Thursday, January 20, 2022


DSGMC General house meeting to elect its president on Jan 22

AMRITSAR: The general house meeting of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee will be held at Delhi on January 22 to elect its office bearers of the committee This was disclosed by Mr Harmeet Singh Kalka General Secretary of DSGMC.

Aparna Yadav's joining helps BJP win perception battle against SP'

NEW DELHI:By inducting Mulayam Singh Yadavs daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav into the party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) believes that it has won the perception battle against the Samajwadi Party (SP) ahead of the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls.

Battle for UP: Akhilesh congratulates Aparna Yadav on joining BJP

LUCKNOW: Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav, on Wednesday, congratulated his sister-in-law Aparna Yadav who had joined the BJP earlier in the day.

Punjab sand mining case: ED recovers Rs 10 cr cash, documents

NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday recovered more cash during ongoing raids in connection with illegal sand mining case of Punjab. The ED team conducted raids in Pathankot and in other areas.

Mulayam Singh's daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav joins BJP

NEW DELHI: Mulayam Singh Yadav's daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav on Wednesday joined the BJP just three weeks ahead of the first phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh.

Covid compensation: SC seeks presence of chief secretaries of Andhra, Bihar

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed discontent over delay in payment of compensation to families of those who succumbed to Covid-19, and ordered personal appearance of chief secretaries of Andhra Pradesh and Bihar at 2 p.m.

Admiral R. Hari Kumar mourns INS Ranvir victims

MUMBAI: The Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral R. Hari Kumar on Wednesday termed Tuesday evening's accident aboard warship INS Ranvir as "unfortunate".

Modi, Amit Shah greet NDRF on its Raising Day

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday greeted the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on its Raising Day.

Christie's 'Old Master and British Drawings' online sale

NEW DELHI: The 'Old Master and British Drawings', an online sale will be open for bidding from January 14-28. The sale features 76 lots from the 16th to the 19th centuries from the Italian, French, Northern European and British schools.

RJD threatens no-confidence motion against Nitish government

PATNA: The RJD on Tuesday threatened to bring a no-confidence motion against the Nitish Kumar government in the upcoming Budget session of the Bihar Assembly if the liquor prohibition law is not amended.

Air India curtails US operations due to 5G roll-out

NEW DELHI: National carrier Air India will not be able to operate a number of US-bound flights on Wednesday, the airline said.

Wet spell over northwest, adjoining central India from Jan 21: IMD

NEW DELHI: Light/moderate rainfall/snowfall over the Western Himalayan region and scattered to widespread light/moderate rainfall over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, north Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh is likely between January 21 to 23, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday predicted.

'Why only 19 female candidates out of 400 in NDA': SC seeks Centre's response

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought a response from the Centre, asking why only 19 women candidates will be admitted in the National Defence Academy (NDA) out of 400 seats in 2023.

ED is BJP's election dept, says Cong after raid on Punjab CM's kin

NEW DELHI: The Congress has expressed unhappiness over ED raids on close relative of Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi. The party on Tuesday slammed the BJP for misusing the government agency while the party says it is ready to take the battle in Punjab and will tell the people how the BJP is trying to harass country's only Dalit Chief Minister.

BJP to announce list of candidates for Goa polls today: CM Sawant

PANAJI: The BJP is expected to announce its list of candidates for the February 14 Assembly polls by Tuesday evening, said Chief Minister Pramod Sawant.

Odisha SEC announces Rs 30 lakh ex-gratia for Covid-19 deaths during Panchayat poll duty

BHUBANESWAR: As Covid-19 situation continues to prevail in Odisha, the State Election Commission (SEC) has announced Rs 30 lakh ex-gratia for Covid-19 death of any person engaged in Panchayat election duty in the state.

Get data on starvation deaths, frame model scheme for community kitchens: SC to Centre

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday questioned the Centre for not reporting any starvation death. The court said if it can be understood that there is no starvation death in the country. The apex court asked the government to furnish latest data on starvation deaths and also frame a model scheme, for state governments to implement, on community kitchens to address hunger and malnutrition.

BJP meet on Wednesday to finalise candidates for Assembly polls

NEW DELHI: The BJP's Central Election Committee (CEC) will meet on Wednesday to finalise candidates for Goa, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh.

Houthis launch 5 ballistic missiles, explosive-laden drones in multiple attacks on UAE

SANAA: The Iran-backed Houthi militia in Yemen announced that it fired five ballistic missiles and several explosive-laden drones in multiple attacks on airports and an oil refinery in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Taliban trying to 'erase' women From public life: UN experts

KABUL: A group of UN human rights experts have warned against the Taliban's attempts to "steadily erase women and girls from public life", the media reported.


Is Vijayan eyeing the CPI-M general secretary post?

