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After Amit Shah's appeal, Amarinder Singh urges farmers to shift protest to designated place

Soon after Union Home Minister Amit Shah appealed to protesting farmers that the government was ready for talks, Punjab Chief MinisterCaptain Amarinder Singh also urged farmers to reciprocate the Union Home Minister's gesture by accepting...

28 Nov 2020 9:19 pm
Haryana govt to provide tablets to students of class 8-12 to promote online education

Haryana government on Saturday informed that it is finalising a scheme to provide tablets to students of Class 8 to Class 12 studying in government schools to promote online education in view of the COVID-19...

28 Nov 2020 9:07 pm
Government is ready for talks: Amit Shah in appeal to protesting farmers

As farmers from Punjab continue to protest against the newly passed farm bills, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday made an appeal to the protesting farmers saying that the government is ready to hold...

28 Nov 2020 7:48 pm
In process of applying for emergency use authorization of Covishield in next 2 weeks: Serum Institute of India

After holding a review meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla said that in the process of applying for emergency use authorization of Covishield in the next...

28 Nov 2020 7:46 pm
One family has been looting Hyderabad, says Yogi Adityanath as he holds big roadshow ahead of GHMC polls

While addressing a rally in Hyderabad ahead of GHMC polls, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday took a veiled dig at the ruling TRS party and said that one family has been looting...

28 Nov 2020 6:50 pm
After Zydus Cadila, Bharat Biotech, PM Modi visits Serum Institute to review coronavirus vaccine development

After visitingZydus Cadila's plant in Ahmedabad and Bharat Biotech in Hyderabad, Prime Minister Narendra Modiwho is on a day-tour to review coronavirus vaccines development across different hubs in the country has reached Pune in Maharashtra. He will visit Serum Institute of India (SII) which is manufacturing Oxford-AstraZeneca's Covishield vaccine for the contagious disease.

28 Nov 2020 5:01 pm
Schools will remain closed for 10 more days in Haryana: Health Minister Anil Vij

Haryana government has extended the schools reopening for 10 more days, announced State Health Minister Anil Vij on Saturday. Earlier, the state government had decided to keep the schools shut till November 30, in view of the COVID-19 situation. With the latest announcement, the schools will now be reopening on December 10.

28 Nov 2020 5:01 pm
This galaxy survives black hole's feast

Researchers have discovered a galaxy that has been managing to survive a black hole's hunger by continuing to birth new stars, about 100 Sun-sized stars a year. The discovery from NASA's telescope on an airplane, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), can help explain how massive galaxies came to be, even though the universe today is dominated by galaxies that no longer form stars, according to the study published in the Astrophysical Journal.

28 Nov 2020 4:31 pm
'Delhi Chalo' Explainer: What the farmers protest is all about

Thousands of farmers have reached the national capital on their tractor-trolleys and other vehicles, responding to the Delhi Chalo call against the agri-marketing laws enacted at the Centre in September. On Saturday morning, it wasnt clear if they will agree to move to the Burari ground on the outskirts of the city, where police said they can continue with their protest. Many protesters were demanding a better venue in the centre of Delhi. Originally, the protest was meant to be on November 26 a

28 Nov 2020 2:05 pm
25M couples in India couldn't access contraceptives due to COVID

The Covid-19 pandemic interrupted contraceptive access for an estimated over 25 million couples in India, said a report by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). Health officials in some low- and middle-income countries are...

28 Nov 2020 12:59 pm
MP: Three charred to death as vehicle catches fire after collision

Three persons were charred to death when their four-wheeler caught fire after hitting a dumper in Dewas district of Madhya Pradesh early on Saturday, a police official said. The accident took place at Bhauransa on Bhopal-Indore highway, about 14 kms from the district headquarters, he said.

28 Nov 2020 12:13 pm
Illegal coal trade: CBI raids 40 locations across 3 states, including West Bengal

The CBI on Saturday started a massive search operation at 40 locations across three states including the premises of some alleged coal smugglers. The searches which are primarily spread across West Bengal pertain to a new case registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the official said.

28 Nov 2020 12:10 pm
The West may develop Covid vaccine first, but India to strategise supply chain

A Covid vaccine could soon become a reality. The world is now gearing up for a rollout and working on developing infrastructure that serves the purpose to inoculate 7.5 billion people spread across seven continents. Anticipated to be the largest and fastest operation ever undertaken of vaccine production, procurement, and distribution, the momentous task requires proper strategy and a mechanism to save lives. While several countries lack this experience, India holds a distinction in the channeli

28 Nov 2020 12:01 pm
Toxic foam scatters over bridge in Madurai's Sellur following heavy rains. Watch Video

Locals in Madurai witnessed toxic foam on parts of the Vaigai river and the Sellur pond on Saturday due to excessive water pollution. The foam was a result of mixing the waste water in ponds and rivers with the rain water. Fire department officials were called to spray water along a channel of the Vaigai river, over a bridge in the Sellur area. Heavy rains had lashed Madurai Friday night following which the water levels in the pond and the river rose.

