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Hathras cops cremate rape victim by stealth

Uttar Pradesh Police forced the cremation of a 19-year-old Dalit woman from Hathras who died after being brutally raped by four men, the victim’s family said on Wednesday, triggering anger from locals and political rivals who accused the Yogi Adityanath government of trying to suppress the collection of additional forensic evidence and prevent the ballooning…

In 2,300-page judgment, court picks holes in CBI’s evidence

In 2,300-page judgment, court picks holes in CBI’s evidence

The 2,300-page verdict by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special court, which acquitted all 32 persons accused of conspiring to demolish the Babri Masjid in 1992, largely focused on the lack of credible evidence provided by the probe agency.Judge Surendra Kumar Yadav determined that in the absence of this, it could not be proved…

MHA issues Unlock 5 guidelines: What all is allowed

MHA issues Unlock 5 guidelines: What all is allowed

NEW DELHI: The ministry of home affairs on Wednesday issued fresh guidelines for ‘Unlock 5’, allowing the reopening of cinema halls and entertainment parks from October 15 with up to 50% capacity. Under the new guidelines, states have been given the flexibility to take a decision on reopening schools and coaching institutes after October 15.…

‘No war, no peace in Ladakh,’ says IAF chief RKS Bhadauria

‘No war, no peace in Ladakh,’ says IAF chief RKS Bhadauria

Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria on Tuesday said the security scenario along the country’s northern borders was at “an uneasy, no war-no peace status” and the Indian military was prepared for any eventuality, amid heightened military tensions with China in the sensitive Ladakh sector where both armies have made arrangements for…

Coronavirus India News LIVE Updates: COVID-19 cases rise to 61.4 lakh, death toll at 96,318

Coronavirus India News LIVE Updates: COVID-19 cases rise to 61.4 lakh, death toll at 96,318

Sep 29, 2020 09:58 AM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.comCoronavirus India LIVE Updates: Total confirmed cases have risen to 61.4 lakh Coronavirus India News LIVE Updates: Today is the 190th day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown, to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. So far, India has recorded 61,45,291 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 96,318 deaths. Maharashtra,…

Protests against new farm laws in many states by Congress and other oppn parties; leaders say ready to move SC

Protests against new farm laws in many states by Congress and other oppn parties; leaders say ready to move SC

NEW DELHI/LUCKNOW/CHENNAI: Stepping up pressure, the Congress along with other opposition parties held demonstrations against the new farm laws in several states on Monday, with some protesters torching a tractor at the India Gate in the heart of Lutyens’ Delhi. The Congress invoked Bhagat Singh, whose birth anniversary was being celebrated today, during the protests,…

Centre appoints PD Vaghela as chairman of TRAI

Centre appoints PD Vaghela as chairman of TRAI

Last Updated : Sep 28, 2020 09:19 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com PD Vaghela will succeed RS Sharma who is set to demit the office on September 30, 2020 The government on September 28 appointed PD Vaghela as the chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).His appointment is for a period of three…

Sonia Gandhi urges Congress-ruled states to override Centre’s farm laws

Sonia Gandhi urges Congress-ruled states to override Centre’s farm laws

Home / India News / Sonia Gandhi urges Congress-ruled states to override Centre’s farm laws Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday advised party-ruled states to explore the possibilities to pass legislations under Article 254(2) to negate the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led central government’s “anti-agricultural laws” and prevent the “grave injustice” being done to farmers.The opposition…

MHA extends ban on NSCN-K

MHA extends ban on NSCN-K

Outfit is establishing hideouts across borders and obtaining aid from anti-India forces: Govt. The NSCN-K was formed by S.S. Khaplang. File   Outfit is establishing hideouts across borders and obtaining aid from anti-India forces: Govt. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has extended the ban on the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) by notifying…

Not possible to postpone civil services exams due on October 4, UPSC tells Supreme Court

Not possible to postpone civil services exams due on October 4, UPSC tells Supreme Court

Further “deferment may nullify the objective of holding them”, it says Candidates appear for the Union Public Service Commission civil services preliminary examination at a centre in Madurai. File   | Photo Credit: G. Moorthy Further “deferment may nullify the objective of holding them”, it says The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Monday expressed…

Coronavirus India lockdown Day 186 updates | Nearly 77,000 security personnel tested positive, 401 succumbed to COVID-19 till Aug. 21: report

Coronavirus India lockdown Day 186 updates | Nearly 77,000 security personnel tested positive, 401 succumbed to COVID-19 till Aug. 21: report

In a reversal, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said the Health Ministry has advised against the wide usage of investigational therapies such as Remdesivir and plasma therapies. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday cautioned that the Indian Council of Medical Research’s (ICMR) COVID-19 first sero-survey should not create a sense of complacency in people with regard to…

Prez Gives Nod to 3 Farm Bills as Oppn, Farmers Continue Protests; Ex-ally SAD Calls it ‘Dark Day for Democ…

Prez Gives Nod to 3 Farm Bills as Oppn, Farmers Continue Protests; Ex-ally SAD Calls it ‘Dark Day for Democ…

President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday gave his approval to three contentious farm bills, even as protests by opposition and farmer groups continued.Parliament had recently passed the Farmer’s Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 and the Essential Commodities…

Thoothukudi custodial deaths: CBI files charge sheet naming 9 police personnel for torturing father,…

Thoothukudi custodial deaths: CBI files charge sheet naming 9 police personnel for torturing father,…

Home / India News / Thoothukudi custodial deaths: CBI files charge sheet naming 9 police personnel for torturing father, son The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a chargesheet against nine Tamil Nadu police officers, including then station house officer (SHO) of Sathankulam police station in Thoothukudi, for allegedly illegally picking up and torturing…

How different will Bihar polling be in times of Covid?

