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  • May 17, 2022 10:11 PM IST

    Child rights panel summons Twitter official over comedian Kunal Kamra’s video of minor singing patriotic song

    NCPCR has summoned Twitter India’s communications director to appear before it on May 18 for not submitting an action taken report against stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra after he had posted a doctored video of a minor singing a patriotic song.

  • May 17, 2022 10:07 PM IST

    Watch: Indian delegation at Cannes Film Festival

    India has been named the Country of Honour at the Cannes Film Festival. Union minister Anurag Thakur,  cctor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, CBFC members Prasoon Joshi, Vani Tripathi & Ricky Kej at the India pavilion at #CannesFilmFestival2022. Watch this video

  • May 17, 2022 10:03 PM IST

    Farmers sit on protest on Chandigarh-Mohali border

    Farmers sit on a protest at the Chandigarh-Mohali border against the state government after police stopped them from entering Chandigarh

  • May 17, 2022 08:54 PM IST

    Class 11 examinations suspended in Assam due to floods

    Class 11 examinations suspended in Assam due to floods

  • May 17, 2022 08:53 PM IST

    J&K: 4 injured in terror attack at a wine shop in Baramulla

    Terrorists attacked a newly established wine shop located in the Baramulla district, four persons reported injuries. The area was cordoned off. More details awaited

  • May 17, 2022 08:38 PM IST

    Shah speaks to Assam CM over floods in state

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke with Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma to take stock of the situation in wake of heavy rainfall in parts of Assam

    “NDRF teams are already been deployed. Assured all possible help from the central govt,” tweets Union Home Min Amit Shah.

  • May 17, 2022 08:22 PM IST

    Ensure zero cross-border infiltration to wipe out terror in J&K, says Amit Shah

    Union home minister Amit Shah on Tuesday chaired a review meeting on the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir. He also reviewed the preparations for the upcoming Amarnath Yatra. During the meeting, Shah directed the security forces and the Jammu and Kashmir Police to actively conduct coordinated counter-terrorism operations, the home ministry statement read. Full report

  • May 17, 2022 07:13 PM IST

    Two Alliance Air pilots’ licences suspended for a year over Jabalpur runway excursion

    Alliance Air ATR72 aircraft VT-AIW while operating flight 9I-617 (Delhi-Jabalpur) was involved in a runway excursion at Jabalpur on March 12th. After DGCA investigation, the privileges of the licenses held by both the operating crew have been suspended for a period of one year, reports ANI

  • May 17, 2022 06:51 PM IST

    Gyanvapi row: Hope Supreme Court will completely stay trial court order, says Owaisi

    “The order is unfair, we hope SC will completely stay the order & recognise unfairness in ignoring the 1991 Places of Worship Act, Allahabad HC order & sealing without hearing of the other party. The order of the trial court was wrong, unfair & illegal,” says AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi

  • May 17, 2022 06:42 PM IST

    Delhi: Fire breaks out in banquet hall in Ashok Vihar, 10 fire tenders on spot

    Fire breaks out in banquet hall in Ashok Vihar in Delhi, ten fire tenders rushed on spot to douse the flames

     

  • May 17, 2022 06:25 PM IST

    Delhi reports 393 new Covid-19 cases, 2 deaths in last 24 hours

    Delhi reports 393 new Covid-19 cases, 2 deaths in last 24 hours

  • May 17, 2022 06:03 PM IST

    Gyanvapi survey: I’ve not done anything that reveals the secrecy of the matter, says former court commissioner on his removal

    I’ve not done anything that reveals the secrecy of the matter. I was removed because of the allegations of Advocate Vishal Singh. I will respect the Court order. Whatever has happened is only because of Vishal: Ajay Mishra, Former Court Commissioner on his removal

  • May 17, 2022 05:39 PM IST

    Karnataka governor gives nod to ordinance on anti-conversion bill

    Karnataka governor Thawar Chand Gehlot gives nod to ordinance on anti-conversion bill

  • May 17, 2022 05:17 PM IST

    Gyanvapi row: SC says DM to protect ‘Shivling area’, Muslims’ access remains

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it will direct the Varanasi district magistrate to ensure that the area where ‘shivling’ was found will be protected but will not impede access of Muslims to the mosque for prayers. The case has been adjourned till Thursday. Full report

