Monday, March 01, 2021


Shot at by militants, son of Srinagar's Krishna Dhaba dies

SRINAGAR: Eleven days after he was attacked by assailants in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar city, Akash Mehra, son of the owner of the city's popular eatery, Krishna Dhaba, succumbed to critical injuries on Sunday.

People want AAP to replicate Delhi model in their states'

NEW DELHI: The encouraging results in the recent civic polls in Gujarat has boosted the confidence of Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which is now eyeing forthcoming Assembly elections in several states and Union territories.

Dekho Apna Desh' campaign showcases India's tourism assets

NEW DELHI: With an aim to create awareness among stakeholders and citizens, the Tourism Ministry has recently launched its 'Dekho Apna Desh' campaign to showcase the country's various tourism assets and products.

Farmers announce series of Mahapanchayats in March

NEW DELHI: Farmers protesting against the three Central farm laws have announced a series of Mahapanchayats in March as the stalemate between the farmers and the government continues over the withdrawal of the laws.

Eye on 2022 polls, Kejriwal woos Jats in UP

NEW DELHI: In view of the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh slated for next year, AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday tried to woo the 'Jat' community in the western part of the state while addressing a Kisan Mahapanchayat in Meerut.

Kejriwal blames Centre for R-Day violence

MEERUT: Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) president, Arvind Kejriwal, on Sunday, blamed the centre of orchestrating violence on Republic Day at Red Fort during the farmers' tractor rally.

Move to sell Vizag steel plant, not in public interest -EAS Sarma

CHANDIGARH: The Central Government decision to privatize the steel plant at Visakhapatnam is neither prudent from the public interest point of view nor in tune with the sentiments of the people, said EAS Sarma, former Secretary to the Government of India in an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

UP: Bhim Army inches closer to SP-RLD alliance

LUCKNOW: The ongoing farmers' agitation and the changing political scenario in western Uttar Pradesh are now throwing up new political combinations, ahead of the 2022 Assembly election.

'Mann Ki Baat': Modi stresses on water conservation

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday appealed to the people to start a 100-day 'Catch the Rain' campaign to conserve water ahead of the summer.

Cong dissident leaders 'are pained to see party become weak'

JAMMU: Senior leaders of the Congress accompanying Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday said they are pained to see the party becoming weak with each passing day.

Kerala CM Vijayan most popular with 72.92% respondents

NEW DELHI: The anti-incumbency wave seems have marginal effect on the popularity of chief ministers of Assam, Kerala and West Bengal. According to an IANS CVoter survey, the chief ministers are popular amongst the people due to their performance: 58.27 per cent in Assam, 72.92 per cent in Kerala and 57.5 per cent in West Bengal.

EC holds transfer of 18 police officers in Assam

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission on Saturday kept the transfer orders of 12 Indian Police Service (IPS) and six Assam Police Service (APS) officers on "abeyance" in the poll-bound Assam considering impostition of Model Code of Conduct in the state.

Artists perform 'Ragini' in support of farmers at Ghazipur

NEW DELHI: Showing solidarity with the farmers protesting against the three new farm laws enacted last year, Noida artists performed 'Ragini' at the protest site at Ghazipur border here.

RSS has destroyed institutions and free press: Rahul

RSS has destroyed institutions and free press: Rahul

NITI Aayog propose vax price between Rs 300-500

NEW DELHI: The NITI Aayog has promulgated a price range of Rs 300-500 for two Covid vaccines that would be available for the priority group at private facilities in the third phase of vaccination set to begin from March 1, sources privy to the development told IANS, adding that the Bharat Biotech's Covaxin would cost a bit higher.

Andhra Guv congratulates Sahitya Akademi award winner

AMARAVATI: Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan congratulated Velcheru Narayana Rao for bagging the Sahitya Akademi award for his contribution to Telugu literature and research in Telugu and Sanskrit languages.

Priyanka visits Ravidas temple in Varanasi

VARANASI: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday attended the the 644th birth anniversary celebration of Sant Shiromani Shri Guru Ravidas ji Maharaj at Seer Govardhanpur of the Ravidas temple in Varanasi.

Cop shoots self dead in Delhi

NEW DELHI: A policeman on duty in a PCR van allegedly shot himself dead on early Saturday morning in west Delhi's Moti Nagar area.

Landslides close down Jammu-Srinagar highway

JAMMU: Traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway was suspended on Saturday after heavy rains triggered landslides along the Ramban-Ramsoo stretch, officials said.

Cong demands judicial probe into Dadra MP's suicide

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Friday demanded a judicial probe into the suicide of Independent MP from Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Mohan S. Delkar, who reportedly hanged himself at a Mumbai hotel on Monday, sending shockwaves in the national political circles.

Fire in Delhi cosmetics factory, one dead

NEW DELHI: One person has been killed in a massive fire that broke out at a cosmetics factory here in Gulabi Bagh area in the early hours of Saturday, officials said.