How different will Bihar polling be in times of Covid?

The Bihar assembly polls, which begin on October 28, will be the largest anywhere in the Covid era so far. Nearly 7.3 crore voters will elect 243 MLAs, with the pandemic still raging. A look at how the Election Commission plans to conduct polling in these unprecedented times and how other countries have approached their…

Sushant Singh Rajput case live updates: Rakul Preet Singh arrives at NCB office to join the drug-related prob

TIMES OF INDIATHE TIMES OF INDIA | Sep 25, 2020, 12:51:27 ISTRhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik’s bail plea has been deferred until September 29. The brother-sister duo was taken into custody by the Narcotics Control Bureau in connection to the drugs case related to Sushant Singh Rajput’s death probe. Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor, Rakul…

Bharat Bandh Today LIVE updates: Security up at Delhi border as farmers hit Haryana roads

Bharat Bandh Today LIVE updates: Security up at Delhi border as farmers hit Haryana roads

Farmers protest at the Delhi-Noida border on Friday.Bharat Bandh Today LIVE Updates: After holding separate protests, the Bharatiya Kisan Union and several other organizations on Friday began their nationwide demonstration and “chakkajam” against the three contentious farm legislations which were passed by Parliament earlier this week. Police personnel in adequate strength were deployed across Punjab…

‘Free Umar Khalid’: 200 academics, filmmakers, authors demand release of former JNU leader in Delhi riots case

‘Free Umar Khalid’: 200 academics, filmmakers, authors demand release of former JNU leader in Delhi riots case

Former JNU leader Umar Khalid.&nbsp Key Highlights The signatories include Noam Chomsky, Mira Nair, Ratna Pathak Shah, Amitav Ghosh, Salman Rushdie, Arundhati Roy and P Sainath Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava had last week said the force has documentary evidence to validate the riots case So far, 1,571 people have been arrested in connection with…

Terms of disengagement: On India-China standoff

Terms of disengagement: On India-China standoff

September 25, 2020 00:02 IST Updated: September 25, 2020 00:15 IST September 25, 2020 00:02 IST Updated: September 25, 2020 00:15 IST Military-level talks help avoid confrontation, but the China border remains a challenge Military-level talks help avoid confrontation, but the China border remains a challenge That India and China have agreed to stop sending…

Union Minister Suresh Angadi passes away; PM Narendra Modi mourns death of ‘effective minister’

Union Minister Suresh Angadi passes away; PM Narendra Modi mourns death of ‘effective minister’

Union Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi passed away on September 23, 2020 &nbsp | &nbspPhoto Credit:&nbspIANS Key Highlights Suresh Angadi was an exceptional karyakarta: PM Narendra Modi Suresh Angadi was admitted to AIIMS after he had tested positive for coronavirus New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi passed away on Wednesday. Earlier…

Opposition parties conduct silent protest march in Parliament over farm Bills

Various Opposition parties have protested the passage of the farm Bills in Parliament and have boycotted the proceedings of both Houses. Opposition MPs, who boycotted monsoon session, protest against the farm Bills, outside Parliament on Wednesday.   | Photo Credit: Special arrangement Various Opposition parties have protested the passage of the farm Bills in Parliament…

Mumbai Rains, Weather Today Live Updates: Santacruz reports 286.4mm rainfall in 24 hours, fourth highest figure since 1974

Mumbai Rains, Weather Today Live Updates: Santacruz reports 286.4mm rainfall in 24 hours, fourth highest figure since 1974

Waterlogging at Grant Road on Wednesday. (Express Photo: Laxman Singh) Mumbai Rains Live Updates: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert in Mumbai and Thane Wednesday, warning of very heavy rains. The Santacruz observatory recorded 286.4mm rainfall in the 24 hours ending 8.30 am Wednesday, the fourth highest daily figure between 1974…

At UN, India slams Pakistan on terror as it rakes up J&K issue

At UN, India slams Pakistan on terror as it rakes up J&K issue

NEW DELHI/NEW YORK: Following another attempt by Pakistan to raise the Kashmir issue at the United Nations, India described Pakistan as a country recognised globally as the epicentre of terrorism. During his address on the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the UN, Pakistan’s foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had said Jammu and Kashmir and…

Heavy Rain Leads To Flooding In Several Parts Of Mumbai

Heavy Rain Leads To Flooding In Several Parts Of Mumbai

Passengers were stranded at Sion railway station in Mumbai due to waterlogging.Mumbai: Several parts of Mumbai received heavy rainfall on Tuesday night leading to waterlogging in some areas including Sion and Goregaon.Passengers were stranded at Sion railway station in Mumbai due to waterlogging.According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), suburban Mumbai witnessed actual rainfall of 23.4…

IIT Guwahati 22nd Convocation LIVE: Your dreams are going to shape the reality of India, says PM Mo…

IIT Guwahati 22nd Convocation LIVE: Your dreams are going to shape the reality of India, says PM Mo…

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed the 22nd convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati through video-conferencing. This year, 1,803 students including 687 BTech and 637 MTech students will get their degrees during the convocation. The PM is the chief guest of the programme, while education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and minister of…

‘Haven’t Been Able to Sleep’: Hurt by ‘Humiliating’ Conduct of Oppn MPs, Harivansh Sits on 24-hr Fast

