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  • 8:47 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    MP: Tribal woman, husband beaten up in public, four held

    A tribal woman and her husband were thrashed in public by a man with whom she was allegedly in a relationship in Madhya Pradesh's Jhabua district on Thursday, police said. A video of the incident which took place at Ruparel village went viral on social media. Four persons were detained in connection with the crime, said a police official.

    Petlavad Sub Divisional Officer of Police Sonu Dabar said the woman had left her first husband some months ago to live with one Mukesh. On Wednesday, she returned to her husband's house. Enraged, Mukesh, who was said to be her second husband, came to the village with a few others and allegedly assaulted her and her husband, the official said.

    Upon alerted, a police team rushed to the village and took the woman to Petlavad hospital for treatment. Mukesh and three others were taken into custody and further probe is on, Dabar said.

  • 8:47 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    Stalin announces Rs 20 lakh solatium to kin of soldier killed in J&K

    Tamil Nadu Governor R N Ravi and Chief Minister M K Stalin on Thursday expressed grief over the killing of three soldiers and conveyed their condolences to the bereaved families. The three soldiers laid down their lives fighting terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir early on August 11. Governor Ravi said the nation would always be indebted and grateful for their devotion to duty and supreme sacrifice they made for the country. Expressing grief, Stalin conveyed his condolences and sympathies to the bereaved families of three soldiers. One of them, D Lakshmanan belongs to Tamil Nadu's Madurai District. The Chief Minister announced that he has ordered a solatium of Rs 20 lakh to the family of Lakshmanan, a rifleman, who was killed in action. 

  • 8:46 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    Death toll from weekend Israel-Gaza fighting rises to 48

    The Palestinian death toll from last weekend's fighting between Israel and Gaza militants rose to 48 on Thursday after an 11-year-old girl and a man died from wounds they sustained during the worst cross-border violence in over a year. Meanwhile, two wounded Gaza children, ages 8 and 14, were fighting for their lives in a Jerusalem hospital. In all, more than 300 Palestinians were wounded over the weekend when Israel struck Islamic Jihad targets across Gaza and the militant group fired hundreds of rockets at Israel.

    The death of 11-year-old Layan al-Shaer at Mukassed Hospital in an Arab neighbourhood of Jerusalem brought to 17 the number of children killed in the fighting.

    Two other Gaza children, 14-year-old Nayef al-Awdat and 8-year-old Mohammed Abu Ktaifa were being treated in the intensive care unit at Mukassed.

    Nayef, who is blind, was wounded in an Israeli airstrike while Mohammed was hurt in an explosion that went off near a wedding party and killed an elderly woman, with the circumstances still unclear.

    Israel has said as many as 16 people might have been killed by rockets misfired by Palestinian militants.

    Israeli strikes appear to have killed more than 30 Palestinians, including civilians and several militants, among them two senior Islamic Jihad commanders.

    It wasn't immediately clear how the man whose death was announced on Thursday was wounded.

    A cease-fire took hold Sunday night, bringing an end to the fighting that started on Friday. No Israelis were killed or seriously wounded.

    Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers have fought four wars and several smaller battles over the last 15 years at a staggering cost to the territory's 2 million Palestinian residents.

    In other developments, a Palestinian prisoner on a protracted hunger strike was moved on Thursday from an Israeli jail to a hospital because of his worsening condition, the prisoner's wife said.

    Khalil Awawdeh has refused food for just over 160 days according to this family in a bid to draw attention to his detention by Israel without trial or charge.

    His case was thrust into the spotlight during the latest Gaza fighting. Gaza militants have demanded his release as part of the cease-fire that ended the fighting.

  • 8:46 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    Body of man who fell into swollen drain found in Indore; woman missing

    The body of a 24-year-old man who was swept away in a swollen drain in the rain-hit Indore city of Madhya Pradesh was found on Thursday, a police official said. A woman who was also swept away in an overflowing drain (nullah) in the city in a separate incident was yet to be traced, another official said.

