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CJI commences administering oath of office to nine new SC judges

New Delhi : Chief Justice of India (CJI) N V Ramana on Tuesday is administering oath of office to nine new judges, including three women, of the Supreme Court. The CJI started the swearing-in by administering oath of office to Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka.   With the swearing-in of the nine new judges, the strength of the Supreme Court would ... Read More »

Google removes 95,680 content pieces in July in India: Compliance report

New Delhi : Google received 36,934 complaints from users and removed 95,680 pieces of content based on those complaints in July, the tech giant company said in its monthly transparency reports released on Tuesday. In addition to reports from users, Google also removed 5,76,892 pieces of content in July as a result of automated detection.   The US-based company has ... Read More »

Acrysil soars on expanding Quartz Sinks capacity

Acrysil is currently trading at Rs. 649.15, up by 31.85 points or 5.16% from its previous closing of Rs. 617.30 on the BSE. The scrip opened at Rs. 636.05 and has touched a high and low of Rs. 665.60 and Rs. 636.05 respectively. So far 23631 shares were traded on the counter. The BSE group ‘B’ stock of face value ... Read More »

India logs 30,941 new COVID-19 cases

New Delhi : With 30,941 people testing positive for coronavirus, India”s total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 3,27,68,880, while the active cases declined to 3,70,640, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday. The death toll has climbed to 4,38,560 with 350 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.   The active cases comprise 1.13 per cent ... Read More »

JFA welcomes Madras High Court’s directive on fake news/journalists

Guwahati : Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) commends the concern expressed by Madras High Court in a recent directive to Tamil Nadu government to constitute a press council so that the menace of fake news/journalists can be legally addressed. The forum also opines that a recognized journalist should be barred from doing non-journalistic jobs like that of a contractor to the ... Read More »

Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs

The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June 2021. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining ... Read More »

PAC jawan on VIP duty killed in road accident in Lucknow

Lucknow : A Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) jawan on VIP duty died after he was hit by an unidentified vehicle here on Monday evening shortly before the convoy of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who was returning from Mathura, reached the spot, according to police. The deceased has been identified as Lallu Prasad Yadav (57), a resident of Prayagraj ... Read More »

PM Modi lauds feats of Indian players at Paralympics, speaks to them

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Indian medal-winners at the Tokyo Paralympics on Monday and also spoke to them over phone to laud their efforts. As javelin thrower Sumit Antil clinched India”s second gold at the ongoing Paralympics, shattering the men”s F64 category world record, Modi said the country is proud of him.   “Our athletes continue to ... Read More »

Create environ conducive for free participation of parties in political process: Bukhari to govt

Srinagar : Former minister and Apni Party president Altaf Bukhari Monday asked the government to create an atmosphere conducive for parties to freely participate in the political process. “As the political process is going to be started, an environment should be created so that people from every political party operating here move freely, convey their message freely so that people ... Read More »

Karnataka CM asks officials to expedite disposal of SCs/STs atrocity cases

Bengaluru : Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Monday directed officials to take necessary steps to ensure that there is no delay in the disposal of cases of atrocities against Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs), including those pending in courts. “In cases relating to atrocities against SC/STs, it has come to notice that in several cases, investigation has ... Read More »

COVID-19: Assam reports 4 new deaths, 293 fresh cases

Guwahati : Assam reported four deaths due to COVID-19 on Sunday, while 293 more people tested positive, pushing the state’s infection tally to 5,88,318, the National Health Mission said. The latest fatalities were reported from Cachar, Hojai, Kamrup Metropolitan and Udalguri districts.   The state’s COVID death toll stands at 5,640 persons.   According to the National Health Mission (NHM), ... Read More »

Man kills wife for keeping TV on through the night

Pune : A 26-year-old man allegedly killed his wife after harassing her physically and mentally for several months for giving birth to a girl, the immediate provocation being the TV set in the home being on through the night, Pune police said on Sunday. The incident took place in Chandiwadi in Maval tehsil here on Saturday morning, he said. “Yogesh ... Read More »

