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Apr 07, 2022 11:25 PM IST
Maharashtra adds 128 new Covid cases, 6 more deaths
Maharashtra on Thursday added 128 new Covid-19 cases and six more deaths, which pushed the caseload and death toll to 78,74,818 and 1,47,806 respectively.
Apr 07, 2022 09:47 PM IST
Lok Sabha MP TN Prathapan writes to PM Modi seeking his intervention for the unconditional release of Indian fishermen in Sri Lanka
Apr 07, 2022 09:18 PM IST
Pakistan Supreme Court declares deputy speaker’s dismissal of no-trust motion unconstitutional; National Assembly restored
The Pakistan Supreme Court on Thursday declared the ruling of deputy speaker Qasim Suri dismissing no-confidence motion unconstitutional.
Apr 07, 2022 08:48 PM IST
Srilankans protest outside Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s residence in Colombo
Apr 07, 2022 08:16 PM IST
India ready to continue working with Sri Lanka for post-COVID economic recovery: MEA
In line with its “neighbourhood first” policy, India stands ready to continue working with Sri Lanka for rapid post-Covid economic recovery, said Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Arindam Bagchi on Thursday.
Apr 07, 2022 07:40 PM IST
2020 Delhi riots: Local court rejects bail plea of Jamia alumni body president Shifa-ur-Rehman
A Delhi Court on Thursday dismissed the bail plea of president of Alumni Association, Jamia Millia Islamia, Shifa-Ur-Rehman in a larger conspiracy case in connection with the northeast Delhi violence in February 2020, ANI reported. Shifa was booked and charge-sheeted under sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act by the Delhi Police.
Apr 07, 2022 07:31 PM IST
Bengal bypoll: TMC’s Ballygunge candidate Babul Supriyo campaigns with Abhishek Banerjee
Trinamool Congress candidate from Ballygunge, Babul Supriyo campaigned with party general secretary Abhishek Banerjee. Later, he attended an iftar party with Bengal minister and Kolkata mayor Firhad Hakim, reports ANI. The singer-politician faces CPM’s Saira Shah Halim and BJP’s Keya Ghosh in the battle for the seat which goes to polls on April 12.
Apr 07, 2022 07:24 PM IST
Covid-19: Kerala govt lifts all restrictions, mask use to continue
Apr 07, 2022 06:34 PM IST
CBI makes first arrests in Birbhum killings, four suspects held in Mumbai
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday made its first arrest in connection with the recent killing of eight people in West Bengal’s Birbhum district.
Apr 07, 2022 05:58 PM IST
Delhi Airport Customs seizes 5.85 kg of cocaine at IGI Airport
Delhi Airport Customs seized 5.85 kg of cocaine, the largest amount of cocaine confiscated from any Indian airport, on the night of April 6 at IGI Airport, New Delhi. In the last 6 months, Customs have seized 33.70 kg of heroin and 12.60 kg of cocaine at the airport, according to news agency ANI.
Apr 07, 2022 05:36 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh Cabinet dissolved after all ministers submit their resignation letters to Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy
Andhra Pradesh Cabinet was dissolved on Thursday. All cabinet ministers submitted their resignation letters to Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.
Apr 07, 2022 05:04 PM IST
Implementation of Uniform Civil Code will begin from Uttarakhand: Pushkar Singh Dhami in Haridwar
Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Thursday said “implementation of the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) will begin from Uttarakhand. We expect other State Govts too to implement UCC in their respective states”.
Apr 07, 2022 04:27 PM IST
Pakistan political crises: Supreme Court to deliver verdict on deputy speaker’s ruling today
Supreme Court will give its verdict on the deputy speaker’s ruling to disallow the no-confidence motion at 7:30pm today, news agency ANI reported.
