Thursday, December 03, 2020

National

Bollywood drugs probe: 2 NCB officials suspended

MUMBAI:  In a major embarrassment, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has suspended two officials from their Mumbai Zonal Unit for alleged suspicious role which enabled two accused get relief in the ongoing Bollywood-drugs mafia investigations, official sources said here on Thursday.

Shah-Amarinder meet on farmers' issue

NEW DELHI: A crucial meeting started on Thursday noon between Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh here as the next round of talks between farmers and the Centre also got way.

Air India employees prepare to bid for carrier

NEW DELHI: Air India employees are preparing to bid for the national carrier in partnership with a private equity fund and each employee will be asked to contribute Rs 1 lakh towards the bid.

What does the PM stand by: Rahul quizzes govt over Covid vax

NEW DELHI: Former Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi took a swipe at the Centre by highlighting the differing stance of the BJP and the Centre on the issue of vaccinating every Indian.

Coats for UP cows this winter

PRAYAGRAJ(Uttar Pradesh): Cows in Uttar Pradesh will now get special coats to save them from the winter chill.
The Animal Husbandry Department of the state has asked veterinary officers in various districts to ensure proper protection for cows in state-run cow shelters during the winter months.

UP makes 1st arrest under anti-conversion law

BAREILLY(Uttar Pradesh): Three days after registering the first case under the newly-promulgated anti-conversion law, the Bareilly police have made the first arrest in the case.
Uwaish Ahmad, 22, was booked on Sunday, hours after the ordinance against "forced" religious conversion came into effect.

Nadda to visit UP from Dec 25 to 28

LUCKNOW: BJP president J.P. Nadda will be visiting Uttar Pradesh from December 25-28 and hold talks with party leaders on strengthening the party's organizational structure in the run up to the Panchayat elections next year and the Assembly elections in 2022.

Kabaddi players, wrestlers, singers from Punjab join farmers' protest

Call special Parliament session to repeal farm laws: Farmers to govt

If MSP is discontinued, Dushyant will resign: JJP

NEW DELHI: Amid the ongoing farmers' protest against agriculture laws, Jannayak Janata Party (JJP), an ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Haryana, sent out a strong warning to the BJP. Till party chief Dushyant Chautala is Deputy Chief Minister of the state, he won't let the minimum support price (MSP) be discontinued, said a party spokesperson.

Most major Indian honey brands fail adulteration test in Germany: CSE

YC workers' march to Khattar's Chandigarh residence foiled

CHANDIGARH:  Chandigarh Police on Wednesday used water cannons to disperse Punjab Youth Congress members and supporters to prevent them from marching towards Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar's official residence here to protest against the three central farm laws.

BJP getting isolated in Haryana, but no immediate threat to govt

NEW DELHI: Amid the farmers protests, the BJP is getting isolated in Haryana after the withdrawal of support by an independent MLA from the government and getting sermons from alliance partner JJP. However, there is no impending threat to the government led by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.

Aircel Maxis case against Chidambarams lingering on unnecessarily'

NEW DELHI: "It is lingering on unnecessarily," a Delhi court said on Wednesday even as it granted more time to the Central Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement Directorate to obtain report on Letters Rogatory form the UK and Singapore in relation to their ongoing probe in the Aircel-Maxis case against former Union Minister P. Chidambaram and his son Karti.

SIT recommends ED probe into Vikas Dubey's assets

LUCKNOW: A special investigation team (SIT) probing the Vikas Dubey encounter case has recommended a probe by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) into the slain gangster's property worth Rs 150 crore, amassed by Dubey and his aides.

Radha Mohan Singh asks party cadres to prepare for 2022 UP polls

LUCKNOW:  Senior BJP leader Radha Mohan Singh, who is the party in-charge for Uttar Pradesh, held a detailed meeting with party leaders here on Wednesday.

Retired Justice Karnan arrested by TN police

CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu Police on Wednesday arrested retired High Court Judge, Justice CS Karnan, in connection with the release on the social media offensive videos/posts with objectionable comments and threats of sexual violence against judiciary officials and their family members.

Dog, mentioned in 'Mann Ki Baat', dies in Meerut

MEERUTUttar Pradesh):'Rakesh', the PAC dog who found a mention in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat', has died due to liver and kidney infection.

Farmers continue peaceful protest at Tikri border

NEW DELHI:  As the protests entered the seventh day, the farmers from Punjab and Haryana on Wednesday continued to protest peacefully at the Delhi-Haryana Tikri border here.

BKU leaders leave Ghazipur border for crucial meeting at Singhu border

NEW DELHI: An important meeting of farmers' organisations is being held on the Singhu border on Wednesday after the dialogue with the Centre remained inconclusive. Some important leaders of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) camping on the Ghazipur border have left for the Singhu border to attend this crucial meeting.

BJP slams MVA move to probe Jalyukta Shivar Yojana

MUMBAI: The opposition state Bharatiya Janata Party slammed the decision of the Maha Vikas Aghadi government to set up a committee for an open probe into former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' pet scheme Jalyukta Shivar Yojana (JSY), here on Wednesday.

