May 28, 2022 11:15 PM (IST)
Chhattisgarh: Two teen boys drown in dam in Bilaspur
Two 17-year-old boys drowned in a dam in Chhattisgarh's Bilaspur district on Saturday, a police official said.
May 28, 2022 11:14 PM (IST)
SMS alert facility for vaccination of children aged 0-5 in Punjab
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Saturday launched an automated SMS alert facility for sending scheduled reminder messages to parents of children aged 0 to 5 years for immunization on mobile phones.
May 28, 2022 11:14 PM (IST)
Kerala: Tanzanian national held with heroin worth over Rs 20 crore
A Tanzanian national was arrested at the international airport here on Saturday and more than 2,000 grams of heroin valued at over Rs 20 crore seized from his possession.
May 28, 2022 11:13 PM (IST)
I&B minister lauds Shaunak Sen for Cannes award
Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur on Saturday congratulated filmmaker Shaunak Sen for
winning the 2022 L’Oeil d’Or (Golden Eye) for the best documentary at the 75th Cannes Film Festival.
May 28, 2022 11:13 PM (IST)
Delhi records 442 fresh COVID-19 cases, positivity rate 2.02 percent
Delhi on Saturday logged 442 fresh COVID-19 cases with a positivity rate of 2.02 per cent, while no new death was reported due the viral disease, according to data shared by the city health department.
May 28, 2022 8:37 PM (IST)
J&K: 2 Hizbul terrorists killed in encounter at Anantnag
Two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists were killed in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district on Saturday, police said. "Killed terrorists identified as Ishfaq Ah Ganie R/O Chakwangund, Anantnag and Yawar Ayub Dar R/O Dogripora, Awantipora, affiliated with proscribed terror outfit HM. The duo were involved in several terror crimes," Jammu and Kashmir Police tweeted, quoting Inspector General Police, Kashmir zone, Vijay Kumar.
May 28, 2022 8:35 PM (IST)
Delhi L-G, Kejriwal urged to repair 'damaged' roads in north Delhi
The North Delhi Resident Welfare Federation on Saturday wrote to Lieutenant Governor Vinai Saxena and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, highlighting the "bad conditions" of roads in the region and urging the authorities to initiate their repair work immediately.
May 28, 2022 7:32 PM (IST)
Char Dham pilgrims found travelling with fake registration documents
A case under section 420 of the IPC was registered here against unidentified persons after fake registration documents for char dham yatra were recovered from some pilgrims.
May 28, 2022 7:31 PM (IST)
UP | No female worker shall be bound to work without her written consent before 6am & after 7pm: Govt
No female worker shall be bound to work without her written consent before 6am & after 7pm. They should also be provided free transportation, food and sufficient supervision, if working during the aforementioned hours, Govt stated on Saturday.
May 28, 2022 6:00 PM (IST)
Maharashtra: Nurses' strike affects Mumbai's JJ Hospital
The strike call given by a union of nurses attached to government-run hospitals in Maharashtra evoked mixed response on the first day on Saturday with most of the other outfits in the sector maintaining a distance from the stir.
May 28, 2022 6:00 PM (IST)
Six held for banner prohibiting entry of BJP workers to police station
Six people were arrested here for allegedly putting up a banner outside a police station forbidding BJP workers from entering it. A photograph of the banner had surfaced on social media.
May 28, 2022 4:55 PM (IST)
Maharashtra: Woman held for cheating investors of over Rs 1 crore
The Thane police in Maharashtra have arrested a 53-year-old woman from Pune for allegedly cheating investors of over Rs 1.8 crore, an officials said on Saturday.
May 28, 2022 4:55 PM (IST)
Mumbai: Man stabbed to death during argument
A 20-year-old man was stabbed to death during an argument in Trombay suburb in Mumbai, a police official said on Saturday.