Apr 07, 2022 04:06 PM IST
Delhi minorities panel issues show-cause notice to 3 mayors on meat ban issue
The Delhi Minorities Commission has issued a show-cause notice to mayors and commissioners of three municipal corporations in the city seeking an explanation on what basis have they decided to ban or shut meat shops during Navratri. Read more
Apr 07, 2022 03:58 PM IST
Chinese hackers target power grids near Ladakh, minister says hack unsuccessful
Union power minister RK Singh on Thursday said that the attempts by Chinese hackers to target electricity distribution centres near Ladakh were successfully blocked. Read more
Apr 07, 2022 03:13 PM IST
Ramzan: Andhra Pradesh govt allows Muslim employees to leave early during month of fasting
Apr 07, 2022 02:35 PM IST
Jammu and Kashmir: Army firing kills two civilians in Handwara
Two civilians were injured in army firing in north Kashmir’s Handwara town.
Apr 07, 2022 02:15 PM IST
Watch: District admin in Bareilly demolishes petrol pump owned by SP MLA Shazil Islam
Apr 07, 2022 01:52 PM IST
PM Modi meets leaders after conclusion of Parliament’s budget session
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah, Samajwadi Party’s Mulayam Singh Yadav and other leaders, after the conclusion of Parliament’s Budget session.
Apr 07, 2022 01:10 PM IST
Parliament adjourned sine die
Parliament proceedings adjourned sine die
Apr 07, 2022 12:53 PM IST
Sri Lanka president appoints team of experts to advise government over worst economic crisis in decades, reports ANI
Sri Lanka president Gotabaya Rajapaksa appoints team of experts to advise government over worst economic crisis in decades, reports ANI
Apr 07, 2022 12:25 PM IST
Travel Agents Association of India postpones 66th convention in Sri Lanka
Travel Agents Association of India postponed its 66th Convention which was to be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 19-22 April due to the on-going conflict in the nation.
Apr 07, 2022 11:59 AM IST
Rajya Sabha proceedings adjourned sine die
Rajya Sabha proceedings have been adjourned sine die.
Apr 07, 2022 11:03 AM IST
IGL hikes price of CNG in Delhi-NCR by ₹2.5 per kg
IGL hiked the price of CNG in Delhi by ₹2.5 per kg to ₹69.11 per kg from Thursday. For Noida, Greater Noida & Ghaziabad, the CNG price has been hiked to ₹71.67 per kg, while in Gurugram, it will cost ₹77.44 per kg
Apr 07, 2022 10:57 AM IST
Madras High Court upholds 7.5% reservation by Tamil Nadu Government to students
Madras High Court upholds 7.5% reservation by Tamil Nadu Government to students from government schools in admission for medical course.
Apr 07, 2022 10:06 AM IST
Markets open in red: Sensex falls 0.49%, Nifty down 0.5%
Markets open in red; Sensex falls 0.49 percent, trades at 59,319. Nifty falls down 0.5%
Apr 07, 2022 09:50 AM IST
Trombay police register FIR against BJP’s Kirit Somaiya and son for allegedly collecting donations to save INS Vikrant
Trombay police register FIR against BJP’s Kirit Somaiya and son Neil Somaiya for allegedly collecting donations to save INS Vikrant
Apr 07, 2022 09:27 AM IST
India logs 1,033 daily Covid cases and 43 deaths in 24-hours
India logs 1,033 daily Covid cases and 43 deaths; over 1,000 fresh infections for 2nd straight day.
Apr 07, 2022 09:18 AM IST
Piyush Goyal invites University of New South Wales to expand its footprint in India
Union commerce minister Piyush Goyal invites University of New South Wales to expand its footprint in India.
Apr 07, 2022 08:14 AM IST
PM Modi expresses gratitude to health sector on World Health Day
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expresses gratitude to the health sector on the occasion of World Health Day.
Apr 07, 2022 07:27 AM IST
CCEA cabinet meeting likely to be held today: Sources
CCEA cabinet meeting likely to be held today at 6:30 pm, say sources.
Apr 07, 2022 07:26 AM IST
PM Modi on discussions held in Parliament in the 2nd half of the budget session
Over the last few days Parliament has witnessed a healthy discussion on the situation in Ukraine and India’s efforts to bring back our citizens through Operation Ganga. I am grateful to all MP colleagues who enriched this discussion with their views: PM Modi
Entire Andhra cabinet quits ahead of revamp
At the end of the three-hour-long cabinet meeting held at the state secretariat in Amaravati, the chief minister ,also the chief of the YSRCP, sought the resignations of all his cabinet colleagues
Published on Apr 08, 2022 12:16 AM IST
Cybercrime cases recorded a fivefold jump in 3 years: Govt
Data available with the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (Cert-In), the government agency for computer security, showed that the number of incidents rose from 208,456 in 2018 to 1,402,809 in 2021.
