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Centre gives more powers to LG amid poll buzz in JK

The L-G will take decisions on police, officers of all-India services such as the IAS and the IPS, and giving sanction for prosecution in various cases.

13 Jul 2024 1:58 pm
'We Were Fighting With Backs To The Wall'

'There is a sense of achievement but it has come at a great cost.'

13 Jul 2024 1:19 pm
How R and D Powers India's Himalayan-Altitude Flight

HAL's sustained, long-term income will come from the design, development, manufacture, overhaul, and upgrade of a family of helicopters designed for deployment on India's 21,000-foot-high Himalayan frontier with Pakistan and China.

13 Jul 2024 1:03 pm
Americans Must Depend On Hope And Prayer

The two major parties offer the United States choices that are basically unacceptable and the bench strength, such as it is, is not entirely capable of winning popular acclaim, notes Shreekant Sambrani.

13 Jul 2024 12:23 pm
Will Nitin Gadkari Replace Modi?

'Whether somebody else can take up (Narendra Modi's position) the answer to it is yes but for that (to happen) some kind of crisis must come and in that crisis Modi must lose the (trust) vote.' 'Only then another candidate from the BJP can come and most likely it could be Nitin Gadkari because he enjoys the confidence (of the RSS as well as that of BJP MPs).'

13 Jul 2024 12:01 pm
'Why not?': HC grants parole to man to see son off

The Bombay high court has granted parole to a man to bid farewell to his son, who is going to Australia for further studies, holding that if parole can be granted to share grief, it can also be for a happy occasion.

13 Jul 2024 11:25 am
NDA vs INDIA: Counting underway for assembly bypolls

The counting of votes for the 13 legislative assembly seats spread across seven states began on Saturday morning.

13 Jul 2024 10:44 am
ED arrests Karnataka ex-minister B Nagendra

He is expected to be produced before a special Prevention of Money Laundering Act court on Saturday where the ED will seek his remand for custodial interrogation.

13 Jul 2024 1:33 am
Scribe's objectionable word video unedited: X to HC

X claimed that the video in the social media posts which Sharma seeks to remove from its platform matches with his channel India TV's own livestream and is prima facie authentic.

13 Jul 2024 12:50 am
'Reason to believe' must for PMLA arrests: SC

A bench of justices Sanjiv Khanna and Dipankar Datta, which granted interim bail to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the money laundering case linked to alleged excise policy scam, said section 19 of the PMLA, which gives power to arrest, puts stringent safeguards to protect life and liberty of individuals.

12 Jul 2024 11:56 pm
UP order to shift students from madrasas sparks row

The then Uttar Pradesh chief secretary, Durga Shankar Mishra, in an order dated June 26 and issued to all the district magistrates of the state, cited a letter from the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights dated June 7.

12 Jul 2024 9:30 pm
BJP-Sena-NCP win 9 MLC seats; Uddhav's man makes it

The ruling Mahayuti alliance of the BJP, Shiv Sena and NCP in Maharashtra on Friday won all the nine seats it contested in the biennial elections to 11 seats for the state legislative council.

12 Jul 2024 9:09 pm
Arrest under PMLA can't be on whims and fancies: SC

The bench said the ED officers acting under the Section 19(1) of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) cannot ignore or not consider the material which exonerates the arrestee.

12 Jul 2024 8:47 pm
CBI to confront 13 NEET-UG case accused with kingpin

The central probe agency will now be able to question these accused in custody and also confront them with kingpin Rockey alias Rakesh Ranjan who was arrested on Thursday.

12 Jul 2024 7:35 pm
Radhika, Anant Pray Before Their Wedding

Glimpses from the Shiv Shakti puja that took place in Antilia before the grand Ambani shaadi.

12 Jul 2024 6:37 pm
Govt declares June 25 as Constitution murder day

A gazette notification issued on Friday by the Union home ministry notes that Emergency was declared on June 25, 1975, following which there was gross abuse of power by the government of the day and people of India were subjected to excesses and atrocities.

12 Jul 2024 5:40 pm
Techie from Maha drowns in US, had called mom earlier

Patil, who was a technology professional, was hiking above the gorge on June 6 on Avalanche Lake Trail, where he fell off a large rock into Avalanche Creek.

