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India TV News Desk Written by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: May 26, 2022 22:44 IST
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  • 2:52 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Manali Petro clocks Q4 standalone PAT at Rs 71.94 crore

    Petrochemical manufacturer Manali Petrochemicals Ltd has reported standalone profit after tax at Rs 71.94 crore, the company said on Thursday. The city-based company, part of the AM International, Singapore had clocked standalone PAT at Rs 92.06 crore during corresponding quarter previous year. For the year ending March 31, 2022 standalone PAT surged to Rs 376.69 crore, from Rs 192.60 crore registered year ago.

  • 2:52 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    OBC quota row: Maha BJP chief tells Supriya Sule to go home and cook; draws NCP's ire

    Maharashtra BJP president Chandrakant Patil has stirred a controversy with his comments asking NCP MP Supriya Sule to "go home and cook" instead of being in politics, drawing a sharp reaction from her party. Patil made the remarks on Wednesday during a protest by the state BJP unit in Mumbai for seeking reservation for the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in elections. However, the BJP leader on Thursday said his words were part of a "rural style" of speaking and that he did not mean to disrespect women or Sule, who is the daughter of NCP chief Sharad Pawar. "Whenever I meet Sule, we always greet each other with respect,” Patil said.

  • 1:58 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Germany to recognise Covaxin for travel from June 1

    German Ambassador to India and Bhutan, Walter J Lindner on Thursday said the government of the European nation will start recognizing Bharat Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine for travel purpose there from June 1. In a tweet, Lindner said, “Very happy that GER government just decided to recognize WHO-listed Covaxin for travels to GER, starting June 1! This Embassy has been pushing very actively for such decision (because of Covid-backlogs visa sections have longer waiting periods than normal, please have patience).”

  • 1:32 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    HC permits Sharjeel Imam to approach trial court for interim bail based on SC sedition order

    The Delhi High Court on Thursday permitted JNU student Sharjeel Imam to approach a trial court for interim bail on account of a Supreme Court order to keep in abeyance proceedings in all sedition cases in the country. Imam was arrested in a case related to alleged inflammatory speeches made by him during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in 2019.

  • 1:07 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Vinai Kumar Saxena takes oath as Lt Governor of Delhi

    Vinai Kumar Saxena took oath as the 22nd Lt Governor of Delhi at a ceremony at the Raj Niwas here on Thursday and said he would work as the city's local guardian and not as lieutenant governor. Saxena (64), was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Acting Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court Vipin Sanghi. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Cabinet colleagues, Union minister Giriraj Singh, Delhi MPs and MLAs, and top bureaucrats of the city government attended the ceremony.

  • 12:00 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Former Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa questioned by CID over May 9 violence

    The Sri Lankan police have questioned former prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and recorded a 3-hour-long statement over the violent clashes between his supporters and anti-government protesters in the crisis-hit country that killed at least 10 people and injured over 200 others, according to a media report on Thursday. On May 9, violence erupted in Sri Lanka after supporters of the 76-year-old former premier attacked peaceful anti-government protesters demanding his ouster over the country’s worst economic crisis that led to acute shortages of staple food, fuel and power. Over 200 people have also been injured in the violence in Colombo and other cities. The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has recorded a statement from Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday over May 9 incidents at Kollupitiya and Galle Face Green, the official residence of the Sri Lankan prime minister, the Daily Mirror website reported.

  • 11:35 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    AIADMK names Rajya Sabha candidates

    Opposition AIADMK announced two of its seniors as the party's candidates for the Rajya Sabha election. Former state Law Minister C Ve Shanmugam, who is the party's Villupuram district secretary and R Dharmar, former district secretary of Ramanathapuram and Mudukalathur panchayat union chairperson, have been named as the official candidates by AIADMK coordinator O Panneerselvam and co-coordinator K Palaniswamy on Wednesday night. The announcement followed an hour-long discussion held at the party headquarters here along with deputy coordinators K P Munusamy and R Vaithilingam on Wednesday. 

  • 11:02 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Karti Chidambaram appears before CBI in visa scam case

    Congress MP Karti Chidambaram reached the CBI headquarters on Thursday to join the investigation into an alleged scam pertaining to the issuance of visas to 263 Chinese nationals in 2011 when his father P Chidambaram was the home minister, officials said. A special court had ordered him to join the CBI investigation within 16 hours of his arrival from the UK and Europe, where he had gone with the permission of the Supreme Court and the special court itself. The MP returned from his trip on Wednesday.

  • 10:53 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Budget dedicated to overall development of UP: CM Yogi Adityanath

    A public welfare budget dedicated to the overall development of Uttar Pradesh will be presented in the assembly on Thursday, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said. Before being tabled in the House, the budget was passed in a cabinet meeting chaired by the chief minister at his official residence in the morning. "A public welfare budget dedicated to the overall development of Uttar Pradesh will be presented in the House today. With inspiration from the respected prime minister, the double-engine government of the BJP is working relentlessly to make Uttar Pradesh the 'growth engine' of the country," Adityanath said in a tweet in Hindi.

