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West Bengal announces exemption of registration fees, motor vehicle and additional taxes

Industry watchers said that the exemption of registration fees and motor vehicle tax will act as a boost for increased demand for clean energy-run vehicles.

27 May 2022 7:30 pm
RBI's balance sheet increased by 8.46 per cent in FY 2022 to Rs 61.9 lakh crore

The year 2021-22 ended with an overall surplus of Rs 30,307.45 crore as against Rs 99,122 crore in the previous year, resulting in its decrease of 69.42 per cent.

27 May 2022 7:29 pm
Gujarat Minister Arvind Raiyani flogs self with chains at religious meet; Congress says don't spread 'superstition'

Gujarat Minister Arvind Raiyani landed in a controversy after a video of him flogging himself with metal chains at a religious event went viral on social media.

27 May 2022 7:22 pm
Grave irregularities in Drugs-on-cruise case; no medical test, videography done: NCB

The SIT head said no medical examinationwas done by the NCB team to prove if Aryan Khan had consumed drugs.

27 May 2022 7:19 pm
Forex reserves rise by USD 4.23 billion to USD 597.51 billion: RBI data

The country's foreign exchange reserves had declined by USD 2.676 billion to USD 593.279 billion in the previous reporting week ended May 13.

27 May 2022 7:18 pm
SFI, DYFI activists clash with West Bengal Police while protesting teacher recruitment irregularities

The Calcutta High Court has directed the CBI to probe the various recruitments made by the SSC over the last few years.

27 May 2022 7:16 pm
Jailed former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh hospitalized

Former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh was arrested by the ED in an alleged money laundering case in November 2021.

27 May 2022 7:12 pm
Union Minister Narayan Rane undergoes angioplasty in Mumbai hospital; health condition normal, says doctor

Union Minister Narayan Rane underwent angioplasty with insertion of a stent in Mumbai's Lilavati hospital, a doctor from the facility said.

27 May 2022 7:03 pm
Kerala film awards 2021: Revathi bags best actress award, Joju George & Biju Menon best actors

Joju won the honour for his performance in Madhuram and Nayattu and Biju Menon for his role in Aarkkariyam. Bhoothakaalam won the best actress award for Revathi.

27 May 2022 7:01 pm
Ladakh accident: PM Narendra Modi expresses anguish, says all possible assistance being given to those affected

According to the officials, 26 soldiers were on their way from the transit camp in Partapur to a forward location in sub-sector Hanif when the accident took place.

27 May 2022 6:58 pm
Nehru institution-builder, BJP weakening democracy by bulldozing institutions: Rahul Gandhi

The Congress observed the death anniversary of Nehru with top party leaders paying rich tributes to him at his memorial in Delhi.

27 May 2022 6:41 pm
Centre orders action against former NCB officer Sameer Wankhede

Appropriate action is being initiated against former NCB officer Sameer Wankhede for allegedly providing a fake caste certificate.

27 May 2022 6:26 pm
Australia's new government grants 'bridging visas' to asylum-seeking Tamil family after nine years

Treasurer Jim Chalmers, who is also acting home affairs minister, said that he had granted the Murugappan family temporary 'bridging visas' allowing them to stay lawfully in Australia.

27 May 2022 6:07 pm
US envoy arriving in bid to wean India off oil imports from Russia

India imports less than 1 per cent of its crude requirement from Russia, contrary to some countries in the EU which have upped their imports

27 May 2022 5:57 pm
Harrison Ford-starrer 'Indiana Jones 5' to release on June 30 next year

Taking over from Steven Spielberg, James Mangold is at the helm for Indiana Jones 5 with Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth. Mangold is also co-writing the script.

27 May 2022 5:52 pm
Looking at 'pros and cons' of introduction of digital currency: RBI

The Reserve Bank has been looking at the pros and consof introduction of CBDC in Indiaandit proposes to adopt a graded approach to introduction of CBDC.

