Thursday, August 05, 2021

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7 of a family including 4 kids die as house collapses due to rain

JAIPUR: Seven members of a family, including four children, two women and a man, were killed when a house collapsed in Keshoraipatan town in Bundi district following incessant rains on Wednesday.

ED arrests Gautam Thapar in money laundering case

NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has arrested Avantha Group promoter Gautam Thapar in connection with a money laundering case.

Cyber, space threats require upgraded technological responses: Prez Kovind

NEW DELHI: The emerging threats in the cyber world and space require state-of-the-art technological responses, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Wednesday.

India, China mulling withdrawal of troops from Gogra in Ladakh

NEW DELHI:India and China are working on a proposal to withdraw troops from a friction point in Gogra at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh in the next few days. It could be a significant step towards resolving the continuing border crisis.

BJP reaching out to prominent citizens in Punjab with request to join party

NEW DELHI:The BJP, which is all set contest Punjab Assembly polls on its own for the first time after its ally Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) walked away from the alliance, will be reaching out to leaders in the opposition camp, intellectuals, prominent personalities or influencers with a request to join the saffron camp.

Mission 2023: Raj BJP to follow models of Gujarat, K'taka, MP & Himachal

JAIPUR:Learning and unlearning might be the new norm of the corporate world but this corporate formula is being followed by the Rajasthan BJP now to bring in fresh waves of changes in the desert state and pave the way for victory in the assembly polls in 2023.

Rahul congratulates Lovlina on winning bronze medal

NEW DELHI:Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday congratulated Boxer Lovlina Borgohain for winning a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics.
In a tweet Rahul Gandhi said," Congratulations to Boxer#LovlinaBorgohain! You've done the country proud #DaughtersOfIndia.

After Goa CM's flip-flop on Bhumiputra bill, Oppn demands scrutiny

PANAJI: After Chief Minister Pramod Sawant's flip-flop over the controversial Bhumiputa Adhikarni Bill, 2021 late on Tuesday night, an upbeat opposition on Wednesday demanded the appointment of a select committee to examine the legislation which seeks to regularise illegal houses in Goa as well as bestow the status of 'bhumiputra' or sons of the soil to those with a 30 year domicile in the coastal state.

Indian Air Force chief in Israel to enhance military ties

NEW DELHI: Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria reached Israel on Tuesday. The visit is aimed at enhancing military cooperation between the two countries.

CVC recommends disciplinary action against ex-CBI boss Alok Verma: Sources

NEW DELHI: Former Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director Alok Kumar Verma, who was unceremoniously removed from the post may have to face disciplinary action and even lose his retirement benefits for allegedly "misusing his position" as the central agency director and violating rules during his service, sources said on Wednesday.

29 cabinet ministers to take oath in K'taka today

BENGALURU:Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai announced that 29 cabinet ministers will take oath in the Glass House of Raj Bhavan on Wednesday afternoon.

CJI recuses from hearing Krishna River dispute between AP, Telangana

NEW DELHI: Chief Justice N.V. Ramana on Wednesday recused himself from hearing the Krishna River water dispute between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, after the Andhra counsel said the matter will require legal adjudication as mediation did not work.

TN BJP protest against Mekedatu dam a double act: Kamal Haasan

CHENNAI:South Indian megastar and Makkal Needhi Maiam President Kamal Haasan on Tuesday said that the Tamil Nadu BJP's opposing the construction of Mekedatu dam over the Cauvery by Karnataka is "a double act".

Delhi Cabinet approves continuation of free Wi-Fi services

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Cabinet on Tuesday approved the continuation of the free Wi-Fi scheme in the national capital, an official said.The Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government claimed to have so far set up Wi-Fi hotspots at 10,561 places across the city.

Pilot, co-pilot of crashed helicopter in J&K still missing

JAMMU: The pilot and the co-pilot of the Dhruv helicopter that crashed on Tuesday into the Ranjit Sagar Dam in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district are still missing.

'Both heal patients': SC for same treatment to ayurvedic, allopathic doctors

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said the doctors, both under Ayush and the central health services (CHS), render service to patients and on this core aspect, there is nothing to distinguish between them as it held that ayurvedic doctors are also entitled to the benefit of enhanced superannuation age of 65 years (raised from 60 years), at par with allopathic doctors.

Jharkhand HC directs CBI to start probe into Judge's death

RANCHI: The Jharkhand High Court on Tuesday directed the CBI to start the probe into the death of the Judge at the earliest, so that no evidence is destroyed.

Delhi Cabinet approves increased salary of MLAs

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Cabinet on Tuesday approved salary hike of the members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) after getting approval from the Centre.With the approval from the cabinet, Delhi MLAs will now get a salary of Rs 30,000 per month.

Jagan greets Guv Biswa Bhusan Harichandan on his birthday

AMARAVATI:Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday conveyed birthday wishes to Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan.Heartfelt greetings and warm wishes to Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan on the occasion of his birthday," said Reddy.

Bengal BJP MPs meet union ministers, discuss state issues

NEW DELHI: BJP MPs from West Bengal on Tuesday met union ministers, Mansukh Mandaviya and Dharmendra Pradhan to discuss health and education issues concerning the state.