THIRUBANANTHAPURAM: With the West Bengal unit of the CPI-M literally wound up and at Tripura also things appear not that rosy, Kerala is the only state where they reign supreme and ever since Pinarayi Vijayan assumed office as Chief Minister in 2016, has become the undisputed word in his party and hence the talk -- is he eyeing the post of general secretary?

Army rescues 14 stranded passengers in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Fourteen civilians stranded on road blocked by snow avalanches were rescued on Tuesday by the army despite highly hostile weather in the area.

J&K gets over special state tag, gears up to attract investors

NEW DELHI: The historic Real Estate Summit organised by Jammu and Kashmir Government in the last week of December, 2021 in Jammu, opened up the Union Territory for the investors from across the country.

Wayside sale of palm products in TN rises after DGP comes to street vendors' aid

CHENNAI: The sale of palm products including 'thavuns' (edible portion of palmyra plant seed) on the roadsides of southern districts of Tamil Nadu has picked up after the state Director General of Police C. Sylendra Babu directed the cops not to harass the vendors selling palm products on the streets.

Execute twin towers demolition agreement within a week, SC to Supertech

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday told Supertech to execute the agreement with a building demolition firm, finalised by Noida, within a week, to pull down its two 40-storey towers.

'State of the World' address: Modi to speak on India-centric issues

NEW DELHI: It seems that the World Economic Forum (WEF) Davos virtual summit has already set an agenda for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is scheduled to deliver his special address on Monday evening at 8.30 p.m.

Bombay HC rejects Nitesh Rane's anticipatory bail plea

MUMBAI: In a massive setback, the Bombay High Court on Monday dismissed an anticipatory bail plea filed by Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Nitesh Rane, son of Union MSME Minister Narayan Rane - in an attempt to murder case.

Battle for UP: Farmers' stir will not dent BJP's prospects, says party leader

NEW DELHI: The farmers' agitation against the three contentious farm laws, which were later revoked, will not impact BJP's victory in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections as the peasants of western part of the state will vote in favour of the party, a veteran BJP leader said.

Plea in SC to deregister parties not divulging criminal cases of candidates

NEW DELHI: The plea filed by advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay contended that the cause of action for filing the plea arose after Samajwadi Party, fielded notorious gangster Nahid Hasan from Kairana but neither published his criminal records in electronic, print and social media nor the reason of his selection within 48 hours.

Battle for UP: Akhilesh announces SOPs for farmers, takes pledge to defeat BJP

LUCKNOW: Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav, on Monday, said that when his party comes to power, he would ensure minimum support price for all crops for farmers.

TN BJP to take action against kid's TV show 'belittling' PM Modi

CHENNAI: The BJP's Tamil Nadu state president K. Annamalai has said that the BJP has taken cognizance of a kid's satirical show that was aired on a Tamil television channel. The show, according to him, was 'belittling' the image of the Prime Minister and the BJP would take necessary action against the perpetrators.

Germany highlights Indo-Pacific doctrine with deployment of frigate Bayern in Sri Lanka

NEW DELHI: German frigate Bayern arrived in Sri Lanka on a three-day visit on Saturday. The submarine hunter vessel will remain docked at the Colombo Port till 18 January.

'No forcible vaccination': Centre to SC on Covid vax for disabled persons

NEW DELHI: The Centre has told the Supreme Court that it has not issued any Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for persons with disabilities to carry Covid-19 vaccination certificates for any purpose.

Modi to deliver 'State of the World' special address at WEF's Davos Agenda

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver a 'State of the World' special address at the World Economic Forum's Davos Agenda on Monday.

No support extended to SP-RLD alliance, says Rakesh Tikait

NEW DELHI: Even as Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) president Naresh Tikait has announced extending support towards the Samajwadi Party-Rashtriya Lok Dal (SP-RLD) alliance in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, his brother and BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait has denied this, saying "there was a misunderstanding".

Prez, PM condole the demise of Pandit Birju Maharaj

NEW DELHI: President, Vice President and Prime Minister expressed grief and offered their condolences on the demise of Pandit Birju Maharaj.


Battle for UP: Taj city's political 'josh' is high

AGRA: As mercury dipped further to intensify the continuing cold wave, the heat generated by the election euphoria, ahead of the Assembly polls, has brought a welcome relief to the people on the streets here.

Delhi's first electric bus to be flagged off

NEW DELHI: After months of waiting, Delhi will get its first of the 300 proposed electric buses with women and differently-abled-friendly features on Monday.

Harak Singh Rawat sacked as Uttarakhand minister, expelled from BJP

NEW DELHI: Amid speculation that he was likely to rejoin the Congress, Uttarakhand minister Harak Singh Rawat was on Sunday sacked from the government and expelled from the BJP for "anti-party activities" for six years.

Amit Shah to go on a marathon UP tour

NEW DELHI: Former BJP president and Union Home Minister Amit Shah is likely to go on a marathon tour in the poll-bound state of Uttar Pradesh, sources said, adding the schedule for the tour is being finalised.