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Indian Navy survey vessel Nirdeshak launched

Sarbani Dasgupta, wife of Vice-Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta, Flag Officer Commanding in Chief, Eastern Naval Command, launched the vessel.

26 May 2022 7:13 pm
48% students commute to school on foot: MoE survey

At least 48% students across the country commute to school on foot while 9% of them use school transport, according to the National Achievement Survey (NAS)-2021 conducted by the Union Education Ministry.

26 May 2022 3:24 pm
Army personnel among nine killed in road accident in J&K

The police, army and locals launched a search-cum-rescue operation and recovered four bodies and rescued five others who were rushed to a hospital, officials said.

26 May 2022 2:41 pm
Yasin Malik won't be given any work in Tihar, will be alone in his cell

During the previous hearing, Malik told the Court that he was not contesting the charges levelled against him. He may not even challenge the sentencing in higher courts as he has himself pleaded guilty which means by all means, Malik will spend the rest of his life in Jail.

26 May 2022 2:37 pm
Former BSP minister joins Congress

Former Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader and an integral part of the party's Brahmin outreach Nakul Dubey joined the Congress on Thursday.

26 May 2022 2:31 pm
What makes Kapil Sibals resignation from Congress different from others

Dealing a severe blow to Congress, senior leader Kapil Sibal resigned from the party and on Wednesday filed nomination for the forthcoming Rajya Sabha election as an independent candidate from Uttar Pradesh. He is being backed by Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party (SP). Sibal said he resigned from Congress on May 16, a day after the partys three-day Nav Sankalp Chintan Shivir concluded in Udaipur.

26 May 2022 12:38 pm
3 LeT terrorists killed in encounter in J&K's Kupwara

Security forces on Thursday neutralised three terrorists affiliated to terror outfit Lashakar-e-Taiba in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district. The encounter took place in the Jumagund village, confirmed Vijay Kumar, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir. The police recovered incriminating materials including arms and ammunition from the encounter site.

26 May 2022 8:38 am
Discom amnesty plan to help states save Rs 20,000 crore

State discoms (power distribution companies) will save over Rs 19,800 crore on late fee in the next 12 to 48 months from an surcharge-free instalment scheme being rolled out by the power ministry to help them clear their accumulated dues to gencos (generation companies), a major drag on the sector.

26 May 2022 5:40 am
Over 2,000 registered unrecognised erring parties face EC action

Cracking the whip on more than 2,100 registered unrecognised political parties which constitute almost three-fourth of the total RUPPs as of September 2021 for failing to comply with the statutory requirements relating to filing of contribution reports, annual audit reports and election expenditure reports and also intimating change in address and other details, the Election Commission has initiated graded action against them under Section 29 of the Representation of the People Act.

26 May 2022 5:24 am
Gyanvapi: Plea on Muslims entry bar in fast-track court

The Varanasi district judges court that took over the Shringar Gauri worship case from the civil judge (senior division) transferred to a fast-track court on Wednesday a fresh petition seeking a ban on the entry of Muslims into the Gyanvapi mosque complex.

26 May 2022 4:35 am
Probe gave irrefutable proof, helped net big fish: NIA ex-DG

Former NIA DG Sharad Kumar, during whose tenure the terror funding cases against Kashmiri separatists, including JKLF chief Yasin Malik, were investigated and crucial evidence collected, said the NIA courts decision is a landmark one as it hands life imprisonment to a terror mastermind and conspirator who, rather than directly committing a terror act, was instigating others to commit it with funds and resources arranged by him and others.

26 May 2022 3:46 am
25% of students did not have e-devices during pandemic

Of 3.4 million school students of class III, V, VIII and X from across India who participated in a survey, 38% said that pandemic was a difficult phase for their education, while 24% said they didnt have access to digital devices at home. A majority (80%) of these children feel that they learn better in school with peers help.

26 May 2022 2:54 am
Kapil Sibal exits, Congress avoids bitterness

Congress and Kapil Sibal appeared to avoid bitterness in the wake of their falling out, with the senior lawyer eschewing harsh words against his party of three decades and Congress too making light of his exit, shorn of aggression that is reserved for defectors. Filing his nomination as RS candidate with the support of SP in Lucknow, Sibal announced that he resigned from Congress on May 16.

26 May 2022 2:44 am
New ED case against Karti Chidambaram, PC may face CBI probe

The ED has registered a money laundering case against Congress MP Karti Chidambaram and others in an alleged scam relating to the issuance of visas to over 260 Chinese nationals in 2011 when his father P Chidambaram was the home minister.

26 May 2022 2:38 am
Kapil Sibal quits Congress, seeks Rajya Sabha seat with SP backing

Congress dissident and high profile lawyer Kapil Sibal on Wednesday snapped his ties with the party and crossed over to the Samajwadi Party camp, adding to the mounting list of crossovers in recent weeks and amplifying the perception of negativity about the grand old party.

26 May 2022 1:08 am
JKLFs Yasin Malik gets 2 life terms in terror funding case

A special NIA court in Delhi on Wednesday handed concurrent life terms to Kashmiri separatist and JKLF chief Yasin Malik for funding terror in J&K and waging war against the state, rejecting his contention that he had adhered to the Gandhian principle of non-violence and spearheaded a peaceful struggle since giving up armed militancy in 1994.

26 May 2022 12:34 am
Kashmiri separatist Yasin Malik sentenced to life imprisonment in terror funding case

An NIA special court on Wednesday sentenced Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik to life imprisonment. He had earlier pleaded guilty to all charges, including those under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), in a terror funding case.

25 May 2022 6:24 pm