Delhi records zero Covid death, 31 new cases

New Delhi : No death due to COVID-19 was recorded in Delhi for the fourth consecutive day on Sunday, while 31 new cases were reported with a positivity rate of 0.04 per cent, according to the health bulletin issued by the city government. This is the 19th time since the national capital was hit by the second COVID wave that ... Read More »

Police arrest teenage girl for sexual abuse of minor boy

Coimbatore : A teenage girl has been arrested on the charge of marrying a minor boy after sexually abusing him, police said on Sunday. The girl working in a petrol bunk near Pollachi, 43 kms from here, became friendly with the boy a few months ago, the police said. The two went missing from August 26 and the boy”s parents ... Read More »

ISRO conducts hot test of Gaganyaan Service Module Propulsion System

Bengaluru : ISRO said it successfully conducted the first hot test of the System Demonstration Model (SDM) of the Gaganyaan Service Module Propulsion System for a duration of 450 seconds at the test facility of Propulsion Complex (IPRC), Mahendragiri, Tamil Nadu, on Saturday. The system performance met the test objectives and there was a close match with the pre-test predictions, ... Read More »

Gehlot undergoes angioplasty

Jaipur : Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday underwent angioplasty at the Sawai Man Singh government hospital here after experiencing severe chest pain. Lokesh Sharma, the officer on special duty to the chief minister, said, “The CM”s angioplasty has been done successfully. Everything is fine”.   Earlier in the day, Gehlot had said that he would be undergoing angioplasty. ... Read More »

Man gets 10 years rigorous imprisonment for raping, duping woman

Thane : A court in Thane district of Maharashtra has sentenced a man to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment for allegedly repeatedly raping a 23-year-old woman and cheating her. Additional sessions judge Rajesh S Gupta held 33-year-old Steven alias Oberi Godfrey D”cruz guilty for the offences and pronounced the sentence on Thursday. The court also slapped a fine of Rs ... Read More »

Indian Navy participates in Naval Exercise Malabar

Indian Navy is participating in the sea phase of Exercise Malabar 2021 from 26 – 29 August 2021 along with the US Navy (USN), Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) and the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Malabar series of maritime exercise commenced in 1992 as an IN-USN Exercise. In 2015, JMSDF joined Malabar as a permanent member. The 2020 edition ... Read More »

India signs agreement with UAE to send visiting professors to Abu Dhabi

Dubai : Aiming at deepening the academic and cultural ties between India and the UAE, an agreement was signed under which faculty members from Indian universities will spend six to 10 months every year for undertaking research and teaching social sciences in Abu Dhabi. The agreement between Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and New York University Abu Dhabi to ... Read More »

Actor Sonu Sood to meet Delhi CM on Friday

New Delhi : Actor Sonu Sood is scheduled to meet Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday, sources said. The 47-year-old actor catapulted to the national spotlight for helping migrant workers reach their home states during the nationwide lockdown last year. He also helped people during the second wave of COVID-19. The agenda of the meeting is not clear, but ... Read More »

Haryana records 16 fresh Covid cases, one fatality

Chandigarh : Haryana”s Covid tally rose to 7,70,411 on Thursday with 16 fresh cases, while the death toll reached 9,671 after one more person succumbed to the disease, according to the Health Department”s bulletin. The latest death was reported from Jind district, it said.   Of the fresh cases, six were from Gurgaon and two from Panchkula district.   There ... Read More »

Two tourists from Delhi killed as car falls into gorge in Uttarakhand

Kotdwar  : Two tourists from Delhi were killed and another was injured when their car fell into a deep gorge between Lansdowne and Jaiharikhal in Uttarakhand”s Pauri district. The accident occurred at around 11 pm on Wednesday, Lansdowne Kotwali Station House Officer (SHO) Santosh Kunwar said.   Two of the car occupants — identified as Tarun Sharma (32), a resident ... Read More »

