Saturday, October 24, 2020


India successfully tests anti-tank guided missile Nag, ready for induction in Army

NEW DELHI:India successfully carried out the final trial of anti-tank guided missile -- Nag -- on Thursday. The missile will be inducted soon in the India Army. In 2008, Ministry of Defence approved procurement of 300 Nag missiles and 25 missile carriers for Army.

Punjab farmers exempt goods trains to run till Nov 5, agitation to continue

CHANDIGARH: The 30 farmer unions of Punjab have decided to continue their agitation against the farm bills but allowed the goods trains to fun till November 5 to facilitate supply of coal for thermal plants in the state.

Struggling Chennai Super Kings facing worst IPL season

NEW DELHI:If Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings don't make the Indian Premier League (IPL) playoffs this season -- they are unlikely to progress as they are languishing at the bottom of points table -- it will be the first time in the 13-year history of the tournament that they would miss out on qualifying for the last four stage.

IPL betting racket busted in Karnataka, one held

BENGALURU:With the arrest of one person, the Central Crime Branch (CCB) of Bengaluru police claimed to have busted an Indian Premier League (IPL) betting racket running in the city. They also recovered Rs 30 lakh and a mobile phone from his possession.

Raj CM asks PM to amend provisions of banking regulation act

JAIPUR: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioning that the amendments made in the provisions of the Banking Regulation (BR) Act will adversely affect the basic spirit of the Cooperative Banks and the Cooperative movement in the states. He requested the PM to reconsider the said amendments and restore the earlier system.

National Deworming Day records decline in worm infection in 14 states'

NEW DELHI:Since the launch of the 'National Deworming Day' in 2015, 14 states have shown a reduction in worm infections prevalent among children while nine states showed a substantial decline, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

IPL: Rajasthan move to 5th spot in points table, CSK lies at bottom

ABU DHABI:Three-time champion Chennai Super Kings have gone down to the bottom while Rajasthan Royals have moved to the fifth spot in the points table following the conclusion of 37 matches in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) edition.

Villagers to benefit from govt schemes sitting at home: Rajasthan MP

JAIPUR:Under the Digital India campaign, the 'DigiGaon' scheme is expanding its services in all Gram Panchayats of the Rajsamand district and soon, the public will start getting its benefits, said MP Diya Kumari.

Yogi to open OPD of India's biggest cancer institute

LUCKNOW:Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will launch the OPD service at the Super Specialty Cancer Institute (SSCI) in the state capital on Tuesday.
The SSCI would be the biggest cancer centre in the country once it gets fully functional.

Akali Dal protest denial of access to proposed Bill

CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Monday evening registered a formal protest for non-supply of a proposed legislation set to be introduced in the Vidhan Sabha on Tuesday to members with Speaker Rana K.P. Singh, besides asking him to take action against those responsible for not allowing its members to interact with the media.

I put pandemic time to good use: NEET 2020 topper

BHUBANESWAR:Odisha's Soyeb Aftab, who has created history by scoring 100 per cent in National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) 2020, said on Saturday that Covid-19 pandemic came as a blessing in disguise for him and he put it to good use to concentrate more on his studies.

Internet suspended in Bharatpur ahead of Gujjar 'Mahapanchayat'

JAIPUR:The administration in Rajasthan's Bharatpur is on the alert ahead of the 'Mahapanchayat' called by Gujjar leaders in the district's Adda village on Saturday on their demand for a quota, and has suspended internet services in various areas.

IPL: Orange Cap stays with KL Rahul, Purple with Rabada

NEW DELHI:Kings XI Punjab skipper and opening batsman KL Rahul continued to wear the Orange Cap, leading the Indian Premier League run charts with 448 runs in eight games. He is followed by KXIP teammate and Ranji statemate Mayank Agarwal in the list, who has 382 runs.

Dominant MI can't take the foot off the pedal: Rohit

ABU DHABI: Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma said that the team is staying guarded against complacency after a facile eight-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders on Friday that helped them go back to the top of the table. MI have won every match they have played since losing to Royal Challengers Bangalore in a Super Over on September 28.

Kohli criticised for sending Sundar, Dube ahead of AB against KXIP

SHARJAH:Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli's decision to send AB de Villiers in at No. 6 against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) was slammed by former cricketers as the Bengaluru-based franchise lost their IPL 2020 match by eight wickets on Thursday.

Former IPS, IAS & Army officers submit memo to Raj Guv on rising crimes

JAIPUR:A total of 37 dignitaries including vice chancellors, former IAS, IPS and Army officers, income tax commissioners and many chairpersons of various commissions have submitted a memorandum to Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra demanding his intervention in checking the sudden spurt in kidnapping, rape and gang rape cases in the state.

Corona changing its mood, no doctor knows its treatment: Gehlot

JAIPUR: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday asked people to cooperate in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic and look after their families, as the virus has been continuously mutating itself and there is no treatment or vaccine for this virus till date.

Javadekar flags off 50 CPCB teams to curb pollution in Delhi-NCR

NEW DELHI:To check the rising pollution levels across Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR), Union Minister of Environment Prakash Javadekar on Thursday flagged off 50 teams of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for conducting field visits to the various hot spots to ensure checks on pollution. The field visits starting on October 15 will continue till February 28 next year.

Delhi records 'very poor' air quality, Gr.Noida worse

NEW DELHI:A noxious haze hung over the national capital on Thursday as its air turned foul and the quality index mounted to 'very poor' category, for the second time this week. The East Delhi district recorded highest pollution.