12 Jul 2024 5:14 pm
Don't be nasty to Smriti Irani: Rahul urges followers

Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Rahul Gandhi on Friday urged people to refrain from using derogatory language and being nasty towards former Union minister Smriti Irani or any other leader.

12 Jul 2024 4:56 pm
Gadkari @ BJP meet: Should avoid Congress's mistakes

Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said the Bharatiya Janata Party has been a party with a difference and that is why it has repeatedly won the trust of voters, but cautioned against the saffron outfit repeating mistakes committed by the Congress in the past which saw its exit from power.

12 Jul 2024 4:55 pm
Controversial IAS officer Puja Khedkar may be sacked

Probationary Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Puja Khedkar, who is at the centre of a controversy over alleged misuse of power and privileges, may be terminated from service if found guilty, official sources said on Friday.

12 Jul 2024 4:43 pm
On teaching law students Manusmriti, Pradhan says...

Amid a row over the proposal to teach Manusmriti to law students of Delhi University, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday said there is no question of including any controversial portion of any script in the curriculum.

12 Jul 2024 3:36 pm
Jagan booked for murder bid on TDP MLA's complaint

Andhra Pradesh police registered an 'attempt to murder' case against former chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, two senior Indian Police Service officers and two retired officials, following a complaint lodged by a Telugu Desam Party MLA, an official said on Friday.

12 Jul 2024 3:27 pm
Open Shambhu border, regulate traffic, SC tells Haryana

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Haryana government to clear the barricading at the Shambhu border near Ambala, where farmers have been camping since February 13, and questioned its authority to block the highway.

12 Jul 2024 3:22 pm
Hathras stampede: SC dismisses PIL seeking probe

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking a probe into the Hathras stampede that left 121 dead, and asked the petitioner to move the Allahabad high court.

12 Jul 2024 1:55 pm
SEE: US envoy delivers firm message to India

US envoy Eric Garcetti on Thursday said he respects that India likes its strategic autonomy, but in times of conflict, there is no such thing as strategic autonomy, even as he pitched for forging a stronger partnership between New Delhi and Washington.

12 Jul 2024 1:40 pm
IAS officer Khedkar tried to get theft accused freed

The Navi Mumbai police have reported to the Maharashtra government that controversial probationary Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Puja Khedkar had allegedly tried to pressure a Deputy Commissioner of Police-rank officer to release a man held in a theft case, an official said on Friday.

12 Jul 2024 1:24 pm
Radical preacher Amritpal's brother held in drug case

Radical Sikh preacher and Khadoor Sahib MP Amritpal Singh's brother Harpreet Singh has been apprehended by Jalandhar police in a drug case, a senior police official said on Friday.

12 Jul 2024 1:10 pm
IMD issues warning as rains inundate parts of Mumbai

Incessant rains with intermittent spells of moderate to heavy showers since Friday morning have slowed down public transport services and traffic in Mumbai.

12 Jul 2024 12:51 pm
India's population to peak in 2060s at 1.7bn: UN

India's population is projected to peak in the early 2060s at about 1.7 billion and then decline by 12 per cent, but the country will remain the world's most populous throughout the century, the United Nations has said.

12 Jul 2024 12:21 pm
India abstains from UNGA resolution on Russia

India has abstained in the UN General Assembly on a resolution that demanded that Russia immediately cease its aggression against Ukraine and urgently withdraw its military and other unauthorised personnel from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.

12 Jul 2024 11:51 am
Kejriwal to stay in jail despite getting bail from SC

The Supreme Court on Friday granted interim bail to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a money laundering case linked to the alleged excise policy scam.

12 Jul 2024 11:27 am
Indians among 65 missing after landslide in Nepal

At least 65 people, including seven Indian nationals, are believed to be missing after two buses were swept away by a landslide in Nepal and pushed into a swollen river on Friday, according to media reports.

12 Jul 2024 10:56 am
'Sharks At High Risk Of Extinction'

'Shark fins are the most sought-after shark product.'

12 Jul 2024 10:41 am
3 Cong MLAs skip key meet ahead of Maha council polls

Amid talks of cross-voting, three of the 37 Congress MLAs in Maharashtra skipped a meeting called by the party ahead of the legislative council polls on Friday.

