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Archive News of September 29, 2020

Bombay HC reserves order as Rhea, Showik bail arguments close

Opposition cries foul at launch of song 'Apna Seena 56 inch'

PATNA:  With the campaign for Bihar assembly elections picking up tempo, filmmaker Abhishek Kumar on Tuesday launched a song entitled "Seena Apna 56 inch".

Activists demand death penalty for Hathras gangrape accused

AGRA: Social activists and women's groups have protested and demanded firm action against four men accused of gangraping a 19-year-old Dalit girl in Hathras in Uttar Pradesh. The victim on Tuesday succumbed to her injuries in a Delhi hospital.

Amarinder's decision to go to the court over agriculture bills is a big betrayal with farmers: Harpal Singh Cheema

CHANDIGARH: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab Senior Leader and Leader of Opposition Harpal Singh Cheema urged the people of Punjab especially the farmers associations to be aware of the statements being made by Raja Amarinder Singh on agriculture bills. He termed it as a drama to call a legal team from Delhi to repeal the anti-agriculture black laws through legal battle. MLA Jai Singh Rori, State General Secretary Harchand Singh Burst and Harinder Singh Amritsar were also present on the occasion.

SDG action awards live evidence to achieve goals with combined efforts in duanting situation: Vinni Mahajan

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Planning Department announced the winners of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Action Awards, the virtual award ceremony was presided by Punjab Chief Secretary Mrs. Vini Mahajan. During the event, which was held in collaboration with UNDPs Sustainable Development Goals Coordination Centre (SDGCC), a total of 17 winners of different categories and two special entries were awarded.

Will fight battle against farm laws on all fronts, Punjab CM assures Kisan Unions

CHANDIGARH: Extending his government’s full support to the agitating farmers in these ‘dark and difficult times’, Punjab Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh, on Tuesday assured of all possible legal and other steps to fight the draconian new farm laws, including a special session of the Vidhan Sabha to discuss and decide the way forward.

Punjab Government postpones departmental examination of IAS/PCS and other departments due to COVID-19

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government has decided to postpone the departmental examination of IAS/PCS and other departments in Punjab due to COVID-19. The test will now be held from 23.11.2020 to 27.11.2020 without any change in the schedule and pattern of the datesheet as mentioned in the advertisement No. PERS- PCSOD/E/2/2019-2PCS/440 dated 21.8.2020.

Punjab CM mourns death of senior journalist Ashwani Kapoor

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday expressed grief over the demise of Senior Journalist Ashwani Kapoor (70), who succumbed to Coronavirus at a private hospital in Ludhiana this morning.

Punjab CM seeks suggestions from lawyers and Kisan Unions over farm laws

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has sought inputs/suggestions from legal experts, including legal representatives of the Kisan Unions, on the next course of action for protecting the interests of the farmers against the Centre’s Farm Laws.

Punjab CM’S Advisor Bharat Inder Singh Chahal mourns death of senior journalist Ashwani Kapoor

CHANDIGARH: Punjab CM’s Advisor Bharatinder Singh chahal on Tuesday expressed grief over the demise of Senior Journalist Ashwani Kapoor (70), who succumbed to Coronavirus at a private hospital in Ludhiana this morning.

Around 47,502 patients recovered in Home Isolations: Balbir Sidhu

CHANDIGARH: Encouraging people to come forward for corona test & get treatment in home isolation for COVID-19, the Punjab Government has made Home isolation very simple by allowing elderly and persons with co morbidities to opt for home isolation as per Medical protocol. Around 47,502 patients have been recovered till date and 10,006 are in home isolation in Punjab.

Combine harvesting machines operating wothout super straw management to be impounded

CHANDIGARH: In order to effectively curb the menace of stubble burning during ensuing paddy harvesting season, especially amid COVID-19 pandemic, the Punjab Pollution Control Board in consultation with Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare of the State has ordered that combine harvester machines functioning without Super Straw Management System (SMS) will be impounded.

Notorious gang of armed robbers busted in Moga

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Police have busted a notorious gang of armed robbers in Moga who were planning to commit armed robberies and carjacking in Moga town. Police have arrested the six members of this gang and recovered 2 country made pistols .315 bore and .32 bore besides a stolen car and motorcycle from the gang members.

India shames Pak for failure to crack down on terror perpetrators

NEW DELHI: India has urged the international community to redress deficiencies at the global level to ensure that perpetrators of the Mumbai and Pathankot terror attacks are brought to justice.

2G case: Delhi HC to hear pleas against acquittals from Oct 5

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court will from October 5 hear on day-to-day basis the ED and CBI appeals against the acquittal of the accused in the 2G spectrum case.

Shiv Sena to decide soon on contesting Bihar polls

MUMBAI: The Maharashtra-based Shiv Sena will soon take a decision on contesting the upcoming Bihar Assembly elections, party MP and Chief Spokesperson Sanjay Raut said here on Tuesday.

Punjab Youth Cong chief detained in Delhi's tractor-burning case

NEW DELHI: A day after a group of Indian Youth Congress activists set afire a tractor in Delhi to register their protest against the three new agriculture-related laws, Delhi Police on Tuesday said it had detained Punjab Youth Congress chief Brinder Dhillon in the case.

I'm non-smoker, teetotaller: Rakul Preet to Delhi HC

NEW DELHI:  The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting among others to file a status report by October 15 on steps taken to restrain media following actor Rakul Preet Singh's plea indicating harassment based on conjecture as she submitted being a "non-smoker and teetotaller" after being named in drug case.