    The man, Zakir Khan (24), accidentally fell into a swollen drain in the Sirpur area on Wednesday afternoon when he was trying to stop other people from entering the water body and was swept away, Chandan Nagar police station in-charge Abhay Nema said. Twenty-four hours later, the body of Khan was found about 150 metres away from the site of the incident, he said.

    However, rescuers have not yet traced the woman, identified as Durga Jaiswal (26), who was swept away in a swollen nullah in the Banganga area. “The woman lives in a house close to the nullah and while throwing garbage from the rooftop, she lost balance and fell into the drain,” Banganga police station in-charge Rajendra Soni said.

    A meteorological department official said the rain intensity has reduced in Indore in the last 24 hours after downpour on Tuesday. The city experienced light rains throughout the day on Thursday. 

  • 8:45 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    China says it needs more time to assess US, India proposal to blacklist JeM chief Masood Azhar's brother by UN

    China on Thursday sought to defend its move to block a proposal by the US and India at the UN to blacklist Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) deputy chief Abdul Rauf Azhar, saying it needs more time to assess the application to designate him as a global terrorist. China on Wednesday put a hold on a proposal by India and the US to designate Azhar, the brother of JeM chief Masood Azhar, as a global terrorist and subject him to assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo.

    “We need more time to assess the relevant application,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin told a media briefing while replying to a question.

    Wang said the 1267 Committee of the UNSC has clear guidelines regarding the designation of terrorist organisations and individuals and related procedures.

    “China always takes part in the work of the committee in a constructive and responsible manner in strict accordance with these rules and procedures. We hope other members will do the same,” Wang said in response to questions on Beijing putting hold of the US and India proposal at the United Nations to blacklist Abdul Rauf Azhar.

    Abdul Rauf Azhar, born in 1974 in Pakistan, was sanctioned by the US in December 2010.

    This is the second time in less than two months that China has put a hold on a listing by the US and India to blacklist a Pakistan-based terrorist under the sanctions committee of the UN Security Council.

    In June this year, China had put a hold, at the last moment, on a joint proposal by India and the US to list Pakistan-based terrorist Abdul Rehman Makki under the 1267 Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council.

    When pointed out China also put a hold on the request to sanction a Rehman Makki under the 1267 Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee of the UNSC seeking time and how much time Beijing needs, Wang said.

    “We need more time to assess the relevant application. We hope media outlets will not be led by rumours and make unwarranted speculations,” he said.

  • 8:14 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    Income Tax Dept carried out a search operation on 03.08.2022 on two major groups, engaged in the manufacturing of steel TMT Bars.

  • 8:13 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    MP: It's a matter of pride that Cheetah, which went extinct from the country back in 1948, is now being brought back.

  • 8:13 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    Assam | Huge quantities of empty cartridges, live ammunition were recovered from a dump. Several motorcycles, copper wires, electric transformers were among other things that were found at the spot.

  • 8:12 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    Tripura Congress MLA Sudip Roy Barman attacked by unidentified people in Agartala. He is undergoing treatment at GB Pant hospital in Agartala. More details awaited.

  • 8:11 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    Officers of CGST Mumbai South busted a fake ITC racket of Rs 28 Cr using bogus invoices of Rs 455 Cr and arrested the Director of Ammy International JP Ltd

    He was produced before Magistrate today & was remanded to 14 days of judicial custody.

  • 8:11 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    A contingent of the French Air & Space Force staged through an IAF base on their way to Ex-Pitch Black 2022 in Australia: Indian Air Force

  • 8:11 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    J-K records 637 new Covid cases

    Jammu and Kashmir recorded 637 fresh Covid cases on Thursday that pushed its tally to 4,72,011, officials said.
    The Union territory also reported one fresh death due to coronavirus, they said.
    Of the new cases, 112 were reported from the Jammu division and 525 cases from the Kashmir Valley, the officials said.
    The death toll due to the viral disease has reached 4,777, they said.
    There are 4,893 active cases in the union territory, while the number of recoveries has reached 4,62,341, the officials said. PTI MIJ J-K records 637 new Covid cases
    Srinagar, Aug 11 (PTI) Jammu and Kashmir recorded 637 fresh Covid cases on Thursday that pushed its tally to 4,72,011, officials said.
    The Union territory also reported one fresh death due to coronavirus, they said.
    Of the new cases, 112 were reported from the Jammu division and 525 cases from the Kashmir Valley, the officials said.
    The death toll due to the viral disease has reached 4,777, they said.
    There are 4,893 active cases in the union territory, while the number of recoveries has reached 4,62,341, the officials said. 