Published on Apr 08, 2022 12:13 AM IST
Former BJP MP Kirit Somaiya booked over INS Vikrant fund misuse charge
Mumbai: Mumbai police have registered a case of cheating against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kirit Somaiya and his son Neil Somaiya for alleged misappropriation of around ₹57 crore from funds collected to save aircraft carrier INS Vikrant from scrapping, a police official said on Thursday
Updated on Apr 08, 2022 12:13 AM IST
Both Australia, India set to gain from Free Trade Agreement
The India-Australia comprehensive interim free trade agreement is well-timed for both partners and will ensure uninterrupted supply of key inputs to Indian industries.
Updated on Apr 08, 2022 12:13 AM IST
, Melbourne/sydneyRajeev Jayaswal
CBI arrests 4 from Mumbai in Birbhum massacre case by tracking mobile phones
The killings were carried out in retaliation to the murder of Bhadu Sheikh, a local Trinamool Congress (TMC) panchayat leader, earlier that evening. Several houses were set on fire leading to the death of eight people. A ninth person died in hospital days later.
Published on Apr 08, 2022 12:10 AM IST
India monitors Bharat Biotech’s ‘remedial’ steps
India is monitoring the corrective measures being taken by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech to address deficiencies in its facilities that the World Health Organization flagged while suspending procurements of Covaxin, people familiar with the development said
Published on Apr 08, 2022 12:09 AM IST
Absence of Oppn MPs may have aided passage of criminal procedure bill, says Congress leader
During its passage on Wednesday, Union home minister Amit Shah assured the Upper House that the data will not be misused. A total of 17 members participated in the debate.
Published on Apr 08, 2022 12:08 AM IST
Imports of 101 more weapons, systems to be phased out in self-reliance push
In a renewed push to aatmanirbharta (self-reliance) in defence, India on Thursday published a new list of 101 weapons and systems that will come under a phased import ban over the next five years.
Published on Apr 08, 2022 12:08 AM IST
Russia suspended from UNHRC, India abstains
Washington: Triggered by the allegations of Russian war crimes in Ukraine, particularly the reports of civilian killings and mass graves in Bucha, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) voted to suspend Russia from rights of its membership of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Thursday
Updated on Apr 08, 2022 12:08 AM IST
SC bouncer to Imran: Can’t evade trust vote
New Delhi Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan suffered a major blow on Thursday as the country’s apex court ordered the restoration of the dissolved parliament, and the convening of a session on April 9 to conduct a trust vote against the premier
Updated on Apr 08, 2022 12:07 AM IST
Budget session ends a day early; 11 bills passed
The premature end of the session — this is the sixth session in a row to be adjourned ahead of schedule — set off a political debate with the Congress accusing the government of avoiding a debate on price rise.
Updated on Apr 08, 2022 12:05 AM IST
Saubhadra Chatterji and Smriti Kak Ramachandran
Chinese hackers targeted 7 Indian power hubs, govt says ops failed
The incident is the latest in a string of cyber espionage attributed to groups based in China, with past attacks targeting critical infrastructure such as power plants
Published on Apr 08, 2022 12:05 AM IST
Oppn may field joint candidate for presidential elections
In 2017, the Congress-led Opposition fielded former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar as its candidate. The ruling dispensation mustered 661,278 votes for Ram Nath Kovind while Kumar received 434,241votes.
Updated on Apr 07, 2022 11:59 PM IST
No problems for those who received Covaxin in travelling abroad, says MEA
India also has arrangements with various countries for the mutual recognition of vaccination certificates, and there is no cause for worry for those who were vaccinated with Covaxin, an official from the MEA said.
Published on Apr 07, 2022 11:56 PM IST