Severe cyclonic storm Nivar to cross Tamil Nadu, Puducherry coasts around midnight

Severe cyclonic storm Nivar is expected to cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts around midnight or early hours of Thursday as a very severe cyclonic storm, India Meteor

Mid Day 25 Nov 2020 10:28 am

Ayodhya airport to be named after Lord Ram

Maryada Purushottam Shri Ram Airport is how the upcoming Ayodhya airport will be named, a proposal in this regard will be with the Centre soon. The Uttar Pradesh cabinet

Mid Day 25 Nov 2020 10:27 am

I see you: Varanasi criminals can't dodge this tech

Movement by criminals is set to become riskier with a new network of CCTV cameras being installed in Varanasi, including the automated facial recognition cameras (AFRS).

Mid Day 25 Nov 2020 10:23 am

Congress ace man Friday Ahmed Patel no more

Congress ace troubleshooter Ahmed Bhai passed away on Wednesday due to multi organ failure. He was under treatment for post-COVID-19 complications. Considered as the Cong

Mid Day 25 Nov 2020 10:22 am

'Power being misused': Sharad Pawar on action against Shiv Sena MLA

NCP president Sharad Pawar on Tuesday launched a veiled attack on the BJP, accusing it of misusing power after realising that government formation in Maharashtra is eludi

Mid Day 25 Nov 2020 10:16 am

Of Rs 951 crore voluntary contributions, BJP received Rs 698 crore: ADR

Five national political parties received Rs 951 crore through voluntary contributions of above Rs 20,000 out of which the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) received Rs

Mid Day 25 Nov 2020 10:11 am

Shiv Sena has softened its love jihad stand, says Devendra Fadnavis

Senior BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday said the Shiv Sena softened its stand on 'love jihad' after it formed a government with the NCP and Congress in Maharashtra

Mid Day 25 Nov 2020 10:07 am

We already have numbers, tell your plan to stop COVID-19: PM Modi interrupts Khattar speech

For Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar, Tuesday's virtual COVID-19 meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in presence of a slew of chief ministers proved to be an embarras

Mid Day 25 Nov 2020 10:02 am

Telecom department accepts proposal for '0' prefix for all calls from landlines to mobiles

Callers will soon be required to add '0' prefix for making calls from landlines to mobile phones in the country, with the telecom department asking telcos to make necessa

Mid Day 25 Nov 2020 10:01 am

Delhi court takes cognisance of supplementary chargesheet filed against Khalid, Imam in Delhi riots case

A Delhi court on Tuesday took cognisance of the fresh supplementary chargesheet filed against former JNU student Umar Khalid, university's research scholar Sharjeel Imam

Mid Day 25 Nov 2020 9:54 am

Undergo coronavirus test if caught without mask in this state

The Ranchi district administration has come out with strict guidelines to contain the spread of coronavirus. As per the new guidelines, if anyone is caught without mask w

Mid Day 25 Nov 2020 9:47 am

Allowing government to occupy somebody else's land indefinitely condoning lawlessness: SC

The Supreme Court said on Tuesday that although the right to property is not a fundamental right protected under the Constitution, it remains a valuable constitutional ri

Mid Day 25 Nov 2020 9:44 am

1 crore healthcare workers to receive COVID-19 vaccine in first phase: Report

An estimated one crore frontline health workers will receive the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine whenever it becomes available, with around 92 per cent of government hospi

Mid Day 25 Nov 2020 9:33 am

'Tender process vitiated': Kerala government moves SC over Adani airport lease

Kerala's Left Democratic Front government has moved the Supreme Court challenging the Centre's move to lease out the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport to Adani Ent

Mid Day 25 Nov 2020 9:29 am

I have lost a comrade, colleague and friend: Sonia Gandhi on Ahmed Patel's death

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday while condoling the death of Ahmed Patel said she has lost a dedicated Congress colleague. In Sh. Ahmed Patel, I have lost a

Mid Day 25 Nov 2020 9:08 am

Pune Crime: Developer gets 2 kg marijuana planted in social worker's car to take revenge, 3 held

A criminal conspiracy to implicate a Pune -based social worker in a drug case went up in smoke after cops became suspicious of the informer who tipped them off about the