May 28, 2022 4:54 PM (IST)
PSI recruitment scam: CID arrests close aide of key conspirator
The Criminal Investigation Department probing the police sub-inspector recruitment scam has arrested one more person from Afzalpur in Kalaburagi district, sources in the CID said. The arrested person is said to be a close aide of one of the key conspirators Rudragouda D Patil.
May 28, 2022 3:22 PM (IST)
NCB arrests 8, seizes 35 kg heroin in pan-India drug bust
The Narcotics Control Bureau on Saturday claimed to have unearthed a "major" pan-India heroin trafficking network with the arrest of eight people and seizure of about 35 kg of narcotics. The operation began on May 24 after the federal anti-drug agency first intercepted two women passengers who landed in Bengaluru from Zimbabwe and about 7 kg of heroin was seized from them.
May 28, 2022 3:04 PM (IST)
Seven charge-sheeted for selling fake helicopter tickets to Vaishno Devi pilgrims
Seven persons allegedly involved in selling fake helicopter tickets to Mata Vaishno Devi pilgrims were charge-sheeted on Saturday in a court in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. While four of the accused were arrested from Rajasthan in March, three were held from Bihar in May during the investigation into complaints regarding duping of pilgrims who were sold online fake helicopter tickets for the journey from Katra to the hill shrine. As many as fake websites were also identified and blocked during the investigation of the cases, a police spokesman said.
May 28, 2022 2:39 PM (IST)
Bihar decides to accord permission for exploration of 'country's largest' gold reserve
The Bihar government has decided to accord permission for exploration of the "country's largest" gold reserve in Jamui district, a senior official said on Saturday. As per a Geological Survey of India (GSI) survey, around 222.88 million tonnes of gold reserve, including 37.6 tonnes of mineral-rich ore, are present in Jamui district. "The state Mines and Geology Department is in consultation with agencies engaged in exploration, including GSI and the National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC), for exploration of gold reserves in Jamui."
May 28, 2022 2:11 PM (IST)
Delhi: Man shot dead, brother injured for intervening in argument
A man was killed and his brother injured after they were shot at when they tried to intervene in an argument between two persons in south Delhi's Ambedkar Nagar area, police said on Saturday. Police received information about the incident at 11:38 pm on Friday and rushed to the spot. At the spot, Rohit (27) and Gulshan (30), both residents of Madangir, were found injured and they were taken to the AIIMS trauma centre, they said, adding that two empty cartridges were found at the spot. Gulshan died during treatment. Rohit is undergoing treatment and not in a condition to record his statement, the police said.
May 28, 2022 1:56 PM (IST)
Delhi Transport Commissioner rides state bus; CM terms it 'rare sight'
Delhi Transport Commissioner Ashish Kundra took a ride in a state bus on Saturday to take stock of issues being faced by commuters, a move which was lauded by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot. The commissioner's bus ride comes days after the Delhi government on Wednesday directed all group A and B officers of the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and the Transport Department to travel in a bus at least once a week and submit feedback on its condition and staff behaviour. Kundra took to Twitter and posted his selfie travelling in a government bus. Kejriwal lauded the effort and said it was "a rare sight". '
May 28, 2022 1:25 PM (IST)
Man ends life after killing his wife, two children with wood cutting machine in Chennai
A 41-year-old man killed his wife and two young children allegedly with a portable electric wood cutter and then ended his life at his house in Pozhichalur at Pallavaram here, police said on Saturday. The gruesome deaths came to light when the neighbours, on suspicion, went up to the house and found the family of four lying in a pool of blood with their throats slit. Upon being informed, the Shankar Nagar police rushed to the spot and held preliminary enquiries. The horrid incident sent shock waves in the neighbourhood.