  • 8:11 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    PGIM India MF, Abu Dhabi Investment sell Newgen Software shares worth Rs 45 cr

    Two entities -- PGIM India Mutual Fund and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority -- on Thursday offloaded shares of Newgen Software Technology Ltd worth Rs 45 crore through open market transactions.
    PGIM India Mutual Fund (PGIM MF) and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) sold a total of 12.20 lakh shares of the software company, as per bulk deal data available with the National Stock Exchange (NSE).
    The shares were disposed of at an average price of Rs 370 apiece, taking the transaction size to Rs 45.17 crore.
    Meanwhile, Massachusetts Institute of Technology picked up the company's shares.
    Shares of Newgen Software Technology closed 1.52 per cent lower at Rs 372.50 on NSE. 

  • 8:10 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    PIL on freebies: States have nearly Rs 60 L crore liability as on March 31, 2021

    The states have outstanding liabilities of a whopping Rs 59,89,360 crore as on March 31, 2021 and the new sources of risk have emerged in the form of rising expenditure on non-merit freebies, the Supreme Court was told on Thursday by a PIL petitioner opposing irrational handouts. While Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra top the chart with liabilities of Rs 6,62,891 crore and Rs 5,36,891 crore respectively, Punjab gets the distinction of being the leader in the debt to Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) ratio.

    Punjab, with a liability of Rs 2,49,187 crore, has the worst debt to GSDP ratio at 53:3 in the current fiscal, said the written submission filed by PIL petitioner Ashwini Upadhyay before a bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana. The top court was hearing the PIL which opposes the practice of political parties promising freebies during elections and seeks the Election Commission to invoke its powers to freeze their election symbols and cancel their registration. It is also considering the distribution of freebies by the political parties from public funds and its adverse impact on the fiscal health of the country.

    The bench, which has sought the views of stakeholders like the Centre, Niti Aayog and Finance Commission and asked them to brainstorm on the issue of freebies, had hinted it may order setting up a mechanism for suggesting measures to the government to deal with the issue. A written submission containing suggestions has been furnished by Upadhyay through senior advocate Vijay Hansaria and lawyer Ashwani Kumar Dubey. The written note quoted the 'Handbook of Statistics of Indian States for 2020-2021' published by the Reserve Bank of India, and the June 2022 bulletin of the federal bank in which an article under the heading ‘State Finances: A risk analysis in the backdrop of the Sri Lankan crisis and the heavy indebtedness of the States’ was published to buttress its claim against freebies.

  • 8:10 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    Only 11 pc Delhiites believe COVID-19 compliance effective: Survey

    As COVID-19 cases are on the rise, a survey claimed that only 11 per cent Delhiites believed compliance was effective and seven per cent people said social distancing was being followed in their area.
    Local social network 'LocalCircles' carried out the survey in the national capital with 6,291 respondents for three categories -- mask compliance, type of masks used and social distancing.
    Of the 2,102 people surveyed for mask compliance, 33 per cent respondents said though they had masks, they did not wish to wear them while 31 per cent people said they had stopped carrying masks altogether. Around 25 per cent people said they seldom wore masks while only about 11 per cent people said they used masks all the time.
    Of the 2,091 people surveyed for the type of masks they used, 53 per cent said they wore the ones made of cloth, 26 per cent used disposable masks and seven per cent wore N-95.
    'LocalCircles' asked 2,098 people whether they followed social distancing. Of these, 51 per cent people said they do not comply with this practice at all, while 34 per cent said there was little compliance. Only seven per cent respondents said social distancing was effective in their area.
    Amid a spike in cases over the last week, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had on Tuesday said though the cases were on the rise, there was no need to panic as most of the new infections were mild in nature.
    Delhi has recorded 40 deaths due to COVID-19 so far this month, a nearly three-fold rise as against the last 10 days of July, when 14 people succumbed to the viral disease, according to official data.
    During the third wave of the pandemic, the number of daily COVID-19 cases in Delhi had touched a high of 28,867 on January 13.

