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Power games | Musk uses EV clout to enter India's space sector

Fresh Start Navy chief Hari Kumar to get new assignment The Union government is likely to re-engage Navy chief Admiral R Hari Kumar, under whose direct supervision Prime Minister Narendra Modi dived into the Arabian Sea to pray at the location where the underwater city of Dwarka is believed to have existed off the coast of Gujarat. The Prime Minister was accompanied by the elite Marine Commandos (MARCOS) and divers of the Indian Navy in his spiritual journey. Admiral Kumar is set to retire on April 30 this year and the government has named Vice Admiral Dinesh Kumar Tripathi as his successor. According to sources, Admiral Hari Kumar may be given an ambassadorial assignment. He is likely to be sent to New Zealand. Due to the current general elections in India, the process of Admiral Hari Kumars reappointment is likely to start after June 4 and may culminate by August. Aiming for Sky Musk uses EV clout to enter space sector Elon Musk, who is the owner of not only the worlds largest electric vehicle (EV) maker Tesla, but also the largest private spaceflight company SpaceX, has been locked in a hard bargain with the government to allow him entry into Indias space programme. According to sources, Musk is interested more in partnering with India in its space programme than in establishing an EV unit. The government, on the other hand, wants him to start with EV. Sources said Musk wants more clarity in the FDI policy announced by the government in February this year. This policy allows 100% FDI in certain segments of the space industry. Musk has agreed to bring Tesla cars in a semi knocked-down condition after the governments recent decision to lower the import duty on EVs. He is, however, leveraging Teslas position as a bulwark against the Chinese EV makers to gain more generous investment conditions in the space segment. His decision to postpone India visit was due to business considerations and not linked to politics as some Congress leaders would like people to believe. INDIA Trouble Lalu, JMM pressure Cong to change candidates There is trouble in the INDIA bloc in Jharkhand. RJD and JMM are not happy with the choice of Congress candidates in Chatra and Godda Lok Sabha constituencies. Congress had announced K N Tripathi as its candidate from Chatra and Deepika Pandey Singh from Godda. Tripathi is considered a weak candidate by Congress allies JMM and RJD. RJD chief Lalu Yadav has been putting pressure on Congress to field Arun Singh, while JMM wants former minister Girinath Singh fielded from the constituency. Sources said that the issue of these two seats was raised with Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge at Ranchi today by the JMM and RJD leaders. Kharge, who was in Ranchi for a joint INDIA group public meeting, has promised to get back after discussing the issue with state and central party leaders in charge of Jharkhand. According to sources, Congress may change at least one, if not both the candidates. Four-time MLA Pradip Yadav is the frontrunner to replace Deepika Pandey Singh from Godda.

The New Indian Express 22 Apr 2024 8:08 am

'Heatwave spell in east India to continue for 5 days': IMD

NEW DELHI: A searing heatwave gripped major parts of India with maximum temperatures ranging from 43 degrees Celsius to 46C in many regions, especially East India. The India Meteorological Department on Sunday forecast severe heatwave spell over East India during the next five days. In North India, Bulandshahar sizzled at 44C and Jharkhands Bhargora at 46 C, according to IMD bulletin. Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar and a few pockets of eastern Uttar Pradesh and Vidharbha have been experiencing heatwaves for the past one week. It will continue like this for another week. A severe heatwave condition will prevail over Gangetic West Bengal, Jharkhand and few pockets of Odisha, IMD said. A heatwave is declared when temperature increases to 40C in plains, 37C in coastal areas and 30C in hilly regions with a departure from normal of at least 4.5C. A severe heatwave is declared with departures from normal of at least 6.5C. Gangetic West Bengal is on the boil where departure of temperatures from normal had been ranging from 4.5C to 7.6C in different districts. In Odisha, departure of temperatures from normal had been ranging from 1.4C to 6.1C. (See table). A newsreader in the Kolkata branch of Doordarshan fainted during on air reporting. The Odisha government on Sunday announced summer vacation for school students from April 25. Bangladesh also closed schools and colleges due to heatwave. Soaring temperature has also been impacting the general election process as the first phase recorded low turnout. Experts say rising temperature is one of the reasons for lower turnout. The Election Commission has already issued an advisory urging voters to take precautions. Central and southern India have also been seething under soaring temperatures. The maximum temperatures observed in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha and Gangetic West Bengal on Saturday were above normal. The departure of temperatures from normal had been ranging from 3.1C to 7.6C. On Sunday, Baripada and Naupada in Odisha recorded 44.6C and 44C maximum temperature, Bankura and Panagarh in West Bengal reported 44.5c and 44C, Bahargora and Jamshedpur in Jharkhand boiled at 46C and 44.2C. Barackpore in West Bengal reported 43.7 C on Sunday, which was 7.6C departure from normal. Rajnandgaon in Chhattisgarh reported 43 C on Saturday, which was 7.6 C departure from normal. This is an established pattern that the eastern region experiences heatwaves first, said a scientist. Hot weather will gradually move towards Northwest India and parts of east Uttar Pradesh will experience heatwave conditions. Delhi-NCR, Haryana and Rajasthan will experience maximum temperatures in the range of 38- 42C by newxt week, IMD said. Perhaps the typical heatwave is still far away due to regular western disturbances, said Mahesh Palavat of Skymet Weather, a private weather solution agency.

The New Indian Express 22 Apr 2024 8:08 am

Congress announces 11 more LS candidates, buzz over Rahul from Amethi and Priyanka from Rae Bareli

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Sunday announced 11 more candidates for the Lok Saha polls amid intense speculation that former party president Rahul Gandhi will file a nomination to contest the Lok Sabha polls from Uttar Pradeshs Amethi after the second phase of elections, which is slated for April 26. Gandhi is seeking a mandate for the second time from Keralas Wayanad, which is going to polls in the second phase. It was also speculated that Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will make her electoral debut from the partys Uttar Pradesh stronghold of Rae Bareli, a seat earlier held by her mother Sonia Gandhi. The Congress Central Election Committee, which met earlier in the day, was expected to decide on candidates for Haryana, the remaining seats in Bihar, Punjab, and the crucial seats Amethi and Rae Bareli in UP. However, sources said that the UP seats were not on the agenda of the meeting. The meeting was chaired by party chief Mallikarjun Kharge and attended by former party chief Sonia Gandhi, senior leaders Salman Khurshid and Ambika Soni, among others. Several names were discussed for Punjab and Bihar and a final decision on key seats was left for the Congress president to take, the sources said. They added that the next list of candidates would be announced very soon. While the Congress is contesting all the 13 seats in Punjab, in Bihar it is set to field candidates on nine seats and is part of the Mahagathbandhan formation with RJD and the Left parties. Later, the party released the names of nine candidates for Andhra Pradesh seats and two candidates for Jharkhand Lok Sabha constituencies. The party will field Yashashwini Sahay from the Ranchi seat. Though the CEC did not discuss Amethi and Rae Bareli seats, the sources said that Rahul Gandhi is likely to file the nomination for Amethi, after April 26. Last week, Gandhi said he would abide by his partys decision on Amethis candidature. Will abide by party decision: Rahul Gandhi on contesting LS polls from Amethi At a joint press conference with Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, Gandhi said, On Amethi, the party will decide. Whatever order I get, I will abide by that. In our party, these decisions are taken in the CEC meeting. Though Gandhi represented Amethi for three straight terms earlier, in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, he was defeated by Union Minister Smriti Irani by over 50,000 votes. Speaking to this newspaper, Congress leader Dinesh Singh said that both seats are considered bastions of the Gandhi family and the state units of the party have demanded that the siblings contest from there. We are confident that they will contest. There is anger against the current MP and the wind is in our favour, he said.