27 May 2022 5:38 pm
Uttar Pradesh: SP's RS picks part of a three-pronged strategy with an eye on 2024 LS polls

The SP has followed a three-pronged strategy--of mollifying Azam Khan, cementing tieswith RLD and keeping the minoritycommunity in good humour--with an eye on the general elections of 2024.

27 May 2022 5:35 pm
Seven soldiers killed as vehicle falls into river in Tuktuk sector in Ladakh

A party of 26 soldiers was moving in the vehicle from Partapur transit camp to a forward location in sub-sector Hanif.

27 May 2022 5:34 pm
RBI to enhance awareness about digital payments, mitigate cyber security risks

The central bank said greater use of technology accentuates the concerns related to cyber security

27 May 2022 5:32 pm
AAP's offer to give free electricity to people troubling Gujarat BJP chief: Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal sought to know from the BJP why his offer to provide free electricity to the people of Gujarat was troubling the saffron party.

27 May 2022 5:29 pm
World sees India as safe place for defence manufacturing: Commerce minister Piyush Goyal

On a question about the impact of inflation on India-UK FTA negotiations,the minister said that he hoped that a deal would help reduce costs in the long run.

27 May 2022 5:26 pm
India continues to be important stakeholder in Afghanistan: National Security Advisor Doval

Indias special relationship with the people of Afghanistan over centuries will guide its approach, nothing can change this, Doval said during the fourth round of the Dushanbe Security Dialogue

27 May 2022 5:18 pm
Kerala High Court grants bail to former MLA PC George in hate speech case

The Kerala High Court on Friday granted bail to senior politician PC George in a hate speech case registered in Thiruvananthapuram.

27 May 2022 5:17 pm
Cabinet members do not have constitutional immunity under Article 248: Pakistan Supreme Court

The courtmade these observations in the Supreme Court during the hearing of the five-member bench on a suo motu notice on the perceived apprehension of 'persons in authority'.

27 May 2022 5:10 pm
Telangana: Hindu woman murdered by her kin for marrying Muslim youth

A few days ago, both families held a panchayat in the presence of elders from both sides, after which the victim was sent home along with her family members.

27 May 2022 4:45 pm
Panel probing incidents of fire in electric two-wheelers to submit report on May 30

Union minister Nitin Gadkari had recently said the companies found negligent will be penalised and a recall of all defective vehicles will be ordered after the report is tabled.

27 May 2022 4:39 pm
Banks need to support growth, remain watchful of credit behaviour: RBI report

Banks had extended moratorium on repayment of loans and restructured advances to businesses to help them combat the impact of the COVID pandemic and subsequent lockdowns.

27 May 2022 4:34 pm
Former Tripura MLA Ashish Das quits TMC, says party doesn't give dues respect to leaders

TMC leader Asish Das, apparently upset over elevation of Subal Bhowmik to the post of the party's Tripura unit president, quit the Mamata Banerjee-led camp.

27 May 2022 4:34 pm
Number of Rs 2000 currency notes account for just 1.6 per cent of total circulation at March-end

The count declined to 245 crore or 2 per cent of the total bank notes in circulation as of March 2021 and further fell to 214 crore or 1.6 per cent at the end of last fiscal year.

27 May 2022 4:28 pm
Sensex, Nifty rally over one per cent amid firm global trends

From the Sensex pack, Tech Mahindra, IndusInd Bank, Wipro, Bajaj Finance, Infosys, Bajaj Finserv, Larsen & Toubro and HCL Technologies were the prominent gainers.

27 May 2022 4:26 pm
Uttar Pradesh Assembly Speaker Satish Mahana warns confiscation of ringing mobile phones

Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly Speaker Satish Mahana's warning came as the mobile phone of a member rang on Friday during the Question Hour.

27 May 2022 4:26 pm
If Pant plays 100 Tests, his name would be etched in record books forever: Sehwag

Sehwag, the country's only cricketer to have struck two triple hundreds in Test cricket, is among the 11 Indians to have played 100 plus Tests and scored over 8500 runs.

27 May 2022 4:23 pm
Two Congress workers held in Kerala for circulating fake video on LDF candidate Dr Jo Joseph

Satheesan said the police should arrest those who made the video and uploaded it on social media rather than arresting those who shared it.