  • 8:06 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    Gurugram firm employee accuses ex-colleague of rape in hotel

    A 29-year-old woman has complained against her former colleague of raping her in a hotel in Gurugram after making her drunk and sedating her with other intoxicants, police said on Thursday. According to her complaint, the incident took place on the night of June 23 in The Oberoi hotel in Udyog Vihar. Police said that both had earlier worked together at a UK-based software solutions firm with an office in Gurugram and had been good friends for the last six years. According to the woman, on June 18 she received a message from her friend who told her that he was coming to India, and both arranged to meet on June 23 at the bar of the hotel, police said. “In the bar he kept asking me to have more drinks even when I kept refusing. Then he took three pills one by one and each time he forced one one me, but I refused,” she said in her complaint, according to police. “It was around 3.00 am just as we were about to enter the hotel room, when he fed me a pill and I started getting intoxicated. After that he raped me. I was shocked in the morning when I found myself undressed. I somehow returned home,” she said. The woman claimed that she was in shock for several days and confided only in her sister and friends much later as she could not muster the courage to even leave the house, police said. With the help of her sister and friends she filed a complaint on Monday night. Following the complaint, an FIR was registered against the accused under sections 328 (causing hurt by mean of poison) and 376 (rape) of IPC at Udyog Vihar Police Station on Monday. Police have not arrested the accused yet.

  • 3:00 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Udhna station finds place in India Book of Records as a green railway station

    Efforts made with the right intention always yield the results. The dramatic transformation of Udhna railway station in Surat by noted entrepreneur and environmental crusader Greenman Viral Desai is a perfect example of this adage. The transformation has been recognised by the India Book of Records, which has named the Udhna railway station as a green railway station for ecosystem restoration and climate action. “The record for a Green Railway Station for Ecosystem Restoration & Climate Action was set by Greenman Viral Desai in partnership with Indian Railways at the Udhna Railway Station, Surat,” the prestigious India Book of Records said in its record citation.

  • 2:27 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    CJI Ramana asks lawyers to wear masks in courtrooms

    Chief Justice of India (CJI) N V Ramana on Thursday advised lawyers to wear masks in courtrooms, saying staffers and judges were contracting COVID-19 infection. "Please wear a mask. The majority of our staff and colleagues are getting it (COVID-19). Judges are also getting it," the CJI told the lawyers at the start of court proceedings. While hearing a PIL on freebies, the bench, which also comprised Justice Krishna Murari, asked the lawyers to wear masks. "I tested negative," Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said, adding that senior advocate A M Singhvi has tested positive. "Oh! I wish you a speedy recovery," the CJI said. 

  • 2:14 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    WATCH: PM Modi celebrates Raksha Bandhan with young girls

  • 2:08 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    I-T department detects over Rs 150 crore black income after raids on Rajasthan group

    The Income tax department has detected "unaccounted" income of more than Rs 150 crore after it recently raided a Jaipur-based group engaged in the business of gems and jewellery, hospitality and real estate, the CBDT said Thursday. The raids were launched on August 3 and more than three dozen premises of the business group, which has not been named by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) in its press statement, in Jaipur and Kota districts in Rajasthan were covered. The Board said the department has seized "unaccounted assets" of over Rs 11 crore so far.


  • 2:03 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Wife says Shrikant Tyagi attended BJP events but abandoned by party now

    Shrikant Tyagi has been attending events of BJP but the party abandoned him since his spat with a woman last week, his wife Anu Tyagi has claimed. Anu, who has been twice detained by the police for questioning since last Friday, alleged she was mentally tortured and her family harassed during the whole episode. Noida Police involved in the investigation have denied the allegations. Tyagi identifies himself as national executive member of the BJP's Kisan Morcha and national co-coordinator of its Yuva Samiti, but the party has maintained he was not its member. When asked about her husband's association with the BJP, Anu Tyagi told PTI: “I have seen him attending programmes, events and rallies of the party. I wonder in what capacity he attended those events! Now he has been abandoned. I don't know why and I can't say why.”