The New Indian Express 22 Apr 2024 7:48 am

Kejriwal and Soren take centre stage at opposition rally in Ranchi

RANCHI: The leaders of the Opposition-led INDIA bloc on Sunday said that democracy in India is in danger and that the BJP should be thrown out of power to save the country. Holding a mega rally in Jharkhands capital Ranchi in a show of strength ahead of the remaining phases of Lok Sabha polls, the leaders lashed out at BJP for converting ED and CBI its extended department and oppressing opposition leaders. Leaders from 28 parties took part in the Ulgulan Nyay Rally but Congress leader Rahul Gandhi did not attend the event due to ill health. In his speech, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge said Modi keeps saying that his government made a tribal the President of the country. You (Modi) have done this not for the welfare of the tribals, but for the vote bank. You did not give jobs to the poor. You had talked about providing jobs to the youth, but this did not happen. there was talk of doubling the income of farmers, but it also did not happen, said Kharge. Hemant Soren sent to jail for refusing to part ways with INDIA bloc, says Kharge in 'Ulgulan Nyay' rally Notably, two empty chairs were kept on the stage for two jailed leadersArvind Kejriwal of the Aam Aadmi Party and Hemant Soren of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha. Their spouses read out their messages. Reading out Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwals message, his wife Sunita Kejriwal said INDIA bloc is seeking votes to make the country better. Arvind ji is a very brave. He is like a lion. The only thing he has in his mind is how to make lives of this country better, she said. She also listed out the six guarantees including free electricity to the poor, government schools in every village to provide free education, multispecialty hospitals in every district, and fair prices for farmers. If you give a chance to INDI Alliance, then we will make this country better and stronger, she added. Reading out Hemant Sorens message, Kalpana Soren alleged central agencies such as the ED and CBI are being misused to suppress the oppositions voice. 'Won't allow democracy to fail': Hemant Soren in message from jail

The New Indian Express 22 Apr 2024 7:25 am

Jugsalai reels under water woes

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 5:00 am

Steel City residents battle water shortage

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 4:52 am

Cases against Dulu baseless

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 4:51 am

BJP betrayed people

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 4:45 am

Gumla teen dies by suicide

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 4:44 am

Jhalsa aid for pregnant women, senior citizens

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 4:39 am

Passenger gets laptop left behind in train

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 4:30 am

3 crore doda post seized in W Sbhum

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 4:30 am

Over 200 Cong workers join BJP in Bokaro

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 4:30 am

Singhbhum voters will elect Geeta: Sudesh

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 4:24 am

Muslims threaten to boycott Cong in Chatra constituency

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 4:21 am

RMC uses surface water to conserve groundwater table

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 4:19 am

Chatra man, son held with 1.4 crore opium

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 4:17 am

Mini marathon to increase voter turnout

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 4:11 am

Show an eyewash: Sita

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 4:11 am

Constitution written by Baba Saheb Ambedkar, not any random Baba: Tejashwi Yadav at INDIA bloc rally

Constitution written by Baba Saheb Ambedkar, not any random Baba: Tejashwi Yadav at INDIA bloc rally Former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav on Sunday hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for allegedly speaking about amending the Constitution saying that the ruling party does not have the power to do so since the Constitution was writen by Baba Saheb Ambedkar and not by any andom Baba. The leaders of the BJP are speaking of finishing the Constitution again and again. It is a Constitution written by Baba Saheb Ambedkar, not by some random Baba. No one has the power to change it. They are not capable of doing it, Yadav said speaking at a INDIA bloc rally at Ranchi. Yadav said that the BJP will be punished by people if they speak of finishing the Constitution. In Bihar as well, their ministers and candidates are saying constantly that they will finish the Constitution. The people of the country will finish you if you speak about finishing off the Constitution, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader said. Commenting at the massive crowd that had gathered for the opposition bloc rally in Ranchi, Yadav said, Jharkhand has made up its mind that they want to drive out the BJP and save the nation. Drive out the BJP and save the country's Constitution, save democracy, save Ganga-Jamuni Tehzeeb. Tejaswi Yadav, son of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav said that all the leaders of the opposition parties have assembled to talk about peoples' issues and promise a government that will solve their day-to-day problems. We have not come here to talk about PM Modi but to talk about issues. The issues are education, medicine, employment, irrigation and to give a government that listens to your problems and solve them, Yadav said. Taking a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allegedly using the central investigation agencies to target opposition leaders, Yadav said that the Directorate of Enforcement (ED), the Income Tax (IT) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) are BJP's son-in-laws. The government in Jharkhand was working effiiciently but PM Modi could not tolerate it. That it why he used his investigation agencies which are his party's cell. The ED, IT and CBI are the BJP's three son-in-laws, the RJD leader said. Hitting out at the BJP, Yadav said that the opposition is not afraid of being in jail because even Lord Krishna was born in jail. Using these (central investigative agencies), they put Hemant Soren in jail, Sanjay Singh has just been released from jail and Kejriwal was sent to jail. Before that, my father was sent to jail, there are also many cases against me. However, no leader from our alliance fears the BJP. Do they even know that our Lord Krishna was born in jail? Attacking the BJP over electoral bonds, Yadav said that the ruling party received crores through the now-scrapped electoral financing scheme through Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not fulfil any of his promises. ...PM Modi has only increased poverty, increased inflation and did 'jumlabazi'...You did not get any money in your account as promised but the BJP has received thousands of crores through electoral bonds, Yadav said. Calling out Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allegedly lying to the people about his poll promises, Yadav said, PM Modi speaks so many lies that he calls cowdung, halwa. BJP means 'Barta Jhoota Party' (party of increased level of lies). Yadav proposed that if Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh votes against the BJP unitedly, then PM Modi will not be able to come to power at the Centre. PM Modi fears the INDIA bloc. He talks about '400 paar'. His '400 paar' film was superflop in the first phase of the election. Now no one his coming to his rallies. People have caught his lies. The day when Bihar, Jharkhand and UP which has 134 seats in total, fight together BJP will not be able to come to power, the senior RJD leader said. Elections will be held in Jharkhand in four phases: May 13, 20, 25, and June 1. During the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) won 12 seats in Jharkhand, with the BJP winning 11. The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and Congress got one seat each. (ANI)

devdiscourse 21 Apr 2024 11:26 pm

LS polls: Cong releases list of 11 candidates from Andhra & Jharkhand

New Delhi, Apr 21 (UNI) The Congress party released a list of 11 candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections here on Sunday. The party list consists of nine candidates from Andhra Pradesh and two candidates from Jharkhand. Giving the information, AICC general secretary KC Venugopal said that the names of the candidates were selected... The post LS polls: Cong releases list of 11 candidates from Andhra & Jharkhand first appeared on Central India's Premier English Daily .

Central Chronicle 21 Apr 2024 11:12 pm

Doordarshan TV anchor faints live on air while reading heatwave updates in Bengal

A Doordarshan anchor, Lopamudra Sinha, fainted while delivering heatwave updates live on air in Kolkata. Sinha attributed her fainting spell to intense heat and a sudden drop in blood pressure. Despite feeling unwell and parched before the broadcast, she rarely keeps a water bottle with her during broadcasts. Sinha's collapse highlighted the ongoing severe heatwave affecting parts of Odisha, Jharkhand, and West Bengal, with temperatures soaring above normal levels. She advised viewers to take precautions amid the scorching heat.

The Economic Times 21 Apr 2024 10:52 pm

Opposition Bloc Rallies in Ranchi, Demands Release of Kejriwal and Soren

NEW DELHI: In a major show of strength in Ranchi, the I.N.D.I.A. bloc came out in full force on Sunday. Two empty chairs -- one each for jailed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and former Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren -- were kept on the stage. The wives of these two leaders, Sunita Kejriwal and Kalpana Soren, addressed the rally amid slogans Jail ka tala tutega, Hemant Soren chutega (The jail locks will be broken, Hemant Soren will be released) and Jharkhand Jhukega Nahi (Jharkhand will not bow down). Speaking at the rally, Kalpana Soren said, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and my husband Hemant Soren were jailed just before the elections by forces that were hatching conspiracies against their governments. Reading out her husbands message, she said, Central agencies such as the ED and CBI are being misused to suppress the Oppositions voice, but the BJP and such forces will be driven out from Jharkhand. Urging the people to show the exit doors to the BJP, she claimed that if the party wins the ongoing elections it would be a big threat to tribals. Asserting that the Opposition I.N.D.I.A. bloc will fight against the dictatorship of the BJP and win, Sunita Kejriwal said, They want to kill my husband Arvind Kejriwal. His food is under camera observation; he is denied insulin. My husband is a sugar patient who has been on insulin for 12 years; he needs 50 units of insulin daily. She claimed that her husband was jailed for working for the people Jan Seva and no charges could be proved against him. We will fight against dictatorship and win. The gates of jail will break and Arvind Kejriwal and Hemant Soren will come out, she said. Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alleging that he insulted President Droupadi Murmu and the tribal community by not inviting her to the Ram Mandirs consecration and the inauguration of the Parliament building. The BJP considers tribals as untouchables, the Congress leader alleged, and warned that it will be reduced to 150 to 180 seats in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. A total of 28 political parties attended the rally. JMM supremo Shibu Soren, National Conference president Farooq Abdullah, RJD leader and former Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and others attended the rally in a mega show of strength for the alliance. The workers assembled for the Ulgulan Nyay Maharally braving the scorching heat in the Jharkhand capitals as temperature was hovering around 40 degrees Celsius.