Mid Day 25 Nov 2020 8:21 am

Maharashtra: 2 women get message of winning Kaun Banega Crorepati prize, duped of over Rs 5 lakh in Ratnagiri

Two women in Ratnagiri town fell for the fake Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) lottery promising a payout of Rs 25 lakh last week and lost over Rs 5 lakh after being duped int

Mid Day 25 Nov 2020 8:21 am

Boeing 737 may return to Europe's skies within weeks

European regulators on Tuesday took a step closer to letting the Boeing 737 Max fly again, publishing a proposed airworthiness directive that could see the aircraft clear

Mid Day 25 Nov 2020 8:19 am

Japan ex-PM's office probed over funding scandal

Former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe acknowledged Tuesday his office is being investigated for questionable expenses linked to a dinner party his office hosted for h

Mid Day 25 Nov 2020 8:14 am

Federal govt OKs transition, but Donald Trump still won't concede defeat

The federal government recognised President-elect Joe Biden as the apparent winner of the Nov. 3 election, formally starting the transition of power after President Donal

Mid Day 25 Nov 2020 8:09 am

COVID-19: Ignoring warnings, millions travel daily for Thanksgiving in US

About 1 million Americans a day packed airports and planes over the weekend even as coronavirus deaths surged across the US and public health experts begged people to sta

Mid Day 25 Nov 2020 8:02 am

60-year-old woman sets for home in Maharashtra's Aurangabad, ends up in Bihar

Mitha Bai, 60, was stranded at Kolegar, 15 kms away from her home in Aurangabad , when the lockdown started. On her way back, she met a group of migrant labourers who sai

Mid Day 25 Nov 2020 8:00 am

MNS leader arrested for damaging government official's car

A Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) leader was arrested on Tuesday for damaging the car of a state government official in Ulhasnagar in Thane district for allegedly failin

Mid Day 25 Nov 2020 7:50 am

COVID second wave threat: PMC has merely 120 beds for 8.4 lakh residents

Residents of Panvel and Kharghar are concerned about the poor health infrastructure, as it will become a major challenge early next year when a second wave of novel coron

Mid Day 25 Nov 2020 7:48 am

5,439 new cases, 4,086 more recoveries in Maharashtra

Active cases stand at 83,221 in State; Mumbai reports 939 fresh cases, 19 deaths

The Hindu 25 Nov 2020 2:57 am

Maha reports 5,439 new Covid cases, 30 deaths

The Times of India 25 Nov 2020 12:17 am

5 held for pilfering diesel from HPCL pipeline

Petrol pump manager among accused

The Hindu 25 Nov 2020 12:12 am

ED raids acts of political vendetta, say MVA allies

Will take legal route: Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik

The Hindu 25 Nov 2020 12:10 am

Uddhav to PM: Opposition parties shouldnt play politics over COVID-19

Task force set up to distribute vaccine

The Hindu 25 Nov 2020 12:08 am

NMMC targets 4,000 tests per day

Testing centres set up at exit points of railway stations

The Hindu 25 Nov 2020 12:06 am

Techie burnt alive by relatives in Telangana for 'witchcraft'

In a shocking incident, a 38-year-old techie in Telangana was burnt alive by his relatives on the suspicion that he was practicing black magic. The incident occurred in B

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 9:30 pm

Blatant attempt to 'khichdify' medical practice, says IMA on allowing Ayurveda docs to perform surgeries

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has slammed the Central Council of Indian Medicine, the regulatory body for the study and practice of Ayurveda in India, for allowing

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 9:15 pm

Cyclone Nivar to intensify into severe storm in 12 hours: MHA

Cyclone Nivar is very likely to intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm during the next 12 hours and is centred about 380 km east by southeast of Puducherry and 43

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 8:50 pm

#MeToo: No mutual settlement in M.J. Akbar defamation case

Journalist Priya Ramani on Tuesday told a Delhi court that she stands by her statement and that there is no chance of settlement in the defamation case filed by former Un

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 8:00 pm

Nitish Kumar fan 'sacrifices' finger every time he becomes CM

A die-hard political supporter of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar sacrificed his fourth finger after the formation of NDA government in Bihar. Anil Sharma alias Ali Baba (45)

