Tuesday, February 27, 2024


UK writer's deportation: 'Deeply concerned' says Cong; 'known terrorist sympathiser', BJP hits back

BENGALURU: A war of words has broken out between the Congress government and the BJP in Karnataka over the incident of deporting 'controversial' UK writer Nitasha Kaul back to London from the Bengaluru airport on Sunday.

“National Science Day” Celebrations at PU on Feb 28

CHANDIGARH: Indian Science Congress Association (Chandigarh Chapter) in association with the Institute of Forensic Science and Criminology, Panjab University, Chandigarh will be celebrating the “National Science Day on February 28, 2024 at 11.00am in the Zoology Auditorium, Department of Zoology, Sector-14, Chandigarh.

"Quit WTO" observed across India with Tractor Parades in 400 districts 

NEW DELHI:  Farmers leaders squarely blamed the Union Home Minister Amit Shah for conspiring to unleash severe repression on Punjab farmers in an attempt to isolate Punjab and make electoral use of this in the rest of the country. Haryana CM Khattar and Home Minister Anil Vij illegally and unconstitutionally sent forces across the state border to fire bullets, pellets and tear shells and damage hundreds of farmer's tractors standing there. Thereafter they commanded farmers not to bring tractors on roads, in a posture of fascist demolition of farmers property, akin to bulldozer Raj being practised elsewhere. It is to protest this anti-farmer assault that SKM stood tractors on the road and held protests meets.

Accused arrested for cheating lakhs of rupees by blackmailing with nude video calls

KAITHAL: The police is continuously making the general public aware about cyber crimes as per the instructions of SP Upasana. The police is also continuing to arrest cyber criminals. While investigating the case of blackmailing of lakhs of rupees by making nude video calls, the team of police station cyber crime in-charge Inspector Shiv Kumar arrested the accused Mohbat, a resident of village Sahasan in Bharatpur district of Rajasthan as per the rules.

No democracy can survive & thrive unless there's equality before law: V-P Dhankhar

AIZWAL: Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday said that "no democracy can survive, no democracy can thrive, no democracy can blossom unless there is equality before law".

Manipur govt extends internet suspension in Churachandpur district for 5 more days

IMPHAL: Considering the prevailing law and order situation, the Manipur government has extended internet suspension, including mobile data services, in Churachandpur district for another five days till March 2, officials said on Monday.

Docs have a moral responsibility, must behave with humanity: Prez Murmu

NEW DELHI: Doctors have a moral responsibility and they must behave with humanity showing compassion, kindness and empathy, said President Droupadi Murmu on Monday.

Farmer in tattered clothes not allowed to board B'luru Metro, BMRCL suspends officer

BENGALURU: The Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation has sacked the security supervisor following public outcry over the BMRCL staff not allowing a farmer to board the train.

Foundation of media should be based solely on truth: Yogi Adityanath

LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on Monday, said that his government takes cognisance of all authentic news reports brought out by the media, which are not propaganda.

Cong MP from Jharkhand’s Singhbhum seat, Geeta Koda joins BJP

NEW DELHI: In yet another setback to the Congress which has been reeling under a series of defections by its MPs and MLAs ahead of the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls, Geeta Koda, its Singhbhum MP and wife of former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda, quit the grand old party and joined the BJP on Monday.

PM Modi lays foundation stone for redevelopment work of Gurugram railway station

GURUGRAM: Under Amrit Bharat Station Scheme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday laid the foundation stone of redevelopment works of Gurugram Railway Station through video conferencing on Monday.

BJP moves Calcutta HC for permission to hold protest on Sandeshkhali issue

KOLKATA: After being denied the permission by Kolkata Police to hold sit-in from February 27 against the alleged sexual harassment and violence against women at Sandeshkhali, the state unit of BJP on Monday approached the Calcutta High Court to ask for the permission for sit-in.

End injustice done to India's youth by implementation of Agnipath scheme: Kharge writes to President Murmu

NEW DELHI: Congress President and Leader of Opposition (LoP) in Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge on Monday wrote to President Droupadi Murmu highlighting the alleged "injustice" done to India's youth due to implementation of the Agnipath scheme by the government.

Amit Shah to inaugurate 6-storey library in Gandhinagar on Tuesday

GANDHINAGAR: Union Home Minister Amit Shah will inaugurate the Government Library on Tuesday in Gandhinagar.

3 killed as car hits tree in Odisha's Kendrapara

BHUBANESWAR: Three women artists died while several others sustained grievous injuries after the SUV they were travelling in crashed into a tree in Ostapur area of Odisha's Kendrapara district early Monday, police said.

Ajit Pawar compares his 'working style' with PM Modi, Amit Shah

MUMBAI: Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister and Nationalist Congress Party leader Ajit Pawar has claimed that his ‘working style’ is similar to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah in different ways, and shirked off uncle Sharad Pawar’s contribution to his political progress, here on Monday.

PM Modi flags off India’s biggest global textile event with 5F mantra

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off India’s largest global textile event Bharat Text 2024 on Monday with his 5F mantra and assured the textiles sector that the government would extend all help to give a big push to the industry.

Delhi HC refers Gautam Gambhir's defamation suit against Punjab Kesari to mediation

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Monday referred former India cricketer and BJP MP Gautam Gambhir's defamation lawsuit against Hindi daily Punjab Kesari seeking damages of Rs 2 crore, to mediation.