Deccan Chronicle 21 Apr 2024 10:48 pm

Hemant Soren sent to jail for refusing to part ways with INDIA bloc: Kharge

Hemant Soren sent to jail for refusing to part ways with INDIA bloc: Kharge Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Sunday hit out at the BJP-led Centre for trying to ''terrorise'' former Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren, and asserted that the JMM leader preferred going to jail rather than parting ways with the INDIA bloc. He was addressing the opposition INDIA blocs 'Ulgulan Nyay' rally at Prabhat Tara ground in Ranchi, which was attended by leaders of the anti-BJP alliance. ''Hemant Soren was sent to jail for refusing to part ways with the INDIA bloc. Hemant Soren is a brave person who preferred going to jail rather than bowing down. BJP will be wiped out if it continues to terrorise tribals,'' Kharge said. Soren was arrested by the ED on January 31 in connection with a money laundering case linked to an alleged land fraud, immediately after his resignation as the chief minister. ''Hemant Soren did not make any mistake. If you join hands with the INDIA bloc, you will be sent to jail. But Hemant Soren is brave,'' he said. Kharge attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alleging that he insulted President Droupadi Murmu and the tribal community by not inviting her to Ram temple consecration and inauguration of the Parliament building. ''The BJP considers tribals as untouchables,'' the Congress leader alleged and warned that it will be reduced to 150 to 180 seats in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Hitting out at PM Modi, Kharge said if he tried to scare the tribals, he would be destroyed but will never be able to break the INDIA bloc. ''We are afraid of the public, not of leaders like you (PM). The people are the protectors of the country's constitution,'' he said and questioned what was done for tribals by him. ''What have you (PM) done?..you keep supporting corruption. We will fulfil our 25 guarantees which are all for the poor,'' Kharge alleged and said under Modi's regime prices were spiralling. ''As per Modi, what he has done is a trailer. If this is a trailer, what will happen in future? LPG will cost Rs 1200, unemployment will increase further,'' he said. Apologising for the delay in his arrival to Ranchi, Kharge said he had to address the party's rally at Satna in Madhya Pradesh as senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is unwell. ''I had to attend the rally here at any cost otherwise I would have committed a sin,'' Kharge said. Besides Kharge, jailed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's wife Sunita, jailed former chief minister Hemant Soren's wife Kalpana Soren, JMM supremo Shibu Soren, National Conference head Farooq Abdullah took part in the public meeting. RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann and others also attended the rally in a mega show of strength for the opposition bloc.

devdiscourse 21 Apr 2024 10:11 pm

Claims, counter-claims by AAP, Tihar on insulin to CM Kejriwal; Sunita Kejriwal alleges 'they want to kill my husband'

Claims, counter-claims by AAP, Tihar on insulin to CM Kejriwal; Sunita Kejriwal alleges 'they want to kill my husband' The Aam Aadmi Party on Sunday said Tihar authorities were ''lying'' about specialist doctors examining Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, while his wife Sunita Kejriwal alleged that he was being denied insulin for diabetes as ''they want to kill'' him. However, Tihar officials countered AAP's claim saying senior specialists from AIIMS provided consultation to the chief minister through video conference on Saturday and ''neither the issue of insulin was raised by Kejriwal, nor was it suggested by the doctors''. Carrying insulin vials in their hands, AAP leaders and workers protested outside the Tihar jail in west Delhi. They held placards and posters with the slogans, ''Give insulin to Arvind Kejriwal'' and ''Dont play with the life of Arvind Kejriwal''. Delhi minister Atishi claimed Kejriwal's life is danger due to the actions of the Tihar administration. Sunita Kejriwal raised the issue of her husband's health at an INDIA block rally in the Jharkhand capital and asserted that the opposition will fight against the ''dictatorship'' of the BJP and win. ''They want to kill my husband Arvind Kejriwal. His food is under camera observation; he is denied insulin. My husband is a sugar patient who has been on insulin for 12 years; he needs 50 units of insulin daily,'' she said at the Ulgulan Nyay Rally in Ranchi. In a post on X, Samajwadi party president Akhilesh Yadav said it is ''shocking'' that Kejriwal is being ''denied insulin'' in jail to control his rising sugar level and cognisance should be taken at the highest level to expose the ''conspiracy'' behind it. Earlier in the day, addressing a press conference, Delhi Health Minister Saurabh Bharadwaj said, ''The DG (Prisons) wrote a letter yesterday asking for a diabetologist from AIIMS. This shows that the BJP-led central government and jail administration were lying till now that they have specialist doctors.'' ''Today, the central government of the Bharatiya Janata Party has been exposed in front of everyone. Till Saturday, these people were saying they have all the specialists, insulin. Everything is available in the jail. ''He is a chief minister, he is a severe diabetic and is saying every day to show him to a diabetologist, I need insulin... an elected Chief Minister is not being given medicine, he charged. The Tihar administration responded to Bharadwaj's charge, saying appropriate senior specialists from AIIMS provided consultation to Kejriwal through video conference on Saturday. ''After a 40-minute detailed consultation, Kejriwal was assured that there was no serious concern and was advised to continue with the prescribed medicines, which will be evaluated and reviewed regularly,'' a jail official said. The video conference was organised by the Tihar Jail administration on the request of Kejriwal's wife. Apart from a senior specialist from the hospital, medical officers of Tihar were also on the call. The AIIMS specialist was provided with a complete record of CGM (Glucose Monitoring Sensor) and details of diet and medicines being taken by Kejriwal. ''Neither the issue of insulin was raised by Kejriwal, nor was it suggested by the doctors,'' the official added. Objecting to the ''deviation'' from the standard practice of monitoring blood sugar levels of fasting and post-prandial by relying on readings of random sugar levels, Bharadwaj said there is a set method of testing sugar levels. ''Whenever you talk about monitoring the sugar of a diabetic patient, what do you monitor? You say how much is your fasting sugar, that is, you wake up in the morning and measure your sugar level. ''Then, you eat breakfast -- it is obvious that after having breakfast, sugar will increase -- and after two hours, sugar level is measured, how much hormone (insulin) is your body producing, what is the sugar level. This is a standard method, a global method, it cannot be changed,'' he said. He said that Kejriwal's random blood sugar readings are being presented. On Friday, the Tihar jail administration submitted a report to Delhi Lt Governor VK Saxena, saying that the chief minister's health was reviewed on April 10 and April 15 by a medicine specialist who advised oral anti-diabetic drugs and it is ''incorrect to state that Kejriwal was denied insulin at any point of time'' during his treatment. Kejriwal was arrested on March 21 by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with a money-laundering case linked to the Delhi government's now-scrapped excise policy. He has been lodged in Tihar jail since April 1. At the protest by AAP outside the Tihar jail, Delhi minister Atishi said the people of Delhi have sent insulin for Arvind Kejriwal. ''Today, his sugar level has reached above 300 and the sugar level is continuously above 300. If you consult any doctor not only in Delhi and the country but in the world, they will tell you that if the sugar level is above 300, it cannot be reduced without taking an Insulin injection. ''The Tihar administration is refusing to give insulin, then clearly Arvind Kejriwal''s life is in danger,'' she said. Atishi and other AAP leaders tried to give insulin injections to the officials. ''But the jail officials refused to take the insulin,'' she said. ''Such cheap politics has never happened in the history of this country before. The BJP should let Kejriwal be given insulin,'' she said. Delhi BJP President Virendra Sachdeva said the Aam Aadmi Party has lost its connect with the people of Delhi and is passing through a ''phase of political frustration''. ''The AAP leaders' only political hope today is to create public sympathy over the health of Arvind Kejriwal,'' he said.

devdiscourse 21 Apr 2024 10:08 pm

Intense heat sweeps large swathes of India, max tem settle 4 to 6 degrees higher

New Delhi: Intense heat swept large swathes of India on Sunday, with maximum temperatures settling four to six degrees Celsius above normal in many areas. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), maximum temperatures hovered between 42 and 45 degrees Celsius in parts of Odisha and Rayalaseema, Gangetic West Bengal, Jharkhand, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 21 Apr 2024 10:07 pm

Intense heat sweeps large swathes of India, maximum temperatures settle four to six degrees higher

Intense heat gripped India on Sunday, with temperatures soaring well above normal in many regions. The India Meteorological Department reported temperatures reaching 42-45 degrees Celsius in parts of Odisha, Rayalaseema, Gangetic West Bengal, Jharkhand, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh. This is the second heatwave spell this month, affecting areas like Odisha, Jharkhand, Gangetic West Bengal, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Gujarat. The extreme heat has raised concerns about power grid strain and water shortages in some parts of the country.