RS Deputy Chairman Harivansh offers tea to the suspended MPs after their overnight sit-in. Expressing anguish over the ‘humiliating’ conduct that he was subjected to, Harivansh wrote that he couldn’t sleep the entire night as he was troubled over the unruly proceedings of the House. News18.com Last Updated: September 22, 2020, 12:29 PM IST FOLLOW…

If Biden wins, China wins: Donald Trump

WASHINGTON: Former US vice president Joe Biden has enormously harmed the US economy in his five decades as a politician, President Donald Trump has said, adding that if the Democratic leader wins the November 3 polls it would be a win for China. Biden, 77, and his running mate Kamala Harris are challenging incumbents President…

LAC row: Ensure complete disengagement, India tells China

LAC row: Ensure complete disengagement, India tells China

NEW DELHI: India on Monday asked China for “concrete and complete” troop disengagement from the ‘friction points’ at Pangong Tso, Chushul and Gogra-Hotsprings as well as finalisation of the roadmap for de-escalation along the entire frontier in eastern Ladakh. The Indian Army, having gained bargaining leverage after occupying multiple tactical heights on the south bank…

Without comprehensive reforms, UN faces ‘crisis of confidence’: PM Modi

Without comprehensive reforms, UN faces ‘crisis of confidence’: PM Modi

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations faces a “crisis of confidence” without comprehensive reforms, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said, asserting that the world needs a reformed multilateralism that reflects today’s realities, gives voice to all stakeholders, addresses contemporary challenges and focuses on human welfare. Prime Minister Modi’s call for reformed multilateralism assumes special significance as…

Opposition breaks mic, heckles Rajya Sabha deputy chairman

Opposition breaks mic, heckles Rajya Sabha deputy chairman

NEW DELHI: Dramatic scenes played out in the Rajya Sabha on Sunday soon after agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar started replying to the debate on the controversial farm bills. All social distancing and Covid-19-related precautions were violated as opposition members climbed the chairman’s podium, yanked his mic, tore official papers and heckled the presiding officer…

How households in India bank on Chinese imports

How households in India bank on Chinese imports

Home / India News / How households in India bank on Chinese imports An analysis of imports of Chinese items shows that a complete boycott of Chinese everyday goods is easier said than done. india Updated: Sep 21, 2020 03:14 IST A vendor sells China-made products at a stall on a roadside, in Kolkata.(PTI) The…

Little bits of China all around us

Little bits of China all around us

Bhagirath Palace, India’s biggest wholesale lights market, is a long row of shopfronts festooned with strings of LED lights for sale — green, blue, red, yellow, white; all flickering brightly to evoke the Diwali spirit on a sultry afternoon two months ahead of the festival of lights.Ashok Malhotra’s first-floor shop is a fascinating jewel in…

Fair and unfair: On actor Suriya and contempt

Fair and unfair: On actor Suriya and contempt

September 21, 2020 00:02 IST Updated: September 20, 2020 23:47 IST September 21, 2020 00:02 IST Updated: September 20, 2020 23:47 IST Madras High Court’s advice on restraint in criticism should not allow for frivolous efforts to invoke contempt. Madras High Court’s advice on restraint in criticism should not allow for frivolous efforts to invoke…

Pandemic puts on hold Kashmiri wedding tradition of eating together from one plate

Pandemic puts on hold Kashmiri wedding tradition of eating together from one plate

In ‘trami’, four guests join in simultaneously to have their portion of food from around a circular 2X2 ft decorated copper plate. The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, which is wreaking havoc the world over, has hit the Kashmir Valley’s centuries-old culinary tradition of ‘trami’ — eating together from one plate during weddings. But Kashmiris have learnt…

Parliament Updates: Lok Sabha passes Taxation, Companies Amendment bills; both Houses adjourned till tomorrow

Parliament Updates: Lok Sabha passes Taxation, Companies Amendment bills; both Houses adjourned till tomorrow

Parliament LIVE Updates: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman responded to the Opposition’s arguments on the Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2020 in the Lok Sabha on Saturday. Parliament LATEST Updates: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman responded to the Opposition’s arguments on the Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2020 in the Lok Sabha on Saturday. She said, “This Bill will help companies doing…

Haryana gears up for farmers’ protest today

Haryana gears up for farmers’ protest today

Tribune News Service Chandigarh/ Moga, September 19 On a call given by the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), Haryana farmers will on Sunday organise road blockades to protest the farm Bills. The Khattar government has instructed DCs and SPs to deal with the protesters with “tact and patience”. Matter of justice I am proud that when…

Kangana Ranaut shares a special message for Maharashtra Government, addresses BMC as its ‘pet’

Kangana Ranaut shares a special message for Maharashtra Government, addresses BMC as its ‘pet’

Kangana Ranaut shares a special message for Maharashtra Government, addresses BMC as its ‘pet’ Share this on: FacebookTwitterPintrestBy – TIMESOFINDIA.COMCreated: Sep 19, 2020, 18:10 ISTfacebooktwitterincomKangana RanautAs per a recent report, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has filed another affidavit in the Bombay High Court opposing Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut’s plea challenging the demolition of her office…

Opposition trains guns on PM CARES

Opposition trains guns on PM CARES

Lok Sabha passes taxation Bill; Congress, Trinamool MPs say it is meant only to clear the fund. The Lok Sabha cleared the Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation and Amendment of Certain Provisions) Bill, 2020, here on Saturday, despite strong criticism from the Opposition which said the Bill was aimed at giving an “all clear to…