India shames Pak for failure to crack down on terror perpetrators

NEW DELHI:  India has urged the international community to redress deficiencies at the global level to ensure that perpetrators of the Mumbai and Pathankot terror attacks are brought to justice.

DMDK's Vijayakant stable, wife tests corona positive

CHENNAI: Actor turned politician and DMDK founder A Vijayakant was asymptomatic to coronavirus infection and stable even as his wife V Premalatha was admitted on Tuesday in hospital a day after testing positive, MIOT International said.

NASA targets Halloween for next manned SpaceX mission

WASHINGTON:  NASA and SpaceX now are targeting October 31 for the launch of the agency's SpaceX Crew-1 mission with astronauts to the International Space Station.

Flipkart partners Bajaj Allianz to offer cyber fraud insurance

BENGALURU: Keeping the upcoming festive season and growing online frauds in mind, Flipkart on Tuesday announced a partnership with Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company to offer ‘Digital Suraksha Group Insurance for customers in the country.

Siddhant Chaturvedi's mantra: Earn that midnight craving

MUMBAI: Actor Siddhant Chaturvedi, who is currently in Goa shooting for an untitled film directed by Shakun Batra, has revealed a mantra he follows in life.

Oppn insulting farmers by burning farm equipment: Modi

NEW DELHI: In the wake of protests by farmers and various opposition parties against three new agriculture-related laws, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that those burning farm equipment to show their anger were "insulting farmers".

SC declines to entertain Chhattisgarh's plea in 2013 Jheeram Ghati naxal attack

NEW DELHI:  In a setback for the Congress government in Chhatisgarh, the Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to entertain its appeal in the 2013 Jheeram Ghati incident in which 29 people, including state Congress leaders, were killed.

Diesel fall continues as petrol holds firm

NEW DELHI:  Diesel is getting cheaper by the day in the country on the back of subdued product prices and almost steady crude oil prices globally.

India women's hockey team can finish in top 4 in Tokyo, says Deepika Thakur

NEW DELHI:  Former Indian women's hockey star Deepika Thakur believes the current team, led by Rani, has a strong chance to finish in the top four in the Olympic Games scheduled to be held next year in Tokyo.

Maruti Suzuki enrols 5 new start-ups in innovation lab programme

NEW DELHI: Automobile major Maruti Suzuki India on Tuesday said that it has enrolled five new start-ups under its MAIL (Mobility and Automobile Innovation Lab) programme that supports start-ups by co-creating innovative business solutions.

ASUS unveils 1st ever dual screen ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 in India

NEW DELHI: Taiwanese major ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) on Tuesday unveiled a groundbreaking gaming laptop in its popular Zephyrus series in India that houses a secondary touchscreen to empower gamers as well as creators to streamline their work.

SC to Centre on Mehbooba: Can detention be forever?

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said detention cannot be forever and asked the Centre whether former J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's detention be extended beyond a year.

In a first, Bumrah fails to win Super Over for Mumbai Indians

DUBAI:  The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 witnessed another thrilling contest between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians which the Virat Kohli-led side were able to win in the Super Over.

Bombay HC to hear Rhea, Showik bail pleas Tuesday later

MUMBAI: Even as the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has asserted that it has 'jurisdiction' to probe the Sushant Singh Rajput's death-related cases, the Bombay High Court is set to hear bail applications of two of the prime accused -- actress Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik -- later in the day, officials said.

Cabinet appointments committee gives nod to 16 new postings

NEW DELHI:  The appointments committee of Cabinet on Monday approved 16 new appointments of Joint Secretaries or those equivalent to it, in different Union ministries and key government bodies.

Mirabai Chanu's training program in US sanctioned by SAI

NEW DELHI:  The Mission Olympic Cell (MOC) of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) has sanctioned weightlifter Mirabai Chanu's proposal of Rs 40 lakhs for a two-month overseas training program in Kansas, US along with her coach and physiotherapist, as well as her rehabilitation for a long standing injury that she had been carrying.

IPL: KL holds on to Orange, Purple Cap stays with Shami

DUBAI: Kings XI Punjab skipper KL Rahul and his teammate Mohammad Shami continue to hold Purple and Orange Caps respectively following the conclusion of Monday's Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians which the Virat Kohli-led side won in the Super Over.

4 nabbed for IPL betting in UP

SAMBHAL (UTTAR PRADESH): Four persons have been arrested by Sambhal Police for their alleged involvement in betting on IPL matches.

Varun Sharma: It makes me happy when people refer to me as 'Choocha' or 'Sexa'

MUMBAI: Actor-comedian Varun Sharma says when fans call him by the names of his popular on-screen characters, it is the biggest compliment he can get.

South Central Railway ships 3 cr litres milk from AP to Delhi

SECUNDERABAD:  The South Central Railway (SCR) has so far shipped 3 crore litres of milk from Andhra Pradesh's Renigunta to New Delhi via "Doodh Duronto Special" trains amid the Covid pandemic, a railway official said.

B'desh Covid-19 caseload increases to 360,555

DHAKA:  Bangladesh reported 1,407 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, taking the overall tally to 360,555, according to health authorities.

Nepal Army chief self-quarantines after staff tests Covid-19 positive

KATHMANDU:  Purna Chandra Thapa, Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) of the Nepali Army (NA), has gone into self-quarantine after a staff member at his official residence tested positive for the novel coronavirus.