The Economic Times 21 Apr 2024 9:57 pm

Vacancies in state pollution control boards: NGT seeks explanation

Vacancies in state pollution control boards: NGT seeks explanation The National Green Tribunal has directed the member secretaries of all state pollution control boards and pollution control committees (in Union Territories) to file affidavits explaining why a large number of sanctioned posts are vacant. Noting that almost 50 per cent of the posts across the country are vacant, the green panel observed that, ''Such a huge vacancy is one of the major reasons for improper enforcement of (environment) acts and rules.'' The tribunal was hearing a matter regarding the infrastructure, resources and capacity of the state pollution control boards and pollution control committees being impacted because of several reasons, including inadequate sanctioned strength of personnel and high number of vacancies, especially in technical positions. Noting a report by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) following the tribunal's earlier order, a bench of National Green Tribunal Chairperson Justice Prakash Shrivastava said it shows a ''very grim situation.'' ''We find that out of sanctioned staff strength exists in the state pollution control boards and pollution control committees, appointments have not been made and posts are lying vacant which is affecting the regulatory mechanism at the state level on environmental issues,'' the bench, also comprising Justice Arun Kumar Tyagi and Expert Member A Senthil Vel, said. Noting the report, the tribunal said, ''Almost 50 per cent posts are vacant. Maximum posts are lying vacant in Bihar, Jharkhand and the Union Territory of Daman-Diu. Such a huge vacancy is one of the major reasons for improper enforcement of acts and rules.'' It said across committees and boards, there are 1,091 contractual staff, of which 146 and 450 are of technical and scientific background, respectively. ''If such staff can be taken on contract then why regular recruitment cannot be made?'' the tribunal asked in an order passed on April 12. It also noted the lack of proper facilities and infrastructure across state pollution control board and pollution control committee laboratories. ''Out of 190 laboratories, only 14 laboratories are recognised as environmental lab under the Environmental Protection Act (EPA). Further, merely having National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) certification in 48 laboratories has no meaning unless they form a part of the environment laboratory,'' the tribunal said. ''No details of staff strength, ratio of administrative and technical posts, environmental laboratories, monitoring network has been disclosed for CPCB,'' it added. According to the report, the average expenditure is much below the generation of income, it said. ''Hence, we direct the member secretaries of all the state pollution control boards and pollution control committees to file an affidavit before the member secretary of CPCB within a period of six weeks from today disclosing the reason as to why till now the full strength appointments have not been made and why so many sanctioned posts are lying vacant and also time schedule within which the vacant posts will be filled up and necessary in infrastructure in the laboratories will be created,'' the tribunal said. The panel posted the matter to July 29 for further proceedings.

devdiscourse 21 Apr 2024 9:19 pm

Congress candidate list 2024: Names announced for 9 Andhra Pradesh, 2 Jharkhand Lok Sabha seats | Mint - Mint

Congress candidate list 2024: Names announced for 9 Andhra Pradesh, 2 Jharkhand Lok Sabha seats | Mint Mint

Google News 21 Apr 2024 8:46 pm

Bihar mulling embracing Centres crop insurance scheme after Jharkhand, Telangana rejoin PMFBY

Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jharkhand had quit PMFBY in 2020 while West Bengal and Bihar exited the scheme before

The Hindu Businessline 21 Apr 2024 7:58 pm

Hemant Soren's Message From Jail Read Out By Wife At Big INDIA Bloc Rally

The BJP was trying to topple governments in opposition-ruled states but democracy cannot be allowed to fail, said former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren in a message from jail.

NDTV 21 Apr 2024 7:37 pm

Delhi's temperature is predicted to be around 38C, likely to rain tomorrow: check heatwave alert states

IMD forecasts rain in Delhi, 44C heatwave in East India with alerts in West Bengal & Odisha. Bihar, Jharkhand, Bankura, Midnapore record high temperatures. Schools in Odisha to close early due to heatwave.

The Economic Times 21 Apr 2024 7:29 pm

Hemant Soren sent to jail for refusing to part ways with INDIA bloc, says Kharge in 'Ulgulan Nyay' rally

RANCHI: Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Sunday hit out at the BJP-led Centre for trying to errorise former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren, and asserted that the JMM leader preferred going to jail rather than parting ways with the INDIA bloc. He was addressing the opposition INDIA bloc's 'Ulgulan Nyay' rally at Prabhat Tara ground in Ranchi, which was attended by leaders of the anti-BJP alliance. Hemant Soren was sent to jail for refusing to part ways with the INDIA bloc. Hemant Soren is a brave person who preferred going to jail rather than bowing down. BJP will be wiped out if it continues to terrorise tribals, Kharge said. 'Won't allow democracy to fail': Hemant Soren in message from jail Soren was arrested by the ED on January 31 in connection with a money laundering case linked to an alleged land fraud, immediately after his resignation as the chief minister. Kharge also attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alleging that he insulted President Droupadi Murmu and the tribal community by not inviting her to Ram temple consecration and inauguration of the Parliament building. The BJP considers tribals as untouchables, the Congress leader alleged and warned that it will be reduced to 150 to 180 seats in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Jailed ex-Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren be freed soon after defeating tyrannical forces: Kalpana Democracy will end if 'Modi-Shah sarkar' returns to power: Kharge

The New Indian Express 21 Apr 2024 6:59 pm

BJP targeting me, Abhishek Banerjee; we are not safe: Bengal CM Mamata

KUMARGANJ:West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday alleged that the BJP is targeting her and her nephew and TMC national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee and they do not feel safe. Her allegation came a day after the Leader of Opposition in the assembly, Suvendu Adhikari, said that there would be a ig explosionon Monday which would shake the TMC and its top brass. The BJP is targeting me and Abhishek, we are not safe, but we are also not afraid of the saffron party's conspiracy. We urge everyone to be on guard against a conspiracy against TMC leaders and the people of West Bengal, she said. The TMC supremo was addressing an election rally at Kumarganj in Balurghat Lok Sabha seat in favour of party candidate and state minister Biplab Mitra. Responding to Adhikari's remark, the TMC supremo said, There is a traitor who joined the BJP to protect his family and ill-gotten wealth. Let me tell him, his threat to trigger a chocolate bomb explosion is treated with contempt by us. Will not accept CAA, NRC, Uniform Civil Code: Mamata Banerjee Adhikari, a former TMC minister, defected to the BJP ahead of the 2021 assembly elections in the state. If you have courage, come up with truths, come up with facts. I guess it takes time for you to fully build up a false narrative, to fully hatch the conspiracy. But rest assured we are ready to counter,she said. We will counter him by bursting firecrackers. For us firecrackers are unravelling discrepancies in PM Care Fund and 'jumla' of crediting Rs 15 lakh in every citizen's bank account. He only peddles falsehood, she said. The TMC supremo alleged that the BJP is bringing in outsiders to the state to foment trouble. Banerjee accused the Narendra Modi government of painting independent institutions such as Doordarshan in saffron hues, and claimed that the BJP appropriating that colour is an insult to sacrifices made by monks and spiritual leaders of the country for ages. She wondered how the logo of Doordarshan could be painted in saffron during elections, alleging it was done to suit the BJP's eligion-based vote bank politics and agenda. 'Prasar Bharati is now Prachar Bharati': Doordarshan's logo change sparks controversy Why did the DD logo suddenly turn saffron? Why were official residences of army personnel painted in saffron? Why was the uniform of police in Kashi (Varanasi) changed to saffron?she questioned. The chief minister claimed that if the BJP returns to power, there will be no more elections in future and religious rights of several communities will be at stake. At another meeting in Balurghat, the Lok Sabha constituency of BJP state president Sukanta Majumdar, Banerjee said the Covid vaccination certificate only had the photograph of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He only believes in self-publicity. He believes in making tall claims and himself listening to his words, she said. PM Modi attacks Mamata Banerjee govt over Sandeshkhali, says country seething with anger Accusing Majumdar of keeping mum on non-payment of 100 days' work to the poor labourers of villages and non-release of Awas Yojana funds by the Modi government, she said Your (Majumdar) party leaders are asking bosses in Delhi to stop payment to the poor. Hinting at Adhikari, she said, there is a 'gaddar'(traitor) who is forecasting CBI, ED and NIA raids and arrests of opposition leaders. He himself had joined BJP to save his skin and now scaring people with the bogey of central agency raid, she claimed. Banerjee said the incarcerated former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren 's wife had told her that the ED in its chargesheet accused him of getting gifts of washing machine and TV sets. She wondered if those items can be described as gifts they are found in many households. Banerjee waived a piece of paper, claiming it was a copy of an FIR against a central armed paramilitary force for assaulting villagers. She alleged that two days back a team from the force raided a border village in Dakshin Dinajpur district and beat up villagers when they refused to pledge support for BJP. I am urging the EC to take note of the transgression of its role by BSF. Instead of guarding the frontiers and stopping smuggling, they are terrorizing villagers, she said. Democracy will end if 'Modi-Shah sarkar' returns to power: Kharge

The New Indian Express 21 Apr 2024 6:35 pm

Here's how Jharkhand's Bokaro district is preparing for successful polls

A unique 'parents-teachers meeting (PTM) on voting' in Jharkhand's Bokaro district drew around 97,000 participants, who pledged to vote in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Additionally, 1.51 lakh rural women from Self Help Groups (SHGs) gathered to discuss ways to ensure the success of the democratic process. The campaign aims to raise awareness about the polling day on May 25 in the Dhanbad and Giridih constituencies. Initiatives like the Voter Helpline App and 'democratic' classrooms have been launched to promote electoral literacy and ensure free and fair polls.

