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FIR against Aam Aadmi Party MLA for allegedly molesting woman party worker

The FIR, which included charges of molestation, voluntarily causing hurt and wrongful restraint, was filed at the Jafrabad police station on the basis of the woman's complaint.Rehman, legislator from the Seelampur constituency, had denied the allegations saying he did not meet the woman at all.

2 Mar 2021 6:00 pm
NIA takes up investigation of bomb attack on TMC leader Jakir Hossain

Jakir Hossain, Minister of State for Labour, Government of West Bengal, was attacked on February 18 in Murshidabad's Raghunathganj when he was on his way to Nimtita Railway station to catch a train to Kolkata. The minister sustained serious injuries and was rushed to a hospital in Kolkata.

2 Mar 2021 5:56 pm
Keralas social harmony under stress, says Congress chief Sonia Gandhi

This has come under stress and strain and future development strategy must have, as one of its basic objectives, the strengthening of the bonds of brotherhood (and sisterhood) that have been the hallmarks of Kerala's wonderfully diverse society, Sonia Gandhi said in a message to a virtual summit organised by Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Development Studies (RGIDS) in Kerala.

2 Mar 2021 5:30 pm
North India to witness above normal temperatures this year: India Meteorological Department

Besides North India, there will be above normal seasonal maximum temperatures over sub-divisions of northwest and northeast India, few subdivisions from eastern and western parts of central India and few coastal subdivisions of north peninsular India, according to the National Weather Forecasting Centre of the IMD.

2 Mar 2021 5:25 pm
Man arrested in Delhi for input tax credit fraud of Rs 38.91 crore

The officers of the Central Goods and Service Tax (CGST) Commissionerate, Delhi East have arrested a man for the Input Tax Credit (ITC) fraud of Rs 38.91 crore.

2 Mar 2021 5:18 pm
Will implement law to nullify CAA if voted to power, says Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Assam

Addressing a public gathering in Assams Tezpur, AICC General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said, Congress, if voted to power in Assam, will bring new law to nullify Citizenship (Amendment) Act. On Monday, Vadra had said that theBJP talks about implementing CAA everywhere in the county but becomes silentwhen it comes to Assam.

2 Mar 2021 5:06 pm
Sikhs For Justice donates $10,000 to United Nations Human Rights Commissioner for comment on farmers protest

During the 46th session of the Human Rights Council on February 26, Bachelet said, Charges of sedition against journalists and activists for reporting or commenting on the protests, & attempt to curb freedom of expression on social media are disturbing departures from essential human rights principles.

2 Mar 2021 4:25 pm
Mamata Banerjee fights the toughest political battle, BJP hopes high in most crucial state elections

The elections beginning on March 27, with West Bengal having eight-phase polls and Assam three, and the rest will go for a single-phase, while the counting for 824 assembly seats will be held on May 2.West Bengal is considered to be the most crucial state elections as it is expected to witness the most-violent fight between Trinamool Congress and the BJP.

2 Mar 2021 4:25 pm
TMC failed to stop cow smuggling, 'Love Jihad': UP CM Yogi Adityanath in West Bengal

Yogi Adityanath at a rally in Malda promised that cow smuggling will be stopped within 24 hours if the Bharatiya Janata Party is voted to power in the poll-bound state. The UP CM also slammed his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee and said that the 'Jai Shri Ram' slogan is not allowed in the state, but people won't allow this to continue.

2 Mar 2021 4:23 pm
Unemployment high due to govt's ill considered demonetisation decision: Former PM Manmohan Singh

Unemployment is high and the informal sector is in shambles, a crisis precipitated by the ill considered demonetisation decision taken in 2016, Manmohan Singh said at Pratheeksha 2030. The summit was organised to launch a Vision Document, a framework of ideas for development of Kerala well in advance of thestate elections. He said in Kerala and in many other states, public finances are in disarray with states having to resort to excessive borrowing, which creates an intolerable burden on future

2 Mar 2021 4:11 pm
Delhi police open NH-9 for commuters at Ghazipur border amid farmers` protests

This national highway passing through the Ghazipur border was closed so that protesting farmers could not enter Delhi again.

2 Mar 2021 3:25 pm
Centre merges Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha television channels into Sansad TV

The government also said that retired IAS officer Ravi Capoor has been appointed as the first Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Sansad TV.