K’taka BJP criticises Cong over plan to shift MLAs to resort ahead of RS elections

BENGALURU: Karnataka BJP has criticised the Congress over its plan to shift MLAs to a resort ahead of the Rajya Sabha elections for four seats scheduled to be held on February 27.

Widespread snowfall forecast in J&K, MeT issues advisory

SRINAGAR: Rain and snow over widespread areas is likely to occur in J&K beginning Monday evening, the Meteorological (MeT) department said.

Hindu prayers to continue at Gyanvapi, Allahabad HC rejects Masjid committee’s plea

PRAYAGRAJ: The Allahabad High Court on Monday rejected the plea filed by Muslim side challenging the Varanasi court order allowing Hindu parties to offer prayers and puja in the southern cellar of the Gyanvapi Mosque.

Three from Andhra killed in road accident in K’taka

BENGALURU: Three persons died and six people were injured after the tempo they were travelling in overturned when one of the tyres burst on the national highway in the outskirts of Davanagere city in Karnataka on Monday

Delhi records 7.6 degrees, AQI 'poor' at several stations

NEW DELHI: The national capital on Monday recorded a minimum temperature of 9.9 degrees Celsius, three notches below the seasonal average, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

Four killed as bus rams into parked truck in Andhra

VIJAYAWADA: Four people were killed when a bus rammed into a stationary truck in Kakinada district of Andhra Pradesh early Monday morning.

Hectic political activity in Lucknow as countdown for RS polls begins

LUCKNOW: Hectic political activity is being witnessed in Lucknow as the countdown for the polling for Rajya Sabha biennial elections to ten seats begins.

Factory gutted in fire in Delhi's Mangolpuri area

NEW DELHI: A massive fire was reported at a factory in Delhi’s Mangolpuri area, which was later brought under control, a fire department official said on Monday, adding that no one was injured.

6 killed as bus rams into tractor-trolley in UP's Jaunpur

JAUNPUR: Six labourers were killed and six others injured after a Uttar Pradesh Roadways bus collided with a tractor-trolley in Jaunpur district at around midnight on Sunday.

Performance, intelligence not linked to any specific language: Goa Minister

PANAJI: Goa's Social Welfare Minister Subhash Phal Dessai said on Sunday that performance and intelligence are not linked to any specific language.

BJP led Union Govt is misbehaving with the farmers: former CM Charanjit Singh Channi

PHAGWARA: Former Chief Minister of Punjab Charanjit Singh Channi has said that the BJP led Union Government is misbehaving with the farmers and is inhumanely torturing them, which Punjabis will never tolerate.

SKM Calls to Observe 26 February 2024 as Quit WTO Day, Tractor Demonstrations on National and State Highways

NEW DELHI: Samyukta Kisan Morcha-SKM demands the Modi Government to put pressure on the developed countries to keep agriculture out of the WTO in 13th Ministerial Conference of World Trade Organisation scheduled on 26-29 February at Abu Dhabi. India’s food security and price support programmes are subjects of repeated disputes at WTO. The major agricultural exporting countries, has proposed a 50% cut in the global level of WTO members’ entitlements to support agriculture by the end of 2034.

Four killed, several injured in blast at firecracker factory in UP

KAUSHAMBHI: Four persons have been killed and several injured in a blast that took place in a firecracker factory in Uttar Pradesh's Kaushambhi district on Sunday.

Don’t blemish police uniform, department: Goa CM tells new recruits

PANAJI: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Sunday appealed to the newly recruited police staff to respect the service pledge and to restrain from doing wrong deeds, which could blemish the department.

Gujarat: PM Modi offer prayers at submerged Dwarka city

DWARKA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi went on a deep-sea expedition to visit the submerged remains of Dwarka on Sunday and also offered prayers.

Will BJP be able to replicate the Nandigram model in Sandeshkhali?

KOLKATA: As Sandeshkhali, a conglomerate of islands in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, continues to boil over agitation of local women against the sexual harassment of local Trinamool Congress leader, the BJP has gone all out to replicate the Nandigram model in Sandeshkhali.

IAF's Sarang team enthralls crowd on culmination of Singapore Airshow

NEW DELHI: As the Singapore Airshow drew to an end, the Sarang Helicopter Display Team of the Indian Air Force presented their last display for the event at the Changi Exhibition Centre on Sunday.

Ram temple to be completed by December

AYODHYA: All ongoing construction work in the Ram temple will now be completed by December 2024.

Mann Ki Baat will not be broadcast for next three months, says PM Modi

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his 'Mann Ki Baat' on Sunday, said that the Radio programme will not be broadcast for the next three months.

Celebrate the contribution of women power, says PM Modi in 'Mann Ki Baat'

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the 110th episode of his radio talk show 'Mann Ki Baat' on Sunday said the International Women's Day, which is to be celebrated on March 8, provides an opportunity to salute the contribution of women power to the nation's journey of development.

The Third Eye: Intelligence is a prime security weapon

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's regime, aided by a brilliant National Security Advisor, has boosted the confidence of national Intelligence agencies about doing their job of protecting the security and integrity of India on a proactive, apolitical and professional note.

PM Modi visits Beyt Dwarka temple in Gujarat ahead of project launches

DWARKA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a visit to the revered Shri Beyt Dwarkadhish Mandir on Sunday ahead of inaugurating and attending the groundbreaking ceremony for numerous projects in Gujarat's Jamnagar, Devbhumi Dwarka and Porbandar districts on Sunday.