  • May 17, 2022 04:56 PM IST

    Advocate-Commissioner Ajay Kumar Mishra removed from his post appointed by the court

    Gyanvapi row: Advocate-Commissioner Ajay Kumar Mishra removed from his post appointed by the court

  • May 17, 2022 04:31 PM IST

    Mundka fire: Delhi court grants police one-day custody of accused Manish Lakra and 2 others

    Mundka fire: Delhi court grants police one-day custody of accused Manish Lakra and 2 others

  • May 17, 2022 04:01 PM IST

    PM Modi lauds India’s participation as Country of Honour at Cannes

    “Delighted about India’s participation as a Country of Honour at Marché du Film-festival de Cannes. As India celebrates its 75th yr of independence,75th anniversary of Cannes Film Festival&75 yrs of Indo-French diplomatic ties enhance pride associated with momentous milestones,” says Prime Minister Narendra Modi

  • May 17, 2022 03:42 PM IST

    Markets end in green as Sensex rises by 1,344.63 points, Nifty up by 417 points

    Markets end in green as Sensex rises by 1,344.63 points, Nifty up by 417 points

  • May 17, 2022 03:24 PM IST

    Raghunath Rao Malkapure appointed Karnataka legislative council chairperson

    Raghunath Rao Malkapure appointed as the Chairman of the Legislative Council with effect from 17th May 2022, reports ANI

  • May 17, 2022 03:09 PM IST

    All India Muslim Personal Law Board calls meet over Gyanvapi Mosque row

    All India Muslim Personal Law Board calls an urgent meeting of its executive committee on 17th May. The current issues of the country, including Gyanvapi Masjid, Tipu Sultan Masjid, and other issues will be discussed. The Board will decide its future course of action.

  • May 17, 2022 02:56 PM IST

    CBI names Karti Chidambaram and 4 others in FIR for facilitating visa to a Chinese company beyond ceiling

    CBI names Karti Chidambaram and 4 others in FIR for facilitating visa to a Chinese company beyond ceiling

  • May 17, 2022 02:36 PM IST

    SC extends cutoff for demolition of Supertech twin towers till August 28

    SC extends cutoff for demolition of Supertech twin towers till August 28. The Court order came on an application moved by Supertech through its interim resolution professional seeking extension of deadline of May 22 on the request made by demolition agency Edifice Engineering. The top court has directed Noida authority to file a status report on compliance of Court’s order.

  • May 17, 2022 02:30 PM IST

    Mathura: Petition seeks deployment of security officials at mosque, court says hearing on July 1

    A petition filed before the court of Civil Judge Senior Division in Mathura sought appointment of security official in Shahi Eidgah mosque and seal the Shahi Eidgah mosque to restrict movement there. The court ordered that application moved by petitioner MP Singh be put up on date fixed i.e. July 01

  • May 17, 2022 01:54 PM IST

    SC grants interim bail to Jitendra ‘Wasim Rizvi’ Tyagi

    Supreme Court grants interim bail to Jitendra Tyagi, formerly known as Wasim Rizvi, for three months in Haridwar hate speech case.

  • May 17, 2022 01:11 PM IST

    Delimitation: India rejects Pak NA’s resolution

    India rejects resolution passed Pak National Assembly on delimitation exercise in Jammu and Kashmir, says, ‘No locus standi’.

  • May 17, 2022 01:01 PM IST

    ‘BJP ordered raid on Chidambaram due to his speeches in Parliament’

    BJP is trying to weaken Congress by raiding its members. P Chidambaram is a good lawyer and economist. This is the effect of speeches, debates he participates in. People vocal in Congress are being targeted. They want to bring autocracy in state: Mallikarjun Kharge, senior Congress leader

  • May 17, 2022 12:14 PM IST

    WPI inflation spikes to record high of 15.08%

    Wholesale Price Index (WPI) based inflation rises to record 15.05 % in April against 14.55% in March, reports PTI, citing govt data.

  • May 17, 2022 11:38 AM IST

    Money laundering case: SC allows ED to question Abhishek Banerjee, wife

    Supreme Court allows Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee and his wife, Rujira, to be interrogated by ED in Kolkata by giving them an advance 24 hour notice. No coercive action shall be taken against the officials on any complaint to be lodged against them, says top court.