  • 1:43 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Congress to hold 'Mehangai Chaupals', mega rally in Delhi against price rise

    The Congress on Thursday said it will continue its fight against price rise by organising a series of “Mehangai Chaupal” meetings in all assembly constituencies from August 17 to 23 that will culminate in a mega rally in Delhi's Ramlila maidan on August 28. Congress general secretary communications Jairam Ramesh said in a statement that the "Mehangai Chaupal" interactive meetings would be organised in mandis, retail markets and other locations in all assembly constituencies.


  • 1:14 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Himachal Pradesh facing debt burden of Rs 64,904 crore: CM Jai Ram Thakur

    Himachal Pradesh is currently facing a debt of Rs 64,904 crore, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur informed the state assembly on Thursday. He gave the information during a debate on a no-confidence motion against his government on the second day of the ongoing monsoon session. The CM rose from his seat and gave the figure correcting Congress legislator Jagat Singh Negi, who during the debate claimed that the hill state owes a debt of Rs 80,000 crore. Thakur said that one Congress legislator says the state is facing a debt burden of Rs 70,000 crore, the other says Rs 75,000 and yet another says Rs 80,000 crore, none of which was true. Thakur said that the growth of loans during the previous Congress government was 67 per cent, whereas it is just 35 per cent during the current government despite the COVID-19 pandemic hitting the economy so badly. 

  • 1:12 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    School students to attempt 'world record' by singing patriotic songs in Rajasthan

    Around one crore school students across Rajasthan will attempt to set a "world record" by singing patriotic songs on August 12 under the 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav' campaign, an education department official said on Thursday. With the aim of inculcating feelings of patriotism, all government and non-government schools of the state will organise an event on August 12 at 10.15 am in which students will sing patriotic songs, Additional Chief Secretary, School Education Department, Pawan Kumar Goyal said.

  • 1:06 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    BJP accuses AAP of insulting sportspersons

    The BJP on Thursday accused the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi of insulting "women and sportspersons" by allegedly targeting CWG medal-winner Divya Kakran. BJP spokesperson Shehzad Poonawalla said the AAP social media team trolled Kakran and its leader Saurabh Bharadwaj "insultingly" asked her to show a certificate after she complained about not being given any financial benefits from the government led by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Poonawalla said at a press conference that Kakran then produced a certificate regarding her representing Delhi and alleged that the AAP has a history of insulting those who raise the honour of the national flag whether soldiers or sportspersons.
    He asked Kejriwal to sack Bharadwaj from all positions in the party.


  • 12:54 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    PM Modi celebrates Raksha Bandhan with daughters of PMO staff members

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated Raksha Bandhan on Thursday with daughters of the staff members working at his office. Officials said daughters of sweepers, peons, gardeners, drivers and other such members of the staff working at the Prime Minister's Office tied rakhis on Modi's hand. They also shared a video of the celebration and the prime minister's interaction with them. 

  • 12:37 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Maharashtra: I-T dept seizes Rs 58 crore cash; 32 kg gold during Jalna raid | DETAILS

  • 12:20 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    AIIMS Bhopal to increase beds in all hospital departments by 10%

    The All India Institute of Medical Sciences Bhopal has decided to increase the number of beds in all departments of the hospital by 10 per cent, a senior AIIMS official has said. This is to ensure no person returns from the premier institution without getting treatment even if they do not have money for it, the official said. The institute will also construct a 150-bed critical care unit on the campus with an investment of Rs 98 crore, he said.


  • 12:03 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Himachal assembly begins debate on no-confidence motion against BJP govt

    The Himachal Pradesh assembly on Thursday began a debate on a no-confidence motion brought by the opposition Congress and the CPM against the Jai Ram Thakur-led state government. Starting the debate on the second day of the ongoing monsoon session, Leader of Opposition Mukesh Agnihotri said the law and order situation in the state has deteriorated under the BJP government. He said 354 murders, 1,574 rapes and 7,406 molestation cases have so far been reported in the hill state under the Thakur-led government. The debate started at 11 am and would continue till 3 pm. Chief Minister Thakur is expected to give his reply at 3 pm.