May 28, 2022 12:37 PM (IST)
Uttar Pradesh: 11 days after she went missing, girl's body found in well with limbs tied
The body of a 16-year-old girl, who was reported missing 11 days ago, was found in a well here with her hands and legs tied, police said on Saturday. Superintendent of Police (SP) Anil Kumar, who visited the spot, told reporters on Saturday that some people in a village under Unjh police station were out for a walk on Friday night when they detected a foul smell emanating from the well that belongs to farmer Amar Pal Singh. A sack was pulled out of the well. Inside it was the girl's body with her hands and legs tied. It seems that the body was thrown in the well almost 10-12 days ago, the SP said.
May 28, 2022 12:00 PM (IST)
J&K: Militant associate arrested in Baramulla
A militant associate was arrested with arms and ammunition in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Saturday. Security forces on Friday established a routine mobile vehicle checkpoint at the Authoora Bala bridge in north Kashmir's Baramulla. During the checking, the joint party intercepted a person whose movement raised suspicion, a police official said. He said the person tried to flee on noticing the naka party. However, he was tactfully apprehended by the alert joint party.
May 28, 2022 11:55 AM (IST)
Chhattisgarh: 2 minor sisters drown in village pond in Surguja
Two minor sisters drowned in a pond at a village in Chhattisgarh's Surguja district, police said on Saturday. The bodies of the girls, identified as Divya Tirki (8) and her sister Sushila (7), natives of Diwaliya village in Udaipur area, were found floating in the pond on Friday, said Manoj Singh, Station House Officer (SHO) of Kadma police chowki. Surguja, a neighbouring district of Korba, is located around 300 km away from capital Raipur.
May 28, 2022 10:44 AM (IST)
Tribunal asks BEST to pay Rs 13 lakh compensation to kin of bus accident victim
The Thane Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) has ordered the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) to pay Rs 13.21 lakh compensation to the family of a 20-year man, who lost his life in 2017 in a road accident involving a bus operated by the undertaking. The BEST undertaking provides bus transport services in Mumbai and in neighbouring Navi Mumbai, Thane and Mira Bhayandar areas. In the order passed on May 19, MACT member M M Walimohammed ordered the BEST to make the payment to the claimants within two moths along with the interest at the rate of 7 per cent per annum from the date of filing of the claim, failing which it will have to pay interest at 8 per cent till the realisation of the award amount.
May 28, 2022 10:43 AM (IST)
Two dead as minibus falls into river Jammu
Two people were killed when a minibus fell into the Tawi river after the driver lost control of the vehicle while crossing a bridge here, police said on Saturday. The accident occurred near Bikram Chowk late Friday night, they said. The bus driver, who was speeding, lost control of the vehicle while crossing the Tawi bridge. The bus smashed the concrete fence of the bridge before landing on the river bed, resulting in the death of two occupants whose identities are being ascertained, the police said. In a separate incident, 27 passengers were injured after a speeding bus overturned on the Battal Ballain bridge in Udhampur district along the Jammu-Srinagar national highway in the early hours of Saturday, according to the police.
May 28, 2022 9:54 AM (IST)
India reports 2,685 new COVID cases in last 24 hours
May 28, 2022 9:27 AM (IST)
PM Modi pays tributes to Savarkar on his birth anniversary
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid tributes to Hindutva ideologue V D Savarkar on his birth anniversary. Savarkar was born in 1883 in Maharashtra. "Respectful tributes to Veer Savarkar, the hardworking son of Maa Bharti, on his birth anniversary," Modi said in a tweet in Hindi. Modi also shared a photo montage on Savarkar with his own and former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's voiceovers talking about the qualities and contributions of the Hindutva icon.
May 28, 2022 9:06 AM (IST)
Maharashtra: 70 new COVID cases in Thane district, no death
Thane district of Maharashtra has reported 70 new coronavirus positive cases, which took its infection count to 7,09,795, an official said on Saturday. These cases were reported on Friday. As nobody succumbed to the infection during the day, the death toll in the district remained unchanged at 11,895, he said, adding that the mortality rate is 1.67 per cent.