ADCs to protect rights of tribal communities: LS Speaker

SHILLONG: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said on Friday that the key objective behind setting up the Autonomous District Councils (ADCs) is to protect the rights of the tribal communities of northeast India, provide them equal rights in the decision-making process and ensure that their administration is carried out in accordance with their traditions and conventions.

Impersonator commits suicide after arrest

BENGALURU: A 60-year-old accused allegedly committed suicide by jumping off from the balcony of his flat in Vidyaranyapura, in Northern Suburb of Bengaluru on Friday, the police said.

NCDRC's grievance redressal portal operational in 15 states/UTs

NEW DELHI: The 'E-Daakhil' portal meant for consumer grievance redressal launched by the National Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission (NCDRC) in September 2020 is now operational in 15 states and Union Territories.

Give AAP 5 yrs, Kejriwal appeals to people of Gujarat

 GANDHINAGAR: Delhi Chief Minister and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal, on Friday asked the people of Gujarat to give the AAP party a chance to form the local bodies in the upcoming polls on Sunday for Tehsil, district and municipality elections in Gujarat.

8-phase poll in Bengal, three-phase in Assam, single in TN, Kerala

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission on Friday announced single-phase polling in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Assembly elections, three-phase polling in Assam, and eight phases in West Bengal.

5 states/UT to go to polls from Mar 27-Apr 29, counting on May 2

NEW DELHI: Assembly elections in Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and the Union Territory of Puducherry will be held from March 27 to April 29, while the counting of votes will be held on May 2, the Election Commission of India said on Friday.

Yuva Kisan Divas lauds youth's role in farmers' movement

NEW DELHI: With the farmers agitation at Delhi's borders completing more than 90 days, newer strategies are being adopted to keep the movement going. One such strategy by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha was organising the Yuva Kisan Divas (Young Farmer Day) on Friday in which youngsters managed the stage at the Ghazipur border.

PM Modi trying to curtail voices of democracy with new social media regulations: Bhagwant Mann

CHANDIGARH: Reacting to the announcement made by Union Information and Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad about new norms for social media in the country that any content that is flagged off by the authorities need to be taken down within 36 hours by the social media sites, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) state president and MP Bhagwant Mann said this was another way by which Prime Minister Narendra Modi government want to curtail the voices of democracy. He said that vver the last few days the Modi government had been shaken to the core with the immense response that the farmers' protest had been getting.

Deep Sidhu withdraws 'security' plea from court

NEW DELHI: Punjabi actor-turned singer Deep Sidhu, an accused in the Republic Day violence case, has withdrawn an application seeking security in the jail premises after he was shifted to a separate cell.

AIMPLB to hold online series on legal issues

LUCKNOW: The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) will hold an online interactive series to explain its stand on various court cases pertaining to the personal law to the people.

Rain lashes J&K, to continue for 24 hrs

SRINAGAR: Moderate rain lashed Jammu and Kashmir on Friday as the meteorological (MET) department said same weather conditions will continue during the next 24 hours.

Social media platforms need to remove offending content within 36 hrs of govt order

MUMBAI: As the Union government on Thursday notified the new rules for social media intermediaries, the platforms will have to remove offending content within 36 hours after a government directive or a legal order.

Bihar government should rethink liquor ban: BJP legislator

PATNA: With the Bihar government facing criticism for "ineffective" implementation of the liquor ban, BJP Legislative Councillor Sanjay Paswan on Thursday said that the state government should reconsider it to avoid smuggling and attacks on security forces.

Om Prakash Chouhan and Manu Gandas joint third round leaders

AHMEDABAD: Om Prakash Chouhan of Mhow produced a super eight-under-64 while Manu Gandas of the DLF Golf & Country Club, Gurugram, shot a determined five-under-67, as the duo held the joint third round lead at 12-under-132, three shots head of the rest, at the Glade One Masters 2021 being played at the Glade One Golf Resort in Ahmedabad.

SUV with 20 gelatin sticks found dumped near Mukesh Ambani's house

MUMBAI: In a shocking development, an SUV filled with at least 20 gelatin sticks was found abandoned outside Antilia, the lavish multi-storied home of billionaire industrialist Mukesh Ambani, here on Thursday evening, officials said.

Bag with Rs 1 lakh cash forgotten at Red Fort Metro Station

NEW DELHI: A bag containing Rs 1 lakh cash, found at the Red Fort Metro Station on Wednesday, remained unclaimed for some hours before its anxious owner came looking for it, officials said on Thursday.

Money was offered to topple Cong government in Puducherry: Independent MLA

PUDUCHERRY: Independent MLA of Mahe assembly Constituency of Puducherry state, Dr V Ramachandran, has revealed that big money was offered to him for development of his constituency as well as personally for extending support to topple the Congress government of Puducherry. Dr Ramachandran was speaking to IANS over telephone.

Decks cleared for Nirav Modi's extradition

NEW DELHI: In a major setback to fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi, a UK court on Thursday ordered his extradition in connection with the Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam case.

No thinning of troops along LoC: Army

NEW DELHI: There is no proposal of thinning of troops along Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir as Pakistan has not stopped terrorism, Indian Army said on Thursday.