  • May 17, 2022 11:24 AM IST

    ‘A nationalist and patriot’: Congress on P Chidambaram, whose son raided by CBI

    Mr. P Chidambaram is a nationalist and a patriot, whose commitment to the country is unquestionable. To plant source based preposterous allegations against a former Home Minister and Finance Minister by CBI reflects the lowest ebb in political discourse: Randeep Surjewala, spokesperson, Congress

  • May 17, 2022 10:50 AM IST

    Marital rape: Delhi HC verdict challenged in Supreme Court

    Delhi high court’s spilt verdict on marital rape challenged in Supreme Court. Justice Rajiv Shakdher ruled in favour of criminalising marital rape, while Justice Hari Shankar disagreed.

  • May 17, 2022 10:18 AM IST

    LIC listed on stock market

    The ringing of the bell at the Bombay Stock Exchange marks the listing of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) on the stock market.

  • May 17, 2022 09:47 AM IST

    ‘Gyanvapi mosque survey report can’t be submitted today’

    Gyanvapi mosque survey report can’t be submitted today, would seek more time from Varanasi court, says official as deadline ends.

  • May 17, 2022 09:14 AM IST

    CBI raids Congress leader Karti Chidambaram: Report

    CBI searches at multiple premises linked to Congress leader Karti Chidambaram, reports ANI, quoting his office.

  • May 17, 2022 08:49 AM IST

    India logs 1,569 new Covid-19 cases, 19 deaths

    With 1,569 fresh Covid-19 infections, India’s Covid-19 tally below 2,000-mark after nearly a month; 19 deaths in 24 hours. Total cases at 43,125,370.

  • May 17, 2022 08:17 AM IST

    1 killed, several injured as bus topples on Agra-Lucknow Expressway

    In Uttar Pradesh, bus headed to Bihar with 50 onboard overturns on Lucknow-Agra Expressway; 1 dead, several injured, say police.

  • May 17, 2022 07:37 AM IST

    US Special Coordinator for Tibetan issues lands in Delhi

    “Namaste! Great to be back in New Delhi. Look forward to discussions on advancing #USIndia shared values of human rights, humanitarian support, and democratic governance,” tweets Uzra Zeya, Special Coordinator for Tibetan issues.

  • May 17, 2022 07:05 AM IST

    US Air Force successfully tests ‘hypersonic weapon’

    The test was conducted on Saturday off the coast of Southern California when a B-52 bomber released an Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW). It flew at five times the speed of sound: United States Air Force

  • May 17, 2022 06:28 AM IST

    President Kovind addresses Indian diaspora in Jamaica

    India and Jamaica continue to enjoy cordial and friendly relations based on shared democratic values. Economic and commercial interactions continue to grow despite constraints like geographical distance. However, there remains potential for enhanced trade and investment: President Ram Nath Kovind

‘Faulty design’: Goa minister, conservation architects clash over Kala Academy renovation

Goa culture minister Govind Gaude said the Kala Academy, designed by celebrated architect Charles Correa, has a faulty design and insisted that told the foundation started by the architect to not interfere in its renovation

Charles Correa’s daughter Nondita Correa Mehrotra, who is also director of the Charles Correa Foundation, said the Kala Academy building was in need of repairs but “the lack of transparency” in what is being planned was troubling.

Charles Correa’s daughter Nondita Correa Mehrotra, who is also director of the Charles Correa Foundation, said the Kala Academy building was in need of repairs but “the lack of transparency” in what is being planned was troubling.

Updated on May 18, 2022 01:10 AM IST

Pleas filed to stop namaz at Mathura mosque, seal complex

Two Hindu lawyers filed two separate pleas in local courts in Mathura on Tuesday, one demanding that Muslims be restricted from offering namaz at the Shahi Eidgah.

