May 01, 2022 11:01 PM (IST)
SpiceJet aircraft encounters severe turbulence; several passengers injured
"Today SpiceJet Boeing B737 aircraft operating flight SG-945 from Mumbai to Durgapur encountered severe turbulence during descent which unfortunately resulted in injuries to a few passengers. Immediate medical assistance was provided upon arrival in Durgapur", said a spokesperson.
May 01, 2022 9:44 PM (IST)
Odisha: Drunk father kills 3 children
A 27-year-old man allegedly killed three of his children following an altercation with his wife and dumped their bodies in a well at a village in Odisha’s Sundergarh district, a police officer said. The police retrieved the bodies of the children from the well with the help of fire services personnel on Sunday morning.
May 01, 2022 9:34 PM (IST)
Tamil Nadu: Boy dies after scuffle over 'caste' wrist bands
A 17-year old student died following a fight with three of his schoolmates over one of the trio wearing a wrist band, seen as a caste marker, and two teachers have been suspended, police said here on Sunday.
May 01, 2022 8:56 PM (IST)
Coal Shortage: Acute power crisis in Haryana, says Haryana CM Hooda
Former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday said the people of the state have been hit with the acute power crisis caused by short-sightedness of the BJP-JJP government.
May 01, 2022 8:54 PM (IST)
21 more COVID-19 cases in Punjab
Punjab's COVID-19 tally increased to 7,59,615 on Sunday as 21 more people tested positive for the viral disease, according to a medical bulletin.
May 01, 2022 8:53 PM (IST)
J&K: Two mortar shells defused near LoC
Two mortar shells were defused by the experts in forward villages of Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch and Rajouri districts near the Line of Control (LoC) on Sunday, officials said.
May 01, 2022 8:15 PM (IST)
Tamil Nadu: Fire at Perungudi dump yard extinguished
The fire that had broken out at Perungudi dump yard in the outskirts of Chennai on 27th April, completely extinguished. Greater Chennai Corporation and Fire Services continue to be on alert.
May 01, 2022 8:13 PM (IST)
UP: 3 killed as vehicle rams into bike
Three men were killed after their bike was hit by another vehicle here, police said on Sunday. The accident took place on national highway nine near Mansoorpur here, they said.
May 01, 2022 5:04 PM (IST)
J&K: Jamia Masjid committee regrets conditions in holding Eid prayers
Jammu and Kashmir administration will not allow Eid prayers to be held at Eidgah ground or at historic Jamia Masjid in old city after 7.00 am on Eid, claimed the Masjid management committee on Sunday. In a statement, Anjuman Auqaf Jamia Masjid said that police and civil authorities called them on Saturday to convey that Eid prayers will not be allowed at Eidgah Srinagar and at Jamia Masjid Srinagar if not held before 7.00 am.
May 01, 2022 5:02 PM (IST)
Gujarat: Fire in Rajkot hospital under renovation; no casualty
A fire broke out in a private hospital undergoing renovation in Gujarat's Rajkot city on Sunday, but there was no report of any casualty, a fire official said.
May 01, 2022 4:10 PM (IST)
Heavy rainfall at isolated places over A&N Islands likely on May 5: IMD
The India Meteorological Department(IMD) said on Sunday that a cyclonic circulation is likely to form over South Andaman sea and neighbourhood around May 4 which may result in heavy rainfall at isolated places over Andaman & Nicobar Islands on May 5.
May 01, 2022 4:09 PM (IST)
Maha: Two held while trying to cut open ATM to steal cash
Two people were arrested while they were allegedly cutting open an ATM machine to steal cash in Badlapur area of Maharashtra's Thane district, a police official said on Sunday.
May 01, 2022 3:01 PM (IST)
VP Naidu pitches for early education of children in mother tongue
Early education of a child must be in mother tongue, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday. Addressing the inaugural ceremony of the Delhi University centenary celebrations, Naidu said the Indian education system must also focus on "our culture". "If the early education is given to a child in mother tongue they will be able to grasp it. If given in another language, first they have to learn the language and then they will understand," he said.