12 Jul 2024 9:57 am
Biden refers to Zelenskyy as Putin, Kamala as Trump

United States President Joe Biden, who is under intense scrutiny over his advanced age, on Thursday introduced Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelenskyy as Russian President Vladimir Putin at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) event and later at a solo press conference in Washington, DC mixed up the names of his vice president, Kamala Harris with the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

12 Jul 2024 9:44 am
Gujarat: 800 turn up for 40 vacancies, chaos ensues

A stampede-like situation was witnessed after about 800 persons turned up for walk-in interviews held by a firm for 40 vacancies in Ankleshwar in Gujarat's Bharuch district, an official has said.

12 Jul 2024 9:12 am
Why Politics Will Stay On The Boil

It's obvious to all that the Congress is overestimating its success and the BJP is underestimating the people's message delivered through the ballot box, notes Sheela Bhatt.

12 Jul 2024 8:59 am
The Curious Case Of Sheena Bora's Teeth

One of the high points of the proceedings was when Indrani Mukerjea's lawyer smartly utilised Dr Zeba Khan's expert status to pose her A Most Curious Question. He asked her if a skull can grow new teeth, even after the person, who it belonged to, had died, three years before. We can be sure that the discrepancy between the number of teeth discovered in the skull unearthed in 2012 and the skull shown in court in September 2019 will come up soon in Courtroom No 51. Vaihayasi Pande Daniel reports f

12 Jul 2024 8:57 am
40-metre-long crack appears on Samruddhi Expressway

The 40-metre-long crack was detected near Fatiyabad village on chainage 443/650, a release from the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation said.

12 Jul 2024 12:40 am
Govt panel to check out Maha IAS officer's creds

In a statement, the Centre said the probe would be conducted by an additional secretary-rank officer to verify the candidature claims and other details of the 2023 batch officer, who has been allotted the Maharashtra cadre.

11 Jul 2024 11:45 pm
Maha parties bolt stable door to prevent horse-trading

To keep their MLAs together, political parties are organising dinner meetings and arranging hotel stays for them ahead of the council elections, which are taking place just three months ahead of the assembly polls in the state.

11 Jul 2024 11:14 pm
Victimisation of Chinese woman may affect ties: HC

Unnecessary victimisation may eflect in the bilateral relations, the Bombay high court said on Thursday while ordering the authorities to issue exit permit to a Chinese woman who was acquitted in a gold smuggling case yet could not leave India.

11 Jul 2024 9:23 pm
Delhi's Bawana flooded after midnight breach of canal

The pictures and videos of the locals wading through waist deep water in Bawana JJ colony area, waterlogged houses, school and hospital went viral on social media even as teams of engineers from Haryana and Delhi worked on a war footing to plug the breach.

11 Jul 2024 9:19 pm
Girl talks to boy, jealous boyfriend murders him

A teenager stabbed his friend to death in Gurugram as he was apparently upset over his girlfriend talking to him over the last few days, the police said on Thursday.

11 Jul 2024 8:56 pm
Jaipur: SpiceJet staffer held for slapping CISF jawan

Jaipur airport SHO Ral Lal said the ASI called for a female colleague for the security check, but the argument escalated and the SpiceJet employee slapped him.

11 Jul 2024 8:39 pm
Govt tightens satellite rules for TV broadcasters

The government has issued an advisory to satellite television broadcasters to seek authorisation from India's space regulator IN-SPACe for using non-Indian satellites from April 1 next year.

11 Jul 2024 8:17 pm
Maha IAS officer joins Washim collectorate amid row

Controversial IAS officer Puja Khedkar on Thursday took charge as an assistant collector at the Washim district collectorate in Vidarbha region, but declined to comment on the flurry of claims that she used illegal means to clear her civil services exam.

11 Jul 2024 8:14 pm
Does long-term exposure to pigeons pose health risks?

The child was diagnosed with Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis, which was triggered by an allergic reaction to pigeon proteins, and required immediate medical attention, Dr Dhiren Gupta, co-director of the pediatric intensive care unit, said.

11 Jul 2024 7:38 pm
SC summons 16 states' CS, finance secretaries over....

Though seven opportunities have been granted to the states, it appears that full compliance has not been affected and several states are in default, it said.

11 Jul 2024 6:22 pm
Saurabh Netravalkar And The H-1B Dream

The US needs to understand that it could potentially lose out on attracting several Netravalkars in the future if it curbs the influx of such industrious Indian immigrants, argues Vishal Menon.

11 Jul 2024 6:04 pm