2 Mar 2021 3:25 pm
PM Narendra Modi expresses anguish over demise of BJP leader Nand Kumar Singh Chauhan, sends condolences

The Prime Minister said the former Madhya Pradesh party president will be remembered for his contributions to parliamentary proceedings and organisational skills.

2 Mar 2021 2:46 pm
Can sexual intimacy between a live-in couple be termed as rape, asks SC

The top court made these observations while hearing a plea of a person accused of rape by a woman, who had been in a live-in relationship with him for over two years. The woman had filed an FIR for rape after the man married another woman.

2 Mar 2021 2:25 pm
India will invest USD 82 billion in port projects by 2035: PM Narendra Modi at Maritime Summit

More than 574 projects costing USD 82 billion or Rs 6 lakh crore have been identified for implementation between 2015 and 2035 under the Sagarmala Project, PM Modi said.

2 Mar 2021 2:25 pm
Congress to contest on 92 seats in West Bengal assembly election 2021: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

The Election Commission of India on Friday announced that West Bengal will witness eight-phased Assembly polls on 294 seats beginning from March 27. The votes will be counted on May 2. In the 2016 West Bengal Assembly elections, Congress had managed to win 44 seats while the Left Front bagged 33 seats out of 294 seats.

2 Mar 2021 1:29 pm
US Congressman urges President Joe Biden to stand by India in Mumbai cyberattack case

A day after it was reported that the Mumbai power outage in 2020 was a likely Chinese cyber attack, which took place amid the India-China border tension at the Line of Actual Control (LAC), a top US Congressman has called for a probe into the incident and urged US president Joe Biden to stand by India.

2 Mar 2021 1:25 pm
Elderly woman allegedly assaulted by TMC goons, NCW seeks action from West Bengal DGP

Apart from sending letters to the Director General of the West Bengal police and Chief Election Commissioner, the NCW is also seeking a detailed report on the action taken by the police.

2 Mar 2021 11:46 am
IndiGo flight makes emergency landing in Pakistan`s Karachi after passenger dies onboard

IndiGo airlines flight number 6E1412 was travelling from Sharjah to Lucknow. It had entered the Pakistani airspace at around 4:00 AM via Iran, the Civil Aviation Authority sources were quoted as saying by Pakistan's Geo News.

2 Mar 2021 11:25 am
Karnataka class X board exam to be held from June 21 to July 5 due to rise in COVID-19 cases

Karnataka Education Minister S Suresh Kumar announced that the Class X (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) board examinations would be held in the state from June 21 to July 5.

2 Mar 2021 11:25 am
BJP Lok Sabha MP Nand Kumar Singh Chauhan dies, MP CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan mourns demise

Nand Kumar Singh Chauhan, the BJPLok Sabha member from Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh, died at a hospital in Gurugram, family sources said on Tuesday.He was 69. The six-term MP, who was suffering from COVID-19 and was airlifted to Medanta Hospital in Gurugram last month in a serious condition, breathed his last late Monday night, the sources said.

2 Mar 2021 11:08 am
Section 144 imposed in Lucknow with immediate effect till April 5 over farmers' protest

The UP govt press release said that festivals including Maha Shivratri, Holika Dahan, Shab-e-Barat, Good Friday, and Easter were round the corner and anti-social elements may try to disrupt peace on the occasion. The press note also cited concerns over rising COVID-19 cases in the region.

2 Mar 2021 9:33 am
Man killed in Hathras by molestation case accused, one arrested, others still absconding

All the accused fled from the spot after committing the crime. The Hathras police have registered a case against four people, including Gaurav Sharma, who is the main accused in the murder case. The Hathras Police, which formed several teams to nab the culprits, managed to arrest one of the accused Lalit Sharma. Efforts are on to nab others, the SP said.

2 Mar 2021 9:05 am
CNG prices increase in Delhi-NCR, IGL announces new revisions

A special cashback scheme of Rs 0.50 per kg will be offered for CNG fuelling done only at IGL CNG stations through IGL Smart Cards between 11 am to 4 pm and 12 am to 6 am.For domestic PNG customers, an incentive of Rs 15 will be available when they use the self-billing option through IGL Connect Mobile App.