National Education Policy 2020 | New curriculum, assessment system to roll out from academic year 2021-22

National Education Policy 2020 | New curriculum, assessment system to roll out from academic year 2021-22

Government unveils timelines for implementation. Students who are currently in Class 7 will be the first to write their school-leaving board examinations using a fully transformed examination pattern in 2025-26, according to the Centre’s proposed implementation timelines for the National Education Policy.Those who are now in Class 8 will be the first batch to experience…

J&K Announces Rs 1,350 Crore Economic Relief Amid Covid

J&K Announces Rs 1,350 Crore Economic Relief Amid Covid

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha announced a major economic relief this afternoon.Srinagar: An economic relief package of Rs 1,350 crore was announced this afternoon for Jammu and Kashmir’s ailing business sector – hit hard by the prolonged coronavirus lockdown – by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, who took oath last month as the union territory’s L-G. A discount of 50…

Bengal has become home to illegal bomb-making: Dhankhar on NIA arrests

Bengal has become home to illegal bomb-making: Dhankhar on NIA arrests

TOI TimesPointsHOW TO EARNMY ACTIVITYFAQsDAILY CHECK-INS: 0/5 completedLifetime0Expired0Redeemed0* TimesPoints expire in 1 year from the day of creditKOLKATA: West Bengal has become “home to illegal bomb-making” and the state administration cannot escape its accountability for the “alarming decline” in law and order, governor Jagdeep Dhankhar said on Saturday. The governor’s comments came after the National…

60% Indian kids go to school on foot: Survey

60% Indian kids go to school on foot: Survey

Around 60% of students in India go to their schools on foot with the number being significantly higher in rural areas and for primary and upper primary students. Overall, more girls walk to school (62%) than boys (57.9%). The second most preferred mode of travel is public transport (12.4%), followed by bicycle (11.3%), according to…

Altitude begins to take a toll in Ladakh

Altitude begins to take a toll in Ladakh

The Indian Army has observed Chinese medical teams evacuate a few soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) on stretchers from heights in the Finger Area on the northern bank of Pangong Tso to a nearby field hospital, officials familiar with the developments said on Friday, speaking on the condition of anonymity. Some Chinese troops…

Security Of Government Computers Breached, E-Mail Traced To Bengaluru

Security Of Government Computers Breached, E-Mail Traced To Bengaluru

The NIC takes care of the government’s ICT requirements and cyber security (Representational)New Delhi: Computers containing data relating to national security and VVIPs like Prime Minister Narendra Modi were compromised in early September after a major security breach was recorded at the NIC (National Informatics Centre), Delhi Police sources have said.The computers broken into also stored…

Differences Between TRS and AIMIM: Trouble in Paradise or Essential Tactics to Beat BJP?

Hyderabad: The All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM)’s floor leader in the Telangana state assembly, Akbaruddin Owaisi, recently clashed with party ally, Telangana Rastra Samithi members in the just concluded assembly session. His repeated jibes at the K. Chandrasekhar Rao government have generated curiosity over the health of the TRS-AIMIM alliance. Akbar, brother of AIMIM chief and…

Harsimrat quits as minister in protest against agri bills

Harsimrat quits as minister in protest against agri bills

NEW DELHI: BJP’s oldest ally Shiromani Akali Dal on Thursday withdrew from the Modi government in protest against the legislations designed to liberalise trade in agricultural commodities, with its sole representative in the government — minister for food processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal — submitting her resignation. Harsimrat, whose resignation was announced in the Lok Sabha…

Opposition parties snub Congress in joint protest over GST

Opposition parties snub Congress in joint protest over GST

Eight regional parties on Thursday did not invite the Congress to take part in a joint protest against the government over the Goods and Services Tax (GST) dues that the Centre owes to states. Leaders belonging to the Trinamool Congress, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam…

World leaders greet PM Modi on his 70th birthday

World leaders greet PM Modi on his 70th birthday

NEW DELHI: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli and other world leaders on Thursday wished Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his birthday. Born on September 17, 1950, PM Modi turned 70 on Thursday. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson extended greetings…

Here is a list of Union ministers who contracted Covid-19

Here is a list of Union ministers who contracted Covid-19

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari Wednesday said he has tested positive for novel coronavirus, joining a list of other union ministers who have contracted the virus. Gadkari, who is in charge of the Road and Transport Ministry and the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, said he was doing well and isolating himself. “Yesterday, I…

Coronavirus India lockdown Day 176 live updates | Over 350 doctors have died after testing positive for COVID-19 in the country: IMA (HQ) data

Coronavirus India lockdown Day 176 live updates | Over 350 doctors have died after testing positive for COVID-19 in the country: IMA (HQ) data

Testing rises in A.P. as trend of lower infection rate holds; over 9,700 test positive in Karnataka; Telangana adds 2,273 cases The Russia Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which is piloting Russia’s Sputnik V candidate vaccine, currently in Phase 3 trials, has partnered with the Hyderabad-based Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories to test, and subject to regulatory approvals…

June 19 ‘black day’ in Indian history: Congress

June 19 ‘black day’ in Indian history: Congress

The Congress on Wednesday called June 19 a “black day” in India’s history, alleging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi “lied” to the nation about the Chinese transgressions in Ladakh that day. The party also attacked the Modi government for taking loans to the tune of $750 million (Rs 5,521 crore) from the Beijing-based Asian Infrastructure…