IPL: Delhi Capitals moves to top; KL, Rabada stick to their Caps

DUBAI:Delhi Capitals have moved to the top of the points table following their sixth win in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
On Wednesday evening, Capitals defeated Rajasthan Royals by 13 runs and courtesy that, they now have 12 points in eight matches they have played so far in the tournament.

Woman who set herself ablaze in front of UP Assembly, dies

LUCKNOW: Anjana Tiwari a.k.a. Aisha, the woman who had set herself ablaze in front of the Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Sabha on Tuesday, has succumbed to burn injuries.
According to doctors at the hospital, she had suffered over 85 per cent burn injuries and she lost the battle on Wednesday night.

Railways to run 22 festival trains to and from Karnataka

BENGALURU: The South Western Railway (SWR) zone would operate 22 special trains to and from Karnataka from October 23-27 to ferry passengers for Dasara, Diwali and Chhath puja, an official said on Wednesday.

The courage he showed was amazing: Dhawan on Deshpande

DUBAI: Delhi Capitals' (DC) stand-in captain Shikhar Dhawan was all praise for debutant Tushar Deshpande after their 13-run win over Rajasthan Royals (RR) on Wednesday.

DC's Nortje tears up speed records in fiery opening spell

DUBAI: Delhi Capitals (DC) fast bowler Anrich Nortje smashed the IPL speed records in a fiery opening spell against Rajasthan Royals (RR) at the Dubai International Stadium on Wednesday. His fastest delivery was timed 156.2 kmph that shattered an eight-year-old record of Dale Steyn (154.4 kmph).

Modi praises STARS project, special package for J&K, Ladakh

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has hailed the STARS project as well as the special package for Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh to which the Union cabinet gave its nod on Wednesday.

Local body polls: Cong's one-man army Dotasara vs BJP's factions

JAIPUR:The coming elections for six Nagar Nigams in Jodhpur, Jaipur, and Kota districts are poised for an interesting battle as Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee (RPCC) chief Govind Dotasara as the ruling party's one-man army is pitted against BJP's faction-ridden state unit.

IPL: Chahal should've been MoM against KKR, feels Stokes

SHARJAH:Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Ben Stokes feels Royal Challengers Bangalore's Yuzvendra Chahal bowled exceptionally well against Kolkata Knight Riders and that's why the leg-spinner should have been adjudged Man of the Match in the 28th Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 match.

Delhi records season's worst air day, AQI mounts to 304

NEW DELHI: The air quality index of the national capital turned foul and mounted to 'very poor' category at 304 on Tuesday morning, with northwest district recording the most polluted air, according to the Central pollution Board's data.

Union ministers Meghwal, Chaudhary conveners for Raj municipal polls

JAIPUR:The BJP on Monday roped in Union ministers Arjun Ram Meghwal and Kailash Chaudhary as conveners for municipal polls in six corporations in Rajasthan in Jaipur, Jodhpur and Kota districts.

Rajmata proved 'jan seva' important, not 'raj satta': PM

NEW DELHI: Late Vijaya Raje Scindia proved that 'jan seva' or public service was important than 'raj satta' or power, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday after releasing a commemorative coin in honour of the Jana Sangh and BJP leader.

Saints not safe under govt headed by saint: Mayawati

LUCKNOW:Condemning the murderous attack on a temple priest in Gonda district in Uttar Pradesh, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo on Monday took a dig at the state government by saying that "even saints are not safe in the administration headed by a saint".

Tears of Joy: Three missing children reunited with parents

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Police has been constantly working to bring the smile back to the faces of families whose children had gone missing for one or another reason. Once again, the police have set an example of humanity by reuniting three missing children with their families.

Murdered priest's last rites performed as govt announces Rs 10 lakh aid, job

JAIPUR: After protesting for over 24 hours, the last rites of the murdered temple priest in Rajasthan's Karauli district were performed on Saturday evening after the Gehlot government decided to give financial compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the victim's family along with a government job.

Delhi's air quality dips further

NEW DELHI:The air quality index of the national capital plummeted to 221 and stood in the poor category on Saturday, a day after improving a notch, with West Delhi recording the most polluted air, according to Central pollution Control Board (CPCB) data.

Raj temple priest murder: Family refuses to perform last rites as protests erupt

JAIPUR:Thousands of people gathered in Rajasthan's Bukna village on Saturday to protest against the brutal murder of temple priest Babulal Vaishnav as the victim's family refused to perform the last rites, seeking action and financial assistance.

Mandatory action in crime against women: MHA's new advisory

NEW DELHI:Taking cognizance of recent crimes against women in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras and other states, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued an advisory to all states and Union Territories (UTs) directing them for "mandatory" police action in such cases with compulsory registration of First Information Report (FIR).

NRI quota not compulsory in medical colleges, rules SC

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday held that the NRI quota in private medical colleges is not sacrosanct, but the institutions intending to do away with it must give reasonable notice to the aspirants.

Mandatory action in crime against women: MHA's new advisory

NEW DELHI:Taking cognizance of recent crimes against women in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras and other states, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued an advisory to all states and Union Territories (UTs) directing them for "mandatory" police action in such cases with compulsory registration of First Information Report (FIR).

Who will win IPL? Mumbai Indians still formidable challengers

MUMBAI: The IPL 2020 which got underway with the first match between defending champion Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings in Abu Dhabi on September 19 is likely to spring a few surprises.

CBI condoles death of former Director Ashwani Kumar

NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation is deeply saddened to hear the demise of Dr. Ashwani Kumar, former Director, CBI. CBI extends its deepest condolence & sympathy to the bereaved family and prays to the Almighty to give the family the strength & fortitude to bear their loss at this time of great sorrow.