  • 11:50 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Delhi govt makes wearing masks at public places mandatory in light of surge in COVID cases

    As positivity rate is over 17 percent, Delhi government makes wearing masks at public places mandatory in light of surge in COVID cases and a fine of Rs 500 will be imposed on violators. 

  • 11:44 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Nitish Kumar has created storm which can challenge BJP: Shiv Sena

    The Shiv Sena on Thursday claimed Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has created a storm by severing ties with the BJP and this storm can pose a challenge to the saffron party in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls if it intensifies into a cyclone. An editorial in the Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana' lavished praise on Kumar, saying the BJP tried to break his party Janata Dal (United), but he stung back and turned the tables by severing ties with the BJP. The Marathi daily also targeted Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, who revolted against the Sena leadership in June, saying he “bent the knee” before Delhi.


  • 11:24 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Coal India shares gain 3 pc to touch 52-week high on strong Q1 numbers

    Shares of Coal India gained over 3 per cent to hit a 52-week high in morning trade on Thursday after the company reported robust June quarter numbers. On BSE, the stock opened strong at Rs 226.00, then gained further to hit a 52-week high of Rs 226.10, registering a rise of 2.84 per cent over its previous closing price after its June quarter profit almost tripled to Rs 8,832.86 crore. On the NSE, the stock climbed 3.16 per cent to a 52-week high of Rs 226.80.
    Coal India Ltd on Wednesday reported an almost three-fold rise in consolidated net profit at Rs 8,832.86 crore for the June 2022 quarter on the back of higher sales.


  • 10:13 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Sensex rallies 580 over pts in early trade; Nifty tops 17,650

    Equity benchmark Sensex rallied 580 points in early trade on Thursday, buoyed by intense buying in IT, financial and banking stocks amid a firm trend in global markets. The 30-share BSE index was trading 581.26 points or 0.99 per cent higher at 59,398.55 in initial deals. Similarly, the broader NSE Nifty advanced 159.80 points or 0.91 per cent to 17,694.55. All the Sensex constituents were trading with gains in morning trade.


  • 10:11 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Grand Alliance brings no-confidence motion against Bihar Assembly Speaker

    Bihar’s new ruling coalition, the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ (Grand Alliance) has brought a no-confidence motion against Assembly Speaker Vijay Kumar Sinha, who is also a BJP MLA. A notice signed by several legislators of the Grand Alliance was submitted to the assembly secretariat on Wednesday, a senior JD(U) leader said. The move came hours after Nitish Kumar took oath as the chief minister for a record eighth time. “The motion against Sinha will be taken up by the House when it meets to enable Nitish Kumar to move a trust vote,” senior JD(U) leader Vijay Kumar Chaudhary said.


  • 9:34 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    COVID-19: India reports 16,299 fresh cases and 19,431 recoveries in last 24 hours

  • 9:34 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    China puts hold on proposal by US and India to blacklist JEM chief Masood Azhar's brother

    China has put a hold on a proposal by the US and India at the United Nations to blacklist Abdul Rauf Azhar, the brother of Jaish-e Mohammed (JEM) chief Masood Azhar and a senior leader of the Pakistan-based terror organisation. Abdul Rauf Azhar, born in 1974 in Pakistan, was sanctioned by the US in December 2010. On Wednesday, sources said China put a hold on a proposal by India and the US to designate Azhar as a global terrorist and subject him to assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo.

  • 9:24 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Proposal to merge government-run primary schools at planning stage: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant

    Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has said the proposal to merge state-run primary schools having only a few students is at a “planning stage” and discussions are on with parents and teachers. Talking to reporters on Wednesday, Sawant allayed apprehensions expressed by political outfits like the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) against the proposed merger of state-run schools. "The proposal is at a planning stage and consultations are going on with parents and teachers before arriving at a final decision,” the chief minister said. An AAP delegation had on Monday met Goa Director of Education Shailesh Zingade, proposing to take over government-run schools listed for merger. AAP Goa president Amit Palekar had claimed his party can run these schools on the "Delhi model".