FATF identifies red flag indicators to detect misuse of virtual assets

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has prepared a report on red flag indicators to assist financial institutions, investigating agencies and regulators in detecting misuse of virtual assets for money laundering, terrorist financing and other crimes. Virtual assets, which also include cryptocurrencies, are defined as a digital representation of value that can be digitally traded…

Parliament monsoon session: What to expect today

Parliament monsoon session: What to expect today

Fireworks are expected in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, the second day of Parliament’s monsoon session as the government wants to push two contentious legislation to replace ordinances. Also, defence minister Rajnath Singh will make a statement on the “developments on our borders in Ladakh”, a key area of concern for the Opposition.It was not…

Rajnath Singh To Address Parliament Today On China Border Row

Rajnath Singh To Address Parliament Today On China Border Row

The question of a statement on China was raised at parliament’s Business Advisory Committee meeting.New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will address parliament on the India-China border row today, shows the parliament’s list of business for the day. The minister’s address is expected to take place around 3 pm — at the beginning of the…

Govt allows gyms, yoga centres to open

Govt allows gyms, yoga centres to open

The Delhi government on Sunday allowed gyms and yoga centres, which have stayed shut for more than five months under the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), to reopen. Delhi chief secretary Vijay Dev issued the order Sunday night. The trial period of weekly markets has also been extended to…

Umar Khalid held for Delhi riots ‘conspiracy’

Umar Khalid held for Delhi riots ‘conspiracy’

NEW DELHI: Former JNU student Umar Khalid was arrested late on Sunday by the Delhi Police Special Cell and booked under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act for alleged conspiracy in the riots that had rocked northeast Delhi this February, killing over 50 people. Police claimed to have found “crucial evidence”, including Khalid’s movement during…

Home Minister Amit Shah Admitted To Delhi’s AIIMS Again

Home Minister Amit Shah Admitted To Delhi’s AIIMS Again

Amit Shah was discharged from AIIMS on August 31. (File)New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah was admitted to Delhi’s AIIMS last night, nearly two weeks after he was discharged from the hospital. He was earlier admitted to the national capital’s top hospital for post Covid-care. The 55-year-old BJP leader had tested positive for coronavirus, which…

Amid Covid, Nearly 16 Lakh Students To Take NEET Today: 10 Points

Amid Covid, Nearly 16 Lakh Students To Take NEET Today: 10 Points

States have announced measures to assist those appearing for the exam. (Representational)New Delhi: The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) – for admission to medical courses across the country – will be held today. States have announced special measures, including easing of restrictions and transportation. The conduct of the NEET amid the Covid pandemic was…

Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi go abroad for her check-up

Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi go abroad for her check-up

NEW DELHI: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday left on an overseas trip for her annual medical check-up, accompanied by son Rahul Gandhi. In a tweet, AICC said: “Congress president Sonia Gandhi is travelling today onwards for a routine follow up & medical check-up, which was deferred due to the pandemic. She is accompanied by…

JEE Main Result: 24 candidates score 100 percentile after turbulent exam

JEE Main Result: 24 candidates score 100 percentile after turbulent exam

TOI TimesPointsHOW TO EARNMY ACTIVITYFAQsDAILY CHECK-INS: 0/5 completedLifetime0Expired0Redeemed0* TimesPoints expire in 1 year from the day of creditNews / Education / JEE Main Result: 24 candidates score 100 percentile after turbulent examTwenty-four candidates scored 100 percentile in Paper 1 of JEE (Main) this year for admission to engineering courses, according to the final merit list…

DGCA asks IndiGo for report on ‘safety violation’ by mediapersons on flight with Kangana Ranaut onboard

DGCA asks IndiGo for report on ‘safety violation’ by mediapersons on flight with Kangana Ranaut onboard

Aviation regulator DGCA has asked for a report from IndiGo airlines on the alleged violation of safety and social distancing protocols by mediapersons in its Chandigarh-Mumbai flight that had actor Kangana Ranaut as a passenger, senior officials said on Friday.“We have seen some videos wherein mediapersons are standing too close to each other in the…

India nears a grim landmark in Covid-19 cases

India nears a grim landmark in Covid-19 cases

India on Thursday added 99,181 cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) as it continued to set new global records for daily cases, inching closer to the sombre threshold of 100,000 cases in a day.The total number of cases in the country touched 4,559,710, data compiled by HT from across the states on Thursday night showed.The…

Covid-19: Health Ministry revises guidelines for conducting exams

The Union Health Ministry Thursday revised its SOP (standard operating procedure) on preventive measures to be followed while conducting examinations to contain the spread of Covid-19. Among the guidelines, staff or examinees from containment zones shall not be permitted in exam centre. Staff or examinees from containment zones shall not be permitted. Such examinees shall…

Serum Institute Pauses India Trials of Covid-19 Vaccine Even as AstraZeneca Says Year-End Launch Still Poss…

Serum Institute Pauses India Trials of Covid-19 Vaccine Even as AstraZeneca Says Year-End Launch Still Poss…

Small bottles labeled with a “Vaccine COVID-19” sticker and a medical syringe are seen in this illustration taken on April 10, 2020. (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo) The Serum Institute of India hit the brakes on India trials of the Covid-19 vaccine a day after AstraZeneca paused trials following an unexplained illness in a study participant. The…

‘Everything is Over’: SC Refuses to Entertain Pleas to Defer NEET, Students Disappointed with Order

‘Everything is Over’: SC Refuses to Entertain Pleas to Defer NEET, Students Disappointed with Order