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 7:35 pm

Uddhav Thackeray seeks 'national vaccine distribution policy' from Centre

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday urged the Centre to formulate a 'national vaccine distribution policy' to combat the Covid-19 pandemic more systema

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 7:18 pm

Supreme Court seeks information on mechanism to preserve CCTV footage

The Supreme Court on Tuesday contemplated a mechanism to preserve CCTV footage for more than 45 days and the integration of audio in it, as it reserved its orders in a ma

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 7:00 pm

COVID-19 test must for taking dip in Ganga at Kumbh Mela: Trivendra Singh Rawat

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Monday discussed the arrangements related to health and safety in the upcoming Kumbh Mela to be held in Haridwar in vi

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 6:15 pm

Govt keeping a close eye on vaccine development: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the government is keeping a close eye on COVID-19 vaccine development and clarified that the dosage and price of the vac

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 5:46 pm

43 mobile apps, including AliExpress, blocked by govt over defence and security concerns

The Indian government blocked 43 mobile applications for engaging in activities prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India. The Ministry of Electronics and Informa

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 5:25 pm

Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine claimed to be 95 per cent effective

Russia's Sputnik V vaccine has been found to be more than 95 per cent effective against Covid-19 in the second interim analysis of Phase 3 clinical trial data, its develo

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 5:20 pm

Chemical castration of rapists given in-principle approval in Pakistan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday approved, in principle, a law on chemical castration of rapists. The decision was made during a cabinet meeting wherein the

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 5:20 pm

Cyclone Nivar: PM Modi assures all possible support from Centre to Tamil Nadu, Puducherry

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday spoke to Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Chief Ministers Edappadi Karuppa Palaniswami and V Narayanasamy respectively regarding the situ

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 4:52 pm

Supreme Court notice on plea to cap RT-PCR test price at Rs 400

The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought response from the Centre on a PIL to cap the price of RT-PCR tests for Covid-19, at Rs 400. A bench headed by Chief Justice S. A. Bobd

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 4:45 pm

'Frontline workers will be first to get COVID-19 vaccine', PM Narendra Modi tells CMs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that health and frontline workers will get priority when it comes to getting the Covid vaccine when it arrives, while asking

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 4:15 pm

Cyclone Nivar: NDRF teams in action, Section 144 in Puducherry

Thirty teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been pressed into action across Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Puducherry as Cyclone Nivar moves towards

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 4:13 pm

Rain lashes Chennai as Cyclone Nivar expected to cross TN, Puducherry coasts

With Cyclone Nivar likely to cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts between Karaikal and Mamallapuram on the evening of Wednesday, rains lashed parts of Chennai on Tuesda

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 4:01 pm

Goa CM criticises Maharashtra's new COVID-19 SOPs

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday criticised the new SOPs set by the Maharashtra government, claiming that subjecting symptomatic Covid-19 patients to antigen t

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 3:50 pm

Sanjay Raut says Uddhav Thackeray government will complete its full term

After Union Minister Raosaheb Danve said BJP will again come to power in Maharashtra in the next two to three months, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Tuesday said that Maha V

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 3:45 pm

SC mulls issuing notice to Maharashtra Assembly Speaker in a letter to Arnab Goswami

The Supreme Court on Tuesday observed that it is contemplating issuing notice to Maharashtra Assembly Speaker while hearing a plea by Republic TV editor Arnab Goswami cha

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 3:39 pm

Bring down COVID-19 positivity rate under 5 percent, increase RT-PCR tests: PM Modi to CMs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that India is in a better situation than other countries when it comes to coronavirus recovery and fatality rates but asserte

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 3:25 pm

Task force set up in Maharashtra to manage vaccine distribution: CM

The Maharashtra government has formed a task force to manage the distribution of COVID-19 vaccine and how vaccination will be carried out in the state, Chief Minister Udd

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 3:17 pm

Watch Video: Maharashtra cop explains how fraudsters steal ATM info, shares tips for safe cash withdrawal

A video shared by a senior cop explaining how fraudsters steal digital information and dupe people has gone viral on social media. In the video, Dayanand Kamble, Deputy D

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 3:05 pm

Gandhis silent as Congress internal rift widens

Amid the ongoing turmoil within the Congress as senior leaders are raising their voices, the Gandhi's are maintaining a silence. The firefighting has been left to the you