28 Nov 2020 11:50 am
NEET UG Counselling 2020 2nd Allotment Result to be declared today. Direct link

NEET UG 2020 Result: The NEET UG 2020 counselling round 2 allotment results are very likely to be released today. Candidates who who have applied for the online counselling for NEET UG should note that the NEET 2nd Allotment Result 2020 will be released on the official website. For the convenience of students, the steps to check NEET UG Counselling 2020 2nd Allotment Result have been shared below. A direct link to check and download the result has also been provided.

28 Nov 2020 11:22 am
Delhi's air quality deteriorates to 'poor' zone

Delhi''s air quality slipped back into the poor category on Saturday, a day after it had improved significantly due to favourable wind speed. The city''s air quality index (AQI) was 209 at 9 am. The 24-hour average AQI was 137 on Friday, 302 on Thursday and 413 on Wednesday.

28 Nov 2020 11:07 am
Class 10th, 12th Board 2021: Education minister's big remark

Competitive and school board exams next year will only be conducted after due consultation with students, teachers and parents, Union Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank' said Friday. He said conducting examinations is not less than a challenge amid the pandemic. Despite the uncertainty looming around due to COVID-19 pandemic, it is crucial to conduct board examinations as well as entrance examinations for admission to higher educational institutions, Nishank told reporters.

28 Nov 2020 10:59 am
Two-wheeler owners to now use only BIS-certified helmets, govt issues notification

Now, two-wheeler owners in India will wear only Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)-certified helmets, as the government on Friday said only BIS-certified helmets would be manufactured and sold in India for two-wheelers. According to a...

28 Nov 2020 10:18 am
NCP MLA Bharat Bhalke dies of post-COVID complications

Nationalist Congress Party MLA Bharat Bhalke died on Saturday while undergoing treatment for post-COVID complications, a hospital official said. Sixty-year-old Bhalke was a three-term MLA from Pandharpur-Mangalvedha constituency in Solapur district and was admitted to a Pune-based private hospital on November 9 after being diagnosed with acute respiratory distress syndrome.

28 Nov 2020 9:48 am
India sees 41,322 new Covid-19 cases, 485 deaths in a day; tally mounts to 93.5 lakh

India's COVID-19 tally of cases climbed to 93.5 lakh with 41,322 new cases in a day, while 87,59,969 people have recuperated so far pushing the national recovery rate to 93.68 per cent on Saturday, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

28 Nov 2020 9:40 am
MHT CET Result 2020 likely to be declared today. Check time, other details

MHT CET Result 2020: The State Common Entrance Examination Cell, Maharastra is very likely to declare the MHT CET Result 2020 today (Saturday). Candidates who had appeared for the MHT CET exams should note that the MHT CET Result 2020 will be released on the official website. For the convenience of students, the steps to check and download the MHT CET Result 2020 have been given below.

28 Nov 2020 8:55 am
Polling for first phase of DDC elections underway in Jammu and Kashmir

Polling for the first phase of the first-ever elections to the District Development Councils (DDCs) in Jammu and Kashmir began on Saturday morning. Forty-three out of 280 constituencies in the Union Territory are going to polls in the first phase of DDC elections. The polling will end at 2 pm.

28 Nov 2020 8:40 am
Assam BTC elections: BJP releases manifesto, promises all- round development

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday released its election manifesto for the upcoming Bodoland Territorial Council elections in Assam in December. The manifesto for the two-phase BTC elections on December 7 and 10 was released in Kokrajhar in presence of the party's state president Ranjit Dass, and NEDA convener and cabinet minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, among others.

28 Nov 2020 8:10 am
Delhi Chalo: Punjab farmers to hold meeting today for next course of action

Farmer leaders from Punjab on Friday said they would hold a meeting on Saturday to decide the next course of action even as they were in favour of going to Burari to hold an agitation...

28 Nov 2020 7:59 am
Army pays tributes to soldiers killed in Srinagar terrorist attack

Indian Army on Friday paid tribute to Sepoy Rattan Singh and Sepoy Deshmukh Yash who were martyred in a terrorist attack on November 26, 2020 in Srinagar. In a solemn ceremony at BB Cantt, Lieutenant general BS Raju, Chinar Corps Commander and all ranks paid homage to the gallant soldiers on behalf of the proud and grateful Nation.