The Economic Times 21 Apr 2024 6:26 pm

BJP targeting me, Abhishek; we are not safe: Mamata

BJP targeting me, Abhishek; we are not safe: Mamata West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday alleged that the BJP is targeting her and her nephew and TMC national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee and they do not feel safe. Her allegation came a day after the Leader of Opposition in the assembly, Suvendu Adhikari, said that there would be a ''big explosion on Monday which would shake the TMC and its top brass. ''The BJP is targeting me and Abhishek, we are not safe, but we are also not afraid of the saffron party's conspiracy. We urge everyone to be on guard against a conspiracy against TMC leaders and the people of West Bengal,'' she said. The TMC supremo was addressing an election rally at Kumarganj in Balurghat Lok Sabha seat in favour of party candidate and state minister Biplab Mitra. Responding to Adhikari's remark, the TMC supremo said, ''There is a traitor who joined the BJP to protect his family and ill-gotten wealth. Let me tell him, his threat to trigger a chocolate bomb explosion is treated with contempt by us.'' Adhikari, a former TMC minister, defected to the BJP ahead of the 2021 assembly elections in the state. If you have courage, come up with truths, come up with facts. I guess it takes time for you to fully build up a false narrative, to fully hatch the conspiracy. But rest assured we are ready to counter, she said. ''We will counter him by bursting firecrackers. For us firecrackers are unravelling discrepancies in PM Care Fund and 'jumla' of crediting Rs 15 lakh in every citizen's bank account. He only peddles falsehood,'' she said. The TMC supremo alleged that the BJP is bringing in outsiders to the state to foment trouble. Banerjee accused the Narendra Modi government of painting independent institutions such as Doordarshan in saffron hues, and claimed that the BJP ''appropriating that colour'' is an insult to sacrifices made by monks and spiritual leaders of the country for ages. She wondered how the logo of Doordarshan could be painted in saffron during elections, alleging it was done to suit the BJP's ''religion-based vote bank politics and agenda''. ''Why did the DD logo suddenly turn saffron? Why were official residences of army personnel painted in saffron? Why was the uniform of police in Kashi (Varanasi) changed to saffron? she questioned. The chief minister claimed that if the BJP returns to power, there will be no more elections in future and religious rights of several communities will be at stake. At another meeting in Balurghat, the Lok Sabha constituency of BJP state president Sukanta Majumdar, Banerjee said the Covid vaccination certificate only had the photograph of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He only believes in self-publicity. He believes in making tall claims and himself listening to his words, she said. Accusing Majumdar of keeping mum on non-payment of 100 days work to the poor labourers of villages and non-release of Awas Yojana funds by the Modi government, she said Your (Majumdar) party leaders are asking bosses in Delhi to stop payment to the poor. Hinting at Adhikari, she said, there is a gaddar (traitor) who is forecasting CBI, ED and NIA raids and arrests of opposition leaders. He himself had joined BJP to save his skin and now scaring people with the bogey of central agency raid, she claimed. Banerjee said the incarcerated former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Sorens wife had told her that the ED in its chargesheet accused him of getting gifts of washing machine and TV sets. She wondered if those items can be described as gifts they are found in many households. Banerjee waived a piece of paper, claiming it was a copy of an FIR against a central armed paramilitary force for assaulting villagers. She alleged that two days back a team from the force raided a border village in Dakshin Dinajpur district and beat up villagers when they refused to pledge support for BJP. I am urging the EC to take note of the transgression of its role by BSF. Instead of guarding the frontiers and stopping smuggling, they are terrorizing villagers, she said.

devdiscourse 21 Apr 2024 6:04 pm

Wont allow democracy to fail: Hemant Soren in message from jail

Ranchi: The BJP was trying to topple governments in opposition-ruled states but democracy cannot be allowed to fail, said former Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren in a message from jail that his wife Kalpana read out at a mega rally in Ranchi on Sunday. She was speaking at the opposition bloc INDIAs Ulgulan Nyay rally, which Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 21 Apr 2024 5:59 pm

School timings and summer vacation schedules changed in these states due to heatwave

Several parts of India are currently facing a severe heatwave, with temperatures soaring above 40 degrees Celsius in many regions. In response, several state governments have taken measures to protect students from the scorching temperatures. In Jharkhand, school hours have been adjusted, with younger students attending from 7 am to 11:30 am and older students until noon. Similarly, in Odisha, schools will operate from 6:30 am to 10:30 am from April 22nd to 24th, with summer break starting on April 25th.

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 5:58 pm

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 | Scuffle Over Allotment Of Ticket Between RJD And Cong At Chatra | News18

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 | Scuffle Over Allotment Of Ticket Between RJD And Cong At Chatra | News18Scuffle over allotment of ticket between RJD and Congress at Chatra seat of Jharkhand

News18 21 Apr 2024 5:42 pm

Empty chairs for Soren, Kejriwal at mega INDIA rally

Two empty chairs -- one each for jailed Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal former and former Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren -- were kept on stage as the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) organised a mega rally in Ranchi on Ranchi.

Rediff 21 Apr 2024 5:15 pm

Jharkhand 'INDIA' Rally: Tejashwi Yadav Sunita Kejriwal , Modi

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NDTV 21 Apr 2024 5:13 pm

Empty Chairs On Stage For Jailed Arvind Kejriwal, Hemant Soren At INDIA Bloc Rally

Two empty chairs - one each for jailed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and former Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren - were kept on stage as the INDIA bloc organised a mega rally in Ranchi on Sunday.

NDTV 21 Apr 2024 5:11 pm

'Arvind Kejriwal's meals monitored, insulin denied': Sunita Kejriwal alleges BJP govt wants to kill him in jail at INDIA Bloc rally

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's wife, Sunita Kejriwal, has accused the government of a conspiracy to kill her husband, claiming that his meals are monitored and insulin is being denied to him in Tihar jail. She labeled the regime a dictatorship for imprisoning Kejriwal and his Jharkhand counterpart, Hemant Soren, without proof of guilt.

The Economic Times 21 Apr 2024 5:02 pm

Why Rahul Gandhi is skipping INDIA bloc's mega Ranchi rally

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, originally set to campaign at the INDIA bloc's 'Ulgulan Rally' in Jharkhand's Ranchi, will not be able to attend due to sudden illness, as per senior party leader Jairam Ramesh. However, Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge will be present at the Ranchi rally. In a surprising move, PM Sudhakaran, the general secretary of the Wayanad District Congress Committee, has resigned from the party to join the BJP today.

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 3:13 pm

Rahul Gandhi Unwell, To Miss Mega INDIA Rally In Ranchi: Congress Leader

Rahul Gandhi unwell, will miss INDIA rallies in Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand, says Congress leader

NDTV 21 Apr 2024 2:16 pm

Jharkhand's people will give befitting reply to BJP over injustice to Hemant Soren: Tejashwi Yadav

Maintaining that parties of the INDIA bloc were united, Tejashwi Yadav said, The film of 400 seats has become a flop in the very first phase of Lok Sabha elections. Besides Yadav, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's wife Sunita and Hemant Soren's spouse Kalpana are expected to address the rally, in a mega show of strength for the opposition bloc.

The Economic Times 21 Apr 2024 2:13 pm

Mirzapur actor Pankaj Tripathi's brother-in-law dies in road accident, sister sustains serious injuries

Bollywood actor Pankaj Tripathi's brother-in-law Rakesh Tiwari passed away in a road accident in Jharkhand's Dhanbad. Meanwhile, her sister, Sabita Tiwari, sustained serious injuries in the incident.

Web Dunia 21 Apr 2024 2:04 pm

Beginning of fight against fascist forces: Congress MP Naseer Hussain on India bloc's 'Ulgulan Rally'

Beginning of fight against fascist forces: Congress MP Naseer Hussain on India bloc's 'Ulgulan Rally' Ahead of the INDIA bloc's 'Ulgulan Rally' in Ranchi, Congress MP Syed Naseer Hussain said on Sunday that it's the beginning of the fight against the fascist forces. The grand rally being held amidst the Lok Sabha polls is themed around the arrest of the ex-Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren and AAP's Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, two of the key faces of the INDIA bloc. Both Hemant Soren and Kejriwal are in judicial custody. It will be the fourth rally (of alliance) after Mumbai, Patna, and Delhi. It's not just about the trumpeting but the beginning of the fight against the fascist forces. Mallikarjun Kharge, Rahul Gandhi, Tejashwi Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav, and other leaders will join the rally. PM Modi has been the PM since 2014, he has made many promises to the people of the country, and this is the time for him to present the report card and vision for the coming days, Hussain said. Jharkhand minister and Congress leader Banna Gupta told ANI that the message from the rally will be conveyed to the entire country how democratic values are being violated. This is the land of 'Ulgulan' and Bhagwan Birsa Munda and the message from here will be conveyed to the entire country. The message will be that the constitutional institutions are being weakened, democracy is being weakened, and democratic values are being violated. This is a democratic nation and we have given the lesson of truth and non-violence to the world and having ideological differences is a symbol of a healthy democracy. But now, having ideological differences means you'll have to be behind bars and suffer, he said. Jharkhand Congress in-charge Ghulam Ahmed Mir arrived in Ranchi earlier today to attend the Ulgulan rally. JMM MP Mahua Maji said that opposition leaders are optimistic about the success of the mega rally, adding that neither Jharkhand nor the INDIA bloc will bow down. Posters of INDIA bloc leaders, including Congress Parliamentary Party Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, party MP Rahul Gandhi, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, former Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren and his wife Kalpana Soren were seen put up in Ranchi ahead of the mega rally scheduled at Prabhat Tara Ground. (ANI)

devdiscourse 21 Apr 2024 1:28 pm

Man, son arrested with opium worth Rs 1.40 crore in Chatra

Man, son arrested with opium worth Rs 1.40 crore in Chatra A 50-year-old man and his son were arrested with opium worth Rs 1.40 crore in Jharkhand's Chatra district, police said on Sunday. SDPO of Simaria Ajay Kumar said about 28 kg of opium hidden in an animal shed at Barli Tola in Gidhaur police station area was seized on Saturday night. Mahendra Dangi, who owned the shed, and his son Dipendra, 28, were arrested, he said.

