturday shared a picture with him surrounded by influential seers who represent several backward classes in Karnataka. (ANI)

Updated on Apr 17, 2022 12:40 AM IST

BySharan Poovanna, Bengaluru

2 die in stampede during Madurai Chithirai festival

Chithirai festival, coinciding with Pournami, is observed two days after the celestial wedding of Goddess Meenakshi with Lord Sundereshwarar on April 14, marking the 10th day festival at the Vaigai river bank.

The 15-day Chithirai festival, which commenced on April 5 at the renowned Sri Meenakshi Sundareshwarar temple, saw lakhs of devotees crowding the Vaigai river bank from 4 am Saturday to watch the grand entry of Lord Kallazhagar into the river. (PTI)

The 15-day Chithirai festival, which commenced on April 5 at the renowned Sri Meenakshi Sundareshwarar temple, saw lakhs of devotees crowding the Vaigai river bank from 4 am Saturday to watch the grand entry of Lord Kallazhagar into the river. (PTI)

Published on Apr 17, 2022 12:39 AM IST

ByPress Trust of India, Chennai

Farmers given 100k free power connections: Tamil Nadu CM

AIADMK coordinator O Panneerselvam called upon Tamil Nadu chief minister to provide solatium to the family of a farmer from Dharmapuri who allegedly died by suicide fearing his lands would be acquired for the Kochi-Kuttanadu-Mangaluru-Bengaluru (KKMB) project that cuts across seven western districts in the state

AIADMK coordinator O Panneerselvam urged Tamil Nadu chief minister M K Stalin to hold a consultation with Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) for laying pipelines along the national highways and also demanded steps to prevent farmer suicides in the state over the project. (Agencies)

AIADMK coordinator O Panneerselvam urged Tamil Nadu chief minister M K Stalin to hold a consultation with Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) for laying pipelines along the national highways and also demanded steps to prevent farmer suicides in the state over the project. (Agencies)

Updated on Apr 17, 2022 12:39 AM IST

ByPress Trust of India, Chennai

Realtor, mother die by suicide in Telangana, note blames a local leader, 6 others

The man, a real estate businessman, blamed some local political leaders and others for the suicide, Telangana police said.

A man and his mother allegedly died by suicide by immolating themselves at a lodge in the district headquarters town of Kamareddy in Telangana on Saturday. (Representative use)

A man and his mother allegedly died by suicide by immolating themselves at a lodge in the district headquarters town of Kamareddy in Telangana on Saturday. (Representative use)

Updated on Apr 17, 2022 12:39 AM IST

ByPress Trust of India, Hyderabad

Day after SDPI worker’s murder, RSS leader hacked to death in Palakkad

The incident occurred less than 24 hours after a Popular Front of India (PFI) leader was killed in a village near Palakkad, Kerala, allegedly by the BJP.

After a Popular Front of India (PFI) leader was killed, Kerala’s Palakkad district on Saturday witnessed a second political murder in the last 24 hours after a bike-borne gang hacked to death an RSS leader at his shop in the heart of the town. (Representative use)

After a Popular Front of India (PFI) leader was killed, Kerala’s Palakkad district on Saturday witnessed a second political murder in the last 24 hours after a bike-borne gang hacked to death an RSS leader at his shop in the heart of the town. (Representative use)

Updated on Apr 17, 2022 12:38 AM IST

ByPress Trust of India, Palakkad

Govt to finalise 5 urban planning reform schemes for states

The urban development reform schemes include modernisation of building bye-laws, transit-oriented development (TOD), allowing transferable development rights (TDR), preparation of local area plans and town planning schemes, creation of sponge cities by integrating blue and green infrastructure

The proposals will be sent to the department of expenditure under the finance ministry for consideration. (Archive)

The proposals will be sent to the department of expenditure under the finance ministry for consideration. (Archive)

Published on Apr 17, 2022 12:22 AM IST

ByRisha Chitlangia, New Delhi

5 of family found dead in Prayagraj, murder-suicide suspected

Police said the bodies of the 38-year-old woman and her three daughters (aged 14, 10 and eight) were found with their throats slit open in the bedroom, while the 42-year-old man was found hanging from a noose in the courtyard of the house

A two-page handwritten note was recovered from the house, which blamed a property dispute between the man and his in-laws for the incident, police said. (Representational image)

A two-page handwritten note was recovered from the house, which blamed a property dispute between the man and his in-laws for the incident, police said. (Representational image)

Published on Apr 17, 2022 12:18 AM IST

Part of propoganda, say security forces on Maoist accusation of drone strikes

In April 2021 also, the Maoists claimed that security forces used drones to carry out strikes at armed units but the accusation was rubbished by the Chhattisgarh Police.