A view of Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi temple and Shahi Idgah mosque, in Mathura. (PTI)

A view of Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi temple and Shahi Idgah mosque, in Mathura. (PTI)

Published on May 18, 2022 01:04 AM IST

CBI books Karti Chidambaram, raids 10 locations in 6 states

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday raided the premises of senior Congress leader and former union minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram, a Lok Sabha MP, alleging that the latter facilitated visas for Chinese nationals for a power project of the Vedanta group in Punjab in return for bribes, at a time when his father was the union home minister, people familiar with the development said

Chennai: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officers during a raid at Congress MP Karti Chidambaram's residence, in Chennai, Tuesday, May 17, 2022. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is conducting searches at multiple residential and office premises of the Congress leader across various locations in Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai. (PTI Photo)(PTI05_17_2022_000068B) (PTI)

Chennai: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officers during a raid at Congress MP Karti Chidambaram’s residence, in Chennai, Tuesday, May 17, 2022. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is conducting searches at multiple residential and office premises of the Congress leader across various locations in Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai. (PTI Photo)(PTI05_17_2022_000068B) (PTI)

Published on May 18, 2022 01:02 AM IST

Varanasi court removes Gyanvapi survey’s commissioner

A Varanasi local court on Tuesday removed advocate commissioner Ajay Kumar Mishra, who was in charge of the survey of the Gyanvapi mosque complex, over allegations that he leaked details of the controversial process.

The Gyanvapi mosque in Varanasi. (PTI)

The Gyanvapi mosque in Varanasi. (PTI)

Published on May 18, 2022 01:02 AM IST

K’taka govt has taken away our powers: State EC tells high court

A vacation division bench of the High Court comprising Justice SG Pandit and Justice MG Uma heard the Election Commission’s petition over holding elections to Zilla Panchayat and Taluk Panchayats as mandated by the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

The Karnataka State Election Commission on Tuesday told the High Court of Karnataka that the State government had taken away its powers making it unable to hold elections to Zilla Panchayat and Taluk Panchayats as mandated by the Supreme Court. (HT File)

The Karnataka State Election Commission on Tuesday told the High Court of Karnataka that the State government had taken away its powers making it unable to hold elections to Zilla Panchayat and Taluk Panchayats as mandated by the Supreme Court. (HT File)

Published on May 18, 2022 12:59 AM IST

ByPress Trust of India, Bengaluru

Preparing list of Karnataka’s ‘illegal’ churches: Sri Rame Sene chief

Some houses in Karnataka have been converted into churches where they just put a cross, conduct prayers and these places are used for (religious) coversions, Sri Rama Sene chief Pramod Muthalik said

Sri Rama Sene chief Pramod Muthalik said the group is preparing a list of “illegal” churches and mosque in Karnataka. (PTI)

Sri Rama Sene chief Pramod Muthalik said the group is preparing a list of “illegal” churches and mosque in Karnataka. (PTI)

Published on May 18, 2022 12:59 AM IST

Kannada TV actor dies after cosmetic surgery, kin blames hospital

According to a complaint filed by her parents at the Rajajinagar police station, Chethana had reportedly undergone a ‘fat-free’ surgery on May 16, soon after which she experienced some breathing difficulties. Thereafter, she was immediately shifted to the Kaade Hospital in Manjunath Nagar, but the doctors there declared her brought dead.

Kannada Television actor Chethana Raj died on Tuesday after complications from a cosmetic surgery she underwent at a private hospital in Bengaluru’s Rajajinagar, with her family alleging negligence on part of the hospital. (ANI)

Kannada Television actor Chethana Raj died on Tuesday after complications from a cosmetic surgery she underwent at a private hospital in Bengaluru’s Rajajinagar, with her family alleging negligence on part of the hospital. (ANI)

Published on May 18, 2022 12:58 AM IST

Karnataka governor Gehlot gives assent to anti-conversion ordinance

Before the governor’s assent, the Karnataka government promulgated the anti-conversion ordinance on May 12.

