Thursday, January 28, 2021


IPL 2021 player auction on Feb 18 in Chennai

NEW DELHI: The player auction ahead of the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) edition will take place on February 18 in Chennai.
IPL confirmed the news on their official Twitter handle: "IPL 2021 Player Auction on 18th February. Venue: Chennai."

Gurugram police on alert after tractor rally violence in Delhi

GURUGRAM: In view of the violence witnessed in Delhi during a farmers' tractor parade on Republic day, Gurugram Police was on high alert on Wednesday.
The district police said security arrangements have been increased and special instructions given to officials to keep a wary eye on suspicious elements.

8 of MP family killed in Raj accident

JAIPUR:Eight members of a family from Madhya Pradesh were killed in an accident in Rajasthan that killed two fathers-and-sons duo on Wednesday.
Four others were also injured as the jeep the family was travelling in was hit by a trolley while they were returning from a pilgrimage to the Khatu Shyam ji temple.

Tractor rally in Raj peaceful, leaders condemn violence in Delhi

JAIPUR: The tractor rally taken out by the farmers from Shahjahanapur border in Rajasthan's Alwar district towards Delhi on Tuesday remained peaceful, the farmer leaders said while condemning the violence that erupted in the national capital.

Peaceful farmers' rally in Gurugram on R-Day

GURUGRAM: Over 300 tractors, SUV vehicles and motorcycles clogged the Delhi-Jaipur expressway (NH-48) near the NSG campus on Tuesday as hundreds of farmers from different states protesting against the Centre's new farm laws streamed into Gurugram on the occasion of the 72nd Republic Day.

Gurugram police block NH-48 near NSG campus

GURUGRAM: In view of the farmers' tractor rally, the Gurugram Police erected concrete barriers and containers on both sides of the Delhi-Jaipur expressway (NH-48) near the NSG campus to stop the farmers from entering the national capital.

Punjabi Cultural Council urges Centre to extend ex-gratia benefits to all 162 martyr farmers in fight against draconian agri laws

CHANDIGARH: Urging the central government to consider all martyred 162 farmers for ex-gratia benefits, the Punjab Cultural Council (PCC) has written to the union agricultural minister to repeal black farmer laws forthwith thereby accord due honour to the 'Anndatas' who have given their prime for ensuring food security for the nation. Besides, the PCC has also asked the Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to give personal intervention thereby helping the farmers at Delhi borders with proactive support.

Bird flu outbreak reported in 13 states so far: Centre

NEW DELHI: Cases of bird flu have been confirmed in 13 states so far of which of which Avian Influenza has been reported in poultry birds from nine states whilein wild birds from 12 states, the Union Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying confirmed on Saturday.

Teams undergo Covid-19 tests, ready for Mushtaq Ali T20 knockouts

AHMEDABAD: The eight teams that will play the quarter-finals of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy here at the Motera from January 26 have undergone their Covid-19 tests and ended their brief quarantine period. They will begin practice from Sunday i.e. January 24.

BJP, RSS 'destroying' democracy: Raj CM Gehlot

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Rajasthan Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot has said that the BJP-RSS combine is "destroying" Indian democracy through wrong policies and administrative measures.

CWC meet: Senior leaders engage in verbal spat over internal elections

NEW DELHI: The Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting on Friday witnessed some heated exchange of words among Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, senior leader Anand Sharma and several other dissenters over internal elections, party sources said.

Cong to get elected party chief by June: Venugopal

NEW DELHI: The Congress will have an 'elected' party President by June, its General Secretary (Organisations) KC Venugopal said here on Friday after a crucial Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting.

Night sky tourism takes-off in Jaipur

JAIPUR:Rajasthan has launched the unique night sky tourism in Jaipur that will be free of cost.

Haryana sees 16 per cent decline in road accidents in 2020

CHANDIGARH: Saddled with the onerous task of striking a balance between regulating growing traffic on Haryana roads and ensuring security of the residents, the Haryana Police have gone hi-tech and re-jigged functioning to step efficiency. It starts giving dividend. In the year 2020, Haryana state has witnessed a decrease of 16 per cent in road accidents as compared to the year 2019.  The number of deaths in road accidents has also decreased by 12 per cent.

'Not proper': CJI irked at Dave's absence in farm laws hearing

NEW DELHI: Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde on Wednesday expressed his dissatisfaction at the absence of senior advocate Dushyant Dave, representing eight farmer unions protesting against the farm laws, from the hearing in connection with the laws last week.

14 migrant labourers crushed under speeding truck in Gujarat

GANDHINAGAR: At least 14 migrant labourers from Rajasthan, including a child sleeping near a road were crushed to death and six others injured on Tuesday morning by a speeding dumper truck in Gujarat's Surat, police said.

Sugar production up 31% to 142.70 lakh tonne

NEW DELHI: Sugar production rose nearly 31 per cent to 142.70 lakh tonne in the three and a half months of the current sugar season (SS) 2020-21 (October-September) as compared to the last year as per the data released by the apex industry body, Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) on Monday.

Modi condoles death of 6 persons in Raj bus accident

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday expressed grief over the death of six persons in a bus accident in Rajasthan's Jalore district.
A total of six persons were killed and seven injured when a bus caught fire after coming in contact with a 11,000 volt high tension wire, police said on Sunday.

BJP Chief Ministers are the least popular

NEW DELHI: Seven out of the 10 most popular Chief Ministers are from the Opposition parties, while seven out of the 10 worst performing Chief Ministers are from the BJP/NDA camp, as per the IANS C-Voter State of the Nation 2021 survey.