2 Mar 2021 8:46 am
IOCL Recruitment 2021: Candidates can register for 346 vacant positions at, check last date

The IOCL recruitment drive will fill as many as 346 vacant positions, out of which, 179 vacancies are for the unreserved category, 80 for OBC (NCL), 36 for ST, 26 for EWS, 25 for SC, and 12 for PwBD. Interested candidates can submit an online application for the IOCL apprentice recruitment 2021 online at

2 Mar 2021 8:25 am
PM Modi to inaugurate Maritime India Summit, govt expects investment of Rs 3.39 lakh cr

Eminent speakers from several countries are expected to attend the summit and explore the potential business opportunities and investments in Indian Maritime domain, it said. Denmark is the partner country for the three-day summit.

2 Mar 2021 7:46 am
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, SC judges to get COVID-19 vaccine today

Dr Harsh Vardhanb took to Twitter on Monday and tweeted, Now that I am eligible to get inoculated, I shall schedule to get vaccinated tomorrow. I urge each & every citizen to get vaccinated at the earliest whenever eligible. Tt's the best tool to end this #pandemic

2 Mar 2021 7:25 am
DNA exclusive: How PM Narendra Modi instilled citizens` confidence by taking made-in-India COVAXIN shot

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Prime Minister Modi arrived at the AIIMS Hospital in Delhi early morning and announced the news of him getting vaccinated through his official social media accounts.

2 Mar 2021 2:25 am
Are you willing to marry her: SC asks man accused of raping minor girl

The Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde asked the accused if he would marry the woman who was allegedly repeatedly raped by him as a minor. Are you willing to marry her, was the question posed to the government public servant on Monday (March 1).

1 Mar 2021 11:46 pm
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari gives green signal to scrappage policy, likely to be announced this week

Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday gave a green signal to the scrappage policy which is likely to be announced this week. As per reports, the Centre will first announce the rules for the scrapping centre, followed by the fitness rules for vehicles in the second phase.

1 Mar 2021 11:46 pm
COVID-19 vaccination: 25 lakh beneficiaries register on Co-Win portal on first day

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, out of the 25 lakh, 24.5 lakh are citizens and the rest are healthcare workers (HCWs) and frontline workers (FLWs). About 6.44 lakh appointments were also booked on Monday by the citizen beneficiaries.

1 Mar 2021 11:25 pm
Congress to contest on 92 seats in the upcoming West Bengal assembly election

As per discussions held with the left so far, 92 seats have been finalised for Congress to contest the upcoming West Bengal Assembly election. The list of candidates for these seats will be announced in two days, Chowdhury said.

1 Mar 2021 11:07 pm
Curious case of spring that gave a miss this year in north India, IMD explains why

In its summer forecast for March to May, the IMD on Monday said that day temperatures are likely to be above normal in north, northeast, parts of east and west India. However, it has forecast a likelihood of below normal temperatures in the south and adjoining central India.

1 Mar 2021 10:46 pm
BJP talks about implementing CAA across India but lacks courage to mention it here: Priyanka Gandhi in Assam

The Congress leader said that the BJP makes tall promises before elections but during the next five years, they do nothing to fulfil them and people have realised it. Priyanka Gandhi also launched a protest programme of unemployed youths, urging them to vote after taking into consideration all aspects that will save their future.

1 Mar 2021 10:03 pm
FASTag will help save Rs 20,000 crore on fuel every year, says Union Minister Nitin Gadkari

Union MinisterNitin Gadkari said thatmandatory use of FASTag would help save about Rs 20,000 crore on fuel cost every year. He also said that it would boost the revenue by at least Rs 10,000 crore. He launched a live monitoring system to assess the condition at toll plazas across the country.

1 Mar 2021 8:46 pm
Mumbai power outage in October 2020 was cyber-sabotage attempt: Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh

This comes amid a report claiming that the Mumbai power outage was a likely Chinese cyber attack, which took place amid the India-China border tension at the Line of Actual Control (LAC). The report said that the Chinese government-linked group of hackers targeted India's critical power grid system through malware.

1 Mar 2021 8:09 pm
Sadhguru urges Tamil Nadu govt to free temples from its control, hand over to devotees

Jaggi Vasudev, popularly known as Sadhguru, Founder of the Isha Foundation, urged theTamil Nadu Governmentto free temples from its control, to enable their upkeep, preserve their sanctity and reverse their alarming state of decline in the Southern Indian state.

1 Mar 2021 7:39 pm
Cyber attack, sabotage behind Mumbai power outage in October 2020, says Maharashtra Energy Minister Nitin Raut

This comes amid a report claiming that the Mumbai power outage was a likely Chinese cyber attack, which took place amid the India-China border tension at the Line of Actual Control (LAC). The report said that the Chinese government-linked group of hackers targeted India's critical power grid system through malware.