27 Nov 2020 10:45 pm
DDC polls: Jammu and Kashmir DGP reviews security arrangements, calls for heightened vigilance

Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh on Friday reviewed security arrangements for the District Development Council (DDC) polls and stressed on increasing vigilance, saying Pakistan and its sponsored agents are continuously attempting to disturb peace in the region. Jammu and Kashmir is all set to witness its first elections since being reorganised as a union territory last year with the maiden DDC polls beginning on Saturday.

27 Nov 2020 10:17 pm
Govt invites agitating farmers for talks on Dec 3, ground in Delhi outskirts is new protest site

After couple of days of violent protests and police action against them, thousands of farmers, who have been protesting against the new farm laws, were allowed to enter Delhi on Friday evening. The government lifted blockades on highways connecting Haryana, Punjab with the national capital. The Nirankari Ground in north Delhi's Burari is the place when the action is now likely to shift after three days of pitched battle between the farmers and police which saw the cops using tear gas, water

27 Nov 2020 9:47 pm
BJP nominates Sushil Kumar Modi for Bihar Rajya Sabha bypolls

Former Bihar deputy chief miniser Sushil Kumar Modi has been rewarded with a nomination for the Upper House by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Modi has got a Rajya Sabha berth because of a seat falling...

27 Nov 2020 8:48 pm
Lakshmi Vilas Bank becomes DBS India; 94-year old bank part of history now

Tamil Nadu-based Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB) with pre-independence lineage on Friday lost its identity after its merger with the Indian subsidiary of Singapore's DBS Bank. The debt-ridden 94-year old old bank's fate was sealed with Union...

27 Nov 2020 7:03 pm
AUS vs IND, 1st ODI: Steve Smith, Aaron Finch's blazing tons guide Australia to 66-run win against India

Hardik Pandya's career-best effort wasn't good enough to compensate for a forgettable bowling effort as India slumped to a 66-run defeat against Australia in the first ODI, making a rather unimpressive start to the tour,...

27 Nov 2020 5:53 pm
India's Q2FY21 GDP contracts 7.5%, manufacturing sees recovery amid COVID-19 pandemic

India's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) contracted 7.5 per cent in the July-September quarter, data released by the government on Friday showed. The GDP at constant (2011-12) prices in Q2 of 2020-21 is estimated at Rs 33.14 lakh crores, as against Rs 35.84 lakh crores in Q2 of 2019-20, showing a contraction of 7.5% as compared to 4.4% growth in Q2 of 2019-20, the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation said.

27 Nov 2020 5:50 pm
Bengal minister Suvendu Adhikari resigns from Mamata Cabinet ahead of Assembly polls

Senior Trinamool Congress leader Suvendu Adhikari on Friday tendered resignation as West Bengal Transport minister. Adhikari's resignation comes a day after he resignedas Chairman of the Hooghly River Bridge Commission (HRBC). Hooghly River Bridge Commission...

27 Nov 2020 1:50 pm
Two soldiers martyred in unprovoked firing by Pakistani forces along LoC in Rajouri

Two India soldiers lost their lives in unprovoked firing by Pakistani forces along Line of Control in the Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.

27 Nov 2020 1:18 pm
Uddhav Thackeray completes a year in office, says 'MVA can't be intimidated by ED, CBI probes'

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has hit out at the BJP for indulging in politics of vendetta and said his Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government cannot be intimidated by the ED and the CBI probes. He said this in an interview to Sena MP Sanjay Raut, who is also the executive editor of the party mouthpiece 'Saamana', on the occasion of the MVA government completing a year in office on Saturday.

27 Nov 2020 1:08 pm
Bombay HC quashes BMC's demolition order of Kangana Ranaut's property, actress reacts

Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut has finally got justice in the demolition row with BMC. The Bombay High Court has set aside BMC notices to the actress issued on 7th and 9th September, calling the demolition...

27 Nov 2020 11:52 am
Mehbooba Mufti claims she is 'illegally' detained again, denied permission to visit Pulwama

People's Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti on Friday claimed that the administration has once again detained her. In a tweet shared from her official account, Mufti said that she was denied permission to Pulwama by the Jammu and Kashmir administration. Mufti, who was released from detention in October after more than a year, said that she has been illegally detained yet again.

27 Nov 2020 11:10 am
PM Modi to visit Bharat Biotech's facility in Hyderabad to review COVID-19 vaccine tomorrow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit vaccine maker Bharat Biotech''s facility here on Saturday, the Telangana Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar said. Modi will be arriving at Hakimpet Air Force station in an IAF flight from Pune in the afternoon, an official memo issued by the Telangana Chief Secretary on Thursday night said.