May 01, 2022 2:36 PM (IST)
PM Modi to speak at unveiling of Sardar Patel statue in Canada's Markham
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday night will share his remarks at an event in Canada's Markham where a statue of Sardar Patel will be unveiled at the Sanatan Mandir Cultural Centre. Modi hailed the unveiling of the statue as a great initiative by the Indian diaspora to deepen cultural linkages with India. "At around 9 PM this evening, I will be sharing my remarks at a programme in Markham, Canada where a statue of Sardar Patel will be unveiled at the Sanatan Mandir Cultural Centre. This is a great initiative by our diaspora to deepen cultural linkages with India," Modi tweeted.
May 01, 2022 2:30 PM (IST)
Supreme Court junks PIL seeking “cooling off period” for civil servants to contest polls
The Supreme Court has refused to entertain a PIL to impose restrictions to prevent civil servants from contesting elections immediately after retirement or resignation from service, by imposing a “cooling off period”, saying it cannot direct the legislature to enact a law. A bench of Justices Indira Banerjee and A S Bopanna said whether there should be any “cooling off period” for civil servants for them to contest elections or not is best left to the legislature concerned. "In this case, there is no complaint of violation of any fundamental right of the petitioner or any group of persons represented by the petitioner. Nobody has the fundamental right to get a mandatory order of this court directing the appropriate legislature to enact law or the executive to frame rules imposing restrictions on the eligibility of civil servants to contest elections. This writ petition cannot, therefore, be entertained by this court," the bench said.
May 01, 2022 2:09 PM (IST)
Tata Motors wholesales rise 74% to 72,468 units in the month of April
Tata Motors on Sunday said its total sales increased by 74 per cent in April to 72,468 units compared to 41,729 in April 2021. The company's domestic sales increased by 81 per cent to 71,467 units from 39,401 units in April 2021, Tata Motors said in a statement. Total passenger vehicle dispatches to dealers rose by 66 per cent to 41,587 units as against 25,095 units in April 2021. Similarly, domestic commercial vehicle sales surged over two-fold to 29,880 last month against 14,306 units in the same month last year.
May 01, 2022 1:49 PM (IST)
Uttar Pradesh: 2 power corporation employees beaten up by villagers
Two employees of the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation were allegedly beaten by villagers here on Sunday when they went to rectify a faulty high tension line, police said. The incident took place at Takia village in the Sahsawan area, they said. When Fukran Hussain and Nafees Ahmed reached the village to rectify the faulty high tension line, they were beaten by some villagers with sticks, police said. An FIR has been registered against four persons- Chandrapal Singh, Joginder Singh, Ramchandra and Mujeeb- based on the complaint of the employees under the relevant sections of the IPC for creating hurdle in government work and beating them.
May 01, 2022 1:46 PM (IST)
European partners important companions in India's quest for peace, prosperity: PM Modi
Ahead of his visit to Germany, Denmark and France, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said his visit to Europe comes at a time the region faces many challenges and that he intends to strengthen the spirit of cooperation with India's European partners. In a statement, Modi said he will be visiting Berlin on May 2 at the invitation of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. Following that, Modi said, he will travel to Copenhagen on May 3-4 at the invitation of his Danish counterpart Mette Frederiksen to hold bilateral engagements and also participate in the Second India-Nordic Summit. "On the way back to India, I will make a brief stopover in Paris, France for a meeting with Emmanuel Macron, President of France," Modi said.
May 01, 2022 12:40 PM (IST)
Delhi: 3 dead in horrific car-bike collision in Shakarpur
Three people died and two others suffered injuries in a high-impact crash involving a car and a motorcycle that caused the four-wheeler to overturn in east Delhi's Shakarpur area on Sunday, police said. After the accident that occurred in the early hours, all seven car occupants -- members of a family -- were taken out of the vehicle by the police, they said. Two of the deceased were identified as Jyoti (17) and her sister Bharti (19), while the identity of the third victim, the motorcycle rider wearing a Zomato T-shirt, is yet to be ascertained, police said.