Bastar IGP Sundarraj P said the Maoist claim alleging use of drones by security forces to strike their hideouts was part of their propaganda. (AP File Photo)

Bastar IGP Sundarraj P said the Maoist claim alleging use of drones by security forces to strike their hideouts was part of their propaganda. (AP File Photo)

Published on Apr 17, 2022 12:16 AM IST

Module trying to create sleeper cells for al-Qaeda busted: NIA

A senior officer familiar with the probe said Ansar al Islam sent Saiful Islam, a resident of Narayanganj in Bangladesh, to India in September 2019 for creating a network here

Investigators have found that the module members were interacting through secure messaging apps for radicalising the youth, collecting funds and harboring their associates (Archive)

Investigators have found that the module members were interacting through secure messaging apps for radicalising the youth, collecting funds and harboring their associates (Archive)

Published on Apr 17, 2022 12:13 AM IST

Centre asks states to create diverse public health cadre

The health ministry has proposed four verticals — specialist cadre, public health cadre, health management cadre, and teaching cadre — at the state, district and block levels

The clinical role would be separate from managerial roles to improve overall efficiency, according to the framework released by health minister Mansukh Mandaviya. (PTI)

The clinical role would be separate from managerial roles to improve overall efficiency, according to the framework released by health minister Mansukh Mandaviya. (PTI)

Updated on Apr 17, 2022 01:10 AM IST

Cop shot, 7 injured as groups clash in Delhi

The incident took place when a procession of 350-400 people to mark Hanuman Jayanti was crossing Jahangirpuri’s C block, where a scuffle first broke out and then escalated into stone pelting, eyewitnesses and police officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity said.

Charred remains of a scooter after violent clashes during a Hanuman Jayanti procession at Jahangirpuri, in New Delhi.(PTI)

Charred remains of a scooter after violent clashes during a Hanuman Jayanti procession at Jahangirpuri, in New Delhi.(PTI)

Updated on Apr 17, 2022 12:23 AM IST

Political parties in Tripura prep to contest bypolls in 4 assembly seats

The by-polls in these seats have been necessitated after the death of veteran CPM legislator of Yubrajnagar constituency and former assembly speaker Ramendra Chandra Debnath this February and the defection of three BJP legislators to Congress and TMC.

Poll experts have predicted that victory in these by-polls in 4 assembly seats of Ttripura will be a morale booster for political parties ahead of 2023. (Image used for representation). (PTI PHOTO.)

Poll experts have predicted that victory in these by-polls in 4 assembly seats of Ttripura will be a morale booster for political parties ahead of 2023. (Image used for representation). (PTI PHOTO.)

Updated on Apr 17, 2022 12:07 AM IST

Aakar Patel free to fly out ofcountry: Delhi court

The court, however, set aside the order in which the CBI director was directed to give a written apology to Aakar Patel, acknowledging the lapse on the part of his subordinates.

The look out notice was issued against Aakar Patel in a case of alleged violation of the Foreign Contributions Regulation Act (FCRA) registered against Amnesty International India in 2019

The look out notice was issued against Aakar Patel in a case of alleged violation of the Foreign Contributions Regulation Act (FCRA) registered against Amnesty International India in 2019

Updated on Apr 17, 2022 12:46 AM IST

EC seeks reply from Jharkhand govt over charges against CM Hemant Soren

The ECI has written to Jharkhand chief secretary Sukhdev Singh seeking ‘authentication’ of the documents related to the granting of mining lease to the chief minister, a top official said, requesting anonymity.

The matter pertains to granting of an in-principle approval for stone quarrying lease in Hemant Soren’s name on a government land on the outskirts of the state capital. (PTI)

The matter pertains to granting of an in-principle approval for stone quarrying lease in Hemant Soren’s name on a government land on the outskirts of the state capital. (PTI)

Updated on Apr 17, 2022 12:43 AM IST

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