MP CM trolled for 'plagiarism' charges levelled over a poem

BHOPAL:  Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan recently shared a poem said to have been penned by his wife Sadhna Singh which has led to a backlash on social media. Chouhan has been heavily trolled over alleged plagiarism charges levelled by a young girl Bhumika Birthare who has claimed to have originally written the poem.

Sonia Gandhi appoints B.V. Srinivas as Youth Congress chief

NEW DELHI: The Youth Congress has now got an official president after more than a year. Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday appointed B.V. Srinivas as the chief of the Congress' youth wing.

RSS chief to visit Bihar for two days from Dec 4

PATNA: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat will visit Patna for two days to participate in its meeting on December 4.
Vinesh Prasad, chief of RSS Bihar unit, told IANS that Bhagwat will stay in Patna.

Farmers perform 'puja' at Ghazipur border, lash out at Modi govt

GHAZIPUR(Delhi/Uttar Pradesh): The Modi government's latest attempts to persuade the farmers agitating at the Delhi-Haryana-UP borders for the last seven days against the three Union farm laws, failed to achieve a breakthrough.

43 IPS officers transferred in UP

LUCKNOW: In a major administrative reshuffle, the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has transferred 43 IPS officers, including 17 district police chiefs.

Over 43% polling in Greater Hyderabad civic polls

HYDERABAD:  Over 43 per cent voters cast their votes on Tuesday in the elections to the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) which was largely peaceful and smooth, barring a goof-up which led to poll postponement in one division, election officials said.

Odisha CM launches customer integrated management services of OMC

BHUBANESWAR:  Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday launched the Customer Integrated Management Services (CIMS) and Stockyard Management System (SMS) applications of Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC).

13th Bengaluru Film Festival to be held in Feb/March

BENGALURU: Karnataka Chief Minister, B.S. Yediyurappa on Tuesday gave informal approval to organise 13th edition of Bengaluru International Film Festival (BIFF).

Govt seeks farmers' objections, suggestions on farm laws

NEW DELHI:  In a bid to address the worries of the farmers, who are on the streets since last week to oppose the newly passed farm laws, the Central government on Tuesday sought their objections as well as suggestions in writing, even as the talks between the leaders of the farmers' groups and the government held earlier in the day ended inconclusively.

Trinamool top brass meets Adhikari to resolve differences

KOLKATA: West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress' top brass held a high-level meeting with disgruntled party heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari on Tuesday night in a bid to iron out differences within the incumbent formation.

Akshay Kumar meets Yogi Adityanath in Mumbai

LUCKNOW/MUMBAI: Actor Akshay Kumar has met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who is in Mumbai, and discussed his upcoming film 'Ram Setu'.

Nearly 500 journalists died from Covid-19, India second victim nation

GUWAHATI: Nearly 500 journalists have died from Covid-19 in 56 countries since 1 March, said the Switzerland based international media rights body Press Emblem Campaign (www.pressemblem.ch) adding that in month of November, at least 47 media workers succumbed to the novel corona virus infection related ailments around the world.

Farmers-govt dialogue inconclusive, 4th round of talks on Thursday

NEW DELHI: The more than three-hour-long dialogue between a group of more than 32 farmer union leaders and the government remained inconclusive on Tuesday. The fourth round of talks will be held on Thursday.

Govt asks farmers to share their specific issues by Wednesday

NEW DELHI: Following their inconclusive talks on Tuesday, the government asked the protesting farmers to identify, by Wednesday, the issues which could be discussed on the next meeting on December 3.

Cabinet Secy chairs NCMC meet on deep depression along southern coast

NEW DELHI: Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba chaired a National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) meeting on Tuesday through video conferencing with the Chief Secretaries of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Advisor Lakshadweep and Secretaries of different ministries in view of the deep depression forming along the southern coast of Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Tomar, Goyal lead talks with farmers, Shah, Rajnath stay away for now

NEW DELHI: Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Consumer Affairs Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday headed the government side in the much-awaited talks with over 30 farmer unions on the sixth day of the ongoing farmers' protest.

LJP thanks RJD, but says won't contest RS poll in Bihar

PATNA: The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) led by Chirag Paswan on Tuesday refused to take the bait thrown by the RJD to contest one Rajya Sabha seat in Bihar, while expressing gratitude to the opposition party for extending support.

UP CM Yogi covets biz, Bollywood and big bucks from Mumbai

MUMBAI:  Taking a break from the farmers' agitation in north, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath arrives here late Dec. 1 for a mega-shopping blitzkrieg in the country's commercial and entertainment capital on Tuesday.

India's internal issue not fodder for other nation's politics: Sena MP to Canada PM

MUMBAI: Hours after Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau raised concerns over the agitating farmers in India protesting the three farm laws passed recently, Shiv Sena leader Priyanka Chaturvedi said on Tuesday that she was touched by his concern but India's internal issue is not fodder for another nation's politics.

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