1 Mar 2021 7:36 pm
Indian Army cancels recruitment exam after paper leak, three arrested

Based on a proactive joint operation with local police at Pune, a case of possible leakage of question paper prepared for Common Entrance Examination for Recruitment of Soldiers (General Duty) was reported last night. At least three persons have been arrested so far.

1 Mar 2021 7:25 pm
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav meets Mamata Banerjee ahead of West Bengal assembly election

RJD leader extended complete support of his party to the All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) for the upcoming polls in West Bengal. Tejashwi Yadav assured Mamata Banerjee of his support in the campaigns for Hindi-speaking and Bihari voters in the state.

1 Mar 2021 7:11 pm
Don`t want to impose it but `majboori`, says Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray on lockdown

Maharashtra Chief Minister on Sunday (February 28) expressed his disinterest in imposing another lockdown in the state. CM Uddhav Thackeray said, I do not want to impose it but 'majboori' (helplessness) is also something, while addressing the press.

1 Mar 2021 6:47 pm
This has set powerful example: Bharat Biotech on PM Narendra Modi taking first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Bharat Biotech expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Modi for reposing his trust in the indigenously developed COVID-19 vaccine, COVAXIN. They also urged the fellow citizens to not hesitate from taking part in the COVID-19 immunization program so that the country can bring an end to the public health crisis.

1 Mar 2021 6:26 pm
Kerala drifting towards death trap: E Sreedharan rues plight of state under present government

Sreedharan said that he is open to assume the role of the chief minister but added that it was the party that will decide on it. He also recalled his time working with Narendra Modi when he was the Chief Minister of Gujrat. He praised Modi for his quick decision-making ability and passion for independent schemes.

1 Mar 2021 5:59 pm
Narendra Modi leads by example, says Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, urges opposition to support vaccination drive

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has led by exampleas he took the first jab of COVID-19 vaccine on Monday (March 1), the day when the vaccination of people above 60 years began, said Union Health and Family Minister Harsh Vardhan.

1 Mar 2021 5:25 pm
Co-WIN app meant only for administrators, vaccine registration to be done through portal: Govt

Citizens can register and book an appointment for vaccination, anytime and anywhere, using the Co-WIN 2.0 portal www.Cowin.Gov.In or through other IT applications such as Aarogya Setu. There is also a walk-in provision for the beneficiaries to get themselves registered at the nearby session site to get vaccinated, it said.

1 Mar 2021 3:25 pm
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik takes first shot of COVID-19 vaccination, urges people to come forward

Happy to share that I took my first dose of #COVID19 vaccine today. Grateful to our scientists, health workers for their race against time to deliver the vaccines to people. Appeal to all eligible people to come forward and get vaccinated for a Covid Free Odisha tweeted Chief Minister Patnaik.

1 Mar 2021 3:25 pm
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar receives first COVID-19 vaccine shot on his birthday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on his birthday over social media. The Prime Minister also praised him for undertaking numerous measures for the development of the state. The Chief Minister took the COVID-19 vaccination shot in Patna.

1 Mar 2021 2:25 pm
Taxi and auto-rickshaw fares hiked in Mumbai: Check the revised prices here

The increased fare will be applicable from March 1, 2021. For the next three months, they will be able to run their vehicles by showing cards. But by June, they will have to show these rent in meters, which means that by June the drivers will have to change the meter.

1 Mar 2021 2:25 pm
Foundation Laying Ceremony for the New Parivar School, Baramulla

The stone was laid by Mr Punit Balan in the presence of several Dharam Gurus and was witnessed by Maj Gen Virendra Vats, General Officer Commanding Baramulla Division, Brig Amit Dhir, Mr Punit Balan, Trustee Indrani Balan Foundation & CMD Punit Balan Group and Ms Janhvi Dhariwal from Indrani Balan Foundation.

1 Mar 2021 1:46 pm
Why Covid-19 vaccine is not free for public, asks UP opposition leader Ram Govind Chaudhary, Yogi govt responds

During a discussion in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly, senior Samajwadi Party leader Ram Govind Chaudhary had sought to know from the states Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh if theCOVID vaccinewill be provided free of cost to the public or some charges will be taken for the same.

1 Mar 2021 1:40 pm