Kejriwal launches 'Delhi@2047' to make Delhi 'world-class' city

NEW DELHI:Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday launched 'Delhi@2047', an initiative that seeks partnership with corporate houses and philanthropic bodies to help realise Delhi governments long-term goals across sectors.

After Nitish, Manjhi demands probe into Pegasus snooping row

PATNA: After Nitish Kumar, former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has also backed the demand of the opposition parties for investigation in Pegasus snooping controversy.

Goa house 'regularisation' Bill will be challenged in court: Cong

PANAJI:The Congress in Goa, on Tuesday upped its protest against the Bhumiputra Adhikarini Bill 2021, a legislation which aims to regularise illegally constructed small dwellings, stating that the law, if enacted, would meet the same fate of similar legislations proposed by governments in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, which are being heard by the Supreme Court.

Army helicopter crash: Both pilots safe

JAMMU: Both pilots of the army helicopter that crashed on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district are safe, defence sources said.Army's aviation ALH Dhruv helicopter that had taken off from Pathankot in Punjab crashed Tuesday morning into the Ranjit Sagar Dam.

Rahul Gandhi rides bicycle to Parliament to protest fuel hike

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday rode a bicycle to the parliament in protest of rise in fuel prices particularly petrol which has crossed Rs 100 per litre mark in various parts of the country.

Oppn insulting parliament & constitution by disrupting it: PM

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that opposition parties are insulting parliament and the constitution by disrupting it.
Prime Minister Modi was speaking at BJP's parliamentary party meeting.

President Ram Nath Kovind arrives in Ooty

CHENNAI: President of India, Ram Nath Kovind who is on a five-day visit to Tamil Nadu from August 2, has reached Ooty from Chennai. The President is attending a function at Defense staff College, Wellington, Ooty on August 4.

Delhi govt issues new guidelines for spa, massage centres

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government on Monday issued new guidelines for operation of spa and massage centres in the city with strict measures to ensure prevention of sexual abuse and trafficking and to ensure the security of patrons as well as employees.

Aligarh to get flatted factory soon

ALIGARH: Aligarh will soon get a flatted factory, a multi-storeyed building in which multiple non-polluting units can operate.
Additional Chief Secretary, MSME, Navneet Sehgal said that the project will be set up in 1.34 hectares of land at a cost of Rs 90 crore.

Gunfight breaks out in J&K's Bandipora

SRINAGAR:An encounter started between the terrorists and security forces at Chandaji area of Bandipora district in Kashmir on Tuesday, officials said.

HC asks UP govt to reply to Kafeel Khan's petition

PRAYAGRAJ(UP):The Allahabad High Court has directed the Uttar Pradesh government counsel to seek instructions from the state government on a writ petition filed by Dr Kafeel Ahmad Khan, challenging his suspension from BRD Medical College, Gorakhpur.

DCW takes cognizance after 5 youths post obscene remarks against women

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has taken cognizance of obscene remarks made on the social media allegedly by five youths against women belonging to another community. The women rights body has issued a notice to the Delhi Police Cyber Cell and demanded immediate arrest of the accused persons.

MHA restricts Delhi govt's proposal to increase MLAs' salary, other wages

NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Home Affairs has restricted Delhi governments proposal to increase the salary of the Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) of Delhi, sources told IANS.

Karnataka CM meets Nadda, discuss cabinet expansion

NEW DELHI: Newly-appointed Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Monday met BJP chief J.P. Nadda to discuss cabinet expansion in the state.

IFFCO MD's sons Anupam, Amol, others under ED scanner

NEW DELHI: THe Enforcement Directorate (ED) is probing the roles of Amol Awasthi and Anupam Awasthi, both NRI sons of US Awasthi, MD and CEO IFFCO, and Vivek Gahlaut -- also an NRI, and son of Parvinder Singh Gahlaut, MD of the Indian Potash Limited (IPL), in connection with its money laundering probe into the fertilizer scam.

Shiv Sena activists tear down Adani hoarding at Mumbai Airport

MUMBAI: A group of slogan-shouting Shiv Sainiks vandalised and tore down a brand new hoarding erected by the Adani Airport Holding Ltd (AAHL) outside the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport here on Monday afternoon.

India, China agree to resolve remaining border dispute

NEW DELHI: India and China agreed to resolve remaining border issues in an 'expeditious manner' in accordance with the existing agreements and protocols and maintain the momentum of dialogue and negotiations, the Indian Army said on Monday in a joint statement after the 12th Round of India-China Corps commander level meeting.

Several NRIs, foreign firms being probed in fertiliser scam case: Govt

NEW DELHI: The government on Monday told Parliament that some Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) being probed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the Rs 685 crore fertilisers import scam but declined to share their names as it "may impact" the ongoing probe.

Body of Danish Siddiqui was mutilated in Taliban custody

NEW DELHI: The body of Danish Siddiqui, the Pulitzer-winning Reuters photojournalist who was killed in Afghanistan last month, was badly mutilated while in the custody of the Taliban, Afghan officials said, as per Afghan media reports.

Tree Plantation at Community Centre, Panjab University

CHANDIGARH: The Horticulture Division organised a plantation today in the premises of Community Centre, Sector 25, Campus, Panjab University, Chandigarh. 75 plants of Chorisia Speciosa donated by Adv. Jatin Salwan were planted alongwith plants of ficus.

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