May 28, 2022 8:18 AM (IST)
Global Covid caseload tops 528.3 million
The global coronavirus caseload has topped 528.3 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 6.28 million and vaccinations to over 11.38 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Saturday morning, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and the death toll stood at 528,311,949 and 6,286,120, respectively, while the total number of vaccine doses administered increased to 11,380,282,743. The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 83,969,313 and 1,004,692, respectively, according to the CSSE. India accounts for the second highest caseload at 43,147,530.
May 28, 2022 8:00 AM (IST)
Woman gets 15 months in prison for punching flight attendant
A California woman who punched a Southwest Airlines flight attendant in the face during a flight, breaking her teeth, has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison. Vyvianna Quinonez was also ordered Tuesday by the federal judge in San Diego to pay nearly $26,000 in restitution and a $7,500 fine for the assault on a May 23, 2021, Southwest flight between Sacramento and San Diego.
May 28, 2022 7:16 AM (IST)
Ukraine leader defiant on victory over Russia
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelesnkyy spoke defiantly Friday in two speeches about his country's ultimate victory over Russian forces in both the most pressing battle in eastern Ukraine and the war, generally. “Ukraine is a country that has destroyed the myth about the extraordinary power of the Russian army- an army that supposedly, in a few days, could conquer anyone it wants,” he told Stanford University students by video.
May 28, 2022 6:48 AM (IST)
Argentina reports 2 cases of monkeypox
Argentina reported two cases of the monkeypox virus on Friday in men who had recently arrived from Spain, marking the first time the presence of the virus has been confirmed in Latin America during this latest outbreak. Argentina's health ministry first confirmed a man from the province of Buenos Aires who had traveled to Spain has monkeypox. Later in the day, the ministry said in a statement that a suspected case involving a resident of Spain who had arrived in Argentina earlier in the week was also confirmed positive.
May 28, 2022 6:44 AM (IST)
Karnataka Governor calls on PM Modi
Karnataka Governor Thaawar Chand Gehlot called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday. "The Governor of Karnataka Shri @TCGEHLOT called on PM @narendramodi," the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) tweeted with photographs from the meeting.
May 28, 2022 6:44 AM (IST)
Pic of banner barring BJP workers from entering police station goes viral
The photograph of a banner placed outside a police station here forbidding BJP workers from entering it has gone viral on social media. The banner reads "BJP Karyakartaon Ka Thane Main Aana Mana Hai" (BJP workers are forbidden from entering the police station)." The name of the station house officer (SHO) of medical college police station is also written below the note. Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav also shared the picture and tweeted, "It has happened for the first time in five-six years, the people of ruling party are forbidden to enter police station. This is the state of BJP government in the state."
May 28, 2022 6:43 AM (IST)
Mathura case: Application filed for status quo on mosque premises
Three applications were filed in the court of civil judge (senior division) here in the Krishna Janmabhoomi-Shahi Idgah dispute case, requesting among other things that the status quo be maintained on the mosque premises, officials said. The applications were submitted in the court of Jyoti Singh as part of a suit filed in the name of deity Sri Krishna Virajman and Lucknow-resident Manish Yadav, who claims to be a descendant of Lord Krishna, in 2020 for shifting the mosque. The petitioners have claimed that the mosque is constructed on a part of 13.37 acre land of Katra Keshav Dev temple.
May 28, 2022 6:34 AM (IST)
Fire at building in Noida, none hurt
A fire broke out at a multi-storey residential-cum-commercial building in Noida on Friday night, officials said. No individual was injured in the fire which broke out around 10 PM in the crowded Bhangel area, prompting deployment of firefighters and local police at the spot immediately, they said.
May 28, 2022 6:33 AM (IST)
Man alleges duped of Rs 12 lakh by 'con bride'
A man filed a police complaint on Friday alleging that he was duped of cash and valuables worth Rs 12 lakh by a woman who married him in 2020, but later turned out to be a "con bride". Police said they have filed an FIR at Adarsh Nagar police station based on a complaint by Ajay Kumar, who said he met the woman online through an app and lured him into the marriage.