devdiscourse 21 Apr 2024 1:11 pm

INDIA Bloc To Hold Mega Rally In Ranchi, Jharkhand Today

INDIA bloc to hold a mega rally in Ranchi, Jharkhand today; Sunita Kejriwal, Akhilesh Yadav, Farooq Abdullah, Lalu Prasad Yadav, among other leaders, are set to participate.

NDTV 21 Apr 2024 1:00 pm

New School Timing: Change in timings of schools in this state, order issued, know when classes will be held

Students have got relief amid the increasing heat. School timings have been changed. Classes up to 8th will run till 11:30. School Timing Changed: In view of the scorching heat and heatwave in Jharkhand, school timings have been changed. There has been a change in the timing of classes KG to 12th. The School Education [] The post New School Timing: Change in timings of schools in this state, order issued, know when classes will be held first appeared on informalnewz .

informalnewz 21 Apr 2024 12:43 pm

Heatwave sears Odisha, Bengal, Jharkhand, rain relief likely next week

Heatwave sears Odisha Bengal Jharkhand rain relief likely next week

India Today 21 Apr 2024 12:25 pm

'The shared goal is to save India': Brinda Karat on CPM-Congress rift in Kerala

CPM politburo member Brinda Karat is renowned for her incisive perspectives on politics and gender issues. While in Kerala for campaigning, she shares her thoughts in a conversation with TNIEs Anna Jose. CPM and Congress are partners in INDIA bloc, but are fighting against each other in Kerala... Our shared goal is to save India and we remain dedicated to this cause. However, in Kerala, where the LDF has defeated BJP, the focus is on a different battle: the contest of policies and who can best represent the state while championing secularism and democracy. We have witnessed the arrests of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and former Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren by Enforcement Directorate (ED). How do you perceive these actions? It is the Congresss role to challenge the BJP and RSS. In Delhi, a joint resolution by all partners of the INDIA bloc condemned the arrests. We strongly denounce the use of ED to intimidate and detain opposition leaders. The situation is not only disappointing but deserves the strongest condemnation. Do you believe the intervention of the central agencies benefits the BJP or affects other parties? In my view, the anti-BJP sentiment due to the perceived undermining of democracy and arresting chief ministers will only hurt the party in both locations. Another key point is Rahul Gandhis statement questioning why Pinarayi Vijayan has not been arrested. The statement invites the Centre and BJP to arrest an opposition CM who is at the forefront of the fight for secularism. We condemn this in the harshest terms possible. Kerala CM has held several rallies against CAA. Do you think the Left government is prioritising anti-CAA efforts over developmental issues? I believe the CM and the LDFs campaigns are rooted in pro-people policies. While CAA is a focus, it is just one aspect of our broader campaign. Our primary goal is to defend the interests of the people, in the wider context of Indias situation, and Keralas critical role in safeguarding secularism and democracy. In our all-India manifesto, the pro-people policies of the Kerala government are presented as an alternative to BJP and Congress. Regarding the cyber attack against the LDF candidate in Vadakara, K K Shailaja: there have been previous allegations against CPM, too, in connection with the attacks against K K Rema and Achu Oommen. Do you think both sides are equally responsible? I dont think we can equate these incidents or overlook the attack against Shailaja, particularly given the sexist language used. Such attacks are among the worst in Indian politics. I strongly condemn any sexist comments against woman, regardless of their political affiliation. The Womens Reservation Bill has been passed in Parliament. The LDF has three women candidates in the state. Dont you think more womens participation is needed? The Womens Reservation Bill passed by the BJP government is a betrayal to the women of India because it delays reservation implementation for the next 10 years. Without reservation, womens representation remains around 14-15%. Even the BJPs candidate list in India features very few women. Therefore, the Bill is crucial for increasing womens political representation. The election in Kerala is barely a week away. What are your expectations? We expect the LDF to win all 20 seats in Kerala. (smiles)

The New Indian Express 21 Apr 2024 12:21 pm

Opposition Leaders Converge in Ranchi for 'Ulgulan Nyay' Rally, Focusing on Kejriwal and Hemant Soren Arrests

Ranchi: At least 14 leaders of the Opposition INDIA bloc, including Congress MP Rahul Gandhi and party chief Mallikarjun Kharge, are expected to attend the 'Ulgulan (uprising) Nyay' rally in Ranchi on Sunday. The main focus of the mega event will be on the arrests of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren by the Enforcement Directorate. Around 5 lakh people are likely to attend the rally at Ranchis Prabhat Tara ground, which is scheduled to commence at around 3 pm. The event has been organized by the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) as a joint show of strength amid the Lok Sabha polls. Sunita Kejriwal and Kalpana Soren, the wives of Arvind Kejriwal and Hemant Soren, are also expected to address the event, along with Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, Rashtriya Janata Dal supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav, and National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah. Posters of INDIA bloc leaders, including Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal, Mamata Banerjee, Hemant Soren and his wife Kalpana Soren, have already been put up at the rally venue. A day before the rally, Jharkhand Chief Minister Champai Soren said, We need to stop the dictatorship and save our democracy and the constitution. Everyone knows what happened in Jharkhand and Delhi. We will expose the dictatorial approach of the Centre at the mega rally. The Chief Minister also said that they got the people's mandate in the name of Hemant Soren, but attempts were made to destabilize his government from the beginning, and finally, he was sent to jail, as reported. Delhi's people also experienced a similar situation. From the dais of Ulgulan rally, we will tell the people of the country about the dictatorship of the Centre, he added. Speaking to the media, Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Priyanka Chaturvedi said, We are together in this fight against BJP's growing autocracy. They are not allowing the opposition to function properly; what they are trying to do is to silence the opposition. We are seeing a high rate of inflation, joblessness and women not getting a safe environment. In the first phase of the election, not many people, but those who have come out to vote have come out to change these people (BJP), who have been showing this dictatorial tendency, she added. Meanwhile, CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury wrote to Kalpana Soren, saying that he would be unable to attend today's rally due to election-related commitments. Firstly, Yechury thanked Kalpana Soren for extending the invitation and said, Unfortunately, I am in the midst of the election campaign in Kerala, where voting is scheduled for April 26. You are surely aware of the importance of Kerala for the CPI(M)... Therefore, I will not be able to attend... In his letter, the CPI(M) General Secretary reiterated that he continued to denounce the detention of Hemant Soren. The CPI(M) will resolutely work for the defeat of the BJP in the Lok Sabha elections in cooperation with all the secular democratic parties of the INDIA bloc. However, Jharkhand BJP president Babulal Marandi criticized the Ranchi rally, saying all those who were against development and Sanatan Dharma are gathering here. Jharkhand would not have been created if there was no BJP government at the Centre. Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee created the state on November 15, 2000, after the formation of the BJP-led NDA government in 1999. Only BJP and NDA understood the feelings and sentiments of the tribals and Jharkhand, he said. He alleged that the JMM-led coalition government indulged in corruption for the past four years and looted the state's resources. The 'Ulgulan (uprising) Nyay' rally in Ranchi comes weeks after the March 31 'Loktantra Bachao' rally in Delhi, which was called by top leaders of the Opposition INDIA bloc against the arrest of Arvind Kejriwal. The Delhi rally was attended by PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti; former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray; Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge, Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi; Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav; Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut; NCP (SCP) chief Sharad Pawar; and Kalpana Soren, among others. While addressing the rally, Kalpana Soren slammed the BJP and alleged that there were attempts to end democracy by dictatorship forces. She said hate was being spread throughout the country and called on the people to vote for the INDIA bloc to save democracy and your rights. Voters are the most powerful. Two months back, Hemant Soren was arrested. Arvind Kejriwal is in jail for 10 days. Strengthen our alliance by giving us votes. Throw out these dictatorship forces, she added. The Lok Sabha elections in Jharkhand are set to take place in four phases on May 13, 20, 25, and June 1. The state has 28 of the 81 Assembly seats and five of the 14 Lok Sabha constituencies reserved for Scheduled Tribes (STs). The JMM will contest the upcoming polls in alliance with Congress and other parties. As per the seat-sharing agreement, the JMM will contest five seats while the Congress will field its candidates on seven seats out of the total 14 in Jharkhand. In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP clinched 11 of the 14 Lok Sabha seats, while the All Jharkhand Students Union party, Congress, and JMM secured one seat each. Earlier this month, the JMM named two of its candidates for the upcoming polls, bringing an end to speculations that Hemant Soren was being fielded against his sister-in-law and BJP candidate Sita Soren from the Dumka seat. The party has instead fielded Nalin Soren from Dumka, while Mathura Mahto will contest from Giridih. Sita Soren, wife of late JMM leader Durga Soren, joined the BJP on March 19. She was given a ticket to contest from Dumka by the party. 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News Track 21 Apr 2024 12:11 pm