Students wearing protective face masks wait to enter an examination centre for Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. (Reuters) A bench led by Justice Ashok Bhushan observed that the authorities will take all steps necessary to help aspirants sit for the test. “Some petitions had cited…

Parental consent & staggered visits among SOPs for schools

Parental consent & staggered visits among SOPs for schools

Representative imageNEW DELHI: As part of the phase-wise unlocking of activities, the ministry of health and family welfare issued standard operating procedures (SOPs) for partial reopening of secondary and senior secondary schools on Tuesday. The preventive measures to contain spread of Covid-19 are also meant for skill or entrepreneurship training institutions, higher educational institutions conducting…

Chinese troops carried rods, spears and clubs in aggressive approach towards Indian post: Govt sources

Chinese troops carried rods, spears and clubs in aggressive approach towards Indian post: Govt sources

Chinese soldiers armed with stick and machetes during their deployment along the Line of Actual Control in Eas…Read MoreNEW DELHI: Chinese troops carried rods, spears, clubs and pole weapons called ‘Guandao’ in aggressively trying to close in on an Indian position in Mukhpari area of Rezang-La ridgeline in eastern Ladakh on Monday evening, government sources…

LAC tense as China claims shots fired by Indian Army

LAC tense as China claims shots fired by Indian Army

Ajay Banerjee Tribune News Service New Delhi, September 8 China in the wee hours of Tuesday accused Indian troops of having fired bullet shots across the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in an area south of the Pangong Tso, a 135 km glacial-melt lake. Also read:  China provokes: Arunachal ‘South Tibet’ A statement by Colonel…

Why 11 policemen will now protect Kangana Ranaut

Why 11 policemen will now protect Kangana Ranaut

The Ministry of Home Affairs has accorded Y-plus category security cover of armed central paramilitary personnel to actress Kangana Ranaut, the first Bollywood star to be guarded by elite commandos of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). A spat The development comes following an online spat between Ranaut and Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut after…

Implementing NEP collective responsibility: PM Modi

Implementing NEP collective responsibility: PM Modi

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the new National Education Policy focuses on critical thinking and learning in line with students’ interests while urging all stake-holders to implement it in letter and spirit to realise its full potential. “Our youth will now be able to learn according to their interests,” the PM…

China’s foreign minister Wang Yi reaching Moscow to discuss total disengagement in Ladakh with Jais…

China’s foreign minister Wang Yi reaching Moscow to discuss total disengagement in Ladakh with Jais…

Home / India News / China’s foreign minister Wang Yi reaching Moscow to discuss total disengagement in Ladakh with Jaishankar The much awaited meeting of foreign ministers is expected to record a forward movement towards complete disengagement and de-escalation of People’s Liberation Army. india Updated: Sep 07, 2020 15:45 IST During the meeting, foreign minister…

Watch: How India successfully tested indigenous hypersonic tech

Watch: How India successfully tested indigenous hypersonic tech

Home / India News / Watch: How India successfully tested indigenous hypersonic tech India on Monday successfully flight tested the indigenously-developed hypersonic technology demonstrator vehicle (HSTDV) that is expected to power futuristic long-range missile systems and aerial platforms.The HSTDV, based on hypersonic propulsion technologies, has been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).Defence…

Trump administration committed to holding China accountable for Covid-19: Pompeo

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump is committed to making sure that the administration holds China accountable for the Covid-19 pandemic, which has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives across the world and led to economic disruption, said Secretary of State Michael Pompeo. “President @realDonaldTrump is committed to making sure that we hold China accountable for…

‘Mental woman does not have right to live in Maharashtra’: Shiv Sena’s fresh salvo at Kangana Ranaut

‘Mental woman does not have right to live in Maharashtra’: Shiv Sena’s fresh salvo at Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut&nbsp | &nbspPhoto Credit:&nbspPTI Key Highlights This will not be tolerated if an outsider, who achieved everything from Mumbai, insults the city, Sena said Earlier, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut had hit out at Ranaut over her “Mumbai is feeling like PoK” comment “Why Mumbai is feeling like Pakistan occupied Kashmir?” Ranaut had tweeted…

Fact-checking should become more effective

Fact-checking should become more effective

Only verified information should be put out in the public domain Only verified information should be put out in the public domain There were questions from readers about my last column, ‘Popular ideas must replace populist ideas’ (August 31), that asked for some form of accountability from India’s news channels. One reader asked whether other…

Uddhav Thackeray receives threat calls from underworld to blow up Mumbai residence Matoshree

Uddhav Thackeray  Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has allegedly received a call threatening to blow up his house ‘Matoshree’. The calls were made in the name of dreaded gangster Dawood Ibrahim.  File photo Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has allegedly received a call threatening to blow up his house ‘Matoshree’. The calls were made in…

Over 90,000 Covid-19 cases recorded in India in single day

Over 90,000 Covid-19 cases recorded in India in single day

India’s Covid-19 tally of cases went past 41 lakh with a record 90,632 people being infected in a day, while 31,80,865 people have recuperated so far pushing the national recovery rate to 77.32 per cent on Sunday, according to the Union Health Ministry data.The total coronavirus cases mounted to 41,13,811, while the death toll climbed to 70,626 with the novel coronavirus virus…

China acted unilaterally, violated pacts: Rajnath Singh

China acted unilaterally, violated pacts: Rajnath Singh

NEW DELHI: India and China agreed to refrain from taking anyurther military actions that may escalate tensions in eastern Ladakh, but there was no tangible breakthrough in resolving the over-four-month military confrontation during a meeting between defence minister Rajnath Singh and his Chinese counterpart, Gen Wei Fenghe, in Moscow on Friday. In the first such…