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 2:53 pm

Customs arrest former principal secretary of Kerala CM in gold smuggling case

After getting the court's nod to arrest the former Principal Secretary of Kerala Chief Minister, the Customs on Tuesday effected the arrest of Sivasankar. It was the Erna

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 2:34 pm

PM-CM meet: Arvind Kejriwal blames COVID-19 spike on pollution

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took stock of the Covid-19 situation of the eight worst-hit states in his first leg of PM-CM meeting on Tuesday. Maharashtra, Kerala, Delhi,

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 2:10 pm

Modi led 'Trends' across social media in August-October, Uddhav Thackeray had 40,000 mentions

Prime Minister Narendra Modi continues to be the most popular politician on social media in the country as he led the highest number of trends on platforms like Twitter,

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 1:49 pm

Father throws three kids into Haryana canal

In a shocking incident, a drunk man allegedly threw his three minor children into a canal in Haryana's Karnal district, the police said on Tuesday. As the police were inf

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 1:32 pm

Couple's car, jewellery stolen on wedding night

A newly-wed couple and their wedding party received a rude shock when all the jewellery gifted to the bride and the car in which it was kept, went missing on the wedding

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 1:23 pm

FIR filed against girl who accused BSP MP of rape

In an unexpected turn of events, an Uttar Pradesh court has ordered the police to book the girl, who alleged rape against Bahujan Samaj Party MP Atul Rai. The court of th

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 1:10 pm

Delhi woman posing as gangster's kin opens fire at shop, arrested

A woman, claiming to be the sibling of a notorious gangster, opened fire at a shop in Northeast Delhi's Jafrabad. The firing was filmed on a mobile phone and the clip wen

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 1:07 pm

70-year-old man shot dead by bike-borne assailants in Delhi

A 70-year-old man was shot dead allegedly by two unidentified bike-borne men outside his house in West Delhi's Vikaspuri. The accused fled the spot after shooting the man

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 1:02 pm

Mumbai: 28-year-old man drowns in Chulna Lake at Vasai

A 28-year-old man drowned in Chulna Lake at Vasai (west) on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Savio Paul. According to the police, a group of five people had go

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 12:47 pm

Twitter to warn users for trying to like flagged tweet

Twitter on Tuesday announced it is set to show a warning notification when the users try to like a labeled tweet. The micro-blogging platform began showing a warning befo

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 10:48 am

14-year-old Chhattisgarh tribal girl out with male friend gang-raped

A 14-year-old tribal girl was allegedly raped by four unidentified persons in Chhattisgarhs Kabirdham district, police said on Monday. The incident took place on Sunday n

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 10:47 am

India briefs key nations on Pak attempts to destabilise J&K situation

Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Monday briefed top envoys of key nations, including the US, Russia, France and Japan on the planned terror attack by Pakistan-

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 10:41 am

Thane Crime: MNS leader shot dead in Rabodi

A leader of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) was on Monday shot dead by unidentified persons in Rabodi area in Thane, a police official said. The deceased Jameel Shai

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 10:39 am

UP: Groom's friend receives bullet injury in stomach in celebratory firing

A close friend of the groom received a bullet injury in the stomach during celebratory firing at the wedding in Amroha. The incident took place in the Mandaihyo village o

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 10:34 am

UP cop's brother lured for late night drink binge, murdered

A young man in Uttar Pradesh was lured for a late night drink binge and then murdered by his tenants over money dispute. The victim turned out to be the younger brother o

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 10:28 am

Around 38,000 new COVID-19 cases take India's tally close to 92 lakh

With 37,975 new Covid-19 infections, India's total case tally reached 91,77,840 on Tuesday. Not only was it the 17th straight day when India reported less than 50,000 cas

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 10:23 am

Foreign doctors, nurses in UK get 1-year visa extension as they battle COVID-19

The UK government has confirmed a further one-year visa extension for foreign doctors and nurses, including from India, whose visas are set to expire before March 31, 202

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 10:05 am

Oxford English Dictionary names many words, 'not single word' for 'unprecedented year 2020'

Oxford English Dictionary (OED) announced on Monday for the first time that it has chosen not to name one single word of the year, but many words for the unprecedented ye

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 9:53 am

Victory of our nation: Supreme Court on Army women officers getting permanent commission