Change in School Timings in Jharkhand Due to Heatwave Conditions

Ranchi: Amidst heatwave-like conditions prevailing across Jharkhand, the state government has announced a change in school timings starting from April 22 until further notice, an official said on Saturday. According to an order issued by the education department, students from kindergarten to class 8 will attend schools from 7 am to 11.30 am, while senior pupils from class 9 to 12 will continue classes till noon. This adjustment applies to all categories of government, non-government aided, unaided, and private schools in the state. The order explicitly prohibits prayer meetings or sports activities conducted under the sun during this period. However, mid-day meals will continue to be served. Furthermore, a separate decision will be made and communicated regarding compensation for any educational losses incurred during this period. The order emphasizes that prayer meetings and sports will not be held under the sun during this period, but mid-day meals will continue, the official statement said. The Meteorological department has already issued a heatwave alert for 15 districts from April 20 to April 22, with temperatures soaring above 40 degrees Celsius in most parts of the state. On Saturday, Baharagora in East Singhbhum district recorded the states highest maximum temperature at 46.4 degrees Celsius. Several other districts experienced high temperatures ranging from 42.4 to 45.4 degrees Celsius. Daltonganj simmered at 43.6 degrees Celsius, Jamshedpur at 44.5 degrees Celsius, Godda at 43.9 degrees Celsius, Chaibasa at 42.6 degrees Celsius, Garhwa at 42.4 degrees Celsius, Deoghar at 43.4 degrees Celsius, and Bokaro (Thermal) at 43.2 degrees Celsius on Saturday. Meanwhile, Jharkhands capital Ranchi recorded a maximum temperature of 39.4 degrees Celsius. The Ranchi Meteorological Centre has identified several districts likely to be affected by the heatwave, emphasizing that there is minimal possibility of a decline in maximum temperature over the next two days. Abhishek Anand, in-charge of the Ranchi Meteorological Centre, stated, There is a negligible possibility of a decline in the maximum temperature for the next two days. Thereafter, it may decline by two-three degrees Celsius in southern and central parts of Jharkhand. In response to these conditions, the weather department has advised people to stay hydrated, wear light-coloured, loose-fitting cotton clothes, and cover their heads with a cloth, hat, or umbrella when outdoors. Patanjali Yogpeeth to Pay Service Tax for Yoga Camps, Supreme Court Upholds CESTAT Decision Fatal Collision Claims Nine Lives in Rajasthan's Jhalawar District TISS Suspends PhD Student for Alleged Anti-National Activities

News Track 21 Apr 2024 12:11 pm

Retired Chhattisgarh IAS Officer Anil Tuteja Arrested in Liquor Scam

Raipur: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has arrested retired Chhattisgarh IAS officer Anil Tuteja in connection with an alleged liquor scam-linked money laundering case in the state, official sources reported on Sunday. According to the sources, the federal agency detained the 2003 batch officer from the Economic Offences Wing (EOW)/Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) office in Raipur on Saturday. Tuteja and his son Yash Tuteja had gone to record their statement in the same case. The IAS officer was later taken into custody under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) and is expected to be produced before a magistrate seeking his remand. Tuteja retired from service last year.The ED had filed a fresh money laundering case in the alleged liquor scam case after the Supreme Court recently quashed its earlier FIR, which was based on an Income Tax Department complaint. The agency shared details of its probe in the case with the state EOW/ACB, seeking registration of an FIR. Once the FIR was filed, the ED registered a new money laundering case, taking note of that complaint. According to the ED, money was illegally collected from every bottle of liquor sold in Chhattisgarh. The agency alleged that evidence of unprecedented corruption and money laundering of Rs 2,000 crore was generated by an alcohol syndicate led by Anwar Dhebar, the elder brother of Raipur Mayor Anwar Dhebar. Israeli Strike on Iranian Air Defenses with Supersonic Missile, Reports Claim Change in School Timings in Jharkhand Due to Heatwave Conditions Patanjali Yogpeeth to Pay Service Tax for Yoga Camps, Supreme Court Upholds CESTAT Decision

News Track 21 Apr 2024 12:11 pm

Case of Rape and Torture in Guna: Ayan Pathan's Illegally Built House Demolished

Guna: Officials demolished an illegally built house belonging to a man accused of raping and torturing a woman for a month in Madhya Pradesh's Guna on Sunday. The accused, Ayan Pathan, allegedly held a 23-year-old woman hostage, who was his neighbor, and tortured her for a month. According to the police, the two were in a relationship for some time. Ayan, a laborer by profession, reportedly coveted the woman's property, which was under her mother's name. When she refused to hand over the property, he allegedly assaulted her, forced chilli powder into her eyes and mouth, and even sealed her mouth with adhesive. Additionally, he physically abused the woman several times with the help of his relatives. After the woman was admitted to a hospital with severe injuries and filed a complaint, Ayan was arrested. Officials discovered that Ayan's house was built on government land using forged documents, leading to its demolition. Israeli Strike on Iranian Air Defenses with Supersonic Missile, Reports Claim Change in School Timings in Jharkhand Due to Heatwave Conditions Patanjali Yogpeeth to Pay Service Tax for Yoga Camps, Supreme Court Upholds CESTAT Decision

News Track 21 Apr 2024 12:11 pm

West Bengal CID Busts Multi-State Cyber Fraud Gang, Mastermind Arrested in Gujarat

Kolkata: The Crime Investigation Department (CID) of the West Bengal Police has dismantled a multi-state cyber fraud gang and arrested its mastermind from Gujarat, officials announced on Saturday.The arrest followed a series of raids in Gujarat, leading to the apprehension of Shah Darahil Pareshbhai from the Bhavnagar area. Identified as Shah Darahil Pareshbhai, a resident of Bhavnagar, Gujarat, the arrested individual is believed to be the mastermind of the gang operating across 3-4 different states, including Jharkhand. Their modus operandi involved duping individuals from various states through phone calls, revealed a CID source.The arrest and subsequent raids were prompted by a complaint lodged by a retired serviceman who fell victim to an unknown caller's fraud in November 2023. According to the complaint, the victim received a call from an impersonator posing as a bank official. The victim shared his OTP with the unknown caller after the accused earned his trust. Following this, lakhs of rupees were debited from his bank account instantly, officials elaborated.Subsequent investigation revealed that the fraudulent call originated from Jamtara, Jharkhand. The funds were siphoned from the victim's bank account using a mobile virtual wallet application named Quicksilver. The fraudsters then used the funds to purchase gift cards from popular shopping apps such as Flipkart and Amazon through the virtual wallet application. The purchased gift cards were later used to buy various electronic gadgets from these shopping applications, the CID source disclosed.The delivery of these electronic gadgets, ordered online using the fraudulently obtained gift cards, was directed to multiple states, including Haryana and Gujarat. The fraudsters used different mobile numbers for each order. After extensive technical surveillance, police officials were able to trace the suspects, leading to the arrest of the mastermind in Gujarat on Friday.The suspect was subsequently brought to West Bengal and will be presented before the court. Retired Chhattisgarh IAS Officer Anil Tuteja Arrested in Liquor Scam Case of Rape and Torture in Guna: Ayan Pathan's Illegally Built House Demolished Israeli Strike on Iranian Air Defenses with Supersonic Missile, Reports Claim

News Track 21 Apr 2024 12:11 pm

Temperatures soar as intense heatwave grips parts of India

India witnesses second heatwave spell this month; several places in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha, and Gangetic West Bengal record temperatures above 43 degrees Celsius

The Hindu 21 Apr 2024 11:42 am

Rahul, Lalu likely to address INDIA blocs mega rally in Ranchi

Ranchi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwals wife Sunita and former Jharkhand CM Hemant Sorens spouse Kalpana are expected to address the Ulgulan Nyay rally in Ranchi on Sunday, in a mega show of strength for opposition bloc INDIA. A total of 14 political parties will take part in Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 21 Apr 2024 11:26 am

Sunita Kejriwal, Kalpana Soren top INDIA bloc leaders in Ranchis Ulgulan Nyay rally today

Ranchi: Leaders from 14 political parties, including Congresss Mallikarjun Kharge, Rahul Gandhi, RJDs Lalu Prasad, NCs Farooq Abdullah, SPs Akhilesh Yadav, and Sunita Kejriwal, wife of jailed Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, are set to participate in opposition INDIA blocs Ulgulan Nyay rally scheduled in Jharkhands Ranchi on Sunday, April 21. In what could be [] The post Sunita Kejriwal, Kalpana Soren top INDIA bloc leaders in Ranchis Ulgulan Nyay rally today appeared first on Pragativadi | Odisha News, Breaking News Odisha, Latest Odisha News .