27 May 2022 4:21 pm
Bridging legal gap need of the hour to ensure gender equality, say women policymakers

A group of women legislators and policymakers stressed the need to bridge the legal gap in ensuring gender equality and justice.

27 May 2022 4:16 pm
11-year-old girl dies after her father's houseboat catches fire in Dal Lake

A girl was charred to death after her father's houseboat caught fire in Dal Lake on Friday, officials said.

27 May 2022 4:08 pm
Delhi High Court imposes Rs 50,000 cost on DSSSB for delay in processing aspiring teacher's case

The woman's request to the DSSSB to permit her to update the requisite documents on the e-dossier portal was not acceded to, the plea said, adding that the silence resulted in injustice to her.

27 May 2022 4:06 pm
Ministry of New & Renewable Energy cautions against fake websites for PM-KUSUM scheme

The ministry said in a statement that it has observed that some fraudulent websites have claimed to be the registration portal for PM-KUSUM scheme.

27 May 2022 4:05 pm
Ravi Shastri turns 60; cricket fraternity extends birthday greetings

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and former Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh extended wishes to Ravi Shastri, the former Indian coach as he turned 60 on Friday.

27 May 2022 4:03 pm
Delhi High Court seeks Centre's stand on challenge to provisions of surrogacy law

Delhi High Court granted six weeks to the central government to file its response to the petition and listed it for further hearing on November 29.

27 May 2022 4:02 pm
Bhupinder Singh Bhalla appointed new chairman of New Delhi Municipal Council

Bhupinder Singh Bhalla has been appointed as the new chairman of the New Delhi Municipal Council, according to an official order issued on Friday.

27 May 2022 4:00 pm
CBI summons Rubaiya Sayeed in case related to her abduction

Rubaiya Sayeed, who stays in Tamil Nadu, is listed as a prosecution witness by the CBI which took over the investigations into the case in early 1990.

27 May 2022 3:56 pm
Singapore's apex court acquits two Indian men of drug trafficking, one was facing death penalty

According to a media report,the appeals of both men,had been charged over a bag of less than 1.875 kg of cannabis, turned solely on whether each of them knew about the nature of drugs.

27 May 2022 3:56 pm
Issue pertaining to vulnerable witnesses directly concerns plight of women and children: Supreme Court

Supreme Court said the ministry shall continue to coordinate all activities in consultation with the chairperson of the court-appointed committee.

27 May 2022 3:51 pm
RBI payout to government in FY22 slumps due to higher provisions amid expanded balance sheet

The RBI paid a dividend of just Rs 30,307.45 crore to the government in FY 22, 69.42% lower than the Rs 99,122 crore it paid in FY21

27 May 2022 3:50 pm
Every individual including sex worker has right to dignified life, Supreme Court observes

After conducting a detailed discussion with all the concerned stakeholders, the Panel submitted a comprehensive report on the terms of reference.

27 May 2022 3:40 pm
Sadio Mane promises 'special' answer over future at Liverpool

Speculation has mounted over the future of the 30-year-old, who has been linked with Barcelona and Bayern Munich as he prepares to enter the final year of his contract at Anfield.

27 May 2022 3:37 pm
Have allowed private companies to import fuel: Sri Lanka minister Kanchana Wijesekera

In April, the Sri Lankan Cabinet agreed to amend the Petroleum Products Act making provisions to issue licenses to 'properly identified parties' to import fuel.

27 May 2022 3:33 pm
Supreme Court stays HC's bail condition of SP leader Azam Khan related to land of Jauhar University

The Supreme Court Friday stayed the Allahabad High Court's bail condition imposed on Samajwadi Party MLA Azam Khan.

27 May 2022 3:33 pm
RCB's Dinesh Karthik reprimanded for breaching IPL's Code of Conduct

Dinesh Karthik has been reprimanded for breaching the IPL Code of Conduct during his team's Eliminator match against LSG.

27 May 2022 3:32 pm