China’s PLA in race to reach the green line in Ladakh

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), under commander-in-chief Xi Jinping, defines its Tibet border with Ladakh by a green line that runs over finger 4 relief feature on the north bank of Pangong Tso and nearly claims all the Chushul Valley on the south banks of the salt-water body. This line was defined by the…

Sushant’s family lawyer suspects bigger forces at play after Showik’s arrest

Sushant’s family lawyer suspects bigger forces at play after Showik’s arrest

Home / India News / Sushant’s family lawyer suspects bigger forces at play after Showik’s arrest The lawyer of Sushant Singh Rajput’s family alleged on Saturday that Mumbai Police were hiding “something very big” after the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested Rhea Chakraborty’s brother Showik Chakraborty and the late actor’s housekeeping manager, Samuel Miranda.“Arrests by…

Teacher’s Day 2020: Inspirational Quotes by Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan on Education

Teacher’s Day 2020: Inspirational Quotes by Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan on Education

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 5, 2020 1:12:06 pm Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Quotes: Celebrate the spirit of Teacher’s Day with these inspiring quotes. (Source: Pixabay/Wikimedia Commons; designed by Gargi Singh)Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Quotes: One of the most distinguished scholars of the 20th century, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan’s birth anniversary is celebrated as Teacher’s Day on…

65 bypolls in 14 states to be clubbed with Bihar elections

65 bypolls in 14 states to be clubbed with Bihar elections

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission on Friday decided that it will club bypolls in Valmiki Nagar parliamentary constituency in Bihar and 64 assembly seats across 14 states with the Bihar assembly polls expected to be held in October-November. The commission said a key reason for clubbing the Bihar polls with the 65 bypolls — necessitated…

India firmly committed to preserving its territorial integrity, says FS Harsh Shringla amid border tension with China

India firmly committed to preserving its territorial integrity, says FS Harsh Shringla amid border tension with China

NEW DELHI: Amid the India-China border tension, foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Friday asserted that India remains firmly committed to preserving its territorial integrity and sovereignty, and will not yield on that ground. Shringla also said it was important that even during these difficult moments of this “crisis” India has been communicating and engaging…

Sushant Singh Rajput’s sister Shweta says ‘great start’ as NCB raids Rhea Chakraborty’s home

Home / Bollywood / Sushant Singh Rajput’s sister Shweta says ‘great start’ as NCB raids Rhea Chakraborty’s home Sushant Singh Rajput’s sister, Shweta Singh Kirti, shared a jubilant tweet after the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) conducted a raid at Rhea Chakraborty’s house on Friday morning. “Good going NCB… Thank You God. #GreatStartNCB,” she wrote on…

Anna University final year exams likely to be held in September third week

Anna University final year exams likely to be held in September third week

The Supreme Court had, recently, given the go-ahead for universities to conduct examinations for final year students by September 30.Image for representationnews Education Friday, September 04, 2020 – 11:12Tamil Nadu’s Anna University, on Wednesday, directed its affiliated colleges to begin preparations to conduct the final year in-person examinations for students, as per reports. The university…

Narendra Modi pitches India as best place for global investors

Narendra Modi pitches India as best place for global investors

The Prime Minister addresses the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum through video conference. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum on September 3, 2020. Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi   The Prime Minister addresses the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum through video conference. Without naming China, Narendra Modi said the pandemic has showed that trust was important…

Telangana, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh coronavirus LIVE updates: Andhra’s tally crosses 4.5 lakh with over 10,000 cases for 8th day in a row

Telangana, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh coronavirus LIVE updates: Andhra’s tally crosses 4.5 lakh with over 10,000 cases for 8th day in a row

A health worker collects a nasal swab sample for COVID-19 test at a mobile testing centre in Hyderabad (AP)Telangana, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh Coronavirus Live Updates: The ominous rise in coronavirus cases in Andhra Pradesh continued as the state on Wednesday added 10,000 plus fresh infections for the eighth straight day, taking the count past the…

China’s latest incursion bid was deliberate move to provoke India: US intelligence

WASHINGTON: China’s transgression attempt near the southern bank of Pangong lake, which was thwarted by the Indian Army, was a deliberate move to provoke India, according to American intelligence assessment. Beijing is infuriated with its local commander withdrawing forces when a physical conflict appeared imminent, added the assessment report. Washington said Indian troops have prevented…

PM Modi leads nation in bidding Pranab Mukherjee adieu

PM Modi leads nation in bidding Pranab Mukherjee adieu

NEW DELHI: Former President Pranab Mukherjee was cremated with full state honours at the Lodhi Road electric crematorium on Tuesday afternoon. While his son performed the last rites, his family and relatives paid their respects clad in PPE suits, conforming to Covid-19 safeguards. An Army contingent gave a guard of honour and a gun salute…

Kafeel Khan released from Mathura jail

Kafeel Khan released from Mathura jail

PTI Lucknow/Mathura , September 02, 2020 01:23 IST Updated: September 02, 2020 01:23 IST PTI Lucknow/Mathura , September 02, 2020 01:23 IST Updated: September 02, 2020 01:23 IST The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday quashed Dr. Khan’s detention under the National Security Act and ordered his immediate release. The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday quashed…