Pragativadi 21 Apr 2024 11:19 am

Rahul, Lalu likely to address INDIA bloc's mega rally in Ranchi

Rahul, Lalu likely to address INDIA bloc's mega rally in Ranchi Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's wife Sunita and former Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren's spouse Kalpana are expected to address the 'Ulgulan Nyay' rally in Ranchi on Sunday, in a mega show of strength for opposition bloc INDIA. A total of 14 political parties will take part in the rally, which will be held at the Prabhat Tara Ground. The rally will also be addressed by Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, National Conference president Farooq Abdullah, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, TMC MP Derek O'Brien, Priyanka Chaturvedi of Shiv Sena (UBT), and Dipankar Bhattacharya of CPI (ML) Liberation. Over 5 lakh people are expected to attend the rally, being held amid the ongoing elections. Jharkhand CM Champai Soren claimed the Centre's ''dictatorial attitude'' would be exposed during the rally. ''The rally will expose the atrocities being committed by the central government on tribals and natives of the state and the conspiracy to drive them away from Jal, Jungle and Jamin,'' he posted on X. The BJP dubbed the rally as ''the great family get-together show''.

devdiscourse 21 Apr 2024 11:07 am

Jumbo herds cause panic in Baripada

BARIPADA : Forest officials in the Baripada territorial division of Mayurbhanj district are grappling with the challenge of managing and deploying manpower to control the movement of two herds of elephants. A herd of 64 elephants from the neighbouring Jharkhand, along with another herd of 21 elephants from Similipal National Park in Mayurbhanj district, have been wreaking havoc in the Rasgovindpur range for several days. The first herd, comprising 64 elephants from Dalma forest in Jharkhand, entered the range on March 26, crossing the Odisha-West Bengal border through a shortcut route. Simultaneously, the second herd of 21 elephants from Similipal National Park ventured into the same range, creating disturbances for residents of Rasgovindpur, Betnoti, Baripada, and Deuli ranges within the Baripada division, as well as the Jaleswar range in Balasore district. While the elephants roam within the Gaon Amarda reserve forest during the day, they venture into paddy fields at night, damaging standing crops cultivated during the rabi season. This has caused losses for farmers, who were on the verge of harvesting ripe paddy. Local residents, particularly those in Rasgovindpur, Betnoti, Baripada, Deuli, and Jaleswar, are living in fear of the elephants, with many experiencing sleepless nights. Farmers have expressed frustration, citing a decade-long struggle to turn profits due to frequent elephant raids on their crops during both rabi and kharif seasons. Despite pleas from residents, forest authorities, district administrations, and the state government are yet to implement permanent measures to prevent the frequent entry of elephants into these ranges, leaving us vulnerable to property damage, said Lalmohan Mohanta a resident of Gaon Amarda. Ghanashyam Singh, range officer of Rasgovindpur range, said since the elephant herds arrival, at least two houses have been damaged, along with extensive destruction of ripe paddy fields. Efforts to mitigate the situation include the deployment of manpower, comprising four teams of forest personnel from Udala, Baripada, Betnoti, and Deuli ranges, along with 40 forest guards, foresters, elephant squads, and 135 Gaja Sathis from the Rasgovindpur range, he added. These teams are stationed at various entry points to the Gaon Amarda reserve forest and nearby areas to monitor the movement of the elephant herds. Despite these efforts, the elephant herds show no inclination to return to their natural habitat and continue to pose a threat to nearby settlements, the range officer further informed. In response, the power supply department has cut off electricity in affected areas, as directed by the Forest department, to prevent any untoward incidents.

The New Indian Express 21 Apr 2024 10:44 am

Jharkhand school timings revised amid soaring temperatures in several districts

Amidst a heat wave-like situation in Jharkhand, the state government has adjusted school timings effective April 22 until further notice. Under the new schedule, schools for kindergarten to class 8 will operate from 7 am to 11.30 am, while senior classes from 9 to 12 will continue till noon. The directive applies to all government, aided, unaided, and private schools. Outdoor activities under the sun, including prayer meetings and sports, are prohibited during this period, although mid-day meals will still be provided. The Meteorological department has issued a heat wave alert for 15 districts, with temperatures exceeding 40 degrees Celsius.

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 10:29 am

'BJP trying to silence opposition': Priyanka Chaturvedi ahead of INDIA bloc's 'Ulgulan rally'

Shiv Sina (UBT) MP Priyanka Chaturvedi charged the BJP of attempting to suppress opposition politicians ahead of the INDIA bloc's 'Nyay Ulgulan Rally' today, which means uprising, and said that the opposition leaders are all complicit in the ruling party's developing dictatorship. The rally would be themed around the arrest of ex-Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 10:12 am

Pankaj Tripathi`s brother-in-law dies in a road accident in Jharkhand

Pankaj`s brother-in-law was declared dead at the Shahid Nirmal Mahto Medical College Hospital (SNMMCH), Dhanbad, his sister suffered a leg fracture and is out of danger.

Mid Day 21 Apr 2024 7:41 am

Heats on: Schools told to take steps to protect kids in Delhi

NEW DELHI : With the mercury soaring, the Delhi governments Directorate of Education (DoE) has asked schools to take measures for protecting children from heat-related illness (HRI). The measures include avoiding assembly in schools during the afternoon shift, availability of drinking water, extra water breaks during classes and sensitizing students to cover their head during direct exposure to sunlight. The temperature in the capital was recorded at 380C on Saturday. Report any case of heat-related illness to a nearby health facility/hospital. All DDEs (deputy directors of education-districts/zones) are requested to ensure the compliance, the DoE circular said. Guidelines to prevent HRI include avoiding assembling in the afternoon, ensuring adequate availability of drinking water and water breaks, sensitizing students to cover their heads and reporting cases related to HRI, read the circular issued by the Education Department. The rise in temperature in the national capital may lead to increased instances of heat-related illnesses like exhaustion, dehydration, diarrhea and vomiting among citizens, it warned. It asked all heads of schools to adopt measures to spread awareness about health hazards to children due to the extreme heat. The capital is bracing for a prolonged dry spell that is expected to drive temperatures up to 400C at isolated places in the coming week. Heatwave conditions prevail in many states A searing heatwave gripped parts of India on Saturday, with maximum temperatures ranging from 40C to 46C in many areas. According to an India Meteorological Department bulletin, heat wave to severe heatwave conditions prevailed in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha, and West Bengal during the day. Baripada and Boudh in Odisha recorded a maximum temperature of 45.2C.

The New Indian Express 21 Apr 2024 7:38 am

Weather Update: There will be rain in Punjab-Haryana, heat wave alert in these states, know IMDs latest update on weather.

According to the Meteorological Department, today i.e. on April 21, there is a possibility of rain with thunder in Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan. Heatwave alert has been issued in West Bengal, Telangana, Bihar and Jharkhand. Apart from this, there are chances of snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Summer has started in [] The post Weather Update: There will be rain in Punjab-Haryana, heat wave alert in these states, know IMDs latest update on weather. first appeared on informalnewz .

informalnewz 21 Apr 2024 7:03 am

Jharkhand school timings changed amid heatwave alert

Jharkhand school timings changed amid heatwave alert

India Today 21 Apr 2024 5:18 am

After heatwave grips state, govt changes school timings

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 5:08 am

Three held with brown sugar

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 5:01 am

Parties must pay for poll events at Shivajee Maidan

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 4:56 am

Schools sensitise kids on voting

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 4:55 am

Pernem police arrest two for Jharkhand mans murder

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 4:51 am

East Sbhum takes steps to curb heat ailments

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 4:44 am

Central budget for ICDS, MDM fell by 40% in last 10 yrs

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 4:42 am

PLFI commander, aide nabbed

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 4:30 am

Ranchi gears up for Ulgulan rally today

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 4:28 am

RMCs voter awareness drive

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 4:28 am

Many IML office bearers join RJD

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 4:18 am

Bokaro BJP urges EC to replace SP

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 4:10 am