The Supreme Court on Monday expressed happiness after learning that the Centre has implemented its verdict to grant permanent commission to women officers in the Indian A

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 9:41 am

Can't gauge mood of 22 crore people from meters installed in 50,000 houses: Javadekar on TRPs

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday asked journalism students not to get caught up in sensational and TRP-centric journalism. The Mini

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 9:27 am

Fed up with his in-laws' interference, Delhi man kills wife

A 30-year-old man allegedly strangled his wife in northwest Delhi's Shalimar Bagh area as he was fed up with undue interference from his in-laws in their married life, po

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 9:21 am

Donald Trump virtually concedes defeat, agrees to Joe Biden transition

US President Donald Trump has at last set the stage for leaving office in January by agreeing to work with Joe Biden on the transition to his presidency, even as he stubb

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 9:16 am

Pune Crime: 3 arrested for 'assaulting doctor' while visiting patient at Sassoon hospital

Three men were arrested for allegedly assaulting a doctor and security guard at Sassoon General Hospital in Pune where they were visiting a patient. The accused, Sohan Pa

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 8:30 am

Inspired from Bollywood film '3 Idiots', history-sheeter tries to electrocute cop

A history-sheeter tried to electrocute a policeman in Trombay in Mumbai taking cues from the movie '3 Idiots'. In a scene of the film, the protagonist Rancho, played by A

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 8:28 am

China prepping for mission to bring back rocks from moon

Chinese technicians were making final preparations on Monday for a mission to bring back material from the moon's surface for the first time in nearly half a century an

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 8:16 am

Escort poses as NGO official, locks man in his house and flees with Rs 97,000

A 29-year-old techie from Bangalore s Whitefield registered a police complaint after an escort he hired on Friday night duped him of Rs 97,000. The techie had contacted a

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 8:14 am

Israeli PM Netanyahu holds secret meeting with Saudi Arabia crown prince

Israeli media reported on Monday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Saudi Arabia for a clandestine meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, which would

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 8:11 am

Trials show third COVID-19 vaccine is cheaper, effective

AstraZeneca said on Monday that late-stage trials showed its coronavirus vaccine was up to 90 per cent effective, giving public health officials hope they may soon have a

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 8:05 am

Shiv Sena's Priyanka Chaturvedi, NCP's Supriya Sule join #INeverAskForIt campaign to end victim-blaming

Several noted female politicians, including Shiv Sena leader Priyanka Chaturvedi, joined the social media campaign #INeverAskForIt to end shaming and blaming of victims o

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 8:00 am

MLAs take oath as Bihar Assembly session begins

The newly-elected MLAs of the Bihar Assembly took oath on Monday as the first day of the five-day Bihar Assembly session began amid strict COVID-19 protocols. The session

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 7:54 am

Mumbai Crime: Trio held for 'assaulting' NCB cops; accused say 'fake case'

Following a complaint filed by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Monday, the Goregaon police registered a case and arrested three men for allegedly assaulting some of

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 7:42 am

Make some noise for the gully gals and boys

A group of youngsters painting a lane off Worli Sea Face, a stone's throw from the iconic Sportsfield building, are coming to the end of their task. They started painting

Mid Day 24 Nov 2020 7:40 am

Maha adds 4,153 new Covid cases, 30 deaths

Maharashtra's Covid-19 tally rose to 17,84,361 with the addition of 4,153 new cases on Monday, while more than 3,700 patients recovered from the infection, the state heal

The Times of India 24 Nov 2020 1:52 am

Ex-Assam CM Tarun Gogoi passes away, cremation on Thursday

Veteran Congress leader and three-time (2001-2016) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi (86) passed away on Monday evening after a protracted illness, Assam Health and Financ

Mid Day 23 Nov 2020 11:40 pm

Biden picks Antony Blinken for Secretary of State

US President-elect Joe Biden has nominated top Obama-era diplomat Antony Blinken as Secretary of State, setting the ball rolling for a global reset of America's alliances

Mid Day 23 Nov 2020 11:05 pm

Desalination project to come up in Mumbai

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday issued orders to initiate the process to set up a 200-MLD desalination project in Manori to mitigate the water cuts

Mid Day 23 Nov 2020 9:43 pm