  • 9:02 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Delhi: Vice President-elect Jagdeep Dhankhar pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat

    Vice President-elect Jagdeep Dhankhar pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat. He will take oath as the 14th Vice President of the country today.


  • 9:00 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Online privacy in a post-Roe world

    The case of a Nebraska woman charged with helping her teenage daughter end her pregnancy after investigators obtained Facebook messages between the two has raised fresh concerns about data privacy in the post-Roe world.
    Since before the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June, Big Tech companies that collect personal details of their users have faced new calls to limit that tracking and surveillance amid fears that law enforcement or vigilantes could use those data troves against people seeking abortions or those who try to help them.


  • 9:00 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Comedian Raju Srivastava is on ventilator at AIIMS Delhi

    Comedian Raju Srivastava is on ventilator at AIIMS Delhi, he is responding to clinical treatment: Sources. He was admitted here yesterday after he experienced chest pain and collapsed while working out at the gym. He underwent angioplasty later. 


  • 8:21 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Jammu & Kashmir: Suicide attack at army base in Rajouri; 3 troops martyred, 2 terrorists gunned down

  • 8:02 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Isaac urges ED to recall summons on KIIFB transactions; not to join probe

    Senior CPI(M) leader Thomas Isaac, who was asked to appear before the ED on Thursday in connection with the KIIFB transactions, has asked the probe agency to recall the summons sent to him, alleging its "roving enquiry" into the matter was against the spirit of the the Supreme Court orders. The former Kerala Finance Minister said he has filed a writ petition in the Kerala High Court seeking to restrain the Enforcement Directorate (ED) from "enforcing" his personal appearance before them for "an offence that they are not willing to divulge." "ED served me 2nd summons under FEMA for personal appearance. The roving enquiry going on against KIIFB for the last 2 years is against the spirit of orders of the SC. I have asked them to recall the summons or clarify the offence against me or KIIFB", Isaac said in a tweet Wednesday night. He alleged "such a fishing & roving enquiry" into the activities of Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB) is "contrary to the spirit of decision of the Apex Court of India."


  • 7:58 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Flood-prone Kerala villages to launch digital locker facility

    Two flood-prone village panchayats in Kerala are getting ready to go the tech way and implement digital locker facility for people for the safe upkeep of their valuable documents, in the wake of frequent downpours. The authorities of Kodiyathur and Karassery would soon conduct free camps in most rain-hit areas in the panchayats to create awareness among people about the facility and make them part of it. Ahead of the camps, a meeting of people's representatives of these panchayats were held at a government school here on Wednesday. The digital locker is a facility envisaged by the union IT Ministry as part of the Digital India programme to help citizens store their personal as well as government documents in the digital format, an official statement said here.


  • 7:44 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    J&K: Someone tried to cross fence of Indian Army camp at Pargal in Darhal area of Rajouri

    Someone tried to cross the fence of the Army camp at Pargal in Darhal area of Rajouri. Exchange of fire took place. Additional parties despatched for the location, 6 km from Darhal PS. Two terrorists killed, two Army personnel got injured, says Mukesh Singh, ADGP, Jammu Zone

  • 7:43 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Indian American businessman Thanedar wins key House primary in Detroit

    Belagavi-origin Indian American entrepreneur Sri Thanedar has won last week’s Democratic party’s primary from the Congressional district of Detroit, a result which political pundits say has all but assured him a victory in the November mid-term elections. Thanedar, 67, won his party’s nomination in Michigan’s 13th Congressional District on August 2, quelling 8 other high-profile candidates in the crowded Democratic primary. He will now face Republican Martell Bivings in the November elections. Given that Detroit is a Democratic bastion, Thanedar’s victory in the November mid-term elections is a foregone conclusion, say analysts.