1,213 COVID-19 cases, 25 deaths in Karnataka

Bengaluru : Karnataka reported 1,213 new COVID-19 cases and 25 deaths on Thursday, taking the total number of infections to 29,43,463 and the toll to 37,231, the health department said on Thursday. The day also saw 1,206 discharges, taking the total number of recoveries in the state so far to 28,86,906. Bengaluru Urban logged the most number of cases (319), ... Read More »

Lyricist Manoj Muntashir centre of debate for for ”hate” post on Mughals

Mumbai : Hindi film lyricist Manoj Muntashir was at the centre of a growing Twitter storm on Thursday with several colleagues in the industry and others slamming him for “seeding hatred” in a video in which he compares Mughal emperors to “dacoits”. Muntashir, who has written lyrics for films such as “Kesari” and “Bhuj: The Pride of India”, had uploaded ... Read More »

Delhi High Court grants protection to actress from invasion of privacy

New Delhi : Right to privacy includes right to be forgotten and to be left alone, the Delhi High Court has said while directing various online platforms including YouTube to remove certain objectionable videos and audio clips of a Bengali actress. The High Court, in an interim order, said the actress is entitled to protection from invasion of her privacy ... Read More »

Two sanitation workers suffocate to death; one missing in sewage pipeline in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad : Two sanitation workers died of suffocation, while another went missing after they entered a sewer line without wearing any safety equipment in Gujarat”s Ahmedabad city on Thursday, police and fire department said. Although efforts are on to rescue the missing sanitation worker, chances of his survival are slim, said fire officer Mithun Mistry, who is supervising the rescue ... Read More »

Six more die after consuming spurious liquor in Agra, toll rises to 10

Agra : Six more people in Agra district died after consuming spurious liquor, taking the toll to 10, family members said on Wednesday. Police said it still needs to be confirmed whether the persons died of spurious liquor. But Additional Director General of Police (ADG), Agra, Rajeev Krishna said this cannot be ruled out.   Four men died after consuming ... Read More »

MiG-21 crashes in Barmer, pilot ejects

Barmer (Raj) : A MiG-21 fighter jet of the Indian Air Force crashed in a village in Barmer district on Wednesday following a “technical malfunction” during a routine trainee sortie but the pilot ejected safely, officials said. It is the fourth MiG-21 crash this year.   The plane crashed in a largely uninhabited area in village Matsar at about 5.30 ... Read More »

Mamata in a hurry for by-polls to cling on to the chair : Dilip Ghosh

Kolkata : West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh on Wednesday said that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is in a hurry for holding assembly by-polls as she wants to cling on to the chair. Ghosh told reporters here that when the assembly election was underway in March-April this year she had urged the chief election commissioner to halt it midway fearing ... Read More »

Amit Shah to visit Jabalpur on Sep 5: BJP MP

Jabalpur : Union Home Minister Amit Shah will visit Jabalpur on September 5 and attend various functions in the Madhya Pradesh city, a senior BJP leader said on Wednesday. “Union Home Minister Amit Shah will grace various functions during his visit to Jabalpur on September 5,” Member of Parliament and BJP chief whip in the Lok Sabha Rakesh Singh said ... Read More »

Flights connecting Jamnagar to Bengaluru, Hyderabad to be inaugurated on Thursday

New Delhi : Flights connecting Jamnagar in Gujarat to Bengaluru and Hyderabad will be inaugurated on Thursday, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said. The flights on the Jamnagar-Bengaluru route and the Jamnagar-Hyderabad route will be operated under the UDAN scheme by Star Air.   Under the regional connectivity scheme, UDAN, financial incentives from the Centre, state governments and airport operators ... Read More »

One more person held for raising anti-Muslim slogans at Jantar Mantar

New Delhi : The Delhi Police has arrested one more person for allegedly raising anti-Muslim slogans during a protest near Jantar Mantar here on August 8, officials said on Wednesday. The accused, identified as Uttam Upadhyay, was arrested from Ghaziabad on Sunday, police said.   In a video that surfaced on social media, the police said he was the main ... Read More »