  • 9:38 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    India reports 2,628 new COVID cases in last 24 hours | READ

  • 9:19 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    ED raids multiple locations in money laundering probe linked to Maharashtra minister Anil Parab, others

    The ED on Thursday raided multiple locations in Maharashtra as part of a money laundering probe against state transport minister Anil Parab and others linked to alleged irregularities in a land deal in coastal Dapoli area of Ratnagiri district and other charges, officials said. Locations in Dapoli, Mumbai and Pune are being searched after the federal agency filed a fresh case under the criminal sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

  • 9:16 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    United States sets Thursday vote on new UN sanctions on North Korea

    The United States called for a vote Thursday on a UN resolution that would impose tougher sanctions on North Korea for its recent launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles that can be used to deliver nuclear weapons. The US Mission to the United Nations has been working on the draft Security Council resolution for several months. But the measure faces opposition from North Korea's neighbors China and Russia, which both said at a council meeting on May 11 that they wanted to see new talks and not more punishment for the North.

  • 8:48 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    District court sends former MLA PC George to 14 days judicial custody in an alleged hate speech case

    Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala: District court sends former MLA PC George to 14 days judicial custody in an alleged hate speech case

     

  • 8:28 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Jammu and Kashmir: 3 LeT terrorists killed in Kupwara

    Security forces on Thursday foiled an infiltration bid in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir and killed three Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists, police said. "Based on a specific input developed by police regarding an infiltration attempt by terrorists in Jumagund village in Kupwara, the ultras were intercepted by the Army and police," a police spokesperson said. He said an encounter broke out between the ultras and security forces in which three terrorists were neutralised. Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said the slain terrorists were affiliated with the proscribed terror outfit LeT. "Identification (of the terrorists) is being ascertained. Incriminating material, including arms and ammunition, have been recovered from the encounter site," Kumar said. 

  • 8:27 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Several feared dead as taxi-van skids off high-altitude pass in Kashmir

    Several persons are feared dead as a taxi-van rolled down a deep gorge at Zojila Pass in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Thursday. The vehicle skid off the Srinagar-Leh National Highway and rolled down the gorge late on Wednesday night, they said. The Zojila Pass is at an altitude of about 3,400 metres. The taxi was going to Srinagar from Kargil. Police, Army and locals have reached the spot to look for survivors, officials said. Further details are awaited. 

  • 7:48 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Indian-origin lawyers fined by Singapore court for delaying execution of drug trafficker

    Two Indian-origin Singaporean lawyers have been ordered to pay SGD20,000 (Rs 1,127,200) in costs to the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) for a last-ditch attempt to halt the execution of an Indian descendant Malaysian drug trafficker Nagaenthran K Dharmalingam in April this year. Ravi, who did most of the work, was ordered by the Court of Appeal to bear 75 per cent of the costs, while Violet Netto, who later took over as the lawyer on record, was held liable for 25 per cent. The AGC had originally sought personal costs totalling SGD 40,000 (Rs 2,254,350) against the lawyers for setting out to delay Nagaenthran's execution by filing applications without merit, which caused it to incur unnecessary costs, according to a report by The Straits Times.

  • 7:21 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Russia takes steps to bolster army, tighten grip on Ukraine

    President Vladimir Putin issued an order Wednesday to fast track Russian citizenship for residents in parts of southern Ukraine largely held by his forces, while lawmakers in Moscow passed a bill to strengthen the stretched Russian army. Putin's decree applying to the Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions could allow Russia to strengthen its hold on territory that lies between eastern Ukraine, where Moscow-backed separatists occupy some areas, and the Crimean Peninsula, which Russia seized in 2014.

  • 6:52 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Uttar Pradesh: Safai Karamcharis of Mathura civic body go on strike

    Safai Karamcharis of the Mathura Municipal Corporation in Uttar Pradesh went on a strike on Wednesday over their various demands, including those related to salary. "We will not budge until our 11-point demands are met," said a leader of the protesting sanitation workers. He claimed that while Safai Karamcharis in other civic bodies are paid wages of 30 days every month, those in Mathura get payment for only 26 days. Their other major demands included release of salary increment and distribution of uniforms.

  • 6:43 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Manish Sisodia meets UK skills minister to explore partnership opportunities in higher education

    Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday met UK's Minister for Skills Alex Burghart to explore new partnership opportunities to foster innovation and give a boost to Delhi's higher education system. The high-level meeting took place in London. "Future partnerships with UK higher education institutions will help us promote innovation and create 21st century jobs in Delhi. "Insightful meeting with the Minister for Skills and faculties from universities gave us an opportunity to understand their working and curricula being implemented here. Got some really innovative ideas which can be implemented in our state universities," said Sisodia, who is also Delhi's education minister.
    Later, he visited University of East London (UEL) and University College London (UCL).

  • 6:36 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    China wants 10 Pacific nations to endorse sweeping agreement

    China wants 10 small Pacific nations to endorse a sweeping agreement covering everything from security to fisheries in what one leader warns is a “game-changing” bid by Beijing to wrest control of the region. A draft of the agreement obtained by The Associated Press shows that China wants to train Pacific police officers, team up on “traditional and non-traditional security" and expand law enforcement cooperation. China also wants to jointly develop a marine plan for fisheries — which would include the Pacific's lucrative tuna catch — increase cooperation on running the region's internet networks, and set up cultural Confucius Institutes and classrooms. China also mentions the possibility of setting up a free trade area with the Pacific nations.

  • 6:32 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    PM Modi reviews 8 projects worth Rs 59,900 crore in 'Pragati' meeting

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday reviewed eight projects having a cumulative cost of over Rs 59,900 crore and concerning 14 states as he chaired a 'Pragati' meeting. Prime Minister Modi chaired the 40th edition of PRAGATI, the ICT-based multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation, involving the Centre and state governments.