  • 7:24 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida purges Cabinet after support falls over church ties

    Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida reshuffled his Cabinet on Wednesday in an apparent bid to distance his administration from the conservative Unification Church over its ties to the assassinated leader Shinzo Abe and senior ruling party members. The reshuffle, second in just 10 months since Kishida took office, followed his July election victory that had been expected to ensure long-term stability until 2025. But Abe's shocking assassination on July 8 and its impact on politics increased uncertainty as public support for Kishida's Cabinet plunged. Kishida said it was important to gain people's trust and that the new Cabinet included only those who agreed to strictly review their ties to the church and help the victims of the allegedly fraudulent religious businesses.


  • 7:01 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Man arrested for killing father of his married lover

    A man in Rajasthan's Sriganganagar district allegedly shot dead the father of his married lover on Wednesday after he objected to their relationship, police said. According to the police, Gurutej Singh, 30, shot dead Chainaram Nayak, 53, after he objected to their relationship. The accused has been arrested and a case of murder registered against him, Anupgarh Police Station SHO Phoolchand said. The 30-year-old woman has two children aged 12 and 14, the police said. 


  • 6:58 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    WB CID raids arrested Jharkhand MLA’s house, seizes Rs 5 lakh in cash

    The West Bengal CID on Wednesday conducted a raid at the residence of one of the three arrested Jharkhand MLAs in connection with the probe into the cash seizure case and recovered Rs 5 lakh and an SUV from there, a senior officer of the agency said. A CID team raided the residence of Irfan Ansari at Jamtara in Jharkhand and spoke to the politician's family members. "This SUV was used to bring Rs 75 lakh in cash from Kolkata. We have got CCTV footage from the city's Lalbazar area. This is part of a bigger conspiracy. We have also seized Rs 5 lakh (in cash) during the raid at Ansari's residence," the officer said.

  • 6:57 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Ukraine says 9 Russian warplanes destroyed in Crimea blasts

    Ukraine said Wednesday that nine Russian warplanes were destroyed in a deadly string of explosions at an air base in Crimea that appeared to be the result of a Ukrainian attack, which would represent a significant escalation in the war. Russia denied any aircraft were damaged in Tuesday's blasts — or that any attack took place. But satellite photos clearly showed at least seven fighter planes at the base had been blown up and others probably damaged.

  • 6:56 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Jagdeep Dhankhar to take oath as 14th Vice President of India today

    Former West Bengal Governor and National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar will take oath as the next Vice President of India' on Thursday.President Droupadi Murmu will administer the Oath of Office to the elected Vice-President of India Jagdeep Dhankhar at Rashtrapati Bhavan at 11:45 am today.Dhankhar was elected as the Vice President on August 6. He defeated the Opposition's Margaret Alva to emerge as a winner.On August 7, Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar and Election Commissioner Anup Chandra Pandey jointly signed the 'Certification of the Election of Jagdeep Dhankar as the next Vice President of India'.The BJP-led NDA candidate won the election comfortably with 528 votes against Alva's 182. The Vice President is also the ex-officio Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.Dhankhar secured 74.36 per cent. He has the highest winning margin in the last six vice presidential elections held since 1997.The returning officer of the vice presidential election said of the total 780 electors, 725 cast their ballots but 15 votes were found to be invalid. The turnout was 92.94 per cent, he said, adding that a candidate needed 356 votes to get elected.

  • 6:53 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Elon Musk sells $7B in Tesla shares ahead of Twitter fight

    Elon Musk has sold nearly $7 billion worth of shares in Tesla as the billionaire gets his finances in order ahead of his court battle with Twitter. Musk disclosed in series of regulatory filings that he unloaded about 8 million shares of his company Tesla Inc. in recent days. “In the (hopefully unlikely) event that Twitter forces this deal to close and some equity partners don't come through, it is important to avoid an emergency sale of Tesla stock," Musk tweeted late Tuesday. Musk is by far the largest individual shareholder in both Tesla and Twitter. Shares of Tesla rose 4% to close Wednesday at $883.07. Shares of Twitter Inc. jumped 3.7% to close at $44.43, and are up 36% since July 11, with most believing Musk faces long-shot odds of success in court.



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