May 01, 2022 12:10 PM (IST)
EV fire incidents will be probed; industry bound to grow beyond our imagination: Transport Secretary
Amid multiple cases of electric two-wheelers catching fire, Road Transport and Highways Secretary Giridhar Aramane on Sunday said each and every incident will be probed and asserted that the Indian EV industry is bound to prosper and grow beyond 'our imagination'. Aramane further said the Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has achieved an overall asset monetisation value of about Rs 21,000 crore in FY22 as part of the Centre's National Monetisation Pipeline. "Each and every incident (of electric vehicles catching fire) will be probed into," he told PTI in an interview. Recently, there have been multiple incidents of electric vehicles (EVs) catching fire and resulting in deaths and severe injuries to people.
May 01, 2022 11:55 AM (IST)
Uttar Pradesh: 2 killed in road accident
Two people, including a police home guard, were killed on Sunday when a speeding truck hit a camel cart and a motorcycle on the Delhi-Saharanpur highway in Baghpat district of Uttar Pradesh, police said. The deceased were identified as home guard Amit Kumar (40) and Sajid (35). Kumar was riding the motorcycle and Sajid was on the camel cart. The truck driver was injured in the accident in the Badaut area and has been admitted to a community health centre, the police said. A probe is on in the matter.
May 01, 2022 11:35 AM (IST)
Barjinder Parwana will be presented before a court to obtain his police remand
He will be presented before a court to obtain his police remand. Police have also arrested Shankar Bhardwaj, who is Harish Singhal's known, and three more Sikh radicals also arrested. One other person who posted hate speech was arrested: MS Chhina, IG Patiala
May 01, 2022 11:33 AM (IST)
Punjab police arrests Barjinder Parwana, the main accused in the Patiala clashes
Barjinder Parwana, the main accused in the Patiala clashes has been taken into custody by police from Mohali. 6 accused have been arrested till now. CM has ordered strict action to be taken against anti-social and anti-national elements: MS Chhina, IG-Patiala
May 01, 2022 11:32 AM (IST)
Main accused has been arrested from Mohali: IG Patiala on violent clashes
Main accused has been arrested from Mohali, 6 accused persons have been arrested in total: IG Patiala on violent clashes
May 01, 2022 11:23 AM (IST)
UP: School principal slapped with charges under NSA in paper leak case
Charges under the stringent National Security Act (NSA) have been slapped against the principal of a school in the Uttar Pradesh Board of Secondary Education's English question paper leak case, police said on Sunday. The NSA has been invoked against Akshay Lal Yadav, the principal of Ma Lachhiyamurat Yadav Higher Secondary School, Ubhaon police station SHO Avinash Singh said. Earlier, the NSA was invoked against three other accused in the paper leak case -- mastermind Nirbhay Narain Singh, Bhimpura Maharaji Devi Memorial Inter College manager Raju Prajapati and Ravindra Singh.
May 01, 2022 11:22 AM (IST)
Suman Bery takes charge as Niti Aayog Vice Chairman
Eminent economist Suman Bery on Sunday took charge as the Vice Chairman of the government think tank Niti Aayog, according to an official statement. Bery has previously served as Director General (Chief Executive) of the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) and the global chief economist of Royal Dutch Shell. He was also a member of the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council, Statistical Commission and the Reserve Bank of India's Technical Advisory Committee on Monetary Policy. "NITI Aayog welcomes Suman Bery as NITI Aayog's Vice Chairman with effect from May 1, 2022," the statement said.
May 01, 2022 10:29 AM (IST)
Delhi reels under heatwave conditions, minimum temperature settles at 25.8 degrees Celsius
The minimum temperature in Delhi settled at 25.8 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average, on Sunday as the national capital continued to reel under heatwave conditions, the India Meteorological Department said. According to the IMD, the maximum temperature in the national capital is expected to touch 43 degrees Celsius on Sunday. Relative humidity was recorded at 61 per cent. The weatherman has forecast partly cloudy sky with the possibility of thunder development and heatwave conditions at isolated places.