27 Nov 2020 10:50 am
COVID-19 vaccine: Bharat Biotech's Covaxin commences Phase-3 trial in AIIMS

Phase-three of human clinical trial of the India-made COVID-19 vaccine candidate Covaxin began at AIIMS in Delhi on Thursday with Dr MV Padma Srivastava, the chief of Neurosciences Centre at the premier institute, and three other volunteers receiving the first dose.

27 Nov 2020 10:01 am
India records 43,082 new Covid-19 cases, 492 deaths in a day; tally breaches 93 lakh-mark

India on Friday reported 43,082 new coronavirus cases and 492 deaths, taking total number of cases in the country to 93 lakh. According to the Union Health Ministry data, there are currently 4 lakh active cases across the country, while over 87 lakh patients have been discharged.

27 Nov 2020 9:51 am
India's second-quarter GDP data to be released today

The second-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) data on India will be released today with the industry expecting positive news. The data will be released by the National Statistical Office.

27 Nov 2020 9:48 am
Navy's MiG-29K trainer aircraft crashes in Arabian Sea, one pilot missing, one rescued

A MiG-29K trainer aircraft operating at sea met with an accident at about 1700 hrs on 26 Nov 20. One pilot recovered and search by air and surface units in progress for the second pilot....

27 Nov 2020 9:23 am
Live Cricket Score India vs Australia 1st ODI 2020: Australia win toss, opt to bat in Sydney

Live Cricket Score India vs Australia 1st ODI2020 IND vs AUS Live Cricket Score: Hello and welcome to the live coverage of India vs Australia 1st ODI 2020 on The team India makes a return to international cricket after a gap for more than eight months and will eye a strong start in the first of the three-match ODI series against Australia, who have already made a limited-overs tour to England after the COVID-19 break in August. The Indian players arrive in Australia after a two-

27 Nov 2020 8:16 am
Gujarat: 5 COVID-19 patients killed as fire breaks out at Rajkot hospital

At least five coronavirus patients killed after a fire broke out in the ICU of a designated COVID-19 hospital in Gujarat's Rajkot in the early hours of Friday. Thirty other coronavirus patients undergoing treatment at the hospital were rescued.

27 Nov 2020 8:07 am
Will leave White House if Electoral College formalizes Joe Bidens victory: Donald Trump

President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he will leave the White House if the Electoral College formalizes President-Elect Joe Bidens victory even as he insisted such a decision would be a mistake ...

27 Nov 2020 8:00 am
Breaking News: November 27 | Top Headlines This Hour

The total number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed 61.3 million, including 1,437,629 fatalities. As many as 42,392,177 patients are reported to have recovered. Follow this breaking news blog for live updates on the coronavirus...

27 Nov 2020 7:48 am
Farmers on Delhi march defy water cannons, teargas in Haryana; lay siege on highway - Top Points

Tens of thousands of farmers from Punjab on Thursday faced water cannons and broke police barriers at the state's border with Haryana, pushing towards the national capital on their Delhi Chalo march against the Centre's farm laws. At several points, farmers and police were locked in a face-off. The protests caused traffic snarls during the day at Delhi's border with police checking vehicles coming in from Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. Meanwhile, metro services between Delhi and NCR area

26 Nov 2020 10:15 pm
Devotees go missing in Shirdi, Bombay High Court questions Maharashtra Police

The Bombay High Court has slammed Shirdi police over devotees who visited the holy site were missing for years. It has come to the notice that around 67 people who visited Shirdi have been missing....

26 Nov 2020 9:43 pm
Air India allows 'no-show' waiver, free reschedule for passengers who couldn't report due to farmers' protest

Air India on Thursday announced that it would allow no-show waiver and one free reschedule to passengers who couldn't report for their flights in view of the farmers' protest. However, the waiver will only be valid for flights out of Delhi airport for November 26.

26 Nov 2020 8:45 pm
Phone call row: Lalu Yadav shifted from hospital director's bungalow to paying ward

A day after his purported phonecall to a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA triggered an uproar in Bihar, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad on Thursday was shifted to the paying ward of Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS), Ranchi from the bungalow of the hospital's director.

26 Nov 2020 8:38 pm
Delhi COVID-19 cases continue to surge, 5,475 new infections reported in last 24 hours

As many as 5,475 new cases of the novel coronavirus have emerged in the national capital in the last 24 hours, the city's health department said Thursday. With this, the total number of cases in Delhi surged to 5,51,262.

26 Nov 2020 8:14 pm