BJP Chief Ministers are the least popular

NEW DELHI: Seven out of the 10 most popular Chief Ministers are from the Opposition parties, while seven out of the 10 worst performing Chief Ministers are from the BJP/NDA camp, as per the IANS C-Voter State of the Nation 2021 survey.

Rahul Gandhi no match for PM Modi

NEW DELHI: Despite supporting the ongoing farmers' agitation in the country, the image of former Congress President Rahul Gandhi has not come up to the mark to pose a challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose approval rating and popularity remain intact despite the odds of the Covid-19 pandemic and the farmers' stir, as per the IANS C-Voter State of the Nation 2021 survey.

Former Union Minister Kamal Morarka passes away

MUMBAI: Eminent industrialist and former Union Minister Kamal Morarka passed away here, on Friday evening. He was 74.
Morarka breathed his last following a heart attack.

Jaipur builder arrested for duping investors

NEW DELHI: A Jaipur-based builder has been arrested by Delhi Police's Economic Offences Wing for cheating investors by taking money from them for plots in the Rajasthan capital, police said on Wednesday.

Fatalities will go up by opening courts amid pandemic: CJI

NEW DELHI: Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde on Tuesday said the medical advice terms it dangerous to get back to congregational courts and the number of fatalities will increase by opening courts amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Widowed teacher objects to neighbour's pet dog in Jaipur, killed

JAIPUR: In a shocking incident, a widowed government schoolteacher was killed by her neighbour after she stopped him from walking his dog in front of her house in the city, police said on Tuesday.

Bird flu spreads in 15 of 33 Raj districts, Jaipur zoo shut

JAIPUR: Bird flu has spread its tentacles to 15 of the 33 districts in Rajasthan, with over 3,000 birds found dead in the state till date, officials said on Tuesday. Jaipur zoo has been closed following the death of four birds.

Bird flu confirmed in 10 states, including Maharashtra, Delhi

NEW DELHI: The Union Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Dairies informed on Monday that avian influenza has been confirmed in 10 states of the country till date.

Bird flu spreads in Maha; no ban on eggs, chicken yet

MUMBAI: Sparking huge concerns, bird-flu has entered Maharashtra in a big way after test reports confirmed the deaths of several hundreds chicken and others birds due to the H5N1 Avian influenza infection commonly known as bird flu in five districts last week, officials said here on Monday.

Bird flu confirmed in Delhi, samples test positive

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Animal Husbandry Department on Monday confirmed that all the samples sent to a laboratory in Bhopal have tested positive for bird flu or the avian influenza.

Bird flu confirmed in 7 states, test reports from elsewhere awaited

NEW DELHI: Bird flu has been confirmed in seven states of the country so far, namely Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, while test reports of unsual death of birds received from Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and Delhi are awaited, the Union Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying said on Saturday.

Hero MotoCorp donates ‘First Responder Vehicle to Hoshiarpur health authorities

HOSHIARPUR: As part of its ongoing CSR initiatives towards Covid-19 relief efforts, Hero MotoCorp has donated a specially designed ‘First Responder Vehicle (FRV)’ to the health authorities at Hoshiarpur today.  

India records 18K fresh Covid cases, 234 deaths

NEW DELHI: With 18,139 new coronavirus infections and 234 deaths in the last 24 hours, India's overall tally stood at 1,04,13,417, while the death toll touched 1,50,570, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Friday.

Mercury drops to 9.6 degrees C in Delhi

NEW DELHI: The national capital recorded a minimum temperature of 9.6 degrees Celsius on Friday, a drop by five notches from 14.4 degrees Celsius logged a day before, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

5000 Punjab youth to get mini bus permits by March end: Razia Sultana

CHANDIGARH: To check monopoly in the transport business and provide employment opportunity to the youth of state, Transport department would complete the task of issuance of 5,000 new mini bus permits to the youth, as Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had announced, by March this year, said the Punjab Transport Minister Ms. Razia Sultana, while addressing a press conference here at Punjab Bhawan today.

Speak up for farmers to scrap farm laws: Rahul Gandhi

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the eighth round of talks between the farmers and the government, the Congress leaders on Friday appealed to the people to speak up for the farmers.

Exclusive: 19th edition of the Kingfisher Calendar 2021

NEW DELHI: The year 2021 is here and so is Kingfisher's glamorous property -- the illustrious Kingfisher Calendar. Shot in the picturesque emerald and deep backwaters of Kerala, this year's calendar is a tapestry of serenity and beauty, with high glamour.

Modern dedicated freight corridor is game changer in 21st century: Modi

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday inaugurated the 306 km Rewari-Madar section of the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor section and said the modern Dedicated Freight Corridor is a "game changer" for India in the 21st century.

Rajasthan to open schools for Class 9 to 12 from Jan 18

JAIPUR: As the number of Covid patients continued to take a downward shift, the Rajasthan government has announced to open the schools, colleges and coaching centres in the state from January 18.

Haryana police set up barricades on Delhi-Jaipur e-way

GURUGRAM: As the farmers' demonstration is intensifying day-by-day, the Haryana Police have installed barricades at four locations on the Delhi-Jaipur Expressway to stop farmers from entering the national capital, resulting in blockages on the national highway.

Punjab police's Cyber Crime cell busts interstate gang of cyber hackers

CHANDIGARH: In a major breakthrough, the Cyber Crime cell of the Punjab Police on Tuesday, arrested six hackers from Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh for hacking the Facebook account of the Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Punjab Suresh Kumar.