NITI Aayog and World Resources Institute India Jointly Launch ‘Forum for Decarbonizing Transport’ in India

NITI Aayog and World Resources Institute (WRI), India, jointly launched the ‘Forum for Decarbonizing Transport’ in India as part of the NDC-Transport Initiative for Asia (NDC-TIA) project on 23August. The launch was held virtually and inaugurated by NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant. Dignitaries from various ministries and NDC-TIA project partners, along with stakeholders from the mobility and the energy sector, ... Read More »

International Centre for Automotive Technology organises Webinar on Ethanol Economy to Deliberate on Ethanol Blended Fuels

International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) organized a knowledge-sharing two-day ‘Ethanol Economy’ webinar last week through its Technology platform of ASPIRE to celebrate AzadiKaAmritMahotsav. Prime Minister Sh Narendra Modi, released the “Report of the Expert Committee on Road Map for ethanol blending in India 2020-2025 on the occasion of World environment day, 5th June 2021. Experts from India and global who ... Read More »

NITI Aayog and M/o DoNER to release the first edition of North Eastern Region District SDG Index & Dashboard, 2021-22 on 26th August 2021

NITI Aayog and Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (M/DoNER) will be launching the first edition of the North Eastern Region (NER) District SDG Index Report and Dashboard 2021–22 on 26 August 2021. This inaugural edition is the first of its kind region-wide district SDG index in the country and a milestone in the efforts towards localising the Sustainable ... Read More »

Vice President urges medical fraternity to educate people on the safety of COVID-19 vaccine to make it a people’s movement

The Vice President, M Venkaiah Naidu today urged the medical fraternity in general and the Indian medical Association, in particular, to take up special awareness campaigns to educate the people about the safety and importance of getting vaccinated against COVID-19. Inaugurating ‘Vaccinate India Programme’, an initiative of Sustainable Goals Coordination Center, Government of Karnataka in collaboration with Give India Foundation, ... Read More »

Union Health Minister Shri Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurates OPD services in the new AYUSH building and night shelter at AIIMS Deoghar

Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare dedicated the AYUSH Building and Night Shelter of AIIMS Deoghar to the nation today in the presence of Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare. He also inaugurated the OPD Services of the institute in the new AYUSH Building. Banna Gupta, Health and Medical Education ... Read More »

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy launches activities on the eve of celebration of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is hosting various activities during the week 23-27 August 2021 to celebrate “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” . A series of programmes marked the launch of MNRE’s celebration. In Chandigarh, a new Unified Web Portal (https://solar.chd.gov.in  ) for processing of Solar Net/Gross Applications was  launched by Sh. Debendra Dalai, IFS, Chief Conservator of Forest-cum-Chief Executive ... Read More »

“Things Need To Know About Wildlife” Book Released

Udaipur : Mrs. Kiran Chauhan, Assistant Professor of Law Faculty of  Bhupal Nobles University, Udaipur has written the book “Things Need To Know About Wildlife” The book was released by Professor NB Singh, President of the University. On this occasion, Professor Singh emphasized on wildlife conservation and said that wildlife should be protected in harmony with the present law and ... Read More »

Devendra Singh Shaktawat’s announce – If ‘Preeti Shaktawat’ gets a ticket, he will leave the party and contest as an independent

Family Dispute Explore in Vallabhnagar By-Election Ticket Udaipur: The date of Vallabhnagar constituency by polls have not yet been announced but the family feud for the ticket is out in the open. Dehat District Congress Committee vice-president and former municipal Chairman of Bhinder Devendra Singh Shaktawat has levied serious allegations against Preeti Singh Shaktawat wife of Late Gajendra Singh for ... Read More »

4 policemen killed in road mishap in AP

Amaravati : Four police personnel, including a Sub-Inspector, of the Armed Reserve were killed in a road accident on the National Highway-16 near Palasa in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh on Monday. A lorry rammed into the police jeep when it was negotiating a turn, killing the four occupants on the spot. The deceased have been identified as K Krishnudu ... Read More »

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