Inevitable collapse: on steepest contraction of GDP

Inevitable collapse: on steepest contraction of GDP

September 02, 2020 00:02 IST Updated: September 01, 2020 23:28 IST September 02, 2020 00:02 IST Updated: September 01, 2020 23:28 IST With COVID-19 hitting private consumption, demand recovery will hinge on govt. spending With COVID-19 hitting private consumption, demand recovery will hinge on govt. spending The inevitable has happened. India’s GDP suffered its steepest…

‘Dear Ravi Shankar ji…”: Congress reacts to govt’s letter to Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg

‘Dear Ravi Shankar ji…”: Congress reacts to govt’s letter to Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg

Home / India News / ‘Dear Ravi Shankar ji…”: Congress reacts to govt’s letter to Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Reacting to Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad’s letter to Mark Zuckerberg, Congress on Tuesday questioned the government for not seeking a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into alleged collusion between Facebook India and BJP. Congress was responding to Prasad…

Coronavirus vaccine update: From Covaxin’s safe results to Oxford phase III trials, all fresh updates you need to know today

Coronavirus vaccine update: From Covaxin’s safe results to Oxford phase III trials, all fresh updates you need to know today

TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Last updated on – Sep 1, 2020, 17:56 ISTclose01/9From Covaxin’s safe results to Oxford phase III trials, all fresh updates you need to knowThere are now over 25.3 million COVID-19 infection cases in the world, with over 170 vaccine groups working on developing an effective vaccine. Only a handful among these, frontrunner candidates…

Rajiv Kumar takes over as election commissioner

Rajiv Kumar takes over as election commissioner

NEW DELHI: Former bureaucrat Rajiv Kumar on Tuesday assumed charge as the new election commissioner.He takes the place vacated by Ashok Lavasa who joins the Asian Development Bank as vice president.Kumar, a retired 1984-batch IAS officer of the Jharkhand cadre, will have a five-year tenure and retire in 2025.He will preside over the next Lok…

Exclusive! Shekhar Suman on Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case: If Rhea Chakraborty is innocent then let t

Exclusive! Shekhar Suman on Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case: If Rhea Chakraborty is innocent then let t

Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case is being probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation, upon directives from the Supreme Court. According to the latest updates, Rhea Chakraborty’s parents – Indrajit and Sandhya Chakraborty have been summoned by the investigating agency for questioning. Shekhar Suman, who has strongly been in support of a CBI probe, praised…

JEE, NEET 2020 LIVE Updates: Important developments

JEE, NEET 2020 LIVE Updates: Important developments

JEE Main, NEET 2020 live updates: The Joint Entrance Examinations (JEE) Main exam began on Tuesday across India, with precautions amid pandemic, despite protests by Opposition parties and some students.According to reports, before entering the exam halls, the temperature of students was checked and sanitisers were also given to them in Delhi.The JEE Main will…

Obituary | The end of a long walk

Obituary | The end of a long walk

The prime ministership eluded Pranab Mukherjee though it had come tantalisingly close more than once. He had held three of the four big portfolios — Defence, Finance and External Affairs. He had walked far. “I like long walks,” Pranab Mukherjee said in 2012 as Union Finance Minister, noting that the Rashtrapati Bhavan had huge lawns.…

Rhea Chakraborty left Sushant Singh Rajput’s house as his sister changed his medicines without consulting…

Rhea Chakraborty left Sushant Singh Rajput’s house as his sister changed his medicines without consulting…

Home / Bollywood / Rhea Chakraborty left Sushant Singh Rajput’s house as his sister changed his medicines without consulting doctor: lawyer Rhea Chkaraborty’s lawyer has said that the actor left Sushant Singh Rajput’s house after his sister changed his medicines without a proper doctor’s consultation. Rhea left Sushant’s home on June 8. bollywood Updated: Aug…

Union Education Minister Nishank Asks Goa CM to Provide Security for NEET, JEE Exams

Union Education Minister Nishank Asks Goa CM to Provide Security for NEET, JEE Exams

File photo of Union Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’. Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has requested Goa Chief Minister PramodSawant to make elaborate security arrangements for conductingthe medical and engineering entrance exams NEET and JEE in thecoastal state. The state has set up 17 centres where 6,939 studentswould be appearing for these exams,…

Covid-19 has taught us a certain lesson: Harsh Vardhan

Covid-19 has taught us a certain lesson: Harsh Vardhan

BENGALURU: Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Sunday expressed hope that we should have “very significant control” over Covid-19 by Diwali. “…hopefully that in the next couple of months, maybe by Diwali time, we should have a very significant control over the coronavirus,” Vardhan said. Addressing the Nation First webinar series organised by Ananthkumar…

Centre to weed out inefficient and corrupt employees, asks departments to review service records of staff

Centre to weed out inefficient and corrupt employees, asks departments to review service records of staff

NEW DELHI: The Centre has asked all its departments to review service records of employees who have completed 30 years in job to identify inefficient or corrupt staff and retire them prematurely in public interest, according to a personnel ministry order. The employees’ performance review is conducted under the Fundamental Rule (FR) 56 (J) and…

J&K police deputy SP was tasked by Pakistan to establish ‘contact’ in MEA: NIA chargesheet

J&K police deputy SP was tasked by Pakistan to establish ‘contact’ in MEA: NIA chargesheet

NEW DELHI: Suspended Deputy Superintendent of Jammu and Kashmir Police Devender Singh, who has been chargesheeted by the NIA for providing support to banned terror group Hizbul Mujahideen, was tasked by his Pakistani handler with establishing a “contact” in the ministry of external affairs for carrying out espionage activities. According to the chargesheet of the…