Karnataka Governor Thawarchand Ghelot gave his consent that gave effect to the Karnataka Right to Freedom of Religion Bill, 2021, commonly known as the anti-conversion bill on Tuesday. (PTI)

Karnataka Governor Thawarchand Ghelot gave his consent that gave effect to the Karnataka Right to Freedom of Religion Bill, 2021, commonly known as the anti-conversion bill on Tuesday. (PTI)

Published on May 18, 2022 12:58 AM IST

India slams Pakistan over resolution on J&K delimitation exercise

‘We categorically reject the farcical resolution passed by the National Assembly of Pakistan on the subject of the delimitation exercise in the Indian Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir,’ says MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi

Ministry of external affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said Pakistan has no locus standi to pronounce on or interfere in matters that are internal to India. (ANI)

Ministry of external affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said Pakistan has no locus standi to pronounce on or interfere in matters that are internal to India. (ANI)

Published on May 18, 2022 12:55 AM IST

DMK’s Kanimozhi to lead MPs delegation to Centre over cotton price rise

Pointing to Chief Minister M K Stalin writing to the Centre on Monday to take steps to rein in cotton and yarn prices, the state government said Lok Sabha MP Kanimozhi would lead a delegation of MPs and meet Sitharaman and Union Textiles Minister Piyush Goyal in Delhi on May 18.

DMK MP Kanimozhi would lead a delegation of Parliamentarians from Tamil Nadu’s western region and call on Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to take immediate steps to address the issue of steep rise in cotton and yarn prices. (PTI)

DMK MP Kanimozhi would lead a delegation of Parliamentarians from Tamil Nadu’s western region and call on Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to take immediate steps to address the issue of steep rise in cotton and yarn prices. (PTI)

Published on May 18, 2022 12:54 AM IST

ByPress Trust of India, Chennai

ED can examine TMC leader, wife in Kolkata: SC

A bench headed by justice U U Lalit issued notice to the ED on the plea filed by Abhishek and his wife against the high court order.

The ED told the top court that according to them, the TMP MC is a “potential accused” and they want to interrogate him. (HT File)

The ED told the top court that according to them, the TMP MC is a “potential accused” and they want to interrogate him. (HT File)

Published on May 18, 2022 12:54 AM IST

Kerala to turn old low-floor buses into classrooms

Kerala transport minister Raju said following summer vacation when schools re-open in June, they will need more classrooms and the used buses can be used for the purpose.He said it will prop up young children’s interest towards schools.

The Kerala transport department will re-modify a few of the old low-floor buses into classrooms on experimental basis, state transport minister Antony Raju said on Tuesday. (Representative Photo/AP File)

The Kerala transport department will re-modify a few of the old low-floor buses into classrooms on experimental basis, state transport minister Antony Raju said on Tuesday. (Representative Photo/AP File)

Published on May 18, 2022 12:53 AM IST

YSRC names OBC leader Krishnaiah from Telangana for Rajya Sabha polls

Krishnaiah’s name was finalised by YSRC president and chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy after holding discussions with his senior party leaders at his camp office at Tadepalli on Tuesday.

Prominent Other Backward Classes leader and former lawmaker from Telangana R Krishnaiah was on Tuesday nominated as the YSR Congress party candidate for Rajya Sabha seat from Andhra Pradesh. (HT)

Prominent Other Backward Classes leader and former lawmaker from Telangana R Krishnaiah was on Tuesday nominated as the YSR Congress party candidate for Rajya Sabha seat from Andhra Pradesh. (HT)

Published on May 18, 2022 12:53 AM IST

Rains to continue for 3 more days in Kerala

Kerala districts put on orange alert are Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur and Kasaragod, while a yellow alert was sounded in Ernakulam, Thrissur, Kollam, Kottayam, Thiruvananthapuram and Pathanamthitta.

An orange alert has been sounded in four districts and a yellow alert in six others as many parts of Kerala are likely to witness heavy rains for three more days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday. (AP)

An orange alert has been sounded in four districts and a yellow alert in six others as many parts of Kerala are likely to witness heavy rains for three more days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday. (AP)

Published on May 18, 2022 12:53 AM IST

Tamil Nadu quarry collapse: Two still trapped under debris

Of the six men, who have been trapped since Saturday night, four were rescued but two of them died. On Tuesday, rescue personnel identified the location of the fifth worker buried under the debris in the quarry, according to Tamil Nadu officials.

Rescue operations continued for the third day on Tuesday to bring out two men who are still trapped under debris at a stone quarry in Tamil Nadu’s Tirunelveli district (PTI)

Rescue operations continued for the third day on Tuesday to bring out two men who are still trapped under debris at a stone quarry in Tamil Nadu’s Tirunelveli district (PTI)

Published on May 18, 2022 12:52 AM IST

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