May 01, 2022 10:28 AM (IST)
COVID: India reports 3,324 new cases in last 24 hours
May 01, 2022 9:27 AM (IST)
Price of 19-kg commercial LPG cylinder has been hiked to Rs 2355.50 from Rs 2253
May 01, 2022 9:23 AM (IST)
COVID: 17 new cases reported in Thane
Maharashtra's Thane district has reported 17 new COVID-19 cases, raising its infection count to 7,09,052, an official said on Sunday. These new cases were recorded on Saturday, he said. There was no fresh fatality and the death toll stood at 11,893, he said, adding that the COVID-19 mortality rate in Thane is 1.67 per cent. In neighbouring Palghar district, the COVID-19 case count has gone up to 1,63,612, while the death toll stands at 3,407, another official said.
May 01, 2022 8:32 AM (IST)
Senior Kerala leader George taken into custody for controversial remarks against Muslims
Senior Kerala politician P C George was taken into custody by police on Sunday for his alleged controversial remarks against Muslims. Police said cops from the Fort police station here took George into custody from his residence in Erattupetta in Kottayam district in the early hours on Sunday. Police on Saturday had registered a case against George alleging that his speech at a conclave here promoted religious hatred.
May 01, 2022 8:07 AM (IST)
Motorcycles rumble through Canadian capital under police eye
Motorcycles rumbled through the streets of Canada's capital city on Saturday while a strong police presence kept a close eye on a couple of rallies during the “Rolling Thunder” protest. Many of the protesters involved in a morning service at the National War Memorial and a later rally on Parliament Hill were also involved in the “Freedom Convoy” that shuttered downtown Ottawa for weeks in February.
May 01, 2022 7:29 AM (IST)
Sloganeering against Pak PM in Saudi: Police books Imran Khan, 150 others
Pakistan's Punjab police have booked ousted prime minister Imran Khan and 150 others, including some members of his former cabinet, in connection with the hounding of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his delegation at Masjid-e-Nabwi in Saudi Arabia, officials said.
May 01, 2022 7:14 AM (IST)
UK PM Johnson speaks to Ukraine's Zelensky; discusses evacuation of people from Mariupol
Britain Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed the progress of the UN effort to evacuate people from the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol during a talk with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, an official statement said. During the interaction, Johnson also offered the UK's "continued economic and humanitarian support” to Ukraine, it said.
May 01, 2022 6:33 AM (IST)
2 people die in separate accidents on Delhi-Jaipur Highway
Two people, including a Delhi police constable, have died in two accidents on the Delhi-Jaipur highway, police said on Saturday. Early on Friday, a canter truck hit a car from the side near Sidhrawali village critically injuring 29-year-old Sandeep Kumar, they said. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him brought dead. Kumar, a resident of Rajasthan's Alwar, was a constable of the Delhi Police, a police official said. In another incident the same day, a Haryana Roadways bus hit a bike near the Kapriwas Chowk on the highway injuring both the riders. They were taken to a hospital where Tekchand died during treatment, police said. Tekchand was an employee in a private bank and his colleague Lal Mohan is under treatment, police said.
May 01, 2022 6:27 AM (IST)
Blood bank sealed in Gurugram over irregularities
A private blood bank operating in Gurugram sector 56 was sealed by the food and drug administration department of Haryana after irregularities surfaced during a raid on the facility, officials said on Saturday. An FIR was lodged against a doctor and an executive director of the blood bank at the local police station based on a complaint by the department, they said. Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij said raids were conducted on the blood bank in Sushant Lok Part-2, Sector-56, based on specific inputs. The action was part of a campaign against blood centers involved in illegal activities, he added.
May 01, 2022 6:27 AM (IST)
Rain brings relief from heat in south Bengal
Rain brought relief from sweltering heat in the southern districts of West Bengal on Saturday. Moderate rains hit Kolkata and its neighbouring Howrah and North 24 Parganas districts and other parts of south Bengal in the evening. A squall passed over Kolkata from the northwest gusting up to 64 km per hour around 7:20 pm, a weather department spokesperson said. While 11.3 mm rainfall was recorded in Alipore observatory (south Kolkata), 27.6 mm rainfall was recorded in Dumdum (north Kolkata), the spokesperson said.